Posted : December 25, 2019
Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.
Winter is a great time to explore new interests and activities with the kids. Whether they spark a lifelong passion or a fun new hobby, your kids will benefit from learning new skills at an early age. They’ll build confidence, learn life lessons and gain new abilities that will enrich their lives today and in the future.
Make a Mini Explorer
Boost confidence by encouraging your kids to test their limits in a safe environment. Your kids will learn to be the hottest thing on two wheels at Joyride 150! The largest indoor bike park in Canada has epic sections for all skill levels, and you can rent a bike on-site. Or take to the skies at iFLY – Whitby for all the thrill of sky-diving…without jumping out of a plane! Divers-in-training will love discovering the classes at Scuba 2000. Cool tip: hosting a birthday party at Scuba 2000 instantly makes you the best parent ever!
Make a Mini Artist
Cultivate creativity with art classes that get your kids using their imagination and getting their hands dirty. At the Meta4 Gallery, local artisans teach art classes for kids, as well as a March Break art camp. The 4CATS Arts Studio website is chock-full of hands-on classes, including exploratory art, street art, sculpture and more! Or take in a drop-in pottery workshop at the Markham Museum, where you and your children can make matching Valentine’s Day mugs and other clay creations!
Make a Mini HOME CHEF
Encourage your kids to learn an essential life skill, which happens to mix in practical lessons on math, chemistry and nutrition! Nestled within Newmarket’s Market & Co., Kitchen & Co. offers dynamic classes for every interest including pasta, seafood, tea, soup and so much more! Meanwhile, at The Chef Upstairs, cooking classes are all about teaching kids the basics of food prep, knife skills and proper techniques. At The Passionate Cook’s Essentials, kids can learn all about vegetarian cooking, Indian dishes, cooking with cheese and other irresistibly yummy options!