Fun Things To Do With Your Family Before Summer Ends

Fun Things To Do With Your Family Before Summer Ends

Summer may be winding down, but there are still fun things to tackle before the kids hit the books. Cross these family activities off your list before the end of summer!

Make Lemonade-Inspired Desserts
Get the refreshingly sweet and tangy flavour of lemonade in these dessert recipes that remind us of our favourite summer drink. Do it — Because August 20 is Lemonade Day and why drink when you can slice! More

Go to Terra Lumina at Toronto Zoo
It’s an enchanted night walk at the Zoo, with an inspiring story for a brighter tomorrow. The popular event has reopened but hurry, it’s only on until September 6. Go — Because we all need a little inspiration these days. More

Go to the Beach
Close out the Summer with a day at the Beach! Go — Because it will feel like the mini-vacation you didn’t have this year. More

Go to The CN Tower
The CN Tower is a National icon, engineering Wonder, a Toronto must-see attraction and entertainment destination. Go — Because kids will love the private elevator ride up (limited to 4 now) and family passes are available! More

Go to a Drive-In-Movie
Head to a drive-in to see a double bill with the family at a drive-in theatre. Go — Because it’s fun to get your kids in their PJs and pile them in the car for one last late night of Summer fun. More

Go Bowling at Splitsville Woodbridge
Splitsville Woodbridge has reopened safely and they’re welcoming you back. Go — Because kids can bowl for FREE until September 1. More

Go Camping in your Backyard
Don’t deny the pleasures of s’mores, sleeping under the stars, and the great outdoors, even in your own yard!  Go — Because you get to immerse yourself in the outdoors, without all the packing, planning and gear associated with traditional camping. More

Go to the EX Virtually
The Canadian National Exhibition has always been a hot spot and summer staple for families looking for great entertainment, food, shopping and a whole bunch of excitement but sadly, this year’s event has been cancelled. Go — Because you’ll still get to experience some of your fair favourites online. More

Spend the Night at Jungle Cat World
Jungle Cat World offers a Bed & Breakfast experience for guests to spend the night at the attraction. Go — Because your family will immerse itself in the sounds of the wild… you’ll hear wolves howl and lions roar. It’s an intimate last summer experience as you will have the entire place to yourselves. More

See The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run
SpongeBob SquarePants and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom are hitting the big screen. Go — Because it’s the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event and it’s exclusive to Canadian Theatres. And, the movie is hilarious and getting great reviews. More

Go to Toronto Island Park
A short and fun ferry ride across the harbour will take you to formal gardens, a pier that extends into Lake Ontario, sandy beaches, picnic areas, and many other attractions. Go — Because it will feel like a little family getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. More

Go to Bird Kingdom
Bird Kingdom is the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary. Go — Because it’s an amazing tropical adventure and you can use discount code OPEN2020 to get $3 off on your visit (expires August 31). More

Go to Scenic Caves
Explore a self guided trail of caves and caverns carved millions of years ago from glacial ice. Go — Because you’ll also enjoy spectacular views from Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge. Your family can savour scenic lookouts, discover flora + fauna as you trek along 15 km. of the new Hiking Centre trails, feed the fish at the trout pond and more. More

Make Carnival Foods
From corn dogs to fried Oreos, funnel cakes, and the infamous donut burger, nothing spells summer like Carnival and Fair Foods. Do it — Because eating something deep-fried and gooey before summer ends is a must! More

Head to one of TRCA’s Conservation Parks
TRCA Conservation parks include 7 major parks in the Greater Toronto Area offering camping, hiking, swimming and more. Go — Because each offers a vast array of incredible outdoor experiences so your family can get close to nature! More

Go to Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
The 25,000 square foot facility includes a 10,800 square foot indoor tropical garden featuring 1000’s of free flying butterflies from all over the world. Go — Because kids will be delighted by dazzling tropical butterflies, all flying freely. One may even land on them. More

Go to the Zoo
Visit the zoo either in person or via a drive-thru experience! Go — Because kids love animals and zoos teach families about the importance of conservation and animal care. More

Make S’mores
Gooey s’mores = the best summer dessert ever! Do it — Because making s’mores is synonymous with summer and campfires! More

Go to 9 & 99: The Howe – Gretzky Exhibition at the Hockey Hall of Fame
It’s an exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Go — Because kids love hockey and this museum has tons of interactive and fun activities, not to mention the opp to have your photo taken with the Stanley Cup! More

Go to a Splash Pad
These H20-fueled spots are located in some of the best Toronto and GTA parks. Go — Because kids love splashing around and cooling off, and most will close after Labour Day. More

Go on a Pirate Ship Adventure
Sail aboard the Grey Ghost, the newest ship in Pirate Life’s fleet and search for a sunken treasure! Go — Because kids will love the songs, treasure map, and shooting the water cannons. More

Go Fruit Picking
Some crops are still in season and many peak in August at these PYO Farms in the GTA. Go — Because nothing sweetens up a hot summer day quite like a bowl of fresh fruit. More

Go Pottery On The Plaza For Families At Gardiner Museum
Join this famous museum on the outdoor plaza for family clay activities and enjoy some tactile fun and creativity. Go — Because it’s Free and this ends on August 31. More

Have one last Picnic
Head over to one of these fabulous picnic sites for a late summer family picnic. Go — Because eating outdoors is fun and it’s your last chance to make the most of the weather. August is also National Picnic Month. More

Go to the Bata Shoe Museum
It’s North America’s charming and surprising shoe museum with hundreds of shoes on exhibit in architect Raymond Moriyama’s award-winning four-storey structure. Go — Because it’s a unique museum to visit and it’s Toronto’s favourite shoebox! More

Go to a Drive-Thru Dinosaur Adventure
The Indian River Reptile & Dinosaur Park, located near Peterborough, features ultra-realistic, life-size dinosaurs and the attraction is offering a safe drive-thru experience. Go — Because kids love dinosaurs and your $20 per car admission supports abandoned reptiles. More

Make a Summer Treat
Check out Starfish S’mores, Banana Split Bites, Banana Dogs, Cheesecake “Ice Cream” Cones, and more. Do it — Because it’s your last chance to make treats reminiscent of summer time so make one quickly before summer ends. More

See Immersive Van Gogh
Be immersed in 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projection animating the masters’ oeuvre and illuminating the mind of the genius. Walk-In and Drive-in options available. Go — Because you’ll be injecting a little culture in your kids’ lives. More

Go to a Storytelling Drive-Thru Tour at Pickering Museum Village
Time travel couldn’t be easier for you or your family at Pickering Museum Village, the largest living history museum in Durham. Go — Because kids can learn a lot from history, and this ends August 28. More

Go to Black Creek Pioneer Village
BCPV offers one of Ontario’s richest and most varied collections of authentic 19th-century artifacts. Enjoy the heritage village, animals, and gardens. Go — Because kids will enjoy the new Discovery Stations, they’ll encounter history actors and meet Farmyard Friends. More

Enjoy these last few weeks of Summer!

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