What can I do with my kids this spring in Ontario?
What are the best spring activities for kids?
How do I get my kids out enjoying nature in the spring?
This blog can answer all your Q's, well try to anyways.
We all know if the kids aren't having fun - everyone is pretty much miserable. The activities below are a broad range of choices to satisfy all types of kids and families. The right activities with the right attitudes are a great start to a fun family day trip or overnight getaway.
Springing out of an amazing winter full of snow, areas north of Toronto are the best place to watch Ontario prepare for summer. Outdoors spaces and small town attractions and activities can be a great focal point for a day trip or quick weekend getaway.
2. Shake your winter hibernation and have a quick getaway. Get into the spirit and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and go for a weekend getaway with the family.Take advantage of holiday promotions like Victoria Day long weekend and Mother's Day. Many resorts and hotels are offering great specials every weekend. Choose an event and stay in the area for a day or two, or more!
3. Happy Trails - Hike, Bike or Trike. Find the nearest paved or dirt trail and find out what's happening this spring in the forests of Ontario. Trails and access are available all over areas north of Toronto offering an option for every skill level or for families with kids of a range of ages. Many attractions offer trails as well as community maintained trails, or you could even find a beach and explore that too!
local market is simply a must. It's the perfect destination for a day trip to a neighbouring community and the best place to see what edible goodness is being produced in the area. The month of May marks the start of farmer's market season and continues all the way through until fall. Kids get excited about food and love being a part of the procurement process as well as the preparation process (and don't forget the clean up process). Kids should know where their food really comes from! It's inspiring to think kids today are the chefs of tomorrow. This is a fun activity if you are staying in a cottage or cabin or a studio with a kitchenette.
5. Book a long weekend getaway. Who doesn't love a Long Weekend? It's been a long stretch, but Victoria Day long weekend is just what we need to get us into the summer mood! Queen Victoria , the UK monarch, reigned from 1837 to 1901. Canada decided to continue celebrating her birthday after she passed. There are many festivities to commemorate the grand day, and to cap-off the relaxing, fun-filled long weekend: fireworks! Watch our events calendar as we add events, activities and getaways for this exciting weekend.
6. Tried and True Attractions. Private or government run attractions are all over resort areas north of Toronto. A small town museum, a western ranch or an art or cultural centre are all places you can lose track of time hanging out with the kids. Parents will have just as much fun!
7. Celebrate good times, Come on! Festivals are a lively way to enjoy everything Ontario has to offer. Festivals are a big part of community celebrations and chances are you'll find a party for wonderful things everywhere like butter Tarts, strawberries, boats and more. Check our events calendar as we continually update with festivals and events. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for up to date messages about what's happening.
8. Explore the the wild side. Be sure to experience some of Ontario’s wildlife treasures that will make you and your little adventurers feel like you’re budding woodsmen. Pack your hikers and even your opera glasses if you wish and head off into nature looking for adventure. Take time to look for green tree buds, to smell any flowers and take in mother nature's all around awesome-ness.
weekend getaway to a cabin for the family, fishing is a great activity for kids. Aside from a ton of fun outdoors, it's character building. We know it's not easy to teach the art of patience so here's our helpful tips for fishing with kiddos.
10. If all else fails, think summer thoughts. Summer holidays are right around the corner. Research and reserve your children’s spots in the best camps Ontario has to offer. Canadian Physical Activity guidelines state that children and youth need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorously intense activity per day. In addition to activity, camps build confidence, social skills, and educate! Whether it is a day camp or overnight, horseback riding or arts and crafts, there are so many to choose from.
Whatever it is you choose to do, remember our kids get most of their cues from us. Inspire them to be positive and be curious to experience new places and things.