Aurora may be a peaceful town in the Greater Toronto Area, but its favor among families doesn’t mean it’s boring. 2016 is a fantastic year to set out in adventure without having to travel for miles or spend thousands in vacation fees. Here are 10 fun activities you and your loved ones can enjoy as the year unfolds in Aurora.
Hit the Slopes with a Tobogganing
Aurora’s undulated map and cold winter climate give it the perfect terrain for some winter sport action. You can toboggan with the kids at one of the many parks throughout the town, such as Fleury Park just south of Aurora Heights Drive and the Aurora Community Centre Parking Lot or in the designated area along the north side of Copeland Park.
Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning
Donate Gently Used Clothing and Toys to Local Churches and the Good Will.
Enroll the Kids in a New Extracurricular
Aurora has an active youth program for children of all ages.
See a Broadway Production
The hit musical “Mamma Mia!” will be live in March 30, 2016, and registration for the senior citizen trip that includes dinner and seats at the orchestra began on January 4, 2016.
Burn calories and Meet Your Neighbors
Go to the Club Aurora Fitness Centre located at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex, the club has plenty of cardiovascular and weight training options, as well as plenty of fun and energizing fitness programs for participants 12 and up.
Take a Day Trip to the Aurora Cultural Centre
The 22 Church Street building was constructed in 1886 and was originally the Aurora Public School. It’s a 2008 winner of the Prince of Wales Prize for its ongoing commitment toward heritage preservation.
Stock Up at the Aurora Farmer’s Market
Plenty of locally grown produce can be purchased at the Farmer’s Market to help you prepare your meals with fresh and tasty ingredients.
Take a Dip at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex and at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. Swims are $3.25 each and a pack of 10 swimming excursions can be purchased for $24.50 for 10 visits. There are also registered courses in leadership, aquatic fitness and more, in addition to being a great spot for children’s birthday parties.
Go Skating at Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
A new incentive allows a family of two adults and two children max to enjoy unlimited use of the public skating in Aurora.
Take in One of Aurora’s Many Special Organized Events
The Aurora Borealis, Movies in the Park series, and an Easter egg hunt are just a few of the many offered events throughout the year.