50 Fun Things to do with Kids this Spring

Thanks to our list of things to do this Spring, families will find the perfect seasonal outing for their crew. And on rainy days, there's lots of indoor fun to be had. 

50 reasons to get excited about Spring...

1. Go see the Cherry Blossoms
Every year the Sakura trees blossom for a brief period in early Spring with the length of the blooms lasting from 1-2 weeks. It's a spectacular sight and High Park is one of the best places to see them. Want to avoid the crowds? There are other places to see them in and around the city. More

2. Visit the Zoo Babies 
Cute alert! Spring is in the air, which means cuddly animal newborns are cropping up at the zoo. Take a day to meet all the latest adorable additions and who’s new at the Toronto Zoo! More

3. Blow Bubbles
Spring time is perfect to get the kids outside blowing bubbles. Here's a recipe to make your own. You can even make coloured ones too! More

4. Celebrate Earth Month
In April we celebrate Mama Earth. Find crafts, programs and events that will help kids become a little more eco-conscious while having fun! More

5. Go to Black Creek Pioneer Village
While many museums and historical sites describe the past; Black Creek Pioneer Village brings it to life. Black Creek opens in on April 27. More

6. Make Edible Bugs
Kids love creepy crawlies! If your children do, then try some of these food and snack ideas. If you want helping hands in the kitchen, kids will squeal with delight when they make these cute bugs. It's the perfect way to welcome Spring! More

7. Take your E-Waste to the Toronto Zoo 
Electronics are valuable and potentially hazardous materials that need to be recycled properly. Bring your e-waste to the Toronto Zoo on April 27 and 28. More

8. Rainy Day Fun
We have 100 fun activities you can do at home with the family on those long, dreary rainy days that come with April! More

10. See Mini Pop Kids Live in Toronto
Canada’s #1 music brand for kids is coming to town! Packed with positive energy, The Mini Pop Kids are about empowering fans to be confident and to shoot for their dreams. This isn't just a show, it's an experience for the whole family! April 27 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. More

11. Play Sports
Dust off the sports gear. Kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, shoot hoops, or whatever Sports Activity that you and your family like to do. 

12. Sleep Outside
It's one of the great thrills of childhood. Pitch a tent together in the backyard, get out the sleeping bags and flashlights, and have a ball. Get ideas for backyard campouts. More

13. Celebrate Mother's Day
Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12. View our Mother's Day page with recipes, gift ideas, and fun things to do with mom. More

14. Go on a Spring Hike
Visit the Ontario Trails website for a list of the best hiking trails. More

15. Go to Treewalk Village
Climb from tree house to tree house through 8-foot tall hammock nets and wood bridges! Descend to the ground on slides, crawl through a network of tunnels, and play on the treewee obstacle course. More

16. Grow an Herb Garden
Have the kids pick out some seeds such as mint, basil, chives, thyme, basil, and parsley. Decorate craft sticks with the herbs' names. Plant in small terra cotta pots or in a section of your garden. Find out more on how to grow an herb garden... More

19. Go to the Largest Egg Hunt at Centre Island
Join Beasley Bear and his special guest, the Easter Bunny, for a fun filled day on Centre Island during Easter Weekend. This egg-citing pre-season event features some of your family's favourite rides. Get your face fancifully painted, feed some farm animals and more! Use code EASTER2019 to book your $20 tickets which also includes your ferry ride. More

20. Make an Upcycled Project with your Kids
The best crafts to make are upcycled kids crafts! They are practically free and they help the planet. Transform items you already have in your house to make these 10 creative projects that kids will love. More

21. Make Tie-Dye T-Shirts
Celebrate the colours of the season with this timeless craft. Kids will love making a cool new t-shirt of their own design. Visit the Parents.com website for 'How to tie-dye Shirts10 Ways.' More

22. Celebrate Easter!
Celebrate Easter with special crafts, recipes, activities, and special events. And, get your kids out there to take advantage of this annual phenomenon by attending one of the many Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the GTA – or host your own! More

23. Go to a Baseball Game
The beginning of Major League Baseball season is one of the annual markers that warm weather is just around the corner. Take your kids out to the ballpark for all the pomp and circumstance—and popcorn and hotdogs. Junior Jays games offer a host of fun activites just for the kids. More

24. Go to Centreville Amusement Park
With over 30 rides and attractions this theme park on Centre Island offers up a full day of family fun. The park opens on Saturday, May 4! More

25. Make your own Sidewalk Chalk
Then spend the afternoon creating a masterpiece or play hopscotch. More

26. Go to Rouge Park for a Guided Walk
These walks have something for everyone whether you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people! Admission is free and various dates are offered each month. More

27. Make Spring Treats
Celebrate the coming of Spring with these fun and creative treats. These healthy Spring snack recipes feature adorable critters, yummy yogurt pops, colourful vegan cupcakes, sunny strawberry cookies, and more. Create the perfect thing to munch on for your kids! More

28. Go on a Scavenger Hunt at Evergreen Brick Works
Explore Evergreen Brick Works and discover new things about the site and its history. 3 different hunts are offered, one for families with children aged 3-6, one for children aged 7-10, and a Photo Scavenger Hunt for teens and adults. More

29. Go to Brooks Farms
Located in Mount Albert, Ontario, Brooks Farms has been growing fun for over 125 years. This heritage farm and agri-tourism operation is open seasonally. And if you're looking for 10 acres of outdoor fun, the Barnyard Playland is just that! With so much to do, kids of all ages are guaranteed to have a blast! More

30. Go to the Kids’ World of Energy Festival at Evergreen Brick Works
It's a day of activities, games, and conversations focused on energy and sustainability. Build wind turbines, race solar cars, make pinwheels and solar bracelets, and more. April 27. Free. More

31. Go to Doors Open Toronto 
See over 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural, and social significance to the city of Toronto open their doors to the public for free. This year’s anniversary theme is “20 Something,” celebrating the first 20 years of Doors Open Toronto while looking forward to the next 20 years. May 25 and 26. Free admission. More

32. Eat Outside
Find the best picnic spots for families in and around the city. More

33. Go to the Festival of Trees
Do you have young readers who love to read? Do your readers want to meet their favourite Canadian authors and illustrators? Have they ever been to a “rock concert” for reading? This is their chance to be part of the largest literary event for young readers in Canada, the Festival of Trees! May 14 to 16. More

34. Make a Spring Craft
Celebrate Spring with some fun cute crafts that will make any kids’ creativity bloom! Try making bugs, farm animals, flowers, and all things that represent the season. More

35. Go to the Uptown International Children’s Festival at Toronto Centre for the Arts
An action-packed and fun-filled weekend where children of all ages and their families can experience live theatrical performances, participate in sing-alongs, explore worlds of wonder, and create new and lasting memories. May 16 to 19. More

36. Go to the Four Winds Kite Festival
Don't miss one of the largest Kite Festivals at Kortright - The Four Winds Kite Festival where you can see professional kite flying demonstrations. The festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019 so expect some special activities. Take advantage of early bird pricing. More

37. Go for a Family Nature Hunt
Give everyone a paper bag, along with a list of objects to collect (a bird's feather, a twig, a leaf, a smooth rock, a pine cone, a wildflower, and so on). More

38. Go to Junior at Harbourfront
Harbourfront Centre’s international children’s festival heads into its second year, bringing leading contemporary artists together to animate young minds. May 18 to 24. Free and tickets events. More

39. Go to a Spring Picnic in Support of Feed it Forward
You're invited to the sandwich-studded Spring Picnic featuring many of the city's top sandwiches, as ranked by the food team at Toronto Life. Expect an afternoon of family fun with musical performances, face painting, balloon art, lawn games and a mall-wide scavenger hunt. May 5. More

40. Celebrate May Day
May Day is a celebration of the end of Winter and the coming of Spring. A carnival-like spirit fills the air on this special day and kids and adults alike take part in outdoor festivities around the world. More

41. Go to the Battle Of York Weekend
Honour the 206th anniversary of the Battle of York fought on April 27, 1813. The Fort comes alive with musket firing demonstrations, Georgian cooking in the Officers' Quarters kitchen, site tours and period animation. Kids can try "falling-in" for 1812-era soldiering drill! April 27. More

42. Help Save the Gorillas At Toronto Zoo
Visitors attending the Gorilla Awareness Weekend will enjoy volunteer led activities, a silent auction, Keeper Talk at 2:30pm, prizes and more! Learn about these amazing and endangered creatures! 100% of the proceeds from a special silent auction and gorilla themed merchandise sales will be donated to "Ape Action Africa". April 27 and 28. More

43. Go to Canada's Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland is home to more than 200 attractions, including 16 roller coasters,  two children’s area and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. Check out he new Yukon Striker -- the fastest, tallest and longest dive roller coaster in the world. The park opens May 5. More

44. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5 with your kids at home this year. We've compiled 15 amazing crafts, activities, recipes, and party ideas that will put the fiesta in your fun! Olé! More

45. Go to the Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market
The annual outdoor street festival features a sidewalk sale with over 100 vendors, live entertainment and free family-friendly activities. Free admission. May 11. More

47. Go to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival
TCAF returns for its biggest and best celebration of comics, graphic novels, bande desinee, and manga ever! Free admission. May 11. More.

48. Go to Toronto Slime Palooza
It's squishy, stretchy, ooey gooey bliss! Go to this slime convention being led by two eleven year-old, entrepreneurial slime sellers. May 19. More

49. Make Out of this World Star Wars Treats
May the Fourth Be With You! What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4 than with these 10 awesome Star Wars treats the whole galaxy will love! More

50. Go to Woofstock, A Festival for Dogs
A quirky and fun, non-stop two day party taking place at Woodbine Park in Toronto Beaches, the City’s most dog “Paws-itive” neighbourhood! May 25 and 26. Free admission. More

Happy Spring!

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