April 2015

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Birthday & Party Ideas

Fun Art Party Ideas for Kids

Fun Art Party Ideas for Kids

Throw a party that's as creative as it is fun at these art party places.

Crafts

Make Your Own Rock Candy

Make Your Own Rock Candy

Have fun making rock candy. It's a delicious treat which doubles as a really cool science experiment!

Family Activities

Rainy Day Activity Guide

Rainy Day Activity Guide

We've rounded up the best options for rainy day shenanigans.

Family Kitchen

Make Your Own Rock Candy

Make Your Own Rock Candy

Have fun making rock candy. It's a delicious treat which doubles as a really cool science experiment!
DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Make your own homemade popcorn in the microwave without the bad-for-you ingredients.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day Events 2015

Mother's Day Events 2015

Round up the troops and enjoy Mother's Day at one of these awesome events.

Spring

5 Fun Petting Zoos and Farms

5 Fun Petting Zoos and Farms

It's Spring so grab your kiddos (and a camera) and head out to visit the baby animals! Get ready to encounter some animal fun of the cute kind! 5 great sites where kids can connect with animals.
Rainy Day Activity Guide

Rainy Day Activity Guide

We've rounded up the best options for rainy day shenanigans.
Toronto & GTA Farmers' Markets

Toronto & GTA Farmers' Markets

Make the most of the Spring harvest by hitting up some of the city's very best green markets, many of which open for the season beginning in May. Bring the kids along and peruse the plentiful fruits and veggies.
50 Things to Do When it Rains

50 Things to Do When it Rains

Our readers share their best ideas for indoor rainy day activities.
Celebrate Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month

Happy Earth Month! The city comes alive with many events to celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day. Kids learn about how they can help protect the environment and how your family can become more green.

At The Movies

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Monkey Kingdom

Monkey Kingdom

A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia.

Cool Eateries

Nutella Sweets at Tim Hortons

Nutella Sweets at Tim Hortons

Breakfast just got a whole lot better at Tim Hortons! Nutella loving kids (and grownups) will be pleased to hear that Tim Hortons has just launched some sweet treats, but only for a limited time.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Mother's Day Events 2015

Mother's Day Events 2015

Round up the troops and enjoy Mother's Day at one of these awesome events.
Toronto International Circus Festival

Toronto International Circus Festival

HarbourKIDS presents the fascinating, freaky circus spectacle of Toronto's International Circus Festival, May 16-18. A fascinating spectacle of the circus for those curious enough to venture through.
Bedtime! at YPT

Bedtime! at YPT

This fantastic new production explores the phases of childhood as seen in the bedroom – a place of dreams and solitude, but also a place for exhilarating exploration and exuberant play.
Prologue Children’s Festival

Prologue Children’s Festival

A smorgasbord of free, family fun will be served up May 25, when the Prologue Children’s Festival for the Arts presents a jaw-dropping variety of award-winning Canadian talent at the Young People’s Theatre!
Celebrate Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month

Happy Earth Month! The city comes alive with many events to celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day. Kids learn about how they can help protect the environment and how your family can become more green.
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Spend a day as a MythBuster at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to uncover the truth. And while you’re at it, watch live demonstrations and check out real props and gadgets from the show.
Arts For Life Children’s Festival

Arts For Life Children’s Festival

The Living Arts Centre presents the Arts For Life Children’s Festival – a fun-filled weekend of entertainment, activities, and opportunities for kids to express their creativity.

Free & Cheap

Toronto International Circus Festival

Toronto International Circus Festival

HarbourKIDS presents the fascinating, freaky circus spectacle of Toronto's International Circus Festival, May 16-18. A fascinating spectacle of the circus for those curious enough to venture through.
Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open announces its lineup of buildings and enhanced programming. In honour of this Summer's TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, this year's theme is Sports, Recreation, and Leisure.
5 Fun Petting Zoos and Farms

5 Fun Petting Zoos and Farms

It's Spring so grab your kiddos (and a camera) and head out to visit the baby animals! Get ready to encounter some animal fun of the cute kind! 5 great sites where kids can connect with animals.
Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms

Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms

There isn't a more delightful way to enjoy the onset of Spring than seeing the beautiful cherry blossoms flowering. Every Spring, thousands head over to High Park, to witness the beautiful cherry blossoms.
Cineplex Family Favourites April 2015

Cineplex Family Favourites April 2015

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Here's the line up for April 2015.
April on the Cheap! 2015

April on the Cheap! 2015

In April, the calendar is stocked with all kinds of chances to spot the Easter bunny and hunt for eggs. Families can also give back to the Earth by participating in Earth Day events. Hit up the city's free and cheap events!

Fun Places To Go

Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open Toronto 2015

Doors Open announces its lineup of buildings and enhanced programming. In honour of this Summer's TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, this year's theme is Sports, Recreation, and Leisure.
Centreville Amusement Park Opens

Centreville Amusement Park Opens

Toronto’s favourite family amusement park is opening for yet another great season of fun! There is no shortage of fun taking place at Centreville this coming season. The park opens May 2.
5 Fun Petting Zoos and Farms

5 Fun Petting Zoos and Farms

It's Spring so grab your kiddos (and a camera) and head out to visit the baby animals! Get ready to encounter some animal fun of the cute kind! 5 great sites where kids can connect with animals.
Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms

Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms

There isn't a more delightful way to enjoy the onset of Spring than seeing the beautiful cherry blossoms flowering. Every Spring, thousands head over to High Park, to witness the beautiful cherry blossoms.
Toronto & GTA Farmers' Markets

Toronto & GTA Farmers' Markets

Make the most of the Spring harvest by hitting up some of the city's very best green markets, many of which open for the season beginning in May. Bring the kids along and peruse the plentiful fruits and veggies.

Entertainment News

ONE 2 ONE Special With Shawn Mendes

ONE 2 ONE Special With Shawn Mendes

On Tuesday, April 14, Corus Entertainment presents an exclusive One 2 One special on YTV with multi-platinum teen singer-songwriter, Shawn Mendes.
Disney Fantasia – Live in Concert

Disney Fantasia – Live in Concert

Experience the original Fantasia (1940) and Disney Fantasia 2000 like never before, as the TSO performs a selection of magnificent repertoire from both films while the scenes play on the big screen!
Odysseo – The Best Show Ever!

Odysseo – The Best Show Ever!

After its huge success in 2012, Odysseo is back under the White Big Top at Toronto’s Port Lands, until May 10. Odysseo celebrates the beauty and harmony of man and horse’s age-old relationship.
Cineplex Family Favourites April 2015

Cineplex Family Favourites April 2015

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. Here's the line up for April 2015.

Travel

Hunger Games Inspired Theme Park

Hunger Games Inspired Theme Park

Film producer Lionsgate has teamed up with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring the franchise to life.

Life With Kids

Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace

Fewer Power Struggles, More Peace

Most parents experience their child’s first attempt at autonomy around the age of two, hence "the terrible two’s." It doesn’t have to be this way! Here are some tips to help you maneuver through the power struggle.
The Importance of Summer Camp

The Importance of Summer Camp

Sending your children to camp is very important, and it's one of the best parenting decisions you will ever make.
Managing Your Child's Time Online

Managing Your Child's Time Online

Think your child spends too much time online? Join the club. Whether it’s via a PC, laptop, tablet, or smart phone, more and more kids are devoting more and more of their leisure time to surfing the net.

Products & Services

Lola's Cloud Organic Cotton Candy

Lola's Cloud Organic Cotton Candy

Created with only premium all-natural ingredients and offered in an array of tempting gourmet flavours, Lola's Cloud Organic Cotton Candy is one of the most amazing treats the city has ever known.
Cosmic UFO by Cloud b

Cosmic UFO by Cloud b

Cosmic UFO by Cloud b brings an out-of-this-world experience that helps kids smoothly transition from play time to sleep time. It combines both sight and sound features.
ChemCrafter

ChemCrafter

Do you have a budding scientist? With ChemCrafter, kids can experiment in a safe and mess-free environment. This free iPad App lets you build your own lab to run fun and creative experiments.

Spotlight On...

Acting Camps for Future Stars

Acting Camps for Future Stars

Learn all the tricks of the trade at one of these standing-ovation-worthy acting camps for toddlers to teens.
Mad Science Summer Camps 2015

Mad Science Summer Camps 2015

Kids participate in scientific explorations that are so much fun they forget they are learning!
GTA Photography Camps

GTA Photography Camps

A "hands on" and creative approach to the world of digital photography. Campers easily learn the tricks of the trade.
Fun Art Party Ideas for Kids

Fun Art Party Ideas for Kids

Throw a party that's as creative as it is fun at these art party places.

Books

Cake My Day!

Cake My Day!

The New York Times bestselling authors of Hello, Cupcake! have done it again with Cake My Day!: Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful, and Funny Cakes.

Nutrition

DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Make your own homemade popcorn in the microwave without the bad-for-you ingredients.

Contests

Bedtime! at YPT Contest

Bedtime! at YPT Contest

Enter to win 1 of 2 family 4-packs to see Bedtime! at Young People's Theatre. Montreal’s dynamic dance company Bouge de là returns to Young People’s Theatre with their high-octane dance-theatre piece Bedtime! Presented on the Mainstage from May 6 to 14, this fantastic new production explores the phases of childhood as seen in the bedroom. See winners.
Centreville May 2015 Contest

Centreville May 2015 Contest

Centreville Amusement Park opens on May 2 and we're giving away 3 family packs to visit the amusement park and ride all day! Centreville is a 14-acre, turn-of-the-century Ontario village theme park located just minutes from the downtown core on Toronto’s Centre Island and it's the ultimate destination for families with young children. Contest closed. See winners.
TSO's Pan Am Beats, Heroic Feats Contest

TSO's Pan Am Beats, Heroic Feats Contest

Enter to win a Family Pack of 4 tickets to see TSO's Pan Am Beats, Heroic Feats. Prize pack value is $125. Winner can choise the 2:00 pm or 4:00 pm performance. As Toronto prepares to host the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, our Canadian athletes are in peak physical shape, and the musicians in the orchestra have also been in training. Contest closed. See winner.
Cosmic UFO by Cloud b Contest

Cosmic UFO by Cloud b Contest

Enter to win a Cosmic UFO from Cloud b! Cosmic UFOTM brings an out-of-this-world experience that helps kids smoothly transition from play time to sleep time. Combines both sight and sound features with moving projections of the colourful Northern Lights and fun UFO noises to transform any child's room into a personalized planetarium! Contest closed. See winner.
Fallsview Waterpark Spring Getaway Contest

Fallsview Waterpark Spring Getaway Contest

Enter to win 1 of 2 Spring Getaways to North America’s largest indoor waterpark and resort! Your getaway includes an overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls, along with 4 family passes to enjoy the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Enjoy 3 acres of indoor family fun! Contest closed. See winner.
Birthday Party at H2T Contest

Birthday Party at H2T Contest

Enter to win an exclusive birthday party at H2T. A birthday party at H2T is unlike any other! Your child can select from a few different themed party options such as Warrior, Survivor, Namaste Party... just to name a few. Explore a unique party experience! Stay fit and stay healthy! Contest closed. See winner.
Sleep Sheep Essentials Gift Set Contest

Sleep Sheep Essentials Gift Set Contest

Enter to win a Sleep Sheep Essentials Gift Set from Cloud b! Underneath their fluffy white wool, these three sweet sheep have some sleepy-time tricks for soothing little ones into slumber. Plus, they’re perfect play-time pals, too! Contest closed. See winner.
Skinfix Contest

Skinfix Contest

Enter to win 1 of 3 Skinfix prize packs. Skinfix is a Canadian company that makes healing balms and daily care products that treat skin’s most vexing conditions. Trusted for generations, these award winning products ensure head to toe healthy and happy skin. Contest closed. See winners.
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