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May 18, 2024

Edmonton Things To Do With Little Kids, Tots, Toddlers, Small Children

Edmonton attractions for kids. Attractions, events, places to go and fun things to do with small kids in Edmonton and area.

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West Edmonton Mall

Galaxyland, West Edmonton MallChildren can have lots of fun at North America’s largest shopping centre. West Edmonton Mall is home to an ice rink, two 18-hole mini-golf courses, bowling, billiards, bumper boats, California Sea Lions, an underground aquarium and many more attractions. It’s also the home of World Waterpark – a tropical indoor paradise – and Galaxyland – the world’s largest indoor amusement park.

Toddler Time makes a great play-date! Children five years and under can have a blast at Galaxy Kids Playpark – a large play area with slides, caves and ball pits – or splash around at World Waterpark during Toddler Time! Available Fall 2022.

And now children five and under can also learn to skate at the Ice Palace with an accredited free-skate coach onsite for instruction! Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.

With over 800 stores and services in the mall there are several stores that offer children’s clothing, accessories, furniture, toys, bears, etc. Fun for the whole family.

Plan to spend at least one day here probably two to three days if you want to visit the attractions. Stroller rentals are available. West Edmonton Mall is open year round.

West Edmonton Mall pictures

87th Ave and 170 Street, Edmonton
Get Directions (Google Maps)
(780) 444-5300

Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre

Jurassic Forest is an educational and entertainment facility aimed to teach kids about the forest, the past, and especially dinosaurs. Our facility is located in 40 acres of natural, old growth forest. Throughout the forest, we have 2 km of wooded walkways with numerous robotic, life-size dinosaurs on both sides of the trails. These dinosaurs move, make sounds, and are very life-like. We also have a small interpretive centre with displays, as well as a gift shop and small concession. We are located just north of Edmonton, near the town of Gibbons.
Address: 2-23210 Gibbons, AB
Phone: 780-470-2446
Website: www.jurassicforest.com
Map: http://jurassicforest.com/location.php
Target audience: families with kids under 12
Hours: 9:00-7:00 daily once we open (approximately May – October), hours can be adjusted for daylight time

Art Gallery of Alberta

Art Gallery of AlbertaThe new Art Gallery of Alberta is now open. Experience new exhibitions, inspiring spaces and fun and fascinating events for all ages.

On the ground floor is the BMO World of Creativity. The theme is now Play on Architecture.

Children can play with giant building blocks to create 3-D structures, and also build their own architectural designs with modern technology.

Its an interactive, hands-on space where children and their grown-ups can explore their creativity. Also check out Tours for Tots ages 3-5 on Wednesday mornings.

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Get Directions (Bing Maps)
(780) 422-6223

TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

TELUS World of Science EdmontonEdmonton’s space and science center features five interactive mind-boggling galleries. Discoveryland is an interactive gallery designed for children 2-8 years old. Play in the construction zone and build, construct and learn or play with water and sand, and more.

Also check out the Star Theatre and Imax shows. Families can play and explore together.

TELUS World of Science pictures

11211 – 142 Street, Edmonton
Get Directions (Google Maps)
(780) 451-3344


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage VillageAward winning outdoor living museum tells the story of the settlement of Ukrainian immigrants to east central Alberta from 1892-1930.

Costumed role players in historic buildings including one room schoolhouse, general store, churches, houses, etc. Wagon rides.

Several special events and activities during the summer season. Summer day camps available for children.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village pictures

25 min east of Edmonton on Hwy 16 (near Elk Island National Park)


Valley Zoo

Valley Zoo, Edmonton, AlbertaHome to more than 100 exotic, endangered and native species. Tigers, elephants, zebras, red pandas and more.

Little ones can ride the small train to the children’s zoo, hop-on the carousel or ride the paddleboats around the pond.

Open year round. Lots of hands-on activities for children. Check for special events.

Stroller rentals available in the summer.

Edmonton Valley Zoo pictures

13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
Get Directions (Google Maps)
(780) 496-8787

More Edmonton Valley Zoo pictures on our site.

Muttart Conservatory

Muttart ConservatoryFour glass pyramids filled with rare and wonderful plants from all over the world. A great place in winter and rainy days.

The Muttart Conservatory, located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley is Edmonton’s premier horticultural attraction. It features four beautiful glass pyramids.

New programming space was added. All school programs have been redeveloped and include hands-on activities.

New cafe and gift shop available.

A perfect stop on a river valley walk or bike ride.

9626 - 96A St.
Get Directions (Google Maps)
(780) 442-5311

John Janzen Nature Centre

Discover nature in the city at John Janzen Nature Centre. Located next to Fort Edmonton Park.  The newly-renovated John Janzen Nature Centre takes visitors for a walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness with nature in an urban setting.  The new Tegler Discovery Zone is an indoor play area that recreates local wildlife habitat. Crawling and climbing structures are designed for children up to age 10. Interpretive play structures include a birch tree, a squirrel midden and a bee hive.

Exhibit room and live wildlife exhibits such as salamanders, garter snakes, and frog.  Take a self guided hike on 4km of natural trails through the river valley.  Programming for small children, family and adults.

Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive

John Walter Museum

John Walter was one of Edmonton’s early entrepreneurs and played an important role in the development of Edmonton. The John Walter Museum displays the three original homes of John Walter. Drop-in programs most Sundays. Located in Kinsmen Park, which has a wading pool in summer, picnic areas and children’s playground.

10627 – 93 Avenue in Kinsmen Park
(780) 496-8787

Devonian Botanic Garden

Edmonton Devonian Botanic GardensBeautiful outdoor gardens and indoor display of succulents, tropical butterflies, and orchids. Authentic Japanese Garden. Children and family courses. Garden/Plant oriented gift-shop.

Located 30 minutes from downtown Edmonton. Hwy 60, 5 km north of Devon
(780) 987-3054


Woodlands Water Play Park

A Splash of Fun for the Whole Family

Woodland Water ParkLooking for buckets of fun on a hot summer day? The newly renovated Woodlands Water Play Park gives the young of age and young at heart a chance to cool off in a medieval-themed spray park.

Attracting up to 2,000 people per summer day, the park is one of the largest zero-depth spray parks in North America. The 1,100 square metre splash pad is divided into three individual play zones with 21 spray features, including a super splash bucket that holds and releases 50 gallons of water.

Complete with beach volleyball court, playground, picnic area and concession, the park is one of the most popular summer destinations in the city. It's a priceless option on a sunny day -- open free of charge to residents and visitors from all around!

Gates open from 9:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Water features are on, weather permitting, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more information:

Woodlands Water Play Park
165 Sturgeon Road, St. Albert
Located on the corner of Boudreau Road and Sturgeon Road

Weather permitting
FREE Admission
Phone: 780-459-1553

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