August 2015

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Birthday & Party Ideas

5 Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas

5 Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Does your child celebrate a birthday in the Summer? Celebrate the big day with these five cool concepts.

Family Activities

Take the Kids to a Drive-In Theatre

Take the Kids to a Drive-In Theatre

Your kids will have a blast enjoying double features, staying up late watching movies in their jammies and more!

Family Kitchen

Fun Carnival Foods for Kids

Fun Carnival Foods for Kids

Give in to your carnival food cravings by making your own at home. Here are our top picks!

Summer

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Make sure you pack in some super summery fun to make the most of these last warm, carefree days.
12 Things to Do Before School Starts

12 Things to Do Before School Starts

Seize these summer days before they start slipping away! Here are 12 summertime experiences to have with your kids before it turns colder, because that's where it ends!
Take the Kids to a Drive-In Theatre

Take the Kids to a Drive-In Theatre

Your kids will have a blast enjoying double features, staying up late watching movies in their jammies and more!

At The Movies

Underdogs

Underdogs

A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game.
Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Shaun The Sheep Movie

A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead Shaun and the flock to the Big City and it's up them to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Cool Eateries

Best Ice Cream Shops

Best Ice Cream Shops

The best independent local spots to cool down with a sweet treat.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

A Kids Guide to the CNE 2015

A Kids Guide to the CNE 2015

There’s no better place to be a kid than at the CNE! Whether it’s singing with Dora, pretending to be a farmer, or whirling on a midway ride, this fair has enough kid-friendly activities to keep families busy!

Free & Cheap

Kidstown Water Park

Kidstown Water Park

Go splash with friends at Kidstown Water Park. It offers a variety of water features, wading pool, splash pad and more!
August on the Cheap! 2015

August on the Cheap! 2015

There's plenty of must-experience summer fun throughout the month of August, and we've got the scoop on what's Free and Cheap! This month brings many big annual favorites like Buskerfest and more!

Fun Places To Go

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Labour Day Weekend Fun

Make sure you pack in some super summery fun to make the most of these last warm, carefree days.
5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore

5 Great Hiking Trails to Explore

Need an outdoor activity that will get the kids away from the TV and enjoying the great outdoors? Go on.a hike!
Kidstown Water Park

Kidstown Water Park

Go splash with friends at Kidstown Water Park. It offers a variety of water features, wading pool, splash pad and more!
August on the Cheap! 2015

August on the Cheap! 2015

There's plenty of must-experience summer fun throughout the month of August, and we've got the scoop on what's Free and Cheap! This month brings many big annual favorites like Buskerfest and more!

Entertainment News

Cineplex Family Favourites August

Cineplex Family Favourites August

Join Cineplex on Saturday mornings for Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend! Here's the line-up for August.

Back To School

Choose the Right Backpack

Choose the Right Backpack

These simple strategies with our children can help them avoid injuries associated with backpacks.
Back to School Guide 2015

Back to School Guide 2015

Check out our Back-to-School Guide, packed with simple tips, advice and programs for kids!
Be Cool, Go Litter-less

Be Cool, Go Litter-less

These days being green is cool, so I’d like to encourage you to be cool when going back to school! Practical tips on how to have a lunch without waste.

Education

Top 5 Myths About Private Schools

Top 5 Myths About Private Schools

Myth or fact? Private schools are insular places only for the privileged. With help from education experts and industry leaders, we debunk the misconceptions about independent schools.
Keep your Kids in French Immersion

Keep your Kids in French Immersion

Should you continue with French Immersion or not – that is the question! Some parents are concerned about keeping their children in the French Immersion. Tips to make an informed decision.

News For Toronto Parents

Online Island Ferry Tickets

Online Island Ferry Tickets

A new online Ferry ticketing system is now available at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. Buying tickets in advance should save you time getting into the Ferry Terminal and on your way.

Products & Services

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster

If you're looking for the right Super Soaker to lead a platoon of your buddies into combat this summer, the Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster has got you covered.
Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys

Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys

Eating outdoors in a picnic setting is fun for kids. Let them enjoy hours of play with this impressive selection of picnic gear by Melissa & Doug Toys. There's a Bella Butterfly Picnic Set and Outdoor Chair.
Sandblox by Melissa & Doug Toys

Sandblox by Melissa & Doug Toys

Kids can dig into a whole new way of playing in the sand with the new Sandblox toy by Melissa & Doug Toys! These durable, easy-to-assemble, easy-to-clean tools encourage children to create!

Health & Safety

Choose the Right Backpack

Choose the Right Backpack

These simple strategies with our children can help them avoid injuries associated with backpacks.
Keep Eyes Safe from the Sun

Keep Eyes Safe from the Sun

If you've ever felt the pain of sunburn on your skin, the feeling of sunburnt eyes is just as uncomfortable. To avoid discomfort and protect the eyes from sun damage, follow these six tips.

Contests

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Contest

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family passes to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the newest and most anticipated attraction in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the CN Tower. The 135,000 sq. foot (12,500 sq. metre) thrilling interactive attraction is an immersive adventure showcases more than 16,000 marine animals and over 450 species. Contest closed. Winners TBA.
Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster Contest

Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Nerf Super Soaker FlashFlood Blaster! Your water battles will never be the same with the FlashFlood blaster. Dominate the competition – and get them soaking wet – with the FlashFlood blaster! Contest closed. See winner.
Let's Go to Fallsview Waterpark Contest

Let's Go to Fallsview Waterpark Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 Fallsview Waterpark Getaway Prize Packs! Each includes an overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls, along with 4 family passes to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. The waterpark offers over 3 acres of indoor water fun including sixteen thrilling waterslides (some as high as six stories), a massive indoor wave pool, year round outdoor sundeck and activity pool, the mammoth "Beach House" Aqua Play area and much more. Contest closed. See winners.
Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys Contest

Picnic Fun with Melissa & Doug Toys Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 Picnic Fun sets by Melissa & Doug Toys Eating outdoors in a picnic setting is fun and special for kids. Let them enjoy hours of play with this impressive selection of picnic gear by Melissa & Doug Toys. Giveaway includes a Bella Butterfly Picnic Set and a Bella Butterfly Child's Outdoor Chair. Contest closed. See winner.
Sandblox by Melissa & Doug Toys Contest

Sandblox by Melissa & Doug Toys Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Sandblox Toy by Melissa & Doug! Dig into a whole new way to play with sand! These durable, easy-to-assemble, easy-to-clean tools encourage children to create infinite geometric patterns and towers-just pack, position, and plunge. The sand shapes come out perfect every time, letting you construct elaborate designs or creative buildings. Contest closed. See winner.
Lovable Labels Back to School 2015 Contest

Lovable Labels Back to School 2015 Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 Lovable Labels Back to School Packs! Help kids stay organized with colourful personalized name labels for school supplies, clothing, and other personal belongings. It's fast and easy to label backpacks, lunch containers, water bottles, gym shoes, uniforms, books, and so much more! Contest closed. See winners.
Halton County Radial Railway Contest

Halton County Radial Railway Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family passes to the Halton County Radial Railway in Milton. The Halton County Radial Railway is a full-size operating electric railway and museum, featuring historic electric railcars operating on two kilometers of scenic track. The museum offers a fun day out for everyone of all ages. Contest closed. Winners TBA.
Fenigo: Litterless Lunch Supply Superstore Contest

Fenigo: Litterless Lunch Supply Superstore Contest

Enter to win a $100 Gift card from FENIGO.com for back to school shopping! FENIGO.com is a Canadian company that sells everything for a litter-less lunch. We take pride in our great customer service, competitive prices and one of the greatest selections of litter-less lunch products in Canada! Contest closed. See winner.
Reverse Charades Contest

Reverse Charades Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Reverse Charades game! Charades is better when EVERYONE gets into the act! The award-winning Reverse Charades game is a hilarious twist on the classic game of charades. Instead of one person acting out a clue for a team to guess, the team acts out clues for one person to guess. Contest closed. See winner.