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Top 5 Family-Friendly Weekend Getaway Spots

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Summer is finally here; the perfect time for backyard barbecues, park picnics and fun in the sun with your little ones. You want to take advantage of the weather as much as possible, and what better way then to set out on a few quick weekend getaways.

Check out these 5 family-friendly spots for weekend getaways, with something for everyone!

  1. Stratford, Ontario

Home of the Stratford Festival, this quaint town is a great option for the family who wants a weekend filled with fun and a bit of drama – in the theatre that is! There is a selection of bed and breakfasts to chose from, not to mention the theatres, parklands and shopping available, all within a few blocks. Now playing, don’t miss your chance to see The Sound Of Music with your children this summer!

  1. Blue Mountain Resort

A favourite in the winter for the ski and snowboarding trails, Blue Mountain is also packed full of fun activities to satisfy even the most active of families. This self-enclosed nature resort includes an aquatic centre, biking trails and a downhill mountain coaster ride!

  1. Severn Lodge

Located in the beautiful Muskoka, Georgian Bay lake country, Severn Lodge offers lake view accommodations where the whole family can enjoy the sun and water all day long, and retire to their own private cottage for the night. Looking for some downtime, Mom and Dad? Severn Lodge also offers a fully supervised program for children, which includes crafts, water sports, beach bonfires, corn roasts and more!

  1. Niagara Falls

You’ve probably admired the beauty of the falls before, but have your children? Along with this must-see stop, enjoy many attractions your children will be sure to love and remember forever, including the Butterfly Conservatory, the SkyWheel, the infamous wax museums.

  1. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Do you have adventurous children? Scenic Caves Nature Adventures will be the perfect fit for your family getaway. Your children can enjoy the Children’s Adventure Playground, explore caves and trails and fish in the trout pond! The whole family can stroll along the scenic nature trails, with breathtaking lookouts at the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment

Do you have any family-friendly getaways planned for the summer? Share with us in the comments below!

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