Choose your adventure – in Newmarket

Move over, boredom. Newmarket is here to play!
Newmarket has numerous options for outside-of-the-box fun experiences. Here are a few spots you may want to check out:

Athletify: Indoor Golf Simulator

16715 Yonge St Unit 22

Love golf? Enjoy it year-round at Athletify, a fitness and sport focused physiotherapy clinic. Athletify uses high-definition golf simulators, high speed cameras, and force pressure mats for golf physiotherapy. For those looking to improve their game, Athletify offers golf coaching as well as three HD simulators where individuals can play famous courses from all around the world.

Athletify, golf simulator
Photo by Dann Tardif
Photos courtesy of Bullseye Axe Throwing

Bullseye Axe Throwing

17705 Leslie St., Unit 15, Newmarket,

Embrace your inner warrior by spinning an axe into the air and watching it sink into the bullseye of a freshly-cut log. Of course, it’s not as easy as it looks, but coaches can teach the finer points of axe throwing. And if you love it, there’s a league you can join!

Minimum age is 10 years and up. All participants must be 18 or older OR have at least one guardian/coach/parent present for the group.

Of Rock and Chalk Climbing Gym

482 Ontario St., Newmarket,

Newmarket may lack mountains and rock faces for those so inclined, but indoor rock climbing is another option.
With more than 46 routes and walls from 10 to 37 feet tall, Of Rock and Chalk has plenty to keep climbers of all ages interested. No prior experience is necessary, and there’s an orientation available to familiarize you with climbing techniques. An “auto belay” system is designed to keep you safe on the way up and down.

Come challenge yourself, and keep in mind that it’s better to have the kids climbing the walls here than at home!

Virtual Sting Arcade
Photos courtesy of Upper Canada Mall.

Virtual Sting Virtual Reality Arcade, Upper Canada Mall

Entrance #3, 17600 Yonge St., Newmarket

Not quite ready for sky diving or some other thrill-seeking adventure? How about giving it a try through the immersive world of virtual reality? VR gaming is limited to those eight years of age or older, and VR rides can be enjoyed for kids five and up. Virtual Sting offers more than 27 VR rides and 30-plus VR games, including popular experiences like Space Racer, Candy Castle, Sky Diving, and Cliff Side.
So put on some cutting-edge goggles and buckle down to get immersed in the virtual world.