Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Toronto
Best Places for Kids in the Toronto region!
The best places to take kids in Toronto, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Toronto! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is a public aquarium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The aquarium is one of three aquariums owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment.
Ontario Science Center
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 51 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Bata Shoe Museum
There's lots to do every day this summer at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids visiting the museum will receive an activity bag that includes a sneaker key chain for decorating, an ISpy game to play in each gallery and a colourful temporary tattoo! There is also funky footwear to try on, the perfect opportunity to get a family selfie capturing your #BSMfamilyfun!
Canada's Wonderland is Canada's Premier Amusement Park featuring over 200 attractions, 69 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, and Splash Works; a 20-acre water park. From world-class rides, including our two all-new rides, Skyhawk and Flying Eagles, to live shows and Planet Snoopy - our goal is to provide you with the best day ever!
Kids will never forget the experience of Toronto’s highest high. Families ascend 112 storeys in a glass elevator to the observation deck, which offers sweeping views of the Toronto region and glass floor that looks onto downtown. Go up another 36 levels to the SkyPod, and you can see all the way to Niagara Falls. Daring adults can also book an appointment for the EdgeWalk, a thrilling open-air walk around the circumference of the tower’s iconic bulb.
The Gardiner Museum is Canada's national ceramics museum and one of the world's great specialty museums.
High Park Zoo
The zoo inside High Park in Toronto is located on Deer Pen Road and is accessible via the Parkside Road entrance. There is plenty of parking just in front of the zoo's entrance. The zoo is open all year long from 7 am till dusk. There are 6 or 7 enclosed areas on either side of Deer Pen road where the animals of the zoo live. You can find bison, deer, llamas, peacocks, highland cattle, etc. in the zoo. The zoo dates back to the early 1900s when deer were kept inside High Park. Please do not feed the animals. They are on a special diet and they may get sick from food given to them by visitors. When you take pictures, please be considerate and don't use your camera's flash because it disturbs animals (how would you like to be photographed 100 times a day?).
Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Canada.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) (French: Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario) is an art museum in Toronto's Downtown Grange Park district, on Dundas Street West between McCaul Street and Beverley Street. Our collection includes more than 80,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. The gallery has 45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft) of physical space, making it one of the largest galleries in North America.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Epic battles of Steel and Steed - a two hour tournament and dinner with feasting, fighting, horses, knights, and more!
Toronto Island Park
Centreville Theme Park
Centreville Theme Park, located on the Toronto Islands, is the ultimate summer destination for families with young children. With over 30 rides and attractions this theme park offers up a full day of family fun. Getting to Centreville is almost as exciting as the park itself. Everyone will enjoy the scenic ride across Toronto Harbour on the Centre Island ferry!
Sky Zone - Toronto
Sky Zone provides guests with thrilling activities fit for all ages and fitness levels where they are guaranteed to have a 'soaring' time. Filled with wall-to-wall trampolines, Sky Zone provides a brand new way to move and sets the stage for a variety of activities such as 3-D Dodgeball and SkyRobics - an invigorating and fun, yet highly effective, fitness class that can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour. Participants can also partake in Open Jump where they can bounce for fun, freestyle their latest moves, or jump into a giant foam pit. In addition, the facility is also the perfect venue for a unique and memorable group outing, offering birthday party packages, corporate team building programs and other group events such as churches, schools and camps.
At 401 Mini-Indy we’re all about one thing—fun. At our Etobicoke facility you’ll find everything you could possibly need for a fun-filled, action-packed evening. Want to get your adrenaline racing? We can help with that. We have a massive, extra-wide indoor go-kart track and an outdoor track too, with both adult and adult-driven child karts.
The Rock Oasis
If you've never experienced rock climbing before, come in and see why so many people are addicted to this fun and challenging sport. Our experienced and passionate staff help provide a fun and safe environment to climbers of all ages.
Laser Quest - Toronto East
Laser Quest is the world's most exciting live action laser tag game. Laser Quest is played in a specially designed multi-level maze with swirling fog, specialty lighting and space age music. From the time players receive their briefing and don their LQ pack and laser, until they get their personalized scorecard, they experience totally exhilarating and absorbing entertainment.
Hooray for Play
Hooray for Play is Etobicoke's newest indoor playground and party centre for children. Our facility features a two-story play structure with slides, a separate toddler area, as well as a climbing tower and other play structures ideally suited for children age 3 months to 6 years.
When we started Little Town Indoor Playground in Etobicoke our purpose was simple, we wanted to make childhoods joyous and to do that we needed to make sure that every child enjoys a birthday that is super. In the past 2 years since our inception, we've been able to make hundreds of birthdays super. When you visit us our birthday planner sits down with you to ensure that we customize every celebration to your needs and our team of activity manager is there with you every step of the way during the celebration to make sure that everything is perfect.
Amazon Indoor Playground & Party Center
At Amazon Indoor Playground we are a family owned operating business! We are committed to nurturing the play, imagination and early learning in children while providing a clean safe environment for families to explore and have fun!