With less than a month left of summer, we have to pack in as much fun as we can. To help you get organized this month, Pink and Blue has put together a summer bucket list! Here’s our August recommendations for Toronto parents.
Centre Island is perfect for a day-long getaway. Bring bikes on the ferry and ride on the designated bike paths. Lunch options include bringing a picnic and eating on the beach, or have lunch at Centreville Amusement Park. Whether your kids want to ride the mini roller coaster, or pet the teacup pigs, this is a day trip that can please everyone!
Tip: Check here for free events happening on weekends!
The Ontario Science Centre is hosting MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition from June 5 to September 13, 2015. The popular hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, have created an interactive and family-friendly experience, which combines scientific investigation with visual effects. Parents and kids alike can enjoy these hands-on science experiments.
Buy your tickets here!
Pre-plan your rainy day activities, with the IMAX Humpback Whales documentary! This stunning film will have the whole family mesmerized. Join in on the ocean adventure, showing at the Ontario Science Centre August 9 – September 12, 2015. Other film options are the Hubble telescope feature and IMAX Under the Sea!
For dates and to buy tickets, check here!
4. Canadian National Exhibition 2015
The Canadian National Exhibition returns, August 21st to September 7th, in Toronto! The summer favourite always offers events, exhibits and performances, such as the Ice Skating show, Air show, and petting zoo! Although a pricier family outing, this event is an annual choice for kids of any age. Be sure to check out the theatre options such as the Dora Sing Along or Splash ’N Boots on the Kids’ World Stage.
Want advanced tickets? Get them here!
5. Mary Poppins at the Lower Ossington Theatre
Lower Ossington Theatre offers a kid-friendly theatre experience with Mary Poppins. Continuing August 14th through September 13th, families can dive into this magical adventure. Enjoy familiar characters and songs, and have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time at the theatre.
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If your kids love the Family Channel, this is the right event for you! At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, join fan favourites such as Becky G and The Vamps in a summer concert. This August 23, 2015, sit outdoors and dance to family friendly hits for only $18, or splurge and see your favourites up close for $69!
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Kids enter free at Ontario’s hottest comic book event on August 16th, 2015! The trade show event invites kids to fall in love with comic book favourites such as Marvel, DC, and more! This is a great opportunity for families to see the origin of Today’s favourite characters, while getting kids excited about reading.
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Big on Bloor Festival is one of Toronto’s favourite events of the summer. This is a two-day, street festival celebrating the arts, culture and small businesses. Bring your family on August 22 and August 23 in Bloordale, Bloor Street from Dufferin to Lansdowne. Kids will love the play fair and bouncy castle!
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BuskerFest is the Toronto’s last major downtown festival of the summer! Catch wild and entertaining street performers of all kinds, such as comics, daredevils, circus acts, musicians, acrobats, puppeteers, magicians, and more! The “donate at the gate” style payment ensures this will not be a pricey family outing, simply a fun one! Check out Scotiabank BuskerFest from August 27-30, 2015.
For information on performers and showtimes, click here!
10. Vampire Campfire
Join The Second City cast for a summer matinee for all ages! Vampire Campfire is an interactive musical adventure, telling the story of a gang of monsters forced to spend their summer at summer camp. Recommended for ages 4-13, and running for 60 minutes, this performance is a great way to spend an afternoon with the kids! Tickets are priced $14 each or $45 for a family pack! Check out The Second City in Vampire Campfire Wednesdays & Thursdays at 1:00pm. Until September 3rd, 2015
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Saturday, September 12 – 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 13 – 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 13 – 2:30 p.m.
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