Summer may look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best out of this season and take advantage of some beautiful weather!

Getting out in the sun, seeing your friends and family, having something to look forward to – these are all ways we can benefits our mental health. Even though we have to stay away from our usual summer activities, like concerts and sporting events, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!Below, we have compiled a list of safe operational events and ideas for stay-cations, so get out and have some fun!

Drive-in theatres

Socially distant in nature, drive-in theatres are a fun and nostalgic way to get your popcorn fix! Enjoy watching movies from the comfort of your own vehicle. Bring blankets and snacks and get cozy while you watch new and old releases on the big screen!

LINDSAY DRIVE-IN

Open Friday-Tuesday starting at 7:00 p.m.

General Admission: $15

Kids 3-12: $5

Kids 2 & under: FREE

Washrooms open

Dogs Allowed

Snack bar closed (bring your own snacks!)

Stay at Home Kits & More!

The Township of Brock is giving out FREE activity bags to keep your family entertained on Canada Day!

Friday, June 30th pick up at each arena in Brock Township

Registration is required, limited quantities available – 1 bag per family

 

GOLF

Golf is also an activity that is socially distant in nature. Even if your only exposure to golf was Wii Sports, it’s never too late to hit the driving range and practise your swing!

Deer Run Golf Course Bar & Grill

This is a budget friendly 12-hole golf course, driving range, and patio restaurant in Little Britain.

June Rates:

12 holes walking: $25

12 holes walking 65+: $22

12 holes with power cart: $35

12 holes with power cart 65+: $32

Range balls between $10-$12

INDIAN RIVER DINOSAUR PARK

Check out this larger than life drive-thru experience of animatronic dinosaurs!

Come and visit Canada’s Premier Dinosaur Park and Reptile Sanctuary! Explore the world of Pre-Historic Dinosaurs and Ancient Reptiles! Featuring Boas, Pythons, Rattlesnakes, Vipers, Cobras, Turtles, Tortoises, Lizards, Crocodiles, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, & much more!

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

$20+ tax per car load, free parking available

Tickets must be pre-purchased online

pick your own

Durham Farms including Forsythe Family Farms in Greenbank and Linton’s Farm Market in Raglan offer pick your own strawberries during the summer season- it is not available as of yet but stay tuned for updates!

Prices vary – call to inquire

Forsythe Family Farms

Linton’s Farm Market

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

For this year, we will have to celebrate Canada’s birthday without the fireworks display, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! 

AT HOME

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a BBQ! Check out our BBQ Basics for some yummy burger recipes! Why not turn it into a challenge and see who can make the best burger? Compare recipes with your friends and eat well in the process!

TOWNSHIP OF BROCK

Join us on July 1 as we celebrate Canada Day the Durham Way—an uplifting, virtual celebration of the communities of Durham Region. This first-of-its-kind event will feature an exciting lineup of local performers and family friendly entertainment.

The livestream will also feature shout-outs from local celebrities and representation from each municipality in Durham Region—celebrating the region’s diversity and heritage.

CANADA DAY THE DURHAM WAY

July 1 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Facebook Live and Rogers TV Durham

 

 

BROCK LIBRARIES

Even though Brock Libraries are physically closed, they are providing excellent online programming and contactless pick-ups that are sustaining our inner bookworm!

Online Read, Move and Groove with Silly Milly

Join Silly Milly online for live stories, songs, and rhymes for children of all ages. We will be using Zoom. To join these sessions, please send an email request to melissadavis@brocklibraries.ca

Chair Yoga Online

Join this live online program for adult participants of all ages and abilities

This one-hour class will begin with an opening relaxation exercise followed by a supported chair-based yoga practice

Each class will be centered on a meaningful literary quote and will incorporate ‘theme reflection moments’ throughout the parctice

Time will be allotted at the end of the class for friendly, informal discussion and the opportunity to journal the quote as well as record any thoughts about your connection and experience

This class is being offered on Zoom. To join, please send an email request to melissadavis@brocklibraries.ca

Plant a Seed…Grow a Reader!

Brock Libraries and The Nourish and Develop Foundation have teamed up to bring you a series of themed reading sessions exploring the foods we love!

During storytime, explore our garden and kitchen from the comfort of your own home. Join us Fridays at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom to cultivate friendships, nourish minds, and have lots of fun!

To request a Zoom access invitation, please email info@brocklibraries.ca

For more fun library events, please visit brocklibraries.ca

ONTARIO PARKS

Take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds us! Visit an Ontario Park to discover and connect with the best of Ontario’s natural and cultural history. Go hiking, biking, fishing, camping – the opportunities are endless!

Balsam Lake

Sibbald Point

from home

  • Have a bonfire complete with s’mores!
  • Host a backyard barbeque potluck with your circle of 10
  • Explore your local walking trails
  • DIY summer camp
  • Break out your bicycle/scooter/rollerblades/skateboard and stroll around your street
  • Get creative and make your own popsicles!
  • Make a reading list and try to complete it by the end of the summer
  • Hand write a letter to a friend and mail it to them
  • Tent out in your backyard for a night!
  • Head out to the dollar store to grab some nail polish and face masks, cut up some cucumbers and have your own spa day!
  • Have a family board game night
  • Host a DIY paint night with supplies from the dollar store and choose a painting for guests to replicate
  • Create a dance routine to your favourite song!
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