Are you looking for ways to keep your kiddos occupied? Maybe you’re tired of going to the same spot or done hoping a single activity will capture the attention of your kids. And if you’re asking yourself, “How do I keep my kids in high spirits while spending quality time with them?” Fear not! We’ve put together this roundup of some of the best things to do with kids in Toronto!
Let your kids step into a dreamy world at ‘Bubble Planet’ or come face-to-face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic World. They can scour Old Town for clues at an exploration game, discover the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, and so much more.
A massive ‘Bubble Planet’ experience with interactive-themed rooms is coming to Toronto this November—and it’s perfect for the entire family! Interact with every kind of bubble imaginable, enjoy a hot air balloon flight simulator, and more at this whimsical experience that is only in town for a limited time.
Prepare to awaken your inner child as you embark on a dreamy adventure with your kids, exploring 11 captivating rooms. Each is a sensory wonderland with a different theme, inviting you to revel in the joy of bubbles in all their mesmerizing forms!
📍 Grab your tickets here!
Kids are sure to love this one! Jurassic World: The Exhibition in Mississauga brings prehistoric creatures back to life in captivating detail. Meet your favorite dinosaurs of the film franchise, from the deadly Indominous Rex and Tyrannosaurus Rex to the adorable little Bumpy from Camp Cretaceous, and discover the science behind it all at Hammonds Lab. There, you’ll also find the minuscule parasaurolophus babies in their incubator — the tiniest dinos at the exhibit.
It’s a great opportunity for your kids to learn about the prehistoric era, but beware: they might go home with absolute stars in their eyes. Secure your spot to Jurassic World: The Exhibition.
📍 199 Rathburn Rd West, Mississauga
3. Mystery Walk
What best way to please your kids than to let them run around the city? This thrilling exploration game presents a completely new way to experience the city’s historic Old Town. Prepare to embark on an escape game meets scavenger hunt meets walking tour, where Old Town’s magic comes to life in unexpected ways. Learn about interesting facts, step inside the most iconic bars and cafés, and let your kiddos take in all the fun of the neighborhood.
A day at the museum is the classic family outing, but what makes the Royal Ontario Museum special is its exciting ticket rates! All tickets include skip-the-line admission, access to special exhibitions, and children 4 and under enter free of charge! If your kids are in college or university, they can also enter free of charge on Tuesdays. What’s not to love?
Whether you’re more into science or art, the stunning Royal Ontario Museum has something for you. Discover over 13 million artworks, witness one of the world’s best collections of dinosaurs, and enjoy the largest display of minerals and gems in Canada. There are also family-friendly activities sprinkled throughout the exhibit for an interactive experience! Book your tickets here.
📍 100 Queens Park, Toronto
5. Toronto Zoo
A trip to the zoo—the old reliable. Going to the Toronto Zoo is a plan for the whole family to enjoy. Aside from seeing all of the exotic animals, families can make the most of a variety of attractions and adventures. Take a ride on the Zoomobile, sit on a funky animal seat at the Conservation Carousel, experience the high-speed zipline or cool off at Splash Island.
📍 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto
6. Casa Loma
Give the kids an opportunity to learn about Toronto’s rich history and behold a very impressive castle at Casa Loma. Owned by the City of Toronto and one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, Casa Loma is the perfect plan for a relaxed day with the kids. Visit the beautiful gardens, the Scottish and Norman Tower, and have a family meal al fresco surrounded by breathtaking views.
📍 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Centreville Amusement Park may be a kid’s play paradise but actually getting there is part of the fun. You’ll have to take a short ferry ride to Centre Island—an experience that every kid will enjoy. Once you get there, countless food outlets, the Beasly Bear Ride, Scrambler, bumper cars, log ride, ferris wheel, and so much more await.
📍 9 Queens Quay W, Toronto
You don’t have to go all that far to give your kids a taste of farm life. Riverdale Farm is a working farm located in Cabbagetown, Toronto. Admission is free and visitors are invited to learn about raising livestock, take part in handwork and craft programs, and admire all the flowers, vegetables, and wooded areas on the special property.
📍 201 Winchester St, Toronto
If your kid is a budding Einstein or simply has a curious mind, visiting the Ontario Science Centre makes for a fascinating and memorable experience. Explore the centre’s latest exhibitions such as those celebrating underwater adventures, leave the kids to discover the KidSpark space which is a learn-through-play space, and head to the community reef to see the tropical and cold-water coral.
📍 770 Don Mills Rd., North York
It’s hard to go wrong with a trip to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, even if you’re an adult. Choose from an array of great attractions, including the 4D cinema, a quest on a family-sized chariot, racing an ultra fast racecar, a factory tour, and don’t forget to check out the Guinness World Record-breaking flag in the Centre’s retail shop.
📍 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan
If you have some music fans in your family over the age of 8, going to a Candlelight concert is an enchanting experience. The Candlelight series invites audiences to listen to renditions of their favourite music by timeless composers and modern-day icons. From Taylor Swift to Halloween Classics, these performances cover a wide range of music genres.
📍 Taking place at several venues across Toronto