Warkworth Lilac Festival, Goat Farm Tour, and Lunch
One Day / Bus Tour
Tour's duration: approx. 12 hours
3 Pick-up locations: Mississauga, York Mills, and Scarborough Town Centre
**************** ITINERARY ****************
8:00 AM: Our 1st Pick-up location is: 30 Courtney Park Drive East, Mississauga. (Please arrive 15 Min before the departure time)
8:30 AM: Our 2nd pick-up location is: York Mills Station
9:00 AM: Our 3rd pick-up location is: Scarborough Town Centre
10:00-10:40 AM: We have a short coffee/washroom stop on the way.
11:30 – 1:00 PM: Attending the 10th Annual Warkworth Lilac Festival & enjoy some free time in the town.
1:30 – 3:00 PM: Enjoy a delicious Lunch buffet at Elmhirst's Resort ( the entree includes 2 proteins and one vegetarian option)
4:00 – 5:30: Visit the Haute Goat Farm
How to Dress in the farm
Please make sure to dress for the weather. In spring and summer, we suggest you wear boots in case it is muddy (or you end up with poop on your feet). It also helps to prevent tics from finding you.
5:30 PM: We return home. Hope you have enjoyed this special spring trip :)
7:00 PM: our 1st drop-off location @ Scarborough Town Centre
7:30 PM: our 2nd drop-off location @ York Mills Station
8:00 PM: our 3rd drop-off location @ Mississauga
Price & Inclusions
Per person: $129 + 13% HST
**All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars.
**Children 8+ are welcome on this tour, same price as adults.
• Round trip transportation on an A/C Bus with washroom
• Attending the 10th Annual Warkworth Lilac Festival
• A delicious Lunch buffet at Elmhirst's Resort
• Farm tour of the Haute Goat Farm
• Escorted tour by the tour director
• All gratuities
NEW in 2020 - End Plastic Pollution
Effective January 1, 2020, Toronto Fun Tours will no longer offer single-use plastic water bottles, many of which end up in our land fills, lakes, oceans, and rivers. We encourage you to bring a refillable water bottle. We will continue to offer our usual array of snacks.
PARKING / PICK- UP Location
1st pick-up location: Mississauga. The address of the plaza is: 30 Courtneypark Dr E, Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3. The bus will stop outside the plaza, right in front of the McDonalds. You can wait in the McDonalds until the bus arrives. The bus will be visible through the restaurant windows. Cars can be parked for the day in the plaza parking lot. Parking is free.
2nd pick-up location: York Mills Station. The bus will stop on Yonge St., directly outside the Starbucks at 4025 Yonge St. This is the York Mills Centre office building on the North-East corner of Yonge St. & York Mills Rd. The York Mills subway station is in the basement of this building. If it is raining or snowing, you are welcome to wait either in Starbucks or in the lobby of the office tower until you see the bus stop in front of Starbucks. For day trips, cars can be parked in the parking lot directly across the street on the North-West corner of Yonge & York Mills Rd. This is a pay and display parking lot.
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3rd pick-up location: Scarborough Town Centre (Address: 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5) . The bus stops directly outside the Cineplex movie theatres at the Scarborough Town Centre. This pickup location is suitable for day trips. IF YOU NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR: Park anywhere near the movie theatres. Free parking all day. Cars cannot be left overnight after 2 AM.
Annual Warkworth Lilac Festival
Meander the 2.6K Millennium Lilac Trail with over three hundred plantings representing over sixty varieties of lilacs. It is a romantic walk by the Creek, a time to enjoy nature, and an opportunity to marvel at the amazing array of colorful lilacs. The best time to see the lilacs is from late May to early June. In 2017 the Festival was winner of a Canada 150 Garden Experience Award.
Elmhirst’s Resort is an all season, cottage resort and conference facility. It offers a spa, excellent dining and a host of activities for the whole family. Their collection of cottages is nestled on the pretty shore of Rice Lake. It is managed by a fifth generation of Elmhirst family and continues to offer the very best of the Kawarthas — much of it grown here, raised here or sourced from our very own 240-acre property.
Haute Goat Farm
Welcome to Haute Goat Farm!
Haute Goat Farm is a breathtaking 200-acre farm located just outside historic Port Hope where you can discover the magic of our Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Huacaya Alpacas, Exotic Chickens, Icelandic Horses, Apiary, Tornjak Livestock Guardian Dogs and our big, silly mule named "Lucy Mae".
As you come down the long driveway, the magnificent rolling Northumberland Hills come into view. You will be welcomed by owners Shain and Debbie, who are thrilled to share their little piece of heaven with you.
Come take a leisurely walk with them and get up close and personal with their animals. You'll have the opportunity to feel the incredible premium fiber of alpacas while on them! You'll meet mischievous, spunky dwarf goats who love people - and you'll learn how to "Shmurgle". And of course you'll be introduced to their Icelandic horses who carried the Vikings so many years ago.
And they'll make time for you to shop in their premium gift shop, featuring all sorts of truly unique Goat and Alpaca products. If you've never tried Goat Butter Caramel Corn, fabulous Goat cheeses, Alpaca Wrapped Goat Milk Soaps or incredibly soothing Goat Milk Body Lotion, we think you'll be VERY pleasantly surprised.
· Our tours are in ENGLISH language only.
· Appropriate clothing and footwear is highly recommended (based on the weather)
· We assign the seats based on first paid first served. In case you and your companion pay separately, to be seated together, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after placing your order.
************* IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS *************
Reasonable Level of Fitness: In order to get the most from your travels and keep up with the group, a reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk for 1-2 hours at an Easy to Medium-pace (on an even/uneven surface), get on and off coaches, trains and boats unassisted. Therefore, we ask that anyone wanting to travel with us carefully consider whether any PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS prevent you from fully enjoying our trips.
Embrace the nature of Group Travel: To get the most out of your tour, pack a positive attitude and an open mind. These are most certainly valuable when travelling in a group. Our tours are packed with adventure, new experiences and feel-good moments. However, despite the very best intentions and planning, things can and do go wrong and occasionally we encounter problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions, unexpected delays caused by traffic jams. In such situations, we ask for your patience and we will endeavor to keep as close to our scheduled itinerary as possible.
Traveling with children: Due to the activity level of our group tours, all children require adult supervision. Some of our more active excursions may not be suitable for children under the age of 8.