Our Visit to The Toronto Honda Indy
The Honda Indy was in Toronto this past weekend. It comes to the city every year and we've always thought of going but never ventured. This year we decided to give it a go.
Speaking of Go, our trip began at the Go Station. Parking downtown Toronto can be tough and expensive enough on an average day but when an event is on, it is ten times worse. Now that kids ride free, the Go train is an easy and affordable way to get into the city and get to your event.
We have never gone to any car racing with the kids before and we weren't sure how interested they would be or what to expect etc. and when choosing our tickets we decided to go with General Admission for these reasons. We opted for the 2 day ticket because of the value and we could spend most of the days but not all day. The great thing about the General admission is that kids 12 and under are free! If you purchase seats they require a ticket as well however.
The kids liked the racing. We caught bits of different races and I think we all loved the super trucks the most with their riding on two wheels and racing of ramps! Beyond the racing though their is so much more. Honda had a crazy amount of stations. There was tons of virtual reality booths for racing as well as a hockey booth where the kids took turns being goalie or taking shots and a baseball where they were at bat.
Honda even dished out free cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn for everyone but the most exciting thing for the kids was the chance to ride a dirt bike! My husband was so jealous.
The Honda Red Riders were there for you to sign up the kids for free lessons and spin on the bikes. They registered and got a band with time to go back. Then they were suited up with their age group (had to be 6-12 but 2 size bikes based on ages) and taught what to do. The kids loved it! They got to ride for a good 20 min and loved it all.
There was a lot to do and see and really we could have used more time. The only downfall was the lack of direction. There could've used more sign's or a set up where it was easier to navigate the festivities. The kids though loved it tons and are already asking to go again next year. If you're not sure about a visit with the family, you could always go on the Fan Friday when you don't need a ticket and admission free for all. Any donations during the event go to Make a Wish and Honda matches dollar for dollar.