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KIDS AND FAMILIES
It can be tricky to find fun and creative things to do for your children or family. The solution? A visit to Oshawa, where there are plenty of exciting adventures waiting around every corner.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Below is an ever-growing list of Oshawa businesses that offer a huge selection of fun, memorable and unique things to do for the whole family. This list is in alphabetical order.
Santa’s Cottage offers daytime and evening walkabouts through our lit up outdoor Christmas Gallery ! Take endless family pictures with our one of a kind set ups ! The red Hallmark Truck, a giant gingerbread house and a hockey display to name a few ! Share some family time outdoors under the Christmas lights, and then visit our market for Hot Chocolate & treats ! Visits can be purchased on our website under the “Outdoor Gallery” tab. We remain open this year until December 28 th ! We are located north of Howden rd on Ritson - a country property close to the city. Visit us this season !
Caravan Bakery is an incorporated family business run by Jamie and Rob Campbell. Caravan Bakery is a wood-fired mobile bake oven offering homemade organic breads, bagels, pizzas and more. Caravan Bakery specializes in sourdough artisanal loaves of bread. The sourdough is handmade with love – our ingredients are organic and sourced locally. Which will provide a taste that you will love.
Canadian Automotive Museum
The Canadian Automotive Museum is home to the world's most significant collection of Canadian automobiles. Located in a former 1920s car dealership in historic downtown Oshawa, the museum is a family-friendly, year-round destination. Check out their website for a full schedule of walking tours, exhibits, guest talks and children's events.
Tribute Communities Centre
Durham Region’s premier sports & entertainment facility includes a full-service restaurant, private suites, club seating, and an Oshawa Generals retail store.
Whether it’s a big-name comedian such as Jerry Seinfeld, a world-class band like KISS or a massive production such as Cirque du Soleil, the Tribute Communities Centre provides world-class entertainment of all types to Oshawa and the Durham Region.
Food Truck Corral
Since our opening in 2020, the Food Truck Corral has strived to create a fun, family-friendly place serving up a large variety of great food and entertainment for the entire community to enjoy.
As the premier multiple food truck destination in Durham Region, we offer many different vendors serving food dishes and refreshments from every part of the world. We encourage everyone to come to the Food Truck Corral with an open mind and an empty stomach, we promise not to disappoint!
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park is an aerial treetop trekking and zipline park in North Oshawa. There are courses available for all ages. A Jr. Children's course has aerial elements and ziplines for youngsters from ages 3 to 6 years old. They also have 2 different Children's courses and 5 Youth & Adult courses depending on a height reach requirement. All of the courses are self guided with guides on the ground or courses to provide assistance where needed. The Big Zip is a zipline that is 734' in length and can reach speeds up to 35km. Reservations are required.
Skip the long lines at the mall! Santa’s Cottage offers personalized, appointment only, one-on-one visits with Santa for you and your family.
Included with appointments is access to The Outdoor Gallery. The Outdoor Gallery is filled with incredible photo ops to capture your perfect holiday photo.
Harmony Creek Golf Centre
Harmony Creek Golf Centre offers an 18-hole executive golf course, driving range, mini putt, restaurant, and full-service banquet facility that is open to the public. You’ll experience a great workout for your irons as you navigate their 18 superbly crafted holes and expertly manicured greens.
The driving range offers artificial turf and grass tee stations and the 18 hole mini putt provides fun for the entire family.
When planning a wedding or special occasion party, their picturesque banquet hall, delectable cuisine and excellence in service will create an unforgettable experience.
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club is designed to offer a fulfilling golfing, curling and dining experience. We provide private golf courses along with fully-equipped locker facilities and separate private lounges for ladies and gentlemen. Our efficient and friendly staff is trained to take care of our members' needs. Visit our website for directions and details about membership fees.
Parkwood National Historic Site
Parkwood National Historic Site was the home of Col. Samuel McLaughlin, founder of GM Canada. Today Parkwood is a Museum, Event Space, Giftshop and Community Hub within the city of Oshawa.
Everyone in the community is encouraged to stop by and walk our free 11 acres of property, stop in and shop in our giftshop, Take a tour of the mansion or book an event online for one of our many events throughout the year!
NEB's Fun World
"We are a family owned entertainment centre located at the north end of Oshawa. We offer a wide range of attractions including, bowling, go-karts, arcade, playground, VR and lots more. We are truly an entertainment destination for all ages. Not to mention we have a full kitchen and bar to fuel you up during your stay 😀😀 Come see us today!!"
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