From rural routes to urban excursions, Hamilton’s jam-packed with family-friendly destinations for kids of all ages.

1. Wild Water Works


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Trade your feet for fins and dive into summer with enough wave pools and waterslides to keep your spirits afloat.

2. Royal Botanical Gardens


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With forest hikes and nature trails as well as exhibits on spiders, dinosaurs and even Santa Claus, RBG is a delight for the senses.

3. Hamilton Children’s Museum


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Learning and fun go together like PB&J in this hands-on, play-driven museum.

4. AGH Kids & Families


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Leave your Monet at home, because the AGH’s free monthly kids’ programs don’t Picasso a thing.

5. Puddicombe Farms


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You won’t have to pony up much for a day of family fun on this activity-packed farm.

6. African Lion Safari


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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Ok, maybe not bears, but ther are more than 1,000 wild animals to see as well as boat cruises, splash pads and a scenic railway.

7. Adventure Village


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Release your kiddo’s inner Indiana Jones and raid everything from a climbing wall to a bungee trampoline.

8. Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days


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Catch a ride on miniature coal-burning steam powered trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution.