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Short break with children’s activities and play mates

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Short break with children’s activities and play mates

Hi

We’re over from the U.K. in August. We’re looking for two separate 3-4 night breaks within a 2 or 3-hour drive of Toronto. We have a 6 and 4 year old who are happiest (so we parents actually get to relax) when playing with other children. We’re used to Eurocamp in Europe - cabins with a swarm of children playing together. We’d like the option of on-site restaurants / snacks and potentially self-catering too. Is all of that achievable? Throw in some evening entertainment for the children and we’re in!

Many thanks in advance

Dan

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1. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

You might want to look at resorts in the Muskoka or Kawartha areas. Many have kids clubs. Aug is high season so you might want to book soon.

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2. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

Forgot to mention Great Wolf Lodge....all about the kids with an indoor water park.

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3. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

Thanks so much, the Muskoka area (compared to little old U.K.) is huge but the specific recommendation of Great Wolf is really helpful.

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4. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

I think Clevelands House Resort in Minett has has what you're looking for.

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5. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

Just to be clear - Great Wolf is in Niagara Falls, not Muskoka.

Perhaps spend a bit of time on the Ontario Travel website - check under the Explore tab for the various regions:

www.ontariotravel.net

Prince Edward County is another possibility - Sandbanks PP is a child's delight.

All the regions have their own tourism websites - so google Muskoka tourism, or Kawartha tourism, or ... etc.

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6. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

Thank you, I’ve got Cleveland House on my list

In terms of the regions, I’m not set on Muskoka - I’m happy with any area within a few hours of Toronto. I’d found those regions you mention but to be honest it’s needle in a haystack stuff trawling through them all, so I'm finding the specific recommendations are most useful

Edited: 11 May 2018, 06:48
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7. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

Sandbanks looks great too, thank you

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8. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

You could also take a look at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood. It's fairly close to Wasaga Beach if you wanted to spend a half day at the beach.

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9. Re: Short break with children’s activities and play mates

I got these resort names from a magazine called Todays Parent they had some recommendations for family friendly resorts.

Fern Resort, Viamede Resort, Severn Lodge, Shamrock Lodge, JM Marriott the Rosseau Resort, Rickey Crest Golf Resort. I haven’t been to any of them as we have a summer cottage in Que. but it is a good magazine that I read a lot hen my son was young.

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