What are the best kids activities in Toronto?

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Rosemina Nazarali

The number one activity for kids visiting Toronto is to head to Canada’s Wonderland. The largest amusement park in Canada, Wonderland has fun for the whole family. Home of roller coasters like the Behemoth and Leviathan, Wonderland serves as a great place for adventurous kids. For those a bit younger, Kidzville and Planet Snoopy have kid-friendly rides and attractions. If you happen to be visiting on a hot summer’s day, you can head to Wonderland’s on-site waterpark, Splash Works. And don't forget to end the day with a big plate of funnel cake.

The Toronto Zoo is another kid-favorite. Travel the world by heading to the zoo’s different pavilions that include, Africa, Europe and Australia. Kids will have a great time watching the animals, and will learn a lot about different species and the environment. The zoo also has a kids-only area called Discovery Zone, which has a water-play area and the Kids Zoo.

LEGOLAND has finally made its way to Toronto. Take your kids on a tour through the factory to learn how their favorite toy blocks are made, then take them to the Construction Site where they can play in a soft area while pretending to build their own skyscrapers. And end your day in the DUPLO village, where the younger kids get the chance to play with larger sized soft blocks.

Ilona Kauremszky

On hot days when the temperature soars, there’s nothing like a trip to the Ontario Science Centre. This beacon of fun nestled in the lush Don Valley ravine is rife with activities.

Right now kids can marvel at a fabulous IMAX documentary titled Flight of the Butterflies, the true story of Dr. Fred Urquhart’s lifelong dream to trace the migratory routes of these fragile flying insects.  Spoiler Alert: he did.

But the other nice surprise captured in this movie is to learn how this Toronto native as a youngster used to spend long summer days lying in the grass watching his beloved monarchs. It's a stunning inspiring film that could foster future Fred Urquharts.

Techno-crazy kids should also get a kick out of the new exhibit Game On 2.0, a whacky trip down memory lane that explores gaming history from the first coin operated pinball game to Xbox and Pacman and more.

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