Toronto Fun Family Things To Do

There are tons of fun family things to do in Toronto. A lot of them FREE. Whether you are with toddlers, kids or teens there are attractions for every age. Attractions, entertainment, science, history and more are all found within Toronto’s core – all family friendly.

  • CN Tower.  The tower is a Toronto landmark. TIP: the 360 restaurant in the tower includes tower admission in menu pricing. Reserve at 360 and you can take a dedicated elevator up and skip the long general admission line.
  • Centre Island. Parking can be pricy but TTC is steps to the ferry docks. Centreville amusement park is perfect for toddlers and younger children. Rent a quad bike to tour the island with your family. While there are restaurants on the island – taking a picnic is always a great choice (and the island has lots of picnic areas). Free things to do: Visit Franklin’s Garden, the maze, the beach.
  • Kew Garden Beach. Dip your toes in Lake Ontario, walk the boardwalk or play in the Kew Gardens playground there are lots of FREE things to do in the beaches area. Steps to restaurants and stores on Queen Street East this is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
  • Queen Street West. Teens will love the entertainment district of Toronto. Muchmusic, coffee shops and lots of people watching await your visit.
  • High Park. West end of Toronto High Park offers fun and family time. Walk through the High Park Zoo, visit the green areas, rollerblade, stroll, walk or bike.
  • Kensington Market. Again, perfect teen activity. Vintage clothing stores and boho feel make this a great walk.
  • Ontario Science Centre. A must-see family thing to do. Hands-on experience (yes, kids you CAN touch!), bilingual (English/French) and serious fun. Kidspark area is designed for younger kids (there is even a special under 3 area for lil’ ones!), daily electricity shows, papermaking and more. A real favourite for families!
  • Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Dinosaur lovers will have to see the dino exhibit! Centrally located, steps from subway.


  1. says

    Great list! I love that many of the activities are free. Families everywhere are trying to watch their spending and this helps them do that while still getting out and enjoying Toronto.

  2. Eva Urban says

    Have vistied Toronto a long time ago. Live on the West Coast of Canada, unfortunately don’t travel too much. Planning a trip with my 8 year old next year, planning to stop in Toronto to see my brother. Great to have some current ideas of fun things to do with him there.

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