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Top Things to do in Toronto with Kids


Toronto is a vibrant and exciting city to visit with kids! It is a true multicultural city with lots of interesting shops, restaurants and attractions that the whole family will love.   There are the classics such as Wonderland, Centre Island and the Ontario Science Museum to visit, but some of the gems of the city are family friendly tours, such as the Sweets Tour and Toronto Bicycle Tour!  


Toronto's Top Attractions for Kids



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Looking for an interesting way to explore Toronto?  The Flowers, Cows and Chocolates Tour with Toronto Bicycle Tours is the way to do it!  It is perfect for families as you explore the city and check out the surprising number of green spaces as well as Botanical Gardens, Riverdale Farm and a chocolate maker!  Read more...





Medieval Times is a fun family friendly dinner show.  The whole family will be cheering along for their knight to win the dueling competitions and the hand of the princess.   Kids will love eating medieval style with no utensils! Read more...





Kensington Market is the 'hip' area of Toronto with lots of independent stores.  There are also hundreds of cafes and restaurants offering up treats from around the world. What better way to explore this area then with a Sweets Tour where you can sample some of the best that Kensington Market has to offer!  Read More...





Toronto is a bit of a concrete jungle, but just a 15 minute ferry ride from downtown is beautiful Centre Island. Plan to spend the day with the kids here swimming at the beach,  splashing in the wade pool, checking out the rides at Centreville or catching a bite at a waterfront restaurant!  Read more...





Want to spark a love of Science in your children? Visit the Ontario Science Centre where there are hundreds of interactive exhibits that they can climb on, touch and experiment with.  There is a specially designed area for those under 8 and plenty to keep the minds of the older kids engaged! Read more...





Legoland offers plenty for young kids!  A great way for them to use their imagination to build cars, buildings and more!  Take a class and learn how to build something, watch a 4D movie or climb on the jungle gym!  They even offer up healthy meals in their cafe.  Read more...





You will no doubt do a lot of walking on your family trip to Toronto!  The perfect way to relax after all that is a Thai massage at Urban Nirvana.   It is a fun activity for teenagers and their parents!  Located downtown in the heart of it all.  Read more....





Want to get the creative juices flowing?  Take the whole family to a cupcake decorating class at Le Dolci.  Here you will be shown how to create those pretty designs you see in the window! Learn how to decorate with fondant as well as different piping techniques.  Read more....





The Treetop Eco Adventure Park is not to be missed!  Spend a few hours with your children enjoying the challenges of this obstacle course in the trees!  There is a children's course just for the little ones or a 3 course adventure that gets progressively more challenging!  Swing, climb and zip your way across!  Read more...




Canada's Wonderland is a guaranteed hit with the kids!  This amusement park is packed full of rollercoasters, spinning rides, a water park, games and shows!  There are gentle rides for toddlers and small kids right up to terrifying, mind blowing rides for the teenagers.  Read more....





Family Friendly Toronto Hotels




Banting House Inn is a charming bed and breakfast located in the heart of Toronto.  They have a family room that can sleep up to 6 and you are in walking distance to many of Toronto's attractions including a lovely park with botanical gardens!  Not your cookie cutter hotel but a warm hospitable stay in the city! Read more.....






The Eaton Chelsea Hotel has got it all for families!  They offer family rooms, interconnecting rooms as well as a pool with waterslide,  a kids playroom and a teen centre.  The robot in the lobby is a real hit with the kids!  The Eaton Chelsea is located in the middle of the action in downtown Toronto. Read more...





Family Friendly Restaurants




Your family won't go hungry in Toronto with its eclectic mix of everything from dim sum, falafels, jerk chicken and more! One of the standouts for us was Barque Smokehouse which offers up everything from BBQ ribs, chicken and all the trimmings. Delicious!  Read more...




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