12 Fun Things to Do In Brampton With Your Family in 2023

A family enjoying the outdoors in Brampton

As Brampton furnace repair & AC repair professionals, we don’t claim to be travel experts. But as long-time Brampton residents, we believe we know some of the best places to spend time with your family and friends.

Brampton has plenty to offer when it comes to family-friendly activities. Whether you’re thrill-seekers, nature-lovers, or museum-goers, there’s something for everyone in the city of Brampton, one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. Known for its greenhouse industry, “The Flower Town of Canada” is a thriving city that shouldn’t be overlooked.

1. Heart Lake Conservation Area

Heart Lake Conservation Area

Enjoy the beauty of nature without leaving the city! Enjoy zip lines, treetop trekking, numerous picnic tables, boat rentals, pools and splash pads, hiking trails, and lake fishing. Whether you’re looking for a weekend activity for the kids, or you’re hosting a larger group for a picnic or BBQ, Heart Lake Conservation Area offers all the best in outdoor entertainment. 

2. Great War Flying Museum

This aviation museum makes and maintains replica aircraft from World War I. Operated by the Ontario Aviation Historical Society, this not–for-profit museum is volunteer-run, with members and volunteers actually maintaining the planes. In addition to the aircraft, the museum also has a rare collection of uniforms, as well as artifacts from that era, battle maps, and instruments on display.

3. Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark

Since 1986, this 45 acre water park has been splashing guests with water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and kids’ play structures. The Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark has the longest and tallest drop slides in Canada (and the world!), so be sure to bring the thrill-seekers in your family along for the ride.

4. Big R’ Apple Farm

Big R’ Apple Farm is a beautiful family-operated farm where you can come and pick whatever fruits and vegetables you like. Get the kids involved in the grocery shopping and have them help you pick out a bag of apples. Options for fresh farm produce will vary depending on what season you visit, and it’s open until mid-November.

5. Gage Park

Gage Park Fountain

Brampton’s oldest park has been around since 1903. Open year round, it has a wading pool, children’s play area, and free concerts during the summer, while its circular walkway is transformed into a skating rink during the winter. Featuring gazebos, a fountain, walking trails, and floral gardens, Gage Park is a must-visit if you’re looking for a quieter afternoon spent outdoors.

6. Glow Zone 360

In this digital age, it’s good to find entertainment options that get you up and moving instead of staring at a screen. GlowZone 360 provides an opportunity for guests to get out and reconnect with each other in a cheery and colourful atmosphere. Featuring an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini putt golf course, a 4,000 square foot Laser Tag arena, and a large arcade, GlowZone 360 has something for everyone in your family.

7. Formula Kartways

For those with a need for speed, Formula Kartways is a great way to get your thrill on! Feel the wind in your hair and the adrenaline rush as you zip around the track. Open to racers of all levels, the scoring software will show you your results so you can compare who had the best time. 

8. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

A great place to spend a whole day, PAMA is really three separate spaces housed in a single building. The art gallery has a permanent collection and exhibitions, with over 4000+ works of art in the permanent collection. The museum has around 12,000 artifacts, dating from 4000 BC all the way to today. The archives are home to municipal documents for the Peel Region. Explore and learn about Peel’s culture and heritage, and connected with your community!

9. Brampton Farmer’s Market

Located in Gage Park, the Brampton Farmer’s Market is a chance to connect with the people growing our food. With hundreds of vendors offering everything from their own veg and fruit, to delicious snacks, beautiful flowers, or homemade sauces, the Farmer’s Market is sure to have something for everyone.

10. Downton Brampton Shopping

Downtown Brampton has plenty to offer if you’re in the mood for a stroll. With hundreds of unique retail shops, services, and restaurants, wandering through the streets is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon and connect with the city. Nerd out at Dragon World Card Games & Collectibles, get your nails done at Bijou Nails, or grab a treat at the Ice Cream Café.

11. Bramalea City Centre

Appease the shopaholic in your family with a trip to the biggest indoor shopping mall in Brampton (and the 7th largest mall in Canada). Bramalea City Centre has over 16 million visitors each year. With over 1.5 million square feet of retail space and more than 300 outlets, you’re sure to find exactly what you need (and probably a few things you don’t!).

12. Claireville Conservation Area

An urban oasis, Claireville Conservation Area has 848 hectares of natural and forested area for you and your family to enjoy. The largest natural setting of its kind, this area has wetlands, valleys, forests, grasslands, and the west branch of the Humber River. With plenty of multi-use trails, it’s best to bring bug spray and sunscreen as you explore this slice of nature in the heart of the city.

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