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Day Tripping with Grandchildren this Summer?

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Summer can create opportunities for more time with the grandbabies if you have them. Which is very exciting but also a little bit of work to figure out how you are going to entertain these little balls of energy. Especially if you are going to stay close to home.  Multi-generation summer outings are good for everyone; grandparents get to steal a few extra hugs, have a fun reason to be active and maybe even pass down a few family traditions. Grandkids get the opportunity to be spoiled a bit more than usual and a chance to soak up the love and unconditional acceptance that grandparents are known for.  So, if your up for a few laughs and want to create some new memories make a plan. Here are a few ideas to get you started...  


They have over 20 birds of prey on their 10-acre facility. You can get up close and personal with these beautiful beasts or just sit back and observe. 



The famous Swimming Quarry is Canada's largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool! Enjoy beach volleyball, cliff jumping (subject to water levels), a water trampoline, Tiki Hut snacks, two rafts, a slide & stand up paddleboarding..
Bike racks/ life jackets available - Free parking across the street.

Town of St. Marys


You'll travel in restored 1920s coaches over the rails of a century-old branchline that once connected Hamilton with Barrie and Collingwood. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the vintage locomotive as you travel through the rolling countryside. The round trip from Tottenham to Beeton and back takes just under an hour, highlighted by the Conductor's friendly and informative commentary. Experience travel as our ancestors did, and learn about the history of the railways that made Canada what it is today!

South Simcoe Railway


Twin Valley is Family owned and they all strive to provide a loving, nurturing home to over 80 species of animals including; Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Birds, Bears, Deer, Alpaca and Primates and many more. We offer educational programs throughout the day and pride ourselves on forging love, respect and understanding for all animals, conservation, and our environment. The park includes several picnic areas, a play area, a nature trail, rolling hills, whispy willows and the gentle sounds of nature.

Twin Valley Zoo


The FunSplash offers a new waterpark experience and opportunity to physically and mentally challenge yourself in a safe and friendly outdoor environment. It’s the ultimate playground where you can splash, climb, jump, swing, bounce, and slide while making the best summer memories with your family and friends!

Fun Splash

Call 1-519-673-1686