15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

It's still off in the distance and looking a little bit hazy, but it's there just the same: the first day of school. Let the end of summer countdown begin! Camps and splashy weekend getaways are dwindling. And yet, so much of this summer's to-do list still hasn't happened. Even though summer's end is near, there's still time to fit some of these activities in!

Here are 15 summertime experiences to have with your kids before it turns colder, because that's when it ends!

Go to the CNE Virtually

Go to the CNE Virtually

Introducing the 2021 online offering, CNE Connected – a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more! More

Sugar Rush Toronto

Go to Sugar Rush Toronto

Sugar Rush is taking over the parking lot of Square One Mississauga with a walkthrough of candy-inspired displays and tunnels. See 50,000 square feet of pure Candytropolis featuring colourful installations, one-of-a kind art displays, live performances, custom parade floats, and candy-powered interactions. Use code T4K15 to save 15% off tickets. The event runs until Labour Day weekend. More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

Go to a Waterpark

Didn't make it to a waterpark this summer? Head to one of these water parks in the GTA for your ultimate water adventure before they close for the season. More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

Walk Among the Trees 

Looking for one last outdoor adventure before Summer ends? Let the kids go play in the Trees at Treewalk Village. If you don't make it out before school starts, the park usually remains open until the end of October. More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

See Imagine Dragons – Light Forest at Casa Loma

Catch Toronto's historic castle as it transforms into a medieval kingdom featuring interactive theatrical live performances with fairies and dragon, and offering up family-friendly activities. The event closes on Sunday, August 29! More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

Visit Centreville Amusement Park

This 14-acre, turn-of-the-century Ontario village theme park located just minutes from the downtown core on Toronto’s Centre Island and it's the ultimate destination for families with young children. With over 30 rides and attractions, this theme park offers up a full day of family fun. The park will only be open until Labour Day weekend. More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

Hit the Beach One Last Time

Close out the Summer with a day at the Beach! It will feel like a mini-vacation (especially if you didn’t get away this year). After going to the beach, you know how good it feels to come home sun-bleached and sandy! Find a list of Toronto Beaches as well as supervision hours. More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

See a Drive-In-Movie

Pack your kids in their PJs and head to a double bill at a drive-in theatre for one last late night of Summer fun. More

Visit Ontario Provincial Parks For Free On Select Days

Visit an Ontario Park while it's Free

Get out and play one last time at an Ontario Park! Ontario Parks is extending free weekday daily vehicle permits. That means you can visit any operating provincial park during the week, for day use, at no cost. But, this ends on September 2, 2021. More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

Camp in your Backyard

Don’t deny the pleasures of s’mores and the great outdoors, even in your own yard! Sleep under the stars in tents and have fun with these activities including Backyard Bingo at your Family Backyard Campout.

Cooking Around the Campfire

Cook Around the Campfire

If you are heading out to do some camping before the summer ends, check out this list of delicious and hearty campfire recipes. More

S'mores Reinvented

Make S'mores

S'more are a traditional summer treat. Try something different such as S'mores pizzas, donuts, puddings, rice krispies treats, popcorn and more… More

Favourite Carnival and Fair Foods

Make Carnival Foods

From corn dogs to fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and the infamous donut burger, nothing spells summer like Carnival and Fair Foods. Go ahead, eat something deep-fried and gooey before summer ends! More

15 Fun Things To Do To Close Out The Summer

Go to a Splash Pad

These H20-fueled spots are located in some of the best Toronto and GTA parks. But hurry! Most will close after Labour Day. More

Sizzling Summer Sweets

Make a Summer Treat

Sweet treats are totally reminiscent of summer time so make one quickly before summer ends. More 

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