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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 range of exhibitions and programming.
See for yourself the living conditions faced by the brave sailors of the Second World War.
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 world to its visitors and inspire them to perceive t...
The provincial government runs this center with the idea of encouraging and developing crafts- and design-based industries across the province.
Pier 21
(2 KM)
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 1928 and 1971.
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.
(2 KM)
Company specializes in tours and charters in Atlantic Canada.
Clay Cafe
(2 KM)
Located on Quinpool Road in central Halifax, Nova Scotia, Clay Café is a "paint-your-own pottery" studio designed for all age groups - a relaxed, café-like atmosphere for people to enjoy painting on pottery.
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
(3 KM)
A super fun play experience for kids up to 12 years old! Don't worry - they have the adults covered too!
At Play Cafe
(5 KM)
Multi level indoor adventure play for kids under 8, with sliding, climbing and all the rest of it. Separate area for tots.
A typical 20-30 minute Amethyst performance includes both traditional Scottish Highland and National dances and several modern choreographed highland and stepdance numbers depicting the people and traditions of Nova Scotia.
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 established itself as a major tourist attraction w...
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 greater Metro Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, Grand...
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.
(8 KM)
Spacious and varied play facilities for newborns, toddlers and pre schoolers.
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 crafted atmosphere makes people smile as they ente...
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.
The largest Aviation Museum east of Ottawa. Home to a growing collection of 25 plus aircraft in two spacious hanger style buildings.
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 Ellie" the Atlantic Playland Ferris Wheel. It's gua...
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 Ellie" the Atlantic Playland Ferris Wheel.
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 with the finest creature comforts.
Ski Martock
(58 KM)
offers 3 green runs and 5 blue plus 3 terrain training areas. Full snowmaking and grooming, ski school, snowboarding and cross country skiing.
Bluenose II
(66 KM)
Bluenose was a famous fishing and racing schooner designed by William J. Roué, built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and launched in 1921. Bluenose II was built from the same plans and launched from the same shipyard in 1963.
Kiwi Kaboodle
(66 KM)
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 leisurely drive through some of Nova Scotias most magnific...
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 visual literacy and enhance the intellectual and cul...
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!
Par-T-Perfect is your complete children's party and event service. We have bounce castles, face painting, balloon twisters. Theme Parties, Picnics, Birthdays and Corporate Parties. Call us and Let Us Do It For You! We come to your location whether...
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
(106 KM)
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
(108 KM)
offers a 50 acre zoo boasting a great range of exotic, native and domestic breeds of mammals, birds and reptiles.
Magic Valley
(119 KM)
Young family theme park with family and kiddie rides, petting farm, leisure waters and water slides.
Annapolis Royal
Action Jax Family Fun Park offers a great day out for the whole family. We have go-Karts for all ages, even the little ones can go with a parent on a double Kart. The mini putt is a great laugh and shows your golfing skills up! There lots of things t...
Lyons Brook (Pictou)
Birchwood Campground and Cabins excels in providing friendly service on a clean, well-groomed property for your familys enjoyment.
Maitland Bridge
The only inland national park of Canada in the Maritimes, features abundant lakes and rivers ideal for canoeing. The lush woodlands and gently rolling landscapes are home to a variety of wildlife. Visitors will find historic canoe routes, portages an...
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 Fundy.
Struts Gallery
(153 KM)
Struts Gallery, established in 1982, is an artist-run centre dedicated to presenting local, regional and national contemporary artist initiated activities: expositions, performances, symposia, publications, demonstrations, workshops, residencies, etc...
Original artworks by painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and artisans are presented year round in monthly solo, group or themed exhibitions.
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
(153 KM)
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 nature as 100-billion tonnes of salt-water slowly fill...
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.
Historic Gardens
(154 KM)
Annapolis Royal
The Historic Gardens is a 17 acre horticultural paradise located in historic Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Historically themed areas of the Gardens tell the story of Nova Scotian settlement from an agricultural and horticultural perspective.
Annapolis Royal
As Atlantic Canada's Premiere Fun Park destination, Upper Clements Parks delivers thrilling rides and exciting family entertainment all in an enjoyable outdoor atmosphere.
The Music Barn
(156 KM)
The Music Barn is a new and exciting location in Sackville for visitors and locals alike. Featuring bluegrass, folk and country music, the Barn has attracted such renowned performers as the Grass Mountain Hobos, Eddie Poirier, and the Spinney Brother...
Cape Jourimain Nature Centre makes connections, engaging and exciting people about environmental conservation. Our facilities take the environment into consideration and you can see how a green building works.
This MAiZE owned and operated by The Viaene family
St. Martins
The ultimate eco-experience. Towering cliffs..tumbling waterfalls...majestic tides..flora and fauna in their natural habitat. An unparalleled opportunity to hike, bike or drive along the rugged Bay of Fundy coast, see the highest tides in the world...
Excellent example of Victorial life. The shipbuilding musuem at Green Park does a good job in explaining the trade.
The Confederation Centre is open year-round and showcases the best in the Canadian visual and performing arts. It houses several theatres, an art gallery, Mavors Bistro and a gift shop.
That Fun Place
(182 KM)
Ask your kids where they want to go today and they will tell you they want to go to "That Fun Place!" because here at That Fun Place it is our mission to make sure your kids have fun!!!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Nova Scotia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in NS