There are lots of great destinations in and around Greater Toronto that are perfect for a group of families getting together (or even a school field trip) to sightsee and have a day of fun — a school bus is the best way to get you there if you want a fun ride! Here is a list of some gems that are often missed, that could be great for your next bus trip!
A 400-acre oasis in the urban jungle, High Park is a great spot to spend half or all of a day during any season. There’s a great greenhouse, a zoo, a playground, and picnic areas here. In the winter, fun can be had at their skating rink and on their hiking trails. When the weather is warm, there’s baseball, more hiking, a lovely Japanese garden, and even fishing!
Location: 1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto
What’s not to like about Sherbourne Common! This newer park along the waterfront is packed with fun for every season. During summer you can enjoy the slash pad, playground, green space, and sculpture garden. And in winter the splash pad is transformed into a really nice skating rink where you can practice your glide!
Location: 5 Lower Sherbourne Street, Toronto
This place is so unusual that we’re willing to bet you’ve never seen anything like it. Both kids and parents alike will get a kick out checking out this special home, a labour of love for its owner. The house is covered in stuffed animals and dolls. Rather than flowers and shrubs in the yard, you’ll find a whimsical collection of action figures, dolls, and other toys as decor. The cool thing about this motley collection is that somehow it all comes together and just works. Check it out for yourself and see if you agree.
Location: 7 Bertmount Avenue, Toronto
Ontario’s “most beautiful village” is a great spot to hit on a hot day. On offer is a great swimming hole and beach area, a splash pad, and fabulous scenic hiking trails, plus, a conservation area with canoeing and tubing. With activities to suit every age and level of adventurousness, there’s something here for everyone.
Location: The town of Elora and surrounding area is a half-hour drive from the 401 once you turn north onto the number 6 highway (towards Guelph).
You’d never a guess a full-fledged authentic farm is hidden away in downtown Toronto. But Riverdale Farm is exactly that. You’ll find all sorts of farm animals here (pigs, chickens, horses, sheep, cows and even goats), with the added bonus of no cell phones, no TV, and no “fast food”. This is a perfect destination if you want a half-day, budget-friendly outing (free admission) where no-one is nickel-and-diming you the whole time.
Address: 201 Winchester Street, Toronto
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There’s no need to ever be bored in this area. With so much to see and do, you’ll never run out of options as long as you keep your eyes open for them. Make your next trip extra special by going in a group on a school bus — you’re sure to have a lot of fun along the way!