Best Things to Do This Weekend: June 11 to 13

TRCA Presents: Bike the Creek 2021: A Virtual Event!

The latest fun things families can do this coming weekend ... virtual events, and suggested activities. Discover the joys of biking and fun family activities with Bike the Creek!


Bike the Creek 2021: A Virtual Event!

  • June 9 to 30, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Bike the Creek is a FREE event aimed at encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of cycling. Pre-register today to gain access to the Bike the Creek trail map and exclusive family fun activities, and to be entered into a draw to win swim and skate passes, Conservation Parks day passes, and bike accessory prize packs! More


Sign up for The Royal Agricultural Virtual Summer Session

  • Launches June 15 & 16 but content available all summer
  • Online
  • Free

The Royal has lots of NEW videos, teaching resources and live sessions in store for you. Learn about getting started with fishing with your family, get some tips on great backyard gardens, or take your barbecue game up a notch among many other sessions. More


Family Trivia Night Presented by Ontario Science Centre

  • Friday, June 11th, 2021 @ 7:15 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Think you know the human body? Get ready to test your smarts in our next Family Trivia Night. Gather your family members for a friendly competition, or work together as a team, to answer 25 multiple choice questions in five rounds of science-based trivia. More


How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

  • Saturday, June 12th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Toronto Botanical Garden - Online
  • $15

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That’s what you’ll be able to do if you raise them yourself. At this fun workshop, author/educator Carol Pasternak, aka The Monarch Crusader, will teach you everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs. More


Cookies from the Creek Virtual Baking Workshop

  • Saturday, June 12th, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Online
  • $25

Our Virtual Baking Workshops are led by our knowledgeable costumed educators who have been baking for years at the Village. These sessions are suitable for all ages and no previous baking experience is required. More


Party in your Parlour - Virtual Family Workshop at Black Creek

  • Saturday, June 12th, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Online
  • $25

This workshop will explore the fashion, the fads, and fun of an 1800s party. Plus, we’ll lead a step-by-step baking workshop to make some party snacks: Cheese Straws and Fizzy Lemonade! More


Celebrating Inclusive Families

  • Daily until June 30, 2020
  • Harbourfront Centre - Online
  • Free

This activity will get you thinking, exploring and being creative – fun for artists of all ages! We will make use of materials many of us have around our homes to create a representation of where we live (or wish we lived!), with each window giving us a glimpse into an activity, family member or favourite hobby you and your family would or could do there! More


Braiding Identity

  • Daily until June 30, 2021
  • Harbourfront Centre - Online
  • Free

Learn about the cultural significance of sweetgrass while engaging in an arts activity that invites you to braid your own identity, one strand at a time. More


Free Virtual Family Days At Gardiner Museum

  • Sunday, June 13th, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Free

A free virtual Family Day activity with art educator Sam Hill. This week, we’re taking inspiration from Chinese and Japanese porcelain to create our own collage plates using household materials, followed by a reading of one of our favourite art storybooks. More


ONGOING EVENTS


Harbourfront's School At Home

  • Until June 25, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Get inspired and express yourself through dance, drama and music activities! You’ll get to play with textures, make your own marionettes with objects you can find around the house, bust a move, sit around the virtual campfire and sing, and much more. More


June is Recreation Month

  • Until June 30, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Enjoy the outdoors this summer safely by participating in fresh air activities with members of your household, or join the city of Brampton for free online events and self-guided activities! More


Woof Walk 2021

  • Now until December 31, 2021
  • Virtual Event
  • $50

We know dogs LOVE to walk, and you LOVE your dog. So please join us in the first ever Woof Walk Challenge! The goal of this virtual event is to log 150 km, 250 km, 500 km, 750 km or 1000 km with your dog (or in support of dogs) between now and December 31, 2021. More


ACTIVITIES


Go Camping!

Ontario Parks is resuming overnight stays on campground and backcountry campsites and in roofed accommodations (cabins, yurts and cottages.) Camping is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family ― it's all about fun, fresh air and screen-free time! More


Catch Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

The movie opens in theatres on June 11. While we can't quite see it at an indoor theatre, catch it at a drive-in. Most are reopening on Friday, June 11. Get info on the Peter Rabbit movie here. Get info on Drive-In theatres here.


Go to the Drive-In

Looking for something different to do with the kids? How about the drive-in? Your kids will have a blast enjoying double features and staying up late watching movies in their jammies under the stars. Most are opening on Friday, June 11. More


Are you a Toronto Zoo Member?

The Toronto Zoo is opening this weekend with a 'Members Only' preview, which continues through the week. It will open to the general public on June 19. Only outdoor attractions are currently open. Indoor pavilions are closed. More


Finding Dory Event To Support Ocean Conservancy

Up until June 18th, a special Finding Dory event, designed in Gameloft's Toronto studio will take place in Disney Magic Kingdoms. Players can buy a new ‘Destiny the Whale Shark’ bundle, and Gameloft will donate $6.73 from each bundle sold to Ocean Conservancy. More


Toronto Beaches are Open!

Head to the beach! Here's a list of the supervised beaches in Toronto that are now open. More


Watch Wish Dragon on Netflix

Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities. Ages 6+. Starts June 11. More


Treetop Treeking is Open!

Ready to get your summer started with a fun and COVID-safe outdoor adventure? Treetop Trekking parks are all open! The Brampton Park in particular is a huge adventure park that features 6 aerial courses, ziplines, and plenty of activities for kids ages 9+. Book now as spaces are limited. More


Treewalk Village for Kids is Open!

It's the ultimate tree house adventure. Children and the young at heart can let their imagination lead the way while exploring our magical tree house villages! More


Netflix for Kids in June

Check out the new line-up for kids on Netflix in June. More


ROMKids Shows

If you've missed the ROMKids Shows on Tuesdays, you can still catch up on episodes! Special ROM experts talk about everything from dinosaurs to mummies, citizen science to water equity. There are even crafts, art projects and science experiments. Fun for toddlers, and perfect for kids. View all episodes here.


June is Aquarium Month

Make these fun 'Under the Sea' themed foods and treats for kids. More


Plan Ahead for Father's Day

Looking for creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day this year? We're giving you a few ideas to make it your best Father's Day celebration ever. More


Make a Card for your Teachers

Take this time to celebrate and recognize the amazing and hard work that teachers do year-round—and even more, during these challenging times. More


Make these Cute Gifts for Teachers

If you can drop-off a gift to your teacher, here are clever and practical gift ideas you can make at home. More


Share Your Art with Pillars of Change!

This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Once you’ve personalized your Pillars of Change artwork, share your creations for the chance to see them displayed in large-scale formats such as digital billboards in busy Toronto locations. Go to the PARTICIPATE page to learn how you can download free customizable artwork. More


Check out Goodnight Zoo - June 10 is the last date!

The Toronto Zoo is offering a new free series for kids called Goodnight Zoo, aimed at sharing the Zoo's favourite stories about nature and the environment. Each Thursday, families can tune in for virtual animal-inspired bedtime stories read by one of the Toronto Zoo staff, every Thursday night. More


Colour the BSM

In celebration of the Bata Shoe Museum's birthday in May, they've released a special set of colouring sheets inspired by footwear featured in their anniversary book, The World At Your Feet. A great activity for the entire family! Make sure you download the sheets today and get colouring! More


BOOK NOW!


Dinos and Friends

Life-size dinos will be heading to Hamilton this coming May. Dinos and Friends, a socially distanced, fully contactless drive-thru comes to Lime Ridge Mall - now scheduled from June 19 to July 4. Visitors will experience animals from 65 million years ago, and even a few from today! More


Mega Wheels Drive Thru Event

Go on an EPIC trip with the Mega Wheels Drive-Thru experience, that takes guests through a 2.5km course filled with massive displays featuring Monster Trucks, rare Custom Cars, Classic Cars, Antique Tractors, Military Vehicles, a Halfpipe Skateboarding Showdown and so much more! Taking place from June 18 to 27. More


Together Apart, Summer Cirque

Canada's first ever physically distanced, COVID-safe Cirque Event is coming to Markham Fairgrounds this summer. Together Apart, Summer Cirque will bring guests together safely while also keeping them apart for the first live show in over a year! More


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Creative Genius Academy

What better way to spend a summer than with Creative Genius Academy! Let your child's creativity run wild with our in-person and virtual summer camps starting July through August. We will be exploring famous artists and their history, making some artwork and having fun with our enthusiastic instructors! Enroll today to find out why we were voted best art school in Markham! More info

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