things to do in Burlington

Get Up To Something Fun In Burlington

Hey there, Burlingon! We know you’re probably sitting at home right now twiddling your thumbs waiting for the Rotary Centennial Pond to freeze over so you can enjoy that sweet free ice skating again. But there’s a lot to get up to in Burlington, not only free ice skating. It’s getting a little too cold to hike out to Kerncliff Park, and it’s not cold enough yet for snowshoeing in the nearby conservation areas. In the meantime, check out the drop-in hours at your local axe-throwing joint or pick up a game of bubble soccer. Check out these top activities to get up to in Burlington!

#1 – Bad Axe Throwing Burlington

You may not know this, but Bad Axe’s Burlington location was its first. It’s this location that set the stage for Bad Axe’s expansion across Canada. They opened their doors in October 2014 and have been hitting bullseyes there ever since.

It’s one of Bad Axe’s smaller locations, with only two axe throwing lanes, so once you’ve booked your session, you pretty much get the place to yourself! You can book a sweet axe-throwing sess here for you and your friends for $44 each—minimum group size in 8 people. Or, if you just want to swing by with a few friends, check out the walk-in hours, Thursday and Friday, 4pm to 6:30pm. And, bonus, Nickel Brook Brewing Company is nearby, just on the other side of the QEW. Perfect for after-axe beers.

#2 – Paintball Nation

A bit farther to the east you’ll find Paintball Nation. You probably shouldn’t try to do axe throwing and paintball all in the same day—but, hey, whatever blows your skirt up. This is an indoor facility, so you can play all year long. Paintball Nation does its utmost to set the scene so expect moody lighting and some dark corners to hide in and shoot your enemies from. Prices go up on weekends—and during weekdays you can BYOP (bring your own paintballs).

#3 – Archery Terminal Burlington

Archery Terminal is Burlington’s resident archery tag provider. You can find them at  the Burloak Sports Centre on Century Drive just south of the QEW. Archery tag is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends—it’s exciting, highly combative, and it hurts less than paintball. Archery Terminal handles games on site but they can also bring the game to you if you’ve got a local park or indoor arena that you want to play at. They can accommodate games of 10 to 20 people starting at $25 a head.

#4 – Bubble Force Burlington

Bubble Force is the bubble soccer arm of Archery Terminal. Run by the same company and playing out of the same arena, the Burloak Sports Centre, Bubble Force is a good option for you if you want to be active but also a little silly. Bubble soccer has all the action of archery tag without all the combative competition. Mostly you’ll just fall down and lot and have trouble getting back up—to the endless delight of your friends. Bubble Force Burlington can accommodate games of 10 to 20 people starting at $25 a head.

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