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20 Things to do in Oakville

Looking for some adventure in Oakville? Look no further! Our blog is your go-to guide for all the best things to see, do, and experience in this lively city. From hiking trails to trendy restaurants, we’ve got you covered!

#1 Bronte Heritage park

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It’s such a beautiful park with so much to do! You can take a walk along the waterfront and enjoy the stunning views, have a picnic with friends or family, or even go fishing. There are also some great hiking trails that lead to the nearby forested areas, which is perfect for nature lovers. Plus, there are plenty of events and festivals that take place there throughout the year, so there’s always something fun going on. For example the Family Ribfest, which happens annually in July. This event brings together live music, delicious food, and fun activities for everyone!

 

#2 Narrow Escape Entertainment

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It’s basically a real life video game where you and your group are locked in a room and have to escape by solving clues and working together. It’s a perfect way to spend a night out with friends. Plus, it’s a great bonding experience that will have you guys laughing and cheering each other on as you try to escape.

#3 Lion's Valley Park

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You can explore the creek that runs through the park. It’s a great place to explore. You can explore and search for frogs, fish, and other aquatic life. There are all sorts of animals that live in the park, including birds, deer, and foxes. Bring your binoculars and see how many different species you can find.

#4 BATL Axe Throwing

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They’re a really cool company that lets you throw axes at targets – how awesome is that?! You will be greeted by friendly and enthusiastic staff members who’ll teach you how to throw an axe safely and effectively. You’ll get to throw axes at targets and see how good you are! It’s so satisfying when you finally stick that axe right in the bullseye.

#5 Daisy Meadows Equestrian

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This is the perfect place to spend your time if you love horses! They offer riding lessons for all ages and skill levels. Their experienced instructors will teach you the basics of horse care, grooming, and riding. You’ll get to work with the horses, and even take a trail ride – on a horse!!! Speaking of the trail, Daisy Meadows Equestrian has some really beautiful trails to explore on horseback.

#6 Activate

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Looking for a new and exciting way to play arcade-style games? Get ready to enter the game at Activate, the world’s first active gaming facility! You and your group of 3-5 friends can jump, climb, and dodge your way through 11 interactive rooms with games that test your agility, problem-solving skills, and speed. You’ll have a blast diving through laser beams and climbing up glowing walls. Can you conquer them all? Only the best can handle the challenge. Do you have what it takes to come out on top?

#7 Aerosports Trampoline Park

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They have a bunch of trampolines set up for jumping and doing tricks, as well as a foam pit and basketball hoops to dunk on. There’s also a dodgeball court and you can even challenge yourself on the ninja warrior course or test your balance and agility on the slackline. If you’re feeling adventurous that is!

#8 Scooter's Roller Palace

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It’s a roller skating rink that offers an amazing way to spend time. They have a large skating surface, complete with music and disco lights, that will get you moving and grooving. Skating isn’t the only thing you can do at Scooter’s. They also have an arcade with classic games like air hockey, skee-ball, and pinball. You can challenge your friends to a game and see who comes out on top.

#9 IFLY

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iFLY is an indoor skydiving facility that uses a vertical wind tunnel to simulate the experience of freefalling through the air. It’s a fantastic way to experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane. Once you’re ready to fly, you’ll enter the wind tunnel and experience the sensation of flying through the air. You’ll be lifted off the ground and held aloft by a powerful column of air, allowing you to experience the sensation of skydiving without the need for a parachute.

#10 Ultimate Laser Tag

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You’ll be greeted by friendly staff who will give you a brief overview of the game and show you how to use your laser tag gun. Then, you’ll enter the dark and exciting arena, where you’ll be able to navigate through obstacles and work with your team to outscore the other team. Another great thing about Ultimate Laser Tag is that they offer a variety of game modes. You can play classic team deathmatch, capture the flag, or even zombie tag.

#11 Aspire Climbing

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Aspire Climbing is an indoor climbing facility that offers a wide variety of climbing experiences for climbers. You can choose from a variety of climbing walls that offer different challenges and levels of difficulty. There are walls for bouldering, top-rope climbing, and lead climbing, so you can try out different styles of climbing depending on your preferences.

#12 Dave & Buster's

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Dave & Buster’s is an adult arcade and restaurant that offers a wide range of games, food, and drinks. There are also a ton of ticket redemption games, where you can win tickets and exchange them for prizes. You can test your skills at skee-ball, try to hit the jackpot on one of the many coin pusher games. If you’re looking for something a little more intense you can check out some of the virtual reality experiences, where you battle robots or escape a haunted house.

#13 Happy Kingdom Entertainment

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For those who love gaming, Happy Kingdom Entertainment has a wide range of arcade games to choose from. From classic games like Pac-Man and air hockey to more modern games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution, you’ll never run out of options. Happy Kingdom Entertainment also has a 9D VR experience, where you can fly through space and battle zombies.

#14 Balls of Fun

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It’s an indoor area that’s filled with tons of activities such as trampolines, giant slides, obstacle courses, and ball pits. You can start by letting your kids loose to explore the different play areas. They can jump on the trampolines, slide down the giant slides, crawl through tunnels, and dive into the ball pits.

#15 Escape From The 6

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At Escape From The 6, you can choose from a variety of different themed rooms, each with their own unique puzzles and challenges. For example, you can try to solve a murder mystery in “The Hotel Room,” or navigate a maze of mirrors in “The Funhouse.” It’s a profound way to test your problem-solving and teamwork skills.

#16 Planet Laser

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Have you heard of Planet Laser? It’s this awesome laser tag arena that’s perfect for a fun-filled day with friends and family! With multiple levels and a futuristic space-themed layout, you’ll feel like you’re in an actual battle zone. Once you gear up with a vest and laser gun, it’s time to enter the arena and start tagging your opponents. You can team up with your friends and strategize your moves to become the champions of the game. It’s a great way to let loose and enjoy some friendly competition. Plus, they have other fun activities like arcade games, mini-golf, and even virtual reality experiences. It’s a perfect spot for a birthday party or a weekend outing.

#17 THE RANCH

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They offer a range of activities that you can enjoy with horses such as horseback riding lessons, guided trail rides, and pony rides for the little ones. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, you can try their equine-assisted therapy sessions. These sessions allow you to interact with the horses in a therapeutic way, which can be both calming and empowering.

#18 Hopedale Bowling Lanes

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Have you heard of Hopedale Bowling Lanes?! It’s a great place to hang out and have some fun, especially on those days when you’re looking for something to do indoors. They have a bunch of lanes, so there’s always plenty of room to play. Plus, they’ve got all the equipment you need, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own gear. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening, and we highly recommend checking it out!

#19 Oakville Indoor Golf Centre

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You can choose to play a round of golf on one of the simulators, work on your swing with the practice range, or take lessons from one of their experienced instructors. And don’t worry if you don’t have your own clubs, they provide everything you need for a great golfing experience.

#20 Rainbow Studio Gallery

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You can browse through the gallery section to see some beautiful artwork, or even take part in one of their art workshops to create your own masterpiece. And after all that creativity, you can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or a tasty treat at their cafe. It’s a great place to unwind and get inspired at the same time!