Winter can be a LONG season as Saskatonians know all too well! Cabin fever can run rampant as squirrely kids drive parents to their wit’s (and sanity’s) end. Most parents can agree that the best way to remedy this is to get everyone out of house for a few hours, but, unfortunately, entertaining an entire family out on the town can be a bit costly. That’s why Family Fun Saskatoon has compiled this list of…
Family-Friendly and FREE Activities in Saskatoon (WINTER EDITION!!!)
Ice Skate at an Outdoor Rink
Skating is a great way to get out and get active in Saskatoon in the winter. Most outdoor rinks at schools are free and available for the using any old day of winter! If you don’t have skates, hit up the Cameco Meewasin skating rink at PotashCorp Plaza outside the Bessborough hotel and borrow a pair!
Grab A Sled
If the weather is agreeable, why not grab a sled, toboggan, or even a garbage bag and hit one of these awesome hills in Saskatoon? All the excitement of a wild ride and the repeated trudges up the hill are guaranteed to tire even the most virulent sufferers of cabin fever!
Check out a Saskatoon Public Library Story-time
Most libraries in Saskatoon offer free story-times when parents and their caregivers can show up and listen to a story, engage in a related activity and connect with other parents. See here for a list of dates, times, and locations!
Are your kids into art? Why not get them out the third Sunday of any month to Market Mall Playland where your family can participate in a free guided crafting opportunity! Leave the craft mess somewhere else for change! Click link for details.
Experience Saskatoon Winter on Foot
If you bundle up enough, most days in the Saskatoon winter are good enough for a simple walk. Why not try one the Meewasin Valley trails or just take a stroll around your neighborhood?
Burn Some Steam at Market Mall Playland
The Playland at Market Mall (near the food court) is open mall hours and is the perfect play for preschoolers to burn off steam. It is simply a semi-enclosed play structure with lots of room to run! What more do you need?
Come in for a Soft Landing at Lawson Heights Play Area
Near the food court in Lawson Heights Mall, there is small area with padded play structures ideal for littler ones to while away an hour or so while you drink a cup of something nice! The mall also lends out push cars for kids to ride in around the mall while you get a little shopping done!
Try your Wheels at the Clarence Downey Speed-Skating Oval
Public skating is FREE, believe it or not, at the Clarence Downey Oval. No need for specialty speed skates! There are lanes available for all skill levels. Check out their schedule.
Cross-Country Ski Endless Trails
If you’ve got the equipment, there are no limits to energy you and your family can expend doing this classic winter sport in Saskatoon. There are miles of groomed and not-so-groomed FREE trails in and around Saskatoon for your enjoyment!
Visit an Art Gallery
Check out this fantastic list, find an exhibit that suits your fancy, and make it a day out with the family! Get out, get inspired, don’t spend a penny and enjoy the best of the arts scene in Saskatoon.
Take a Self-Guided Tour Around the University
Spend a day touring around the University of Saskatchewan! The campus is extensive–you could probably put a few steps on that counter of yours and run into a few interesting sites along the way. Visit history at the Diefenbaker Centre, experience science and innovation at the Biology and Agriculture Buildings, or check out some art at the Kenderdine Art Gallery. And do it all at NO cost!
Hope to see you out and about, Saskatoon families! Best of luck managing that cabin fever! What is your tried and tested method for managing it in our fine city?
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.