London, Ontario, is found in the southwestern side of the province of Ontario in Canada
. Found several hours' driving distance from the major cities of Toronto and Ottawa, London is a popular destination for Canadians in the region who want a vacation that's close to home but far from ordinary. London is also popular among families because of the many child-friendly activities in the area.
Play all day at the Western Fair Entertainment Centre
Even when a traveling circus or fair isn't passing through, the Western Fair Entertainment Centre offers loads of entertainment and activities for children and their parents. Taking a spin in the Carousel Room or watching a horse race are just some of the many options available. Live shows and theatrical performances are regularly held, and it is not uncommon to find a fair going on with clowns, rides and cotton candy sure to please kids of all ages.
Western Fair Entertainment Centre
316 Rectory St.
London, Ontario N5Y3V9
Explore the Museum London
The Museum London will enthrall your children. The museum holds regular kids' art workshops to help children explore their own artistic creativity through various hands-on activities. Each art workshop at the museum is designed for specific age groups to ensure no child is left out. Afterward, take the family for a stroll through the museum to review its permanent and temporary exhibits highlighting some of the best of Canadian and international art.
421 Ridout Street North
London, ON N6A5H4
Dance at the Home County Folk Festival
Listen to some of the best musical talent in London, Canada and North America at London's largest permanent music and arts festival. Admission is free. Older children and adults will enjoy the vibrant collection of dancers, artists and musicians performing on six stages throughout the festival. Younger children will have fun in the Small Folk Fun Area in which child-focused performances are held. Besides listening to upbeat music, kids can have their face painted and get pictures taken with a clown, along with crafts and other child-friendly activities.
Home County Folk Festival
115-652 Elizabeth St.
London, ON, N5Y6L3
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