The Best Family Friendly Activities In Toronto

High Level Movers pride ourselves on knowing the best places to relax in and around Toronto and are also a great resource for things to do with your family when in the area. Toronto is a wonderful place to take in some fresh air, taste some fine local eats, and enjoy city life. Here is our list of suggested family-friendly activities in Toronto.

Build Memories and More at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

For kids of all ages, the young at heart, and the future engineers, a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto is a day to remember! A smaller version of the popular theme park, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre has up to 10 different open play areas stocked with countless Legos to keep the little ones busy building structures and exercising their critical thinking skills.

The 4D movie theater is an enticing option to sit and relax for a couple of hours while the kids digest their lunch, and the rides are always a hit. Located less than an hour from downtown Toronto, LEGOLAND is sure to please the entire family.

Learn at the Toronto Zoo

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If you’ve just moved to the area and want a place to unwind, consider a visit to the Toronto Zoo to see some amazing animals up-close and personal. You can spend anywhere from a couple of hours walking and enjoying the informative visit, to an entire day complete with zoo educator presentations to keep the kids active and engaged. The Toronto Zoo contains over 6 miles of walking paths and is home to many different species. As you make your way around, you’ll notice that the zoo is organized geographically.

The Toronto Zoo is stroller-friendly. If you have little ones whose legs tire, you don’t even have to worry if your stroller is still packed away; the zoo has plenty to lend out. If Humphrey the polar bear and his friends aren’t enough to keep your energetic little ones’ attention, Toronto Zoo offers a carousel for some giggles, splash pads to cool off in the summer, camel and pony rides for some adventure, and a rope course for a physical challenge.

Ride the Ferry and Visit Centre Island

A unique experience for anyone in the Toronto area is a ride on the ferry to visit the islands. Kids and parents alike will be drawn to the charming amusement park with classic attractions like pony rides, an antique Ferris wheel, and a merry-go-round. Although this attraction is especially suited for younger children, even kids over 12 will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and new experience that only takes a couple of hours to experience.

If the kids get the munchies, there are several dining options available to satisfy any appetite. Grab a drink with your spouse and enjoy some local barbecue, crunch on some fair food at the Carousel Cafe, or select from over 15 other options.

Find Thrills at Canada’s Wonderland

For the family of thrill-seekers, a visit to Canada’s Wonderland, located in Vaughan, is a requirement! Canada’s Wonderland has over 70 rides and a water park that’s perfect for waterslide connoisseurs of all ages. Enjoy some excitement on Wonderland’s two newest attractions: Mountain Bay Cliffs and Beagle Brigade Airfield.

They offer season passes, daily passes, and add-on features such as Fast Lane and FunPix. For little ones, Kidzville offers attractions just their size. Here, you’ll also find Baby Care Centre, a great place to warm baby bottles or stop for a quick diaper change. Check the website for parking, ticket prices, and an updated calendar of events to help plan the itinerary for your visit.

Ontario Science Centre

For your budding future scientists, or on those chilly winter days, a visit to the Ontario Science Centre is in order. The interactive learning facility encourages education through discovery and is ideal for tactile learners. At the centre, children of all ages can enjoy themselves so much that they often discover new interests. A visit here can inspire a lifelong love of science or even awaken a future astronaut. Children and adults can interact with informative exhibits about the rainforest, the human body, and space. For adventurous and curious learners, the Science Arcade provides an opportunity to explore the scientific method as visitors can choose to take part in different physics experiments. Bond with your family through learning and exploration.

City Culture and Summer Weather

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To see some of the best aspects of Toronto, visit the city and enjoy some summer weather as soon as you can. Socialize and immerse yourself in the culture and city life by participating in a local food fest. During the summer, Toronto has the Toronto Food Truck Festival and Salsa on St. Clair to help introduce your palate to the tastes of Toronto. The summer is a perfect time for your family to enjoy a revolving selection of outdoor markets, such as the Toronto Flower Market or the Waterfront Night Market where children and adults can browse and purchase all kinds of unique items. You are certain to find a little something for everyone.

If you want to relax and take it easy on your budget, you and your family can plan an evening for free movie nights under the stars hosted at several locations throughout the summer.

Toronto has a charm all its own, with an endless list of activities to keep families entertained and active. We hope you enjoyed our list of family-friendly activities to do in Toronto. If you’re traveling to the area or just moving offices, contact us for your packing, moving, and cleaning needs. Check out the different moving services we offer, and let us take care of the packing, unpacking, and everything in between while you spend quality time with your family and make lasting memories.

Is there something on our list that interests you and your family? Did we miss an event or location you and your loved ones already enjoy? Is there a fun local attraction that you want to share with us? Contact us and let us know. We’ll add it to the list!