Tube Down a Kid Friendly Canyon
Tubing when your a kid is exciting – but it’s usually expensive. There’s a free hidden gem, in Red Deer at Discovery Canyon. It’s a place for the kids to slide down a newly renovated stone tubing course that’s just fast enough for the little ones, and with a wading pond and two sandy areas for kids to cool off during those hot summer days. Don’t worry about having to bring your own tube, you can rent them at Discovery Canyon for $5 (with a $15 deposit).
Float in a Ball on Bower Pond
Every great day trip always includes something that’s a bit of a splurge, right? At Bower Ponds, you can head out on the water in a giant inflatable ball, for $20 for 10 minutes. Like we said, it’s a bit of a splurge, but it’s one of those experiences that the kids are only going to experience a handful of times in their childhood. Children under the age of sixteen must have an adult with them, and it’s a great place to spend the day as there are multiple activities at the ponds.
Climb on the Giant Inflatable at Sylvan Lake
The Wibit Aqua Splash system at Sylvan Lake is a great way to get on the water, without spending the day swimming. It’s a giant inflatable park where kids can climb up, through and down inflatables – but they have to be at least six years old to take part in the activity.
Explore a Natural Playground
Waskakoo Park hosts a natural playground with hidden nooks and crannies, a child-size table created from tree stumps and a slide built into the playground, with climbers created from slabs of natural rock. In addition, there’s a musical playground, where kids can experiment with sound, naturally.