Showing posts with label attraction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label attraction. Show all posts

June 7, 2013

Exploring the Harbourfront on the Mariposa Cruise

Mariposa Cruises gives us a wonderful opportunity to explore the Toronto Harbourfront. People of all ages will enjoy sightseeing, while cruising on the calm waters of Toronto's inner harbour. Mariposa Cruises is a wonderful way to relax, enjoy the cool breeze, and see the famous Toronto skyline.

March 5, 2013

Sky Zone is now in #Toronto

Sky Zone is now in Toronto!  This is awesome for us because it is closer to home :)  My children were very excited about checking out the new location in Toronto because they love jumping on trampolines especially at Sky Zone.
I like the inviting and spacious feel of this location.  I also like the hassle-free ease of signing the waiver forms on the computer when we are at the location instead of filling in the paper copies.  This environmentally friendly method is convenient, saves time and paper.  They have coin lockers for us to keep our belongings and coats.  There is also a snack area to get some treats and fruits; they will be having smoothies soon.  The entrance also has a sink to wash our hands, way better than having hand sanitizers; I like that Sky Zone is thinking of the environment and the customers.
There are lots of fun things to do at Sky Zone on top of jumping to our heart's content such as
  • The newest trampoline Sky Slam Court will make our dreams of dunking like the pros come true.
  • SkyRobics classes for people at any level of physical fitness to have an effective and intense workout.   
  • Toddler Time is for any little one that has started to walk.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 in the morning and 1 to 2:30 in the afternoon Sky Zone has a safe zone of Toddlers to jump for a fee or $8 per toddler and $5 per sibling.  Adults are allowed to supervise at this time for free but not jump because of safety.
  • I like the spacious area that allows us to stand and supervise our children when we aren't playing.
  • My children enjoyed the foam jumping area and the basketball nets the most and they didn't want to leave.  
  • SkyJam Saturday Nights from 10pm to 12am are for everyone over the age of 16 years.  For $20 per person they can jump freestyle, test their competitive skills, play 3D Dodgeball and have lots of fun for 1 1/2 hours and get free pizza and drink.
It is wonderful place to throw a party. The friendly staff at Sky Zone will take care of everything from invitation to the food. All we need is the cake and candles. If you are planning to have a fun party any time this year then book your party before March 17th to take advantage of this promotion.   
Check out their regular hours and prices in their site.  Here is the special March Break extended hours.  Follow the latest promotion about Sky Zone Toronto on their Facebook and twitter.
Sky Zone Toronto
45 Esander Dr
Toronto, Ontario
M4G 4C5
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July 17, 2012

Safari Niagara

Safari Niagara is a fun attraction in Stevensville, Ontario close to Niagara falls. In my opinion this park will be visited even without the animals because of its fun components such as the splash pad, lovely big children's play area, paddle boats and the barnyard to name a few. The domestic animals such as cows and goats in the barnyard were fun for children to watch.
We liked the big splash pad and had lots of fun at the park and the sand area. My Children liked the little features such as the hidden huge egg that is under the bushes by the entrance, which was a nice surprise for children. They also spotted a rabbit/hare that was hiding there.
We enjoyed paddling the boats, which was a good workout for the legs :) This relaxing fun paddling allows only two people per boat. It would be nice if the staff is more welcoming and friendly, only the person who was driving the tram was friendly. There amphitheater in the safari has live concerts.  There was an area for fishing which we saw, but couldn't find a way to get there so we passed it.
We took the tram, which costs an extra $3 per person over the age of 3 years. This was fun for my children and us as we got on and off in the six stops throughout the park. We enjoyed the scenic ride and spotted a variety of sculpture art in the park.
All thrill seekers will enjoy the SkyQuest challenge.  It is 30 Feet high with beams and ropes. People over 48" can enjoy this obstacle course for a price of $10 at their own pace. The SkyTykes for children can be enjoyed for $5. It has balance beams, ropes and bridges similar to the large one. Everyone is harnessed so people can maneuver themselves along the track safely without rushing. This is open everyday from 11 to 4 pm.
The park has lots of family picnic areas for our enjoyment. They also allow group functions where people can barbecue. I didn't like that it was in a close proximity to where the animals were, it is as if we are teasing the senses of these animals i.e. lion, Bengal tiger etc.  
Safari Niagara is a nice scenic place to visit so I don't think they is any need to have these wild animals caged to encourage visitors.  Although I visit zoos I am negative and skeptical about it, I often feel that the animals are in a "jail" and feel sad about this.  I felt sad to see the caged animals that were mostly on their own without a partner. The cages and gates with electric fencing were put for our safety is not the same in an animal's perspective. I felt a sense of sadness in the areas where I saw the animals. 
There wasn't much greenery inside the cage or food, which is visible to us except for water; although I am sure the animals are fed. The safari is involved in an animal exchange program so the animals get moved around. We didn't bother with the live animal shows as it looked like it was going to be the same as the ones at Marineland and African lion safari.
I really believe there isn't any need to prison animals large or small or birds for our enjoyment in any of the zoos.
The fresh air and greenery at Safari Niagara connects us with nature and is worth visiting. We took advantage of the groupon tickets online to visit the attraction. The parking at the park was free. Safari Niagara is trying to improve as they give an anonymous survey at the ticket booth, so I hope they will consider my opinion.
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