Free drive-in movies, outdoor fitness, and summer camp in Brampton

Published August 13, 2021 at 3:01 pm

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There’s still about a month left before summer wraps up and school returns in Brampton, which means there’s plenty of leisure time to spend with family and friends – whether you’re getting some exercise, watching a movie or planning activities for the kids.

If you’re looking for some fun summer ideas and things to do in Brampton, look no further: The city has a ton of fun free events and free activities planned for residents to enjoy.

Here are four fun things to do this summer in Brampton:

Hike, bike, golf, splash around and enjoy the sun.

There’s loads to do in the city for residents trying to be active and enjoy the sun, including free outdoor activities. Spend time at one of Brampton’s many beautiful parks such as Chinguacousy Park, and hike or bike on city trails like the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail, which connects with Mississauga and Caledon. If you’re feeling sporty, there’s golfing at Peel Village Golf Course and disc golf every Tuesday and Thursday at White Spruce Park. Click here for all outdoor amenities Brampton is offering this summer.

If you need to beat the summer heat, look no further than the many splash pads and wading pools at Brampton’s parks and community centres. Splash pads are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., weather permitting.

Take an outdoor fitness class.

Want to enjoy some fresh air fitness and get your body moving? The city has reintroduced an extended offering of a summer favourite, Fitness in the Park. Enjoy a variety of activities including Zumba, Run Club, and Mind, Body and Soul. The free outdoor fitness program has been expanded to offer residents more options to engage in safe, open air fitness activities in areas where physical distancing is possible for large groups.

For park locations and to register, click here.

Try virtual summer camp programs, virtual fitness, arts and crafts, and more.

There’s nothing like getting outside and enjoying the sun, but there’s also a ton of fun virtual activities you can do from the comfort of your home. That includes the city’s virtual summer camp programs for kids 4 to 10, virtual fitness workouts, a digital café for seniors, arts and crafts workshops, and a lot more.

Follow @citybrampton on Instagram and tune in for free 15 minute classes every Tuesday at 12 p.m. Classes including bootcamp, meditation, mid-day stretches, and more. Get creative with arts and crafts projects such as leaf art and bracelet DIY crafts, which will be offered every other Tuesday.

Catch a drive-in movie at the park.

Pile into the car and drive over to a Brampton park for a completely free family-friendly movie drive-in! The next movies will be shown on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 14 at Flower City Community Campus: The Croods 2: A New Age
  • Friday, August 20 at Sesquicentennial Park: Captain Marvel

Showtime is at 9 p.m. and registration is required. Registration is available seven days in advance of the movie date.

Enjoy the summer, Brampton! Visit Brampton.ca/recreation for tons of fun summer activities and ideas, and follow the city on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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