There are plenty of farms around the GTA to keep you and your family busy this summer. The best part? Visiting a nearby farm is an educational opportunity for the entire family – not just the kids!

Below are four farms in and around the GTA that shouldn’t be missed this summer!

Chudleigh’s Farm

Since 1967, Chudleigh’s Farm has been providing an enjoyable country escape for families, especially during apple harvest time!

Based in Milton, the farm provides an educational opportunity to learn about how food is grown. Get immersed in nature while exploring all the farm has to offer including giant slides, horse-tire swings, a sand pit and a nature trail. Enjoy visits with the farm’s friendly animals, watch the kids love a pony ride and explore plenty of photo opportunities.

Filling up a whole day with memories is easy when you spend the day at Chudleigh’s Farm!

Forsythe Family Farms

Forsythe Family Farms in Uxbridge is worth the one hour drive from Toronto! The farm offers an opportunity to escape from technology while visiting farm animals, picking your own fruits and vegetables and enjoying fun activities.

Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and greenery, the farm features plenty of farm animals who love new visitors (and the treats that they bring)! The educational fact boards located around the farm provide opportunities to learn about country living.

Fun for all ages can be found at Forsythe Family Farms! From tricycle kart tracks to mazes and scavenger hunts, there’s plenty to keep the whole family busy.

Springridge Farm

Located in Milton is Springridge Farm, a safe, fun and educational outing for the whole family.

During tractor-drawn wagon rides, enjoy scenic views while learning about the farming life. The farm provides plenty of fun activities including a spiderweb climber, tube slides, weekend pony rides and a giant sandbox. Leave time to enjoy the singing chicken show!

Plan on visiting regularly? Check out the farm’s affordable season’s passes, perfect for frequent visitors!

Downey’s Farm

Located nearby in Caledon is Downey’s Farm, an exciting place to spend time outdoors with family and friends.

The Downey’s Farmyard Play Area features wagon rides, a petting farm, a mini putt course and more. Get competitive at the pedal kart track, tire pyramid and while playing tetherball.

The little ones aren’t left out at Downey’s Farm. Wooden play structures, a giant sandbox and jumping pillows are just a few of the activities that will keep them busy, too. To really tire out the kids, try out the human-sized hamster wheel attraction!

P.S. Parents, check out the farm’s estate winery!

With plenty of summer left, there’s still time to visit one of GTA’s kid-friendly farms, starting with the list above. Why not plan to visit a couple of farms over one weekend, while staying overnight at Platinum Suites’ central location? The large, beautifully furnished apartments in Mississauga have plenty of room for the whole family! Contact us today to pre-book your stay and to learn more about our family-friendly accommodations.

By Sarah McKenzie