Here are the most popular children’s attractions in the Kitchener-Waterloo area:
African Lion Safari & Game Farm Ltd.
1386 Cooper Rd., RR #1
Cambridge ON N1R 5S2
519-623-2620 1-800-461-9453 Fax 519-623-9542
Since 1969, visitors can drive-through this wildlife park with 1,000 birds and animals roaming in large Game Reserves. The Safari has been successfuly breeding 30 endangered species and 20 threatened species. .Enjoy animal shows, nature tours, Elephant Swim and Misumu Bay Wet Play. Admission.
Children’s Museum, The Waterloo Regional
10 King St. W.
Kitchener ON N2G 1A3
519-749-9387 fax 519-749-8612
Located in the historic former Goudies department store building, in the heart of Kitchener, the Children’s Museum is where art and technology meet to provide 4 levels of entertaining and enriching activities for all visitors. Popular for school trips. Admission FREE until you’re 3, $7.00 for everyone else, and $5.00 per person in groups of 6 or more.
Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Road, at Homer Watson Boulevard
Kitchener, Ontario, N2P 2R7
519-748-1914 Fax (519)748-0009
This living history museum recreates life in 1914 on 60 beautiful acres of environmentally sensitive forest, marsh and farmland. Doon Heritage Crossroads includes a rural village with 20 furnished historic buildings and two farms, with costumed interpreters, period furnishings, farm animals, heritage gardens, and demonstrations of daily chores. This showcases the region’s distinctive history and culture prior to World War One. Open May to December season,
Donkey Sanctuary of Canada , The
6981 Puslinch Conc. #4, RR#6
Guelph ON N1H 6J3
This farm is dedicated to providing a safe home for abandoned, neglected and abused donkeys, mules and hinnies. Open early May to Thanksgiving weekend, Wednesdays and Sundays, 9 am -4 pm
Flag Raiders Inc.
1500 Kossuth Rd.
Cambridge ON N3H 3M8
519-653-3322 Fax 519-653-4668
Description Outdoor paintball game. 60 acres, multiple fields/scenarios. Great for corporate team building, stags, birthdays and team parties. Group organizers play free.
River’s Edge Goat Dairy
8102 Wellington Road #109
Arthur, Ontario N0G 1A0
95-acre farm on the Conestogo River in Arthur, about 15 minutes north of Fergus, Ontario. The best tasting goat milk, cheeses and yogurt. Handmade fresh on our farm. Also moisturizing soaps and creams. Visit the farm. Open Wednesday to Sunday 8 am to 8 pm. See them also at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, and through Monforte Dairy at the St. Jacob’s and St. Lawrence Farmers’ Farmer’s Markets.
5089 Wellington Road #32
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J7
Get lost (and found) in the corn maze. Harvest fun includes bakery treats, sweet corn, pumpkins, corn maze, pumpkin chuking, wagon rides, and school tours. Open August-Christmas , Sun – Fri: 10 – 6, Sat: 10 – 9, Thanksgiving Mon: 10 – 6. Allow 45 – 60 minutes. Admission and activity fees.
White Rock Ostrich Farm
13085 4th Line
Rockwood, Ontario N0B 2K0
Hay wagon tours, concession stand, picnic area, school/seniors tours, gift shop, meat sales, Screamfest in October.
Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory
2500 Kossuth Rd.
Cambridge ON N3H 4R7
519-653-1234 Fax 519-650-2582
Description Stroll among hundreds of free-flying butterflies in a tropical garden. Discover a honeybee observation hive, an incredible insect collection. The Paradise Cafe is open *daily from 10:00am – 3:00pm (Monday-Wednesday from October 16 – March 1) and a Gift Store which sell butterfly and bug collectables.
Yee Haw Adventure Farm
1 mile from African Lion Safari, R.R. #1
On Morrison Rd, Concession 8) between Highway 8 and Highway 6, south of the 401.
Cambridge ON N1R 5S2
519-624-0085 Fax 519-621-8770
A family farm since 1830, on the edge of the Beverly Swamp, and converted to family adventure farm in 2002, where you can pick your own pumpkins, pig races, haunted hay rides, boo barn, petting corral, straw castles, Halloween corn maze.