I’d like to welcome Annette as the first contributor to my new series, A Postcard From…Awesome Things To Do Around The Wolrd! This year is going to be all about one of my favourite things – travel! If you’d like to share you area of the world, please contact me. Today is a postcard from….Toronto: 10 Awesome things to do near Toronto with kids!
Hello! I am so pleased to be writing you today at Crystal’s blog. I’m Annette and you can normally find me at A Net in Time. Crystal mentioned that she’d like to take a trip to Ontario and see some of the sights so I thought it would be fun to point out some of the fun things to see and do in our lovely province of Ontario.
One of my favourite trips this summer was to go to Fort York in Toronto. We had a hoot exploring the grounds and learning more about the war of 1812. We had our international student with us and it was fun seeing the things he was interested in, and watching the two boys do things together.
The Goderich Historic Gaol was a fascinating place to visit. I haven’t gotten a post up yet but if you come in the summer they have actors posing as inmates, guards and what not. It’s a fun evening adventure. All the people who work at the gaol are nice folks who treat children like they matter, so I like going here. 🙂
Hear lions roar and see elephants take a bath. Recently my son and I learned that ostriches are really good swimmers so I’d love to see an ostrich take a bath! But I don’t think they have that at the African Lion Safari yet. 🙂
After visiting the lions and elephants you’ll need to slide up the highway a bit and take in the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. This is such a great place to visit and has so many butterflies. Wear bright-coloured clothing and they will most likely land on you for a close-up. See them hatch and have some giant bugs crawl on your hands. 🙂
If you are on your way to see the Niagara Falls you aught to stop in and see the locks at Welland Canal. You will be amazed at the size of the locks. When we went we didn’t see the ship go through, but we were able to see the locks and spend time inside their very informative museum.
Then of course on to the beauty of Niagara Falls!!!
Close to Niagara Falls you will find the Bird Kingdom. Doing both on the same day is very doable. The birds… are just WOW…..it is just fun to sit back and watch the birds. I loved the small bird aviary… watching those finches working hard to build nests, and in the big aviary being bombed by the toucan was just a special touch.
You can find Annette at A Net In Time where she blogs about homeschooling her son, food, and faith. She’s also a member of the Homeschool Review Crew so you’ll find lots of interesting homeschool reviews on her blog.