Presented by Jurassic Forest Birthday Parties

Summer is here! How are you going to fill your days? You’ll never run out of ideas with our summer family fun checklist. Enjoy your city and province to the fullest! How many of these can you do with your family before we run out of summer?

Summer Family Fun Checklist:

  1. Celebrate those summer birthdays with dino-mite fun at Jurassic Forest (or go for a visit even if you don’t have a summer birthday)!
  2. Book your vacation to Lethbridge. There’s an endless amount of family fun to be had!
  3. Whether the celebrations are big or small, you can still celebrate Canada Day.
  4. Spend Pack a picnic and enjoy some of our favourite picnic spots.
  5. Have some friendly competition with the family during a round of disc golf.
  6. Hopscotch along the Glastonbury Discovery Trail.
  7. Keep reading all summer long with the TD Summer Reading Club.
  8. Climb, swing, and slide at one of these local playgrounds.
  9. Try out these burger restaurants and decide as a family which one is your favourite!
  10. Print out our Boredom Bingo game to see which kiddo can become family champion!
  11. Register for Kids Bowl Free and go bowling.
  12. Let history take flight as you explore the Alberta Aviation Museum.
  13. Journey to The End of the World. (It’s not as scary as it sounds!)
  14. Go meet the new baby camel at Edmonton Valley Zoo.
  15. Grab the fishing poles and head to the river … don’t forget to take advantage of FREE Fishing Weekend!
  16. Make a meal from ingredients you found at a local Farmers’ market.
  17. Float the North Saskatchewan River with your toes dipped in the water with River Lifestyle Co.
  18. See where it all began at the Canadian Energy Museum.
  19. Zap! Zap! Play a round of laser tag with the family.
  20. Dig your toes into the sand as your kids splash in the water during a beach day at Wabamun Lake.
  21. Book your kids a week of friendship, fitness and fun at one of these great Summer Camps!
  22. Meet your farming neighbours at Alberta Open Farm Days.
  23. Pack in a full day of fun and adventure at West Edmonton Mall with both World Waterpark and Galaxyland. (Be sure to check out their Dual Park Pass available until the end of June!)
  24. Shop the vendor market, enjoy a patio meal, and take in community programming at Al Fresco on 4th.
  25. Go for a stroll around one of these five great loop trails.
  26. Hit the links (or the driving range!) at one of the many golf courses in the area. Many offer great pricing for youth.
  27. Imagine your road trip to Wetaskiwin in an old car at the Reynolds Museum.
  28. Make 100 fun projects with just 10 art supplies.
  29. Get a taste of nature at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.
  30. Give your kids an afternoon of imagination at Sweet Pea Cafe and Playhouse
  31. Purchase artwork from local artists at the Whyte Avenue ArtWalk.
  32. Become a Nature Hero by completing self-guided projects from Nature Alberta.
  33. Mine for hidden gems at Whitemud Creek Mining Company.
  34. Pet the horses, goats, chickens, and more at Dreamcatcher Ranch.
  35. Get a sugar rush while trying out all of these delicious doughnut spots.
  36. Spend a day exploring Writing Stone Provincial Park … there’s rivers, rocks and rattlesnakes!Jurassic Forest Birthday Parties
  37. Escape the heat by watching a movie in the A.C. at Cineplex Theatres.
  38. Try some of these delicious Edmonton Food Trucks.
  39. Find a free little library in your neighbourhood – take a book, share a book!
  40. Enjoy a cool treat with hot summer savings!
  41. Saddle up your horse — rather, let someone else saddle up their horse — and take your kids for a horseback ride!
  42. Take a day trip to Discovery Canyon in Red Deer. It’s a natural water park!
  43. Learn a new craft or skill using Creativebug (you need an active library card to access!).
  44. Discover haunted areas of Old Strathcona with a Ghost Tour.
  45. Cool off at one of the City spray parks.
  46. Take a day (or a day and a night!) to explore Sylvan Lake.
  47. Put the skateboards and bikes to good use this summer with multiple visits to area skateparks and pump tracks.
  48. Pretend you’re an American Ninja Warrior at Fitset Ninja’s outdoor course.
  49. Build a cardboard box fort for your kids to play in.
  50. Take the kids to a cheap Sunday movie at Landmark Cinemas.
  51. Plan a day trip to Granary Road and spend the day at the Play & Learn Park.
  52. Spend a day exploring Writing Stone Provincial Park … there’s rivers, rocks and rattlesnakes!
  53. Visit Somerset Farms for a country picnic and campfire.
  54. Cool off with a float down the Pembina River.
  55. Pick a bucket full of berries at one of these U-Pick Farms in the Edmonton Area.
  56. Have some free fun at a Green Shack program
  57. Visit the sheep — for free — in Fort Saskatchewan.
  58. Live your lumberjack dreams with axe throwing at Axe Monkeys Edmonton.
  59. Splish and splash your day away at a City of Edmonton Outdoor Pool.
  60. Experience why Edmonton is often called the Festival City. Go to one of the many festivals.
  61. Ride the LRT from the beginning to the end (and back!) for train-obsessed kiddos.
  62. Don’t forget to show your favourite doggo some love this summer. Take the kids — and your pup — to an off-leash park.
  63. Try out the colourful courses at the ultra-cool Clip ‘N Climb!
  64. Bike the multi-use trails of the River Valley.
  65. The Edmonton Folk Festival is Taking it to the Streets with 40+ neighbourhood concerts. Enjoy one near you!
  66. Reach new heights at the Snow Valley Aerial Park.
  67. Take a trip down (or up!) the hill on the 100 Street Funicular.
  68. Experience history brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
  69. Take in an outdoor movie.
  70. Savour delicious eats at Taste of Edmonton.
  71. Let your kids become little art critiques with a visit to the Art Gallery of Alberta (Kids get in free!).
  72. Go for a ride on the new, larger Ferris wheel and learn more about indigenous culture at the new Indigenous Peoples Experience at Fort Edmonton Park.
  73. Take a roadtrip to Calgary and try some fun things on their summer checklist.
  74. Still need more ideas? Here’s 101 more ideas for making your own fun at home!
  75. Have a playful and creative afternoon with Sunday ARTdays — and it’s FREE!
  76. Grab a FREE comic book on Free Comic Book Day and then spend the afternoon reading under a nice shade tree!
  77. Drive to Smokey Lake and spend a day at Metis Crossing to experience indigenous culture.

Jurassic Forest Birthdays

It’s Time to Party at Jurassic Forest! Young paleontologists everywhere will love this epic party adventure. With over 2 kilometers of trails lined with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, kids (and adults alike!) will be amazed! Plus, there’s an adventure park full of dinosaur fossils to uncover. And with 2 great party packages that include reserved party seating and options for self-guided or private guided tours, it’s an unbeatable birthday location. Birthday parties will even get the chance to meet Rosie the Raptor or Tina the T. rex! And hey, even if you don’t have a summer birthday to celebrate, Jurassic Forest is a must-see Edmonton-area summer attraction. Start planning your birthday celebration at Jurassic Forest today!


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