Here we go. Week one of summer vacation has arrived, and as you know, we are working through our Summer To Do List. Should the weather, kids, my sanity and stars align, we’ll be adding a few more timely activities each week. We’re calling it our Weekly Wagon, and it’s filled with more ways to keep us busy and get us exploring.

Follow along here or like Kids in T.O. on Facebook to get our top trip picks, plus a few stuck at home, rainy day and keep mom sane options for the week.

Maybe see you around TOwn?

Up first, week of June 29, 2015…

Trip Picks:

Strawberry Picking – The juicy season has arrived and for us, picking is as much fun as the eating. There are a ton of pick-your-own options in the GTA but we’ve always had luck at Organics Farm.

Happy Birthday Canada – Go big or go small? The Canada Day Ribfest Food and Music Festival in Etobicoke has three stages, a massive Midway, and of course tons of food options. On the east side, Fairmount Farmers’ Market is a cozier option with fresh local food, live music, and this week a Pop-Up Adventure Playground. (Plus you’ll be in close proximity to Ashbridges Bay, one of the city’s top spots to watch the fireworks.)

Stuck at Home: Make ice cream. I may actually attempt this.

Rainy Day: Movie date. The newest family flick is Pixar’s Inside Out. Here is an interesting take on the plot from the New York Times: ‘Inside Out:’ Pixar’s Convincing Argument Against Childhood Happiness. Here’s where you can watch it in T.O.

Keep Mom Sane: Drinks at Eco-Art-Fest. This is the second year of the summer-long outdoor art festival at Todmorden Mills. There is public art and an Eco-Garden serving beer and organic food. It’s a beautiful spot. And if you do happen to bring the kids, there is lots to do. (Here is what happened at last year’s edition.)