The countdown to summer is officially on! With the school days numbered and the gorgeous weather finally here – we’re all starting to look forward to days off from the regular routine and are ready to soak up some sunshine, rest & relaxation. In order to help you make the most out of your summer, Ashley & Lisa have started a great list of summer fun activities and events in the Brantford area for you to and the family to enjoy.
Sunset Wine & Cheese: Brantford Municipal Airport
Start your Father’s Day weekend off right with a Sunset, Wine (or beer!) and Cheese event at the Brantford Municipal Airport! This family friendly event offers stunning sunsets, local musicians, gourmet charcuterie boards, international beer + red & white wine options & more! Train rides and games are available for the kids while you relax and soak in some spectacular views on a beautiful Friday night. Tickets are $15/each and include all you can eat + a drink ticket. Pack up the family, grab your lawn chairs and head on out to this great local event. Can’t make it this weekend on Friday, June 15, from 7:30pm -10:00pm? Not to worry – you can plan ahead and catch one of the next dates available on either July 20 or August 17. Find out more HERE!
Stargazing Observatory Tour: Long Point Observatory
Plan your getaway from the bright lights in the city and make the short trip to Long Point Observatory for an experience the family won’t soon forget. Long Point Eco Adventures offers a star gazing tour and hands-on experience discovering planets, nebulas, distant galaxies and more. June observatory dates are still available on select days and your reservations can be confirmed through their online booking system HERE. For a unique experience for both the kids and adults – see what other experiences this distinctive location has to offer on the Long Point Eco Adventures website.
Strawberry Sunday Weekend: Brantwood Farms
Who doesn’t love beautiful weather, berry picking and ice cream sundaes? Brantwood Farms – one of our Brantford area staples for local produce and family entertainment has a great weekend event for the whole family on June 30, July 1 & 2. Get in on the fun from 11 AM to 5 PM with free admission, strawberry picking for only $3/L and fresh strawberry sundaes for only $5. Find directions and more on the Brantwood Farms website HERE and make sure you keep an eye out for more great family events at this family-run farm location!
Escape from the Everyday: Escape Rooms in Brantford
Perfect for rainy days and an escape from the ordinary routine for the whole family. Escape Rooms offer a great way for family & friends to collectively work together, problem solve and have a blast while escaping from a series of unique situations. If you haven’t had a chance to try an escape room yet – make a point to knock one off this summer with your team – see if you can figure it out and make your big escape! Learn more about Brantford’s escape room options at Break Out Escapes Inc. or Escape Key.
A Whole New Terrain: Brantford’s Rotary Bike Park
If you’re looking for a great opportunity to let the kids’ burn off some energy and get some exercise – Brantford’s new rotary bike park needs to be on your list of places to check out this summer! Brantford’s newest outdoor attraction offers jump lines for beginners to advanced skill sets and all are welcome. Find this amazing new outdoor option located at 400 Grand River Ave. in Brantford (N3T 5A3) and stay up to date on events and activities by following their Facebook page HERE.
A Taste of Something New: Brantford International Villages Festival
Taking place from July 4 to 7 this year, Brantford’s International Villages Festival is a must on your list of summer fun for the family. Offering a family-centered, multi-cultural festival held at many different locations throughout the city; the Villages provide a great experience for those wishing to enjoy international dishes and cultural experiences from around the world. Children 13 and under (with an adult) receive free admission and take advantage of the FREE shuttle bus available between different locations. Find out more about Brantford’s International Villages Festival here!
Enjoy… And stay tuned for more to come!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of great ideas to help shake up your summer in our fantastic Brantford area! Stay tuned for more exciting updates and other great information about our community shared through our blog and social media. Find us on Facebook and Instagram and don’t forget to reach out to Ashley & Lisa Real Estate for a free home evaluation or any questions you might have. See you next time!