Here are the most popular children’s attractions in the York Region:
David Dunlap Observatory
123 Hillsview Drive (1 km south of Major MacKenzie Drive, off the #400 or the 404)
PO Box 360, Richmond Hill, L4C 4Y6
905- 884-9562 Ext. 232 fax: 905-884-2672
Opened in 1935, it is the largest optical telescope in Canada, used as a research facility by the University of Toronto. Open for public tour, and on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, the public is welcome to look through the powerful telescope.
28 Crown Steel Drive, Unit # 12, Markham, L3R 9Y1
(One light east of Warden)
905-944-9358 fax: 905-944-9359
A 2500 sq ft indoor children’s playground suitable for children up to 7y rs. Slides, ball pit, games, rides, party room, kitchen with eating area and more. Open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm, Wednesday Evenings 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Admission: $$ Children under the age of 1 are, free when accompanied by a paying sibling.
10288 Yonge St. Unit #7 (lower level), Richmond Hill, L4C 3B8
An indoor playground designed for children under the age of seven. Features a ball pit, play structure, playhouse, dress up box, bouncing castle and more.Typically booked for parties. Parents night out (Friday nights, with pizza for the kids): $$.
420 Hwy. #7, Richmond Hill
Climbing wall, play houses, toys and more. Party packages available.
Laser Quest Richmond Hill
9625 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, L4C 5T2
905-678-4492 Fax: 905-883-8614
Laser Quest is an interactive adventure game for ages 7-77. Fun for social or group outings, sports teams, birthday parties. Open extended hours during school holidays. We offer corporate team-building and educational field-trip programs during the day.
190 Bullock Drive, Unit 10, Markham, L3P 7N3
905-910- 7529, Fax: 905-910-7528
An indoor playground for ages 1 – 9, featuring a rock climbing wall, slides, eating area and more. Loot bags available for parties. Daily Play hours Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Party hours: Tuesday to Friday: 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday:9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Lionel’s Pony Farm and Petting Zoo
11714 McCowan Rd., Stouffville, ON, L4A 7X5
(905) 640 7669
Started in 1956 in Scarborough, and recently moved to Stouffville. This is indoor facility is inside a barn with a heated eating area, a play castle, pony rides and toys for kids of all ages, outdoor petting zoo. The Farm has a classic collection of 150 1800’s to early 1900’s horse drawn carriages, sleighs and buggies, and offers horse or pony drawn hay rides/sleigh rides. Ideal for parties & events
Magic Hill’s Haunted Adventure
13953 Ninth Line Line, Stouffville, ON, L4A 7X3
Started in the mid 1990s, and voted Canada’s #1 Haunted Theme Park. There is a Black Cavern (with, actors, hydraulics, and surprises) to terrorize you. Howling Hayride is a ride through the fields on a wagon pulled by a tractor, past scary scenes and monsters. A 150 year old Haunted Barn with The Black Hole is voted by some as our scariest and best attraction. Terror Trail Trek is voted by still others as our scariest attraction. A 25 minute hike similar to “The Blair Witch Project,” walking through a Mine Shaft and a Haunted Miners Cabin and then up the hill and through the forest. Admission rates vary with age and number of attractions.
NASCAR Speed Park
1 Bass Pro Mills Dr,Vaughan Mills Mall, Vaughan, L4K 5W4
NASCAR Speed Park with 4 exciting tracks, the only on e in Canada, provides fast-paced fun for all the speedsters in the family. The complex also features a SpeedDome arcade, a thrilling Simulators, Laser Tag, Thunder Alley Slot Car Racing, Kids’ Indoor Playground and rides, the Pit Stop Grille and NASCAR apparel and merchandise.
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane St, Vaughan, L6A 1S6
905-832-8131 and 905-832-7000
Canada’s premier theme park covering 330 acres with over 200 attractions in eight themed areas, 65 thrilling rides, North America’s greatest variety of roller coasters, the 20-acre Splash Works water park, and live shows. The Park is best suited for older children and teenagers. Small picnic area at the front gates, campgrounds and other accommodations close by. Eat at fast food establishments in the Park or bring your own picnic lunch. Special Events include Soap Opera Festival, Canada Day Fireworks, Victoria Day Fireworks. Kingswood Music Theatre the outdoor venue presents popular entertainers for live performances, with separate admission. Contact TicketTime Inc,t 144 Front Street West, Toronto, at 1-888-621-2220. Open May 7th-October 8th weekends from 10am to 8pm; and daily May 19th to September 4th daily from 10am until 10pm. One admission price covers all regular shows (except Kingswood Music Theatre), rides, and the waterpark. Admission$$$. Children under 2 free.
Twenty minute drive from downtown Toronto and about an hour by public transport. Take Highway 400 from Highway 401 and exit at Rutherford Road if traveling north of Major Mackenzie if traveling south. Follow the Park signs.
Spunky Monkey (Let’s Get Started)
1550 16th Ave, Building “A” Unit #11/12, Richmond Hill, L4B 3K9
An indoor children’s playground suitable for ages 18 months to 7 yrs. Slides, climbers, games infant/toddler room and party room.
Stomp ‘N’ Romp
158 Anderson Avenue, Units 11 & 12, Markham, L6E 1A9
905-201-2626 Fax: 905 201 0263
An indoor playground for ages six months to ten years of age, with toys and play systems. Parents can relax in our spacious lounge area enjoying a snack or beverages while the youngsters enjoy themselves. Bear making facility. 2 private party rooms. Open 6 days per week
Timber Creek Mini Golf & Family Fun Centre
12772 Ninth Line Line, Stouffville, L4A 7X3
905-642-5174 Fax: 905-642-3751
Fun-filled outdoor attraction with two spectacular one-of-a-kind miniature golf courses among waterfalls, rivers, a canyon, a lighthouse, a churning sawmill and a shipwreck. Family-run facility has a driving range, batting cages, a gemstone mining area, a games barn, a jumping castle and inflatable slide and a dairy bar. Great fun for all ages, with birthday party packages and group rates. Open mid-April-mid October, 8 am-10 pm (varies in April, May, and September) .
Uplands Ski Centre
46 Uplands Ave, Thornhill, L4J 1K2
(2 sets of lights south of the 407 off of Yonge St.)
Golf in the summer and ski in the winter at Uplands, just north of Toronto. Downhill ski and snowboard on four slopes, featuring a chair lift, tow rope, night skiing, snow making, equipment rental, ski school and licensed lounge. Ski programs are available for all levels of skiers, from Toddlers to advanced. Golf in the summer on a nine-hole course open since 1922.
73 Industrial Pkwy. N., Aurora, L4G 4C4
4200 square foot themed indoor playground facility that caters to private birthday parties on the week end and creative play combined with academic programmes during the week. Tiny Turtlez Room with activities tailored for children 1-5, with live pets. Jungle-themed Leaping Lizardz Room for children 5-9 with a self contained soft play structure. Open for play Monday 9:30 to noon, Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, and Tuesday evenings 5:30 to 7:30. Admission by Half Day or Full Day: $.