Soakers, Somersaults and Science: Family-friendly Places to Play
It’s time to face a basic truth about winter in Saskatchewan: it’s cold out there. Fortunately, there are plenty of family-friendly indoor activities for parents and kids around the province. Check these out!
Get soaked. There’s no better way for a family to spend an afternoon than splashing around at a waterpark. Best of all, there are waterslides all over the province. Gallagher Centre Waterpark (pictured below in Yorkton and Northern Lights Palace in Melfort are only two.
Saskatchewan’s public art galleries offer all kinds of activities to engage kids in art. The Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert, the Remai Modern in Saskatoon and Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery will occupy and delight the kids while the parents take in the art.
Trains, planes, automobiles. The Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw houses vintage and historical vehicles for kids to wow over. Who are we kidding? Grown-ups will wow over them too. If that isn’t enough, you can check out the other WDM locations around the province, or visit the Children’s Discovery Museum in Saskatoon or the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina.
Stop what you’re doing and get some science in your Saturday. The Saskatchewan Science Centre in Regina offers an afternoon’s worth of interactive exhibits, not to mention the Kramer IMAX Theatre. Elsewhere, explore the Lloydminster Culture & Science Centre, or the Museum of Natural Sciences on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon (they have a scavenger hunt!).
Forget the trampoline in your backyard. Places like Apex Trampoline Park in Saskatoon and Boomers Air Park just outside of Regina, offer a gigantic room full of bouncy surfaces and trained staff ready to make sure you and your family have a fun and safe experience.