Local Activities 

We all know that when kids don't expend their energy they start climbing the walls and with the cold weather that Winter brings this tends to happen more than we would like. Here are some activites that will burn off that energy some outdoor but most of them indoors.



For a list of Indoor Playgrounds click here 

For an extensive list of Extra Curricular Activities click here

For a list of family learning centre drop in programs and locations click here

For the Top 5 Snow Day Activities click here


Outdoor Skating- Weather Permitting

Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink

Pier 8, 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

Open Daily from 10:00am-10:00pm Rentals are available



Dundas Driving Park Outdoor Rink

Cross St & Parkview Row, Dundas


For a list of indoor arenas click here



Soccer World

104 Frid St, Hamilton

905-521-8750, info@hamiltonindoor.com


Soccer World offer classes for 18 months to 14 years of age. Leagues begin in the under 7 category and continue to adult. They also offers classes for ages 6-12 for those with cognitive impairment. In addition to soccer they offer indoor baseball, football and ultimate frisbee. They offer 2 drop in programs, a stroller fit for parents and little ones as well as a bounce and balls class for toddlers. For more details on the programs visit their website.



Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington

(905) 527-1158


Royal Botanical Gardens features over 2700 acres of breathtaking gardens and nature sanctuaries. They also offer educational programs and seasonal events. Reptile Rendezvous is a event that starts at the end of January and runs until April. Family memberships are available. For more details on the programs visit their webiste.



Little Ray's Reptile Zoo

869 Barton St E

(905) 549-6868


An indoor interactive zoo that includes daily shows with snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and tarantulas. For more details on the exhibits and show times visit their website.



Hamilton Recreation Centres & Arenas

Various locations across the city


From indoor skating, swimming, family open gym, preschool programs and everything in between. You can find programs to suit any child's interest. Some locations also offer a Friday Fun Night for kids 6-11. For all location and program details visit the website.



Hamilton Public Library

Various locations across the city


The library program in Hamilton is so much more than books. You can borrow movies, magazines, puzzles in addition to books. There are also a wide range of free drop in programs like family movies, baby and family storytime, lego building, computer classes, knitting and so much more. For all location and program details visit the website.



Gravity Indoor Climbing Gym

70 Frid St, Hamilton

(905) 522-8778


Gravity is the biggest and tallest indoor rock climbing gym in all of Canada. You can take an intro climbing course, have a birthday party for kids 5 and up or experience bouldering (climbing without a rope, mats are located below) Calling ahead to book a time is reccommended but not required. For all location and program details visit their website



Lazer Mania

865 Upper James St, Hamilton

(905) 383-8300


Play an exciting game of lasertag and choose from the red, green or blue team. Group rates apply for 10+ guests and Tuesdays have a discounted rate. Also, enjoy the arcade games and win tickets for prizes. Birthday party packages are available. For hours and pricing details visit their website.



Splitsville Hamilton & Burlington

1525 Stone Church Rd. E, Hamilton
Phone: 905-387-3660
Email: hamilton@splitsville.ca



830 Laurentian Drive, Burlington
Phone: 905-333-6570
Email: burlington@splitsville.ca


This bowling alley is great for kids since they offer bumpers and ramps for the little ones to use. In addition, to bowling, food and birthday parties the Hamilton location has a playdium arcade. Burlington also offers the arcade and lasertag. For hours and pricing details visit their websites.



Hamilton Indoor Go Karts

193 Cavell Ave, Hamilton




When the weather is cold and snowing piling up outside enjoy the thrill of go kart racing indoors. Kids must be 4ft tall and 7 years old to drive a cart. They are open on civic holidays and Hamilton and Burlington PA Days.For hours and pricing details vist their website.



The Hamilton Toy Museum

1231 Main St E, Hamilton

collecting @cogeco.ca


The Toy Museum has many hands on activities for kids of all ages. See vintage toys dating back as old as 100 years on memory lane. Open Saturdays from 10:00am -3:00pm. For more information check out their website.




101 Osler Drive, Dundas



2247 Rymal Road East, Stoney Creek



3450 Dundas Street, Burlington



Crock A Doodle is the perfect place to gather for hands-on fun that everyone will love. Unplug from technology and reconnect with your creative side as you paint and play! Drop ins are welcome. For hours, events and pricing details visit their website.




223 King St E, Hamilton




Gameopolis is Hamilton’s first board game lounge! For only $5 a person, play 700+ board games with no time limit! They offer discounts to children 10 years and under. Tuesday is half-price all-you-can play! For hours and more details visit their website.



Children's Museum

1072 Main Street East, Hamilton




The Hamilton Children’s Museum invites young visitors to stretch their imagination as they touch, build and experiment in a friendly, child-focused setting. Home to interactive, hands-on galleries, the museum encourages learning through self-directed play. For hours, program and pricing information visit their website.


For information about programs and events at other Hamilton Civic Museums such as Dundurn Castle, Stram and Technology Museum, Battlefield House and more click here



Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King St W, Hamilton



The gallery caters to more than just art lovers it has a wide range of family friendly activities. Family Fun Days are the last Sunday of each month and include a mini tour, a craft and during the summer months a musical performance for only $5! They offers workshops and summer camps, host kids birthday parties, free admission on the first Friday night of each month and much more. For hours, program and pricing information visit their website.


Flying Squirrel

1550 Upper James St, Hamilton




Flying Squirrel is true fun for the whole family, where the rules of gravity no longer apply! It’s a spring-loaded, urban playground like you’ve never seen before, and whether you’re a seasoned adrenaline junkie, or a family with toddlers and young children, everyone will enjoy themselves at Flying Squirrel.

We make it our mission to offer premier trampoline services, in so many different forms. Form your own extreme dodgeball team, slam dunk like a pro, practice your best aerial acrobatics, and so much more.

We take pride in being the area’s best indoor fun park, and that means not only ensuring everyone has a good time, but everyone is safe, and in a completely clean facility at all times. It’s important to us that our entire facility is spotless and up to our own standards each day, so we take the time to clean everything with an antimicrobial solution every single night



Cineplex Movie Theatres

Silvercity Ancaster 

771 Golf Links Rd, Ancaster



Silvercity Hamilton Mountain

795 Paramount Dr, Stoney Creek




Landmark Cinema 6 Jackson Square

2 King St W, Hamilton




Westdale Theatre

1014 King St W, Hamilton




Zoetic Theatre

526 Concession St, Hamilton





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