5 Top Amusements Parks Near Toronto
From Canada’s Wonderful, filled with giant roller coasters, a massive splash park and fun games to the kid-friendly Centreville Island Amusement Park, you’ll never run out of great ways to keep the whole family entertained at these amusement parks and activity centres near Toronto.
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It’s always exciting to find out the new experiences Canada’s largest amusement park will unveil. Visitors of all ages and interests are treated to endless adventure filled with wonder and excitement. From family-friendly rides to adrenaline-pumping coasters, Canada’s Wonderland has plenty of attractions for all levels of adventure.
Throughout the park, you’ll find a variety of delicious food choices, including the crowd pleasing funnel cakes. Visit the entertainment areas and find out who is performing at the Canterbury Theatre or take in a show featuring Snoopy and the Gang at the Playhouse Theatre in the KidZville. Cool down at the 20 hectare waterpark, where you can choose from 17 different water rides to experience, or settle in a shady spot to relax and enjoy a picnic.
Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Families with young children will enjoy the variety of kid friendly things to do at Centreville Island Amusement Park. It’s only a short ferry ride across Toronto’s harbour to Centre Island’s amusement park. Nearby the park are beaches, trails and a small petting farm. Centreville Island has over 30 rides everyone in the family can enjoy. Take a spin on the Twirling Teacups, tiptoe through the Haunted Barrel Works, get a bird’s eye view of the park on the Sky Ride or end a fun filled Log Flume ride with a splash. You can also play mini-golf, twirl on the antique carousel or play carnival-style games for an action-packed afternoon.
Etobicoke’s Woodbine Mall is the home of Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park, where the midway attractions of games and rides are just steps away from shopping. Take a plane ride on the midway or hop aboard the ferris wheel. There’s an antique carousel, arcade games that are a nod to the video games popular during the 80’s, and many other activities and rides designed for small children. There’s also a toddler friendly play area for the littlest ones. Ambitious kids can tackle the rock-climbing wall and the XD simulators showcases a great 3D movie experience. The large displays of dinosaurs will appeal to the younger kids and much more in this large indoor amusement park.
Location: 500 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke
Located in Hamilton’s Confederation Park, Adventure Village is a great open space to exert your energy. The lush one hectare property features waterfalls, fish ponds and many fun activities for all ages. It’s the ideal place where you can show off your stealth moves during a friendly, yet competitive game of outdoor laser tag or spend quality family time playing golf on the 18-hole miniature golf course. Kids will also enjoy learning new skills or brushing up on old ones at the batting cage and the excitement of riding and spinning around on the bumper cars. No need to worry about getting hungry. Big Al’s Cook House has you covered with variety of selection on the menu.
Location: 580 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton
Located just half an hour away from the Greater Toronto Area, Rail Yard Wake & Aqua Park is the province’s largest inflatable water park and cable wakeboarding facility. There is an aqua park with numerous obstacle courses you’ll want to climb, jump and explore. Enjoy the thrill of watersports of wakeboarding, wakeskating and kneeboarding in a safe area without boat traffic. Make sure to reserve space to enjoy all your favourite activities.
Location: 5407 Queensville Side Road East, Mount Albert
Photo credit: Canada's Wonderland