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What to expect

This 'mini' trip is designed for families with children under 12. The variety of stroller-friendly and toddler-friendly activities make it a no-fuss day for everyone in the car. We've even included scavenger-style activities throughout the itinerary to keep your kids engaged.

Trip Highlights

Search for some waterfalls and wander the grounds of a former castle

Let your kids run wild at a waterside playground and seasonal splash pad (optional stop)

Take a stroller-friendly scenic stroll and look for some wildlife

Take a break at a variety of kid stops (that the adults will love too)

Suggested for
  • Travellers who reside in the GTA, Niagara, or Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  • Families with children of any age
  • Those looking for a short road trip
Available to depart
Any day of the week (weekends can be busier)


Stop 1

Fill up on some road trip snacks at our favourite kid-friendly market before making your way to a scenic stroller-friendly stroll. Drive time to the second stop is 15 minutes.

Stop 2

Go searching for waterfalls or take a scenic stroll around a castle. The choice is yours. Drive time to the third stop is 12 minutes.

Stop 3

Time to relax by the water! We’ve recommended a variety of things to do, see and eat (for every member of the family). Drive time to the fourth stop is 20 minutes.

Stop 4

The final stop is a scene right out of a fairy tale. We’ve even included a bonus stop to another nearby waterfall.

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Add 2-3 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 2-3 hours for time spent at stops.


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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible

Frequently Asked Questions

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Toronto: 2 hours and 38 minutes / 179 km

• From Oakville/Burlington: 1 hours and 45 minutes / 97 km

• From Guelph: 2 hours and 40 minutes / 153 km

• From Kitchener: 2 hours and 53 minutes / 185 km

• From Niagara: 2 hours and 35 minutes / 175 km

We understand that sometimes things need to be planned out a bit more when you’re bringing the kids along. After purchasing, please request a digital version of the trip, and we can send it along. That way, you can keep the envelopes unopened for the kids.

This itinerary can be used any day of the year. Due to COVID, opening hours and dates may change at any time.

We recommend leaving anytime between 9 am-10 am.

You can bring your pup on The Fairy Tale Trail!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area.

Two stops require paid parking so bring your change! The majority of stops are free parking and there are no admission fees. These fees are not included in the price of this itinerary.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.