Four family-friendly fun ideas for Niagara Falls – words Alexa Wang
For a lot of families, Niagara Falls is a much-loved attraction; there are tonnes of tours to entertain the kids, but many parents are worried that some of them will be too dangerous or too scary for their little ones.
This is far from true though, and today’s post will give you some of the top attractions in the area that are close to the action, but fun for all the family. The great thing is that you should be able to book a Niagara Falls hotel close to all of these too, so if you’re worried about needing to get back to your room, it’s already taken care of.
This is one of the most enjoyable tours you can take in Niagara, and has been a favourite amongst visitors for over 150 years. You’ll board a catamaran with the family and sail down Niagara River, passing by the base of the American Falls before travelling into the basin of the Horseshoe Falls. Make no mistake, you’ll get soaked to the skin unless you have a rain mac on this expedition, so it’s a good thing they give you your very own rain poncho as a souvenir.
This destination is ideal for children, with every inch packed with restaurants, amusement arcades, rides and so much more. Start off with the Niagara Skywheel, the perfect place to take some breathtaking pictures that you’ll be able to look back on for years to come. Then head for Ghost Blasters black-light game for a unique haunted house experience, before taking on the brand new Wild West Coaster – a 6D motion simulator with unparalleled special effects that will take you on an incredible adventure through time. For more information about what you can find in Clifton Hill, click here.
Go crazy with golf
There are two venues for playing crazy golf, and both have their own claim to fame. The Dinosaur Adventure Golf is currently Canada’s largest mini-golf attraction, with two 18-hole courses that will see you traverse prehistoric terrain and come face-to-face with some of its terrifying inhabitants. On the other hand, you may prefer Wizard’s Golf, which is a brand new, glow-in-the-dark adventure. Encounter trolls and fairies whilst you play through castles, and it should keep the whole family entertained.
Get back to nature
As you’re visiting one of the most beautiful parts of Ontario, why not take in some of the natural wonders it has to offer? Take the kids for a gentle hike around Niagara Gorge before taking a picnic to Queen Victoria Park. If your children are animal-lovers, they’ll adore the Butterfly Conservatory in the nearby Botanical Gardens, where they can take their time to spot some of the 45 species that call this rainforest environment home. There’s also the Niagara Bird Kingdom too, which is the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary.
Do you know of any more family-friendly activities? Post them in the comments section below…