Posted by Treetops on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 in Activities

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Summer is a season that everyone in the family looks forward to, but finding the right activities and attractions to visit can be a challenge if you have kids who do not travel well, or perhaps have work scheduling restraints. We’ve compiled a list of some great, kid-friendly destinations that are a short driving distance from Treetops and can be enjoyed for the day.

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Innisfil Beach Park

There’s no better way to enjoy the summer than a day at the Beach! On the shores of Lake Simcoe, Innisfil Beach Park is a beautiful, all season, 68 acre parkland that features clean sandy beaches, accessible playgrounds, tennis courts, volleyball nets, baseball diamonds and more. The park has plenty of trees and shaded areas to cool off, designated barbecue areas, covered pavilions and a snack bar. Plus, it’s only a short half hour drive from Treetops so it’s a great way to spend the day this summer, just keep in mind that dogs are not allowed on the beach on weekends and statutory holidays between 9 am and 8 pm.


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Splash On Waterpark

Located on Centennial Beach in downtown Barrie, Splash On is Ontario’s first inflatable water park designed by Witbit. It provides a unique experience where an inflatable obstacle course is set afloat on the waters of Lake Simcoe, offering all ages some enjoyable water fun in an exciting way that is healthy and affordable. Head out on the water to race friends and bounce your way to the finish line!


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Elmvale Jungle Zoo

Elmvale Jungle Zoo has been a family favourite since 1967, located west of Barrie, in Springwater. This beautiful 30 acre property is home to a range of rare and exotic animals and birds including monkeys, lemurs, lions and tigers. Enjoy informative shows, pony rides, spend some time in the goat petting pen, feed the giraffes or just tour the winding shaded trails to experience an up close and personal look at the majestic animals from around the world.


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Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Located about an hour north of Alliston in the Blue Mountains, Scenic Caves is recognized as one of Canada’s great natural wonders. Here you get to explore self-guided walking trails through caves and caverns carved out by glacial ice millions of years ago. You can also visit the site of a historic First Nations village and enjoy spectacular lookouts over Georgian Bay. There are also a number of other fun family activities here, including gemstone mining, mini golf, zip lines, a children’s adventure playground and more.


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Nottawasaga Inn & Resort

Nottawasaga Resort is always a favourite choice for a family daytrip and is located right across the street from Treetops. This dynamic destination features world class amenities and hosts a wide range of family-friendly activities that kids and adults alike will love. There really is something for the whole family here, with an indoor tropical rainforest themed pool with 100ft waterslide, jungle quest mini-golf, a retro arcade, nature trails, 45 holes of golf, a skating arena and more. Every long weekend the Resort offers a Family Fun Pass available for morning, afternoon or evening sessions of swimming and mini golf for up to 4 people.



You don’t have to travel far from your Treetops community to have a great summer! If you have enjoyed these 5 kid-friendly day trip destinations and would like to learn about more local event listings, summer recipes and décor tips, be sure to follow our Facebook page.

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