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Spring has sprung. Have some fun!

In this week's Mom of the House, Brianna Bell lists some of her favourite family-friendly spring hangouts
2018-05-12 Mom of the House BB
Penny and Georgia. Photo provided by Brianna Bell

Now that spring has officially arrived, our family has been enjoying lots of outdoor fun and activities, soaking up the sunshine in beautiful Guelph.

We’ve loved watching as cherry blossoms bud and come alive on our spring walks, we count and name the different flowers we find: crocus, tulip, daffodil, and pink gerbera.

Guelph has many fun spring activities to enjoy, and below I have listed just a few of our favourite local spring spots.

  1. Playing at Exhibition Park: One of our favourite near-daily spots is Exhibition Park, our local park that we enjoy walking many weeknight evenings. There’s lots of shade, perfect for a rest and picnic, and plenty of fun to be had at the natural playground. Location: 70 Division St.
  2. Ice cream at The Boathouse: There’s quite a few spots to enjoy a nice cold ice cream, but our favourite is The Boathouse. We often take our ice cream and walk along the Speed River, enjoying the serene water and tasty treat. Location: 116 Gordon St.
  3. The Donkey Sanctuary: One of Guelph’s hidden gems is The Donkey Sanctuary, a serene farm that is home to 70 donkeys, mules, and hinnies. Spring weather is the perfect time to see lots of donkeys and spend an hour or two enjoying nature. Location: 6881 Concession 4
  4. Picnic at Riverside Park: There is no shortage of things to see at Riverside, from the immaculate floral clock and rock garden, to the wide open spaces for kids to run and play, and the carousel and train are always fun for kids to ride. Location: 709 Woolwich St.
  5. McCrae House: Step back in time and visit the beautifully restored McCrae House, located on one of the most picturesque streets in Guelph. You can pack some snacks and have a picnic in the garden, and once you’re done visiting the house go for a walk down Water Street, or along the river. Location: 108 Water St.

What Guelph places do you love visiting this time of year?