With the weather starting to warm up and the kids soon ready to be out of school for the summer, you may be starting to wonder, what are they going to do? There’s no need to have them underfoot in the house or sitting in front of the computer! The community of Collingwood offers lots of kid-friendly activities and locations and there are a lot of opportunities to keep your child entertained right here in the community. Read on to find out how you can capitalize on Collingwood for the kids!
Activities to Do
It is the perfect season to get outside and get active, and Collingwood has the ideal line up of activities to help you do this. Visit the Collingwood museum on a rainy day to learn about the history and culture of the city, and then spend a warm day taking in the Blue Mountains’ Scenic Caves. Offering opportunities all year long, including winter hikes and Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge, a stop here isn’t going to disappoint. Top this off with a trip to the theatre, an afternoon spent bowling at Georgian Bowl, or simply trying a new weekend event, and you’ll be sure to make memories and support the community at the same time.
Events to Take Part In
Start teaching your kids about the value of supporting their community by attending local events and activities as a family. There is an extensive array of events offered on most holidays in the city, many of which are kid-friendly. Each weekend sees the community farmer’s market, where you can take the kids to learn about the importance of eating healthy food and supporting local farmers, while the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts is incredibly supportive of youth talent and bringing it forth to the people of the area. Encourage your children to take part in the art show, or simply visit the show to view local talent.
Places to Visit
One of the best things you can do for your child is help them to explore their own community and see everything that it has to offer. Collingwood is a unique location, offering the beautiful Blue Mountains and the Georgian Bay, with a supportive and progressive city centre in between. Take the kids to the mountains any time of the year, whether you end up skiing, hiking, or just getting to the top to enjoy the view. Walk along they bay, or stop at a local restaurant to enjoy a snack while you enjoy the fresh air. There is the John Munger trail to get active, and explore Collingwood’s beautiful nature scene, while you can’t forget the city centre complete with its unique shopping experiences and boutique style small businesses.
With so much to do and a community that is so supportive of families, the hardest part will be deciding what to do first. Use the Calendar of Events to plan your next kid-friendly activity and we can’t wait to see you out in the community with your family.