Sharing a few Things to Do in Toronto for the Long Weekend. Maybe you aren’t in Toronto? Well, you can take some inspiration from this post on how to incorporate some family-friendly staycation ideas for visiting your city…
Things to Do in Toronto for the Long Weekend
Specifically you might be looking for THINGS TO DO IN TORONTO WITH KIDS. Of course, there are parks, trails, boardwalk at the beach, bluffs, and more. You could certainly spend the whole long weekend playing, biking, walking, and wagon pulling and not see it all. These activities can be low cost and high fun.
If you are in the mood for adventure — you could go downtown and explore. Take the TTC (when my kids were young they found the subway to be an adventure). Explore the sites, shop, or eat.
You could also pack a picnic and take a ferry (from the Toronto harbourfront) over to Toronto’s Islands to get a great city view. I hear Centreville is open!
Inside activities in Toronto
I have a few TIPS FOR VISITING THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE which is one of my favourite inside activities in Toronto. It’s very hands-on for kids (and parents won’t be bored because there’s lots to learn and read). It has decent parking, bus stop right outside the door, and very stroller friendly.
- Ontario Science Centre – hands on family fun (from babies to teens). Plan for a whole day visit. My #1 family destination recommendation in Toronto. Healthy food options in cafeteria. English and French. Good parking.
- Royal Ontario Museum – hands on family fun and look-through-glass stuff too. Plan a half day visit. Better for older kids. Half day visit. Subway station just across the street.
- Toronto Zoo – hands on family fun and watching animals from afar. Plan a whole day visit.Take a stroller and wear good walking shoes. Fast food restaurants on site. Lots of picnic areas. Good parking.
- Ontario Place – hands on family fun. Plan a whole day visit. Summer water park. Good parking.
- Casa Loma – hands on family fun and walking indoors. Plan a half day visit. Better for older kids. Parking.
- Art Gallery of Ontario – kid area and walking indoors. Plan a half day visit. TTC accessible.
- CN Tower – best elevator ride in Toronto. Plan a half day visit. Making a reservation at their restaurant ahead of time can cut costs of outing.
- Hockey Hall of Fame – kid friendly! Plan a half day visit. TTC accessible with lots of great surrounding restaurants.
Me? I’m actually roadtripping (in Ontario) with my family this weekend. Stay tuned for a review on things to do in Norfolk County with your kids – coming soon!