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  • 07/20/16--05:33: A New Movie-Going Experience
  • We all know about the Family Favourites they show at Cineplex SilverCity on Saturdays, and how awesome the CineStarz theater on Brant Street is with they’re $5 movies, but let’s watch a movie a different way this time…   Outdoors, Maybe? The City of Burlington shows FREE movies outdoors every Thursday. The location and movies are different each week, so […]

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    Active Parents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips to keep the whole family entertained. We’ll cover local and short distance jaunts, and we hope you’ll suggest some fun stops, too!This week we bring you destinations fit for the Animal Lover in your house. My 6 year old is besties with […]

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    ActiveParents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips to keep the whole family entertained. We’ll cover local and short distance jaunts, and we hope you’ll suggest some fun stops, too! This week we bring you destinations guaranteed to tickle the old grey matter. Culture stops that are sure to entertain – […]

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    BurlingtonParents is here to help fill your summer vacation with fun. We are putting together ideas for day trips to keep the whole family entertained. We’ll cover local and short distance jaunts, and we hope you’ll suggest some fun stops, too! This week we bring you fabulous locales for family fun in the great outdoors. All thrill levels are covered, and we […]

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  • 09/16/16--18:57: Pick-Your-Own Apple Orchards
  • Fall is my jam, and nothing beats an annual family trip to the apple orchard. Every year we load up on more-than-mom-can-carry apples, then we cart them home and search for delicious ways to use them all up. As a result, I fancy myself an apple sous chef, roasting, baking, sauteeing, and pureeing my way through fall! There are lots of pick-your-own […]

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    Looking for a new read? Check out our coverage on #BurlOn's Little Free Libraries, and swap out an old favourite, for a new summer read!

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    One of the best parts of living in Halton is our proximity to greenspace while still living the city life. You can get a freshly cut Christmas tree, all while never losing cell reception. If you’re brave enough to battle the pine needles, you’ll love this guide to local-to-Halton Christmas tree farms. Andrew’s Scenic Acres in Milton is open every weekend […]

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    Not everyone loves winter, we get it. It’s not as appealing as a day at the beach, but we’re Canadians and we are made from hearty stock! And Active Parents has ideas for family fun in frigid temperatures. Grab your toque and let’s do this!     Some of these suggestions require snow, but many don’t!   Join the Challenge! […]

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  • 05/11/17--10:02: Easy, Homemade Bird Feeders
  • Birds have been singing outside our windows daily at dawn, so to thank them for their complementary wake-up calls, we’re going to create some homemade bird feeders, and hang them (away from the windows) in our yard. We took to Pinterest to find some great ideas on simply feeders that don’t require much time or an excess of materials.     […]

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    Halloween is my favourite time of year. I love seeing my neighbourhood filled with kids, the controlled fear of watching scary movies all weekend, and of course, mini Snickers bars. So wrapping up this list of spook-tacular Halloween events in Halton was my pleasure. All of these events can be found on our Events Calendar, but because we’re all about ease, here’s our […]

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    Let the fun begin this winter with Power Off and Play. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge will get our kids moving!   Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington wants you to turn off your devices and get outside playing this winter. Introducing Power Off and Play – their free scavenger hunt that inspires winter play and physical activity, which will be […]

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    It’s no wonder why Burlington was named one of the best cities for families, just look at everything we have easy access to on Family Day! How will you be spending this glorious day?      Medium Art Studio knows that the family who creates together stays together! Drop in anytime and make a set of ice cream bowls or popcorn bowls […]

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    Maple Syrup events around Burlington, Ontario.

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  • 03/06/18--19:49: March Break Family Fun!
  • Wondering what Burlington has going on this March Break? Here is your guide to March Break Merriment!

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    In partnership with Healthy Kids Burlington, we’re bringing you 10 easy-peasy ways to get the most out of spring.     10 Ways to Spend A Spring Day in Burlington     Explore a Waterfall Any guesses on how many gorgeous waterfalls are in and around Burlington?     Spend Time with Some Animals Visit the animals at Bronte Creek […]

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  • 05/17/18--19:58: Victoria Day Fireworks
  • Hellooooo Summer! Victoria Day is the (un)official kickoff to our Candian summer, and there are a few local Victoria Day fireworks shows you can check out to ring in the celebration!    The City of Burlington doesn’t host a Victoria Day fireworks show, but here are some close-to-home spectacles to check out if you’re in the mood for BOOM!   Burlington Cody’s […]

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    The City of Burlington wants everyone to Get Outside and Play! Take the new 30/60 Play Challenge – it’s an electronic scavenger hunt of active challenges sure to make your time together QUALITY time! Join in the fun by completing 30 activities in 60 days. Starting June 3, 2018.   I love when I don’t have to be the one who decides on fun […]

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