Kid Friendly Things to do in the HRM

The Discovery Centre

Free on Wednesday evenings, The Discovery Centre is an amazing place for adult and child alike to learn and be amazed by their various galleries.



Citadel Hill

Citadel Hill offers many things to do for kids and parents. From children exploring a day in a soldiers life or solving a 19th-century mystery to parents testing their shots with a musket or a ghost adventure.



Nova Scotia Whale Watching 

During good weather, you and your family can go out to see to spot whales and other sea creatures native around Halifax, but don't worry about rough seas when it's too rough to go out historical tours are offered. 


The Harbour Hopper

Teaching you about the history of Halifax both on land and sea the harbour hopper is a Halifax favourite.



Museum of Natural History

Every Wednesday evening the Natural History Museum opens their doors for free. With exhibits ranging from Mi'kmaq artifacts to Gus the 70-year-old tortoise, the Museum of Natural History has a wide range of exhibits to delight and inform you.



Pop Up Kids Adventure Playground
​Play Outside NS is an offshoot of the Dalhousie University's Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) project research team is hosting a free loose parts pop-up playground event. Loose parts are open-ended materials that can be used in various ways allowing children to experiment and explore through play. 



Halifax Makerspace

The Halifax Makerspace host workshops where kids can learn everything from working with Arduino to creating circuits.



Visit Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove is a beautiful landscape with an amazing and explorable shoreline in addition to its numerous shops and fishing village.



Walk the waterfront

The Halifax waterfront has a long and beautiful boardwalk full of attraction such as The Wave, food vendors, street performers, and if you get tired while on the walk they have hammocks and benches. 



Public Library 

The Halifax Public Libraries offer a variety of events open to all, there is bound to be an event that catches your eye!



For more ideas check out Raising Haligonians or Tourism Nova Scotia