At long last, it’s April! It’s been a long cold lonely winter (hmmm, sounds like a song, eh?) and we’re all excited for springtime! This month, there are numerous outdoor events to help you get out into nature, including cherry blossom season, Easter and Earth Day. Also, due to relaxing Covid restrictions (fingers crossed!), people are venturing into indoor public venues again. We’ve got it all covered, so check out our April Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA.

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April Event Guide – Starting

Ontario Maple Weekend (April 2—3)

Enjoy the sweetest time of the year with the 8th annual Ontario Maple Weekend at participating maple producers across Ontario.

Brooks Farms EasterFest (April 2—18)

Brooks Farm has eggs-citing activities for all, with an egg hunt, scavenger hunt, wagon rides, barnyard playland and more!

Spring Cottage Life Show (April 7—10)

The Spring Cottage Life Show is a one-stop destination to be educated and inspired to make the most of your cottage getaway.

TYT Theatre’s “The Boy Who Loved Monsters and The Girl Who Loved Peas” (April 8—17)

This hilarious family-friendly new play arrives at the Wychwood Theatre for two weekends, including Easter.

Yoga Kawa Puppy Yoga (April 9)

Yoga Kawa Puppy Yoga combines the restful exercise practice of yoga with adorable puppies for a unique family fitness experience.

Easter at Pingle’s Farm (April 9—17)

Go on an egg-venture this Easter at Pingle’s Farm event with a special farm-themed egg hunt and brunch in their greenhouse.

Cirque du Soleil (Starts April 14)

Cirque du Soleil brings their proudly Canadian circus troupe back to Toronto at Ontario Place’s Big Top with “Kurios — Cabinet of Curiosities”.

Dino Park Toronto (April 15—24)

This is an immersive walk-through experience with roaring animatronic life-size dinosaurs, carnival rides, games, food and more.

Easter Fun Fest (April 15—18)

Easter Fun Fest in Markham has jumping castles, kiddie midway, pony rides, arcade games, mini-putt, easter egg hunts, and more.

Spring Canadian Pet Expo (April 15—17)

The Spring Canadian Pet Expo is Canada’s largest family pet event with shopping and entertainment, promoting responsible pet ownership.

Beaches Easter Parade Weekend (April 15 & 17)

The popular Beaches Easter Parade is back with a digital egg hunt on Good Friday, and a live parade on Saturday, April 17.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s “Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi” (April 16)

The TSO young people’s concert “Peter, the Wolf & the Kiwi” brings two animal adventures to life through musical performance and narration.

Celtic Illusion Reimagined (April 25)

Celtic Illusion Reimagined features spellbinding Irish dance choreography and magical illusions, surpassing all expectations.

April Event Guide – Continuing

Chotto Matte Jungle Brunch

At the multi-sensory Chotto Matte Jungle Brunch, Peruvian-Japanese cuisine is served alongside performances by acrobats and aerialists.

Cineplex Cinemas Family Favourites

Cineplex Cinemas’ Family Favourites program is returning with fun and affordable movies on Saturday mornings for only $2.99 each.

Immersive Frida

Immersive Frida bring Frida Kahlo’s work to life on a grand scale along with the people, events, and obstacles that shaped her life.

NERF Challenge at GYGO! (“Get Your Game On!”)

GYGO! (“Get Your Game On!”) is a new family entertainment centre at Square One in Mississauga, plus it also hosts the Canadian debut of NERF Challenge!

April Event Guide – Ending 

Young People’s Theatre’s “You and I” (Ends April 3)

This is a playfully interactive multi-sensory theatrical adventure for “walking babies”, aged 12 to 30 months.

Casa Loma Candlelight Symphony at the Castle (Ends April 3)

Experience live music in a new light at the Casa Loma Candlelight Symphony at the Castle. The event includes both the concert and pre-show dining options.

Dino Drive-Thru at Bingemans (Ends April 3)

Roar your way through the Dino Drive-Thru at Bingemans in Kitchener to see life-like dinosaurs in an authentic park setting.

Young People’s Theatre’s “Child Nation” (Ends April 17)

YPT presents “Child Nation”, a unique adventure of 15 short digital journeys by Australian artist Jessica Wilson, recommended for ages 7-11.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

Summer Camp Guide for Toronto and the GTA

It’s not too early to think about summer, and therefore also summer camps! Provide your kids with fun activities and learning during their school break.

Easter Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA

Hop into our Easter Event Guide with special events, egg hunts, farm festivals, parades, brunches, and more!

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

Toronto is obsessed with cherry blossoms, which bloom from late April to early May. Don’t miss out, so see our list of spots to visit!

Guide to Go-Karts in the GTA and Southern Ontario

Satisfy your family’s need for speed by zooming into our Guide to Go-Karts, perfect for a springtime fun day trip!

Guide to 2022 Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario

Many maple farms and festivals are back for in-person events and tastings. Therefore, be sure to have a taste of our Guide to Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario for 2022.

Where to Buy Real Maple Syrup in the GTA

Support local farms in the GTA and Ontario by stocking up on their real maple syrup.

Winter Farmers Markets

Meanwhile, you can also enjoy fresh food from farmers markets while supporting local businesses in and around Toronto.

The Best Paths and Parkways for Hiking

Toronto and the GTA has a plethora of beautiful trails in case you need to sow your wild oats!

Off-Season Roofed Camping

Get out in nature this month while still staying warm at night! Don’t worry, our list of winter roofed camping options at Ontario’s Parks has you covered.

Public Indoor Pools

Indoor pools in Toronto are a perfect way to have fun and get some exercise, any time of year! (And it’s also handy to help pretend you’re down south at a resort…)

But Wait… There’s More!

Conversely, are you looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events? Find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!

For a complete listing of all the best events around Toronto, click on our Calendar and stay tuned to all the best local family events through our Facebook and Instagram. Also, don’t forget to sign up below for our monthly e-newsletter.

Furthermore, you can submit your family-friendly event to us! Fill out the form with your event details and send us a photo. Then we’ll do our best to get your event added to our events calendar.