6 Cheap Activities For Families To Do In Toronto

6 Cheap Activities For Families To Do In Toronto

Why is it so hard to find cheap and fun things to do for families with kids in Toronto? Why does it seem like the only option is going to a park or taking the kids on a picnic? When looking for family friendly fun in the city, it’s so hard to find activities that can accommodate groups of four or more without breaking the bank. 

We have rounded up our top 6 picks for cheap and fun family friendly activities around Toronto!

Hit Up An Argos Game

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Take advantage of our awesome Argos x StyleDemocracy exclusive discount offer for up to 30% off tickets! Use promo code: SDARGOS to access $20 tickets for the September 20 and 28 games. There is no other sporting event in the city you can go to for this value. But wait, it gets better because you can score $5 draft beers and $3 hot dogs at every single game! 

Catch A Movie

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Head to a Cineplex near you from now through October and check out some family friendly shows including A Dog’s Journey, UglyDolls, The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Muppets, Shrek, and more. Tickets are just $2.99 per person, no matter your age! On top of the cheap ticket, a portion of each ticket goes to WE charity, supporting international development and youth empowerment.

Play Board Games At Snakes & Lattes

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With three Toronto locations, Snakes & Lattes is an awesome spot for the entire family. One thing that makes this a great choice for a family date is that it can go on as long as you want it to, until your kids start fighting that is. For one flat fee ($4 for kids under 10 and $8 for anyone over 10), you can play unlimited games. Bonus: you can book online at the Midtown location and while it won’t guarantee you immediate seating, it will decrease your chances of waiting, and automatically place you on the waitlist with high priority! Snakes & Lattes is even open on all holidays except Christmas and New Year’s Day! 

Take a Mariposa Cruise

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For the remaining days of August, Mariposa Cruises is offering a summer kids special for its Scenic Toronto Harbour Tours, which offer incredible views of Toronto’s harbourfront, island parklands, and waterways. Be sure to check out the family four-pack for under $75 and children ages 3 and under tour for free! Bonus: for the rest of August, free pop, juice, and cookies will be provided for kids up to age 12!

Check Out One Of Toronto’s Recreational Programs


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Our amazing city is committed to increasing access to recreation by offering free drop in programs and activities for both adults and children. From performing arts, visual arts, skating, organized sports, yoga, and more, there is something for everyone in a neighbourhood near you. Check out the free and lower-cost recreation options here.

Head to Menchie’s

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Though the ice cream itself isn’t necessarily the cheapest option, heading to Menchie’s is an awesome idea if you need to kill a lot of time. By the time your kids sample, build, and eat their ice cream it’s been quite the time, plus, there are endless board games to extend the family fun. Bonus: in the winter, Groupon often has Menchie’s coupons where you can pay $5 in return for 10 Menchie’s bucks! 

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