Best activities for children in Ontario
- Canada Travel Tips
- Friday, 14 October 2011 20:39
Travelling with children can be a wonderful experience if families plan accordingly to cater to the different interests of the group. Fortunately, Ontario offers a plethora of great attractions to encounter and activities to enjoy within the major cities and beyond. Although the weather may become chillier in many regions throughout the fall and winter, there are still many offering for family friendly excursions that will surely delight those on holiday in this great province of Canada. The top five activities, listed here in no particular order, are all must-sees that can make for incredible vacation memories of Ontario.
1. Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
Children and adults who are hockey fans can journey to Toronto to see the Hockey Hall of Fame. The organization's website says that there will be an induction ceremony for four legendary players this November that is open to the public. Included among these players are big name stars Joe Nieuwendyk and Doug Gilmour. The museum itself is a sight to see, with various displays highlighting the stories and personal items of some hockey greats that hail from Canada.
2. Fun Junction, Ottawa
For a little break from touring, families can spend the afternoon relaxing and having a blast at the Fun Junction in Ottawa. Kids can try rock climbing, laser tag or glow-in-the-dark mini golfing. Those travelling without children can even enjoy the activities on Saturday night for special adult-only hours.
3. Toronto Zoo
This is the largest zoo in the country, boasting more than 460 different creatures that guests can observe and learn about during their visit. Families can also book special guided demonstrations to enlighten children on even more in-depth information about the zoo's inhabitants and wildlife conservation.
4. Rideau Lakes, Ottawa
Travellers who are in the Ottawa area may wish to book their accommodations outside of the hustle and bustle of the city and truly enjoy the natural wonders that surround the metropolis. A favourite pastime for locals and tourists alike is renting a cottage in the Rideau lakes region, where families can have an outdoor bonfire, cook hearty meals and simply enjoy each other's company.
5. Science North and Dynamic Earth, Sudbury
These two museums are popular among guests of all ages for the wide array of endeavours that all can partake in. Science North presents many opportunities for hands-on experiments, from observing butterflies to measuring regional air quality. Dynamic Earth allows visitors to ride an elevator underground to learn about the Earth's geological layers.