Monday, November 17, 2014


christmas-boxTop Toys this Christmas for Mississauga Kids is a list compiling the popular items we’ve seen and are sure your children will love!
Christmas shopping is exciting, we choose toys for our children and imagine the big smiles coming to their faces on Christmas morning. Every year there are new and exciting inventions. Sometimes our children know exactly what they want, other times they leave you guessing.
We want to help you find the right gift for your child to enjoy. We’ve looked through the toys hitting the top of popular charts and we’ve marked down the ones we think will bring the most fun for kids ages 1-4. We chose toys to encourage your child’s development and creativity since this is a key stage for development through play. Click here for the full list. 
If you have children ages 5-12, click here. For teens ages 13 – 18, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Family Day Extravaganza Mississauga Kids is excited to host our first ever Mississauga Family Day Event! Join us on February 16th at the Mississauga Convention Centre from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for a busy day of family shows and activities.

You won’t want to miss our main event, President’s Choice SuperDogs! The adorable acrobats will amaze you with their tricks, high-jumping and pole-weaving through obstacles, and playing Frisbee, hockey, and more! The show is guaranteed entertainment for the whole family, giving audiences of all ages a reason to laugh, love and cheer for man’s best friend. Did you know that over 40% of the SuperDogs have been adopted from Shelters or Humane Societies across North America? And when they aren’t performing, they’re personal pets! Lucky pups.

We are delighted to have Q-Mack as the host of our first Family Day Extravaganza. His high energy performance will captivate kids and parents alike. The show includes dazzling basketball tricks, juggling, magic, balancing acts and features Canadian Beatboxing Champion, J-BOX, the master of 300 sound effects!

 Safari Science will also join us with their reptile friends from around the world for 3 interactive family friendly shows. You’ll see and touch snakes, lizards, turtles, tree frogs and more.

 Children will have hours of fun in our Kids Zone, complete with bouncy castles, crafts, games, magic, characters, face painting, and more. Each of our vendor tables will have an interactive activity for children to enjoy while parents connect with the local business.

 Fair favourites, such as pop corn and cotton candy, will be available for purchase. Breakfast With Santa Foundation

Mississauga Kids has partnered with local charitable organization, Breakfast With Santa Foundation and will donate a portion of proceeds to their summer breakfast program. This program feeds hungry children breakfast during the summer months when school is out.

 We can’t wait to spend the day with you. For more event details, click here.

Friday, November 7, 2014


SantaChristmas cheer fills Mississauga every year with fun holiday activities for families. As we roll into winter, the kids look forward to spending time at special events with their loved ones. The holidays bring warm celebrations with Santa, holiday shows, religious services and lots of fun and games! Winter snow invites us to bear the cold and hit the slopes or outdoor rink, make a snow man, and delight in the white fluffy coating that brightens the chilly night. 

We look forward to sharing special time with the people dearest to us, bonding over the good cheer. Some of our neighbours may not celebrate Christmas, or any holiday tradition, but it is important to be respectful of everyone’s beliefs and welcome them to share in your cheer. This is also a good time to teach your children about values like compassion, giving and sharing. As always, we’ve found plenty going on as early as November.

Look through family shows, outdoor activities, concerts, parades, and much more online here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Halloween events entertain Mississauga families all October! All month kids can look forward to fun, yet frightening family events. We have found lots of local Halloween themed parties, festivals, games and more to help make this year scary, fun and memorable for all.

Trick or Treating is something that kids wait for all year. Luckily, this year Halloween falls on a Friday, so there will be lots of parties and children in the streets all night. Then, lots of time to sleep in and digest the candy the next day!

Click here for a full list of Halloween Events.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Pumpkin Patches and Farm Orchards are abundant in the Peel and Halton Regions, providing us with lots of family fun and delicious treats! The fall season brings one of my favourite family adventures of the year; taking the kids to the farm to enjoy outdoor activities, animals, apple picking, hay rides, gourmet goodies, outdoor mazes and, of course, visiting the path where we select the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.

Porches and homes in Mississauga will soon be decorated for fall and Thanksgiving. Cornstalks, bales of hay, gourds, pumpkins and mums abound! Don’t miss out on the festivities, click here to find local Farms.


ENTER NOW! Win a Family Pack of 4 Tickets

See Toopy and Binoo in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre on Sunday, November 9th. There are two showtimes, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Toopy and Binoo is based on the best-selling children’s books by Dominique Jolin, and the TV show is the top-rated program for kids from 2 to 6 years old on Treehouse.

Contest Closes Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


Pakmen Volleyball will be back in full stride this fall with its heralded indoor volleyball programs. The programs give children an opportunity to build a foundation in the sport of volleyball while growing in a team environment. Parents can expect their children to advance their teamwork skills and discipline while staying healthy and fit.

Read full details here

Friday, August 29, 2014


Back to School is always such an exciting time for Mississauga Kids and their families. Some students will return to the same school while other find themselves in a new school or new neighbourhood, making new friends. Regardless of your situation, Back to School is a time for new beginnings.
That’s why we’re here to help! Let us help you find what you need for the kids that you love! Whether it’s new academic, artistic or athletic pursuits, we’ve already got the details for you. Below, you’ll find music lessons, dance studios, tutors, gyms, clubs and more! There is something for every age.

Click here for our full list.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Teens of today are very bright, intelligent & smart. So what is your plan for your teens to help them move into their future successfully?

Have you heard teenagers of today present many challenges within their families & school settings? All parents desire their children to grow into productive & responsible young adults, however the teen’s rapidly growing & changing brain often presents challenges, which are to be welcomed.

Be assured that those who have experienced love, mentoring, coaching & given opportunities to grow into healthy young adults, do not present negative challenges in their world.

Click here for our 10 tips to keep your teen on track!


The Toronto Blue Jays are offering a peanut/nut-reduced seating area at certain games for their 2014 season, as allergies are becoming increasingly prevalent. There is no cure, so avoidance of the allergenic food is the only way to steer clear of an allergic reaction. Taking your children out to a crowded public space can be frightening and dangerous for those who risk severe reactions. Fortunately, the Toronto Blue Jays want to give all families the opportunity to visit a Jays Game and stay safe this summer.

On six different game dates a limited number of seats are available in this designated area at the Rogers Centre, located in Section 204 of the 200 Level Outfield seating area. This area is signed off as the “Peanut/Nut-Reduced Zone”.

Peanuts and nuts will not be allowed in this reserved section for the following game dates:

  • Sunday, April 27, 2014 vs. Boston 
  • Sunday, May 25, 2014 vs. Oakland 
  • Sunday, June 29, 2014 vs. Chicago White Sox
  •  Sunday, July 20, 2014 vs. Texas 
  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay 
  • Sunday, September 14, 2014 vs. Tampa Bay 
Read more about the Blue Jays Penut/Nut Reduced Zone.

Monday, July 28, 2014


A trip to the farmers market can be a fun adventure for the whole family! To see our list of the top five things to do with your family at the local market please click here.


There’s no better way to support Ontario than buying local! There are numerous economic, environmental and health benefits to eating foods that are locally grown, organic and sustainable. This is important but let’s stop and think about the simple benefits of our local Farmer’s Markets here in Mississauga and the surrounding area. Farmer’s Markets provide the most FRESH FOOD which is DELICIOUS and a visit to the market is FUN for kids.

All our local markets are listed in our article here.


Mississauga’s Splash Pads, now called spray pads by The City, are officially open from June through September; just in time for some of the season’s hottest weather! Bring your kids to one of Mississauga’s numerous splash pads this summer for wet and refreshing fun! Can you think of a better way to spend free time with the kids on a hot, sunny day?

For more information and a list of all local Splash Pad Parks please click here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Camps in Mississauga

With most registrations now in full swing, as we do each year, we have provided a summary of what we believe are many of the best summer camps in Mississauga for 2014.

Whether your children are interested in the arts, or sports or academics, you will find specialized out of school fun in Mississauga that fit into just the right category to develop your children’s specific talent and encourage their interests. Many local camps provide a collection or combination of activities to provide a balanced approach or to help children discover new pursuits.

Click here to search through our list.

We're back to blog!

We have not posted on our Blog in quite some time! Here is an update about our company and services. 

Pumpkinseed Media Group is operated under the direction of Melanie Heathers and encompasses the printed guides Mississauga Kids, Oakville Kids, and Burlington Kids. The Mississauga Guides have been published for over 8 years, printing 3 times each year and distributed via Canada Post to over 122,000 homes in Mississauga. In 2013 Oakville Kids Guides joined the Pumpkinseed Media family and in 2014 the Burlington Kids Guides followed. These new editions are delivered to over 51,000 homes in Oakville and over 50,000 homes in Burlington via Canada Post three times per year. Guides are delivered to your mailbox in January, April and August. Copies are also available at Mississauga Libraries and local businesses while the supplies last.

In the meantime we have several websites to help you find what you need for the kids you love. and feature articles about local activities and businesses, while our calendar is loaded with events  for kids and parents. Pumpkinseed Media Group also owns Your Family Directory - an online directory of products and services for kids and families. We stay connect on all our Social Media Platforms, updating twitter daily with current events and news, sharing ideas on Facebook and making YouTube videos for Holiday ideas and previews for exhibits and IMAX movies.

Twitter: @MississaugaKids, @Info4theFamily, @Oakville_Kids, @BurlingtonKidz
Facebook Pages: Mississauga Kids, Oakville Kids, Burlington Kids
Youtube: user/MississaugaKids

Please contact with your questions at our office number (905) 582-4054 or e-mail Melanie Heathers at Ask about our advertising opportunities that will get you the exposure you need to help grow your business.