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101 Family Day Trips and Staycations Around Toronto

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Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Toronto. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

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Take A Deep Breath In the Garden

Neob Lavender Farm
Toronto Botanical Garden
Alexander Muir Memorial Garden
Edwards Gardens
St. James Park
Kew Gardens


Get Wild on a Hike

  Bronte Creek
Darlington Provincal Park
Forks of the Credit Provincal Park
Boyne Valley
Earl Rowe Provincal Park

Time Travel Today

  Casa Loma
Fort York National Historic Site
Gibson House Museum
Mackenzie House
King Township Museum
Montgomery's Inn
Pickering Museum Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village

Make Life a Beach

Toronto Island Beaches
Gibraltar Point Beach
Bluffer's Beach
Cherry Beach Clarke Beach Park
Rogue Beach Park

Splash into Some Water Fun

Splash Works
Wet 'n' Wild Toronto
Weston Lions Park
  Wild Waterworks

Spend the Day at a Museum

  Gardiner Museum
Hockey Hall of Fame
Ontario Science Centre
Art Gallery of Ontario
Bata Shoe Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
Scarborough Museum
Canadian Automotive Museum
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Niagara Parks Power Station
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Little Canada

Explore These Cities

  Mississauga, Ontario
Brampton, Ontario
Hamilton, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Niagara Falls, New York

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Centreville Train
Toronto Harbour Tours Inc.
Gone Sailing Adventures
Tallship Kajama
Toronto Heli Tours
Cameron Air
York-Durham Heritage Railway
South Simcoe Railway

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

Hutchinson Farm
Downey's Farm Market
Brooks Farms
Archibald's Orchard
Andrews' Scenic Acres
Applewood Farm Winery

Play Ball!

  Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies
Toronto Raptors

Treat Yo' Self

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery
Summer's Ice Cream
Ice Cream Junction
Kekou Gelato
Fugo Desserts
Carter's Ice Cream
Dolce Gelato
Soma Chocolatemaker
The Candy Bar
Sweet Thrills
Squish Candies

Connect with Nature

High Park Nature Centre
Humber Arboretum
Toronto Botanical Garden
Kortright Centre for Conservation
Conservation Halton
Royal Botanical Gardens
Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks

  Canada's Wonderland
Centreville Theme Park
Fantasy Fair
Darien Lake Theme Park

Talk to the Animals

  High Park Zoo
Toronto Zoo
Lionel's Farm
Reptilia Zoo
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
African Lion Safari
Cambridge Butterfly Conservation

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  Casa Loma
Oshawa Museum
Aga Khan Museum

Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls

  Albion Falls
Belfountain Falls
Ball's Falls
Beamer Falls

Get Active Indoors

  Active Kids Zone
Amazing Adventures Playland
Balls of Fun
Candyland Indoor Play Center
Eazy-Peazy Indoor Playground
FUNtastic Forest

Challenge Yourself

  Artistic Way
Children's Art Studio
Color Me Mine - Markham
The Artful Child
The Clay Room

Shop Your Heart Out

  Toronto Eaton Centre
Dufferin Mall
CF Fairview Mall
Yorkville Village

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!

Most of these destinations are within an hour from Toronto. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away