Kid-Friendly Winter Activities

Bundle up the kids

During the winter, it’s hard to find entertaining activities that will motivate the whole family to get out of the house. Although it’s not always easy coming up with new ideas, believe it or not, there are many options around Toronto that both adults and kids can enjoy together.

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
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The Royal Ontario Museum has a ton of different events for kids of all ages. The ROM goes wild for the holiday season from December 26th to January 4th, where kids get the opportunity to interact and learn about wild animals and plants, do activities, crafts and more. This event is included with museum admission. Be sure to check out other attractions such as My Museum, Wild About Art, and more.

SNOW TUBING
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Take the scenic drive up to Snow Valley in Barrie and toss your kids in a giant tube down a hill! If you’re little tyke is under 42″, he can play in the Tube Park Kidz Zone.

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE
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There’s always a lot to explore at the Science Centre, but from December until the end of March, this fascinating place is hosting several exhibits and IMAX film presentations. Open seven days a week, it’s a great way to spend a fun day with the family and maybe even learn some new things yourself.

GO SKATING
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If Nathan Phillips Square or Harbourfront are too crowded to take the little ones, there are tons of great rinks around the city. Check out our list for some of the coolest rinks around town.


FALLSVIEW WATER PARK
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For those willing to make more of a trip for the kids, you can’t go wrong with an indoor waterpark. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is 3 acres of fun located in Niagara Falls. They also offer a holiday magic package – sounds magical!

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE
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This place is a fun family experience where inside you can find rides, 4D cinema, and over 3 millions bricks to create with. Open daily, a usual visit takes up to 3 hours, but families are more than welcome to stay as long as they like. Located in Vaughan Mills, you may be able to distract the kiddies long enough to buy yourself a little treat!

WINTERFEST ON TORONTO’S WATERFRONT
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A free and action-packed day awaits at the Toronto Waterfront. Winterfest takes place on December 20th and 21st. Some items on the schedule include a Frozen ice princess show, a stunt dog show, and craft making.