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Family Fun Road Trip

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Family road trips that are more than worth the ride.

Those who have young kids are well aware that a perfect road trip often means not spending too much time in the car. Nova Scotia is full of destinations that will provide hours of memory-making family adventure all in one stop.

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Find out how much fun science can be at the Discovery Centre.

Halifax Metro

Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, the Discovery Centre is a hands-on experience that makes science fun and accessible for kids. It hosts Interactive exhibits, live science shows, special events, and movies. After your visit, head down the street to Freak Lunch Box. Inspired by circus sideshows and roadside attractions, this candy store is famous across Canada.

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Hop aboard Theodore, the world’s friendliest tugboat.

Halifax Metro

Join Theodore Tugboat for an adventure on the Halifax Harbour. Get out on the water and have some fun while you learn about the working harbour. Fans of Theodore will also be happy to see some of their favourite characters from the show, including Emily, Hank and the Habour Master.

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Saddle up for a day at Hatfield Farm Cowboy Adventures.

Halifax Metro

The wild west is alive and kicking in Hammonds Plains, just outside of Halifax. Trot away the day on guided horseback trail rides, hay rides, sleigh rides, and pony rides for the kids.

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Rediscover your inner-child at Atlantic Playland.

Halifax Metro

This place has family fun with all the fixings. You’ll find water slides, mini-golf, go-carts, batting cages, bumper cars, bumper boats, a small roller coaster, tilt-a-whirl, ferris wheels, wax museum, gravity house, carousel, wading pool, and arcade games.

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Surround yourself with nature at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

Set on fifty acres of natural woodland, the Park is teeming with native mammals and birds, as well as some exotic species. While you’re there, be sure to take in the interactive displays on the wildlife and their habitats at the Creighton Environment Centre.

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See boredom disappear before your eyes at Magic Valley Fun Park.

Northumberland Shore

Refresh from the summer heat on Nova Scotia’s longest waterslides. Then walk inside your favourite fairytale in The Storybook Village. You’ll also find many carnival style rides for the kids, and a cow named Daisy, who is known to be Canada’s only talking cow.

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Fly with the birds at OnTree Fun & Adventure Park.

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

OnTree is perfect for people who prefer adventures that get them off the ground and start their heart pumping. OnTree offers excitement for people of all ages and ability. They have a number of climbing tracks, high-rope courses, and a zip-line. It’s all set on a mountainside overlooking the Minas Basin.

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Get lost in an afternoon of fun at Upper Clements Theme Park.

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

Get your adrenaline pumping on the wooden roller coaster or by plunging down the sky-high flume. Crash and bang in the bumper boats and whirl down the huge waterslide. When it comes to theme parks in Nova Scotia, this is one you shouldn’t miss.

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Explore a world of animals at Oaklawn Farm Zoo.

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

This impressive fifty-acre zoo brings wildlife from around the globe to the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Lions, tigers, bears, zebras, monkeys, exotic snakes, and birds of all stripes reveal themselves throughout the well designed grounds. Good luck keeping up with the kids as they run toward the next fascinating animal.

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Feel the speed at Action Jax Family Fun Park

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

This is the place to get your go-kart fix, play a relaxing game of mini-golf, or improve your handicap on the driving range. For those days when the weather won’t cooperate, you can head inside to the arcade and get back on track with the race simulators.

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At Yogi Bear's Camp Resort you’ll discover a fun park that lets you stay over night.

Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley

Discover a campground where there’s so much to do you may not want to sleep at all. With over a hundred supervised activities each week there’s plenty to keep you and the kids busy all day. Some of the activities include a jumbo jumping pillow, swimming pools, waterslides, bumper boats, playgrounds, mini-golf, and beach volleyball. There are also hiking trails for those who want to wander off for some quiet time.

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Step back in time at the Ross Farm Museum

South Shore

Explore sixty-acres of rolling farmland and discover what life was like on a Nova Scotia family farm over 100 years ago. An authentic, living heritage site, much of the farm remains the same as it was in the 1800s. From historic Rose Bank Cottage where the Ross family lived, to daily activities such a wool spinning, candle making, and ox shoeing - the museum offers the chance to experience yesterday’s traditional farming methods, while learning sustainable ways of living for today.

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