Looking for some fun activities to do with your kids in and around Toronto? Read on ! *And please keep checking back! I’m adding more activities ongoing!
Key dates in April are: Good Friday on April 6, Easter Monday on April 9, Earth Day is on April 22.
If you haven’t checked out my post yet on What to do with Kids in Toronto, there’s a whole load of ideas there if none of the events in this post suit your schedule or liking!
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Weekends from March 24- April 9, Good Friday April 6th and Easter Monday April 9th: 10am- 5pm, Schomberg
Puck’s Farm (Hwy 400 & Davis Drive W) is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny will be on hand to officiate the not-to-be-missed Easter Egg Scrambles and put a smile and an Easter treat in the mouths of every child. Meeting and petting the newborn animals, riding a favourite pony and taking in the sights and sounds of spring time on an old-time horse-drawn hay ride reconnects children of all ages with their rural roots.
The hunt starts every morning at 10am Saturday and Sunday from March 24th through April 8th, plus Good Friday April 6th and Easter Monday April 9th. Kids can hunt for eggs throughout the day until 5pm and join the Easter Egg Scrambles at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Saturday March 24, Sunday March 25 & Saturday March 31: 12 to 4 p.m, Etobicoke
Visit Colborne Lodge (High Park) and learn about 19th-century Easter traditions. Families will tour the museum and spot eggs hidden in the restored rooms. Children dye their own eggs using natural dyes. Free with regular admission.
March 31, April 1, April 6- April 8: 10am- 5pm, Caledon (north of Brampton)
Downey’s Farm (Hwy 401 & Mayfield) is re-opening for Easterfest! Their schedule is as follows:
- Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker
11:30a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
- Puppet Show
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
- Easter Egg Scramble
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
- Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price is $11/person ages 2-92, HST included.
About the Easter Egg Scramble: We customize our Easter Egg Scramble to ensure all guests have a great time and leave with an Easter treat. The Easter Bunny and helpers scatter colourful plastic eggs around the play area. On Farmer Downey’s command, participants run to collect eggs. After collecting the eggs, the eggs are exchanged for an Easter basket of treats. You may bring your own basket for collecting eggs, or baskets may be purchased in the market.
Saturday March 31: 10am- 1pm & Sunday April 1: 1- 4pm, Toronto- East York
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site (Pottery & Mortimer) is holding an Easter Egg Painting Workshop for families with children 6 years and up. Learn this ancient Ukrainian art form. Create your own personalized pysanky (Easter eggs) using traditional wax resist techniques. Adults $10; Children $5 (plus tax). Pre-registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday March 31: 8am and 8:45am, Toronto- East End
If you’re an early riser, Community Centre 55 (Gerrard St E & Main) is having pancakes, crafts and a visit from the Easter bunny for $3/ person. There are two seatings- 8am and 8:45am. Call 416-691-1113 for more information.
Sunday April 1: 12- 3pm, Etobicoke
Colborne Lodge (High Park) is holding their annual Spring Egg Fun event on the grounds and inside Colborne Lodge. Children enjoy egg hunts, and decorate eggs using natural dyes inside historic Colborne Lodge. (Colborne Lodge Drive south of the Grenadier Restaurant will be closed for this event.) $3 per child for the egg hunt and $1 for egg dyeing.
Wednesday April 4: 2- 4pm, Toronto- East End
Bizzy Bee Play Centre is holding an Easter Egg Hunt with food, prizes, games, music and lots of fun! Cost is $7/ child.
Thursday April 5: 4:30- 7pm, Vaughan
Kin-R-Gee (Hwy 400 & Rutherford Road) is holding an Easter party with a visit from the Easter bunny, access to their play facility, a giveaway for each child, Easter egg hunt, interactive dance party, face painting, glitter tattoos and decorating cookies. Cost is $12.99 for 2 years & up, $10 for 12- 23 mos, and $5.99 for up to 11 mos.
Friday April 6- Monday April 9: 9:30am0 3:30pm, Scarborough
The Metro Toronto Zoo is holding their annual Easter “Egg” Stravaganza! Hop along the Zoo’s “Spring Trail” to visit some of your favourite animals and solve an egg-citing word puzzle! Check out one of our special Easter keeper talks, and take part in a “Beary-Bunny Easter Parade” at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm daily. Don’t forget to watch for sightings of Explorer Bear at the Courtyard Stage, he will be donning his festive Easter ears!
Friday April 6: 10am- 12:30pm, Toronto- Downtown Area
The Toronto Chinese Alliance Church (Bayview & Gerrard) is hosting an Easter egg hunt. There will be face painting, games, bouncy castle and a petting zoo (weather permitting). There will be 3 egg hunts for children up to 12 years old at 10am, 10:30am, and 11am.
Friday April 6: 9am- 12pm, Scarborough
MegaFUN 4 Kids Indoor Playground (Hwy 401 & Kingston Road) is having an Easter Eggstravaganza where there will be face painting, an egg puzzle craft, Easter egg hunt, egg counting game, bunny puppets and free play. Every child will receive a special Easter treat. $12/ child and pre-registration is required. For an additional $5 you can receive a personalized Easter egg (made to pre-order)!
Friday April 6 & Saturday April 7: 11am- 12:30pm, Mississauga
Simply Delightful Dress-Up Parties (Brittania Road W & Queen St) is having an Easter Eggstravaganza. Gather your little bunnies and join us for some special Easter fun! Includes storytime, games, Easter egg hunt, craft and a Easter tea party lunch. Cost is: children $25 and adults $20.
Friday April 6, 10am- 12:30pm, Brampton
Come to Kidnetix (Hwy 410 & Bovaird Dr E), bring your Easter Basket and Join the fun. There will be an egg hunt (chocolates and candies), you can meet Dora, and play in the indoor playground! For Children Ages 1 – 12. Cost: $15.00 per child. Pre-registration required for both hunts. Limited space available, guaranteed a sold out event.
Friday April 6, 10am- 12:30pm, North York
Come to Kidnetix (around the corner from Yorkdale mall), bring your Easter Basket and Join the fun. There will be an egg hunt (chocolates and candies), you can meet the Eater bunny, do some crafts, and play in the indoor playground! For Children Ages 1 – 12. Cost: $15.00 per child. Pre-registration required for both hunts. Limited space available, guaranteed a sold out event.
Friday April 6- Monday April 9, 11am- 3pm, Campbellville
An Easter Egg Extravaganza at Mountsberg Conservation Area (Hwy 401 & Guelph Line)! Plenty of fun activities including an Easter egg hunt, and Scavenger hunt for the older children. Plan to visit the farm animals at the Cameron Barn, check out the Birds of Prey, and of course everyone loves to play in the play barn. All this for your regular gate fee. Daily Events are:
- Easter Egg Hunt – East side of Discovery Centre – 11am-3pm
- Scavenger Hunt(Children 10 & up)-East side of Discovery Centre-11am-3pm
- Colouring Book Station – Hummingbird Room – 10am-3pm
- Candy Jar Guess – Giftshop – 10am-3pm
- Barnyard Visit – Barnyard – 11:30am and 1:30pm
- Bubble Station – Playbarn – 12noon and 2pm
- Easter Jeopardy – Dufferin Room – 1pm and 2:30pm
Saturday April 7, 10am- 12pm, Mississauga
Alpha’s Discovery Club (Hwy 401 & Hurontario Street) is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. There will be an Easter Bunny character, Easter theme crafts, and of course the indoor playground! Cost is $15/ child. Reserve now as space is limited.
Saturday April 7, 1- 4pm, Mississauga
Creative Kids Place (Hwy 403 & Dundas) is holding their annual Easter event. Join us for an afternoon of fun with Easter crafts & an Easter Egg Hunt. Kids will also choose between stuffing a teddy bear bunny or painting an Easter bunny ceramic figurine. The cost is $12 plus tax for painting an Easter bunny ceramic or $15 plus tax for stuffing a bunny stuffy. (Includes Easter Egg Hunt & other crafts.) For more information call us at (905) 820-KIDS. Reservations not required.
Saturday April 7, 11am- 2pm, Toronto- Midtown
There will be a FREE Easter Celebration in Wychwood Heights, brought to you by the Wychwood Heights Business Improvement Area! Bunnies will be walking along St. Clair Ave West between Christie Street and Bathurst, handing out Easter Eggs. Bring a basket to collect eggs.
Bring your camera to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny on the lawn in front of St. Michael and All Angels Church at 611 St. Clair West at Wychwood.
Saturday April 7, 10am- 3pm, Stouffville
The Latcham Gallery (Markham Rd & Stouffvile Rd) is having a FREE family Easter art day (for all ages). Drop by the Gallery anytime between 11am and 3pm to see the current exhibition and try your hand at a free art activity.
Saturday April 7, 11am, Toronto- West End
On Saturday, April 7th, come to Bloor West Village to celebrate a part of Easter with the neighbourhood. There will be FREE chocolates for the kids. The event starts at 11am and is sponsored by Laura Secord.
Saturday April 7, 1- 4pm, Mississauga
Lorne Park Baptist Church (Southdown Rd & Q.E.W.) is having an Easter Party! Come on adults, bring your children to this year’s KidZone Easter presentation of The Easter Story. All children from the ages of 4-grade 5 are welcome to attend this annual Easter party event. Donations are welcomed (monetary or food) in support of The Compass located in Port Credit, Mississauga.
Saturday April 7, 11am- 3pm, Etobicoke
Easter bunnies will be hopping in the Kingsway! Lots of chocolates and Easter surprise giveaways! Bring your own camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Click here for details.
Saturday April 7, 10am, Pickering
The Easter parade will be hopping through the streets of Bay Ridges again this year on Saturday, April 7 at 10:00 am, and this year the parade will be themed “A Fairytale Easter”.
Forming up at 10:00 am sharp at Millennium Square, located at the south end of Liverpool Road, the parade will stroll north along Liverpool Road, go west on Annland Street, where it takes a little bunny hop over to Krosno. The parade ends at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #606, located at 1555 Bayly.
Saturday April 7: 1:30- 3pm, Newmarket
The Elman W. Campbell Museum (Main St & Davis Dr) is hosting Eggceptional Easter Fun! $5/ participant. Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy Easter displays, activities, egg decorating and light refreshments! Bring your toy bunnies and Easter hats. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Suitable for ages 4-10. Pre-registration required. Call 905-953-5314. Click here for details.
Saturday April 7: 12- 3:30pm, Toronto- West End
Life with a Baby is holding a BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt for the community at King George Jr Public school in the field. This event is for all ages and is free (small cost for food). There will be a BBQ – provided by Licks, prizes, and lots of games for the children. All the proceeds will be donated to Sick Kids. The event if from 12pm-330pm and there will be a hunt at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. You must register with Life with a Baby to attend.
Saturday April 7 & Sunday April 8: Barrie
Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants will be at the Horseshoe Valley Resort (1 hour north of Toronto)! WOO HOO! You can either book a 2 night stay or just come up on the Sunday to see Dora and SpongeBob (10am- 12pm), see the Birds of Prey show at 3pm, enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt in the Adventure Park (weather dependent), and the Red Horse Maze, Mini Putt and Climbing Tower access. Sunday only activities are $30 for a family of 4.
If you opt for the 2 night package ($429) you will also be able to see the Birds of Prey Show in the afternoon, enjoy a Geo-caching Activity on Saturday and Sunday, and a movie night on Saturday. Click here for details.
Saturday April 7 or Sunday April 8: 10am (limited availability), Toronto- Downtown
Casa Loma is holding a Bunny Hop! Imagine how much fun your little bunny will have hopping thru Casa Loma this Easter weekend! Participating children will each receive 12 freshly baked cupcakes and special Easter-coloured icings to personally decorate. Following a fun Easter egg story, the children will “hop” their way through the second floor of Casa Loma collecting Easter treats along the way. All children are welcome to dress in their Easter Bunny best! Easter baskets will be available on loan for the program, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Please note: This is not an Easter Egg hunt. Cost is: children: $17.00 + HST and adults: $20.55 including HST. For children 2 years+. General admission to Casa Loma is included in the above prices. Pre registration is necessary for this event. To register, please phone 647-725-1826 or 647-725-1822.
Saturday April 7, 1- 4pm, Brampton
Brampton Soccer Centre (Hwy 410 & Sandalwood Pkwy East) will be hosting Bunny Eggscitement, where children 11 and under participate in egg decorating, face painting, crafts and more for FREE. Please bring a non-perishable food donation in support of local food banks.
Saturday April 7, 12- 4pm, Unionville
Unionville will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt at 12 noon at the Millennium Park behind the Bandstand for children 3- 6 years old. Children can create their own Easter Bonnet and at 2pm, participate in an Easter Bonnet parade down Main Street from the Crosby Arena to the Bandstand. There will be prizes for the Best Hats (kids and adults) so be creative. You can wear your own or make one here!
Along with the craft tables, there will be face painting, entertainment, costumed characters, games and more. Plus, free Horse & Carriage Rides will be available during the afternoon. Click here for details.
Saturday April 7, 11am- 3pm, Pickering
At the St. Francis Centre (Church St. N & Kingston Rd W) you can join the Easter Bunny for photos, face painting, balloons, Special Movie at the Centre. A Fun Family Time!
Saturday April 7 & Sunday April 8: 12pm- 4pm, Brampton
At Chinguacousy Park (Queen St E & Bramalea Rd), dress for the weather and bring your Easter Egg basket for our Easter Egg hunt. Hunt times are 12pm-1pm or 2pm-3pm. Meet with our animal barn staff in the barn to receive your egg hunt details. Don’t forget to do some Easter colouring pages after you visit the farm animals. Other activities; weather permitting Barn Petting zoo $1.00 12pm-4pm Face Painting $2.50 12pm-4pm Mini Golf $3.60 10am-6pm Greenhouse 12pm-4pm. Call 905-458-6555 x63708 for details.
Sunday April 8: 2pm, Beaches in Toronto
The Beaches Lions Club presents its annual Easter Parade, bringing together 45,000 spectators of all faiths, religions and cultures. The parade includes floats, costumes and, of course, the Easter bunny. The parade begins at approximately 2 p.m. at Neville Park, and continues west to Woodbine Ave.
Monday April 9: 9:30am- 11:30am, Burlington
Amazing Adventures Indoor Playground is holding an Easter Egg Hunt which includes a visit from Dora the Explorer, a hunt for Easter eggs, 1 pizza slice and juicebox per child, a special Easter gift, Easter crafts to take home and all day admission to the playground. $15/ child aged 2- 12 years, $10/ child under 2 years, and babies under 1 year are free with a paid sibling.
Saturday March 3- Monday April 9, Stouffvile
At Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area (Hwy 404 & Stouffville), the festival is on March 3rd- April 9th, closed Mondays and Tuesdays except during March Break and also open on Easter Monday. Hours are 9:30am- 5pm on weekends and during March Break. 9:30am- 4pm on weekdays. $9/ adult and $6.50/ child. Children 4 and under are free. Parking is also free. Activities TBD.
Saturday March 3- Monday April 9, Woodbridge
At the Kortright Centre for Conservation (Pine Valley Dr & Major Mackenzie), the festival is also on March 3rd- April 9th, open weekends and every day during March Break. Hours are also 9:30am- 5pm on weekends and during March Break. 9:30am- 4pm on weekdays. $9/ adult and $6.50/ child. Children 4 and under are free. Parking is $4. Activities also TBD.
All Weekends of April | Scarborough
At the Scarborough Historical Museum you can sing along to old tunes that are hundreds of years old all weekends of April at the Scarborough Historical Museum. You can also check out historical Scarborough musical instruments. Fees are on pay what you can basis.
April 2, 2012 to April 21, 2012 | Downtown Toronto
Young People’s Theatre (Front & Jarvis) presents their own version of the popular children’s tale Jack and the Giant Beanstalk from April 2 to 21 at special screening dates: Tues. to Thurs. @ 10:30 AM & 12:45 PM | Sat. Apr. 2 @ 2PM | Mon. Apr. 9 at 2PM | Sat. Apr. 14 & 21 @ 11 AM & 2PM | Mon. Apr. 16 @ 10:30 AM | Sun. Apr.15 AT 2PM. Recommended for GRADES JK-3.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $20.
Tuesday April 3: 5pm, Etobicoke & North York
Every month Lego stores hold a mini model build event where kids aged 6 – 14 years learn how to make the model and take it home for free! This month it’s a LEGO Duck Model! The event starts at 5pm, while supplies last (250 per store). There’s a LEGO store at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke, and at Fairview Mall in North York.
Friday April 6- Saturday April 7: 10am- 6pm, Sunday April 8: 10am- 5pm, Mississauga (International Cenre)
All About Pets Show is at the International Centre and will feature a Dog Demonstration Ring, World of Cats, World of Dogs, Centre Stage, World of Birds, Pet Adoption, Ask the Trainer, Grooming Showcase, World of Reptiles, World of Fish and Aquariums. Admission is $14/ adult, $10/ senior or youth (6- 17 years old), children 5 & under are free. Family pass available. Youth free on Sunday only from 10am- 1pm. Check their site- you could get $2 off adult admission if you purchase tickets in advance.
The Kids Play and Learn Zone will be featuring Tumblebus Canada, open for children from 3 years of age to ten years old. Tumblebus is a completely retrofitted school bus with full fitness centre, including monkey bars, rolling mats and slides, to get children active, while having fun.
April 10, 2012 to April 22, 2012 | Downtown Toronto
TIFF Kids International Film Festival (King & Spadina) will feature movie programming for kids ages 3 to 13 from April 10 to 22. More than 130 films from about 40 countries will be featured. TIFF Bell Lightbox will also be the host to a number of free, fabulous drop-in activities and workshops during TIFF Kids (hours are 10am – 4pm, weekends only). Come early before your screening or drop in after to take part in all the fun! There will be face painting and special FX makeup, the popbox photo booth, RBC button making station, balloon twisting (April 22 only), and TIFF Kids and the Tutu Project.
Saturday April 14 & Sunday April 15 | Downtown Toronto
Wizard World Toronto Comic Con is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Front & Spadina). Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada at Toronto Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Canada’s Toronto Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Graphic Novels, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More!
Families will be able to enjoy activities such as Build a Bear featuring Mascot Bearemy; face painting, the impossibly cute Kid’s Costume Contest; Star Wars Kids; Power Hour, and Toronto Mediatheque Animation Workshop.
Check out Fo’ Real Hip Hop Dance Crew @ Wizard World Toronto Comic Con this Saturday April 14! They will be performing in the show arena.
Tickets are $30/ adult and kids 10 years and under are free! Two-day weekend pass is $45.
Saturday April 14: 10am- 4pm, Toronto- Uptown
Just Ducky Yonge Kids (Yonge & Lawrence) is celebrating their 5th birthday with an open house, pizza, cake, magic shows, demo classes, Whimz Live Animals and more! It’s free to come. Their indoor play area is suitable for children 0- 5 years.
April 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28: 11am and 2pm, North York
Beauty & the Beast musical play is on at the Solar Stage Children’s Theatre (Yonge & Sheppard). Is how you look more important than how you behave? Our interactive presentation of Mme de Villeneuve’s tale will answer that question in song and dance. You will enjoy the story of the beautiful and revealing friendship of Beauty and her Beast. Suitable for ages 3- 10 years. April Showers Discount Days Apr 21 & 22 only, all single tickets $12.
Saturdays: 10am- 5pm & Sundays: 12pm- 5pm, Downtown Toronto
Every Saturday and Sunday the Bata Shoe Museum there are try on shoes and shoe hunts in the galleries! As well there are different family activities on a three week rotation for children aged 3 to 9 years. Week one is paint a mini-clog, week two is a shoe-themed arts and crafts activity, and week three is a family movie. Admission is $14/ adult and $5/ child 5- 17 years (children under 5 years are free). For paint-a-mini-clog, it’s an extra $2.00 per mini clog.
April 7 & 8: Paint-a-mini-clog.
April 14 & 15: Sock puppets!
April 21 & 22: ”Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” will be showing. This fun-filled children’s classic features Dick Van Dyke as a hapless inventor who finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.
April 15-28 | Oakville
The YMCA of Oakville (Q.E.W. & Dorval) has a special on now where you can let your family enjoy and experience how it feels like to have a YMCA membership for free with the Try the Y event. Activities include drop-ins, swims, climbs, wellness centre, fitness classes, and recreational sports.
Thursday April 19: 7 PM | Mississauga
Mississauga Private School presents “Believe” at the RBC Theatre in the Living Arts Centre (Confederation Pkwy & Burnhamthorpe). The show features arts and music with choral and instrumental music. This annual musical will showcase student’s talents. Show admits all ages. Tickets are $25.
Thursday April 19: 7-9 PM | Mississauga
The Froebel Education Centre (Dundas St & Mississauga Rd)is holding a wonderful musical evening celebrating Friedrich Froebel’s 230th birthday. Past and present Froebel students will perform.This free event is open to all. RSVP to (905) 277-9371 or email@example.com
Starting Friday April 20 | Downtown Toronto
The Ontario Science Centre’s new Imax film, is about an extraordinary journey to the top of the world, To The Arctic is the ultimate tale of survival. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating and intimate IMAX® footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks
Saturday April 21- Sunday April 22: 12-3 PM | Vaughan
At Bass Pro Shops (Vaughan Mills), join the Kids Challenge weekend where children can learn casting and can enjoy arts or crafts as well as other activities.
Saturday April 21: 9am- 2pm | Etobicoke
The Green Parent Show will be held Ah! Assembly Hall (Kipling & Lake Shore). Admission is free! Visit our local green vendor booths and stay for the free green Arts & Crafts corner:
Ages 3-5 : Recy-colour – Colour in or colour your own picture with re-used crayons and recycled paper
Ages 5-8: Recycled Caterpillars and Butterflies – bring new life into egg cartons and toilet tubes by creating your own unique insect with paint, twist ties, and other recycled materials
Age 8-10 : Pop-Bottle Garden: Celebrate earth day by creating your own custom garden in a pop bottle
You can also join us as we attempt to break the World record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time !!!
Saturday April 21- Sunday April 22 | Downtown Toronto
The Royal Ontario Museum (Queen’s Park & Bloor) celebrates Earth Weekend with a salute to trees and nature. Award winning children’s author and plasticine artist Barbara Reidwill hold workshops based on her new book Picture a Tree.
The ROM is proud to host the Toronto launch of the Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest. Natural History comes to life with interactive activities, displays and art.
And James Richards, artist and game developer, will show you how to use modern techniques to create your own still life with ROMs collection. Participants will create digital art using Harmony, an easy-to-use, online drawing tool available to all for free. The class is best suited for ages 12- 18 years and is free with admission. You will need to register for this event.
Saturday April 21- Sunday April 22: 10am- 4pm | Scarborough
The Metro Toronto Zoo is hosting the premier Earth Day event in the GTA – our very own “Party for the Planet.” What better place to celebrate Earth Day than at the Zoo to learn about ways that YOU can be an ambassador for living in a more environmentally friendly way. Meet the Zoo’s recycling dynamic duo, Henry and Douale, and enjoy extra keeper talks at the polar bears.
To get 25% off admission to the Zoo (maximum 4 people) on April 21 and 22, become a member of Live Green Toronto- it’s free!
Saturday April 21- Sunday April 22 | Toronto- Midtown
Evergreen Brick Works’ Earth Day Celebration is on Saturday April 21st from 9am- 2pm. Join us for a day of eco-festivities for the family in honour of our favourite day of the year! Activities include a special themed farmers’ market, tree tours, public planting, live music and an informative talk by Ecoholic author, Adria Vasil. See the full event schedule here and stay tuned as more details come in!
And on Sunday April 22nd from 10am- 12pm, come by the eco-crafts table to make your own wonderful crafts and contribute to the community mural. For Earth Day there will be Paper Maché: Create Earth Day Globes (no latex balloons involved). Kids of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation $5 per child. For details click here.
Sunday April 22: 10am- 4pm | Markham
Please join Markham’s Earth Day Celebration at the Millennium Bandstand & Park on Main Street Unionville .
There will be activities for the entire family provided by the Town of Markham’s Waste Management Department, York Region Water for Tomorrow, Town of Markham’s Sustainability Office, Markham Environmental Advisory Committee, Youth Environmental Network of York Region (YENYR), Varley Art Gallery, and Muskoka Wildlife Centre.
Every Sunday | Downtown Toronto
The Gardiner Museum (Queen’s Park & Bloor Street West) Family Days are as follows (included in admission which is always free for 12 years & under when accompanied by an adult):
First Sunday of every month: Fun with Clay – 10am- 12pm
Work with a ceramic artist in the lobby and create with clay.
Second Sunday of every month: Thematic Paper Crafts in the Lobby- 1- 4pm
Join one of our artists and make wacky and wonderful things with a variety of materials.
Third Sunday of every month: Guided Kids Tour- 1- 4pm
Visit with one of our docents and learn something new about the collection. You may even get the chance to handle some real artifacts!
Fourth Sunday of every month: Sit Back, Relax and Prepare to be Entertained! 1- 4pm
Visiting musicians and storytellers put on a show. Sing or dance along if you wish, fun for the whole family!
Last two weekends of April | Mississauga
Mississauga Little Aces Tennis Community is holding an event for children at five locations: Quenippenon Meadows Park (Saturday, April 21st: 1:00 – 4:00pm), Meadowvale West Tennis Club in North Mississauga (Saturday, April 21st: 9:00 – 11:00am); and Mohawk Park Tennis Club (Saturday, April 28th: 11:30am – 2:30pm), Sheridan Tennis Club (Saturday, April 28th: 1:00 – 3:00pm), the Ontario Racquet Club in South Mississauga (Sunday, April 29th: 1:00 – 3:00pm).
All kids ages 5-12 are invited to participate and will have the opportunity to try and learn “progressive tennis”. In addition to free tennis playing, the event features games, prizes, food and drinks, and tennis demonstrations.
You must register for these events. Click on the links above for each club for information on how to register.
Thursday April 26: 10am- 3pm | Toronto- Midtown
Bellies to Babies Naturally Open House. There is a great outing for new moms and pregnant moms-to-be at Yonge & Eglinton @ Pande Family Wellness Centre. Great speakers on different topics like colicky babies, starting solids, postpartum depression, yoga, and other great topics throughout the day. It’s FREE and there are door prizes, snacks and free mini-consultations with the practitioners. Don’t miss out!
You can RSVP on Facebook or call the office 416-486-1234. Address is 2221 Yonge St., Suite 504.
Friday April 27- Saturday April 28 | North York
Eeko Arts Studio is having an Open House of Children’s Art Class!
*Drawing, Printing, Clay
*Art Exhibit of Children’s Artwork
*A small gift made by cloud clay for every child who attends!
Location: 230 The Donway West, Don Mills/Lawrence (in the Donway Covenant United Church)
April 27th 4:15pm – 5:45pm
April 28th 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday April 28: 11am- 1pm, Toront’s East End
If your child is into princesses, check out this event! Bizzy Bee is hosting a Princess in Training workshop where children will meet Princess Aurora with her special trunk of princess gowns, crowns and wands. Sleeping Beauty will enchant her new friends as she shares her most favourite book of all.. The Princess Primer, a very special book containing secrets that only Princesses can own. Children will learn how to move in a gown, curtsy, wave, and balance books on their heads as they walk like real princesses. There will be games, dancing, face/ nail painting, and princess tattoos! At the final curtsy ceremony each princess will receive a wonderful Princess Certificate with stickers signed by Princess Aurora! The adventure ends with pizza, pink lemonade and friendship. Cost is $30 per princess. Click here for details.
Saturday April 28: 10 AM to 4 PM | Markham
Join the 6th annual Shania’s Sunflower of Hope Fun Fair at the Markham Fair Grounds. Participate in games, sports, face painting, drawing, zoo, auction, food and more. Special guests are also coming to join the event. Tickets are at $35 per family of 6 or $9 per person.
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 | Downtown Toronto
It’s Dino Weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum! What was it like when the dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and where did they all go? Now’s your chance to find out! Walk in the footsteps of a mighty T-Rex or lumbering Barosaur, and see what it takes to be a palaeontologist as you speak to experts, touch real fossils, dig for dinosaur bones, and make your own hadrosaur headress for home.
Sunday April 29: 10a,- 5pm | Downtown Toronto
Battle of York Commemoration Day
In this Bicentennial year, visit Fort York National Historic Site and commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Battle of York, fought on April 27, 1813. Throughout the day, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) VANGUARD will perform period displays of naval shore gunnery drill, as well as 19th-century seamanship demonstrations. See an authentic replica 1812-era Gig (period vessel), drill and musket firing demonstrations. Step into the Soldiers’ Barracks brought to life by museum animators and visit the Officers’ Mess Kitchen where you’ll see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques. Walk in the footsteps of those who fought in the Battle of York during a special tour of the grounds, fortification and barracks. Children can “fall-in” and learn the same foot and musket drill practiced by the Upper Canada Militia two hundred years ago. Adults $7.96, Seniors $3.81 Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax). 5 years and under FREE.
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