Monday, November 17, 2014


Top Toys this Christmas for Burlington Kids is a list compiling the popular items we’ve seen and are sure your children will love!

Christmas shopping is exciting, we choose toys for our children and imagine the big smiles coming to their faces on Christmas morning. Every year there are new and exciting inventions, and 2014 is no exception! We’ve looked through the toys hitting the top of popular charts and we’ve marked down the ones we think will bring the most fun for kids ages 13-18.

Teens can be tricky to shop for! They lose interest in their old toys and can be easily bored. We’ve made sure to choose items that will capture their interest and keep them busy. View the full list here

If you have toddlers ages 0-4, click here. For children ages 5 – 12, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2015 Family Day Extravaganza

Our friends at Mississauga Kids are excited to host their first ever Mississauga Family Day Event! Join us on February 16th at the Mississauga Convention Centre from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a busy day of family shows and activities.

Family Day Extravaganza You won’t want to miss the main event, President’s Choice SuperDogs! The adorable acrobats will amaze you with their tricks, high-jumping and pole-weaving through obstacles, and playing Frisbee, hockey, and more! The show is guaranteed entertainment for the whole family, giving audiences of all ages a reason to laugh, love and cheer for man’s best friend. Did you know that over 40% of the SuperDogs have been adopted from Shelters or Humane Societies across North America? And when they aren’t performing, they’re personal pets! Lucky pups.
Mississauga Kids is delighted to have Q-Mack as the event host. His high energy performance will captivate kids and parents alike. The show includes dazzling basketball tricks, juggling, magic, balancing acts and features Canadian Beatboxing Champion, J-BOX, the master of 300 sound effects!
Safari Science will also join in with their reptile friends from around the world for 3 interactive family friendly shows. You’ll see and touch snakes, lizards, turtles, tree frogs and more.
Children will have hours of fun in the Kids Zone, complete with bouncy castles, crafts, games, magic, characters, face painting, and more. Each of the vendor tables will have an interactive activity for children to enjoy while parents connect with the local business.
Fair favourites, such as pop corn and cotton candy, will be available for purchase.
Breakfast With Santa FoundationMississauga Kids has partnered with local charitable organization, Breakfast With Santa Foundation and will donate a portion of proceeds to their summer breakfast program. This program feeds hungry children breakfast during the summer months when school is out.
For more event details, click here.

Friday, November 7, 2014


Burlington activities and events come to life this Christmas season to light families up with holiday cheer. As we roll into winter, the children look forward to spending special time with their loved ones during festive events. The holidays bring warm celebrations with Santa, holiday shows, religious services and lots of fun and games! Winter snow invites us to bear the cold and hit the slopes or outdoor rink, make a snow man, and delight in the white fluffy coating that brightens the chilly night.

We look forward to sharing special time with the people dearest to us, bonding over the good cheer. Some of our neighbours may not celebrate Christmas, or any holiday tradition, but it is important to be respectful of everyone’s beliefs and welcome them to share in your cheer. This is also a good time to teach your children about values like compassion, giving and sharing.

As always, we’ve found plenty going on as early as November. Look through family shows, outdoor activities, concerts, parades, and much more.

See our list of events by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Halloween celebrations fill the month of October in Burlington for kids and their families! We have found lots of local themed parties, festivals, games and more to help make this year scary, fun and memorable for all.

Trick or Treating is something that kids wait for all year. Children, teens, and even parents, love getting dressed up and pretending to be be something silly, pretty, or scary! Luckily, this year Halloween falls on a Friday, so there will be lots of parties and children in the streets all night. Then, lots of time to sleep in and digest the candy the next day!

Click here for a full list of local Halloween Events.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Pumpkin Patches and Farm Orchards are abundant in Halton and our surrounding Regions, providing us with lots of family fun and delicious treats!

Autumn brings the beautiful changing of leaves and one of our favourite family adventures; taking the kids to the farm! This brings us together with outdoor activities, animals, apple picking, hay rides, gourmet goodies, outdoor mazes and, of course, visiting the path where we select the perfect pumpkin for Halloween

Soon we will see porches and homes across Burlington decorated for the fall season, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Cornstalks, bales of hay, gourds, pumpkins and mums abound! Don’t miss out on the festivities, click here to find a local Farm.


Pakmen Volleyball’s flagship house league programs are back again this fall! Catering to children of all ages, the club offers various programs for all skill levels. For newcomers, Pakmen Volleyball is proud to offer its Spike’s program for the 9th consecutive year.

Spikes is a program designed to introduce children to the sport of volleyball. Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 13 are invited to take part and learn the basics of the sport. Sessions are held on a weekly basis in this 10-week program. Players will be taught the fundamentals of volleyball including how to bump, volley, spike, and serve.

Click here to read more about the program.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Back to School Registration for after school activities begins early, and we want to make sure you know some of the best options your Burlington Kid has for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. It’s a very exciting time for Kids and their Families, some in new neighbourhoods and some in new schools. Regardless of your situation, Back to School is a time for new beginnings and we’re here to help!

Below are options for academic, creative and athletic programs in Burlington. Creative includes Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts, while Athletics covers all types of sports and physical activities.

Extracurricular classes or activities usually begin in September and end in June, unless they have specified shorter sessions. For more information just click the company’s name and you will be sent to their website. You will find that many locations offer online registration. For some you may have to visit the location to make your payment and fill out registration forms.

Click here for our full list.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Enjoy a local Farmer’s Market with the family from May to November this year ! Vendors at Burlington’s Farmer’s Markets carry a wide variety of locally grown fresh produce, baking, meats, cheese, hand crafted items and more.

Nothing tastes better than produce that’s fresh off the farm! Plus, with every purchase you know you’re supporting local farmers. Food that doesn’t have to travel far also means you’re not using up energy and resources for transportation, and you’re not using up any packaging or preservatives which is great for you and the environment. Sounds like a very Green decision! Plus, proceeds from these markets benefit Lions Club projects, helping those in need around us.

For a list of local markets, click here.


Splash Pads are a great way to escape some of the season’s hottest weather! Burlington Parks across The City offer these refreshing splash pads for families to enjoy on a hot, sunny days.

In Burlington, splash pads are open to all and are free of charge. They operate daily, usually from 9 AM – 9 PM. Most parks being operating in the heat of June and close with things cool off in mid-September.

For a list of all local Splash Pad Parks, click here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Camps in Burlington

Summer Camps give Burlington Kids opportunities to fill each day of their vacation with new and stimulating activities once school ends in June. Luckily there are lots of local opportunities for academic growth, physical activity and creative expression.

Take a look through our list of Burlington Summer Camps and you will be sure to find an activity suitable for your child’s interests!

Click here for details.

About Burlington Kids

Pumpkinseed Media Group is operated under the direction of Melanie Heathers and encompasses the printed guides Mississauga Kids, Oakville Kids, and Burlington Kids. The Mississauga Guides have been published for over 8 years, printing 3 times each year and distributed via Canada Post to over 122,000 homes in Mississauga. In 2013 Oakville Kids Guides joined the Pumpkinseed Media family and in 2014 the Burlington Kids Guides followed. These new editions are delivered to over 51,000 homes in Oakville and over 50,000 homes in Burlington via Canada Post three times per year. Guides are delivered to your mailbox in January, April and August. Copies are also available at Mississauga Libraries and local businesses while the supplies last. 

In the meantime we have several websites to help you find what you need for the kids you love. and feature articles about local activities and businesses, while our calendar is loaded with events  for kids and parents. Pumpkinseed Media Group also owns Your Family Directory - an online directory of products and services for kids and families.

We stay connect on all our Social Media Platforms, updating twitter daily with current events and news, sharing ideas on Facebook and making YouTube videos for Holiday ideas and previews for exhibits and IMAX movies.

Twitter: @MississaugaKids, @Info4theFamily, @Oakville_Kids, @BurlingtonKidz
Facebook Pages: Mississauga Kids, Oakville Kids, Burlington Kids
Youtube: user/MississaugaKids

Please contact with your questions at our office number (905) 582-4054 or e-mail Melanie Heathers at Ask about our advertising opportunities that will get you the exposure you need to help grow your business.