Pack up the kids and set a course for family fun in Niagara Falls! We've tailored this two-day itinerary just for families, check out these must-do experiences on your next Niagara Falls getaway!
Start off your day with a roaring good time at Safari Niagara! This 150 acre park is the ultimate summer fun destination for people of all ages and abilities. Park admission is all-inclusive and includes access to interactive and educational animal presentations, safari tram, paddle boats, Sky Quest and Sky Tykes (ropes course), Bounce-A-Rooz (jumping pillows), Safari Speedway (pedal bike go-karts), catch & release fishing and of course a splash pad. The family will have loads of fun!
After all that adventure at Safari Niagara, take some time for everyone to refuel and relax at Ruby Tuesday on Clifton Hill. This stop will put you in the centre of the tourist district where the rest of the days activities will all be in walking distance. Ruby Tuesday offers a great family menu with signature choices such as their handcrafted burgers, ribs, pasta, seafood, steaks and more! Create your perfect salad with their endless garden bar. Two large bars offer an assortment of drink selections, including an impressive cocktail menu. Dig into a delicious meal or enjoy a signature sip in the comfort of their dining room or sit back and relax on the large patio overlooking Clifton Hill.
Clifton Hill Fun Pass
Great Canadian Midway
From Ruby Tuesday make your way across Clifton Hill to one of the nation's largest miniature golf courses. Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses: 'Raptor' and 'T-Rex', 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers and a 50 foot high "active" steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior.
Go from prehistoric to medieval as you test your skills at the Mystery Maze. Discover an adventure that will test your sense of direction. Who will be the first to capture all 3 towers and find the Mystery Sword? Getting lost has never been this much fun... Fun for all ages!
Next make your way to the foot of Clifton Hill to tantalize your tastebuds at Sweet Jesus Ice Cream. This unique dessert shop guarantees a 'divine' ice cream experience, unlike anything else you've ever experienced. From clever creations with cotton candy to the ultimate treat for the chocolate obsessed, Sweet Jesus is a must visit on your trip to Niagara Falls. Their goal has always been to combine conceptual thinking with high quality ingredients, in an effort to make something that tastes and looks unlike anything you've ever seen before.
What kid wouldn't love to be in control of a massive model train set, a visit to Locomoland will give your kids just that opportunity! With over 2,000 square feet of self-built magnificent miniature landscapes of countryside, cities, mountains, rivers and much more Locomoland offers hours of entertainment for the whole family.
After a delicious ice cream snack, stretch your legs with a walk down to see the Falls Illumination - a must see for visitors! Every night of the year, the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls are illuminated in glowing colours creating a stunning vista that can be viewed from near and far. The glowing waters against the dark sky elevate the beauty of the thundering wonder, making Niagara Falls at night unlike anything you've ever experienced.
After this full day of family-fun the kids will be tuckered out, make sure everyone gets a good sleep so you are ready for all the adventure thats planned for tomorrow. There are so many great options for your families' overnight stay, hotels/motels, waterpark package or just a cozy inn that has lots of attractions nearby.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, make the start to your second day in Niagara Falls stellar with breakfast at the Flying Saucer Restaurant. It's the home of out-of-this-world food at down-to-earth prices. Everyone in your family will love the menu, its sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Their specialty subs can't be beat, and the burgers and dogs are the meanest around. A dining adventure to the Flying Saucer will make your family's stay in Niagara even more memorable.
Its a zoo, aquarium and amusement park all wrapped into one, enjoy amazing shows and family adventure at Marineland. You and your family will experience the thrill and sense of wonder that comes from a close encounter with amazing marine mammals. More thrills await you as the park features amusement rides including one of the world's largest steel roller coasters, one of the world's highest triple tower rides, and the new Zierer Star Shape ride - the only one in North America - along with a variety of other rides to suit all ages. There are also land animal displays and a splash park for the kids.
Next set your destination to Maple Leaf Place to where the whole family with enjoy sites, selfies, souvenirs and an amazing Maple syrup experience at the Maple Trail. Right next to the scenic Niagara River and just 5 minutes from the Falls, come taste and learn about maple syrup like you’ve never done before, shop authentic indigenous wood carvings and crafts, take a look around the northern inspired jewelry & clothing, take in paintings and art by local artists. Indulge your tastebuds at the Hungry Moose Food Market, featuring wood oven pizza, Quebec-style poutine with cheese curds and a variety of other snacks!
Continue along the beautiful Niagara Parkway to the Whirlpool Aero Car. Designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo the Aero Car has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counter clockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. High above the racing Niagara River, you'll be transported through the air in an antique cable car. Far below, the torrent of water abruptly changes direction and creates one of the world's most mesmerizing natural phenomenon - the Niagara Whirlpool. Sometimes frightening and always unforgettable!
For those who love chocolates and sweets there's no place like, Hershey's Chocolate World is a unique retail attraction that features 650 square metres of chocolate fun! Located on Falls Avenue (just steps from Clifton Hill), visitors enter through the 4-story high HERSHEY'S Bar. Inside you will find freshly made chocolate sweets and confections at their fresh food counter. Visitors can try a sample of gourmet HERSHEY'S fudge from a delectable assortment of custom made flavours. For a decadent treat try a fresh strawberry dipped in rich HERSHEY'S chocolate, or cool off with our signature HERSHEY'S milkshakes, a thick and frosty treat!
From there you can make your way through the Falls Avenue complex to the Hard Rock Cafe. Featuring an extensive tex-mex inspired menu and rare music memorabilia ranging from Elton John to Lenny Kravitz. Located conveniently at the main entrance to Casino Niagara, the HRC Niagara Falls Canada has two very special rooms you'll want to check out: one dedicated entirely to Elvis and the other completely to the Beatles.