Enormous waterslides twist like snakes above Wild Water Kingdom's acres of landscaped grass and open pools. All in all, 17 aquatic attractions dip, dunk, and douse visitors in torrents of water as they whip down slides with names such as Corkscrew and Sidewinder. Though tykes frolic on the semi-submerged playsets of Dolphin Bay, older visitors scream in delight as they hurtle through the twisting pitch-black tunnels of the Night Rider. Elsewhere, sun-soaked volleyball courts and dual miniature golf courses?one themed after a shipwreck, the other an enchanted forest?provide entertainment that keep suede swimsuits perfectly dry.
Additional attractions include Face Drop, which consists of four ziplines that send guests on 80-foot drops?reaching speeds of more than 50kmph?and a 260-yard driving range keeps stances honed with a steady stream of golf balls.
Since 1978, the English equestrian facility Myrddin Equestrian Centre has led students of all levels through classes based on the safe practices of the Canadian Equestrian Federation Rider Level Certification Programme. At the 50-acre facility, instructors oversee classes inside a heated arena or outside along varied terrain including rolling hills and verdant woodlands. The training-level XC course takes steeds through fences, ditches, and steeples, whereas the all-weather sand ring beckons horses to practice their jumps and beach-volleyball skills.
Head coach Margaret Godson, the facility's operator for the past three decades, selects each training horse for its temperament and ability. Visitors to the animals' renovated-bank barn can get to know Molson, a 22-year-old thoroughbred, or Marty, a clyde and standardbred crossbreed who delights smaller riders with tales of his youth as a carousel pony.
Created by a former professional driver, Formula Kartways recreates competitive racing in a safe, controlled environment. The exhilarating indoor road course was designed by a team of professional drivers to reproduce the same challenges they face, from fast sweepers to esses and a hairpin turn. To maximize performance on the track without sacrificing safety, the same pro team developed Formula Kartway's custom K1 karts. Scrutinized for more than 2.5 million test laps, these fast, lightweight karts zip through the track with the support of the patented IMPACS bumper system.
At Kidnetix Edu-Play Centre, toddlers and children clamber up eight towering play structures and slide back down to the carpeted floor in plastic tube slides, and wee adventurers scale a child-sized rock-climbing wall, explore a tree house, and dive into a ball pit. Others test their agility on padded obstacle courses, crawl through tunnel mazes, and bounce in a large jumping castle.
Kids engage in safe exploration at both Brampton and North York playgrounds, and children can also challenge friends and settle sandbox territory disputes in games of skee-ball, table hockey, and virtual racing at each location's arcade. Kidnetix Edu-Play Centre's engaging staff wields their certifications in ECE and first-aid CPR as they guide kids through educational programs for all ages, as well as themed day camps during the summer and March break, which let campers work out youthful energy through arts and crafts, games, and field trips.