Children’s Activities Toronto: Tips and Ideas for Fun
It’s that time of year again and you’re wondering what to do with the kids. Luckily, Toronto is full of activities for children and their families. From science and art to sports and games, there are many exciting ways to spend time with your little ones this summer. Here, are some ideas to help you find the perfect children’s activities Toronto.
Every child has a natural curiosity, and this is the perfect time of year to encourage your children’s love of science. Many Toronto summer camps and classes are offered on various themes in the science field, including: astronomy, zoology, chemistry, anatomy, archeology, and more. If you’re looking for a more hands-on experience, visit the Ontario Science Centre or go to the ROM for more options. Take A Playful Tour Bring the kids to a local park or garden for some fun free outdoor playtime. Some of the best outdoor spaces to visit include the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Cherry Beach, and St. Lawrence Market. If you want to explore a different part of the city, head to the Trinity Bellwoods Park and stop by Dufferin Grove, or for a walk through Kensington Market.
Art is therapy: hence, one of the best children’s activities Toronto. Baskets of crayons, paint, glitter and paper are great to keep in the car, but why not take your kids on a field trip to make some real artwork? The Toronto Children’s Arts Festival is taking place this weekend and every weekend in June. It’s a great way to let the kids get creative, explore and bond as a family. It’s a great way to expose your kids to art that they wouldn’t normally be exposed to. And of course, as an added bonus, the festival provides a variety of arts and crafts workshops, for kids and adults.
While watching the Blue Jays games this summer, don’t miss the chance to sign up for the Little Knitter’s Program, which offers a range of sports activities, from skating to riding, and even rock climbing. You can also sign up for the Science Centre’s Summer Science Camps and take part in experiments and other events. If you are looking to go off the beaten path, try our post about fun kids’ places to play, which includes details about everything from ropes courses to water parks. Cook Learn to cook some new recipes from the children’s chef at the Food Terminal’s Cookery Studio. This summer, families can enjoy a menu including a sweet and savoury crepe with fruit compote, a breakfast platter with fruit, yogurt and granola, and macaroni and cheese with sausage.
Visit The Zoo
The Royal Ontario Museum is an excellent place to introduce kids to the wonders of the natural world. The Safari fun walk is a walk through a tropical rainforest, featuring beautiful gardens and fascinating exhibitions on the plants and animals of the area. A morning visit will give them an opportunity to see and learn about the many different types of animals, and at night, they can watch the animals doing their nightly routines.
Play Games Online
Wherever you are in the world, you can make friends online with other families just like you. Here are some great games for children that you can play online with your kids.
Muffinheads is an innovative children’s board game that allows players to build their own mythic kingdom and make history together. You can use your imagination to create a team of mischievous Muffinheads, and the choices you make will determine the fate of your kingdom. A perfect game for kids who like to imagine.
Handy Raiders, also known as Lego Reviewers, is an entertaining group game based on an addictive collection of 26 different collectible bricks. Each player has a clear objective but is encouraged to go rogue and use all the resources available to search.
Toronto is an active city with lots to offer for families. Explore the many events and children’s activities Toronto that are happening throughout the city and be sure to book your tickets early.