Weekend Fun Guide (April 24-26 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Hopefully Mother Nature will stop toying with us and give us some Spring weather to enjoy this weekend!  To get you in the mood for Spring you can check out a Spring and Cottage show, some of the final Maple Syrup festivals around or an Earth day activity.   Whatever you do, have fun making memories with your family.

Earth Day

April 22nd was Earth Day so many towns across Ontario are sponsoring local clean up activities over the weekend.  Check your local newspaper or town’s website to see what you can do right in your town to clean up!

Teaching your kids to live eco-friendly on a day to day basis can be done by simply recycling your garbage at home, picking up trash at the park, making litter-less lunches for school or thinking of ways to conserve water and energy.

If you’re stuck for some ideas, check out Earth Day Canada for some great ways to go green.  Eco-Kids also has a great site to find games, activities  books and other ways to help our planet.

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Visit a Local Conservation Area

Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario?  Spring is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Waterfront Clean-up Day (April 25th) – Friends, family, and neighbours are encouraged to come out and clean up Barrie’s waterfront area. Volunteers can register at the Lions Pavilion, located at Centennial Park, between 9:30am and 10am. Supplies and beverages will be provided by Tim Horton’s. Registered volunteers are invited to a free appreciation barbeque at 11:30am that will feature food, music, face-painting and activities for children!

Cobourg

Spring Home and Leisure Show – Free Admission. Over 60 vendors including decks, roofing, windows and so much more.

Elmvale 

Maple Syrup Festival (April 25th)  The Festival offers something for the whole family.  Our award winning maple syrup, arts and crafts, midway rides, pancake eating and log sawing contests, great music and of course the sugar bush tours throughout the day Saturday

Gravenhurst

Muskoka Home & Cottage Show – Brought to you by the Muskoka Builders’ Association, this annual show brings you the best of everything for your home and cottage.

Grimsby

Raptorfest @ Peach King Centre – (Saturday) Come join Raptorfest 2015 for a fun filled days of birds, crafts and woodburning.  A fun day for all

Hawkwatch Season – Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in Grimsby is Niagara’s best viewing location of the annual migration of birds of prey. Spectacular birds of prey (bald eagles, sharp-shinned and red tailed hawks and vultures) can be seen flying over the site during their spring migration. Best viewing times are March 1 through May 15 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on warm, sunny days, especially with winds ahead of a warm front.

London

Clean-up Day in the Village @ Fanshawe Pioneer Village (April 25th) – Bring your favourite rake and broom and help volunteers open Fanshawe Pioneer Village for the 55th season. Stay for a thank you BBQ at 4:00 pm.

Milton

Season of Many Frogs Peeping @ Crawford Lake – Discover wildflower wonders in Crawford Lake’s beautiful woodlands, fascinating video presentations, hands-on discoveries in the reconstructed Iroquoian Village, seasonal discovery hunt and craft making.

Misissauga

Babytime Show @ International Centre – The Ultimate Event For Pregnancy, Birth, Baby and Toddler Show, Learn and Have Fun all Within One Vibrant Place Celebrating Parenthood

Mount Forest

Home, Craft, Health & Leisure Show @ Mount Forest & District Sports Complex – Come and see many health and wellness promoters, home, garden and craft exhibits

Niagara Falls 

Welsh Festival – A weekend celebrating all things Welsh: Heritage, music and culture, featuring a concert by the renowned Cor Rhuthun from North Wales on Saturday and two glorious hymn singing sessions Sunday.

North Bay

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival (April 25th)– As in years previous, we will be starting the day with our Pancake Breakfasts at 7am. Most festival activities and entertainment generally come to end an around 4 pm. It will be a full day of food, live music, crafts, and fun family events.

Orillia

Orillia Perch Festival – One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!  JUST FISH TO WIN !!!  Until May 9th

Owen Sound

Home & Cottage Expo – Everything you need for your home and vacation property is showcased at this annual event. It’s the largest home show in the BruceGreySimcoe region and one of the most popular, visited by thousands every year. See contractors, interior designers, landscapers, home improvement specialists, outdoor recreation and consumer electronics suppliers, and much more all under one roof, and spilling out into a vast display area outside the main entrance.

Perth

Festival of the Maples (April 25th) – The annual event is hosted by the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce and touts the fact Lanark County is the maple syrup capital of Ontario. The funds raised from the festival help keep the festival going as well as other chamber activities. The grand finale to the month-long maple celebration takes place in Downtown Perth. Maple products and taffy sales, displays of maple syrup production, maple awards, entertainment,petting zoo, children’s activities.

Sudbury

Earth Day Festival @ Sudbury Secondary School – Join in to celebrate Earth Day including live entertainment, work-shops, art exhibits, children’s activities and more.

Toronto

2015 Earth Day Celebrations @ Toronto Zoo (April 25) – A healthy, clean planet creates healthy animals, plants and people. Celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Zoo and find out, through the eyes of the veterinarians and technicians at the Zoo, how they work towards a healthy wildlife population in Toronto. Through hands-on activities learn about the impact of climate change on the ability of wild animals and spaces to stay healthy. Learn how groups around Ontario are working together to ensure our environment is healthy to sustain life and how new technologies designed to reduce climate change is creating safer, healthier spaces for us.
Tree Planting @Dowsnview Park (April 26th) – Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to Downsview Park! We will be planting trees to help grow our urban forest and hosting a campfire open to anyone. Tools* will be provided for tree planting and Park staff will be available to provide assistance.
Guided Walks @ Rouge Park – Hit the trail with Rouge Park’s Guided Walks.  It’s April, and you know what that means… spring is here! Trees are budding! Birds are moving back in! Flowers are popping up! Frogs are calling! Don’t miss a thing! Open the door to outdoor fitness and nature exploration and join a walk with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders! You never know what we’ll see.

Windsor

Earth Day Tree Planting (April 26th) – Join the Essex Region Conservation Authority to plant 1800 trees and celebrate Earth Day!  10am – 12noon in the Little River Corridor at Florence and McHugh, just east of the WFCU Centre.

Weekend Fun Guide (April 10-12 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Spring is definitely in the air and there are lots of Spring and Cottage shows taking place as the Maple Syrup festivals wind down this weekend.  Whatever you do, be sure to get out and enjoy our first blast of spring weather with your family.

Hiking at a conservation area

Visit a Local Conservation Area

Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario?  Spring is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend….

Clarington

Home & Garden Show – Spring is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to start imagining what your home and garden could be like this summer! Metroland Durham Region Media Group is hosting the Annual Clarington Home and Garden Show April 10th, 11th and 12th at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. This year, the Home and Garden Show has grown again. Almost 100 vendors are participating in this year’s event showcasing their products and services, including landscaping, windows and doors, sunrooms, financial services, contractors, decorators decks, garage doors and a whole lot more! The complex will be buzzing a wide array of vendors, keynote speakers and seminars over the weekend.

Edwards –  Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 12th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

Holstein – Holstein MapleFest (April 11-12th) @ Love’s Sugarbush – Bring the whole family for a day in our 40 acre sugarbush. Weʼll be serving our tummy filling Pancake and Sausage breakfast all day long. Enjoy our free craft sale with over 30 original vendors. Plenty of demonstrations in the sugar bush to enjoy, including the Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Ice Cream Making, Candle making, Catapults, our new Rope Bridge and plenty more.

Lanark – Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 26th) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season.  Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.

London

Home & Garden Show – This is southwestern Ontario’s largest home, renovating, gardening, landscaping and lifestyle Show. Get fresh & innovative ideas from the ultimate showcase in indoor and outdoor living. You can expect the best from over 320 professional Exhibitors, exciting Feature Areas, Stage Seminars & Demonstrations and Celebrity Guests in addition to Special Feature Displays, Green Thumb Marketplace, Flower Show, Design Centre, Innovations in Landscaping, the latest in interior & exterior Home Technology and Fabulous Prizes.

Orillia

22nd Annual Simcoe Spring Home and Cottage Show – A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services. At the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre in Orillia.

Ottawa

Cottage and Backyard Show @ EY Centre – The Cottage and Backyard Show has everything you need for outdoor living:  docks, decks, boats, outdoor furniture, canoes, kayaks, and all the latest in backyard and cottage products and services.

Paris

Paris Lion’s Maple Syrup Festival – Located on the main street of Paris between William and Mechanic Street there will be lots os maple syrup, pancakes, vendors and demonstrations

Penetanguishene

Cottage & Garden Show – The Cottage and Garden Show has everything you need for outdoor living. From gardening supplies and lawn care options, to decks and water toys, there is something for everyone at the Cottage and Garden Show! Be sure to check out one of our workshops! There will be awesome door prizes, samples, a BBQ and much more!

Rockton

Spring Sundays – Enjoy a leisurely day in the country as you visit over thirty historical buildings.  Visit log buildings, a one-room school, blacksmith shop, railway station, TH&B locomotive, general store and many other buildings with volunteers dressed in period clothing. Don’t forget some old-fashioned candy from Eddie D. Cat Confectionery and one-of-a-kind gifts from the Gift Shop. Sundays in April 

Southampton

Rotary Home Show – Port Elgin Rotary Home and Recreation Show. Spring home and recreation show that showcases home & garden, leisure & outdoor activities, backyard living and contractors.

Toronto 

TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 7th-19th) – TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Guided Walks @ Rouge Park – Hit the trail with Rouge Park’s Guided Walks in our 6th year of adventure and discovery.  It’s April, and you know what that means… spring is here! Trees are budding! Birds are moving back in! Flowers are popping up! Frogs are calling! Don’t miss a thing! Open the door to outdoor fitness and nature exploration and join a walk with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders! You never know what we’ll see.

Uptopia – Spring Tonic (April 11th-12th) @ Tiffin Centre – The highlight of the maple syrup season at the Tiffin Centre, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Barrie! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, with maple syrup made on site, see how maple syrup is made today, and long ago, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, live entertainment & more!

Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide (April 3-5 2015)

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 Wishing you all a Happy Easter weekend with your family and friends!

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Check out our guide to over 60 family fun Easter Events taking place this weekend

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It’s Maple Syrup Time in Ontario and there are still many maple syrup themed events taking place.   Nothing says Canadian family fun like maple syrup eh?

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend….

Barrie

Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5)- Fun for the whole family including hourly candy hunts, several magic shows, Easter Bunny, Animals and many more activities for little and big children. For optimum fun:dress for mud!

Brampton

Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5) – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals.  Downey’s Easterfest is not to be missed!!

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Maplefest @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you’re looking for this spring, McLean’s Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival!

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Edwards

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 12th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

Elmvale

Easter @ Rounds Ranch (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5) – Bring your Easter baskets for lots of fun for the whole family as they run and explore with the Easter Bunny,  hunt for eggs,  enjoy a  wagon ride, pet the baby bunnies and chicks.  There is so much to do!

Kingston

Maple Madness @ Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (until April 5th) – March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Take a tractor-drawn wagon back to our sugar bush to see how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how we make it now. Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup and buy some maple syrup or sugar to take home. The sugar bush is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the Maple Madness program. Be sure to check out some of our special activities like puppet shows, sugar bush demonstrations and Olde Thyme Sugar Bush Chores

London

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2015 season!

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Wiarton

Maple Magic in Georgian Bluffs – Maple Magic is fun for the whole family! Join us to play in the snow, Learn about how to Make Maple syrup, Enjoy a great hot fresh pancake breakfast ($5-$10) Visit the Elk on specially guided tours at 10am and 12pm. and meet our Walmart Elk Dot and Lily.  Also join more fun participate in the Tap Line Maze: Log Sawing Competition, Willie Bush Walk and find the Black Holes

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way! Guide to Easter Events Across Ontario

Easter Egg Hunts in Ontario 2014

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Tis the season for the Easter Bunny, Easter Parades and everyone’s favourite EGG HUNT!!!  For the next couple of weekends there are so many fun Easter themed activities taking place across Ontario.  See our Easter Fun Guide that list over 60 events taking place this Easter season!

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Dogs love Easter too!!  Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs brought to you by National Service Dogs –  This event is held on Good Friday!  Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a Milk-Bone treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes.  This special event is being held in BramptonGuelphKitchenerLondonOakvilleSt. Catharines, and Windsor

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Easter Fun Day @ Sheridan Nurseries (Saturday April 4th) – Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn’t end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more…  Minimum $3 charge per participant.  Proceeds to Children’s Wish Foundation and Upopolis.   Easter Egg Hunt starts at 9.00am sharp!  Participating stores include: Etobicoke/East Mississauga, Whitby, Kitchener/Waterloo, Markham/Unionville, Mississauga/Oakville, Scarborough

Amherstburg

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Libro Credit Union (April 4th) – Easter Eggs galore! Children love this annual event, where they hunt for chocolate Easter Eggs. Come out and satisfy that sweet tooth or just come to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Ancaster

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Meadowlands Blvd (April 4th) –  Three separate fields designated for three different age groups.
The first 500 children registered will receive a goody bag sponsored by local business. Registration opens @ 11:00am and the Egg Hunt starts @ 1:00pm  $2.00 donation / child

Aurora

Easter Egg Hunt @ Aurora Senior’s Centre (April 4th) – Hop on down to the Easter Egg Hunt brought to you in partnership with the Town of Aurora and the Girl Guides. This exciting event will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Drop-in any time that works with your family’s schedule. Enjoy an egg-citing hunt, special games, and indoor/outdoor activities that may include: Craft Making, Face Painting​, Cotton Tail Relay, Egg Roll, Egg Hunt, “Chuck the Duck”, Mix and Match Egg Patch​  This is a ticketed event and tickets MUST be purchased in advance at either the Aurora Family Leisure Complex or the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. Tickets are $5 per child, parents and guardians are free. Tickets will NOT be available on-site.

Barrie

Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5)- Fun for the whole family including hourly candy hunts, several magic shows, Easter Bunny, Animals and many more activities for little and big children. For optimum fun:dress for mud!

Easter Egg Hunt @ Bradford Greenhouses– Hop into Bradford Greenhouses to find sweet treasures! Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food donation for the Barrie Food Bank.  This free event begins at 9am – 11am on April 3rd

Blue Mountain

Easter @ Blue – Say goodbye to winter with one last long weekend on the slopes including the annual Retro Pond Skim and Happy Valley Team Slalom races. Love the Village with 40 shops & restaurants showcasing spring menus and spring fashions. And be sure to take the kids to The Plunge for their annual Easter Egg Dive Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am.

Bracebridge

Easter Egg Hunt – The Bracebridge Agricultural Society and Muskoka Bulk Barns invites children ages 3 – 8 to a Free Easter Egg Hunt at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds on Good Friday @ 1:00pm

Brampton

Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5) – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals.  Downey’s Easterfest is not to be missed!!

Burlington

Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event – On Sunday, March 29, 2015 the Easter bunny is visiting Ireland House at Oakridge Farm! Children can go on an exciting Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny. The egg hunts will be held between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for ALL AGES. Chocolate goodie bags will be awarded for eggs turned in by children.  It will be a fun-filled afternoon of activities such as festive crafts, carnival style games, face painting, Kicks for Kids inflatables and karate demonstrations, vendors, a fantastic silent auction and children’s raffle, special prizes,  entertainment and more. A delicious BBQ and other refreshments will be available.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Holland Park (April 3rd) – One of our longest-standing events, the Easter Egg Hunt is a fun, festive and memorable morning for all! We scatter wrapped, mini chocolate eggs in our greenhouse and allow children to collect a small baggy, which is provided. As well, the Easter Bunny always makes an appearance! Bring your own camera to have your child’s picture taken with Mr. Bunny! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to the age of 8 years old.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Amazing Adventures Playland (April 3) – Thousands of Plastic Eggs to collect in the indoor play land and an Easter Themed Loot Bag for each to take home. Pizza Pizza Slice & Juice Boxes available for purchase. Visit website for cost

Caledonia

Caledonia 3rd Annual Easter Egg hunt @ Gateway Church (April 4th 1-4) – We have live bunnies to pet from Kooler Bunnies Rabbitry, face painting, kids crafts, the Easter Bunny, raffles with great prizes (tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5), the Pappas, Greek on Wheels food truck, donated Tim Horton’s coffee for the adults and McDonald’s juice for the kids while local police, firefighters and EMS will also be appearing. We will also be collecting food donations for the local Caledonia and District Food Bank. Not to mention 20,000 chocolate eggs to hunt!!!

Chatham

Easter Egg Hunt – It’s that time of year again.. so hop on over and or even run – The Easter Bunny’s on his way to Kate Gould Park on Saturday, April 4 with treats for girls and boys with jelly beans and easter eggs don’t miss out on all the fun!!!   Among the candy eggs hidden in the park try to discover a prize egg and win an Easter basket filled with goodies!”  Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants’ Association and the Chatham Parks and Recreation Department

Elmvale

Easter @ Rounds Ranch (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5) – Bring your Easter baskets for lots of fun for the whole family as they run and explore with the Easter Bunny,  hunt for eggs,  enjoy a  wagon ride, pet the baby bunnies and chicks.  There is so much to do!

Elora

Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Bissel Park (April 4) – It is almost time for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!!
Come out and join us for some fun!!  Wristbands are $5/child 10 and under. Wristbands are available in advance at Village Kids in Elora, Jester’s in Fergus or at the Elora Co-operative Pre-school. You may also purchase wristbands at the event :) Hunts start at 10:30am.  There will be vendors, food, activities and let’s not forget… The Easter Bunny!!!  Kids Zumba with Sarah Schleen @ 12:00   Need more info: fundraising@elorapreschool.ca

Fenelon Falls

Easter Eggstravaganza – Easter egg hunt begins at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00pm. rain or shine. Look for the Easter Poster in participating stores, visit the store and find the Easter Egg pictures. Once you have seen all three pictures then head to the Easter Bunny Headquarters located at Slices and Scoops 10 Water St where there will be face painting, Easter cookie decorating, pictures with the Easter Bunny and…..receive your Easter Goodie Bag

Haliburton

Egg-selent Forest Easter Fun – Haliburton Forest is hosting an Easter Fun Day. Anyone can join the excitement! The Cookhouse Restaurant will be hosting an Easter Breakfast Buffet from 8am to 10am. Easter egg colouring will commence at 10am with an Easter Egg Hunt to follow.

Fee: $10.00 per participant (does not include Buffet Breakfast at the Cookhouse)

Included: Supplies for colouring eggs, a plush toy and chocolate to take home.

Hamilton

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Mountain Kidz Klub @ Eastmount Park – Good Friday at 11:30AM – 3:30PM   $2/egg Price includes a bag of goodies. The Easter Bunny will also be joining us. All ages are welcome. All proceeds go to support Mountain Kidz Klub Programs

Easter Egg Hunt @ Gourley Park (April 3rd) – The events will commence at noon and run until 2pm.We have planned a variety of Free Easter related games, crafts & activities. So come out and join in on the FUN !!! There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children where every child will get a loot bag after participating in some of the activities. There will be a Petting Zoo, Bounce Castle and Obstacle Course. Meet the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera. Face Painting by the Cats Claws face painting team.

Huntsville

Muskoka Heritage Place and The Nutty Chocolatier Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt – Admission is FREE and gates opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free. Please no pets and we allow registered service animals.

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Kingsville

Good Friday @ Colasanti’s – There will be an Easter Scavenger hunt for children 10 and under.  All Children Who Participate Will Participate In An Indoor Straw Obstacle Course, Bean Bag Toss, Rubber Ducky Game And A Chance To Meet The Easter Bunny.  All Children Who Participate Will Receive Prizes And Candy.  $1 per child  For an additional cost you can partake in the lunch buffet and buy an all day ride pass.

Kitchener

Easter Fun Day @ Sheridan Nurseries – Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn’t end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more…

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Easter Eco Egg Hunt @ Gamiing Nature Centre (April 5th) – The eggs are hidden and ready for you to find.  Other games include the forest bingo, hunting with your senses and more,always  popular games to play with the family while you take in the sights and sounds of the forest, meadows and wetland. And KUBB game for children of ALL ages. Yummy refreshments are available.

London

Easter Party & Egg Hunt @ Storybook Gardens (April 3) – Join us for a day of fun with Peter Rabbit!  It’s a bunny party with lots of fun for the little ones.  There will be face painting, chocolate Bingo, meet and greet with the bunny himself, carousel rides and of course the hunt for eggs.  There are costs associated with the  activities

The Easter Egg Hunt @ TD Waterhouse Stadium (April 4th) – Join us from 10-12, for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! There will be over 45 000 eggs to be found, as well as games, food, activities, and more! Don’t miss out! Cost: $10/family (Tickets available at the door)

Easter Egg Hunt @ Carroll Park – Cost is $2 for your little ones to participate in a fun Easter egg hunt, get their face painted and dance along to the onsite DJ.

Milton

Easter Egg Hunt @ Mountsberg Conservation Area (April 5) – Come out for a giant Easter Egg Hunt which is sure to be fun for the whole family.  Regular Admission fees apply.

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm – So much fun to be had Easter weekend at Springridge Farm!  Join in an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, watch a professional puppet show, have your face painted like a bunny, go for a wagon ride, take home so crafty bunny ears and play in the super fun Farmyard!  Don’t forget to  check out the yummy snacks in the bakery before you head home!

Mississauga

Easter Egg Hunt @ Alpha’s Discovery Centre – Alpha’s Discovery Club is holding its annual  Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Fun includes an Easter Egg Hunt, Visit with the Easter Bunny himself, Easter theme crafts and fun on the Indoor Playground.  Cost: $15/child  Space is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Mount Albert

Easter Fun Fest @ Brooks Farms – Upon arrival children will receive their very own Easter basket. Children will collect plastic eggs from our Barnyard Playland and trade in for chocolate when they are ready. For the older children there will be a Scavenger hunt.  Additional fun can be had on a train or wagon ride and in the Barnyard playland.

North Bay

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the YMCA – Come join us and enjoy some fun spring holiday games and crafts and take part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Ages 2 to 12 years welcome!

Oakville 

Easter Fun @ Oakville Museum (March 29th) – Put a spring in your step and hop on over to the Oakville Museum and enjoy a memorable afternoon with your family. Join us for “egg” citing activities, tour the museum and spot hidden eggs, make an Easter craft, and visit McFlurry, the Oakville and Milton Humane Society’s education bunny. All ages welcome!

Orillia 

Downtown Easter Egg Hunt – A fun hunt for plastic Easter eggs hidden along Mississaga Street sidewalks, to be exchanged for chocolate at the Orillia Opera House! Easter Bunny visits & face painting! 9:30 am – Noon, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Children 12 & under)

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Ottawa

Easter Egg Hunt @ Valley View Little Animal Farm – Our Farm Easter Bunny has lost 100’s of coloured eggs, he needs your help to find them. The Egg Hunt runs daily throughout the Easter Week-end.  While you’re there be sure to visit the animals, take a train ride and play in their playground

Easter Egg Hunt with Curious Cottontail @ Cumberland Heritage Village Museum (April 4th) – Hop over to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on the Saturday of Easter weekend for a fun-filled day of Easter festivities and even a special visit from a certain bunny…

Easter on the Farm @ Canada Agriculture Museum (April 3 – 6) – Come celebrate spring’s arrival at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum this Easter weekend! After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Come welcome the soft little lambs, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur and observe the fluffy newly-hatched chicks and ducklings from up close. Visitors can help make a variety of Easter breads and taste a delicious sample. What’s more, the annual egg hunt is on again – children 6 years-old and younger can participate in the hunt for tots while older children can take on the challenge of hunting for the “signs of spring” throughout the barns. All this from Good Friday through Easter Monday at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum!

Easter Egg-stravaganza Hunt @ Bytown Museum (April 4-6) –Hop to it! Colonel By has left a coded Easter wish for you throughout the permanent gallery! Explore with your friends and family to see if you find all the letters to decode his message!  Once decoded, pick up your prize at the Front Desk.  Program included with admission to the Museum

Easter at the Estate @ Billings Estate (April 4th) – “Egg jarping”? What in the world is that?!?”  Discover what it is, and more, as we explore Easter traditions from around the world! There’ll be traditional North American Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt, lots of candy, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Make fun, lasting memories with the whole family as you participate in our hands-on activities such as: egg-rolling races, egg dyeing, perfume making, water balloon tosses, and, of course, egg jarping. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family

Perth

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Stewart Park (April 4th)  –At 11:00am, Perth Tourism is hosting the Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park. Children ages 8 years old and under, accompanied by an adult are invited to bring their Easter basket and join in the fun. Over 2,000 colored eggs will be hidden in special areas of Stewart Park!

Peterborough

Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Nutty Chocolatier (April 5) –Once again The Nutty Chocolatier is hosting its the annual Downtown Peterborough Easter Egg Hunt. The event starts at noon on April 5 at the outdoor courtyard of Peterborough Square at the corner of Water and Charlotte streets. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to children ages 3 to 7.  In addition to the egg hunt, there will be an Easter Bonnet Contest featuring prizes for the best spring bonnet and best sports-themed hat.  The egg hunt is free and all children recieve a good bag!  Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

Pickering 

Easter Parade – The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606 & the Ladies Auxiliary proudly present the Annual Easter Parade. Put on your best Easter bonnet, decorate your bike, wagon or doll carriage to win great prizes!  Free lunch and activities at the Legion following the parade.  Parade Route: East on Annland St. at Liverpool Rd. to Krosno Blvd. and along Krosno to Bayly St.

Rockton

Good Friday Easter Fun @ Westfield Heritage Village – Visit the village for some old-fashioned fun on Good Friday. In addition to featuring our Maple Syrup Festival, this day provides extra fun with old-fashioned games, crafts, activities and demonstrations will delight children and their families throughout the day.

Sarnia

Easter in the Park (April 4th) –  9:00 am to 12:30 pm Children’s Animal Farm, Canatara Park

Activities Include: Circus Show, Kiwanis Train Rides, Face Painting & Story Telling, Easter Craft station, Inflatables, Chalk Art and Bubble Station Annual Easter Egg Hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny at 10:00 a.m.  Bring your basket! Refreshments will be available for sale from the Seaway Kiwanis Club.

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St. Andrews

Easter Egg Hunt @ McMaze (April 3, 4 & 5) – Children and adults alike delight in meeting the Easter Bunny and helping him find his eggs. Pile aboard the wagon for a ride out to the forest. Hunt through the bush in search of the Easter Bunny’s lost eggs, and add them to your basket. We’ll dump them all into the Bunny’s Giant Basket and head back to visit the baby animals in the barn. Family fun for all!

St. Catherines

Easter Egg Hunt @ Jaycee Gardens (April 4th)- This is an incredible event for kids, with over 50,000 Easter eggs, bouncy castles, live music, great food and much more!  Non-perishable food and/or monetary donations will be collected in support of Community Care St. Catharines-Thorold.

Sundridge

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Copeman Tree Farms (April 5th) – Join the egg hunt with over 1000 eggs to find!! Egg hunts will start promptly at 1:00pm. If kids look closely, they’ll sneak a peak at the Easter bunny hiding the last few eggs in the fields! Kids will separate into different age groups and then search for chocolatey treasures hidden amongst the trees of their designated hunt field.  As always, there will be bigger eggs with bigger prizes!!  Find a golden ticket and you win an Easter gift basket!! After the hunts, food, games, activities, prizes & pictures with the Easter bunny will be available!!

Thunder Bay

Easter Egg Hunt @ Gammondale Farm (April 4th) –Join the Easter Bunny at Gammondale Farm for our Easter Festival and Egg Hunt. Children are encouraged to bring their own basket and help the Easter Bunny find all the Easter eggs listed on a game card provided. All participants will be rewarded with treats!  Additional activities such as face painting, an Easter slingshot, farm animals to visit with, and a fun hayloft to play in are included. Don’t forget to make your way over to our Log House for lunch and grab some treats from the Easter bake sale hosted by the Westmount School Grade 8 Graduation class.

Toronto

Beaches Easter Parade brought to you by the Toronto Beaches Lions – Parade starts at 2pm on Easter Sunday at Queen St. @ Munro Park

Celebrate Easter @ Toronto Zoo (April 3-6) – It’s time to get “Springy” with it and get outside and enjoy the warmer weather! Join the Toronto Zoo and partner, Parks Canada, as we celebrate Canadian species and wildlife. Children, 12 and under, will receive a special passport that will lead them on an educational and fun conservation exploration. Guests can also drop by our Conservation Connection Centre to get an airbrush temporary animal tattoo, participate in activities and get their picture taken at the Parks Canada Photo Station. Also on hand for the weekend fun will be giant panda mascots and Parka, the Parks Canada beaver mascot, animal encounters and more! Event free with admission.

Wasaga Beach

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Oakview Woods and RecPlex/ YMCA(April 4th) – ​The 7th annual Easter Eggstravaganza!! This fun filled day will provide our community the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring, community spirit and of course Easter! The Egg Hunt beings at 10 a.m. with face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, WBYC Grill Team, the Easter Bunny live on location and more!

Windsor

Children’s Easter egg-stravaganza @ Willistead Manor (April 19th) – Indoor & outdoor games, activities, crafts & prizes followed by an Easter egg and scavenger hunt!  Includes refreshments, festive treats and a goodie- bag for each paying child. The Easter Bunny will be paying a special visit so parents pack your cameras!  Children ages 3 – 11  $5.00 per child. Tickets must be purchased in advance on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Reserve now, space is limited! Contact Kathie Renaud at 519 915-3310

Easter Egg Hunt  (April 4th)  – The Optimist Club of Riverside together with the Roseville-Fontainebleu Optimist Club are hosting our annual EASTER EGG HUNT in Realtor Park on Saturday April 4th at 12:00pm- ensure you are there on time, it will go FAST! The hunt is open to Kids 13 & under!

From our family to yours we wish you a very Happy Easter

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