Need some inspiration on what to do with kids in Toronto? No matter if you are a local or a tourist just visiting Toronto for the weekend with your family there are plenty of fun spots to enjoy with children around the city.
To ensure you have an amazing day with the kids, here are 16 fun things to do with children in Toronto.
Explore the Toronto Zoo and see all your favourite animals like lions, polar bears and tigers. Here you can find 5000 animals, and kids can have fun playing in the Discovery Zone, watching one of the animal shows or cooling off at the splash pad.
Kids and adults alike will have fun learning at The Ontario Science Centre. Here you can learn through discovery about space, walk through a rainforest and search for animals, try building a roller coaster, or watch exciting science demonstrations. While here make sure to watch a movie at the OMNIMAX Theatre which has a giant dome screen!
Spend a thrilling day at Canada's Wonderland trying out all the rides! You can easily spend the entire day here as there are plenty of kid-friendly rides like the Ghoster Coaster and Snoopy's Space Race to keep the little ones entertained. As a family, you can enjoy the exhilarating Water Water Canyon and rollercoasters like Silver Streak and The Fly.
In the summer make sure to pack bathing suits! At Canada's Wonderland, there is a huge water park Splash Works where you can find tons of water slides, lazy rivers and a giant wave pool.
Get up close to a Tyrannosaurus rex, and all your other favourite dinosaurs like the Stegosaurus, and Triceratops at The Royal Ontario Museum. Another must-see exhibit is the one on Ancient Egypt where you can step inside the inner chapel of a tomb, and see mummies!
Head to the top of Toronto's iconic CN Tower to enjoy the amazing view. Kids will love looking out at the floor-to-ceiling windows and playing at the KidZone which has plenty of play structures.
This super fun Liquid Nitrogen ice cream shop is one the kids will love. At Lab Sense, you can order smoking bowls of ice cream that you can eat in a fun ball pit.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a must-visit spot in Toronto. Here you can see sharks, jellyfish, and colourful fish in the massive aquarium. While here make sure to visit the Discovery Centre where you can touch different types of stingrays!
You'll have so much fun building at Legoland Discovery Centre. Here you can browse the amazing lego buildings and characters and even build one yourself!
Bring some sand toys and head to Toronto's urban beach Sugar Beach. Here you can spend a relaxing sunny day building sand castles and enjoying a picnic lunch or ice cream.
Head out together to watch a Toronto Blue Jays game. On Jr. Jays Weekends kids 14 and under can take part in tons of fun activities like running the bases and meeting the Toronto Blue Jays mascot Ace.
Head to The Rec Room to spend an amazing afternoon playing various arcade games. Here you have an amazing time playing video games, arcade games, ping pong, and shuffleboard!
Throughout the year there are a variety of fun festivals at Ontario Place that would be perfect to explore with kids. At Ontario Place, you can also enjoy the outdoor skating rink, or challenge your kids to one the giant outdoor board games.
Step back in time to the mid-1800s at this stunning historical village. The entire village is set at the time of Canada's Confederation. While here you can explore the antique buildings, see cute animals at the farm, and meet the actors in period costume and even try hands-on experience where you try different heritage trades.
For a fun free activity that kids will love, head to Riverdale Farm. The real working farm is open every day of the year, and here you can see farm animal likes cows, horses, sheep, pigs, and chickens.
Feel like a lord or a lady for a night as you watch a knight jousting tournament. For a fun dinner out, head out as a family to enjoy dinner and watch the exciting show with horses and medieval knights who battle.
For a fun twist on regular mini golf, try glow in the dark mini golf instead! The fun black light lit mini golf course is super fun with the creative design that features tons of different settings like under the water and a tropical jungle.