Things to do in KINGSTON with kids

Would you rather…explore a secret bunker, step back in time and experience life as a pioneer, explore caves and mine for gemstones, feast in the 11th century, or enjoy a rodeo at a fun fair?

Can’t decide? You don’t have to – they are ALL in Ontario!

From amazing cities, quaint country towns to incredible wonders of the world (Niagara Falls anyone?) – Ontario is an incredible place to visit with kids!

That secret bunker? Diefenbunker Canadas Cold War Museum was built to protect from attacks and is now a fascinating museum. Experience pioneer life 200 years ago with attractions like Champlain Trails Museum and Lang Pioneer Village Museum.  Scenic Caves Nature Adventures can take you deep underground (and also high up in the trees!), and that 11th century feast? Only Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament! King Phillippe awaits!

Then get your kicks at Western Fair with that super fun rodeo!

 Snow activities, zoos, farms, museums, indoor play…the list is endless! Ontario? Ontari-GO!

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  • Canadas Penitentiary Museum

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    Kingston

    The exhibits try to portray life in prison as it was in the 19th-century to present day. In 2003 the Museum won the "Rand McNally Best of the Road" Award. One of only 27 sites in North America to do ...

  • Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

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    Kingston

    Explore the Museum's four galleries which tell the story about the history of the Great Lakes and see ship models and underwater art facts. You can also tour the Pump House Steam Museum next door. ...

  • Museum of Health Care

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    (1 miles) Kingston

    How did students learn about the human body without microscopes or x-rays in the 1700's? Learn about these things and more at the Museum of Health Care! During the summer months, walking tours ...

  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre

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    (1 miles) Kingston

    Eight beautiful galleries showcase contemporary, Canadian, European, and African art. The Gallery Shop features a great selection of children's art-related books and toys. Call about family programs.

  • Boiler Room Climbing Gym

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    (1 miles) Kingston

    Great indoor climbing for active kids, with a 30ft vertical wall, over 80 climbs, bouldering, and Canada's highest indoor climb with the 100ft chimney!

  • Bellevue House National Historic Site

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    (1 miles) Kingston

    Bellevue House was once the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Restored to the 1840s period, and staffed by costumed interpreters, the house and gardens are kept much as ...

  • Fort Henry

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    (1 miles) Kingston

    Time travel back to the 1860's at one of Eastern Ontario's premier National Historic Sites - Fort Henry. Follow costumed interpreters on an hour long tour through limestone casements filled with ...

  • Frontenac County Schools Museum

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    (1 miles) Kingston

    The Frontenac County Schools Museum began as a project to celebrate Kingston’s Tercentenary in 1973. A small group of retired educators spent many hours researching schools, photographing sites, ...

  • Playtrium

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    (4 miles) Kingston

    An indoor 12,000-square-feet play facility of bright and colourful multi-level climbing structures, interactive games and climbing wall. Socks are mandatory for everyone. Restaurant on site.

  • Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

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    (6 miles) Glenburnie

    A wonderful area to appreciate the outdoors and enjoy a picnic. Summer programs include, Day camps, many trails. The Outdoor Centre programs for families resume in the Fall.

  • Rideau Acres Campground

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    (6 miles) Kingston

    Rideau Acres is an overnight and seasonal family campground, and is the closest campground to attractions such as, the Thousand Islands, Fort Henry, Bellevue House, the Miller Museum of Geology, the ...

  • Fruition Farms

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    (9 miles) Kingston

    Acres of strawberries and more! Fruition Farm is located just 10 minutes from downtown Kingston. Come enjoy a variety of activities, starting with pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and other ...

  • Bath Museum

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    (15 miles) Bath

    The Bath Museum was first organized in 1936 and the first showing of artifacts was in the Town Hall. It is a true community museum which is organized and managed by volunteers and supported by ...

  • Arthur Child Heritage Museum

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    (17 miles) Gananoque

    The Museum provides the visitor with an inviting setting to reflect on the history of the area. The building is reminiscent of the original islands cottages and fabulous hotels that were built during ...

  • Allan Macpherson House

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    (23 miles) Napanee

    Macpherson House was built on the banks of the Napanee River in c. 1826, when it was the first private home to the north of the river. It was the residence of Allan Macpherson, one of the most ...

  • Hell Holes Nature Trails and Caves

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    (27 miles) Centreville

    Take a self-guided tour on a marked trail down 7.5 metres into Devil's Horsestable Cave and beyond into a cavern with a natural stone bridge. Thrilling for kids, plus mini golf outside.

  • Kings Valley Golf

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    (31 miles) Marysville

    Short 9 hole Golf course. Mini Golf. Picnic area.

  • St. Lawrence Islands National Park

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    (35 miles) Mallorytown

    Conceived in the 1870s, St. Lawrence Islands is a tiny jewel with a rich and complex natural and human history. The park is located in the heart of the Thousand Islands tourist area. Make St. ...

  • Belleville Scout Guide Museum

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    (46 miles) Belleville

    The museum features over 25,000 items which include books, magazines, journals, postcards, stamps & first day covers, newspaper articles, uniforms, badges, mugs, pins, belt buckles, woggles, banners ...

  • Brockville Museum

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    (46 miles) Brockville

    Situated in Brockville's historic downtown core, the Brockville Museum features exhibits and artifacts related to Brockville's rich Loyalist history and the city's development as a waterfront ...

  • 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises

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    (47 miles) Brockville

    1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises offers adventure and traditional sightseeing cruises of this famed tourism region. Cruise in comfort and safety on 1 or 2 hours cruises aboard the high-speed catamaran ...

  • Ameliasburgh Historical Museum

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    (49 miles) Ameliasburgh

    Ameliasburgh Historical Museum has grown from one building, in 1968, to a full pioneer village. A log cabin, display barns, an operational blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, dairy and bee-keeping ...

  • Rideau Canal Museum

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    (51 miles) Smiths Falls

    This museum is the flagship interpretation and orientation centre for the entire Rideau Canal system. Five floors hold a unique blend of historic displays, artifacts & modern technology.

  • Smiths Falls Railway Museum

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    (52 miles) Smiths Falls

    You'll find railway heritage comes alive at this National Historic Site. Visitors can climb up into the cupola of a caboose, inspect the track in a Speeder Car or play in the Children's Area.

  • Heritage House Museum

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    (52 miles) N Smiths Falls

    This elegant Victorian dwelling recreates the lifestyle of a wealthy mill owner c.1867 through eight furnished period rooms. The museum also offers changing exhibitions, art shows, day camps, ...

  • Land O'Lakes Rescue Petting Farm

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    (52 miles) Cloyne

    A sweet and educational petting farm in Ontario which features rescued animals, and encourages interactive with kids and adults - particularly those with special needs

  • St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

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    (57 miles) Prescott

    We want the whole family to enjoy our productions. To that end, we offer two Pay-What-You-Can evenings, $20 Wednesday matinees, reduced ticket price for Students and we will continue our committment ...

  • Fort Wellington National Historic Site

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    (59 miles) Prescott

    Kids can explore this historic site in Ontario, first built in 1812, an enjoy fun activities too from trying on costumes, to exploring gunboat wrecks!

  • Calabogie Peaks Dickson Manor

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    (70 miles) Calabogie

    Enjoy the Region's Premier Mountain, Lake and Wilderness Resort! Explore on a Back-country Adventure, go mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking or make a splash at our beachfront on Calabogie Lake. ...

  • Mill of Kintail Conservation Area

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    (71 miles) Mississippi Mills

    This family-oriented destination, home to the R. Tait McKenzie Memorial Museum, is 154-acres of field and forest along the Indian River in Mississippi Mills. Explore this natural treasure year-round ...

  • Black Donald tent and Trailer Park

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    (72 miles) Calabogie

    All through our waterfront are 80 secluded sites some have hook-ups for power and some do not. These sites are maintained daily by our staff of friendly faces. All Sites include picnic tables, fire ...

  • Saunders Farm

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    (74 miles) Munster

    Explore 10 hedge Mazes, tree forts, play areas, gardens, picnic areas and wagon rides on a 100-acre farm. Cool off and get wet in their water spray attraction. Also open for a Spooktacular time in ...

  • Goulbourn Museum

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    (75 miles) Stittsville

    Exhibits chronicle 19th and 20th Century rural township life, with particular emphasis on the 100th Regiment of Foot, Goulbourn’s soldier-settlers. A Children’s Centre allows young visitors to ...

  • Mount Pakenham

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    (76 miles) Pakenham

    Superb for beginners offering a full 50% green runs, lessons from age 3, plus terrain park and slalom hill.

  • Valley View Little Animal Farm

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    (78 miles) Nepean

    Producing farm open to the public with special family activities for learning about farms and animals.