From dazzling light displays to mysterious museums and exciting sports excursions, family-friendly adventures await around every corner in Mississauga. Discover 10 of the city’s top attractions your whole family will love, along with some handy tips to help you plan your visit. 

1. Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: Step onto the ferry to Isla Nebular and you’ll be transported to Jurassic World, an incredibly interactive experience where you can explore scientific labs, get up close to velociraptors and even pet a baby dinosaur.

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • There is no time limit, but the experience typically takes 45 minutes to an hour.
  • While the attraction is fully wheelchair accessible, space for strollers is limited in some areas, so smaller strollers or walking are recommended if possible.
  • With your Sauga Savings Pass, you can save 15% on tickets. Children under age three are free.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: With an action-packed play zone, an extended reality holodome, and seasonal outdoor activities including mini golf, go-karts and a labyrinth, there are lots of ways to play for all ages.  

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • When visiting in the winter, be sure to check out what’s open, as the outdoor attractions are weather-dependent.
  • With your Sauga Savings Pass, you can get $3.00 go-kart laps On Tuesdays and Thursdays, or get three free laps with the purchase of five laps on other days.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: More than just an arcade, you can enjoy bowling, axe throwing, pool and simulators alongside a huge variety of video and redemption games.

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • With lots of live entertainment, make sure to check the event listings to see what’s on during your visit.
  • There is no cost to enter, and attractions are purchased game pass credits that never expire so you can use what you need and save the rest for another time.
  • Both on-site dining options, The Shed and Three10, offer eats that kids will enjoy, while Three10 has a full menu of $10 kids options that include unlimited popcorn.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: Kids, teens and adults alike can feel the need for speed as they race fully electric karts on a one-of-a-kind track. With special glo-karting nights and helmet cameras that let you rewatch your race, this is perfect for families looking for a thrilling adventure.

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • All junior racers must be at least 48” tall to race and have slower karts. All teen/adult racers will need to be at least 58” (4’10”) to race the larger, faster go-karts.
  • All karts are single-seaters so kids can’t ride with adults, but everyone is briefed before the race and no driver’s licence is required. Kids and adults race at separate times for safety.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: New and experienced climbers can reach new heights at this exciting challenge course. Here, you can scale skyscrapers, spinning gears, dinosaurs and beanstalks before trying a VR battle on the augmented reality wall. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the many unique challenges throughout the arena.

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • No prior climbing experience is necessary – all visitors will receive an orientation.
  • The arena is designed for guests ages four and up and reservations must be made in advance.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: The whole family can get active together at this expansive trampoline park that takes jumping to another level. The littlest jumpers will enjoy the dedicated Toddler Zone, while bigger kids can traverse a ninja warrior course, play ultimate dodgeball, shoot hoops or jump into foam pits.

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • Special SkySocks are required for all jumpers, available to purchase with your ticket.
  • All ages are welcome, and you can keep the fun going by fuelling up with the snacks available to purchase on-site.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: An extension of the Toronto Raptors organization, the Raptors 905 D-League team is full of future superstars, so basketball fans can experience all the excitement of an NBA game at low prices. 

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • Home games take place at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Stay tuned to the schedule to see who they’re playing.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: At this whimsical museum of magic and illusions, surprises hide around every corner. Hands-on, interactive illusions will bend your reality and challenge your perception. You’ll love taking photos as you defy physics and experience the impossible.   

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • Staff are available throughout the exhibit to help answer any questions if the illusions confound you, so the museum’s mysteries won’t stay hidden for long.
  • Children three and under are free. Family passes for two adults and two children are available at a discounted rate.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: Located in the heart of the city, this aptly named venue is home to the city’s largest outdoor skating rink and hosts hundreds of events all year long. Take advantage of the available skate rentals or bring your own for a free skate before relaxing rinkside on the heated patio and grabbing some delicious food truck eats. Afterward, you can explore unique features including outdoor art sculptures, Mississauga’s Walk of Fame, Legends Row, and the Queen’s Jubilee Garden.

Good to Know Before You Go:

  • The ice rink is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day. Skates, helmets and skating aids are available for rent, while skate sharpening is also available, all for a nominal fee.
  • Check the event listings before your visit to find out what’s on in the Square.
  • Use your Sauga Savings Pass to get discounts and freebies at The Porch food trucks, Dimkins Crepes and Le Chateau Chicken.

Why it’s a Family Fun Fave: Nestled at the heart of the city, this renowned shopping haven boasts a diverse array of stores, making it a go-to destination for thw whole family. . Dive into a shopping spree or simply take a leisurely stroll through the diverse boutiques and flagship stores. Afterward, rejuvenate with delectable cuisine at the food court or upscale eateries.

Good to Know Before You Go: 

  • Operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except Sundays which are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), ensuring ample time for your shopping extravaganza.
  • Services like phone charger rental stations and family amenities are available. 
  • Check their events page for the latest pop-ups or experiences 
  • Use your Sauga Savings Pass to get a $25 gift card when you spend $500 or more, combined, pre tax! 

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