Make No Mistake This Winter Break .

You’re sitting at home, in your comfiest pair of pajamas, sipping slowly on that creamy hot chocolate while breathing in the fresh aroma of pine radiating off your tree. As you pick up that morning paper and begin to read, you can’t help but take a moment to stop and enjoy the uninterrupted bliss of your holiday break. No schedule, no rush hour traffic, and no emails. The laxness of the holidays calms you as you think about the few days off of work that will be filled with laughter inducing family get-togethers, gift-giving, and tons of eating. 

 

Imperative to maintaining this period of tranquility is keeping the little ones entertained. As we know, time off for you is a good thing but for your kids, that could mean bundles of energy bouncing off your walls in boredom, looking to be entertained. No need to stress, we’ve done the planning for you, and you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank either! Check out some of the best family friendly places to take your kids this winter break! 

 

Parks Canada Guided Outings & Events In Rouge Park 

A great way to keep the kids active and entertained this winter break is through adding a

Parks Canada guided hike to your holiday plans. The Rouge Park is transforming all the time and you don't want to miss it! Indulge in a rich assembly of natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes. Rouge National Urban Park is home to amazing biodiversity, some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area, Carolinian ecosystems, Toronto’s only campground, one of the region’s largest marshes, unspoiled beaches, amazing hiking opportunities, and human history dating back over 10,000 years, including some of Canada's oldest known Indigenous sites! 

 

Make sure you and your little ones are dressed for the weather, and hydration is a must! Boots, especially ones with strong grip, are highly recommended during the spring and winter months. 

 

 

The Natrel Rink - Harbourfront 

Harbourfront Centre offers more than high culture — it also houses this popular, free rink by the lake, complete with heated indoor change rooms and its own rink-side bar and grill. Natrel hosts a DJ skate night every Saturday evening, for those who want to bust a move and skate! 

  

Toronto Zoo Treats & Talks 

The Toronto Zoo is the place to be on Boxing Day! Enjoy 50% off admission all day and check out our extensive Keeper Talk Program that offers a fun holiday theme and delightful seasonal treats for the Zoo's animals. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Daily Bread Food Bank and any old cellphones to help support the Great Apes Conservation program. 

  

Bounce Up & Down At Skyzone 

Kids are super bouncy by nature, making jumping a pretty universal sport for any age group. Springy Leasiders rely on Sky Zone, a massive warehouse-style jumping gym slathered in padded walls designed to get you moving. Starting at $9 for half an hour, jumpers of all shapes and sizes can throw down at one of Sky Zone's trampoline rooms, like the popular foam pit or channel your inner Raptor and hit the SkySlam court.

 

So grab those winter boots, pile the kids in the car, and check out one of many fun family activities around the city, without worrying about the wallet!