Have you felt that cold wind starting to blow? As winter approaches, you might be trying to think of some different activities to do as a family. Taking a ride on the GO train is a fun and warm activity in itself. Little ones love the excitement of going on a train and, since kids aged 12 and under always ride free and our One-Day Weekend Pass is only $10 for unlimited travel, you could spend a day just riding the rails for the thrill of it!
Of course, GO Transit is also a great way to keep cozy and avoid the stress of slippery roads and snowy driving conditions while on your way to visit family or enjoy a day trip during the holidays. But how will your kids pass the time on the train ride? That’s where our printable colouring pages for kids come in! Featuring our lovable mascot, GO Bear, these winter colouring pages are perfect for building excitement before the trip, and keeping kids busy during the ride.
Plan Your Train Trip With Kids
When you’re travelling with kids, it’s always good to plan your trip ahead of time! If this is your child’s first time riding a GO train, it’s a good idea to talk about what to expect before the trip. This printable colouring page is a great one for kids to colour before the day of the train ride:
It shows two happy kids riding the GO train with their hockey sticks, ready to go play! Decorating this colouring page is sure to get your kids hyped up for the train trip.
On the day of the trip, here are some things to pack to make sure that it’s a smooth ride:
- Our Free Winter Colouring Pages
- Crayons, pencil crayons, or markers
- A hardcover book to use as a lap desk - and it doubles as a story to read! (We recommend your child’s favourite book about trains)
- Face masks for you and your kids - one featuring a GO Bear Pattern or GO Bear’s Snout from The Metrolinx Shop would make a special addition to the day!
Now you just need to decide where to go. If you need some ideas, we have a few wintry suggestions!
Bundle Up and Enjoy The Snow
Just because it’s cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t go outside! Your kids will love getting colourfully creative with these cute colouring pages:
- GO Bear Skating
- Kids tobogganing
They’re the perfect colouring pages to decorate on a trip to Union Station to go skating at the new rink at the Harbourfront Centre or on the way to your favourite tobogganing hill (try Adams Park, a short bus ride north of Rouge Hill GO Station).
Visit Indoor Attractions
If braving the cold just isn’t your style, winter is also a great season for a family outing to one of the great indoor Toronto attractions. Visit the ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Ontario Science Centre, or the Hockey Hall of Fame. They’re all choices that kids will love, and they’ll also love our free printable colouring pages! This is a great one for any trip:
Attend Winter Events
GO Bear looks great in all of our winter colouring pages, but this one is especially cute:
It’s a great reminder of all the fun you can have in the winter! We think it’s perfect for colouring while on route to winter events like hockey games at Scotiabank Arena next to Union Station or the Polar Winter Festival near Exhibition GO Station.
Spend Time With Family & Friends
As the winter holidays approach, you might be getting excited to visit friends and family. Taking GO Transit to your family get-togethers not only saves you the hassle of driving, but it also creates more quality family time. Instead of watching the road on the way, you can enjoy talking, laughing, reading together, and colouring our printable colouring pages with your child! We think these ones really capture the cozy feeling of spending time with loved ones:
- GO Bear Getting Cozy By The Fire
- GO Bear Celebrating The Holidays
And, as a bonus, the completed colouring pages make great holiday gifts from your little one to Grandma or Grandpa!
We’re Serious About Safety
We know that your children’s safety is your number one priority and we’re serious about safety, too. Our COVID-19 safety measures are helping to keep GO travel safe for you and your family. Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing ride this winter and don’t forget to bring our Winter Colouring Pages on board, too!
And for even more fun, check out our coluring page we released in the fall - also featuring GO Bear having fun in the leaves!