Between Games: Spring Edition

Clarington is home to many different sports leagues. Whether you play in an arena or on a field, there is always something fun going on in Clarington’s Sports Tourism.

To help visitors explore more of our local community, Clarington Tourism has created a “What To Do In Between Games” campaign that we hope will give some creative, fun ideas on what your family can do while you wait for the next sports adventure, or the next game to start.

Whether you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, see a local attraction, or do some shopping, we are sure to have something to suit your needs.

Here are a few ideas to keep in mind this spring:

Historic Downtown Centres – Shop & Eat with us!
Clarington has four major downtown centres – Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, and Orono. Within each unique downtown, you will find an array of restaurants and unique retail shopping. Whether it’s coffee, lunch, or a new toy – enjoy the charm and spend an hour, or two.

Courtice Flea Market
The Courtice Flea Market, located on Bloor Street in Courtice, has an eclectic mix of everything. Whether you’re looking for beautiful antiques, thrifty finds, sweet treats or savoury delights, the Courtice Flea Market has it all! Open every weekend!

Jungle Cat World
Jungle Cat World, located in Orono, is open all year round and features some of the most beautiful and exotic animals in the animal kingdom. Spend some time getting to know these beautiful creatures, and enjoy a guided feeding tour every day at 1:30 pm.

Farmers Markets
With the weather starting to warm up you will start to see farmers markets opening their stands. Clarington has a few great markets to check out, including Clarington Farmers Market which is open in May and runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Newcastle Arena (103 Caroline St. W).
Some other ones include Prices Country Market in Bowmanville, Watson’s Farm Market in Bowmanville, and Pingle’s Farm Market in Hampton.

A Country Path
Explore the country; why not take a drive down a path less travelled? Clarington has a beautiful countryside which offers many different unique experiences. In between your game you could visit the local winery and orchard, one of the oldest working mills in Ontario for some homemade apple cider donuts, or enjoy a scoop of ice cream at the local general store. These are only just some of the options awaiting as you drive along A Country Path.

Joey’s World
Durham’s largest indoor play area! Joey’s World features a four-tiered play structure, three exciting slides, 20-foot rock wall, multi-sports simulator, and their newest feature: Sky Trekking. All ages are welcome!

Waterfront Trail
The Waterfront Trail is approximately 35 km along Clarington’s lake front. As you walk, run or ride through you can see a variety of different ecosystems, including marshes, wetlands, forests, bluffs and beaches. For more information and to download your interactive map, visit their website below.

These are only a few ideas! For more information visit our office at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville, give us a call at 905-623-4356, or check out our website at



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