Attention parents: we’re officially more than halfway through summer break. Have you run out of fun ways to spend the time yet? With gas prices high and plane tickets worse, a staycation might just be what your family needs to enjoy quality time without breaking the bank.
Here are some of our favourite local options for summer fun at all ages:
Enjoy an evening on beautiful Georgian Bay and watch the sun set – or take on the waters earlier in the day for amazing views! Collingwood Charters offers a variety of cruises that can turn a regular day into an adventure on the crown jewel of where we live.
Are you more of a hands-on family? Then a Free Spirit Tour could be right up your alley! They offer everything from canoe trips down the Nottawasaga to SUP lessons and wild retreats. Be sure to check out their upcoming workshops and year-round programs.
When you live this close to the escarpment, sometimes we forget just how amazing this corner of the world is. Rediscover the local magic with Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and check out hiking trails, the suspension bridge, gemstone mining and more!
Located between Wasaga and Elmvale, this hidden gem is the perfect place to let your kids burn their energy for the day. From peddle cars to petting zoo, corn maze to obstacle course – and even a giant water slide, this ranch has enough to keep you busy for the whole day.
There are many places to get your putt on around South Georgian Bay, but none are quite like Skull Island! It feels straight out of an amusement park with amazing structures and water features and its just steps from all of the ice cream shops at Beach 1!
We hope we’ve given you enough summer fun ideas to get you through August. The days may feel long but spending time with our loved ones is what makes the memories you cherish for a lifetime.