Out of Town Attractions
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5651 River Rd, Niagara Falls
Discover exotic birds and animals in the tropical rainforest at Bird Kingdom, the largest indoor free-flying aviary in the world. Your tour includes a replicated Explorer's Base Camp where you can get up close and even hold friendly parrots, exotic birds and animals. You can then continue to the small bird aviary where the smallest of winged wonders flying freely around you. You can then explore night animals and dig for treasure. The tour ends with the world's largest free-flying aviary on multi levels which includes a 40 ft. waterfall.
This attraction includes a gift shop with many animal related souvenirs as well as a cafe that serves lunch. They offer meal specials, senoirs days as well as online savings for admission tickets. Make sure to check out the contest on their website to win a family pass.
Brantford Twin Valley Zoo
84 Langchurch Rd, Brantford
The Twin Valley zoo is currently celebrating it 25 year anniversary this August! Built on 25 beautiful acres in Brant County, Brantford Twin Valley Zoo is a great place to observe a collection of native and exotic animals maintained in natural surroundings.
At this zoo you can expect to see lions, tigers, monkeys, bears, deer, kangaroos, zebra, flamingoes and so much more.
A smaller scale zoo compared to the more well known competitiors, the Brantford Zoo caters to the younger crowd that may not have the energy for a larger zoo. It also allows outside food to be brought into the park and offers a lower admission to help with the budget. A family of 4 with children under 13 can visit the park for $51.00
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville
(905) 849-9700 ext 213
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding individuals of Canadian golf from players, both amateur and professional, to the builders, architects and others who have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country. Operated by Golf Canada, the Hall of Fame, museum and library are located at the Glen Abbey Golf Club (home of the Canadian Open).
The musuem is set up like a golf course in that each display is named hole 1 through to 18. There is also a putting green where you can test your skill using a replica 200 year old putter.
Chicopee Tube Park
1600 River Rd E, Kitchener
Known in the city for its exciting winter tubing adventures Chicopee is also open all summer long 7 days a week. Summer tubing is enjoyed by sliding down gliding mats that simulate snow without the use of water.
In addition to the tubing you can also choose from a wide variety of rope activities inlcuding zip lines, euro bungy, horizontal ropes and the spider web climbing course. Activities can be purchased separately or in a group package for additional savings.
650 Read Rd, St. Catharines
Happy Rolph's provides an unique experience of a variety of animals, birds and plants, in a natural setting. Visitors can also enjoy quiet seating and viewing opportunities along Lake Ontario or adjacent to two ponds on site. The petting farm, which includes chickens, pigs, horses, rabbits, sheep, goats, llamas, as well as a donkey named 'Hoti' -- 'Don Quixote'. Hundreds of ducks, geese and native birds live in the sanctuary's nearby pond. The pond's inlet, sheltered by evergreens and bordered by grassy banks and willow trees, offers food and shelter for the resident waterfowl and migratory birds. The animals will be at Happy Rolph's from Victoria Day weekend until Thanksgiving weekend.
Happy Rolph's also has a nice park, lots of parking and accessible washrooms. Admission is free however donations are greatly accepted. Operating hours are 7am- Dusk.
99 Rathburn Rd W, Mississauga
Playdium is 40,000 sq ft and 2 floors of interactive games and excitement. Many of the attractions are redemption games where you can play to earn tickets and cash them in for prizes. In addition to the interior space there is an 11 acre outdoor park featuring one of Canada's longest go-karting tracks. Other outdoor attractions include batting cages, mini golf, bungee trampoline and bumper cars. Playdium has something for everyone in the family.
288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
(647) 351- 3474
The Ripley's aquarium contains 16,000 aquatic animals and the features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Get up close and personal with three touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, and rays as well as daily dive shows every 2 hours.
Special events at the aquarium include, sleepovers, yoga, weekly programs for 2-3 year olds called Sea Squirts and more. There are also many promotions from time to time for discount admission.
You could win a pair of tickets to the Ripley's Aquarium by entering a child's colouring contest with the 407 ETR. For details click here
709 Woolwich St, Guelph
Riverside Park is a perfect day trip for families. The Park showcases a Floral Clock and Rock Gardens; a fully accessible children’s playground; an outdoor concert shell; an antique carousel; pedal boats; miniature train; horseshoe pits; a giant chess/checker game; a sand beach area; trails along the river front; 3 baseball diamonds and a scaled model of the first house built in Guelph by John Galt.
Admission to the park is free however the carousel, paddle boats and train are a fee of $2.54 each or you can purchased for $17.79 plus tax. Note that the paddle boats are only open on weekends and holidays June 22- September 7th.
1958 Storybook Lane, London
Storybook Gardens provides families with fun and unique walking tour through your classic children's nursey rhymes. From Humpty Dumpty to the old women who lived in a shoe it brings these childhood tales to life. In addition to these feature areas you can visit, Old McDonald's farm, amusement rides, games, a wonderful splash pad, a pirate ship, play gym and of course beautiful gardens. A village of imagination awaits you at Storybook Gardens. Open all year round, each season offers new activities and adventures, from our summer splash pad to our winter skating trail makes for a great destination.
A family pass with 2 adults and 2 children is only $27 and children under 24 months are free. Outside food is permitted on site and in and out privledges are given with admission.