Focus on Fun! Summer Family Activities in Simcoe County and York Region

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It's finally summer time and the weather is warmer, the days are longer and school’s out! This summer, we want to focus on family, friends, fitness, functioning and fun, so our team has compiled a list of things to do this July and August.

Check out these great activities* and events happening across Simcoe County and York Region, including outdoor concerts, festivals, farms, splash pads, drive-in movies, accessible trails and more. If you and your family want to borrow recreation equipment from CTN, like adapted bikes, beach wheelchairs, all-terrain chairs and more, be sure to check out the Equipment Loan Program.

York Region

Concerts in the Park
City of Richmond Hill
City of Vaughan
Town of Newmarket

Movies in the Park/Drive-In
City of Richmond Hill
Town of Newmarket
Town of Aurora
Town of Stouffville
Stardust Drive-In

Applewood Farm in Stouffville
Brooks Farm and Playland in Mount Albert
Reesor’s Farm Market in Markham
Robintide Farms in Vaughan

Strawberry Festival in Stouffville
Stouffville Fusion Fest

Canada’s Wonderland Events
Celebration Canada

Outdoor Fun
York Region Hiking Trails
York Region Splash Pads

De La Salle Beach, Georgina (they have a beach mat and chair)

Accessible Trails
Accessible Trails in Richmond Hill

Simcoe County

Drive-In Movies
Barrie Sunset Drive-In

Farms /Zoos
Berry Picking at Barrie Hill Farms
Elmvale Zoo
Murphy's Farm Market & Bakery (Fun Farm Yard playground)
Laura's Farm Stand (sunflower fields in August through fall)

Kempenfest, Barrie
Mariposa Folk Festival, Orillia
Georgian Bay Festival, Tiny
Orillia Scottish Festival - visit the Children’s area
Alliston Potato Fest

Museum on the Boyne, New Tecumseth
Trails in Simcoe County
Accessible Trails

Outdoor Fun
Simcoe Splash Pads
Splash ON, Barrie

Adapted fun at Blue Mountain, Collingwood

Accessible Beaches

Wasaga Beach (they have 2 floating wheelchairs and 2 all-terrain wheelchairs, beach mats)
Innisfil Beach Park (they have accessible beach mats and you can book Sierra's Beach Wheelchair)
Centennial Beach, Barrie (they have accessible beach mats)
Sunset Point Beach, Collingwood (they have an accessible park and beach mats and chair)

Rounds Ranch Sunflower Experience, Elmvale
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Collingwood
Ontario Family Fishing Days
Wye Marsh Summer Events

Ontario Park Locator (Search for Barrier-Free)

Destination Ontario - Accessible Travel

Don't forget to check the CTN Events calendar for more family fun, like our summer park events every Wednesday morning in July and August.

*Before you plan your family adventures, try the AccessNow app that includes information on levels of accessibility, surface materials, general grade/slope conditions, access points, amenities (likes benches and washrooms) and parking. This app helps you plan ahead, navigate the environment more easily and have a more enjoyable experience. The free app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.