Holiday Family Fun

Posted : December 19, 2017

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.

When you want to have some crazy family fun, there are plenty of options. From Headwaters to York to Durham, there’s always something to do. But what are the very best choices, and what should you be focusing on? Here are some of the most interesting options, so you can make your family time the most fun possible.

York Unexpected Logo

Santa’s Tiny Big Town at Vaughan Mills

A family fun experience during the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same without a trip to see Santa. Fortunately, you can find him at Santa’s Tiny Big Town in Vaughan Mills. There, children can play and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season, have pictures taken, and experience the magic that being close to Santa can bring.


While you’re at Vaughan Mills, why not do a little shopping? There’s plenty to experience, plenty to buy, and a lot of great things to choose from. It’s not always easy to pick just one thing, but with over 250 stores and great prices, you can choose a number of great items that your family will love.


For kids of all ages, this reptile zoo and education facility is just the thing for some crazy family fun. At Reptilia you can learn a lot, but it’s a really fun way to gain knowledge about all kinds of creatures that share the planet with people. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

Rides, build zones, play zones, and more make LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre an excellent choice for family fun. It’s safe, cozy, and comfortable no matter the weather outside, and there’s plenty of room for little ones to run around and for older ones  to make some amazing creations. No matter what you want to build or make, your family has plenty of options here.

Dinner at Dave and Buster’s

After all that learning, fun, and exploring, your family’s going to be hungry. Why not take them to Dave and Buster’s, where you can all get a great meal for a good price? With a sports bar, arcade games, and an atmosphere that’s family-friendly, you can’t go wrong with this chain restaurant.


Sky Zone

What do you like: Jumping? Foam? Dunking? Dodgeball? If you answered “yes” to any, some or all of those options, then Sky Zone is the go-to destination. From having a toddler zone to those ultimate warriors in training, Sky Zone has a little something for every active member of the family. And on Friday and Saturday nights, things turn into a dark, jumping dance club with Glow.

Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

If you want to take your family on more of an outdoor adventure, consider Treetop Trekking. This zipline park offers great ways to have fun outside when the weather is nice, so you can appreciate the nature around you and get involved in zooming through the trees with your family. It’s definitely an adventure, and one that everyone with an adventurous spirit can enjoy.

Grubbin’ at Teddy’s

After all your adventures through the day, stop by Teddy’s where home cooking is its specialty. With everything on the menu prepared on site, from soups and garden-fresh salads or sandwiches and burgers, you can’t go wrong in knowing that Teddy’s has been doing it the same way for more than 35 years.

Headwaters Unexpected Logo

Family Getaway at Hockley Valley Resort

Head an hour north of the GTA at the Hockley Valley Resort for a Family Getaway from December 26 through January 7. With some much to do – skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, movie nights, bonfires and so much more – having a “staycation” just became a lot more intriguing.

Have a Fun Family Meal at Rosemont General Store and Kitchen

At Rosemont General Store and Kitchen, your family can experience a great family meal, plenty of fun shopping, and lots of things to do that can all add up to crazy family fun. There are drinks for the adults, excellent food for everyone, and the classic general store experience that you can’t get just anywhere. It’s a place well worth stopping for breakfast, lunch or a snack on your travels and adventures.


York Durham Headwaters Go to Home Page