Kids' recreation programs are abundant in Ontario's Bluewater regions. Resorts, campgrounds, museums, municipal parks, recreation centres, festivals, adventure outfitters, art studios and galleries offer activities or day camps especially geared to engage and inspire children. Programs give families of all ages the opportunity to interact with exciting and creative things to do.
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The Chatham-Kent Museum is the vibrant community promoter of historical Chatham-Kent that inspires a love of learning! For over 70 years we have been collecting and preserving the material heritage, and the stories associated with it, significant to the citizens of Chatham-Kent and using this material to educate and engage citizens in a stimulating environment. Highlights in the collection include a nationally designated Gray-Dort automobile, several locally-made horse drawn vehicles, and Emma Milner’s award winning art. The Milner Heritage House, which is seasonally operated, takes
A. W. Campbell Conservation Area campground is nestled around Lake Morrough. Forested hills, 145 campsites and a meandering river provide the backdrop to an active area which provides a host of recreation opportunities including a swimming pool, boat rentals, mini-golf, playground equipment and nature trails. There is a full slate of exciting activities throughout the summer months. Take advantage of our $60 Buck Weekends (check out our website for the dates). Access is off Nauvoo Rd. just north of Alvinston.
Kenorus is a family campground nestled among maturing trees located on Highway 21 between the quaint towns of Southampton and Port Elgin. The Campground is under new ownership and The Queenen Family welcome you to our great park. We feature a well stocked store, Wifi Hot Spots, Laundry facilities and new for 2016 a new Kenorus Kave for our younger guests to play foosball, basketball, air hockey or just lounge around with their own Wifi Access. The campground features fully serviced sites, picnic tables, firepits, pool, a new splash pad, recently expanded children's playground, showers, horse
“Come Fish the “Chantry” “Lake Huron’s Largest Fishing Derby” The Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby is held during the peak of summer, from July 27th to August 11th inclusive in 2019. The Derby has become Lake Huron’s largest open water fishing derby, drawing over 40% of its participants to the area from a distance of greater than 80 kilometers. The tournament draws anglers and their families to the area for fishing and fun in the sun. Whether angling the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, relaxing on the sandy
Science North inspires people of all ages to engage with the science in the world around them. Science North's fun and friendly approach to science education is led by Bluecoats - real scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits and live ambassador animals even more informative and fun. NEW! IMAX® with Laser ? February 2016 Science North is proud to be among the first IMAX® theatres in Canada to offer moviegoers the latest ?in IMAX technology. IMAX with Laser represents a quantum leap forward in cinema experiences with the sharpest, brightest,
Billy Bishop Home was built in 1884 and showcases the Bishop family history. It is also the boyhood home of William Avery “Billy” Bishop, the charismatic hero of the Great War. An adventurous, mischievous and restless spirit, Billy was driven to be the best in all he did. Special programming includes, but is not limited to: Victorian Teas (summer and Christmas); Veterans' Commemoration ceremonies; ghost walks; summer children’s programs; Trivia Night; Victorian Christmas; and Bringing the Museum to You. Visit us to view ever changing exhibits on
Come for a quick visit or spend the entire day! A visit to the Farmer's Pantry is an experience that the whole family will enjoy; acre upon acre of apple orchards offering over 15 varieties of local apples with many U-Pick options including raspberries, cherries, pears and pumpkins in season. We're open from July 1st through to Halloween weekend. Enjoy lots of outside family activities, Our Farmer's Fun Fields, which includes a 10-Hole Orchard Mini-Golf, a Rope Maze, a Cedar Maze, Sand Mountain, Calf Lassoing, Animal Petting Areas, Wildlife Interactive Centre, Indoor and Outdoor Picnic
The Lambton Heritage Museum, on Hwy. 21 south of Grand Bend, is home to an outstanding collection of distinctive, one-of-a-kind items, each having its own story to pass on to future generations. Here you will discover the only remaining horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, the largest collection of pressed glass water pitchers in Canada, a church built in 1867, rare John Goodison steam engines, an exceptional collection of stoves made by the Doherty Stove Co. and a notable collection of furniture from 19th century Lambton County.Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has been
The best way to experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Manitoulin Island is from the back of a horse! Honora Bay Riding Stable offers a Northern Ontario horseback adventure you won't soon forget; pony rides, summer day camps, various trail rides and overnight excursions on trails through the surrounding forests and hilltop fields along the Niagara Escarpment: Daily Trail Rides: depart 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 pm Renegades Trail: 1-hour, easy family ride over rugged hills with scenic views. The Bank Robber: 1-hour, limited availability for experienced riders
The Dreamaker Family Campground is owned and operated by the Hofer family. The beautiful, quiet park makes the perfect get-away for the whole family with its heated salt water swimming pool, exciting playground, children’s wading pond, hay rides and many special events throughout the summer. Please check our website for our 2015 calendar of events: http://www.dreamaker-campground.com The park’s fun activity centres include an 18-Hole Championship Frisbee Golf Course, catch & release fishing ponds, pedal go-carts, canoe rentals, horseshoe pits, a basketball pad, soccer,
Lorne C. Conservation Area is a nature lover’s delight and features a number of wildlife ponds and nature trails. This family campground includes 145 serviced sites, a swimming pool, visitor centre, playground equipment and much more. Take advantage of our $60 Buck Weekends (check out our website for the dates). The Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area is located on Petrolia Line just minutes west of Petrolia.
THE TOP RATED PARK IN ONTARIO Come relax and enjoy beautiful, landscaped surroundings in Woodland Park Family Camping, a Top Rated Park in Ontario. Located in Sauble Beach, a 5 minute walk to 7 miles of sandy beach on beautiful Lake Huron. A Five Star rated park, Good Sam/Trailer Life 10/10/10. Family camping, paved roads, cement pads, indoor pool/whirlpool, high-speed Internet ($) at sites, planned children's activities, Bingo on Saturday Nights, big rigs welcome. 5 minute walk to downtown. Off-season rates.
The Muskoka Lakes Museum is beautifully located in Port Carling (the hub of the Muskoka Lakes) on scenic James Bartleman Island Park. The island is situated between both the large and small locks, and provides picnic tables and newly renovated washroom facilities. The island is accessed by a footbridge off the main street (Joseph Street) in the centre of the village. Parking space is on nearby village streets, behind the Library or at the Community Centre. Activities: Several museum-wide scavenger hunts are available anytime to engage school-age children to explore and discover fun
Nestled on Lake Huron is the wonderful village of Manitowaning and a gem to be discovered by tourists. Boasting community events monthly, residents and tourists alike enjoy all we have to offer. The waterfront is a hot spot for families to spend the day swimming and playing on the beach or on new playground equipment. Washrooms are available. The Bay Street Marina is well used by both boat cruisers and fishermen. It offers fuel service, power hookups, pump-out, showers and a launch ramp. St. Paul’s Anglican Church is the oldest Anglican church in northern Ontario dating back to
Well treed lots in a rural setting make Warwick Conservation Area the ideal campground for a quiet family camping outing. Warwick features 232 large serviced sites, offering serviced group camping, a swimming pool, playground equipment, and accessible trails. A wide variety of recreation activities are offered at our visitor centre throughout the summer. Warwick is especially accessible for our American visitors, only 30 minutes east of Sarnia and Port Huron. Located just 10 minutes off Hwy 402 at Warwick Village. Take advantage of our $60 Buck Weekends (check out our website for the dates).
Built in 1875, the Ridge House Museum is housed in a typical Gothic revival style home with period furnishings to portray the values and lifestyles of a middle class family. The Ridge House structure and grounds have been restored and are maintained to their Victorian roots. In celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, the Ridge House Museum Advisory Committee is hosting a Strawberry Social on June 12. On July 9, 2016 historic characters from Ridgetown and Howard Township’s past come alive in the Ridge House Museum’s event Tales from Greenwood. The
We are a unique shop with a large variety of fabrics from modern, contemporary to primitive, including a variety of precuts and a multitude of kits. We offer a complete selection of notions, batting, books and patterns. We specialize in wool, wool applique kits and Valdani Pearl Cotton. We also offer a complete line up of classes from beginner to advanced, kids' PD Day classes and fun single day workshops! Gift Certificates Available
You’ll find 75 acres of natural paradise less than two hours north of Toronto or 2 hours south of Sudbury in the heart of Georgian Bay Country, the world’s largest fresh-water archipelago - the 30,000 Islands. Settle into a spacious open or wooded site among windswept pines and nature at its finest. Feel the sun warm your soul by day, then gather by the fire and marvel at the “Near North” starry skies by night. ATV and nature trails are accessed directly from your site. Enjoy the heated pool, trampoline, mini golf, gift boutique, wagon
Follow the road to South Huron for a weekend of adventure and great family entertainment that you won’t want to miss. The Exeter Ram Rodeo thunders back into town on August 5, 6 & 7, 2016. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Exeter Rodeo. The Committee is excited to announce that Amber Marshall, who stars as Amy Fleming on the CBC family drama Heartland, will be attending Saturday's performance and will be co-announcing the rodeo. Coming from Nashville, home town boy and country music artist, Zach Neil will be performing in the tent Saturday evening directly following the
The Providence Bay Agricultural Society hosts the annual Providence Bay Agricultural Fair in Providence Bay on the South Shore of Manitoulin Island. This annual event has been a staple in the island culture for over 130 years. Guests from all over flock to this small community the third weekend in August every year to be entertained by local and provincial vendors and entertainers. Events run rain or shine all weekend long. The annual Ambassador competition kicks off the weekend on Friday evening starting at 7:30. The parade running from the beach to the fair grounds starts at
The ‘Northern Lights Folk Festival’ was first held in Bell Park in 1972. It was a free one-day music festival on one stage; needless to say it has grown exponentially since. It remains Canada’s longest continually running outdoor music festival, holding its 45th edition in 2016. Taking place on the picturesque shores of Lake Ramsey in Bell Park in the heart of Sudbury, NLFB has presented a multitude of acclaimed artists in the past including: Serena Ryder, Stan Rogers, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Ste. Marie, Colin James, Joel Plaskett, Leahy, Hawksley Workman, Daniel Lanois,
Lake Huron Resort is a Family Vacation Summer Home Retreat offering all of the amenities of a traditional upscale, RV camping "vacation spot" in a gorgeous lake setting. The large, grassy lots have gravel pads and plenty of room to relax.Lake Huron Resort offers a list of amenities including a Country Store wth a gift shop, novelty candy, cold treats, novelty toys, beach supplies, groceries, RV supplies, firewood, ice, Wi-Fi, summer guest passes and so much more. Large washroom facilities, solar heated swimming pool, which is open to a fenced-in patio, laundromat, brand new large playground,
Mooretown Campground is located beside the Moore Sports Complex on the St. Clair Parkway, a scenic route of beautifully landscaped parks, trails and boating facilities maintained by St. Clair Township along the St. Clair River. The park features serviced tent and trailer sites under tall shade trees, a playground, planned children's activities and an outdoor swimming pool. Cozy bunk cabins are available for folks who do not have camping equipment. The St. Clair Golf Course is conveniently located behind the park and the adjacent Moore Museum also makes a great place to visit and explore. The