What to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids | Jan 1-3

Keeping in mind that restrictions are still in place, there are still so many things that you can do this weekend in Edmonton to celebrate the coming of 2021. Rather than our usual format where we’re sharing day-specific ideas ideas, we’re sharing ideas you can do all weekend long. 

Here’s what to do this weekend with kids:

Winter Hike at Clifford E Lee Natural Area 

Explore Clifford E Lee Natural area for a fun, easily completed by even the youngest in your crew, winter walk. Don’t forget to bring a bit of bird seed and feed chickadees, or

Roast Marshmallows at an Outdoor Picnic Site

There are a handful of outdoor winter picnic sites throughout the city. Pack the wood, fire starter, marshmallows and hot dogs and roasting sticks and create a winter wonderland picnic (we like to bring folding chairs for somewhere to sit that’s not the cold ground, blankest to keep warm, and extra snacks)

Hit up the Toboggan Hill

Gallaghar Park is a fast favourite around here. You can find our list of family-friendly toboggan hills, here. We like to keep the kids sleds in the car while we’re exploring the city, because you never know when you’re going to find a toboggan hill that you want to slide down a few times!

Visit the Brand New Dermott District Playground

Visit the brand new Dermott District Playground and explore the gorgeous climbing structure, and natural inspired playscape. Find it at 90 Avenue & 83 Street in Edmonton.

Book your Skating Time at Caernarvon Rink 

Book your skating time to ensure a physically distanced, outdoor experience at a local rink. Tickets are free, and can be booked online, ahead of time. Washrooms are available on site for skaters only, and only during the event period. Public Skate Rink – Helmets are mandatory for all skaters under 18 years old, and recommended for adults.

Try and Edmonton Scavenger Hunt 

How does it work!? You will be using an app on your smartphone, where you will be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You’ll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you have found the object, you will send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You will have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone. You will have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!

Visit Animals at ‘Time on the Land’

Founder and director, Eileen Bonar opened the Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy property to let people connect to the land during Covid-19.

Book a time to come to the 40 acre Dreamcatcher™ property. This invitation will allow families to meet the animals over the fence and spend time walking on the property if you like.

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