Where to Go in Niagara Falls with Kids
The Niagara Falls in Canada is a destination which is bursting with activities and things to see for families with kids of all ages. Whether you are going for a quick visit to the Falls on the weekend or want to spend a little longer at this world-famous attraction, there will definitely be no shortage of things for you to find for your family to do. If you’re planning a family trip to the amazing Niagara Falls, here are just some of the best things to do together.
Maid of the Mist
Once you and your family have been able to see the Falls, there’s absolutely no doubt that the Maid of the Mist is a tour which must be taken. Donning plastic raincoats, you will be able to board one of the Maid of the Mist boats which will take you right into the basin of the one-hundred-and-seventy-foot-high Horseshoe Falls. Although you are all sure to get absolutely soaked, it’s a lot of fun and definitely not to be missed.
There is a huge variety of family-friendly hotels available to stay in around the Niagara Falls area, with some of these including water parks that are hugely popular with the little ones. There are certain waterpark hotels which are located directly across from the famous Niagara Falls themselves, which definitely make a convenient stay for those with kids. Enjoying your stay in a themed resort which features a huge range of things for the whole family to do can make your vacation a little more relaxed and fun.
The Niagara Falls area is home to a number of historical sites that are as fun to learn about as they are to explore. Families can visit The Laura Secord Homestead to learn about the Canadian heroine of the war of 1812, or visit Fort George or Old Fort Erie, where British soldiers lived during the war. There is also Brock’s Monument, which you can climb to see the territory that the British were defending back in 1812.
Standing at nearly 180 feet high, the Niagara Skywheel is the biggest observation wheel in Canada and provides its passengers with stunning views of the Falls and the surrounding area, which are sure to be unforgettable. The Skywheel is the perfect activity to do with your family either on a short or long break, as it is open all year round and fully equipped with either heating or cooling services to make sure that you are comfortable during your ride no matter which time of year you visit. The ride lasts for around 8-12 minutes, and the unique bird’s eye view of the Falls is sure to impress even the youngest of riders.
Clifton Hall Amusements
If your children enjoy rides and games then they will definitely like Clifton Hill, which is known around the world as the street of fun. There are a whole range of different attractions available to have fun with in Clifton Hill, for example The Great Canadian Midway with over three hundred games to choose from, the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars, Dinosaur Adventure Golf and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. The Clifton Hill area is also home to a number of popular family-friendly restaurants where you can enjoy a bite to eat and maybe even sample some of the local ales from the Niagara Brewing Company with your lunch.
The Skylon Tower Observation Decks are 775 feet off the ground, and provide an experience and view which simply can’t be missed. The Skylon Tower is an excellent choice for families wanting a better view of the Falls and the surrounding areas as there is elevator access, which will take you right to the top of the tower in under a minute. The Skylon Tower is also fully equipped with dining facilities and an indoor entertainment center.
Journey Behind the Falls
Once you’ve all managed to see the Falls up close, it’s time to get behind the scenes. The Journey Behind the Falls is an attraction which involves descending by 150 feet through bedrock and into tunnels which lead to both the upper and lower observation decks at the Falls. From this perspective, visitors have the chance to see and experience the water crashing from the Falls, which are located thirteen stories up, to the basin below.
Whether you’re planning a fun family weekend away or want a longer stay, Niagara Falls is packed full of things to do for families and little ones.is text: Enter the text of your article here.
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