Posted : December 4, 2018
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.
Are you already feeling those winter blues? Do you need to shake out the cabin fever? Did you know that Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness?! Exercise and laughter trigger these neurotransmitters to flow, so let YDH give you a reason to get out of your sweat pants and into your car (OK, you can still wear your sweats) and head over to one of these super awesome places to get your heart rate up, or at the very least, let your kids burn off some of their wonderful energy.
75 Consumers Drive, Building I,
Defy the law of gravity! Come experience the thrill of free-fall, without jumping out of a plane. Flying at iFLY Toronto gives you a taste of what skydivers enjoy during the free-fall portion of their skydiving jump. All this in a completely safe, supervised environment. Children ages 4 and older can savour the thrill of a free-fall. After safety training, you’ll gear up and enter the wind chamber for an unforgettable adrenaline-filled flight! It is the perfect activity for families and is accessible to children, people living with limited mobility and anyone who has ever dreamed of flying.
150 Bullock Drive
Joyride 150 is the largest indoor bike park in Canada with over 100,000 sq ft of riding fun for all ages! featured beginner to expert sections, a foam pit, pump tracks, jump lines, a street plaza, resi jump, a vert park, outdoor dirt jumps (weather permitting), a cross country flow trail and much more. Bring your own bike and helmet or rent theirs! Also, padding might be a good idea to rent (or bring from home) for beginners 😉
165 MCINTOSH DR,
Bouldering is the sport of climbing lower walls, without ropes. Bouldering relies on problem solving, planning and physical fitness.
Roped / Autobelay climbing requires the climber to tie themselves into a rope and ascend a higher wall. A machine or belayer tends to the rope as a counterweight on the other side.
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Discover what it’s like to get lost among millions of LEGO® bricks at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Vaughan Mills. Imaginations can run rampant with the colourful building blocks and endless possibilities for the creative mind. Kids of all ages love to challenge the earthquake tables, take a factory tour, enjoy the rides and…yes, even go on a space mission! You can even make your very own LEGO brick to take home! Be sure to check out their LEGO® Canadian flag – which earned the Guinness World Record for largest LEGO® brick flag!!
2501 Rutherford Road
What does an alligator eat for breakfast? Find out at Canada’s largest indoor reptile zoo! There are over 250 animals living at the zoo – reptiles, of course, but also amphibians and arachnids, too! Pro tip: check the feeding schedule before your visit. With four reptile feedings every day, free live theatre shows or zoo keeper tours and a chance to interact with the reptiles and the Zoo Cast, Reptilia is a destination worth visiting.
240 South Blair Street
Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park and the inventors of “fun fitness”. They give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. Trampolines as far as the eye can see! Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Sky Zone is dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. They are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. Fun for all ages!