Mark Your Calendar: 31 Things You’ve Got to Do with Your Kids in Edmonton in June

Edmonton is a city of festivals and prominently during the warmer months. There is never a shortage of activities to experience in and around Edmonton with children. I have compiled a list of 31 fun and amazing experiences to do with your kids for the month of June.

  1. Got a kid that loves trucks? Touch a Truck in Fort Saskatchewan is back for the third year. On Sunday, June 4th from 10AM-2PM you can enjoy this fantastic family event that where everyone can touch and even hop inside trucks they love. It’s an event held at Legacy Park that I highly recommend attending. Tip: Bring Baby Earmuffs for littles sensitive to loud noises – tooting truck horns. Also dress for the weather and pack snacks. There are great breakfast/brunch restaurants nearby that you can enjoy beforehand as well.
  2. Enjoy the Pride Parade on June 10th with the kids. Starts at 11AM on Whyte. Be prepared to get there early because spots up front and parking go quickly.
  3. Hit up the Strathcona farmers market, pick up some local homemade goodies and kettle corn. Tip: Park close to the market morning of the Pride Parade and hit up the Strathcona Market afterwards.
  4. Take the kids bowling for free! Sign up for the Kids Bowl Free Program and children ages 2-12 can bowl two free games, everyday, all summer long.
  5. Got a kid that loves carnivals? Imagine an amazing and fun carnival powered entirely by green energy. Well get ready because from June 8-11th, the world’s first green carnival Sustainable is coming to Edmonton. Buy a Day Pass and go on unlimited rides and participate in the Green Beast Eco Challenge for advance pricing of $30 online – $45 onsite.
  6. Search for Dinosaurs at Jurassic Forest, just north of Gibbons. It’s a great way to adventure with the kids for an entire day – there are trails to explore, scavenger hunts for the older children, even a Trex slide for the little ones.
  7. Got a train fanatic? Go back in time, enjoy a steam train ride and explore Fort Edmonton Park. In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, they are offering a limited time summer admission pass at a special price. Available for purchase until July 1, 2017 – valid from July 1 – September 1, 2017 for 2 adults and 4 kids. Midway rides are included.
  8. To cool off on a hot day, visit one of the 10 Bucket-List Worthy Spray Parks in Edmonton. Must Haves: Picnic Blanket, Pop Up tent for Shade, Sunscreen and lots of snacks including a 7-Eleven Slurpee.
  9. Rainy day? Visit your local library and partake in a free interactive one hour program for parent and babes like Rhymes that Bind, Sing, Sign, Laugh and Learn or Baby Laptime.
  10. Fly a Kite on June 3 as Edmonton celebrates 100in1Day. The goal is to have 100 kites in the air – it’s a free event just bring a kite, buy a kite or make a kite.
  11. Not in town for Sustainable or Klondike Days. Got a kid who loves midway rides? Well, you can still visit a carnival and enjoy the midway rides during the month of June. Checkout the dates and places here.
  12. Enjoy a Day of Play. Free fun for the whole family at Martin Deerline West from 10AM – 2PM. Bouncy Castles, wagon rides, farmyard animals, pedal tractor course and more.
  13. Got a pizza lover? Take them to Nitza’s Pizza in Sherwood Park and not only can they tour the kitchen but they can wear an apron and chef’s hat and create a pizza for free!
  14. Pickup some treats at Doughnut Party and take them to enjoy at our favorite playground/spray park near central Edmonton – Woodcroft.
  15. Love to skate? Drop in for a parent and tot free public skating session at a City of Edmonton arena. Schedules are available weekly and free public skate times are an hour long. Recommended: visit the new Downtown community arena.
  16. Do you have a community league membership? Enjoy free access to the swimming pool and fitness center at your local Edmonton recreation center during community league swim times. Check your local community league website for the schedule.
  17. Thrill Seeker? Checkout Snow Valley’s Aerial Park opening in late May. All 19 ground level game elements are accessible to children 3 yrs and up between 100cm and 140 cm tall. Children under 11 yrs old and minimum 125 cm tall have access to the entire structure, accompanied by a harnessed adult.
  18. Explore Whitemud Creek. Tip from Live It All In: Park near John Janzen Nature Center at the Alfred H Savage Center and walk the creek south from there until Snow Valley Ski Club and return.
  19. Just a half hour drive east of the city you can explore the trails on Elk Island National Park and catch a glimpse of some bison. There is a small beach where you can rent kayaks and canoes, and a playground to enjoy for the little tots as well. Tip: Bring a picnic lunch and dress for the weather or make a weekend out of it and enjoy a camping adventure here.
  20. Partake in The International Children’s Festival of the Arts from June 3-4 in St.Albert. This festival is jam packed with activities and performances to be enjoyed by everyone. Download the festival app to plan your unique festival experience with the family.
  21. Be Loud and checkout an FC Edmonton Game for $20 by purchasing tickets online with the promo code #BeLOUD. Limited quantities available. Includes a hotdog and pop, grandstand seating and autographs.
  22. Visit the Edmonton Art Gallery for the Drop in Tour for Tots program every Wednesday morning from 10-11AM. Enjoy a morning of gallery adventure, storytelling and creating something special together with the Family Collaboration theme on Wednesday June 21st.
  23. Celebrate Shark week by crafting some reuse inspired sharks at Edmonton’s Reuse Center for free. Create shark hats, fins, and even some shark buddies.
  24. Recommended for children five years old and up, introduce your kids to live theatre through Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids from June 3-4th. The plays are engaging and gentle and can be enjoyed by kids as young as 18 months to 12 years old. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy storytelling, music, art and theatre – all for kids.
  25. Hold a barbecue at Hawrelak park with friends and family. Throw a frisbee around, play a game of catch with that nerf football, climb the playground or go on a paddleboat ride.
  26. Take the family for a game of mini golf at Rundle Park. Offering an 18 hole course that is fun for all ages, it features replicas of some of Edmonton’s more memorable pre 1990’s landmarks. Located in the southwest section of the park, just a short walk south from the Family Rec Center. Older kids? Enjoy a game of disc (frisbee) golf at Rundle Park – it’s free to play.
  27. Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Visit the Edmonton City Market Downtown and checkout all the local vendors. Indulge in some delicious Caramia Caramels, Earth’s General Store’s famous Green Onion Cakes or take home some fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers that your littles can wash and enjoy. Shop local.
  28. Looking for a playground/splash park with shade on a hot day? Montrose playground/splash park has a few picnic tables with massive trees surrounding one section of the playground. Bonus points for a park that has no sand but is equipped with an awesome “spiderweb” structure to climb on.
  29. Lego Fan? Need an idea for a fun parent and kid date? How about a Lego and Brunch date at Craft Downtown on Saturday, June 25th at 11:30 AM. You can buy tickets Tip: Would make a great Father’s Day gift.
  30. Bring your littles and a Teddy Bear of their choice that is up for an adventure and picnic in the park. This free family event will be hosted at Lions Park in St. Albert on June 10th from 10AM-1PM. There will be light snacks and refreshments, nature crafts with Live It All In, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles and more. Make a day of it by enjoying the playground and accompanied by an adult.
  31. The second annual Edmonton Filipino Festival is happening in Churchill Square from June 9-11th. This free family event will showcase filipino street foods, treats, games, a parade and arts and crafts.

 

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