There’s nothing like spending quality family time together. We absolutely love finding fun activities to do with our families, and we’re sure you do too! Getting out of the house and spending time in the community is a great way to take advantage of all the events and activities KW has to offer. We all have our favourites, but sometimes it’s exciting to switch it up and try something new. Here are family activities in Kitchener-Waterloo that you can try out this year.
- →Try an Adventure or Escape Room
Put your family to the test and see if you can work together to escape. Try Adventure Rooms, KW Escape or Escapeworx.
- →Visit a new park
There’s no shortage of amazing parks in the region. Take a look at a list of parks, start visiting them and check them off the list. See how many you can visit this year!
- →Explore a local museum
Plan a visit to THE MUSEUM, The Waterloo Region Museum, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery and more.
- →Find a new treat at a local business
It’s easy to get into a routine and consistently visit your favourite local business (which is amazing!). Try making the effort to visit some new businesses or shops you’ve never been in.
- →Mini Putt
Get out on the (mini) green at Bingemans, Max’s Golf Center, Wedges ‘N Woods Golf Academy, or iBowl.
- →Stay cool at a splash pad
When the summer heat hits, visit the splash pads in Kitchener (see the list here) and Waterloo (see the list here)
- →Shop at a market
Get your grocery list and visit the St. Jacob’s farmers market or Kitchener Farmers Market. You’ll be able to find great food, treats, gifts and more
- →Hit the slopes
Whether you’re into skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, you can do it all at Chicopee! Or find a local hill and bring your own toboggan!
- →Go see the butterflies
Visit the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and discover 1000s of free-flying butterflies.
- →See a live show
Plan a special family outing to see a live performance at the Saint Jacob’s Playhouse (or any of the Drayton Entertainment theatres), or Center in the Square. Go listen to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, or find live music at pubs and local events across the region.
- →Cheer on the Kitchener Rangers
Get some seats at the Aud and cheer on the local team!
- →Find a Local Event to attend
Take a look at this Explore Waterloo Region calendar to find all sorts of upcoming events.
Want More Family Activity Ideas?
Here are some more great resources to check out for family activities in Kitchener-Waterloo.
- Living the Family Life in Waterloo Region
- Fun Fall Activities For Your Family
- City of Kitchener Events
- Waterloo – All City Events
- Annual Events in Uptown Waterloo
- 25 Must-Visit Nature Attractions & Parks in Kitchener-Waterloo Region
- Things To Do | Explore Waterloo Region
- 25 Outdoor Winter Activities In Kitchener-Waterlo