School’s out which means you likely have some antsy bugs at home that are eager to be kept busy! Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Toronto with your kids.
- Tobogganing (ages 6-12)
This activity is a winter classic. Canadian Tire sells toboggans and “magic carpets” for a reasonable price. Some of our favourite hills include the hill at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough, Christie Pits park, and Riverdale Park West.
2. Ontario Science Centre (2 and up)
The Science Centre is a great way to get out of the cold while keeping your children learning and busy all day. Good luck trying to get your kids to leave!
3. A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle at Casa Loma (any age)
This holiday event runs from December to early January. Kids can meet Santa, do arts and crafts at Santa’s workshop, and meet with wintery mascots.
4. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada (any age)
Another great way to escape the cold is Toronto’s very own Ripley’s Aquarium. This collection of fish and sharks will keep your kids occupied for hours.
5. Ice Skating (4 and up)
Another classic holiday tradition your kids will love is ice skating. There are many indoor ice rinks in the city, but some of our favourite outdoor rinks include Nathan Phillips Square, the Bentway Skate Trail, The Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Park, and the Ryerson Community Rink.
6. Young People’s Theatre (ages 5-12)
Why not take your kids to see some live theatre? The shows playing this winter are “The Adventures of Pinocchio”, “Jungle Book” and “You and I”. The best part is you can also sit back and enjoy the show!
7. The Royal Ontario Museum (ages 5 and up)
The ROM is another perfect way to entertain your kids for the entire year. This holiday season you can find 3 different featured exhibitions.
8. See a Movie (4 and up)
This holiday season you can bring your kids to films such as “Frozen 2”, “Playmobile: The Movie”, and “Abominable”.
9. Gingerbread House Making Workshops (5 and up)
Gingerbread house workshops let you keep the mess out of your house. President’s Choice’s Cooking School in Loblaws around the city provide excellent workshops.