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5 Family-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Red Deer

June 14, 2017

5 Family-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Red Deer

Can you believe the first day of summer is here on Tuesday!? It feels like it’s taken forever to get here and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been filling my wish list with tons of things to do while the days are long and the weather is warm and wanted to share some things that you could add to your summer bucket list with your family.

5 Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Red Deer

  • Spend the day at Bower Ponds. This is a favourite hangout spot for us in any season, but the summer months boast tons to do. They rent paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, water balls, surrey bikes and long boards, phew! Have a picnic or indulge in their café offerings which feature Chedda Heads sandwiches and Wild Brewing Kombucha on tap. There’s also a huge playground for the kiddos to spend hours upon hours. Check it out in the evening for a walk around the ponds or pop into the games room. I told you they had tons to do there!
    5 Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Red Deer
  • Visit the newly updated Discovery Canyon. This summer feature was missed last year but is set to open mid-June. The free family play area at Riverbend Golf Course features natural, river-fed water features for tube floating and wading. They’re also opening a new nature playground set to open this fall. Pack a picnic and spend the day in the sunshine.
  • Yoga in the Park is always a summer favourite. Join The Breathing Room Yoga Studio every Monday and Wednesday for free yoga at Kin Canyon. Bring the kiddos along for their own free yoga class on Mondays. The nearby playground, water park, and picnic areas mean you can plan a full evening to tire those kiddos out while filling up on all the delicious sunshine filled yoga vibes.
  • Discover nature at Ellis Bird Farm. Located just outside of Lacombe, it’s a beautiful spot to walk the bluebird trail, check out gardens and pond, and see the largest collection of bluebird boxes. We really enjoyed our visit out to the farm last year with friends. While you’re in the area, stop in for a treat at Sweet Capone’s or indulge in some fun kid-friendly drinks on the Cilantro and Chive patio for lunch or dinner.
    5 Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer in Red Deer
  • Spend a rainy day at the Alley Cat Café. If you have a cat lover in your life, this is the perfect place for you. Enjoy latte before heading into the cat room to play with and cuddle all the little cuties up for adoption. I’m not to blame for any spontaneous cat adoptions. 😉

What’s one of your favourite summer activities in Red Deer?
What’s on your summer bucket list this year? 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    June 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Sunnybrook Farm, Ellis Blue Bird Farm are both favs! I need to get to Alley Cat Cafe too – too many great things to do!

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      We haven’t been to Sunnybrook yet this year! I wish they were open in the evenings! You guys would love the Alley Cat Cafe!

  • Reply
    Jill Griffith
    June 16, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Summer Reading Program at all branches of Red Deer Public Library!

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Oh we will have to check that out!

  • Reply
    Alison
    June 19, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I definitely need to plan a little road trip to Red Deer with the kids this summer!!

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Yes you do! We should make a plan for late August!

  • Reply
    Brie @ A Slice of Brie
    June 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I want to do all of these things! But I think Sully would especially love Alley Cat Cafe!!

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Come do them with us!! 😉

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