There are tons of great things to do with kids in Durham Region, Ontario, even in the winter! Our list of winter activities for kids includes indoor and outdoor activities, across the Durham Region.
Reptilia Zoo’s Whitby location is an amazing winter activity for kids in Durham Region. Reptilia is home to a variety of snakes, lizards, turtles and even crocodiles! There are opportunities for kids to hold and touch animals, as well as to learn about feeding and caring for them. After walking through the zoo, there’s also a great indoor play area with slides, a huge rock climbing area and even a safari jeep!
For more information about Reptilia, click here.
Delpark Homes Centre
Swimming at Delpark Homes Centre is one of our absolute favourite winter activities for kids in Durham. Located at the north end of Oshawa, this facility includes a huge leisure pool with a waterslide, lazy river, shallow wading pool for toddlers and lots of fun spray features.
For more information about swimming at Delpark Homes, visit the City of Oshawa site.
Neb’s Fun World
There is soooo much to do at Neb’s Fun World in Oshawa. This isn’t just an average indoor playground. At this family activity centre, kids can also bowl, drive Go-Karts, ride on indoor amusement park rides, and play arcade games! If you’re looking for indoor activities for kids in Durham, this is a great spot to start. With all that Neb’s Fun World offers, it’s easy to spend the whole day here.
For more information about Neb’s Fun World in Oshawa, click here.
Cineplex Cinemas Pickering
Seeing a movie at the theatre is always an exciting activity for kids and it’s a great option on a cold winter day. But did you know that at the Pickering Cineplex Theatre there’s also an indoor playground called “the Clubhouse” where kids can explore before the show?! This is the perfect way for kids to get their energy out before a family friendly movie begins.
Lakeridge Ski Resort Snowtubing
No skill or experience is required for snowtubing, which makes it an amazing outdoor winter activity for kids! Lakeridge Ski Resort, located in Uxbridge, Ontario is a great spot to spend a winter day with the whole family. Snowtubing is fast, exciting and easy to do. The only restriction is that kids must be at least 42 inches to participate.
For more information about snowtubing at Lakeridge Ski Resort, click here.
If you’re looking for a great combination of indoor and outdoor winter fun, then you need to check out Willowtree Farm in Port Perry. From our first visit we fell absolutely in love with this spot. Indoors, there is a beautiful farm market where kids can shop with their own tiny carts. There is also a great little cafe with warm drinks, treats and tables to sit. Outdoors, we love seeing the goats, pigs and bunnies. Kids will also love the brand new, beautiful wood playground!
Related: Check out more Durham Region playgrounds with our list of the Best Playgrounds in Whitby and the Best Playgrounds in Oshawa
For more information about Willowtree Farm, click here.
What are your favourite winter activities for kids in Durham Region?! What should we add to our list?! Let us know, here!