Weekend Adventures in GTA August 19-20

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The weekend is fast approaching, and it looks like this will be one of the few good-weather-ones left! So, making the most of it with some fun in the sun seems like the obvious choice. Get your family together and adventure away for some play time with buskers and some much needed R&R on the beach! This is where our weekend adventures in GTA will be taking you:

Saturday, August 19

The most colourful event of the year is happening in Port Credit this weekend – the Port Credit Busker Fest! So start your day heading to Memorial Park where puppets, masks, clowns, circus performers, the rubberband boy, the yo-yo guy, a balloon artist and even a couple of awkward airline attendants are a part of this year’s festival menu.


They will make you laugh to tears, leave you extraordinarily puzzled, or fascinated to no end with their astonishing performances. And if you think all of those aren’t enough to keep your little ones entertained, there’s a special Kids Zone for them as well – with a dedicated car art space, a bubble factory, a silver Elvis and much more.


When all that laughing and cheering makes your throat a little scratchy, soothe it with some super delicious (and healthy – no added sugar!) frozen yogurt, just down the street: Yeh! Frozen Yogurt and Cafe has an array of yummy flavours and toppings to choose from, as well as crepes and coffee, for the hungrier bunch.

This will make for a wonderful (and low budget) day with the family. Even though you will have to deal with your little ones squishing some oranges beyond repair while attempting to juggle or using up all your dish soap for bubble making in the days after, it will be well worthed!

 

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Sunday, August 20

As of the beginning of the month, Toronto Island has reopened for public use. The flood damage has been taken care of, and that means you need to squeeze in a visit before the summer is over! Take a look at what awaits you for a Sunday full of fun in the sun:

The ferry is half the fun! Snap a quick scenic photo of your trip to the island and start your Sunday adventure soaking up the views of the city.

Once you have arrived, give your kids the classic Torontonian day of play at Centreville Amusement Park.

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The park features a carousel, ferris wheel, mini train, bumper cars, a swan ride, mini golf, a pony express, and a small roller coaster! The majority of attractions are for 3-7 year olds, making this theme park a great alternative to Wonderland.

Take a rest or kick a soccer ball around in the heart of Centre Island. The grassy fields are a perfect place to have a picnic, do some yoga, or even bring your own bbq! Do whatever your heart desires in this perfect mid-day rest spot.

Be sure to visit Centre Island beach or Ward’s Island Beach with the kids.

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If you’re worried about the clothing optional area at Hanlan’s Point Beach, it might be best to steer clear. However, many forget it is only the south end of the beach that this policy applies to! So if you’re up for it, visiting the north part of Hanlan’s where bathing suits are still required often means less crowding!

When you need to grab a bite, head to the conveniently located Carousel Cafe.

Let your children explore the wildlife of Toronto Island, learn a thing or two about gardening, and enjoy the art of storytelling at Franklin Children’s Garden.

If you’re feeling a little adventurous, take advantage of the Toronto Island Lagoon. Rent a kayak at the boathouse and paddle your worries away. Canoes and single kayak rentals start at $29/hour. Toronto Island Bike Rentals are another fun activity. Rent a bicycle…or a quadricycle. There’s room for the whole family.

Finish your day with a tour! The Ward’s Island Walking Tour or Toronto Island Garden Tours are a great way to get to know the area and feel a little more connected to it next time you visit. Learn what the life of a Toronto Island local is like, and explore the unique gardens that make the island so special!

By the time you are back home, your action-packed day will make for a peaceful evening and a faster-than-normal sleep routine. Which might give you a bit of time to enjoy a glass of wine and some Netflix – is there a better way to end a weekend?!

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