Rainy Day Activities
Why stay in when there are so many fun and exciting things to do in Markham. It is time to get excited for rainy days!
There are things to do for the kids, to get active, practice your swing, get creative, learn new things, or simply relax.
For the Kids!
MiniDo Kids Café
If you have little ones who get restless easily, then Mini Do Kids Café is the place to take them on a rainy day. MiniDo is a space designed for kids to learn and grow and for parents to relax and rejuvenate. The play areas encourage free play with a ball pit, dress up station, make believe supermarket, big blue blocks, and more! There are also food options for kids and adults alike in the café. Reserve ahead to book your spot.
Where: 505 Hwy 7 Unit 38-44, Thornhill
Funland Indoor Playground
Funland Indoor Playground is open on the weekends for public play or any day of the week for private parties. Designed for children aged 1 to 13 years old, it is impossible not to have fun!
Where: 5051 Highway 7 East Unit 1A
With over 68,000 square feet of space, Go Place is a luxury 5-star leisure club & spa available to anyone 16 years of age or older. The spa is filled with treatment rooms, jacuzzies’, specialty saunas and baths, fitness facilities, lounging areas, dining areas, and so much more! Open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Go Place is the place to go on rainy days.
Where: 2-3275 Hwy 7, Markham
Hub Climbing Markham
With over 20,000 square feet of rock wall, Hub Climbing is the rock climbers’ dream! Open year round, it is the perfect activity for a rainy day. They have walls set for beginner climbers, expert climbers, and everyone in between. Hub Climbing has both bouldering options and auto-belay walls for whatever your comfort level may be. Open for parties, summer camps and to the public, Hub Climbing is fun for the whole family!
Where: 165 McIntosh Dr, Markham
Solely Archery & Airsoft
Solely has both indoor and outdoor facilities on site. Their indoor archery range is perfect for a rainy day. They welcome everyone from beginners to advanced with no age restrictions. Solely Archery & Airsoft has lessons for first timers or for those who want to level up!
Where: 101 – 8365 Woodbine Avenue, Markham
All ages and all experience levels welcome at Joyride150, the largest indoor bike park in Canada! Over 100,000 square feet filled with indoor and outdoor biking trails and obstacles, Joyride150 is the perfect place to learn to bike or to learn a new trick! They are open for public biking or for private events, you can sign up for lessons if you want to improve your skills or you can drop in and race with some friends. Joyride150 offers bicycle rentals if needed and The Boiler Room is open for all your biking supplies.
Where: #1 – 150 Bullock Drive, Markham, ON L3P 1W2
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Perfect Your Swing!
With 11 hitting stations with simulators, experience golfing on a driving range, playing a round of golf, or participating in unique golf challenges and tournaments at Golf Wing. With over 190 international golf courses to choose from, Golf Wing is the perfect place to golf on the rainy days or even in the cold Canadian winter! At Golf Wing, you can bring a golfing buddy with you, or you can play virtually with someone online at another through GOLFZON’s online network. With multiple teeing surfaces to choose from, improve your golf skills at Golf Wing on the next rainy day.
Where: 7500 Woodbine Ave
Markham Golf Dome
Practice on the outdoor range and putting green on the sunny days, but on the rainy days head inside to the Markham Golf Dome with 2 decks of 45 driving stalls. In addition to the indoor driving range, they also have a chipping area, sand trap practice area, putting green, and a teaching area; all fully covered for those rainy days.
Where: 150 Burncrest Rd
With 6 simulators with 100+ golf courses to choose from sharpen up your golf skills with the camera analysis feature at Target Golf. Play 18 holes, practice at the driving range using the simulators. To improve on your skills, choose where you want to swing from with the Shot Practice feature. Target Golf has lifetime memberships available for special perks and discounts, but you do not need to be a member to go.
Where: 91 Doncaster Ave, Thornhill
Get creative and visit Crafty Pots! In addition to painting pottery at Crafty Pots, you can participate in board art, glow in the dark painting, glass fusing, clay hand building, and more! They also sell at home kits so you can bring the creativity to the comfort of your own home and it is fun for all ages!
Where: 126 Main Street North, Markham
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No experience needed to paint a masterpiece at Paint Lounge. Offering in person and virtual painting workshops for all ages and groups. Create a family painting or enjoy a girls night following easy to follow steps to create your own masterpiece. Who knows, you may just be the next Leonardo da Vinci!
Where: 118 Main St N, Markham
Learn Something New!
Varley Art Gallery
If you haven’t been to the Varley Art Gallery lately, then it’s like you haven’t been at all! With rotating exhibitions, there is always something new to see and learn!
Where: 216 Main St, Unionville
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Learn about the history of Markham and the surrounding area by exploring the Markham Museum. See replicas and photos of how the Markham landscape has changed over the past 100 years. In addition to the museum itself, you can take a virtual tour of the archival and artifact collections from the comfort of your own home.
Where: 9350 Markham Rd, Markham
Heritage Schoolhouse Museum & Archives
Education has evolved throughout the last century. The York Region District School Board Museum and Archives showcases how much education has changed, even offering a program to experience a day in the life of a grade 3 student in 1900.
Where: 21 Renfrew Dr, Markham
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