The Discovery Centre
Free on Wednesday evenings, The Discovery Centre is an amazing place for adult and child alike to learn and be amazed by their various galleries.


Citadel Hill
Citadel Hill offers many things to do for kids and parents. For example, children have the opportunity to solve mysteries and explore a day in a soldier’s life, while parents can get a well deserved break firing the musket or going on ghost adventures.


Nova Scotia Whale Watching 
NS Whale Watching gives the family a once in a lifetime experience to spot whales and other sea creatures around Halifax . Don’t worry about rough seas or potential bad weather since historical tours are also offered. 


The Harbour Hopper
Teaching you about the history of Halifax both on land and sea the Harbour Hopper is a Haligonian favourite.


Museum of Natural History
Every Wednesday evening the Natural History Museum opens their doors for free. With exhibits ranging from Mi’kmaq artifacts to Gus the 70-year-old tortoise, the Museum of Natural History has a wide range of exhibits to delight and inform you.


Pop Up Kids Adventure Playground
​Play Outside NS is an offshoot of Dalhousie University’s Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) project. The research team is hosting a free loose parts pop-up playground event. Loose parts are open-ended materials that can be used in various ways allowing children to experiment and explore through play. 


Halifax Makerspace
The Halifax Makerspace hosts workshops where kids can learn everything from working with Arduino to creating circuits.


Visit Peggy’s Cove
Peggy’s Cove is a beautiful landscape with an amazing and explorable shoreline in addition to its numerous shops and fishing village. Just keep off the black rocks!


Walk the waterfront
The Halifax waterfront has a long and beautiful boardwalk full of attractions such as The Wave, food vendors and street performers. If you get tired while walking you can always relax on the hammocks and benches. 


Public Library 
The Halifax Public Libraries offers a variety of events open to all, so there is bound to be an event that catches your eye!


For more ideas check out Raising Haligonians or Tourism Nova Scotia