Things to Do In Toronto With Kids

Top 10 Family Attractions

By Anna Dewinter

Toronto is home to miles upon miles of parkland. Edwards Gardens and Toronto Botanical Gardens are the perfect place for families to begin to explore the city's natural environment on foot. Toronto boasts three main beach areas along Lake Ontario; one of the major beach areas is located along Toronto Islands' south shore and is a popular relaxation spot for families on vacation. Families can also choose to take the short, affordable ferry ride to the Toronto Islands, leaving behind the bustle of the city to enjoy tranquility.

For those wishing to work out while away from home, the cyclist-friendly Lakefront, located in the downtown core, enables adults to enjoy a stunning view of Toronto's skyline while tiring out the children. After a hard day's cycling, families can take pleasure in enjoying Toronto's dazzling theatre scene. The larger theatres on Yonge Street offer hit shows at an affordable price. Toronto offers ample opportunities for shopaholics of all ages. Kensington Market and the Pacific Mall are amongst the best places to blow the vacation budget.

Things to Do In Toronto With Kids: Top 10 Family Destinations

Toronto is a bustling city featuring affordable yet fun attractions catering to young children. The attractions for families visiting Toronto are wide ranging, from the contemporary and the historical to the cultural and the commercial. Here are our top 10 picks:

Ontario Place

Ontario Place

This amusement complex has been offering affordable family fun for nearly three decades. The venue is home to a scenic theme park.


High Park

High Park in Toronto

This ancient nature preserve is home to expansive picnic areas and a variety of recreational facilities.


Wild Water Kingdom

Wild Water Kingdom in Ontario

A seasonally operating water park in which tourists can immerse themselves in inviting waters and enjoy the thrill of the waterslides.


Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

This museum offers over 40 galleries exhibiting fine works of art, archaeological specimens and scientific wonders. The interactive exhibits here attract the young and the old in equal measure.


Canada's Wonderland Theme Park

Windseeker at Canada's Wonderlant

The largest and most popular Canada theme park, Canada's Wonderland boasts an impressive array of roller coasters. A range of TV characters can be found meeting and greeting children at the park.


The Eaton Centre

Eaton Centre

A spacious shopping mall located in downtown Toronto. Home to over 250 stores, this mall caters to budget buyers and spendthrift children and adults alike.


The CN Tower

Glass Floor fun at the CN tower

This 1,815-foot tower attracts millions of visitors each year. Families can take the glass elevator to the observation deck at 1,122 feet.


Toronto Zoo

Toronto zoo - fun with kids

Comprising 287 hectares, this zoo is the largest in Canada and is home to around 500 species.


Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

An outstanding facility whose interactive exhibits draw countless kids and adults, all of who wish to enjoy a taste of NHL action.


Centre Island

Boats at the Toronto Centre Island Amusement Park

This car-free destination, ten minutes from downtown Toronto by ferry, is one of many small islands. Centre Island is home to Centreville Amusement Park.


Why Visit Toronto With Kids?

Toronto is the biggest and perhaps best-known city in Canada, and its tourist highlights suit even the most discerning of youngsters. From the hands-on fun offered by the Royal Ontario Museum to the sight of some of the world's most endangered species at Toronto Zoo, the city is home to a whole host of offerings for a memorable family vacation. It is made all the better through all inclusive travel packages.