Summer FUN Guide 2016

School’s out. Fun’s in! What will you do this summer? You have just over two months to fill your days with family fun. With the kids. At home. All summer long. When it comes to things to do in the GTA, we've got you covered. Our Summer FUN Guide is packed with fun stuff to do every single day of the summer season. And then some...


Canada Day Celebrations
Summer Events and Entertainment
Out and About
More Family Fun
Water Fun
Summer Food and Parties
Summer FUN Contest

Canada Day Events
Plan the perfect Canada Day long weekend with our picks of the best events! Here's what's happening in Toronto & the GTA.

Canada Day Foods
Fill your celebration with fabulous and delicious food. Check out these 10 recipes to help inspire your holiday menu.


Top Summer Events
Fill your season with the best summer events for kids! Enjoy plays, shows, exhibits and more. Our top 10 picks!

July Festivals
In July, the Greater Toronto Area is packed from top to bottom with dozens of festivals; from local street fairs to week-long carnivals.

August Festivals
Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 Farm Hoppers Animal Bouncers. These brightly coloured inflatable animals that

100 Free Things to Do
Here are some of the best things to do for families this summer which are 100% Free and will keep your family busy all summer long

Free Outdoor Movies
It's cool to watch your favourite flicks outdoors especially when they're free. Bring your own munchies and blankets!

Summer Movie Guide
Prepare for an epic summer at the movies! Check out the latest and best new movies for kids coming to the big screen.


100 Free Things to Do
Here are some of the best things to do for families this summer which are 100% Free and will keep your family busy all summer long!

Amusement & Theme Parks
We’ve got your ticket to the best amusement places and the biggest roller coaster theme parks.
Guaranteed family fun this summer!

Animals and Zoos
There are tons of critters to keep kids delighted and here's where you'll find them! Find the wildest zoos and animal destinations.

Summer Family Attractions
Summer is the perfect time to explore. Toronto and surrounding areas attractions offer tons of family-friendly activities.

Best Botanical Gardens
Celebrate summer by stepping into the coolest gardens the city has to offer. These green spaces are botany at its best!

Bowl Free this Summer
Sign your kids up to bowl 2 FREE games every day all summer long at their local bowling alley with the Kids Bowl Free program.

Cherry Picking
A favourite outdoor activity for kids is heading to a local farm to pick your own cherries. June and July  is peak season in Ontario!

Day Trips
These attractions and destinations, each just a short drive or train ride from the city, are bursting with family-friendly activities.

Drive-In Theatres
Have a retro night out with the kids by taking them to a drive-in theatre to watch movies on an extra-big screen.

Farmers Markets
Farmers markets are now open all around the GTA allowing us to enjoy the bounty of fresh products. Look for fun family friendly activities.

Farm Fun
This summer, discover a farm! Family farms aren't just about food production.  Many offer activities to enhance your family's experience.

Fishing Spots
Youngsters can reel in various species of fish at many of Ontario’s major urban centres by sitting along lakes and rivers.



Historic Sites
Make History fun with a visit to a nearby history museum and you might just spark an interest in the past. Experience a step back in time!

Indoor Playgrounds
When summer heat dampens outdoor fun, head to an indoor playground. Kids can conquer multi-level mazes, swoosh down slides and more.

Museums & Galleries
Toronto is home to some of the world's best museums and galleries with amazing exhibits geared specifically toward the younger crowd.

Nature & Outdoor Adventures
Stuck in a playtime rut? If your clan is craving adventure, this list is for you. These attractions have tons of recreational fun for your family.

Peach Picking in Ontario
August is peach season and peach picking at nearby farms is a great summertime experience to squeeze in before kids head back to school.

Family Picnic Sites
Summer days are the perfect time to move mealtime outdoors These grassy oases in and around the city offer the perfect location.

Raspberry Picking
Looking for some outdoor family-friendly fun? Head to one of these pick-your-own raspberry farms near you for delicious, fresh berries.

Vacation at some of the best family-friendly resorts and enjoy a multitude of exciting and exhilarating activities.

Strawberry Picking
In the world of pick-your-own, there's no better fruit for kids to pluck than the strawberry. Find a PYO Strawberry Farm near you!

If life gets a little dull this summer and your kids need an awesome indoor activity, head to one of GTA's fast and furious extreme sports spots.



Best Family Beaches
Take your family to the beach for more summer fun than you can possibly handle. Enjoy swimming, surfing, and sand castles!

Family Water Fun
We've pinned down the best waterparks, pools or or water play spots to beat the heat. Prepare to pump up the fun at these cool places.

Splash Pads
Looking for a quick and cheap way to cool off? Splash pads and water playgrounds are just the thing! Kids can have their fill of water play.

Cool Pools
Discover the pleasures of swimming at an indoor pool this summer. These are some of the coolest pools in and around the city.


Under the Sea Themed-Foods
The best 'Under the Sea' themed foods and treats for kids. These recipes are perfect for a summer party or just for fun!

Celebrate Strawberry Season
We're celebrating strawberry season with 10 delicious sweet and savoury recipes. Enjoy pizza, shortcake, ice-cream, tacos and more.

Frozen Treats
Nothing beats the heat on a hot Summer day like a delicious frozen dessert! Find frosty fruit pops to creamy ice cream delights and more.

Sweet Watermelon Treats
It's everyone's favourite Summer fruit. These cute and easy snacks will please everyone  Who knew you could do so much with a watermelon?

Favourite Homemade Fair Foods
From corn dogs to fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and the infamous donut burger, here are 12 ways to get those carnival tastes in your own kitchen!

Hot Dog!
National Hot Dog Day in July celebrates Summer's favourite sandwich. Here are 10 fun ways to serve up hot dogs for kids!

Sizzling Summer Sweets
Summer is here and we have some fun recipes for your kids to enjoy. They’re super easy and pretty darn cute too!

S'Mores Reinvented
August 10 is National S'mores Day. Try very unique and different ways to enjoy your s'mores like pizza, donuts, popcorn & more.



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