Safe Indoor Fun in #BurlON

activate gaming

March 18, 2021

There are a number of indoor options in Burlington to get out of the house and do something different. We recommend you check individual websites for COVID rules and protocols. Masks are mandatory when indoors. Reservations are required in advance as places are limiting the number of people indoors.

Far Away Greens

Best for: Individuals or groups

Far Away Greens is an indoor golf facility that caters to everyone from first timers to avid golfers. Owners Jasmina and Gil are very welcoming and knowledgeable. The cool thing is that the computer that tracks all the stats on each shot can assist you in improving your game. For a legit golfer, it can give you a sense of how you hit with each club and what to do to improve your game so when you get on the greens you are using your best form.

There are 28 unique world renowned courses to choose from and they also have mixed courses with holes from different locations making up the full course. If you are looking to improve your game they can connect you with lessons from a pro including Fareen Samji, 5 time Canadian ILDC Women’s Long Drive Champion (and famous Burlingtonian) and Jeff Howe. No clubs? No problem, if you are traveling or just starting out and don’t have your own clubs don’t worry they have right and left handed clubs available for rent.

For groups, parties and special events there are six simulator bays so you can have a group playing together just like you would on an outdoor course. The optimum group size is 24 but they can make arrangements for larger groups if required.(group size dependent on COVID restrictions)

Far Away Greens is a licensed facility and has a small bar area with a food menu.  They also have a putting green in addition to the SIMs.

This is a great activity for kids (if they can swing a golf club safely) and adults. Check their website to book a tee time in advance.

Activate Burlington

Best for: 2-5 players (go with your family/bubble)

Several players trying to shoot basketball into net

Burlington’s newest indoor gaming facility, located in Millcroft Shopping Centre (behind Movati). Active gaming is just like a video game, where you need to get your avatar from point A to point B. Except this time YOU are the player and point B is a specific achievement. Games will require you to jump, crawl, run, and hide or risk losing a life. Every game is timed and scores are allotted based on how fast you can complete each level.

Activate offers a unique set of physically interactive games with over 150 levels that need to be beat in order to earn stars and get high scores. All players create a profile and are given an RFID wristband inside the facility, which records their progress. Players’ scores are available online, in addition to stars, badges, and leaderboards.

Price of admission is $25 plus tax per player. This includes 75 minutes of gameplay and full access to the facility. Strict COVID measures are in place and all bookings are currently being staggered to avoid 2 groups on site at the same time. No drop-ins are allowed at the present time, reservations must be made in advance on-line.

Trench part of Activate. 2 people crawling in the game room

Joseph Brant Museum

The Joseph Brant Museum recently re-opened and currently has two galleries for viewing. They are expecting a new travelling exhibit sometime in April. Visits should be reserved ahead of time and the Museum is open limited hours currently so please check their website for more information.

The Ireland House Museum remains closed at the present time.

Exterior entrance a Joseph Brant Museum

Art Gallery of Burlington

The Art Gallery recently reopened with reduced hours of service and strict health and safety protocols in place. Masks must be worn when indoors at all times. There are currently a couple of exhibitions, but more will be coming later in March and later this spring. Check out their new website for all the up to date information on their galleries and exhibitions. A visit to the AGB shop is a must when visiting. You can always find a special gift or something for yourself.

Exterior of the Art Gallery of Burlington

Enjoy getting out and discovering all that Burlington has to offer, but please remember to follow safety measures in place, wear your mask and check websites ahead of time to ensure if drop ins are allowed or reservations are required and for the most up to date information.