One of our favourite family destinations is Santa's Village which is a Christmas themed park located in Bracebridge, ON Canada. We are lucky to live about 45 minutes from it. The park is suited for younger children between the ages of birth to 10 years old. You can visit Santa's workshop and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. There are always lots of elves running around the park and they give out elf hats when you first enter the park. The park is not too big so you can visit all of the attractions in one day. The popular attractions are the Rudolph roller coaster, batting cages, arcade, Christmas ball ferris wheel, a train that runs through the park, Santa's summer sleigh jetboat cruise, bouncy tent, and paddleboats. Christmas songs play through the whole park all day, so by the end of the day you will probably have your fill of Christmas carols to last until December. The park is located on the beautiful Muskoka River and there is a campground and beach if you wish to stay overnight. If it is a hot day, you can cool off in the splash park. The park has lots of huge trees so there is always a shady spot to rest. The park has real reindeer and other animals such as goats, sheep, and ponies.
There are also lots of goodies to eat. There is a snackbar which serves hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and pizza. There is also a fudge shop, candy store, and souvenir shop. The food is on the pricey side, so it is advisable that you bring your own water, snacks, and lunch.
There are also live entertainment shows for the kids throughout the day which give the kids a break from walking. The shows are always interactive and the kids have a lot of fun singing and dancing.
I really like Santa's Village because you do not have to wait in line very long and the scenery is beautiful. You pay one fee when you arrive which is $27 per adult, 2 to 4 years is $22, 5 and older is $27, and kids under 2 is free. There are also group rates available. My son is lucky enough to be going to Santa's Village for his class trip so we will be getting a reduced rate through his school. Hopefully the weather will be nice.