Family Day weekend in Ontario has arrived and you may find yourself wondering what to do with the kids. You can fill your weekend with family bonding by taking a road trip to Toronto for the weekend.

Playing Wii in the Kid Center

Book a Room at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto

Kids of all ages enjoy a stay at at Chelsea Hotel. Located within walking distance of many Toronto attractions, the Chelsea Hotel has always been a win with my kids. Their family rooms and suites make it easy for larger families like my own to get away in comfort, and they offer many amenities for kids.

In addition to the supervised Kid Centre, the Family Pool with a 130′ corkscrew waterslide and the Club 33 Arcade, Chelsea Hotel has put together a weekend of crafts, games and movies for family bonding over the long weekend (schedule below). On our recent visit I could hardly pull my son out of the arcade, even if I did keep beating him at Ms. Pac-Man.

If you can’t make it there this weekend, you will have another chance to treat your children to these activities over March Break, when Chelsea Hotel once again puts together organized activities for their young guests. As an added perk, guests have access to exclusive discounts to some of the city’s top attractions with the hotel’s Show Your Key and Save program. Learn more about the events and activities that are happening within the city through the hotel’s Concierge.

Outdoor Activities

The fun continues outside of the hotel at some of Toronto’s winter attractions. Lace up the skates and head to Toronto’s newest skating rink, The Bentway, located under the Gardiner Expressway. Winter at Ontario Place features all of your favourite winter activities, as well as a bonfire and treats and guests can take in the Toronto Light Festival during evenings at the historical Distillery District.

Popular Attractions

Use the Show Your Key and Save program to save when you visit the Royal Ontario Museum’s newest exhibit VIKINGS: The Exhibition or take a trip through the rainforest at the Ontario Science Centre’s Amazon Adventure. The program also gives guests access to admission discounts at Ripley’s Aquarium, the Art Gallery of Ontario and more.

If it is your first visit to the area or you have adventurous children, you will want to head up the CN Tower for incredible views of the city and the lake. Kids love to make their parents sweat while they hop on the glass floor! The Chelsea Hotel concierge can also help you get some tickets for Medieval Times, where everyone will enjoy eating with their fingers while they cheer on their Knights. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your Family Day weekend!

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