Best Kept Secrets - Kids Activities in Toronto

Whether it’s a PD day, school break, rainy day or snow day if you’re looking for kid’s activities in Toronto then you’ll probably be battling other parents who have the same thought as you – get the kids out of the house, so you can all keep your sanity!

The problem with kid’s activities in Toronto is that the well-known options that are fun and affordable are difficult, almost impossible to secure a spot in. Summer camps, March Break camps and PD Day camps fill up quickly – you often need to call the immediate moment that registration opens. Most parents don’t have the time (or energy) to sit at your computer at 12:01am to sign-up online. Your next best bet is to find kids programs that are the city’s best-kept secrets. Look for programs that are fun, safe and affordable and haven’t yet been discovered by the hordes of parents that you’re competing with for a spot. Maybe, even try to find a mobile activity that can be hosted in your own home! When it comes to kid’s activities – here are 5 of the cities best-kept secrets:

1. For the history buff Scarborough Museum

Located on Brimley Road in Toronto, Scarborough Museum has holiday camps that take children back to farm life in the late 19th-century. Kids aged 5 - 12 will make their own toys, cook over an open hearth, play games and have fun outdoors.  

2. For the artist or engineer Bamboo Bay

Located on Bayview Avenue in Toronto, Bamboo Bay is perfect for young artists. Professional art instructors teach art techniques like watercolours and pastels while a LEGO portion challenges children to use strategic thinking and teamwork as they put their building skills to work.

3.  For the chef or chocolate lover – Chocolate Tales

Does your child love to help you in the kitchen? Chocolate Tales has kids programs that are fun and tasty – right in the comfort of your own home. Your child will love working alongside a professional chocolatier! Kids can experiment with a variety of hands-on chocolate recipes and enjoy age-appropriate fun chocolate activities, games, and stories – from cake pops to chocolate fountains. Plus, they get to taste and eat their homemade chocolate! These tasty programs for kids aged 4 – 16 are nut-free, gluten-free and kosher.

4. For the athlete TAC Sports

With locations across the GTA, TAC sports offers tennis, soccer and basketball training for children ages 4-16. These co-ed classes are designed for children of all skill levels.

5. For the animal lover Pawsitively Pets

Located on Brentcliffe Road in Toronto, Pawsitively Pets focuses on animal care and offers three types of classes: animal care, little lambs, and big bunnies. If your child is into animals they’ll love spending the day learning about and caring for animals.

Kids have interests as unique as their personality. If you’re looking for flexible and mobile kid’s activities, you don’t have to get on a waiting list to find the right fit for your child. Just focus on finding a kid’s program that’s lesser-known; there are lots out there that are affordable and geared to meet the unique interests of your children.