Things to do in HALIFAX with kids

Seeped with history, culture, museums and nature, Halifax - the capital city of Nova Scotia - is a fantastic place to spend with kids!

Want history? Take your pick!  Explore what the soldiers of WWII went through on the HMCS Sackville, or go back to the days of the immigrants arrival at Pier 21.

Museums are around every corner with the very fun and exciting hands-on Discovery Centre where kids can experiment, explore and get creative, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with a poignant Titanic exhibition (learn about the amazing connection Halifax has with the Titanic!) and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The art continues with fun creative ventures such as Clay Cafe - great for those little ones who want to get their hands messy and creative juices flowing!

Halifax is also a great place to explore nature, and places like Point Pleasant Park - the largest forested park on the peninsula. Run, hide, climb - you name it! It also has amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean (not bad!) 

Don’t forget to send us a postcard!

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  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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    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 ...

  • HMCS Sackville

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    (1 miles) Halifax

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

  • Museum of Natural History

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    (1 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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    (1 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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    (1 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 ...

  • Dalhousie art gallery

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    (1 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.

  • Ambassatours

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    (1 miles) Halifax

    Company specializes in tours and charters in Atlantic Canada.

  • Clay Cafe Halifax

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    (1 miles) Halifax

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

  • Point Pleasant Park

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    (2 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.

  • The Play Box

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    (2 miles) Dartmouth

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

  • 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.

  • Shearwater Aviation Museum

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    (3 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 ...

  • Blue Diamond Tours

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    (4 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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    (5 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.

  • Kiddietown

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    (5 miles) Dartmouth

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

  • Saltscapes Expo

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    (5 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 ...

  • Black Cultural Centre

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    (6 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.

  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

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    (7 miles) Bedford

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

  • Atlantic Play Land

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    (11 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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    (11 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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    (24 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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    (36 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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    (41 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 ...

  • Acadia University Art Gallery

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    (49 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 ...

  • River Breeze Farm Market

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    (51 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!

  • South Mountain Park Camping and RV Resort

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    (54 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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    (66 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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    (67 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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    (74 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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    (81 miles) Lyons Brook (Pictou)

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

  • Fundy National Park

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    (94 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 ...

  • Struts Gallery

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    (95 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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    (95 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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    (95 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.

  • Hopewell Rocks

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    (95 miles) Hopewell Cape

    At low tide, explore quiet coves with flowerpot-shaped rock formations bearing such curious names as Mother-in-Law, ET and Lovers Arch. Then, as the tide gently shifts, experience the wonder of ...