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.

Boy at adventure bay


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.

The Factory


Campfires at Snyder’s Farm – Bright

Sit around the campfire, make s’mores and enjoy family time at Snyder’s Farm this winter. This experience requires pre-booking so be sure to plan ahead! Just the campfires require booking, you can visit the farms on weekends to visit the gift barn, pick your Christmas tree, enjoy treats from the bakery and more!

people at roasting marshmellows on campfire


Sugar Bush Experience at Richardson's Farm & Market

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 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.

Boy eating donut


Light Shows – Across the Region

Walk through parks and enjoy light displays of all shapes and sizes across Ontario’s Southwest. There’s many options including Simcoe Christmas PanoramaCelebration of Lights in Sarnia,  Bright Lights WindsorMagic of Lights at Longwoods Conservation AreaRiver Lights Winter Festival in Amherstburg, Kingsville’s Fantasy of Lights, and Winter Wonderland in London’s Victoria Park.

Light sculpture


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.

child going down tube slide


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. 

Victoria Park London

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