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Perfect Weekends: Toronto For Families

With it’s diverse, accessible cultural scene and plethora of dynamic activities, both edible and not-so-much, there’s no shortage of things to do in Toronto when you’ve kids to entertain.


Here’s our Perfect ‘Kid-Friendly’ Weekend in Toronto — just in time for March Break!

1. Pack up the whole family an head for the Farmers’ Market. There are plenty to choose from and many have kid-friendly activities to keep them busy and learning. We like the Evergreen Brick Works weekend market because of it’s location. There’s plenty of walking trails and pond-side decks (with turtles!) to explore once you’ve stoked up on cheese curds and other treats.

2. We’ve never met a kid who wasn’t excited to head up the CN Tower. Have you? We’d skip the laser tag and instead bee line to top for the best views of the city and a wicked game of eye-spy on the glass floor.

3. Artsy kids will love the Art Gallery of Ontario. At the Weston Family Learning Centre, kids they’ll have plenty of ways to get their hands dirty, including hands-on drawing and sculpting classes. Family Sundays happen on the last Sunday of every month from October to March. 

4. For kids who love animals (who doesn’t?!) we like Riverdale Farm. If you�re looking for a more central animal experience than the Toronto Zoo, this Cabbagetown experience is for you.. Kids can play with goats, chickens and sheep while touring the quaint turn-of-the-20th-century grounds.

5. For dinner, we’d head for Caplansky’s. For picky eaters, there’s a great kids menu (HELLO, Grilled Cheese!), while the more adventurous tots can choose-their-own-deli-adventure in the form of classic sandwiches piled high on rye. There are large tables for groups and plenty of drinks for the adults.

6. Still bored? Need more? There’s also Lego Land and Tree Top Trekking and the ROM and the Aquarium. 


Since it’s syrup season, we’d suggest making the most of it!  

Head over to Sugar Beach to explore the Sugar Shack. There will be tons of demos, taffy pulling, ice sculptures and plenty of food vendors, including Feast On Certified Heirloom Food Truck!

Take the kids by the hand and take a trip back in time � way back in time � all the way to 1800s Toronto at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. Explore the customs, artifacts and surroundings of early Toronto settlers, then go on a special March Break adventure in Sherlock Holmes and the Maple Mystery. Plus, kids 14 and younger get in free!

For more things to see, do and eat in Toronto now, check out the Tourism Toronto website!