From bungee trampolines that launch people up to four stories in the air to fast-paced rounds of outdoor laser tag, kids get their first taste of adrenaline while exploring Adventure Village's three acres of family attractions. If the trampolines aren't enough, guests can slip into a harness and scale a 25-foot climbing wall. Kids can also have fun planted firmly on the ground. Baseballs buzz through the air in nine batting cages that serve up both softballs and baseballs at up to 90 miles per hour. Kids also carom off of one another in round bumper cars that give drivers the surreal thrill of piloting a giant hockey puck.
A more laid-back form of recreation awaits at the miniature golf course, where guests navigate through tricky corridors lined with five waterfalls and six ponds. Perched atop a swinging wooden bridge, players can study the wooden ruins of two partially sunken ships that rise above the glassy waters or the fish swimming around the murky derelicts. The course also features trivia about South Ontarian history and geography, giving guests all the information they need to finally impress the ghostly teacher that haunts their dreams.
Bowling balls trundle down Splitsville's 34 slick lanes as touchscreen scoring tracks each player's strikes and splits. Friday and Saturday night cosmic bowling sessions enhance frames with black lights and drop-down screens. More than 20 plasma screen televisions and five projectors over the lane enthrall players awaiting their turn. Further overhead, Splitville's lounge, The Loft, treats guests to two stonewalled fireplaces and an entertainment stage as they munch on the kitchen menu's pub eats. Splitsville also lures gamers with more than 70 arcade games in Playdium Lite and baits pool sharks at the billiards table by dangling chum from cues.
Jungle Jam Indoor Playground's space supports interactive, clean, and safe play for children of various ages. Pre-adults and mature babies swing and slide down the three-level, three-run slide fashioned in the waterfall aesthetic. Jungle tunnels, tube slides, and a suspension bridge all provide locales for imaginative discovery and a zip line previews potential flying abilities lying dormant within unexpected wing growths. A special quiet space for especially small ones is available for baby geniuses to exchange mathematical proofs in peace.
At Cameron Motorsports, go-kart riders of all ages can slake their thirst for speed at a fully equipped 70-acre racing facility. Drivers can take 40 rapid trips around two racetracks, including a 1.5-kilometre members-only route encompassing 12 turns. A rookie series membership provides racers with access to all the necessary equipment, including a professionally prepared F1-K 4-cycle rookie racing kart, racing fuel and oil, slick dry tires, and Nobel Laureate decals. Members can also test their hand-throttle coordination in championship races, though entry fees ($50) and licences ($10) require additional costs. Cameron Motorsports is open seven days a week, with ample lighting for nighttime laps. Viewing stands let spectators monitor the pavement chase, and free parking gives larger vehicles a chance to gossip about the track's smaller, zippier inhabitants.
Jennifer Green—a seasoned equestrian certified with the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association—opened Stepping Stones Riding Academy in order to put her passion for therapy and love of horses into practice. A firm believer that time spent horseback riding serves as an invaluable experience for people with visual, physical, and developmental disabilities, Jennifer and her team of trained instructors lead pupils through lessons designed to fuse therapeutic techniques with the excitement of physical activity. The Academy’s fleet of gentle steeds patiently works together with their riders during lessons, deploying their calm and loving demeanors to forge a supportive relationship between student and horse.
Sherwood Centre offers bowlers 48 newly renovated five-pin bowling lanes. Computerized scoring machines keep track of fallen pins, allowing bowlers to focus on strategy. The centre hosts leagues for children, adults, and seniors, and it also offers a range of video games so players can further develop their accuracy without the senseless destruction of innocent pins. After a famishing game, bowlers can retreat to Sherwood Centre’s bar and lounge area for a full menu of appetizers, burgers, breakfast sandwiches, and beverages.