Monday, July 28, 2014


I can only envision the reader who is preparing to read this article, asking what? How could parents question this!

It actually happens in many families though some do not realize or had not planned to spend money in this manner. You have heard parents say, I want to give my child everything that I did not have as a child or I want to ensure that everything that my child needs is at his fingertips.

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Oakville’s Farmers Markets support Ontario workers when we buy their local goods. Starting as early as May and wrapping up in November, these markets sells everything from produce, meat, flowers, baked goods, to handcrafted items and much more.

It’s important to know that buying local is a Green decision! Food that doesn’t have to travel far means you’re not using up energy and resources for transportation. Plus you’re not using up any packaging or preservatives which is great for you and the environment.

It’s also a great place to bring the kids. They can chat and learn from the vendors, some will even let the kids have a free taste test. They’ll be amazed with all the handcrafted items and delicious things to try. As a parent, you’ll be leading an example for them, showing how we can support Ontario workers and lower our carbon footprint.

For a list of local markets click here.


Oakville’s Splash Pads are a great way to escape some of the season’s hottest weather! With 15 locations across The City, there are plenty of opportunities to bring the kids out on a hot, sunny day. Most parks being operating in June and close in mid-September.

In Oakville, splash pads are open to all and are free of charge. They operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except if the park is adjacent to a school where they will turn on after school hours.

If you are going to enjoy this fabulous outdoor activity please be prepared. Don’t forget the sunscreen, drinks to keep everyone hydrated, towels and an extra change of clothes for the ride home.

Click here for a list of local Splash Pad Parks.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Camps in Oakville

Summer Camps in Oakville kick off in July to fill the void created by a two month break from classes. Visit our website to see a full list of artistic, athletic and academic camps. Have a happy and healthy 2014 summer vacation!

Click here to find a summer activity for your child.

About Oakville Kids

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.