Things to Do in Halifax with Children

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Halifax

Things to Do in Halifax with Kids

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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey618 contributions
    The Halifax Public Gardens were full of a variety of flowering plants, bushes, and trees. Obviously, great work was done to keep this garden looking fresh. Even in November, these plants were still relatively colorful. There were also plenty of benches, tables, and chairs in this space. I liked the bridges over the stream, and I enjoyed the many statues throughout the park. There was a gazebo in the center of the park, and there was also a very big lake. It was free admission to enter this space. There was parallel parking on the nearby streets.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • Dave1796
    Springfield, VA593 contributions
    This is a must see when in Halifax. It's history, and the sweeping views of the city below. Highly recommended.
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • laurencasey
    Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
    Great way to spend an hour or two! $10 for two adults and one child under 6. Scavenger hunt for the kids was fun, and kept the little one engaged in the exhibits, lots to see and some fun interactive exhibits. Details about the Halifax explosion, the Titanic and all of the centuries of detail about the Halifax Harbour.

    Staff were super helpful, showing us secret spots and got to find all of the scavenger items when we got stuck.

    5 year old of the group rated it a 10/5.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • Lauryn Collins
    Halifax, Canada14 contributions
    Went with a close friend to trace check out the museum's offerings and to trace our history, as we both had ancestors who had gone through Pier 21. Poignant, informative, and engaging, we had an impeccable learning experience and got to connect a bit to our individual histories using the on-sight archival services. Whether or not you have a personal connection the Pier 21, this is well worth a visit while you're in Halifax!
    Written December 23, 2023
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  • Martin P
    Beamsville, Canada411 contributions
    Extensive boardwalk offering great views of the water, combined with history, arts, shopping and numerous places to eat.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • bb1769
    Apple Valley, California65 contributions
    One of the nicest libraries I've ever visited. Not only is it amazing architecturally, but the inside is really inviting and appealing. They have two cafes (one on ground floor, the other on top floor). They thoughtfully put out interesting book selections facing outward around the stacks, which lead to a lot of perusing of books. Lots of places to sit and read, or computers to use (including iPads and Chromebooks to borrow). Almost makes me wish I lived here to take advantage of the resources.
    Written August 2, 2023
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  • backpacker31
    Boynton Beach, FL5,500 contributions
    Every time I’m in Halifax I take a trip across the Harbour to Dartmouth. Sometimes I go to Woodside, other times I go to Alderney. On a warm, sunny day it’s wonderful to sit top deck and admire the Halifax skyline and watch the other boats going by. Although it’s a short trip, I always feel like I’m going somewhere far away.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey618 contributions
    I had done a lot of walking during my day in Downtown Halifax, but I did want to see some of the more rural parts of the city. This park offers many walkways through these deep tree-lined woods. I really enjoyed the ability to get in touch with nature while I was visiting one of the biggest cities of Canada. I was sure that the fall foliage must have been amazing here. There was free parking on the premises. Downtown Halifax was about a ten (10)-minute drive away.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • Erik_and_Cheryl
    Philadelphia, PA234 contributions
    This is an Erik only review as Cheryl did not attend. I visited here on August 26,2023. The entry fee is by donation. The tour of the ship is self-guided. There is staff readily available to ask questions. There are numerous items to read and displays to view. The ship is in very good shape. This a nice piece of WW2 history and worth a visit while in Halifax.
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • francofile104
    Nissan-lez-Enserune, France129 contributions
    Don't miss it! We went specifically for the Maud Adams collection and it did not disappoint. Her house was her canvas and it is now on display (although not in a frame). Lots of her art to see and pictures of her, too. Great gift shop, too.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • gringatx
    McKinney, TX412 contributions
    We were in town for this tattoo that was only 3 days long, getting ready to celebrate Canada today. We ended up getting tickets for the first night. This was an amazing experience.

    It's a lot of marching military bands and a lot of bagpipes, and they also had the Highland dancers girls from Scotland that were really good. If You do not like loud marching band music or bagpipes, this is not for you.

    They had some visiting bands from South Korea, Switzerland, the United States, Germany, and England, and the bands participated in different things. But it was all about music.

    This was a really good experience and not something I have ever experienced before in the United States. So I was really happy to go.
    Written July 1, 2023
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  • RichT
    London, Canada17 contributions
    It was a really neat place for the kids to play and learn for the morning. Lots of interactive activities to do. We also checked out the live show about constellations in the dome. Very cool show. Unfortunately the lower level was under construction so we were limited.
    Written May 5, 2023
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  • Amanda Hamilton
    Peebles, UK29 contributions
    We have made this a 'must do' when we visit Halifax in the summer. The production of Pinoccio was great fun and brilliantly presented by the cast. Lots of laughs from our group, young and old.
    Written August 14, 2023
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  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada638 contributions
    The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History is a small but interesting museum tucked away a short walk away from The Citadel. exhibits about the wildlife, plants and how they have played a part in The Maritimes over the span of time are featured. You can see everything in well under an hour but though small still worth a look.
    Written August 1, 2023
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  • gringatx
    McKinney, TX412 contributions
    We came to the market on Friday, but once we got there, we found out it was not open. It's really just open on saturdays and Sundays, and the other information on the internet is incorrect.
    We returned on Saturday and bought several things, like homemade jam, a giant cinnamon roll, and cheese. They had other things like flowers and bath salts and jewelry and honey, a good variety of things at this market.

    When we were walking back from the market and got onto the boardwalk, we found several little vendor houses and got some really delicious hot sauce from a company called nurple. It actually had flavor, not just heat.
    Written June 28, 2023
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