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5 Ways To Stay Cool and Beat The Heat in Barrie This Summer!

Summer is in full swing, and the heat is on! As the temperatures rise, finding ways to stay cool and have fun becomes a top priority. Luckily, Barrie is the perfect destination to beat the heat and create unforgettable summer memories. From beautiful beaches to a thrilling on-water inflatable water park, here are five exciting ways to stay cool and make the most of your summer in Barrie and the region.

Rounds Ranch Water Slide

Seeking thrills and a refreshing escape from the summer heat? Look no further than Rounds Ranch! Feel the rush as you slide down their 500' Slip'n'Slide, sending waves of excitement through your body! Don’t forget to also enjoying their wide range of Ranchland activities including a petting zoo, ziplines, and more.

Rounds Ranch Slip N Slide
Photo Credit: Rounds Ranch

Splash ON!

Splash ON Waterpark on Kempenfelt Bay is definitely a must-try if you’re looking to keep cool while having a ton of fun. The giant 300 person floating playground has climbing walls, monkey bars, swings, slides, trampolines, balance beams and more. It's the perfect place to spend a day with family and friends. To book your spot and for pricing, click here.

Photo Credit: Splash ON Barrie

Have Fun Inside 

There's nothing wrong with taking a break from the scorching heat and staying inside! Sometimes it's easier to get out of the sun altogether, and Barrie’s wide range of indoor activities offers plenty of opportunity to do so. Have a blast at an air-conditioned play center like Kings and Castles, or unleash your artistic spirit with painting and pottery at the Creative Café! Gather your friends and family and head to Bowlerama or test your luck at an escape room

Creative Cafe 
Hit The Beaches 

Nothing says summer like a day at the beach, and Barrie offers several where you can swim to cool off on hot summer days. Whether you're seeking a day of relaxation, family fun, or water sports adventures, Barrie's beaches have something to offer everyone. So if you find yourself needing a refreshing escape, get your swimsuit on and go for a dip in beautiful Lake Simcoe. To learn about, Barrie’s beaches on the shores of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, click here

Photo Credit: Nat Caron Photography

Splash Pad

Families with young children are in for a treat at Barrie's Lampman Lane Park Splash Pad. This colourful and interactive water playground provides a safe and refreshing environment for kids to cool off and have a blast. Parents can relax and watch their little ones play from shaded seating areas nearby, or enjoy a picnic. While there, you can also enjoy the multi-purpose basketball play court, skateboard park, junior and senior playgrounds, climbing rocks and more.


Barrie offers a wide range of activities and attractions to keep you cool and entertained all summer long. So, whether you prefer relaxing at the beach, making a splash at the water park, exploring indoor activities, enjoying a splash pad with your little ones, or all of the above, Barrie and area has something for everyone. Embrace the summer heat and create unforgettable memories in this vibrant city.


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