Here are the most popular children's attractions in the Oakville-Burlington region:
Bronte Butterfly Foundation
2368 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON L6L 1H5
Tel. (905) 825-2245 Fax (905) 825-8622
The Butterfly Park and Winter Skateway will be situated in the 3.5-acre Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, the area's last undeveloped lakefront property, adjacent to the pretty Bronte Harbour. The natural butterfly park and unique butterfly-shaped waterway offers something for everyone.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive
Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4J7
The day use and campground areas in this park are separate; each has its own entrance.
This peaceful all-season park between Burlington and Oakville has living history demonstrations in an 1890s farmhouse, a playbarn where kids can pet the animals, an outdoor playground, day-use picnic areas and 11 shelters with BBQ pits, overnight camping with over 144 camp sites, an extensive network of nature trails, and one of the largest man-made swimming pools in North America, with has a surface area of 1.8 acres and the pool is 6 feet deep (extra fee for pool). In winter, the park has outdoor skating, tobogganing and cross-country skiing.
Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremain Rd
Milton, ON L9T 2Y3
(905) 878-8151 or (888) 307-3276 Fax (905) 876-4530
See interactive exhibits showcasing agriculture and rural life over the last 150 years. Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment south of Highway 401, this 80 acre site has over 30 exhibit buildings and 20,000 artifacts. See historical interpretation of exhibits, and an outstanding collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and rural life artifacts. Available for corporate or private bookings. Open weekends 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in July and August for drop-in visitors. Open year round for pre-booked group tours, school programs , and special events . Admission: adults $7, seniors (55+) $6, children (6 - 12 years of age) $4 , under 6 years of age free, family package $20 (2 adults & 3 children)
Halton County Radial Railway
13629 Guelph Line,
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Founded in 1953, Halton County Radial Railway is Canada's first and largest collection of operating restored electric railway equipment. Situated at Stop 92 on the former right-of-way of the Toronto Suburban Railway, we offer the opportunity to enjoy a trip down memory lane with rides on a variety of 1890's to 1990's restored streetcars, interurban, radial and work cars, through 5km (3 miles) of scenic woodlands. Settle back to the creak of the leather seats and the clang of the gong as your car carries you back to a period around the turn of the century. Open May-June weekends & holidays 11 am to 4:30 pm; July-August weekends & holidays: 11 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday 11 am to 4:00 pm; September-October weekends & holidays 11 am to 4:30 pm. Admission: adults $9.50, seniors (65+) $8.50, youths (4-17 years) $6.50, 3 & under / over 90 free, evening events $8.00 per person
Burlington Magnetic Hill
King Rd, 1.5 km north of North Service Rd
It can 'pull' a car over its crest when set in neutral.
White Rock Ostrich Farm
Phone: (519) 856 2629
Take 401 west to Regional Rd 25 (formally HWY 25). Go north on 25 to 25th side road. Turn left on 25th Side Road and continue to 4th line and turn right. We are the 5th mail box on the right.
This real ostrich farm provides a total learning experience for kids of all ages, from seeing the eggs and how they hatch, and seeing an Ostrich chicks. Kids experience the farming aspect while learning about where our meat comes from today.