When the summer months roll around and the kiddo’s are either out of school or need to be kept busy, I have the perfect list of things for you to do in and around the city. Look forward to both a mix of fun in the sun, and interactive hands on activities, because all parents know we need creative ways to entertain and tire out our children!
1. The Clay Room
The Clay Room is a super simple and fun way to spend the day with your kids. You get to buy an inexpensive piece of ceramic ware and decorate it using various paints and materials. It is a great way to get the creative juices in your child flowing, creating a keep sake that will last a life time!
2. Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM is a must! Stop off at the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs at the ROM for a fun day of exploration and extinction. Adults and kids alike are able to explore the Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods. All I remember is my son Michael saying, “Mom, this is SO COOL!” I am not sure who was more amused, but you will get to see everything from abnormally large dinosaur fossils, to insects, marine life and fossilized plants.
3. Canada’s Wonderland
Whether you stop off at Planet Snoopy & Kidzville or cool off at Splash Works in the kids zone, Canada’s Wonderland is the place to be this summer. Not only is it fun for your children, but it is fun for adults alike! My favourite part about it is the funnel cake I get to indulge in before it is time to go home!
4. Toronto Zoo Splash Island
If you can’t bear the heat, the Toronto Zoo Splash Island is the place to be! Stop off at the zoo first and take a peak at all the amazing animals and wild life. Then after you’ve had enough of the heat, cool off with water slides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls and tipping buckets at Splash Island. It is a super fun place to cool off with your kids!
5. Peach Picking
The month of August is National Peach Month! If you don’t mind taking a nice scenic drive, there are several family farms you can stop by for a sunny yet peachy day. You and your kids will get to fill up baskets full of juicy peaches. Peach picking can be a super interactive experience and is a great way to get involved hands on. While filling up the baskets you can make the experience fun and educational all while counting and choosing the prettiest and most juicy peaches.
What are you doing with your kids this summer? We would love to hear all about it.