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Outdoor Exploring: My Top 15 Local Adventures

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

Now that summer is coming to a close, we are starting to prepare for a Fall full of fun homeschooling activities with friends from our Kinder Learning Pod. I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to keep my Kindergartener home this school year, and am even more fortunate to have the resources to do so. We are so excited to have joined up with 4 other like-minded families to form an outdoor Kinder Learning Pod so we are able to stay safe while the kids still have the opportunity to learn and interact with other kids while we're at it.

Are you planning to homeschool, explore online learning or are you simply looking for some fun outdoor activities to enjoy with your kiddos this coming fall?

I’ve compiled a list of the top 15 activities that we enjoyed this past summer in hopes that you can enjoy some of them over the next couple of months too!


Heritage Sites

1. Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton

Learn about our history and explore nature at this interesting, educational and fun Heritage Site (Homeschooling day programs available)

2. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton Mountain

Head into a real life airplane hangar for a hands on experience about our history and airplanes! (Homeschooling day programs available)

3. Hamilton Harbourfront Trolley Ride, Hamilton Harbourfront

A 1 hour, open air trolley ride around the Hamilton Harbourfront, running at various points throughout the day, everyday.

4. Friends of the Aviary, West Hamilton

This adorable little sanctuary is home to many different tropical birds to meet.

Outdoor Exploring

5. RBG’s Cherry Hill Gate, Burlington

Explore nature, feed the birds and chipmunks and follow the short hiking loop on this super cute trail.

6. Warren Park, Dundas

Catch Frogs, Minnows and Crayfish at this quiet, trail and pond.

7. Valens Conservation Area, Cambridge

Bring your bathingsuit, kite, bike and picnic supplies to explore this man made beach and trail system.

Unique Outdoor Climbing Parks

8. Churchill Park and Splash Pad, West Hamilton

A brand new climbing structure with areas for all ages.

9. Alexander Park and Splash Pad, West Hamilton

So many fun rope courses and interesting structures to climb at this one

10. William Connell Park and Splash Pad, Hamilton Mountain

Not only is there a super fun splash pad and traditional climbing park, but there’s a giant natural climbing structure with tree trunks, ropes courses and many other wooden obstacles along the way

11. Pier 4 Park and Splash Pad, Hamilton Harbourfront

Take a trolley ride at the Harbourfront, grab icecream at Scoops and then walk along the water to the Pier 4 Park – with a real, large ship for climbing and exploring!


12. Soup To Go Farm, Waterdown

Pumpkins for picking, sand boxes and mazes for exploring and many ‘backyard games’ and structures for climbing.

13. The Apple Orchard, Hamilton

Pick your own apples and pears, explore the sunflower fields, visit the animals, play in a giant corn pit and more!

14. Triple C Farm, Ancaster

Now booking private petting zoo tours at this adorable little animal sanctuary.

15. Lotsa Hostas, Lynden

If you’re interested in bees and making honey, this place is for you!


Be sure to check out my last Blog: Top 5 Tips for Homeschooling Your Littles!

And remember to Follow for daily activities to add to your learning schedule and visit for free printables!

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