A Kids Guide to the CNE: 15 Things to Do in 2017

Reptilia at the CNE

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) descends on Toronto once again from August 18 to September 4. Ride the midway. Watch agricultural shows. Meet the farm animals. Canada's largest fair will also offer plenty of pint-size rides, and kid-friendly shows and entertainment for the under-10 crowd. Here's what's on this year...

1Splash'N Boots
Hailed as the "U2 of children's entertainment" and played daily on Treehouse TV, this is a hilarious musical show that will be enjoyed by the entire family. Get ready to sing and dance in this dynamic, high energy show. August 21-September 4 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

2MAJINX's Tribute to the Magic of Canada!Come and watch the wonders of MAJINX as they dazzle your senses with impossible feats of illusion with their new show MAJINX's Tribute to the Magic of Canada! August 18 - September 4 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

Barney takes Kids' World Stage at the CNE to delight children with well-known songs from Barney & Friends television show including: Fun, Fun, Fun; Happy And You Know It; If All The Raindrops and I Love You.  August 18 - September 4 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

4Bob the Builder
Children can join the Can-Do Crew when Bob the Builder performs his interactive Sing-Along Performance. The hard-hat wearing, hard-working builder will be singing, dancing and looking for aspiring builders. August 24-August 29 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

5DuffleBag Theatre: Robin Hood
With all the humour and fun you come to expect, DuffleBag hits the mark with this on-target tale of derring-do!. August 18-August 20 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

6Mike the Knight
Mike the Knight transports viewers to a bygone age filled with castles, quests and dragons. With his rallying cry, "Be a knight, do it right!" the heroic Mike conjured up the excitement and enchantment of medieval times into the life of a modern preschooler. August 18-August 23 and August 30-September 4 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

7Character Meet & Greets
Stop by Kids' World to meet some lovable characters! Meet Shimmer & Shine August 18 to 20, Paw Patrol Chase August 21 to 23, Angelina Ballerina & Mike the Knight August 24 to 26, Masha & the Bear August 27 to 29, Paw Patrol Marshall, August 30 to September 1, and Dora the Explorer & Boots September 2 to 4 at Kids' World Stage, Kids' World.

8Art Studio
Roll up your sleeves and explore the world of the artist working in a medley of different media! Creative projects include: Rainsticks, Zen Tangle, Fibre Arts, and Sculptures. August 18 - September 4 at KidStreet, Kids' World.   

9Kids' Corner
This new interactive attraction for children allows kids to stand in the shoes of various professionals in order to get a hands-on sense of what is involved in different jobs. Some of these jobs include; working in an airport,a grocery store, a gas station and a vetrinary clinic! August 18 - September 4 at KidStreet, Kids' World.

10Pizza Nova Pizza Making
Flip dough in the air with flair! Get pizza making tips from the pros at Pizza Nova. Best of all: when you are done, you get a FREE slice of pizza! August 18 - September 4 at KidStreet, Kids' World.

11Toddler Town Play Centre
Toddler Town is a fun place for little ones to explore at their own pace! August 18 - September 4 at KidStreet, Kids' World.

Reptilia's events cruiser returns to the CNE with 26 exhibits. Take a look and you might just see pythons, young alligators, tortoises, iguanas, boas and even a rattle snake. August 18 - September 4 at Kids' World Park.

13The Farm
See 140 farm yard animals ranging from piglets to cows, sheep, goats & more! Guests can be a farmer for a day, picking apples off a tree, digging for potatoes, milking a cow and collecting eggs from the chickens. 

The President's Choice SuperDogs invite you to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at the CNE with their all-Canadian production, CanaDogs! Meet the performers after the show! Various dates from August 18 to September 4.

15Kiddie Rides
The Kiddie Midway offers many different rides designed just for smaller riders. The Kiddie Midway is situated just east of Kids' World at the west end of the CNE grounds.

Shows, entertainment and activities are Free with CNE admission. For more information, visit www.theex.com/main/entertainment/for-kids. All programming is subject to change.

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