Things to do in Hamilton for Kids

When you move to Hamilton, you won’t have to travel far to give the kids plenty to see, do and explore.

There are quite a few different activities, events and locations for kids in Hamilton to enjoy, whether it’s for a few hours after school or a whole weekend afternoon.

Best of all: They’re all a short drive away from your new Multi-Area Developments single or town home.

Take a look at some of these suggestions and see if they’re appealing for your child.

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Areas and Locations

There are several different forms of entertainment operating throughout the city from Monday to Sunday – probably too many to name here, but we’ll do our best.

Some of these suggestions will likely appeal to different age groups and interests, but there should be a few things that everyone can enjoy in this list (click on each image to view a larger version).

Art Gallery of Hamilton


Art Gallery of Hamilton

One of Canada’s oldest galleries, the AGH has tons of camps & workshops for kids of all ages.



Dundurn Castle


Dundurn Castle

A real castle in the heart of the city which also has a museum celebrating Hamilton’s military history.



Hamilton Children's Museum


Hamilton Children’s Museum

An interactive museum where kids are encouraged to touch, build, play and explore the world around them.




Adventure Village


Adventure Village

Mini golf, climbing walls, bungee bouncers, batting cages & more, located right on Hamilton’s beach strip.




Wild waterworks


Confederation Park / Wild Waterworks

Take the kids for a picnic along the beach strip and then let them loose in the city’s largest wave pool.


FirstOntario Centre


Bulldogs Games at FirstOntario Centre

Hard-hitting, fast-paced and exciting junior hockey action. Affordable, kid-friendly and fun.



Tim Hortons Field


Hamilton Tiger-Cats games at Tim Horton’s Field Stadium

Home of the multiple-time Grey Cup Champions, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.


These are just a drop in the bucket!

Love nature? Then take a look at some of Hamilton’s biggest and greenest parks & conservation areas.

Looking for a family night out? Check out some great Hamilton entertainment options for the whole family.

Want even more to do? Tourism Hamilton has an extensive list of places to go that the whole family can enjoy listed here – take a look for more suggestions!

Events for Kids in Hamilton

Hamilton also hosts several yearly events that children are sure to enjoy. The Hamilton Winterfest includes several fun and frosty activities, including live music, performances, art installations and ice skating, and the Santa Claus Parade is a can’t-miss event every November.

Both the FirstOntario Centre and Hamilton Place also host a range of kid-friendly concerts, performances and shows, such as Disney on Ice, throughout the year. Hamilton’s small communities also host annual events, such as the Festival of Friends, It’s Your Festival at Gage Park, the Dundas Buskerfest & Cactus Festival.

The monthly art crawl is a great all-ages event, and the Downtown Supercrawl, which takes place every September, is an always-memorable occasion featuring art, food trucks and live music performances.

Again, these are just a look at some of the many things Hamilton offers children and their families all year round.

Visit Tourism Hamilton’s website for a full catalogue of what’s going on in the city.

Contact Us with Your Questions

Have further questions about things to do in Hamilton for kids? Contact us today and let us know!