January is right around the corner – though we’re still trying to figure out how that happened, we wanted to share some of our favourite places to go and things to do in January, with the kids in tow. If you’re still searching for a bit of inspiration to get outside, discover and explore in Edmonton in January – we’ve got you covered.
Here’s what to do with kids in January:
1/ Bring kids 7+ snow tubing at Sunridge for a family date afternoon – with the new changes, the experience is better than ever.
2/ Skate the new Freezeway and explore the new Victoria Pavillion
3/ Visit Telus World of Science before the Rubiks Cube Exhibit leaves
4/ Get your tickets for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’
5/ Get on the List for the City’s Largest Snowball Fight
6/ Ski for Free on Friday Night
7/ Get a First Look at Ice on Whyte
8/ Toboggan at Our Favourite Hill
9/ Watch a Deep Freezer Race at the Byzantine Deep Freeze Festival
10/ Try Swing + Skate Sundays at City Hall
11/ Celebrate World Snow Day
12/ Check out the newest indoor playground: Treehouse North Edmonton
13/ Play with Magformers in the Science Garage
14/ Host Family Games Night. Need an idea for a game? Kids 5+ are going to love Exploding Kittens – it’s fast to learn and so fun to play
15/ Take a Sleigh Ride through Fort Edmonton Park
16/ Snowflakes are Falling Winter Pyramid at the Muttart (Until January 3)
17/ Drop in for “Reindeer Talk” at the Zoo
18/ Take a Kids Cooking Class
20/ Visit Edmonton Ice Castle in Hawrelak Park
21/ Melt down your own maple syrup (make sure it’s pure) and try your hand at Cabane a Sucre. Boil the maple syrup until it reaches 238 degrees (faranheit) and pour it over clean snow for a delicious, delicious treat.
22/ Host a fire pit party at Victoria Park or in your own backyard. Boil water and make hot chocolate, go sledding and warm up by the fire. Who says that you have to wait until the summer to have a backyard fun party?
23/ Drop into your local library and play Lego – that’s one of our favourite library programs and it’s an easy and fun way to play Lego without having to spend your money on sets from the Lego store.
24/ Rent skis from the Strathcona Wilderness Centre and hit the trails – there are even promotions for $2 lessons during special events
25/ Bring the kids to Delux Burger Bar, where they eat for free on Mondays