Family friendly things to do in Kitchener-Waterloo ON
Being a fast developing city with an incredible history, a thriving downtown area with a bustling food scene, great entertainment, and recreational joints, beautiful parks, and rich history, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON is one of the most interesting cities in the Waterloo Regional Municipality. The city offers a lot of family-friendly activities and attractions and activities for everybody. Below are some of the places and activities you should consider during your stay in the city:
Enjoy a visit to the museum
Though most people think of museums as boring which in real sense they are if you are not into history and other museum-related stuff, THEMUSEUM is a big exception. This majestic modern-day facility is all about fun, especially for the kids.
This facility features a wide variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions that offer loads of fun to the visitors. All children get the chance to practice or learn graffiti skills, create animation films, build a fort, rest on a bed made of nails or play the giant piano. The museum also features a gigantic fish tank, beautiful art installation, and a well maintained indoor garden. THEMUSEUM additionally hosts several special events especially during the holidays; they include Cinco De Mayo, St Halloween and Patrick’s Day.
Celebrate Oktoberfest the German way
Though Oktoberfest is not much of a family friendly event due to the heavy amount of drinking involved, kids can still enjoy other activities that as fun as the drinking. These include diverse cultural activities, entertainment, and the famous Thanksgiving Day Parade which takes place during the last day of Oktoberfest.
Walk down “history lane” to Doon Heritage Village
To get a vivid picture of what life was like in Town of Kitchener during the early 1900s, a short trip to the well preserved Doon Heritage Village will do the part. This beautiful piece of history which lies on a whopping 24-hectare piece of land filled with historic homes. You’ll also come across barns and other buildings that were common during that era as well as staff members adorning outfits from the time. Other points of interest within the village include a grocery store, a post office, a restored saw-mill, a fire hall and a harness shop among other things.
Other family-activities that might interest you include skiing at the Chicopee Ski Club, Picnicking at Victoria Park, dining at the Farmers’ Market, browsing through beautiful art at the K-W Art Gallery, and watching a show at the Centre In The Square among other things. The list is simply inexhaustible.