Fun Activities in Burlington
Are you looking for something fun to do? We scouted out some great locations that are sure to entertain both young and old(er). So here’s the rundown on the fun activities in Burlington:
Best for: Groups, young adults and up, team building
Bad Axe Throwing is billed as an urban axe throwing club and I have to say we were super excited to give it a try. On this particular day, we headed out with our co-worker and brought her mom along who is a very spry senior in her 80’s. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and to be honest; I thought after a couple of throws we might be bored. I couldn’t have been more wrong! When we arrived Nino (our coach) went through the required waivers and safety information and then gave us a quick throwing lesson before encouraging us to give it a go.
The throwing itself is pretty easy and we all managed to get our axes to the wood, the challenge is to aim and hit the target. Nino explained that as people get more comfortable throwing and better at hitting the target they can take it up a notch with games, challenges, two axes and more! I had my eye on the blue dot and after several attempts had managed to get close but not hit it. We all agreed that axe throwing is addictive, which is probably why they have an axe throwing league. Also cool to note is that this business started in Burlington and now has locations across Canada and the U.S.
As this activity is geared toward groups, you will need to check the walk in schedule if you just want to drop in and give it a try.
Axe throwing is perfect for groups to celebrate a special occasion in a unique fashion. If you are planning a corporate event, birthday party, special occasion or just looking for a great way to spend some time with friends or family then Bad Axe Throwing is for you. Note: they also allow you to bring your own food & drink which is great for those trying to manage event costs. Visit their website to book your event or contact them for more information.
Best for: Individuals or groups
Far Away Greens is an indoor golf facility that caters to everyone from first time to avid golfers. I come from a family of golfers, but somehow the skill and finese of golfing skipped me so I wasn’t sure how I’d fare at this particular outing. Owners Jasmina and Gil are very welcoming, made us feel comfortable and gave us some suggestions on what club to use while giving the driving range a try. I led with a driver and was able to hit one ball over 140 yards, some of my less than stellar 8 and 20 yard shots were also documented. The cool thing is that the computer that tracks all the stats on each shot can assist you in improving your game. For a legit golfer, it can give you a sense of how you hit with each club and what to do to improve your game so when you get on the greens you are using your best form.
There are 28 unique world renowned courses to choose from and they also have mixed courses with holes from different locations making up the full course. If you are looking to improve your game they can connect you with lessons from a pro including Fareen Samji, 5 time Canadian ILDC Women’s Long Drive Champion (and famous Burlingtonian) and Jeff Howe. No clubs? No problem, if you are traveling or just starting out and don’t have your own clubs don’t worry they have right and left handed clubs available for rent.
For groups, parties and special events there are six simulator bays so you can have a group playing together just like you would on an outdoor course. The optimum group size is 24 but they can make arrangements for larger groups if required.
Far Away Greens is a licensed facility and has a small bar area with a food menu. They also have a putting green in addition to the SIMs.
This is a great activity for kids (if they can swing a golf club safely) and adults. Check their website for available drop in times or book a tee time in advance to avoid disappointment.
Best for: Kids, families and groups
Rockin’ Jump Burlington is a franchise trampoline park but the first thing you will notice when you enter is the cleanliness. As a mom, I always have to try to turn a blind eye to the potential for dirt when going to these types of attractions. When we met with the owner, Marish he was very proud of the strides they make to keep a clean and sanitary facility. Unlike other jump parks that have foam pits, Rockin’ Jump uses air filled bags that are deflated and cleaned daily. One other great feature is that your admission price includes everything except socks and food & beverage. That means no scrambling for loonies to keep your stuff in a locker, it’s ready for you to use. Speaking of food & beverage, this is another area that is unique. All the food is cooked to order so no heat lamp pizza here. They have special “ovens” which means that all the food including fries are baked making them a pretty healthy fast food choice.
So now on to the fun stuff! I have to admit that I’m a bit of a kid at heart so when Sally and I had the chance to bounce and jump in the open jump area with nary a person in sight I was pretty excited. The trampolines they have are awesome and super springy (if that’s the correct term?).
I managed to get some serious air and I can only imagine what kids can do on these things. We didn’t try the dodge ball courts which is probably wise because I found out my co-worker is seriously competitive when she tried to oust me off the x-beam. They also have a vertical wall for indoor climbing and a stunt bag for showing off your tricks and skills.
As a short kid and official bench warmer on my high school basketball team, I was especially eager to try the slam dunk zone. I may not be the next LeBron James but at least I touched the rim and got a basket.
Rockin’ Jump can host children’s parties, groups, corporate events and have really large and open private rooms for use during your event. Also, they are running summer camps, a great way to keep kids active and entertained.
Of course there are just some of the fun activities you can try here in Burlington. Here are some other ideas for a rainy day, group outing or corporate event.
Head out to one of the many escape rooms located in Burlington for some teamwork and fun! Check out Confundrum Escape Rooms (2pm-9pm), Exit Strategy, or Mission Possible – reservations are recommended
Scale to new heights with indoor rock climbing at Climbers Rock