Ultimate Summer Playlist




To help you get summer started, we've come up with the ultimate summer play list: a round-up of the best summer activities for families. You'll find it all here. Keep checking back for updated content!

Your Go-To Guide to Family-Friendly Fun this Summer!

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100 Free Things to do this Summer

100 Free Things to do this Summer

Can you believe that there are literally 100 Free things to do in Toronto and the GTA? This summer, indulge in some free fun for the entire family. Our great city has plenty to see and do!
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!
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!
Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero to pull off a heist that will save the world.
August Festivals 2015

August Festivals 2015

Some of the city's best annual festivals take place during the summer, like the colourful Chinatown Festival, the BIG ON BLOOR festival, and an annual favourite: Buskerfest. Here's the list for August!
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!
Beautiful Blooms: Amazing Botanical Gardens

Beautiful Blooms: Amazing Botanical Gardens

Celebrate summer by stepping into the coolest gardens the city has to offer.
Best Family Picnic Spots

Best Family Picnic Spots

Pack blankets, bites and refreshments for an alfresco feast at one of these great picnic spots. We've scouted five fabulous family picnic sites in and around the city.
Best Ice Cream Shops

Best Ice Cream Shops

The best independent local spots to cool down with a sweet treat.
Blueberry Picking in the GTA

Blueberry Picking in the GTA

Blueberries might just be the easiest fruit to pick, prepare and serve. Find a PYO Farm.
Canada Day: Best Things to Do

Canada Day: Best Things to Do

Celebrate the start of summer with our guide to Canada Day with kids! This summer, families can expect the usual over-the-top Canada Day fun at parks and attractions all over the city.
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.
Cineplex Family Favourites July 2015

Cineplex Family Favourites July 2015

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 with your family! Here's the line-up for July.
Clevelands House Resort

Clevelands House Resort

For decades, Clevelands House Resort has offered a vacation experience like no other. ‘Cleves’ provides a place for families to vacation that creates memories that last a lifetime!
Fabulous Family Beaches

Fabulous Family Beaches

We're highlighting our favourite family beach destinations. Perfect for beach-loving families and a fun day out in the sun!
Free Summer Movies in the Park

Free Summer Movies in the Park

It's that time again, when every Summer, families can gather in the park for free movies! Check out some of the newest and most popular family movies for all ages to enjoy.
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!
Games On at the CN Tower

Games On at the CN Tower

The biggest Games in Canadian history are teaming up with one of the tallest buildings in the world!
Halton County Radial Railway

Halton County Radial Railway

If your kids love riding the rails, take them on a historic streetcar ride at the Halton County Radial Railway. The museum offers a fun day out for all ages where visitors can ride full-size electric railcars.
Jamie Bell Adventure Park

Jamie Bell Adventure Park

This awesome playground has everything to slide, climb, and imagine the day away!
July Festivals 2015

July Festivals 2015

Those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" are here, and some of the most memorable moments are spent at festivals. Fill your Summer with adventure and fun at these July Festivals.
July on the Cheap!

July on the Cheap!

July makes a grand entrance with Canada Day celebrations, including daytime festivities and fireworks filling the night sky. Family fun keeps going all month with lots of free events and activities!
Kids can Learn on a Family Vacation

Kids can Learn on a Family Vacation

Your travels can provide your child with priceless experiences and learning opportunities. Whether you are discovering a new part of the world or taking a simple trip out of town, there is culture all around us.
KidsFest at Centreville

KidsFest at Centreville

KidsFest delivers 3 full days of free family fun on Centre Island. With face painting clowns, bouncing castle, arts & crafts station, and live animal visits from Far Enough Farm, there is something for everyone!
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!
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.
Make Memories at Scenic Caves

Make Memories at Scenic Caves

Where can you explore the outdoors with activities appealing to all ages in your family? Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is your destination for nature, history, scenery and adventure!
Minions Movie

Minions Movie

The story of the "Minions" begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, "Minions" evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.
Museum + Arts Pass Program

Museum + Arts Pass Program

Borrow free family passes to local museums, art galleries and other participating venues.
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.
Ontario Family Fishing Events

Ontario Family Fishing Events

It's time to introduce a friend to fishing! The Ontario Family Fishing Event is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without a licence. Here are some events to check out!
Peach Picking in Ontario

Peach Picking in Ontario

August is the perfect time to head to the farm and fill up a bucket with luscious peaches. In fact, August is National Peach Month. Here are some family-friendly PYO peach farms to visit in Southern Ontario.
Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farms

Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Farms

The pick-your-own strawberry season in Toronto starts this June and many pick-your-own farms are opening. Get your "first pick!" Find out where you can pick your own in Toronto and surrounding areas.
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.
Pirate Fun for Kids in the City

Pirate Fun for Kids in the City

Pirate Life, a new attraction on Centre Island provides lots of interactive ways for kids to play pirate. Enjoy swashbuckling fun, pirate shows and parties, or sailing the high seas on a pirate-themed cruise!
Pompeii at the ROM

Pompeii at the ROM

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts the Canadian premiere of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016.
Raspberry Picking in the GTA

Raspberry Picking in the GTA

Picking your own raspberries is a great way to spend a summer day with your family.
Safety Tips for Crowded Summer Attractions

Safety Tips for Crowded Summer Attractions

Nothing says summer like a trip to the zoo, a theme park, the beach or a county fair. But before you go, make sure your family is aware of all the rules for staying together and safe.
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!
Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cookie Set

Seaside Sidekicks Sand Cookie Set

Take the fun of the beach or sandbox! Just add cookie cutters, a rolling pin, a crab-topped "sprinkle" shaker, a cookie sheet, a spatula and shell-shaped dishes ... it's a recipe for delight!
Shrine Circus SPECTAC! 2015

Shrine Circus SPECTAC! 2015

Shrine Circus SPECTAC! 2015 - an all new Thrill Show under the Traditional Big Top is coming to the GTA! SPECTAC! 2015 will feature some of the most spectacular acts in the circus today.
Skateboard Parks in the GTA

Skateboard Parks in the GTA

If your child aspires to be the next Tony Hawk, check out these skateboard parks!
Splash and Spray Pads 2015

Splash and Spray Pads 2015

Looking for quick relief from summertime heat Running through fountains and splashing in shallow pools of water is just the solution.
Summer Fitness Fun

Summer Fitness Fun

How will you occupy your kids for the next 10 weeks? And remember that the television is not the best babysitter.
Summer Fun at Chicopee Tube Park

Summer Fun at Chicopee Tube Park

This winter attraction ramps up their offerings and comes alive in the summer!
Summer Fun at Fallsview Waterpark

Summer Fun at Fallsview Waterpark

If your kids are longing for swimsuits, sprinklers and slides, make the trip to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. Fallsview will keep the kids wet and wildly entertained, all summer long!
Summer FUN Guide 2015

Summer FUN Guide 2015

Ready for the ultimate vacation fun guide? Check out our Summer FUN Guide, packed with tons of family activities and attractions in Toronto and the GTA. Make it a Summer to remember!
Summer Movie Guide 2015

Summer Movie Guide 2015

The summer season means exciting new movies! There are some pretty awesome family flicks hitting theatres this season. Get excited for Inside Out, Minions and many more!
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!
The Marvel Experience USA

The Marvel Experience USA

An 80,000-square-foot attraction featuring interactive multimedia stations, 3D-animated movies, and a 4D motion ride.
Treewalk Village for Kids

Treewalk Village for Kids

This new adventure park for families provides a unique opportunity for kids to explore and play up in the treetops.
Where Kids Can Bowl Free

Where Kids Can Bowl Free

The kids bowl FREE program is back at participating locations across Canada. The Kids Bowl Free is a nation-wide program where kids get to bowl for free every day during the summer!
Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

Where Kids Eat Free (or Cheap)

Family dinner out is always a highlight - especially when the kids eat free (or for cheap!).
Where to Go Fishing with Kids

Where to Go Fishing with Kids

Fishing is a classic summertime activity. It's relaxing plus it teaches patience. Our rivers, lakes, and ponds are well supplied with fish, and we've got the scoop on where you and your kids can catch them.