If you grew up in Hamilton you might have visited many of the exciting attractions we have here - now it's time to visit them again with your own family! Check out our list below of all the great places you can visit with your family and maybe some you didn't even know existed! If you are new to the city this is a great resource to explore all that the GHA has to offer for family fun.
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Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King St W
(905) 527- 6610
The Art Gallery of Hamilton has been open for just over a century now and within that time it has definitely seen many changes. The most recent being the renovation in 2005. This transformation took it light years from the gallery that I remember as a kid and has aided in its reputation of being one of the finest galleries in Canada.
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.
African Lion Safari
1386 Cooper Road
Go “On Safari!” and get closer than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in large Game Reserves! See majestic lions, graceful giraffes, a crash of rhinos, and many more animals from around the world! Trek along 9 km of safari trail in your own vehicle or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. We’ll drive your family WILD! Open daily from May 5 to September 30, 2018.
Hamilton Civic Museums
various locations within the city
Experience six National Historic sites
Enjoy family time at the Hamilton Children's Museum and arts, heritage and music at Fieldcote.
The Hamilton Toy Museum
1231 Main St E.
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All types of vintage toys, dating back well over 100 years, are on display. Toys and related artwork have been donated to the Hamilton Toy Museum from across Canada. Everyone who visits, will find toys they recognize from their childhood. Many hands-on activities are available for kids of all ages. Many different building toys are available to experiment with. There is a colouring station, doll fashion station, air hockey, fooseball, cars, trains, dinosaurs and MORE! Parents can let their children explore, as they take a walk down Memory Lane.
580 Van Wagner’s Beach Rd
Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8
Adventure Village is an exciting family-oriented amusement park located in Confederation Park on the shores of Lake Ontario. Set on over 3 acres of rolling hills and lush vegetation, Adventure Village features a wide range of attractions such as an elaborate 18 hole miniature golf, 9 batting cages, bumper cars that spin 360, rock climbing, gemstone mining, arcade and licensed cookhouse. They also host birthday parties and accommodate bookings for school groups, companies and family functions.
Canadian Warplane Museum
9280 Airport Rd.
Mount Hope, ON L0R 1W0
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum was founded in 1972 ad is home to a collection of over 50 aircraft that were flown by Canadians and the Canadian military from the beginning of World War II to the present. The museum offers guided tours, displays, and also has an extensive aviation Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery.
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
658 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, ON L8L 4V7
Canada’s proud history of wartime naval service is vividly on display aboard legendary HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. Distinguishing herself in several historic battles, the Royal Canadian Navy’s most famous ship now proudly rests in Hamilton. Explore its historic decks and imagine yourself as a crew member of the destroyer dubbed ‘Canada’s most fightingest ship’.
Wild Water Works
680 Van Wagner's Beach Blvd.
Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8
905-547-6141, ext. 5007
Catch all the fun Wild Waterworks has to offer from the first Saturday in June to Labour Day. Featuring tube slides, body slides, wave pool, Eazy River and children's area.They also offer special “sundown” rates after 4:00 pm.