Nothing to do? Pack up the kids and head to one of these GTA water parks:
Kidstown This Scarborough favourite is the only water park operated by the City of Toronto, and offers a variety of water features including a tipping bucket, spray rings, squirting aquatic animals, a slide, wading pool, splash pad and so much more! Pack a lunch to enjoy in the grassy picnic area, and best of all, it’s completely free. A great day trip from Oshawa when money is tight. 3159 Birchmount Road, Scarborough.
The Wave Pool The Town of Richmond Hill operates The Wave Pool, complete with, you guessed it, a wave pool, water mats, swirl pool, 160 foot twisting water slide and an on-deck sauna! It’s less than an hour to drive from Oshawa, and a group ticket will set you back a cool $24. Check here for the full schedule and ticket prices. 5 Hopkins Street, Richmond Hill.
Cedar Park Family Campground and Water Park A local favourite since 1955, Cedar Park is open for day use for families looking to cool off on the water slides, splash pad and aqua playgrounds. Bored of the water? Try mini golf, park playground, tennis court and picnic areas. 6296 Cedar Park Road, Bowmanville.
Splash Island Tucked within the wilds of the Toronto Zoo, Splash Island is part of Discovery Zone (right beside the interactive Kids Zoo)! Find child-friendly waterslides, water-spouting animals, waterfalls, cooling mists, and entrance is included with zoo admission. Meadowvale Road, Toronto, north of Highway 401.
Splash Works Canada’s Wonderland is home to Splash Works, where park visitors can find water rides like the thrilling Typhoon, Barracuda Blaster, Black Hole and Body Blast, or head to the Lazy River, Splash Island Kiddie Pool, Kiddie Slides, or Splash Island Sprayground. Entrance is included with park admission. It’s an easy drive from Oshawa to Vaughan, west on the 401, then north on the 400. 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan.
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