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The holidays can be a busy and occasionally stressful time – no matter how well your family gets along! Fortunately there are plenty of things to do in Halifax that will keep the whole family entertained.
Here are 5 of Halifax’s BEST family-friendly activities to consider:
612 Windmill Road – Dartmouth
A favourite family activity in Halifax is Get Air Trampoline Park. It’s a super fun way to get plenty of exercise (or burn off some energy!) – especially when it may be too cold to be outside for long!
Admission & hours of operation can be found HERE.
2019 Gottingen St. – North End Halifax
Older kids and teens might enjoy an afternoon at Halifax’s 6000 square-foot bouldering gym, Seven Bays Bouldering. In addition to their gym, Seven Bays has a coffee shop, which serves coffee, smoothies and light fare.
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing performed without ropes or harnesses. It’s safe because the walls aren’t very high and climbers can follow routes across the wall instead of up it.
Teens 14 and older can climb without an adult and rent climbing shoes if they need them. Children under 14 are welcome but they must be accompanied and closely supervised by an adult.
3 – Discovery Centre
1215 Lower Water St. – Downtown Halifax
The NEW Discovery Centre location has twice as much space as its previous home on Barrington Street and amazing interactive learning experiences, including four galleries, an open atrium, an Innovation Lab, a Featured Exhibits Gallery and the first Immersive Dome Theatre in the region!
The only challenge you’ll have will be getting kids to leave the science centre at the end of the day!
Find hours of operation and admission prices HERE.
5440 Spring Garden Rd. – Downtown Halifax
All of the Halifax Regional Libraries have fantastic programs for kids and teens, but hanging out at the stunning Central Library is an event in itself.
The Halifax Central Library has a media room that visitors can reserve and record songs or podcasts, as well as LOADS of books, games, computers and a terrace and cafe with an amazing rooftop view of the city.
Scotiabank Centre – Downtown Halifax
Support Halifax’s junior hockey team and head to one of their home games at the Scotiabank Centre.
Tickets start at just $8 for a child 12 and under.
Need more ideas? Check out the 10 places in Halifax with free admission!
Originally published Dec 7, 2015 – updated November 2017