Animals

Applewood Farms and Winery
12442 McCowan Rd.  Stouffville  ON  L4A7X5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.applewoodfarmwinery.com/

[email protected]
905-642-4720  905-640-5357
all ages
Pumpkins, apples, wagon rides, corn maze, strawberries, petting zoo.

Springridge Farm
7256 Bell School Line  Milton   ON  L9T2Y1
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.springridgefarm.com/

[email protected]
905-878-4908 
all ages
Easter egg hunt, harvest festival, bakery, café, strawberries, pumpkins.

Toronto Zoo and Zoo Camp
361A Old Finch Avenue  Toronto  ON  M1B5K7
Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://torontozoo.com/

[email protected]
416-392-5929 
all ages
Zoo School – earn Gr. 11 biology credit and university prep., school programs and outreach. Summer camps age 4 and up and programs.

Albion Orchards
14800 Innis Lake Road  Caledon  ON  L7C2Y8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.albionorchards.com/

[email protected]
905-584-0354 
all ages
Apples, Christmas trees, wagon rides.

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway  Toronto  ON  M3J2P3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.blackcreek.ca/

[email protected]
416-736-1733 
all ages
Example of a typical village set in the 1800′s. Ongoing events, programs for groups and schools. Day camps for ages 8 to 14. Young Apprentice Program offered in summer for ages 13 to 15. Celebrate Father’s Day June 18 – 19, 2011 watching the Battle of Black Creek – Revolutionary War Re-enactment as more than 200 soldiers perform. BBQ’d ribs lunch. July 1 Canada Day Celebrations with traditional games, horse-drawn wagon rides. Timeless Tales, Popular Children’s Stories Come to Life happens July and August. 

Blue Mountain Village
11 km west of Collingwood off Hwy 26 on Blue Mountain Rd.  Collingwood  ON  -
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http://www.bluemountainvillage.ca/

[email protected]
877-445-0231  705-445-0231
all ages
Samsung Movies Under the Stars shows box office hits free every Wednesday and Friday evening at dusk beginning July 1st, 2011 – see website for movie schedule and bring your chair;  Wild Wonders at Blue June 18 – 19, 2011 presents bird and reptile shows, village dj and face painting; Salsa at Blue Mountain June 24 – 26, 2011 voted Best New Festival in Ontario. Showcasing the music, dancing, fiery foods of Latin life, fireworks, beach party, freestyle soccer, children’s activities and much more. Award winning festival for last 3 years.; July 1 – Canada Day with free activities all day – street performers, live music, guided family hikes, gondola rides, splash fountain, scavenger hunts, movies under the stars and fireworks. 

Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road  Mount Albert  ON  L0G1M0
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

[email protected]
905-473-3920 
all ages
Pick-your-own strawberries, peas, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, Gooseberries, currants, apples, pumpkins, squash.

Centreville Amusement Park
Centre Island  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.centreisland.ca/

[email protected]
416-203-0405 
all ages
Over 600 acres of parkland across the harbour from Toronto. 30 rides and attractions, farm, food, bike rental, gardens, etc. Access by ferry. Link to ferry info from website. Open from June to September daily and all weekends in May and September. 

CityPass
for Multiple locations  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.citypass.com/

[email protected]
1-888-330-5008 
all ages
Discounted admission to 5 must-see Toronto attractions: CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Zoo. 

CNE
Press Building, Exhibition Place, 210 Princes’ Boulevard  Toronto  ON  M6K3C3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.theex.com/

[email protected]
416-263-3800 
all ages
Concerts and events, rides and games, horse and ice shows, exhibits like sand sculptures, midway rides, kids’ world and farm, cat and dog shows, garden show, shopping and food. 

Cobourg Highland Games Festival
Donegan Park, se of D’Arcy St. and Queen St.  Cobourg  ON  K9A4L1
Kawartha and Northumberland Region

http://www.cobourghighlandgames.ca/

[email protected]
905-373-4166 
all ages
Saturday June 25, 2011. Parade through downtown Cobourg, Highland dancers, Celtic entertainers, pipes and drums, sheep herding and Medieval Knights! The Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra is back by demand. Strong Men and Strong Women competitions. Games for the kids. Vendors showcase Scottish food, crafts, clan displays and representatives. Kids 12 and under are free! No pets allowed on grounds. 

Downey’s Farm
13682 Heart Lake Road  Caledon  ON  L7C2J5
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.downeysfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-838-2990 
all ages
Pumkins, pick-your-own, Christmas trees, maze, turkeys, Easter fest, Strawberry Festival, Lunch with Santa, corn maze, tours.

Evergreen Hill Farm
687 St. John’s Rd. E.   between Port Dover and Simcoe  ON  -
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http://www.evergreenhillfarm.ca/

[email protected]
519-426-2155 
all ages
Enjoy carriage rides with their beautiful Belgian Draft horses. Sugar Bush Tours, hay rides throughout the summer and full. Party room for your event. Winter sleigh ride on large bob sleighs or a personal 6-seat Victorian sleigh. Horse-drawn services. 

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High Park
1873 Bloor St W.  Toronto  ON  M6R2Z3
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.highpark.org/

[email protected]
416-397-2628  416-338-0338
all ages
So many fun things! Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, High Park Animal Paddocks, Colborne Lodge, CanStage TD Dream In High Park and High Park Organic Market. Shakespeare in the park is live theatre for the whole family. Also walking trails, fishing, sports venues, chess club, allotment Gardens, swimming pool and Grenadier Restaurant and Teahouse. You can book picnic shelter areas too. Also seasonal trackless train for a 9-stop, 25 minute ride around the Park. see also www.highparktoronto.com 

PoultryFest Niagara
Arena and downtown  Smithville  ON  L0R2A0
Niagara Falls and Wine Country Region

http://www.poultryfest.ca/index.php/

[email protected] 
905-957-3751 

June 25, 2011, 7:30 am to 10pm. Antique Tractor Pull and Show, Classic Car and Truck Show, Giant Craft Show and Sale, Historic Train Station, Penny Sale, Poultry Discovery Centre, Smithville Farmers’ Market, Sport Compact Car and Truck Show, Marketplace, live entertainment at 3 stages, Niagara Inflatables Family Zone, Chicken Chariot races, Egg Drop Competition, PoultryFest Idol Competition, Mild Run, Wing Eating Contest, lots of food starting with breakfast and more. 

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd.  Toronto  ON  M3C1T3
North York, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/calendar/default.asp?eventid=1066&ddmmyyyy=30052011

416-696-1000 
all ages
June 10 – September 5, 2011. An interactive zoological experience bringing you eye to eye with living reptiles from around the world. Free with paid admission to the Science Centre.

Reptilia
2501 Rutherford Road  Vaughan  ON  L4K2N6
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.reptilia.org

[email protected]
905-761-6223  1-888-737-8454
all ages
Reptile zoo, March break, summer and Christmas break camps, parties, education programs, open every day except Christmas.

Richmond Fair
Richmond Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 1210  Richmond  ON  K0A2Z0
Ottawa and Countryside Region

http://www.richmondfair.ca/

[email protected]
613-838-3420 
all ages
Dog shows, horse shows, demolition derby, tractor pull, petting farm and pony rides, midway rides, shows.

Riverdale Farm
201 Winchester Street  Toronto  ON  M4X1B8
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.friendsofriverdalefarm.com/

[email protected]
416-392-6794  416-961-8787
all ages
Parent and tot programs, playroom, yoga, day camps, counsellor-in-training programs, volunteer involvement program, birthday parties, group guided tours, seasonal events and site rental. 

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.royalfair.org/

[email protected]
416-263-3400 
all ages
November 4 to 13th, 2011. This is the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world! Growers, exhibitors compete for champion titles. Something for everyone in your family. Animals, giant vegetables, Royal Horse Show, good health exhibits, butter scultpures, square dancing, Woof and Hoof and the President’s Choice SuperDogs!

Screamfest – Halloween Haunt Attraction
White Rock Ostrich Farm, 13085 – Nassagaweya 4th Line, R.R. # 2   Rockwood (near Acton)  ON  N0B2K0
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Region

http://www.screamfest.info/

[email protected]
905-820-3274 
8 and up
Halloween haunted trek. 

SLOBBERFEST
97 Main St.  Toronto  ON  M4E2V6
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://centre55.com/events_slobberfest.htm

416-691-1113 
all ages
May 28, 2011. Annual dog festival. Pack Parade, crowning of the slobber king and queen, pet vendors, many canine contests.  

Southbrook Pumpkin Patch
1150 Major Mackenzie West  Richmond Hill  ON  -
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http://southbrookpumpkinpatch.com/

[email protected]
905-832-2548  1-866-835-2548
all ages
Fall vegetables, apples, café, bakery, store, free admission, free parking, tractor and wagon rides, inflatables, kids play area.

Teddy Bear Picnic
Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd.  Milton  ON  L9T2Y3
Hamilton, Halton and Brant Region

http://www.miltonchristianchurches.ca/section/view/?fnode=67/

[email protected]
905-876-0218 
all ages
June 18, 2011. Free (except for food) outdoor picnic for families with young children. Children’s entertainment, crafts, bouncy castles, petting zoo, giant sand box and tractor-wagon rides. A food canteen has a child-friendly menu or bring your own picnic. Please bring a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Milton. Thanks. 

Toronto Horse Day
Horse Palace, Exhibition Place, 15 Nova Scotia Ave.  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.horse.on.ca/news/3rd_annual_toronto_horse_day.html

[email protected]
905-709-6545  1-877-441-7112
all ages
June 11, 2011 from 11 to 4. Free, family friendly event allowing the public to experience horses up close and to see live riding and driving styles of various breeds. 

Toronto Parks and Recreation Facilities
Multiple locations – see website.   Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/centennialgdns.htm/

[email protected]
311  416-338-0338
all ages
Recreation centres, arenas, pools, fitness rooms, stadiums, dog off-leash areas, golf courses, rinks, playgrounds, picnic areas, splash pads, sports fields, tennis courts, trails, wading pools and parks etc. 

Toronto’s Parks and Gardens
Multiple locations – see website    ON  -
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http://www.toronto.ca/toronto_images/gallery_parks.htm

[email protected]
416-392-2489 
all ages
Bluffer’s Park, High Park, Allan Gardens, Rouge River, Rosetta McClain Gardens, Toronto Islands Park and Ferry, King’s Mill Park, Edward Gardens, Colonnel Samuel Smith Park, The Guild Inn, Milliken Park, Sunnyside Beach, Marie Curtis Park, Christie Pits, Tommy Thompson, Easter Beaches, Thompson Memorial Park, Don Valley Golf Course, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Lower Highland Creek Park, East Point Park. See website for pictures and info.

Voyageur Quest
22 Belcourt Road  Toronto  ON  M4S2T9
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.voyageurquest.com/

[email protected]
416-794-9660  416-486-3605

Specialists in Algonquin Park adventure! Algonquin Park Canoe Trips, Algonquin Lodge and Cottages. See wildlife, enjoy gournet meals, superior guides and memorable campsites. Also offering award-winning learning vacations that showcase the best of Algonquin’s seasons and regional culture. Winter trips feature dog-sledding, torch-lit skating, snowsheing and backcountry skiing. Come by yourself or with a group!  Also Toronto Island Day Trips for your group. 

Whimz Live Animal Programs
    ON  -
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http://www.whimzonline.com/

[email protected]
416-656-7894  416-658-5261

Live animal programs. Parties, after school programs, adult and tot classes, children’s classes, school programs and camps. Also pet boarding for small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs and birds. 

Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival
Memorial Park  Stouffville  ON  L4A7Z4
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.strawberryfestival.ca/

[email protected]
905-642-3779 
all ages
July 1 – 2, 2011. Opening ceremonies with Lions Beef BBQ and Giggles Comedy Night. Canada Day fun and games, The Peoples Parade, carnival rides, crafters in the park, Blackboard Blues Band, cake and fireworks! Strawberry festival Saturday with food, crafts, games, competitions, entertainment for the whole family. Sunday church service and a strawberry social. 

Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Ave. E.  Markham  ON  L6B1A8
York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters Region

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-294-8200 x 200  905-924-8200 x 215
all ages
Group tours, pick-your-own, strawberries, pumpkins.

Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Ave.  East Markham  ON  -
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http://www.whittamoresfarm.com/

[email protected]
905-294-3275  905-294-8200 x 201
all ages
Fun farm yard, market, pick-your-own, pumpkinland, wagon ride, parties.

Winter Woofstock
Historic Heritage Court & Hall F, Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes Blvd. (Lakeshore Blvd. and Strachan Avenue)  Toronto  ON  -
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http://www.winterwoofstock.com/

[email protected]
416-234-9663 
all ages
November 19-20, 2011, 10am to 7pm. Indulge in everything for your dog – fashion, food, furnishings, accessories etc. Fashion show and contests. Do your Christmas shopping early. Also High Tea event Nov. 21st at the King Edward for a doggy-themed party. So dress your dog for the holidays and register early. 

Woofstock
St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, 92  and 95 Front St. E.   Toronto  ON  M5E1C4
Toronto, Greater Toronto Area Region

http://www.woof​stock.ca/ 

[email protected]
416-234-9663 
all ages
June, 2011. North America’s largest festival for dogs! 10am – 6pm. Free admission. Bring your dog. Over 200 vendors offering the latest in pooch food, fashion, furnishings, toys, gadgets, unique services and every other dog-related thing. It’s shop ’til you drop for all breads and kinds of dogs. Dog show and contest and rescue me walk-a-thon.