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Things to do with the kids over the holidays

Today's Parent | posted Tuesday, Dec 22nd, 2015

Sasha Emmons from Today’s Parent shares her top things to do with the kids over the holidays.

Planet ROM for the Holidays


  • Check out a Mars Rover prototype
  • Touch a meteorite
  • Place space-inspired video games
  • Space gloves on loan from Chris Hadfield
  • Dec. 26 to Jan. 3
  • Adults $17, Kids 4-14 $14, Kids under 3 free

Children’s Discovery Centre


  • Great for little kids with camping, grocery market, a “boom room,” an art hive plus 6 other discovery centers
  • All based on imaginative and creative play
  • General admission for adults and kids over 1 $13; infants free

Magical Toyland at Casa Loma


  • Meet Olaf and Sven!
  • Breakdance shows
  • Santa
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Carollers
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Through Dec. 30
  • Adult $27, Kids $17 

Legoland Holiday Bricktacular


  • Holiday Hunt
  • Ornament build and special holiday Lego structures and building
  • Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 27
  • General admission $17.50 if you buy online; kids under 3 free


Evergreen Winter Village


  • Local maker market and live music
  • Learn about winter trees in the children’s garden Dec. 26 and 27 (free)
  • DJ skating Dec. 23 and 26, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Blue Mountain or Horseshoe Valley Resort

  • Places like Blue Mountain and Horseshoe Resort have re-opened their Fall activities
  • Blue had their mini putt, ropes course, mountain coaster
  • Horseshoe has the mini putt, maze, and climbing wall
  • Fingers crossed for colder temps so they can start making more snow

Ice skating the Harbourfront Center


  • Free skating right on the water
  • DJ skating on NYE and Jan. 2, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.


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