May 2015

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Family Activities

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.
Family Fun During Bike Month

Family Fun During Bike Month

It’s bike month! That means it’s time to remember how great it feels to be out riding your bike! Bike Month is a yearly celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto with hundreds of community activities.

Mother's Day

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mom

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mom

Get the kids involved in making Mother's Day special and show Mom some love with these fun and thoughtful ideas.

Spring

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.
25 Fun Things to do this Spring (2015)

25 Fun Things to do this Spring (2015)

Catch Spring fever with these 25 fun activities.

At The Movies

Inside Out

Inside Out

After a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.
Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Cool Eateries

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!).

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Lego Fan Festivals 2015

Lego Fan Festivals 2015

At Lego Fan Fests, you'll see some really cool creations and displays, participate in hands-on projects, and talk to master builders. Of course, vendors will be on site for lots of LEGO shopping!
 Bell Free Weekend 2015 at TIFF

Bell Free Weekend 2015 at TIFF

On Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, all regular film screenings plus special family films and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox are completely FREE, courtesy of Bell!
Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Fun for the entire family, Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront is part of Doors Open Toronto. Tour ships, encounter swashbuckling pirates, hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship, and more!
Victoria Day Long Weekend Fun

Victoria Day Long Weekend Fun

Victoria Day weekend is May 16 to 18! Even though there's still over a month of school and Spring still ahead, Summer has unofficially begun. Best bets for Victoria Day long weekend...

Free & Cheap

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.
 Bell Free Weekend 2015 at TIFF

Bell Free Weekend 2015 at TIFF

On Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, all regular film screenings plus special family films and events at TIFF Bell Lightbox are completely FREE, courtesy of Bell!
Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront

Fun for the entire family, Gangways Open on Toronto’s Waterfront is part of Doors Open Toronto. Tour ships, encounter swashbuckling pirates, hop aboard a 40 foot inflatable bouncy pirate ship, and more!
May on the Cheap! 2015

May on the Cheap! 2015

There are fairs and festivals everywhere you turn throughout May! Our roundup of the absolute best free things to do includes annual favourites like the Toronto International Circus Festival and Doors Open Toronto.
Cineplex Family Favourites May 2015

Cineplex Family Favourites May 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 May.
Family Fun During Bike Month

Family Fun During Bike Month

It’s bike month! That means it’s time to remember how great it feels to be out riding your bike! Bike Month is a yearly celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto with hundreds of community activities.

Fun Places To Go

Best Play Dates for Toddlers

Best Play Dates for Toddlers

Looking to spend your days toddling around the city with your little tyke? We've found some perfect places to let them explore.
May on the Cheap! 2015

May on the Cheap! 2015

There are fairs and festivals everywhere you turn throughout May! Our roundup of the absolute best free things to do includes annual favourites like the Toronto International Circus Festival and Doors Open Toronto.

Entertainment News

Ross Petty Takes his Final BOOOO

Ross Petty Takes his Final BOOOO

After 20 years of producing and performing in Ontario’s favourite family holiday musicals, Ross Petty will hang up his Spanx and take his final boo as Captain Hook in a brand new production of PETER PAN.
TELETOON June Highlights

TELETOON June Highlights

This animated comedy showcases the magical Uncle Grandpa as he and his eclectic posse bring fun and entertainment to every situation they come upon. Plus, get the June 2015 Programming Highlights.
Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales

Dive head first into a new giant-screen ocean adventure at the Ontario Science Centre. The film takes viewers into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.
YPT's 50th Anniversary Season

YPT's 50th Anniversary Season

YPT is thrilled to announce the playbill for its 2015/16 50th Anniversary Season, a milestone marked by the return of beloved audience favourites, re-imagined classics and innovative new work.
Series: How to Train Your Dragon

Series: How to Train Your Dragon

The soaring adventures of Hiccup and Toothless won’t be confined just to movie theatres. The characters of How to Train Your Dragon will take flight in an all-new original animated series premiering on Netflix.
Princess Pop: Celebration of Wishes

Princess Pop: Celebration of Wishes

Purple Circus presents Princess Pop: A Celebration of Wishes! Coming to the Lower Ossington Theatre. Kids can sing along with their favourite princesses and meet them after the show!
Mary Poppins Live

Mary Poppins Live

Everyone's favourite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way.
Cineplex Family Favourites May 2015

Cineplex Family Favourites May 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 May.

Babies & Toddlers

Best Play Dates for Toddlers

Best Play Dates for Toddlers

Looking to spend your days toddling around the city with your little tyke? We've found some perfect places to let them explore.
Sleep Tight Campaign Helps Babies

Sleep Tight Campaign Helps Babies

The goal of the Sleep Tight campaign is to raise $50,000 to purchase cribs for low-income families.

Education

The Valuable Skill of Debating

The Valuable Skill of Debating

To bring traditional debate into the lives of young people stands to provide an intensified learning experience and it's still one of the most effective ways for students apply their learning.

Life With Kids

Making the Cut

Making the Cut

Trying out for a new team or dance company can be very intimidating to your child and to us parents too. That little voice in our head and in theirs wonders... do I have what it takes to make it?
Skills Kids Learn at Theatre Camp

Skills Kids Learn at Theatre Camp

Theatre can help kids, both academically and socially by providing them with life-long skills.

News For Toronto Parents

Sleep Tight Campaign Helps Babies

Sleep Tight Campaign Helps Babies

The goal of the Sleep Tight campaign is to raise $50,000 to purchase cribs for low-income families.

Products & Services

Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker

Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker

Super Soakers are a must for summer fun! The Nerf Rebelle Super Soaker Tri Threat Blaster is a pump-action water blaster crossbow that shoots from each end of the blaster's crossbow arms.
Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table

Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table

This summer, young treasure seekers will have a blast with the Little Tikes™ Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table. The sandbox cover also doubles as a water basin for all kinds of underwater hunting fun!
Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech

Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech

There’s a new way to capture Summer memories! Little videographers can now record all their adventures with photos and videos hands-free, while they’re playing, thanks to the Kidizoom Action Cam.

Spotlight On...

Sports Camps for High-Energy Kids

Sports Camps for High-Energy Kids

Get high-energy kids moving at cool sports camps for kids. For active youngsters who can't get enough of sports!
Camps for Kids With a Passion for Dance

Camps for Kids With a Passion for Dance

From ballet to hip-hop (and beyond), bust a move at these summer dance camps for kids.
5 Fun Gymnastics Camps for Kids

5 Fun Gymnastics Camps for Kids

Let your kids practice their routines at these 5 fun gymnastics summer camps for kids where they can stay active.
TSA Summer Youth Programs

TSA Summer Youth Programs

If your child has a passion for the arts, Toronto School of Art (TSA) provides an incredible Summer visual arts program.

Tweens & Teens

Are Online Friendships Good?

Are Online Friendships Good?

Research shows there are benefits to making online friends for teens.

Health & Safety

What to Eat in Spring?

What to Eat in Spring?

Some tips about foods that are suitable to eat during the Spring to help kids stay healthy during this season.
 IKEA Canada Recalls Crib Mattresses

IKEA Canada Recalls Crib Mattresses

A gap between the mattress and the side or end of the crib poses an entrapment hazard for an infant.

Nutrition

What to Eat in Spring?

What to Eat in Spring?

Some tips about foods that are suitable to eat during the Spring to help kids stay healthy during this season.

Product Recalls

 IKEA Canada Recalls Crib Mattresses

IKEA Canada Recalls Crib Mattresses

A gap between the mattress and the side or end of the crib poses an entrapment hazard for an infant.

Contests

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Contest

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Contest

We're giving away tickets to visit the the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family passes! Discover 1000's of free-flying butterflies in a tropical garden. Explore a vast collection of insects, meet live giant exotic bugs and experience the tropics! Contest closed. See winners.
Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table Contest

Little Tikes Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Little Tikes™ Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table! This summer, young treasure seekers will have a blast with the Little Tikes™ Treasure Hunt Sand & Water Table. Kids can sift the sand to find hidden gems, then transport them via a train and ship (included). The sandbox cover also doubles as a water basin for all kinds of underwater treasure hunting fun. Contest closed. See winner.
Run Away to the Circus Contest

Run Away to the Circus Contest

The Shrine Circus is inviting you to 'Run Away to the Circus for A Day!' The Shrine Circus presents and all new thrill show … Under the Traditional Big Top! Enter to win 1 of 3 Prize Packs including 8 VIP TICKETS for you and your guests, A VIP BACKSTAGE TOUR for 8, Being part of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and much more! Contest closed. See winners.
Art N' Smart Summer Camp Contest

Art N' Smart Summer Camp Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 week of summer camp at Art N' Smart Academy in Richmond Hill. When there's no school, you can always count on us! Our ART N’ SMART camps are a well-balanced mix of art, crafts, fun games, and dance/exercise. Whether your child already loves art or is just beginning their artistic journey, our one of kind program offers them a chance to grow. Contest closed. See winner.
Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech Contest

Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech. The kid-friendly GoPro-like action cam, designed for children four years and up, can be mounted to skateboards, wagons, bikes, scooters, and anything else kids can imagine. Strap on the waterproof case (included) and kids can take great underwater poses through video and pictures. Contest closed. See winner.
Treetop Trekking Adventure Contest

Treetop Trekking Adventure Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family adventure to the new Treetop Trekking park in Stouffville. Treetop Trekking is Ontario's original and most exciting tree top zip line adventure! Bring the family for a guided tour where they will climb, swing, and zip from tree top to tree top in the forest canopy at Bruce's Mill Conservation Area. Contest closed. See winner.
Prologue Children’s Festival for the Arts Contest

Prologue Children’s Festival for the Arts Contest

On May 25, 2015, a smorgasbord of free, family fun will be served up, 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! To celebrate, we're giving away a Prize Package of Chris McKhool CDs and Rukhsana Khan books. Contest closed. See winner.
The Wave Pool Contest

The Wave Pool Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 passes for one family swim at the Wave Pool in Richmond Hill. At the Wave Pool, swimmers can play in the waves, lounge on water mats, soak in the warm water of the swirl pool, ride the thrilling 160-foot twisting water slide, or simply relax in the on-deck sauna! Richmond Hill’s Wave Pool provides fun for your whole family! Contest closed. See winners.
Lovable Labels Summer Camp Pack Contest

Lovable Labels Summer Camp Pack Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 Summer Camp Packs from Lovable Labels! Keep your kids' things out of the lost and found bin with the Ultimate Camp Pack! It's fast and easy to label backpacks, water bottles, clothing, shoes, toiletries, and so much more! Available in 22 designs / colours and 45 Icons. Contest closed. See winners.