Kids Activities in Kawartha Lakes


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  • Bay Ranch Lodge & Equestrian Ctr
    Bay Ranch Lodge and Equestrian Centre's lessons and trail rides partner patrons with one of myriad horses for traversing its more than 250 acres. British-trained instructors imbue participants with their extensive knowledge of proper horse safety and riding technique during a 30–60 minute lesson within an enclosed arena before grooming sessions and double-knotting horseshoe laces prep each equine for its ride. Once students are securely aboard, horses spend an hour trotting along trails fastidiously trimmed in summer and plowed in winter. Each trek leads riders through bountiful pastures, natural woodland teeming with wildlife, or on bayside routes flanking Sturgeon Lake. As voyages conclude, customers can warm chilled tongues with unlimited cups of hot chocolate while making snow angels with their steeds.
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    34 Berry Lane
    Bobcaygeon, ON CA
  • Lang Pioneer Village Museum
    Without the benefit of planes or cars, 19th-century pioneers trekked to the County of Peterborough, where they built a new life for themselves. Here, they established a number of operations including farms, a cider mill, and a print shop, and today, it?s as if the village never changed. The Lang Pioneer Village Museum re-created the 19th-century town in 1967 to give visitors a glimpse into pioneer life, and more than 25 restored and furnished original structures have been moved as far as 90 miles to lend the outdoor museum authenticity. Among these buildings is the three-story Lang Grist Mill, an 1846-built facility where wheat is still ground into flour every summer. Costumed villagers populate the town, roving past the museum's vegetable gardens, hitching posts, and watering troughs on their way to work. In the various shops, blacksmiths shape metals, carpenters assemble furniture, and printers generate handbills on a 1927 Washington Flatbed Press. Villagers perform crafts such as open-hearth cooking and weaving; in fact, the museum's weaver shop showcases one of the few Jacquard looms on display in North America. Visitors to the museum can interrupt any of the townspeople to find out more about their trade or to lend a hand with chores. The museum even rents out its 1886 schoolhouse to students for a day, replacing their usual teacher with a costumed interpreter who conducts lessons similar to those of a 19th-century classroom.
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    104 Lang Road
    Keene, ON CA
  • 401 Mini-Indy
    Business retreats don't usually involve go-kart races, but the entertainment emporium's Stoffel Drive headquarters rolls out corporate events that swap staid luncheons for velocity-filled tournaments. And the establishment welcomes more than just businesspeople. Guests of all ages and careers can join in all the activities?such as mini golf?and whip around the the outdoor track, reaching speeds of up to 45 km/h, a pace eclipsed only by a cheetah on a treadmill.
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    York Rd. #18
    Sutton, ON CA
  • Canadian Karting League
    Russ Bond knows a thing or two about go-karts; after all, he's dedicated his career to them. As own of Canadian Karting League, he offers kids and adults the opportunity to take to the tarmac with race-prepared karts, comprehensive safety training, and a battalion of professional mechanics at their backs. Russ explains to motoringtv.com that through years of training and racing cars professionally, he “always wanted to give back … so kids could get involved in karting,” In addition to boosting adrenalin and making for memorable afternoons, karting can teach kids and tweens how to pass other cars, handle turns, and harmonize by punching their horns. Giving kids the experience of maintaining their own kart “can only help them when they get a licence,” Russ says.
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    2006 Gilford Road
    Innisfil, ON CA
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