Top 10 Things To Do in Niagara Falls for a Family

October 4, 2019 3:27 pm

Niagara Falls is a vibrant destination with a multitude of attractions, restaurants, and activities ideal for family travel. Here are the Top 10 Things to do in Niagara Falls with a family.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Fallsview Indoor WaterparkSpend quality family time at North America’s largest indoor waterpark and resort. Located across from Niagara Falls, the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark has received the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Amusement Parks and Waterparks in Canada for 6 consecutive years. Kids can swim, splash, climb and explore the three acres of pools, play areas, slides, and more.  Fallsview Waterpark has 16 exhilarating slides to send friends and family winding down or go one on one in a race to the finish line on the racing slides.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

Temp your taste buds with freshly made chocolate sweets and confections at Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls.  Try a sample of smooth, creamy fudge, a decadent strawberry enrobed in Hershey’s decadent milk chocolate, delicious milkshakes or your favourite baked goods. The simplicity of buying a chocolate bar becomes a mouth-watering adventure when surrounded by the sweet aroma, delectable tastes and fantastic sights and sounds of the 7,000 sq. ft Hershey Store!

Adventure City Bumper CarsAdventure City

Adventure City is fun for the entire family! With classic arcade games and simulator rides including Niagara Falls’ only bumper cars, this 17,000 sq. ft. arcade has something for everyone. Packed full of more than 125 classic arcade games, be sure to collect and redeem game tickets for exclusive souvenirs and merchandise. Get ready to get your game face on!

 

Sweet Jesus Ice Cream

Enjoy ice cream made from high quality ingredients that tastes and looks unlike anything you’ve had before. Forget about regular soft-serve ice cream, Sweet Jesus brings it with a twist. With mouth-blessing flavours, there is bound to be a creation to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. After you try it you will crave more and the good news is that you can take fan favourites home by the pint!

Rainforest Café Niagara FallsRainforest Cafe Niagara Falls

Dinner and a show take on a new meaning while dining at the Rainforest Café, experience sights and sounds from within the heart of a rainforest. Adults and children alike come to experience the simulated atmosphere with animatronic characters, lightening, thunder and a wall of rain. Visitors will find an extensive menu featuring an array of delicious items, from mouth-watering appetizers and exotic salads to creative entrees such as burgers, seafood, steaks and chicken.

 

Crock A Doodle

Drop in to Crock A Doodle to create family memories to last a life time! Choose from a wide selection of ready-to-paint pottery pieces, from mugs, bowls and plates to a variety of animals providing a craft from everyone in the family. Unplug from technology and paint the day away in the bright and colourful studio. Enjoy fun art, not fine art, everyone can do it!

Fireworks over the FallsFireworks Over the Falls

There is nothing quite like the sight of fireworks over the brink of Niagara Falls. Enjoy Canada’s longest running fireworks series which has wowed visitors from around the globe for 26 years. Fireworks displays continue each weekend until October 14 and then on Friday nights as part of the Winter Festival of Lights beginning November 16.  Beyond fireworks, the majestic Falls are lit in a display of rainbow of colours thanks to nightly illumination.  Experience the incredible shows that light up the city.

 

Butterfly Conservatory

Experience the butterfly magic on a self-guided walking tour with over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies surrounded by lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies prepare to take their first flight! To be truly immersed in the experience, staff recommend wearing brightly coloured clothing to attract the Conservatory’s residents to capture an Instagram worthy photo op.  In addition to 45 butterfly species, the conservatory is also home to turtles, goldfish, toads, and beetles to help balance the ecosystem making it a comfortable environment for all ages.

Magnificent ToursMagnificent Tours

See the sights and feel the roar with Niagara’s Best Tour and immerse yourself in all of Niagara’s best with a fully narrated Magnificent Tour. Niagara’s largest tour company guarantees an incredible day packed of fun, mist and family adventure. Take a legendary boat tour at Hornblower Niagara Cruises and get up close and personal with the American and Canadian Falls. Journey deep within to touch the heart of Niagara as the river explodes right before you at Journey Behind the Falls. You’ll end your tour with a personal view of nature’s power at the Whirlpool Rapids Observation Deck. It is here that you will see the 410-million-year-old rock layers of the Niagara Gorge interact with the class 6 white-water rapids travelling at 28km/hr.

Niagara Falls Skywheel

There are many ways to get a spectacular view of the Niagara Falls, one of the most unique is aboard Canada’s largest observation wheel, the Clifton Hill Skywheel. One gondola seats eight people comfortable so the whole family can enjoy the inspiring scenery of Niagara Falls in a temperature controlled, safe, and enclosed environment. Admire the American and Canadian side of the falls through floor-to-ceiling glass windows from 175 feet above Niagara falls landscape.

Extend your time in Niagara Falls with Hotel Accommodations.  From Fallsview Guestrooms and Suites to spacious family rooms, there is a hotel on Falls Avenue Resort that will meet your travel needs.

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