The Ultimate Family Guide to Niagara Falls, ON

The Ultimate Family Guide to Niagara Falls, ON

You want your family vacation to be all about family, with quality time and activities for everyone. Niagara Falls is a year-round destination with family-friendly, affordable lodging options and numerous activities for the kids. With picturesque views, extraordinary experiences and fun adventures, you are in for a unique and memorable family vacation in Niagara Falls.

Plan a Family-Friendly Vacation to Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls is one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations. The world-famous falls offer picturesque views and plenty of fun-filled adventures for the whole family. Niagara Falls is a perfect destination for kids, offering waterparks and family theme parks. With so many activities and opportunities to explore all year round, you can plan a fun family trip for any season. Summer, autumn, spring and winter all offer unique family attractions around the falls, so there is something to do for everyone. 

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada, offers numerous family attractions. Here are some of the best things to do with the kids: 

Experience the Falls

Witnessing Niagara Falls is an experience of a lifetime, and there are many family-friendly ways to see it. You and your family can marvel at the natural wonder while strolling the promenade, or take in the views of the falls and city from the Table Rock Welcome Center. Both options are great for kids of all ages. Visiting the falls offers an educational and spectacular adventure for the whole family. 

Journey Behind the Falls

Journey Behind the Falls is a unique and breathtaking experience for the kids and for you! This tour will have the whole family's heart racing, in a good way, from start to finish.

The tour begins by taking an elevator 125 feet down to where you walk through a series of winding tunnels and end at the foot of the waterfall. Take advantage of the biodegradable ponchos as you stand just inches behind the sheer waterfall. If you want to see the falls in one of the most memorable and fun ways, add this journey to your itinerary.  

Horseshoe Falls

For a mesmerizing experience, don't miss Horseshoe Falls. The sun lights the falls during the day, creating a rainbow that will leave the kids in awe. Take the family to see the falls at night for an even more spectacular view. The falls are bright with luminous colors, offering a breathtaking experience. Horseshoe Falls is great for kids of all ages.

Clifton Hill 

Clifton Hill offers a world of fun for the kids. The theme park is an excellent way to entertain your kids all day. So many activities are available that you can visit the park more than once on your trip. Fun activities for the whole family include the Niagara Speedway. The speedway offers thrilling fun for kids and adults as you race around a track. Keep in mind there are various height requirements.

More kid-friendly options include Movieland Wax Museum and the Great Canadian Midway, an adventure-filled arcade. Both options can be suitable for kids of all ages. You can also enjoy Dinosaur Adventure Golf, which offers dinosaur and volcano sculptures and real-life sounds. Other activities include Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Zombie Attack XD Dark Ride. Check to see which activities your day pass offers!

Niagara SkyWheel 

Located at Clifton Hill, the Niagara SkyWheel offers an exhilarating experience and a fun way to see Niagara Falls. You can book a ride on the SkyWheel at night or during the day for mesmerizing views of the city, Clifton Hill and the falls. The SkyWheel can be suitable for children over seven.

WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course

The WildPlay Whirlpool Adventure Course offers a thrilling kid-friendly outing. This adventure provides separate age group courses and can be suitable for children five and older. You and your kids can enjoy climbs, ziplines, rope swings and walking tight ropes among various sights and elements. 

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is an excellent indoor outing on rainy days. The park offers waterslides, a wave pool and acres of fun-filled water activities. You and your kids can enjoy splashing around indoors for a fun-filled day. The park can be suitable for kids three and older. 

White Water Walk 

Another excellent way to experience the beauty of nature is the White Water Walk. The self-guided walk includes a riverside boardwalk and multiple viewing platforms to take in views of the rapids and the Niagara Gorge. Experience the power and beauty of the magnificent Niagara River. The White Water Walk can be appropriate for kids of all ages so you can enjoy the day out with the entire family. 

Bird Kingdom

If you want an educational nature outing while visiting Niagara Falls, visit Bird Kingdom. This large indoor aviary offers an insightful and fun experience for all. You can see various bird species and even have them sit on your shoulder. Spend time with a tortoise and explore the bat caves. Bird Kingdom can be a suitable outing for kids of all ages. 

Butterfly Conservatory

The Butterfly Conservatory offers an experience like no other. Spending the day seeing the various butterfly species can be one of the best outings for you and your kids. Learn about the numerous species at the conservatory and marvel at the beautiful gardens, which are home to the butterflies. Watch as the butterflies sit on your arms and illuminate the gardens. 

Where to Stay in Niagara Falls for Families

Niagara Falls offers many affordable lodging and camping options close to the falls, perfect for the entire family. Aside from all the fun activities down the road from your campsite, you and your kids can enjoy various recreation and outdoor fun when you stay at Niagara Falls KOA Holiday. One of the best things about staying at a KOA Campground is spending quality time with your family while enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer.

Book Your Family Trip at Niagara Falls KOA Holiday

Planning a Niagara Falls vacation with the kids? Niagara Falls KOA Holiday is the ideal place to spend quality time together as a family and experience the magnificent falls. KOA is located 4.8 kilometers from Niagara Falls and is central to many attractions like the SkyWheel and Butterfly Conservatory. Enjoy various amenities, recreational activities and events to add to your fun-filled Niagara Falls family vacation. 

Experience Niagara Falls with your family by booking your stay at Niagara Falls KOA Holiday.

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