A Fun Filled Day at @Centreville4Fun with the Family #centreville4fun

I have a few memories from when I was a child in grade two and my field trip to Centre Island in Toronto. In my opinion, every child who lives in the GTA should have the opportunity to visit the Island! It’s almost like a right of passage. The excitement of taking a Ferry across to the island to the beach, the splash pad, the fun paths and even Franklin’s Children’s Garden to the highlight of Centreville!

My family and I just got back from a “staycation” in Toronto.

The highlight of our trip was definitely our visit to
Centreville Amusement Park!

Taking the Ferry across the lake to get to Centre Island was definitely a fun experience for my kids. Both of my kids LOVE boats and I just LOVE the excitement upon the Ferry from all of the children as they ride and anticipate their arrival on the island.

Centreville Ferry

We left our hotel at 9:30 and arrived back by 1:30 because of the extreme heat, but if the weather had been slightly more cooperative, I could definitely see us spending the entire day on the island!

Four AMAZING Things About Centreville

The short or non-existent line ups!
It is a magical place for kids!
It is affordable!

I have never experienced such friendly staff at any amusement park I have been to. Both my husband and I remarked numerous times how caring, attentive and friendly the staff were. It really added to our positive experience!

I am not one for line ups! I don’t have the patience for them. The only wait time we had for ANY of the rides was when we arrived and the ride was in full motion and we had to wait for it to stop. I was VERY impressed and happy as my children don’t have that much patience either.


I even got the nerve to go on the log ride, which as crazy as it may sound, took a lot of guts on my part! I loved it so much (as did my daughter) that we went on it 4 times!


The beautiful trees, flowers and paths really added to our overall experience on the island! It is so gorgeous everywhere you look.


While Centreville really isn’t that large in size, that is part of what made it a perfect visit for us! We were able to navigate through the entire park which allowed the kids to feel they had experienced it all.

The only part we missed was the Farm and that was a choice I made because of the extreme heat on the day that we visited.

Centreville Farm

Planning Your Trip to Centreville

  • Bring hats, sunscreen, bathing suits and towels
  • Bring lots to drink and some snacks! (they do have concession stands and pop machines too!)
  • Bring comfortable shoes.

We also made a VERY short stop at Franklin’s Children’s Garden, which we will definitely re-visit next time we go. It was a haven for children with all of the paths, play structures and statues. This was our last stop and I had to cut it short because I felt like I was going to pass out, I was so hot! I felt terrible because both of my kids were having such a blast running through the garden on an adventure together. Next time…

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8 Responses to A Fun Filled Day at @Centreville4Fun with the Family #centreville4fun

  1. Annie1 says:

    I’ve never heard of Centreville before! I wish I’d known about it when we drove across the country with our four girls!

    I love that there were no lines!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Looks like a beautiful stop. I didn’t even know that place existed.

  3. Centreville is so much fun! I used to live across the lake from it and would always take visitors over. Would love to take my kids there!

  4. Shari G says:

    We haven’t brought our kids yet, but it is something I totally want to do!

  5. Deanna T. says:

    This looks amazing! You know, for the longest time, I had no clue Centreville even existed. Just discovered it this year when we visited Centre Island for the TBEX party. I want to take my girls, looks like such a perfect place for little ones. What are the entry prices like? Do you pay per ride, or just to get in?

  6. Deanna T. says:

    So entry is free? And you can go check out the farm or the Franklin Garden without paying anything? That is pretty darn awesome. Though I am certain if we went we’d be springing for the all-rides family pass.

    • Yes! Entry is free.
      You have to pay to take the Ferry Across, but you get on the Island for free and Centreville is open to the Island.

      Franklin’s Garden, a park and a splashpad are all free too.

      You just have to pay for each ride you want to go on. The Family Pass really is the best bet!

  7. bobbi says:

    Thanks, I always wanted to know what it was like.

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