Get long weekend ready!
Wondering what to do with your family this long weekend?
Wonder no more. In this post we explore a number of fun escapes that include a bit of adventure, opportunities to hone your existing skills, or learn some new ones.
Climb high in this indoor rock-climbing gym! Hub Climbing offers bouldering walls, auto-belayed walls, and virtual reality climbing games available for whatever your comfort level may be. There are multiple routes set up for every level of climber, so there is a challenge for everyone no matter your age or experience. Book ahead to reserve a timeslot.
Address: 165 McIntosh Dr
Level up your biking skills with this indoor and outdoor bike park. With courses set for all skill levels, it is the perfect place for kids to learn the basics, or for bigger kids to learn some new tricks. No appointment needed but check their occupancy widget on their website for their occupancy levels before arriving.
Address: 150 Bullock Dr #1
Visit the GTA’s largest escape room and challenge yourself and your family with one of 7 escape rooms. The escape rooms have varying difficulty and themes, these rooms are designed for families and groups over the age of 16, but children of any age are welcome to help escape. Omescape also has a boardgame café and a video game lounge but is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Address: 7501 Woodbine Ave #7
Claw & Kitty
Who says claw machines only belong at arcades and fairs? At Claw & Kitty, they bring the claw machine fun to our every day lives! Choose what you want included in your claw machine, to ensure you get a prize that you like. Test your luck, and your skill, and see what you get to bring home with you.
Address: 3255 Hwy 7 #220
Get creative with your family this long weekend and sign up for a family workshop at Paintlounge. Designed for families with children between 4-12 years old, the entire family will come together to create 1 masterpiece. Visit their website for workshop dates and times or inquire about a private workshop for your family.
Address: 118 Main St N
Pride of Canada Carousel
This long weekend, visit this one-of-a-kind carousel. The Pride of Canada Carousel was made to celebrate Canada’s iconic history and people. Ride this carousel round and round and see if you can interpret each symbol of Canada. It is open year-round from 11am to 9pm daily.
Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd.
Dust off your Bike
With street closures, self-guided bike tours, and pop-up bike repair stations, this long weekend is the perfect time to dust off your bike and explore Markham. Check out our Cycling Blog for more details of all the fun things you can do with your family!
Visit the Farmers’ Markets
Happening weekly, add these farmers markets to your weekly shopping list for locally grown vegetables, homemade baked goods, and some unique houseware items. Bring your whole family, and the dog, to get outside and support local Markham businesses!
Where: Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market
When: Every Saturday from 9am to 1pmAddress: 102 Main St. N
When: Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm
Cool Off in one of Markham’s Splash pads
The City of Markham has 29 splash pads scattered across the city. Cool off from the summer heat and take your family for an afternoon of unforgettable memories. To save water, all splash pads are activated by a push of a button and are on a timer for auto shut off. If you didn’t have enough time before the timer runs out, then hit the button again and enjoy!
Address: Various – see website for all locations
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