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Keeping kids constantly entertained can be tricky, even for the most creative parents, and in the age of iPads it’s as important as ever to turn off the screens and tune into one other. As the Niagara region is an all-season destination for family fun activities, we have for you our pick of destinations for Thorold parents to head the next time you hear, “I’m bored.”


Bissell’s Hideaway Resort

Spend hours splashing in the giant wave pool or whizzing down the 130-foot twister waterslide on a hot afternoon. If you’d rather stay dry, check out the incredible sports facilities with everything from tennis and basketball to bocce courts and kid’s fishing. Take a trip on the pedal boats or head indoors to the arcade and play a round of mini-golf. If you’re not ready to head home at the end of the day, why not pitch a tent or a rent a cabin and let the fun roll on into the night.

Zippy Zoom Indoor Playground

With multiple locations across the Niagara Region, this indoor playground is perfect for kids under 5. Sit back and relax while your little explorer tries out the various play structures and slides or tosses around a ball with other kids.

Waves Indoor Waterpark

Perfect for a rainy day, Waves Indoor Waterpark features a wave pool, water slides up to three-storeys high, a kiddie pool, giant tipping bucket and more. The best part? While your kids are enjoying hours of entertainment you can sneak away to the hot spa pools.

Clifton Hill Amusements

The top destination for attractions, entertainment and more, Clifton Hill is the perfect street to stroll down with the kids. Dubbed as the Street of Fun for families, couples and sightseers, Clifton Hill offers a variety of attractions including the Niagara Skywheel, the Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars and glow-in the-dark mini putt. Pro-Tip: Check out the Clifton Hills Fun Pass, which gets you access to 6 great attractions for one low price.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

The unbelievable Ripley’s Believe it or Not has a collection of weird news, stories, incredible videos, photos, and exhibits, providing a fun and educational day out you have to see to believe.


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Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Liz, Nicole and Karla

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