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Indoor Family Fun Just Around the Corner

With the beautifully revamped waterfront, a plethora of walking trails, and many exciting parks spread out across the city, there are no shortages of outdoor venues to keep your children entertained on the weekend in Oshawa. But with the colder weather just around the corner, you may also be looking for places to visit that don’t involve cold toes and runny noses. Keep reading to discover some of the best, and best-kept secrets for family fun!


FOR THE BUDDING ARTIST: CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING AT THE ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN GALLERY

Looking for an outlet for the budding Picasso in your life? The Robert McLaughlin Gallery offers a variety of events to inspire your little artist! With a mix of free and paid programming, there is definitely something for everyone. Children aged 13 to 19 are invited to join them for their free after-school art club, and you won’t want to miss monthly OPG Sunday events where families are encouraged to enjoy the art-making process through creativity and collaboration.

Check them out online:

Instagram @rmgoshawa



THE TRUSTED FAVOURITE: NEB’S FAMILY FUN WORLD

I love NEBS! With bowling, carnival rides, virtual reality, go-carts, arcade games, bumper cars, prizes, and pizza what isn’t to love? Let the children go wild in the giant play centre while you sit back and enjoy a moment to yourself. You deserve it!


Check them out online:

Instagram @nebsfunworld


THE BEST-KEPT SECRET: XTREME RC & RACEWAYS

Does your child love playing with remote control cars – and if yes, are you tired of having them drive their little race cars into your feet? Well, it’s about time you heard about Xtreme RC & Raceways! Located in downtown Oshawa, Xtreme RC & Raceways is the perfect place to bring your budding racecar lover. Not only do they offer a large indoor racetrack, but they also have onsite rentals for those looking to try it out for the first time. Did I mention they also have birthday party packages?

Check them out online:

Instagram @xtremerc_raceways



FOR THE LITTLEST ONES: THE OSHAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY

There are so many exciting programs happening at the Oshawa Public Library, and with four locations across Oshawa, there is sure to be something going on just around the corner. Drop in for their Bouncing Babies or Family Story Time events to enjoy songs, stories, and games! Be sure to visit their events calendar to learn more about preschool, STEM, and other stimulating and fun programs.

Check them out online:

Instagram @oshawalibraries

FOR THE SPORTY ONES: PUBLIC SWIMMING THROUGH activeOSHAWA

Grab your swimsuit and pretend you’re on vacation with a dip in the pool at one of five indoor swimming centres in Oshawa. A variety of swim times are available for parents and tots, public swimming, lane swimming, and more. Click here for a full listing of locations and swim times.

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