Christmas vacation is the longest break away from school, aside from summer vacation of course, that kids get. Even with family visiting and holiday events going on, I’m sure parents and guardians would love a few ideas to keep children and teens entertained during the two week break!
Here are 5 ideas to consider:
- Get Air Trampoline Park: The hottest new activity in Halifax is the Get Air Trampoline Park. It’s a great way to get a lot of exercise indoors without your kids even noticing!
This huge facility features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodge ball or try your luck on the slack line. You can even review your jumps on their video monitors.
- Seven Bays Bouldering: If you have older teens, they might like to hang out at the new bouldering gym, Seven Bays Bouldering. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing performed without ropes or harnesses.
It’s safe because the walls aren’t very high. You 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. They also have a coffee shop, which serves coffee, smoothies and light fare.
- Halifax Central Library: My family just can’t get enough of the new Central Library. All of the Halifax Regional Libraries have fantastic programs for kids and teens, but hanging out at the Central Library is an event in itself.
They have a media room you can reserve to record your own song or podcast, loads of books, games, computers and a terrace with a great view of the city.
- Take in a Mooseheads Game: Support your local hockey team and head out to a Halifax Mooseheads game at the Scotiabank Center. There are a couple of games over the holiday break and the new seats in the arena are very comfortable!
Tickets start at only $10 for a child.
- Pier 21: Do you know that Canada received one million immigrants through Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971? Now is a perfect time to visit the newly re-opened Pier 21 and learn more about Canada’s history of immigration.
The museum also has a new temporary exhibit about the Empress of Ireland, one of the greatest maritime disasters in Canada’s history.
Check out the 10 places in Halifax with free admission for more ideas!