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Essentials You Need For Your Next Family Trip

Essentials You Need For Your Next Family Trip


Whether for a week, a couple of days or even just overnight, planning a family trip can be fun and exciting, but also stressful. Making sure your whole family is on the same page while ensuring you don’t forget to plan or pack anything can be a lot to deal with, especially if there are younger children involved in your trip! There are some essentials that every family needs to consider when planning their next getaway and we’ve taken off some of that pressure with curating a list of essentials you need for every family trip!

Comfortable Shoes

Every family trip always comes with lots of walking! More walking than most would be accustomed to, especially for kids. Be sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes for everyone, in order to make the long trip a breeze.


Kids are bound to get bored, especially if there’s a long road trip or plane involved! Pack a few games and small activities for younger children to play with to get their creative juices flowing and their eyes off a tablet for a while. Some ideas include colouring books, joke books or maybe even finger puppets!

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is something that’s so important but often gets overlooked. Having a first aid kit comes handy in case of any accidents on the way to and during the trip.


Wipes can be a lifesaver especially when travelling with kids. Carrying both wet wipes and disinfectant wipes can keep both your hands and/or surfaces clean, for a worry free trip.

Garbage Bags/Extra Reusable Bags

It’s always a good idea to carry around extra bags, specifically for dirty laundry that accumulates throughout the trip.

Proof Of Vaccination

Until further notice, many provinces including Ontario require proof of double vaccination alongside government issued photo ID to enter select establishments. Be sure you have this on hand when travelling.

Making sure your accommodations are in order before heading out on your family trip is always crucial in order to avoid a situation where rooms may not be available where you travel.

The Quality Inn Sudbury offers comfortable and budget-friendly rooms in Sudbury, making it the perfect choice for your next stay. Call 705.675.1273 to book your stay today!

Spring Vacation at Sudbury



Spring is back and what better time would there be to plan a vacation with your family and friends. Take in a little sun and bask in the glory of warm temperatures before it all becomes a matter of past.

Here’s an ideal itinerary and things to do, to help you plan your April break at Sudbury:

Abstract Art @ Artists on Elgin

For the Month of April, Artists on Elgin will be hosting an abstract art exhibition featuring: 8 new works of art. Two of the pieces of art honoring Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip and jazz master Miles Davis. The Exhibition runs all of April with the reception on April 6th.

10th Annual BUNNY HOP Sudbury

Each and every year, thousands of people come together to let loose & celebrate a night of new & old friendship. What started out 10 years ago as a few friends coming together to hit a couple bars for the night is now over 30,000+ friends throwing down in over 30 locations across North America, one of 30 locations being Sudbury, on 5th April 2019.

The combination of tasks, shots, and creative outfits tied together with an amazing crowd and the famous bunny hop shirt make this night a truly unique experience you need to join in to believe. It’s time to gather your crew, plan your signature bunny hop outfit, and get to see what all the hype is about!

Smile Bright Comedy Night! @ The Grand

The Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) and the Dental Oncology Program are hosting Smile Bright Comedy Night at The Grand on April 26th. The event is to be the ‘funniest event of the season’ and is an upscale evening in support of the Northern Cancer Foundation for the Dental Oncology’s OMRP Program.

6:30 pm
$75 Per Ticket
$600 Table
$1200 VIP Table (Includes Bottle Service)

Plan a trip with friends and family and make most of Quality Inn Sudbury’s group booking facility, and enjoy the group amenities and services that we have to offer. And when you come back from all these fun activities, we are sure to offer the comfort you’d like to come back to.

Where to find a fine cup of coffee in Downtown Sudbury!

places to find good coffee in downtown sudbury area


There are delicious eats around every street in Sudbury. From Mediterranean-inspired dishes to vegan menus, to unique culinary events and exceptional local craft brews and cocktails. Sudbury boasts some incredible and diverse restaurants to satisfy anyone’s appetite.

For your Coffee cravings, here are a few places that stand out, and what they have to say:

Kuppajo Espresso Bar – 109 Larch St.

Kuppajo espresso bar feels like home. We understand the important and unique role each individual plays within our community. We welcome individuals from all networks and we embrace their individuality by bringing everyone together in our cozy space. With our rustic, modern and comfortable feel, to our relaxed, home-y atmosphere, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Salute Coffee Company – 2195 Armstrong Street

Our food is made from scratch daily. Our eggs are FREE RANGE and from a local farm. Our maple syrup is from a local sugar bush. We offer local, organic produce in our Salute Snack Packs.

Tea & Bloom – 39 Durham St.

Whether you are stopping in for your morning tea, enjoying a savoury lunch, or catching up with a friend over some high tea, we are proud to serve you high quality, fresh, and delicious menu items. We offer an extensive variety of premium loose leaf teas, fresh treats for your sweet tooth, delicious hot food, and much more.

Old Rock Coffee – 212 Minto St.

Old Rock is your sommelier de café. Our master roaster carefully roasts our coffee to meet the high expectations of our customers.

Enjoy your coffee next time you are in Sudbury!

If you moved in to the city recently or you’re on a visit here, and you need some guidance, call us at (705) 675-1273.

It can be fun travelling with a group – here’s how!



It cannot be denied that traveling solo is fulfilling. But it is fun if you go out on a group trip too. A whole lot of excitement, bonding and adventure awaits you. A group may mean your family, circle of friends, old-high school classmates, co-workers or relatives. Whatever it is, no matter what size – it is sure to be a memorable experience to spend time somewhere new with these people.

1. Don’t want to get into hassles? Let a travel agent take care of it. Choosing and seeking the help of a reliable travel agent would make the whole process hassle free! Make sure to assess credibility of the agency and experience in handling group trips or travel.

2. Work as a team. A good research, with every member participating, on the possible destinations, forms of transportation, amenities and accommodation should help you meet majority of the needs of your group. Also, you must have enough time comparing the prices.

3. Be sure to seek a copy of the contract you have with the agent you have chosen. Have everything in paper, like the summary of your itinerary and reservations as well as all the necessary information. Share it among the group members.

4. When there are destination tours always have a copy of the list of buses, timetable of the tour and assign somebody to be responsible for the seating arrangements and if ever the honorarium for the drivers are included in the fee.

5. Assure that the trip activities are exclusively for the members only. Outsiders must not be allowed to join or meddle on the affairs of the group.

6. For meals, the group can be in contact with restaurant managers for deals or offers. You may want to assign group leaders for larger groups to make sure everything is taken care of.

With all these points to ponder – you are sure to make the best out of your group trip!

Greater Sudbury has a lot of fun events and activities for small to bigger groups. On top of all that, Quality Inn Sudbury offers group booking and exclusive access to some of our facilities. So, the next time you’re travelling in a group – we would love to make your trip fun & memorable!