Winter Family Day Adventure in Vaughan | Ontario Culinary
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Winter Family Day Adventure in Vaughan

Vaughan’s Winter Wonderland: Family Edition

Kids feeling cooped up this winter? Break the monotony with this specially-crafted 4-stop itinerary, promising an adventure-filled day for the whole family in Vaughan, Ontario. Get ready to turn a regular day into an extraordinary family experience.


Where: 10449 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON (View Map)

There’s nothing like a sugar high first thing in the morning, so kick off your family adventure with a visit to this chocolate wonderland. Sip, savour, and soak in the aromas of premium European chocolate being crafted into tasty creations.

We recommend indulging in their famous hot chocolate crafted from the finest Belgian chocolate, paired with some of their delectable truffles – we promise they taste even better than they look!

They also offer a wide variety of treats for everyone, including vegan, kosher, dairy-free, and gluten-free options. Taste some in-store and then grab some to go because the quaint charm of Kleinburg Village awaits!


Where: 10365 Islington Ave. Kleinburg, ON, Canada, L0J 1C0 (view map)

After wandering the streets of Kleinburg (think kid-friendly boutiques like SugarPlum and cafés like Cookie Crumble), head to McMichael Art Gallery. If you’re dressed for the weather, consider walking there from Bindertwine Park – click here for a map.

Inside the Gallery, you’ll find CABIN restaurant. This dining gem presents a collection of classic dishes, each a tribute to local ingredients.

Looking for something you know the kiddos will love? Check out the Truffle Grilled Cheese paired with kettle chips – just LOOK at that cheese pull!

We think you’ll also love their Stuffed Chicken Supreme & for the parents, we recommend pairing it with an Ontario craft beverage!

Once the entire family’s got a full belly, it is time to stroll through & explore the gallery’s impressive collection, featuring over 7,000 artworks by iconic figures like Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, alongside pieces by First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and contemporary Canadian artists.

The Gallery offers programming specifically for kids – make sure you check out their Free Family Sundays, happening the third Sunday of every month. From 11 am to 4 pm, the gallery comes alive with art activities, workshops, and live performances. The CABIN restaurant also offers a Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and convenient Grab and Go options.

Pro Tip: Check out Family Sunday African Rhythms on Saturday, February 18, 2024!

3. LegoLand Discovery Centre

Where: 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON L4K 5W4 (View Map

After exploring the vibrant art and culture in the gallery, it’s time to continue our Vaughan adventure with another exciting destination. Up next? LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at Vaughan Mills Mall, where the timeless magic of LEGO bricks brings joy and creativity to life.

Dive into the playful world of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and awaken the inner child in everyone. Marvel at the vast array of LEGO creations and be captivated by the unique 4D cinema experience, complete with life-like rain, wind, and even a sprinkle of snow. This destination is a haven for creativity and fun, inviting families to come together and share in the magic of imagination.

Not to be forgotten of course is the fantastic FOOD COURT at Vaughan Mills – there’s more than enough here to refuel after all that Lego building!

4. Ay Caramba, Eh! (Feast ON®-Certified)

Where: 3540 Rutherford Rd #65, Vaughan ON (View Map)

Wrap up your family adventure in Vaughan with a flavourful escape to Ay Caramba, Eh!, where Mexican cuisine comes to life with a local Ontario twist. Since opening its doors in 2016, this cozy spot has delighted families with its commitment to authentic, locally sourced Mexican dishes.

Gather the family and dive into a fun mix-and-match set of Tacos, perfect for sharing and pleasing every palate!

Complement your meal with a Horchata, a traditional Mexican drink that kids and adults alike will love, made from rice, milk, and a dash of cinnamon, or try Jamaica, a refreshing beverage brewed from hibiscus leaves.

Ay Caramba, Eh! is the perfect place to bond over delicious food and create lasting family memories.

So what are you waiting for?

Vaughan is a treasure trove of family-friendly experiences & culinary adventures. So, gather your loved ones, embrace the winter chill as an excuse to explore, and treat your taste buds to a memorable journey through the delightful, diverse flavours of Vaughan.

Your next family favourite dish awaits!