Outdoor Family Fun to Experience this Summer

Outdoor Family Fun to Experience this Summer

Looking for creative ways to keep the kids busy and soaking up the great outdoors this summer? Check out these fun-filled lake country experiences that will make your summer holiday a truly memorable one!

Featuring: Extreme Adventure, Educational Experiences, Fun on the Farm, and Outdoor Entertainment!

Extreme Adventure

  • Treetop Trekking

    For the adventure seeking kids, plan a fun-filled day climbing and zipping from tree to tree at Horseshoe Resort!
    Book your adventure.

  • Hiking & biking at Hardwood Ski & Bike

    Looking for a fun outdoor experience for the whole family? Rent a bike or trail pass at Hardwood Ski & Bike for the day and enjoy beginner to expert level terrain in Oro-Medonte’s natural landscape.
    Learn more.

  • SplashON Waterpark

    If you’re looking to get the kids out on the water, SplashON at Tudhope Park is a large floating obstacle course off the shores of Lake Couchiching. Have fun traversing floating balance beams, lakeside slides, and more with this floating playground!
    Learn more.

  • Smart Adventures

    Bring the kids out for a guided off-road motorcycle or ATV lesson on the trails, uniquely curated towards teaching kids to ride safely.
    Book your adventure.

Educational experiences

  • Robert L Bowles Nature Centre

    This nature centre sits on 100-acres of natural green space and wetlands. Explore the trails or sign up for one of the many educational activities the centre offers for a fun and educational outdoor experience.
    Learn more.

  • Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

    The Wye Marsh is located on 3,000 acres of Provincially Significant Wetlands and woodlands. Drop in to experience the trails or sign the family up for one of the many outdoor workshops where you’ll learn about local flora and fauna, wildlife, and more.
    Learn more.

  • Black River Wilderness Park

    This Rama First Nations-owned campground offers a chance to learn about Indigenous culture and experiences while you take in the natural beauty surrounding the black river. Explore interpretive trails, take a medicine walk, enjoy storytelling events, and more! Day passes are available for drop-in style activities.
    Learn more.

Fun on the farm

  • Davidson Estate Alpacas

    Fun with furry friends! Davidson Estate Alpacas offers visitors an opportunity to book to walk or feed and hang out with some friendly alpacas. A family-owned farm, this experience offers a unique opportunity to learn about alpaca wool and caretaking.
    Learn more.

  • Hewitts Fun Farm

    Hewitts Farm Market doesn’t just offer delicious, locally-grown food, you can also enjoy a fun farm curated to your little ones! Hewitt’s offers a variety of educational programming focused on local agriculture, along with fun activities and play areas.
    Visit the farm.

  • Chappell Farms

    Chappell Farms is a local staple for young kids to experience life no the farm with a variety of fun activities, wagon rides, and even a mini zoo!
    Visit the farm.

  • Flower Farms

    Orillia & Lake Country is home to a variety of flower farms that offer the perfect photo opportunities and fun outdoor activities. Visit our 5 Must See Flower Farms to help you find your adventure!

Outdoor Entertainment


  • Sunset Barrie Drive In

    Old-school fun for the entire family! Catch a late-night flick on the big screen from the comfort of your own vehicle. An onsite playground is open for the little ones, along with fun arcade games inside the concessions building.
    See what’s playing.

  • Cinema in the Courtyard

    Back by popular demand, Downtown Orillia will be hosting Cinema in the Courtyard, an outdoor movie night in the Orillia Public Library courtyard on August 23. Attendance is free, with snack sales onsite. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and cozy up for this unique summer activity in Orillia’s cultural hub.
    Learn more.

  • Music at the Mill

    The Coldwater Mill returns with free live music from summer to fall. Enjoy local talents while you picnic or kick back in your lawn chair in the heart of historic Coldwater Village.
    View the schedule.

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