Now that I’m on maternity leave, I am always looking for something to do during the day. Baby and I used to love going on walks but now that the weather is getting colder, going on 2 hour walks are not always feasible anymore.
Today I want to share with you my favourite places to go with my baby during colder weather. Most of these spots have admission fees however, annual memberships are a pretty good value if you plan to spend a lot of time indoors during the winter!
Hope you enjoy my recommendations!
The Royal Ontario Museum | www.rom.on.ca
Price: $23 One-time Adult Admission; $195 annual family membership (for 2 adults & 4 children)
Hours: 10AM – 5:30PM weekdays
The ROM is my #1 favourite spot to visit with baby. Though one-time admission is on the expensive side, they do have a free indigenous exhibit in the west wing. Annual family memberships are also a great deal for families with multiple children because you’ll have access to member-only events and special museum hours. The ROM is not only stroller-friendly but there are also comfortable washrooms and nursing areas.
Toronto Botanical Gardens | https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/
Price: Free admission
Open from dusk to dawn, the Toronto Botanical Gardens, is a greenhouse located in Allen Gardens right next to Ryerson University. It is free year-round and host a variety of educational and fun events.
Ripley’s Aquarium | https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/
Price: $33 one-time Adult Admission; $80 annual Adult membership (one adult)
Ripley’s has one of the more pricey admission fees at $33. This fee is for the Timed Tickets which also means you need to reserve your ticket and time slot ahead of time. If you want to arrive and enter, the fee is actually $39 which is why an annual membership is a much better value if you are a local (and plan to go more than twice per year). There is a designated kids area for children and for babies in strollers, there are also many things to see.
Price: Free under 25; $35 annual membership or $25 one-time admission
Not only is the AGO free from under 25 patrons but they are also free on Wednesday evenings making going to the AGO very accessible to the public. Similar to the ROM, it is very stroller-friendly with lots to see.
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