Vacationing with kids can be stressful. With so much planning and coordination placed on travel and accommodation, you may find yourself neglecting to consider entertainment options for your little ones. If you’re considering a trip to Toronto this year, you’re in luck. We’ve got 12 kid-friendly activities in Toronto that the whole family will enjoy.Centre IslandTreat your kids to a day on Centre Island. With acres of parkland to picnic, beaches, Far Enough Farm, the William Meany evergreen maze and over 30 rides at Centreville Amusement Park, you’re in for an action-packed day. One of the best parts? The ferry ride from downtown Toronto that gets you there.Ontario Science Centre
Prove to your kids that science can be fun with a trip to the Ontario Science Centre. Foster their innovative thinking with over 500 interactive exhibits, check out the daily live science demonstrations and watch a movie in the IMAX Dome. It’s educational fun for the whole family.Ripley’s Aquarium
Go under the sea without even getting wet. Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. With over 20,000 aquatic animals and 100 interactive opportunities, there’s so much to see, do, touch and hear at the aquarium that you won’t know where to start.Harbourfront Centre
Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, in the core of downtown Toronto, the Harbourfront Centre offers a variety of cultural programming perfect for the whole family. Take in the sights and participate in the festivities. Click here to view the Harbourfront Centre’s full calendar of programming.Young People’s TheatreTake in a show at Young People’s Theatre. It offers a variety of programming for youth and their family that provide lasting emotional, social and intellectual development for young people. To book your tickets, click here.Canada’s Wonderland
In search of a greater thrill? Treat your kids to a day at Canada’s Wonderland. Ride Canada’s tallest and fastest dive coaster, the Yukon Striker, cool off at Splash Works or experience one of the many live shows daily. You’ll quickly discover why they call it “Wonderland.”Evergreen BrickworksTeach your kids the importance of sustainability at Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks. Take a guided walk of the Don Valley, indulge in farmers and artisans markets and check out the art and installation exhibits.Jr. Jays Sundays
Raising a baseball fan? Root, root, root, for the home team on Jr. Jays Sundays at the Rogers Centre. Visit the Jr. Jays zones to take part in games and activities, be the Jr. Jays announcer for half an inning, celebrate a big win by running the bases and more.Book a ride on a pirate shipHunt for treasure aboard a pirate ship on Lake Ontario. Get your pirate gear on, face painted and discover the mystery of Treasure Island. The Pirate Life’s immersive theatre experience lets your kids’ imaginations run wild as they set sail on an adventure of a lifetime.Visit High Park
Bring your kids to visit Toronto’s largest public park, High Park. Explore the park’s hiking trails, sports facilities, lakefront, playgrounds, greenhouses and zoo. It’s the perfect escape from the city’s heat during summer.Head to the Art Gallery of Ontario
Get some culture into your kids with a trip to Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario. Check out famous Canadian, European and Indigenous art, learn the stories behind the prints, drawings and photography you see then create a masterpiece of your own. For a full guide of what to do with your children on your AGO visit, click here!Riverdale farmAnimals in the city? Toronto’s got them! Riverdale farm is a fully functioning farm located in Cabbagetown, in the heart of downtown Toronto. Visit the farm to see the animals, have a look at the farms, and explore the walking trails.