You will find no shortage of outdoor activities, attractions and events to explore while in Barrie & Area. Try all of these great family activities and experience the city without breaking your vacation budget. 

Indoor Adventures
Base Borden Military Museum
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Base Borden Military Museum
Cost:
 Free
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 3pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm - 4pm
Location: 27 Ram Street, Borden
Description: War buff? Base Borden is one of Canada's largest Military Museums which holds a
significant collection of WWI, WWII and post war armoured vehicles, trucks and aircraft.

Barrie Public Library
Cost: 
Free
Hours: See website
Location: Downtown Branch - 60 Worsley Street, Barrie; Panswick Branch - 48 Dean Ave. Barrie
Description: Various activities each month including Family Storytime, Teens After School, Cookie Swaps, Holiday Crafts and more.

City of Barrie Recreation Centres - Pools
Cost: 
Child: $4; Youth: $4.50; Adult: $5.50; Seniors: $4.70: Special Needs: $4.70
Hours: Click here for Swimming Drop-In Schedule 
Locations: See website
Description: Enjoy open swim with the family or get fit during lane swim.

 
Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery Tours
Cost:
 Free
Hours: Mon - Fri: 2pm, Sat: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm, Sun: 2pm
Location: 107 Dunlop Street East, Barrie
Description: Learn about craft brewing while enjoying some free samples.


Last Level Arcade Lounge
Cost: $5.00 admission, Children 12 and under: $3.00
Hours: Mon: Closed, Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 12am, Fri: 5pm - 2am, Sat: 2pm - 2am, Sun: 2pm - 8pm
Location: 72 Dunlop Street East
Description: Barrie's First Retro Arcade Bar. Unlimited Plays for $5. Get all your friends together to eat and play your favourite 80’s arcade or pinball game in Downtown Barrie! 

MacLaren Art Centre
Cost:
 Suggested admission - $5.00
Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 5pm; Wed: 10am to 7pm; Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
Location: 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie
Description: Take in a little art while in Barrie. The MacLaren Art Centre has a permanent collection of works by contemporary Canadian artists and offers world class exhibitions year-round. Enjoy lunch on the garden patio!


Outdoor Adventures
Sunnidale park
Barrie Hill Farms
Barrie Farmers Market
Cost:
 
Free
Hours: 
Saturdays 8am - Noon
Location: 
City Hall, 70 Collier Street
Description: 
Visit the Barrie's Farmers Market in front of City Hall from May to November. Find unique arts and crafts, delicious seasonal offerings from the garden and the over, as well as a variety of meats and fresh fish.

Lampman Lane Splash Pad
Cost: Free
Hours: 9am - 8pm
Location: 59 Lampman Lane, Barrie
Description: The best place to be on hot summer days is Lampman Lane Splash Pad. Your kids will love to cool off in the streams of water!

Heritage Walking Tour - Self Guided
Cost:
 Free
Hours: n/a
Location: Various locations through Barrie
Description: Step back in time and learn about Barrie's past and how it became the flourishing city it is today on a self guided historic walking tour. Click here to download all six walking tour or pick up your guides at Tourism Barrie, 205 Lakeshore Drive.


Sunnidale Park Arboretum
Cost:
Free
Hours: n/a
Location: Sunnidale Road, Barrie
Description: Take a stroll through Barrie's Arboretum in Sunnidale Park and view a wide variety of trees, plants and shrubs all labeled for your interest. Sunnidale Park offers 70 acres of outdoor fun including a playground, numerous trail and an off-leash dog park.

Disc Golf
Cost: Free
Hours: Summer season
Location: 434 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie
Description: Barrie's first disc golf course offer great fun for the whole family. the course features a parking area, designated fairways and signage. the fairways are located on a combination of meadow tableland and hilly forest. Please be sure to bring your own discs! Frisbees are a great substitute! Use at your own risk: this site is not considered accessible and is considered a natural hazard area.

Barrie Picking at Barrie Hill Farms
Cost: $5 per person
Hours: Mon to Fri: 8am - 8pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 5pm
Location: Barrie Hill Farms, 2935 Barrie Hill Road, Springwater
Description: Take a wagon ride out to the fields and pick your own strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Click here to see what's available for picking.


Events
Fishing on Kempenfelt Bay
Kempenfest
Lawn Chair Luminata
June - August every Wednesday 
Cost: Free - Click here for schedule
Location: Downtown Barrie
A free summer series offering a diverse range of entertainment in Downtown Barrie every Wednesday evening, weather permitting. The Barrie Thunder Classics showcase their classic and custom cars and trucks, and the Barrie Film Festivals presents free outdoor screenings on select evenings. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs.

Park Place Summer Movie Nights
July 16, 23 & August 13, 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Park Place Village Courtyard, 100 Mapleview Drive East
Free movies at Park Place for special viewings. It will be a family night filled with fun and free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, the movies start at dusk.

49th Annual Kempenfest
August 2 - 5, 2019
Cost: Free
Location: Along Barrie's Waterfront
A Barrie August long weekend tradition not to be missed. This years Kempenfest features over 350 arts and craft exhibitors, antique dealers, two beer gardens with entertainment day and night, an enhanced Family Centre, food vendors, midway and more.
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