Family Fun In The Sun.
It's Playtime In Southern Ontario.

Contact Southern Ontario Tourism at 1-800-267-3399 or, for your free travel guide and information about other exciting travel experiences.

It's Family Time in Huron County - Ontario's West Coast. With 60 miles of golden shoreline, there is lots to do this summer. Take a tug boat ride at the Goderich harbour.

Come to the Goderich boardwalk with an ice cream shop at each end! Frolic in the sun or pick a shady spot at one of the 16 public beaches in Huron County. Visit the Huron County Historic Gaol and Museum. Go horseback riding in the beautiful countryside. Mini golf, family fishing, bowling and parades - always something going on.

Get Gardening with Kids! Royal Botanical Gardens, located on the border of Hamilton and Burlington, offers a variety of interactive garden and nature-related activities for the whole family to enjoy. Family Sunday FUNDAYS offer workshops geared to the young and young at heart on a variety of subjects including Going Buggy, where kids explore the amazing world of all sorts of "creepy crawlies." Other popular programs include Sow and Grow, where kids learn to grow and harvest their own vegetables and flowers, and Cockle-Shells and Silver bells where caregivers and preschoolers discover the joys of gardening through cultivating and harvesting a small garden together. The Gardens runs half and full day programs and day camps designed for children aged three to 17 years.

Brantford is home to a number of campgrounds, a conservation area, and nature trails that provide families with many vacation ideas and options. Enjoy the day together canoeing, rafting, or kayaking the Grand River with an experienced guide or taking in mini golf, go-carts, area outdoor pools or the waterslide at Earl Haig Family Fun Park. While you are here choose from an extensive list of fairs, carnivals and parades, thrilling stage performances, historical re-enactments, spectacular fireworks displays, and cultural events. Museums like the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Myrtleville House Museum, Brant Museum & Archives, the Canadian Heritage Military Museum and The Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant offer a wide range of public programming suitable for families and folks of all ages and interests - we have it all!

You and your family are invited to Elgin County to enjoy our many recreational and cultural attractions. New this year, a map showing the hiking and cycling trails in Elgin County, a perfect way to spend the day with your family, get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors at the same time. Hike through meadows and Carolinian forests; cycle on the historic Talbot Trail past pioneer homes; visit wineries, museums and artisans' studios; rest in the unique village of Sparta; see the diesel trains in Port Stanley and the steam train in St. Thomas; stop for a swim in Lake Erie's waters; go birding at Hawks Cliff, visit Jumbo the Elephant; shop in quaint boutiques and old general stores or visit a Conservation area or a provincial park... but most of all relax, experience the natural beauty and remember... Elgin County / St. Thomas is "a place to love."

Check out the fabulous Summer Getaway Packages! Beginning at the kid friendly Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo you can safari, golf, explore or sightsee with your family this summer! Experience comfortable accommodations then choose from the African Lion Safari, Sportsworld, Rebel Creek Golf, or Wings of Paradise packages, or get it all with the All-Inclusive Family Package! All packages include: Kids Stay and Eat Free Program, Kids Fun Pack on check-in, full use of the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo fitness area, indoor & outdoor pools, whirlpool & sauna, and a Southworks Outlet Mall Coupon Book! Take a road trip starting with the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo and enjoy some "Family Fun in the Sun"! Packages start as low as $124.95!

For a family holiday, visit Chatham-Kent! Offering a spectacular range of activities for all ages both indoors and out. Our Highland Games feature a full schedule of events from highland dancers to pipers and drumming.

Also join us for Heritage Days. This is an entertaining and educational experience for the entire family revealing what it would have been like to live in the 19th century. If it's boating you like, join us for our 15th annual W.A.M.B.O. antique motor and boat show. Pack up the family and head to Chatham-Kent.

Affordable, accessible attractions and accommodations are in the 'Heart of Niagara'; visit St. Catharines, with your family this summer. Niagara Falls is only fifteen minutes away and Toronto is just a one-hour drive! Cultural and entertainment attractions are plentiful and family adventure awaits. Whatever your pace, St. Catharines caters to families. Our value Vacation Packages include: boat cruises, fishing, greenhouse/garden tours, Niagara Falls attractions, the Welland Canals centre and St. Catharines museum, butterfly conservatories, zoos, mini-putt, bowling and hiking trails. Explore two ports and two lakes: Lake Ontario and Port Dalhousie and Lake Erie and Port Colborne. Both offer sunny beaches with plenty of ice cream shops, restaurants and live theatre. Take a boat cruise or tour historic lighthouses and heritage maritime museums. Do you have a nickel? Then ride on a vintage carousel in Port Dalhousie. The choice is yours. Valuable discount vouchers for Niagara attractions are included in all packages.

Come and Go… Play at Radisson Hotel Kitchener.

African Lion Safari Package - From $169.99 (Expires: Oct. 14, 2003) Drive through large animal game reserves in your own vehicle, cruise the African Queen, Journey aboard the Nature Boy Scenic Railway, experience bird & animal shows, Misumu Bay Wet Play and Jungle Playground. Package includes: one night accommodation plus full breakfast, 'Go' pack full of treats, Free In-room movie or game of Nintendo, Southworks Outlet Mall coupon book, Family passes to African Lion Safari. Based on 2 adults & 2 children - up to 12 years. Additional child - $13.00/in same room.

Play & Stay Package- From $172.99 (Expires: Sept. 1, 2003)
Your package includes: One night accommodation plus full buffet breakfast, 'Go' package full of treats, Free in-room movie or game of Nintendo, Southworks Outlet Mall Coupon Book, Sportsworld Power Passes. Based on two adults and one child in a standard room. Additional child - $17.60 /in same room.

Butterflies & Bargains Package - From $139.99 (Expires: Dec. 31, 2003)
Enjoy a day out at Southworks Outlet Mall in Cambridge with brand-name stores like Corning, Florsheim Shoes, Jones New York, Revlon, Black & Decker, Cambridge Towel, Far West, Kodiak, Timberland and Nine West, to name a few and you'll see free-flying butterflies in a lush tropical garden and view one of Canada's largest Bug & Butterfly collections at the Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory. Enjoy the Paradise Café and Gift Shop. Package includes: One night's accommodation at the Radisson Hotel Kitchener, plus full breakfast, 'Go' pack full of treats, Free in-room movie or game of Nintendo, Southworks Outlet Mall Coupon Book, and a Family Pass to Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory. Based on 2 adults & 2 children - up to 12 years. Additional child - $4.00/in same room.

The Radisson Hotel Kitchener features an indoor pool, fitness centre, and is adjoined to the Charcoal Steakhouse, del Dente Casual Italian Dining and Martini's Lounge.

Southern Ontario… It’s the place to Play!
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