Wondering what to do as a family on a rainy day, snow day or during days with extreme heat warning? Within the town of Richmond Hills, there are 20+ indoor family attractions and amusements centres including indoor playgrounds, laser tags, ball grounds, escape rooms and museums for a day of family fun.
Have fun even when the weather is inclement!
1. Museum & Art Galleries
David Dunlap ObservatoryThe Richmond Hill David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) opened in 1935. Since then, the Observatory has been a research centre for the University of Toronto’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and a facility for public education and outreach. So, you can join for march break programs, astronomy nights, PA day camps and more!
Address: 123 Hillsview Dr, Richmond Hill
Boynton House Art Exhibition Space
Boynton House is an art exhibition space in Richmond Hill with four display rooms. These rooms have art hanging systems and track lighting, making them an ideal place to display your work for an art show, host a special occasion or book meetings.
Address: 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Heritage Centre
The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre preserves and celebrates our community heritage. The building is an 1840s Regency style cottage, fully restored to reflect this historical period.
Address: 19 Church Street North, Richmond Hill
Tuesdays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Thursdays, 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mill Pond Gallery
In 1994, The Richmond Hill Group of Artists opened the Mill Pond Gallery, at 314 Mill Street, across from the historic Mill Pond Park. RHGA provides educational opportunities for the members, as well as the community at large. Regular demonstrations, workshops and critiques by visiting artists. Art classes in all media for adults and children are offered year round.
Address: 314 Mill Street, Richmond Hill
Phone: 905 770 7449
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Burr House Artisans: Gallery, Shop and Tea RoomBuilt in the 1820’s, the Burr House is the oldest building still occupying its original site. Guild Hall, built in 1857 by the Evangelical Association of North America, was later moved in 1978 to the Burr House site by the Town of Richmond Hill. Guild Hall houses the Hill Potters’ Guild downstairs and the Burr House Spinners and Weavers (upstairs)
Address: 528 Carrville Road, Richmond Hill
February to April (Sat & Sun)
May to December (Fri to Sun)
Gallery Hours: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Tea Room Hours: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
The art studios in the gallery provide a full schedule of workshops, courses and art event in a wide variety of media.
Address: Unit 2, 95 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Moments Art Gallery
Explore finest artistic art works.
Address: 1-175 West Beaver Creek Rd, Richmond Hill
Hours: Monday – Saturday at 9am to 5pm
II. Indoor Amusement Parks and Entertainment Centres
Laser Quest is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist.
Address: 9625 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
Virtual Reality Places in Richmond Hill
VRulez is a ground breaking Virtual Reality (VR) Arcade. Enjoy unrestrained and a fully immersive VR experience that allows players a wide range of movement without any obstacles. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, a single player or a group of players, there are plenty to do here.
Address: 9737 Yonge street, Unit 102, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 8S7
Virtual StingEnjoy the best virtual reality experience . You can also host birthday parties, team building and corporate events, school field trips, and holiday parties.
Address: 9737 Yonge St #204, Richmond Hill
Freeing Canada Station
Address: 9625 Yonge street, 2F,Richmond Hill
Address: 10520 Yonge St. Unit#12 & 13, Richmond Hill
The Golf Lounge
The perfect place to enjoy golf all year round, offering you an exceptional opportunity that cannot be matched. Home to state-of-the-art simulators, armed with video and weight transfer analysis, providing feedback that will make your practice sessions efficient and your rounds of golf as realistic as possible. With two large private rooms, perfect for large gatherings, ranging from corporate events, to personal gatherings, The Golf Lounge can help make any occasion a smashing success.
Address: 115 York Blvd. Richmond Hill
Bowling Locations in Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Pro Bowl
32 synthetic lanes available consisting of 24 ten pin lanes and 8 five pin lanes. There is also a fully licensed snack bar with a good variety of food and drinks.
Address: 10593 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
Established in 1995, World Bowl Social Club is the perfect intersection of nightlife, bowling and chef driven cuisine. World Bowl Social Club lights up East Beaver Creek with a tantalizing array of premium bowling, mouth-watering cuisine, and hip nightlife appeal. Whether you’re looking to cool down with an ice-cold cocktail from our experienced mixologists, have a bite to eat, or to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues, World Bowl Social Club is the perfect gathering spot.
Address: 9 East Wilmot Street, Richmond Hill
Luv 2 Play
Ontario’s largest playground with over 33,000 square feet of space is not the only factor that differentiates us from the other playgrounds. Latest playing tools and equipment suitable for all ages with five spacious party rooms.
Address: South Hills Shopping Center 9325 Yonge St. Richmond Hill
III. Other Fun Places
Glaze CrazeGlaze Craze is a small independent local and family owned and operated store.
Address: 11005 Yonge Street, Unit D4, Richmond Hill
Phone: 905 770-2529
Lo’s Arts Gallery
Lo’s Arts Gallery is running all year round art classes for students of all levels where they can work in a very pleasant and undisturbed environment under the direction of the very experienced art Instructors.
Address: 9019 Bayview Avenue, Unit 18B, Richmond Hill
Make pottery with your kids here.
Address: 165 East Beaver Creek Rd #35, Richmond Hill
Moj Pottery Studio
Explore pottery making at this studio.
Address: 10178 Yonge St, Richmond Hill
Phone: 905 770-2529