Affordable Family Activities in the GTA 2018

July 5, 2018

Whether you’re trying to get out of debt or want to save money for a big-ticket purchase, finding local and affordable family activities is a must if you have kids. Luckily if you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, there’s no shortage of budget-friendly fun to be found in 2018.

If you’d like to do something with your family besides re-watch the entire Paw Patrol series, consider checking out these affordable family activities around the GTA.

  1. Evergreen Brick Works

A children’s garden, lookout path, bike trails, scavenger hunts, and more are all available for FREE at Evergreen Brick Works, located in Toronto. There are tons of special events happening, too, that will fit into any budget!

  1. High Park

This is Toronto’s largest park, covering 161 hectares. It includes a zoo, greenhouses, playgrounds, hiking trails, and much more. Your family will have fun just walking around or bring a Frisbee and picnic lunch for a day-long excursion. And don’t forget about the incredible Adventure Park, which your kids are sure to love. Learn more here.

  1. Corktown Common

This is a new park in the West Don Lands, located on former industrial lands. Your kids will love the splash pad, but there’s so much more to do. A permanent barbecue, marsh, urban prairies, and playground areas will make this a new family favourite. Get more details here.

  1. Riverdale Farm

Get a taste of farm life in the heart of the city! Riverdale Farm is a working farm in Cabbagetown. Get up close and personal to pigs, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens. Plus, there are plenty of gardens, wooded areas, and ponds. Oh, and admission is completely FREE! Discover more here.

  1. Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool

If you can’t make it to Toronto’s beaches, the Greenwood Park Outdoor Pool in East York is an awesome alternative. Besides the 35 m pool, there’s also a splash pad, ball hockey rink, children’s playground, ball diamonds, sports fields, and more. See it all here.

  1. Lake Wilcox Park

Lake Wilcox Park in Richmond Hill is undergoing a waterfront transformation! With a newly installed promenade, splash pad, and playground, your family will have plenty to do here. In the next year, the Town of Richmond Hill is also creating a new youth area with a skate park, volleyball courts, fitness equipment, and more. Check it out!

  1. Kidstown Water Park

The Kidstown Water Park in Scarborough includes a tipping bucket, spray rings, wading pool, splash pad, squirting aquatic animals, a slide, and much more! It’s open from mid-June to Labour Day and is completely FREE! There’s also a grassy picnic area for family members who don’t want to get wet. See hours of operation here.

  1. Community Holiday Celebrations and Festivals

For families with older children, there are lots of festivals and community events around the GTA, some of which have free or affordable admission. There’s Doors Open Toronto on May 26 and 27, the Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival in Mississauga on June 1, 2, and 3, the Beaches International Jazz Festival on from July 6 to 28, and much more. Not to mention free family activities happening around holidays, like Canada Day. Check out some of the offerings here.

Finding affordable family activities can help you stay on budget while still enjoying quality time with your loved ones.

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