Posted : June 30, 2022
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.
Your destinations for family fun this year should include Vaughan Ontario. Now that school is over, we are all ready to get out of the house, off the screens and enjoy an adventure. Vaughan has numerous family friendly attractions that everyone is talking about. Come and experience something new and exciting to stimulate your mind, body and soul. This city has so many options for the perfect kid tested and approved getaway.
You don’t have to go far to show the kids a good time. Vaughan is an exciting and growing city with 320,000 people, located just north of Toronto. Check out our list of fun filled options below, highlighting entertainment for the entire family.
Located at 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive in Vaughan, this is THE biggest amusement park in Canada. It features massive roller coasters (Leviathan and Behemoth), little kiddy rides and a colossal water park. It is definitely a place for big thrills in a family friendly environment.
Wow, it’s Canada’s largest reptile zoo. Located at 2501 Rutherford Road in Vaughan. This zoo has a collection of reptiles not found in most zoos in Canada, from tiny frogs (like Dendro the Poison Dart Frog) to large crocodiles (meet Induna the 1000 pound Nile crocodilia). Yes, they have over 250 species of reptiles from around the globe. Kids love this unique place. It is both fun and educational
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is situated at 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive in
Vaughan. It features a jaw dropping indoor Lego collection, like none other. For example there is mega-awesome display of the city of Toronto created with one million Lego pieces. It is the ultimate indoor Lego playground with interactive attractions for kids of all ages and we are fortunate to have this attraction in our area.
8739 Islington Ave, Vaughan. This pet friendly conservation area offers 17 sites for picnics, BBQ’s and numerous hiking trails along the headwaters of the Don and Humber Rivers. Bring your family and experience “nature in the city”.
Located just 10 minutes north of Toronto at 9550 Pine Valley Drive, there are 325 hectares of woodlands to ramble in. They boast of the most leading-edge sustainable educational programs in Canada. Get one with nature in this beautiful and natural setting.
Kids + candy, what else could one ask for. These guys have been making sweet treats since 2009. Be it ice-cream, Belgian chocolate, truffles or macarons, the Master Chocolatiers are seen busily making delectable treats. Everyone in the family will enjoy a visit to this sweet tooth sensation. They boast using locally sourced ingredients. Put this stop on your summer bucket list. You can find them at 10449 Islington Avenue in Kleinburg.
Take a trip back to the “olden days” and connect these experiences to modern day life. This is a delightful and authentically recreated village from the 1860’s where the educators are in period costumes. You can immerse yourself and your family in local heritage and history. They have restored and created numerous buildings, where they host demonstrations of trades and crafts. Kids can meet and feed heritage breed animals, and the heritage gardens await your visit. This educational and fun setting has numerous artifacts and offers interactive displays. They also host monthly events making this an attraction not to be missed. The address is 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto ON.
Where to stay in Vaughan
There are many family friendly hotels in Vaughan. Check out our online list of the top ten hotels to stay at.
Package Stay-and-Play Deal
We would like to tell you about a hotel with a super duper stay-and-play deal. The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites located just 15 minutes east of Vaughan, offers a Canada’s Wonderland hotel package deal including tickets and breakfast to stay with them and visit Canada’s Wonderland. It’s a terrific opportunity that you will want to take advantage of.
This feature package includes:
- Package offers over $200 of savings including two play-all-day passes for Canada’s Wonderland-(a $150 value) given upon check-in, valid any day of the 2022 regular season.
- Additional discounted Canada’s Wonderland tickets available at check-in for $49 inclusive of tax (43% savings vs. Canada’s Wonderland gate price)
- Buffet breakfast for 2 included ($50 value) + enjoy 50% off breakfast for any additional guests in your room.
- 10% off food & beverage valid at Crave Restaurant, Patio Bar + Grill, or poolside at Oasis Patio Bar + Patio.
- Access to 1 outdoor and 2 indoor pools.
Click here for booking link to this fantastic deal. TIP: Best rates can be found for Sunday and Monday nights for those with flexible schedules
Also remember to check out the Vaughan city website for up-and-coming community events.
There are so many fun family focused attractions to enjoy in Vaughan this summer, where you can spoil your children and build family memories. A visit to any of these activities in Vaughan will certainly be an adventure. This is what the kiddos will write about in September, when they go back to school and their teacher asks them “tell us what did this summer”. So go ahead and book your summer get away in Vaughan.