Shake off that winter lull keep the whole family active and entertained with some indoor and outdoor family fun in Ontario’s Southwest.
Adventure Bay Family Water Park - Windsor
Make a splash in the heart of Windsor this winter at the all indoor Adventure Bay Family Water Park, which features over 35,000 square feet of wild water fun. Kids can enjoy five giant waterslides, a wave pool, a splash zone, a lazy river, and more. It’s easy for anyone to stroll into the Wave Pool’s wavy waters with the beach entry pool. For kids who aren’t fans of the water, head to Cannon Cove where you’ll find a three story dry land attraction full of fun.
The Factory - London
Check out Canada's largest indoor family fun centre, The Factory. Located in London this adventure park is equipped with multiple attractions including indoor high rope courses, 20,000 square foot trampoline park, kids playground, arcade, virtual reality experience, and escape rooms. The Factory has something fun to do for everyone in the family. For mom or dad, visit the on-site Powerhouse Brewing Company and Paradigm Spirits and try a small sample of their craft beverages to take home.
Farm Experiences – Across the Region
It's cold outside and we have the perfect experience to warm both your heart and your body; visit Udderly Ridiculous Farm Life for their Goat Cuddles experience! You'll start in the barn to learn all about the unique skills and personalities of the goats. Next, you'll have a chance to get up close and personal, take photos, play with, and feed those same friendly goats!
Jireh Hills Family Homestead in Alvinston is another farm offering experiences during the winter. Immerse yourself into the farm life during the Farm and Forest Revival experience. You'll meet their dairy goats and see what it takes to care for them, spend time in nature, and enjoy local foods.
Maple season is on its way and if you are looking for a fun family activity, visiting a sugar bush is an excellent choice! Journey to Richardson's Farm & Market in Dunnville for a hands-on, interactive event on their 6th generation farm. This is not your average trip to the sugar bush! Inspired by their award winning, exclusive experience “The Sweetest Smell on Earth”, you will engage all your senses as you tap a tree, collect and boil sap in a hollowed log, make maple taffy on snow, taste sap at different stages of boiling and enjoy a tasty brunch topped with pure maple syrup. Make sure to reserve your spot before the tickets sell out!
Escape Rooms – Across the Region
Try out an escape room this chilly winter season where you’ll have only one goal: escape! Essentially, escape rooms are a type of physical adventure game where groups are locked in a room and use clues to solve a series of puzzles and escape. So get out there and test your problem solving skills at Escape in Caledonia, or Hidden Trail Escape Room in Windsor, or Exodus Escape Rooms in London.
Colasanti’s – Kingsville
It’s hard to run out of things to do at Colasanti’s. Try to get a high score in the arcade, play the 18-hole mini-golf course surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. The course features koi fish, sand traps, slider turtles and water fountains! And don’t forget about the restaurant. You must try their famous broasted chicken and cinnamon donuts.
Boler Mountain - London
If it’s been snowing the past few weeks that means that the conditions are great on the hills at Boler Mountain in London. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s skiing and snowboarding runs for every skill level at Boler. You can hit the slopes even if you don’t have your own equipment; there are rental options right on-site. If you’re not into the skiing and snowboarding, there’s plenty of entertainment to be had on the tubing runs too. Boler Mountain has three tube runs that’ll take you up to speeds of 70 km/hr! Get those snow pants ready and head for the mountain.
Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing & Hiking – Across the Region
Grab your family and take advantage of the beautiful winter landscapes as you ski, snowshoe or hike the many scenic trails our region has to offer. You can find locations for trails near you here.
Outdoor Ice Skating – Weather Permitting
Can't find something to do this family day? How about the classic winter activity: outdoor ice skating. Take a trip to London or Windsor and try their outdoor skating rinks. Need a change? Switch it up and check out Storybook Gardens 250 meter skating trail. Whether you go for the trail or rink, either will create an experience you and your family won't forget.
Events – Across the Region
Time your visit with one of the upcoming events!
London Comic Con
- every day until September 17, 2023
The London Comic Con RETURNS September 16th and 17th to RBC Place in London for Southwestern Ontario’s largest fandom…
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