Have you gone to check out the new kids park at the Forks? We went on Sunday for Canada Day and it’s a great place to spend the day as a family!
There is a cute little splash pad for the kids, lots of room to run around. Definitely recommend wearing water shoes though, we saw a lot of kids slip and fall and there are river rocks all around (i thought they were fake but i don’t think so). My daughter loved the splash pad, thought it was a fun one.
There’s also lots of stuff to play on, a train, all kinds of little structures and it’s all history based. There’s a lot to do for a wide age range – my favourite was the little hill with telescopes on it, my daughter found it fun to go up there and spy on us. 🙂 There’s slides, but they were right in the sun so not too usable in a bathing suit. There was a music area, with drums and other instruments that were a big hit too.
For the grownups there are a lot of nice shaded areas to set up a blanket and have a picnic and wait for the kids! The park is open 10am-8pm and the splash pad is 11am-7pm. There were several employees working on Canada Day – not sure if that is the norm or only on that day. Check out the Parks Canada site for all the info.
Make sure to check out my Winnipeg Blog for all kinds of great activities!