Edmonton is close enough to plan a quick road trip for the weekend, and get home in time for school on Monday. With so many festivals, activities and things to do, it’s the perfect weekend trip to get out of town. Here are a few things that you need to check out on a winter weekend in Edmonton with the kids.
Visit the Ice Castle
Visit Hawrelak Park and see the ice castle (until March). It’s an acre big ice castle that’s created using harvested ice castles. There’s a slide, thrones and many places to explore. Buy your tickets ahead of time to save, and make sure that you can get in to the attraction. Don’t forget your skates! There’s a skating rink close-by, to finish off the afternoon out.
Ride the Zipline at West Edmonton Mall
Kids 45+ pounds can zip over the wave pool at West Edmonton Mall. It’s a fun trip, and there are discounts for second rides. It’s a great addition to spending the morning out at the waterpark. Trying to save money? Plan a mid-week trip, and take advantage of toddler time where one parent and one parent 5 and under, is only $20.The ride can be enjoyed by both World Waterpark guests and general Mall guests. Sales kiosks are located both in the waterpark and in the shopping centre, by the park (next to Ropes Quest). Operating hours will mirror World Waterpark hours of operation, which are currently 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Cost to ride the zipline is $20 per person for Mall guests and $15 for waterpark patrons
Swim at Millennium Place
Millennium Place, just outside the city in Sherwood Park, boasts a fantastic indoor playground for little kids, an electronic playground and drop in games room for the older ones and a great swimming pool with a toddler play structure and a lazy river. On Saturday afternoons, there are inflatables in the pool, adding to the fun. Admission for the entire family is just over $20.
Saturday Open Studio at the Art Gallery
Saturday afternoons, there are drop in classes at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Kids can drop in for a fun art class experience, and it comes with the budget friendly price tag of under fifteen bucks. You can get the details for Saturday Open Studio at YourAGA.ca.
Get a Slice
Brand new, LOVE Pizza opened downtown in Edmonton. You’re going to want to try Holy Shittake and Peaches and cream, and for the kids, we rec’ the kids cut, a pizza any way they want it (ages 10 and under). You can see the menu, and learn more, here. When you’re finished you can share a slice of peach pie, and some gelato.