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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A super fun play experience for kids up to 12 years old! Don't worry - they have the adults covered too!
Paint your own pottery studio in Dartmouth for all ages! Just drop in and get creative!
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.
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! Enjoy waterslides and bumper boats, "Big Ellie" the Atlantic Playland Ferris Wheel and more!
Seasonal fun in Halifax with FREE admission and pay and play rides and amusements, including bumper boats, haunted castle, carousel, waterslides and karts!
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.
An award winning living history museum that depicts the coastal rural life in Nova Scotia during the 1940's, as well as life during and after WWII! Amazing history!
Skiing fun for the family in Nova Scotia with numerous runs, ski school, and cross country skiing too!
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!
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.
Skiing fun in Nova Scotia with plenty of novice and intermediate territory but also loads of expert, plus ski school for over 6s!
Animal fun in Nova Scotia's largest zoo with 50 acres boasting a great range of exotic, native and domestic breeds of mammals, birds and reptiles from all around the world!
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 excels in providing friendly service on a clean, well-groomed property for your familys enjoyment.
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....
Family fun for those active kids in Nova Scotia, with go-karting, golf, space ball and more!
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.
As Atlantic Canada's Premiere Fun Park destination, Upper Clements Parks delivers thrilling rides and exciting family entertainment, as well as an aerial ropes course!
20 km from a beach, less than 20 km from a natural reserve, flat, little shade, 2 rentals, pets allowed throughout the campsite.
Tiverton, the home of Pirate's Cove Whale & Seabird Cruises, is an authentic fishing village on the tip of Long Island, Digby County, Nova Scotia.
The Western Branch is the only satellite gallery in Canada. Its establishment helps fulfill the Gallery's mandate of making art more accessible across the province and bringing the visual arts and Nova Scotians together.