Things to do in DARTMOUTH with kids

Nova Scotia is PACKED full of zoos, parks, museums, historic attractions and well, just plain FUN things to do with kids!

Ever heard of the Tidal Bore? No? Well in Nova Scotia you will – it’s one of the most unique attractions in the country! Companies such as Tidal Bore Adventures can take you out and show you this very awesome feat of nature.

It’s Nova Scotia, so you won’t be short of water activities! Head out with lovely locals such as Pirates Cove Whale and Seabird Cruises which depart from a sweet and authentic fishing village.

Spend those rainy days in the museums, which cover a range of subjects such as the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, the Gaelic Highland Village Museum, or the ever-evolving (just like our planet) Museum of Natural History.

Get your fun park on with theme parks such as  the very family friendly Magic Valley, or Atlantic Play Land. Maybe you want to take the kids to the 50 acres Oaklawn Farm Zoo? They will go home with new friends!

Did you know you can also go skiing Nova Scotia? We told you there were plenty of fun things to do with kids!


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  • At Play Cafe

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    (3 miles) Dartmouth

    Multi level indoor adventure play for kids under 8, with sliding, climbing and all the rest of it. Separate area for tots.

  • The Play Box

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    (3 miles) Dartmouth

    A super fun play experience for kids up to 12 years old! Don't worry - they have the adults covered too!

  • Kiddietown

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    (3 miles) Dartmouth

    Spacious and varied play facilities for newborns, toddlers and pre schoolers.

  • HMCS Sackville

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    (4 miles) Halifax

    See for yourself the living conditions faced by the brave sailors of the Second World War.

  • Ambassatours

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    (4 miles) Halifax

    Company specializes in tours and charters in Atlantic Canada.

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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    (4 miles) Halifax

    The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province's art collection and offers a ...

  • Black Cultural Centre

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    (4 miles) Dartmouth

    The Centre serves as a museum and a library resource center for the African Nova Scotian community and the Black Canadian community as a whole.

  • Museum of Natural History

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    (4 miles) Halifax

    The Museum of Natural History is an ever-evolving landscape. Its staff is dedicated to collecting, researching and documenting Nova Scotias natural history. Their vision is to interpret the natural ...

  • Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

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    (5 miles) Halifax

    The provincial government runs this center with the idea of encouraging and developing crafts- and design-based industries across the province.

  • Pier 21

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    (5 miles) Halifax

    Canadas Immigration Museum,tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military service personnel who passed through its doors between ...

  • Clay Cafe Halifax

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    (5 miles) Halifax

    Paint your own pottery for kids and adults, where kids can get creative and take home a masterpiece! Art fun in Halifax!

  • Dalhousie art gallery

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    (5 miles) Halifax

    The Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery, an academic support unit within the educational and research context of Dalhousie University, and a cultural resource for the whole community.

  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

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    (5 miles) Bedford

    The largest Aviation Museum east of Ottawa. Home to a growing collection of 25 plus aircraft in two spacious hanger style buildings.

  • Shearwater Aviation Museum

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    (5 miles) Shearwater

    In its current location, the Museum also offers other facilities to complement the collection including an Archives & Reference Library, Gift Shop, Conference Room and 50-seat theatre. The Museum has ...

  • Point Pleasant Park

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    (6 miles) Halifax

    Point Pleasant Park is one of Halifax Regional Municipality's great civic spaces. It is the largest forested park on the Halifax peninsula and offers fine views of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Blue Diamond Tours

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    (6 miles) Halifax

    Family-friendly excursions in Halifax NS (Canada). Ideal for families on cruises or visiting on their own/at a conference. Our small group tour services can include touring historic Halifax and/or ...

  • Karthahn indoor karting

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    (7 miles) Halifax

    Great place for a whole family to spend time together. Kartbahn has fantastic birthday packages.No experience is necessary as our staff will brief you and explain all aspects of karting.

  • Saltscapes Expo

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    (8 miles) Halifax

    Entering its seventh year, this fast-growing and immensely popular consumer show is custom-designed for the prosperous Atlantic Canadian consumer audience served by Saltscapes magazine. The carefully ...

  • Atlantic Play Land

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    (10 miles) Halifax

    Atlantic Playland is fun for everyone in the family, and admission and parking is always FREE! Make a splash in our waterslides and bumper boats - perfect on a hot summer's day. Take a ride on "Big ...

  • Atlantic Playland

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    (10 miles) Halifax

    Atlantic Playland is fun for everyone in the family, and admission and parking is always FREE! Make a splash in our waterslides and bumper boats - perfect on a hot summer's day. Take a ride on "Big ...

  • Scott Walking Adventures

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    (25 miles) Hubbards

    We offer rich, walking and hiking vacation experiences designed for inquisitive travellers who want to see the world in a different way. Our unique holidays combine challenge and adventure travel ...

  • Ski Martock

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    (34 miles) Windsor

    offers 3 green runs and 5 blue plus 3 terrain training areas. Full snowmaking and grooming, ski school, snowboarding and cross country skiing.

  • Kiwi Kaboodle

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    (43 miles) Mahone Bay

    Kiwi Kaboodle is a small, locally-owned company providing excellent (licensed!) tours of Nova Scotia since 2001. Whether you are wanting an entertaining tour packed with facts and dates, or a ...

  • River Breeze Farm Market

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    (47 miles) Truro

    Located just outside of Truro, Nova Scotia, RiverBreeze is the home of Atlantic Canada's largest corn maze and 'agri-tourism' destination Growing Farm Fresh Family Fun!

  • Acadia University Art Gallery

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    (48 miles) Wolfville

    The Acadia University Art Gallery offers a year-round exhibition programme of contemporary and historical work. The exhibitions and outreach programming of the Acadia University Art Gallery promote ...

  • South Mountain Park Camping and RV Resort

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    (53 miles) Kentville

    It is the place to come tent or RV at a family campground while exploring all that the Annapolis Valley has to offer - Bay of Fundy, Halls Harbour, Grande Pre, vineyards and orchards galore.

  • Ski Wentworth

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    (62 miles) Wentworth Valley

    Plenty of novice and intermediate territory but also loads of expert, plus ski school for over 6s, snowshoeing, cross country and tree skiing.

  • Oaklawn Farm Zoo

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    (66 miles) Aylesford

    offers a 50 acre zoo boasting a great range of exotic, native and domestic breeds of mammals, birds and reptiles.

  • Magic Valley

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    (70 miles) Greenhill

    Young family theme park with family and kiddie rides, petting farm, leisure waters and water slides! Feel the magic in Nova Scotia!

  • Birchwood Campground and Cabins

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    (77 miles) Lyons Brook (Pictou)

    Birchwood Campground and Cabins excels in providing friendly service on a clean, well-groomed property for your familys enjoyment.

  • Struts Gallery

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    (91 miles) Sackville

    Struts Gallery, established in 1982, is an artist-run centre dedicated to presenting local, regional and national contemporary artist initiated activities: expositions, performances, symposia, ...

  • Fog Forest Gallery

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    (91 miles) Sackville

    Original artworks by painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and artisans are presented year round in monthly solo, group or themed exhibitions.

  • Owens art gallery

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    (92 miles) Sackville

    The Owens is a place where you will encounter lively, innovative artwork, discover your own history, meet artists, engage with your community, and have fun.

  • Fundy National Park

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    (92 miles) Alma

    Fundy National Park of Canada encompasses some of the last remaining wilderness in southern New Brunswick. Here, the conifer dominated Caledonia Highlands roll down to meet the fog-generating Bay of ...

  • Sackville Waterfowl Park

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    (92 miles) Sackville

    Free to visit any time, offering a huge number of indigenous waterfowl plus muskrats and mini beasts, with 3.5 km of trails and boardwalks; guided tours available.