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Things To Do With Kids in Oakville

Oakville is a densely populated suburb town 30 miles outside of Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario. Although close to other major cities, families tend to flock to Oakville for the picturesque surroundings, vibrant art community, and friendly attitude. The city is filled with fun activities both kids and adult can enjoy, including nearby outdoor excursions, public museums, and quaint dining and shopping options. Scroll down to see why Oakville has been called one of the top five places to live in Canada.

No matter your age, Oakville is filled with family-friendly activities to keep you entertained for days. Walk along the shores of the lake, browse through the shopping districts, or admire the work of local artists for a day you’ll never forget. Check out these other must-do activities:

  • Wander through the charming Bronte Creek Provincial Park
  • Release some energy at Kidsopolis
  • Stroll through Downtown Oakville
  • Bounce off the walls Aerosports Trampoline Parks
  • Climb the hills in Lion Valley Park

Downtown Oakville is the the city’s center. Bring the kids along to check out the many shops, restaurants, specialty stores, and various events held throughout the year. Some other fun family-friendly things to do in Oakville include:

  • Burrowing books and movies from the Oakville Public Library
  • Playing soccer or basketball at Sherwood Forest Park
  • Attending the events held at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
  • Watching a performance at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Admiring the community plants growing in Oakville Greenhouse and Conservatory
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Situated on Lake Ontario, Oakville visitors are treated to see some of the most scenic views in Canada. Bring the kids to Bronte Waterfront Heritage Park to see the boats and feed birds. Check out the following top sites to see:

  • Bronte’s Fisherman Memorial pays homage to Oakville’s old professions
  • The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame records the feats of Canadian athletes
  • Gairloch Gardens are great for weddings and leisurely strolls
  • The Oakville Lighthouse is the best spot to take your profile pictures
  • Fisherman’s Wharf is the top spot for catching salmon and walleye
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From ice cream to movie theaters, Oakville has everything to make a kid’s weekend fantasies a reality. Stop by Pizza Piena for lunch before heading over to Dave & Busters to win prizes. Take a look at these other fun things to do in Oakville with kids:

  • Pick out your favorite boat from the shores at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
  • Get an ice cream cone from The Flavor Fox Inc
  • Dance on the splash pad at Coronation Park
  • Pick out an action figure at Mastermind Toys
  • Be the last one standing at Kids Universe & Laser Town
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Oakville is known for its year round festivals that bring people together. Bring the whole family out to the Oakville Yacht Squadron Regatta Vibes and the Carousel of Nations Cultural Festival. Some of the best group activities include the following:

  • Crack the code at Escape From the 6
  • Pet a giraffe at Safari Niagara
  • Spot rare bird at the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
  • Challenge your friends to a match at Defcon Paintball
  • Cheer at a Oakville Blue Devils soccer match
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Between art and history, Oakville has a ton of resources to educate young minds. Teach your kids all about the importance of learning by touring some of the most prominent museums and galleries in town. Some of these exhibits include:

  • The home of the town’s founding family, Oakville Museum
  • A glimpse through Oakville history at Merrick Thomas Farm House
  • An introduction to theater at Theatre Sheridan
  • Rotating exhibits from local artists at Oakville Galleries
  • An introduction to hacking at Coding for Kids at Sylvan Learning Centre

As a city with a high value on the arts, Oakville is filled with classes and programs dedicated to bringing out your child’s creative side. If your child loves to dance, sing, create, or perform, sign them up for lessons at:

  • Oakville School of Music and Performing Arts, offering group and private classes
  • Oakville Children’s Choir, an internationally known singing group
  • Wise Adventures, the best place to learn how to mold clay
  • Oakville School of Classical Ballet, where true dancers are made
  • Oakville Art Studio, the place to let your colors fly

Some of the most exhilarating activities in Oakville can actually be found inside. From the many trampoline parks to the intense laser tag arenas, kids are sure to enjoy these intense indoor adventures. Other great Oakville inside activities include:

  • Playing on the jungle gyms at Amazing Adventures
  • Defying gravity at iFLY Toronto Indoor Skydiving
  • Saving your team members at Laser Quest
  • Playing mini-golf at Oakville Putting Edge
  • Swimming at Queen Elizabeth's Park Community Center