Fun Stuff for Kids to Do

Posted in Leisure & Recreation

Looking for fun, affordable and memorable escapes for your entire family? VIA Rail’s Virtual Tour features Prince Edward County as one of their 5 favourite family vacation destinations (2010).

“This large island in southern Ontario holds a double whammy: some of the finest wineries in Canada AND one of the country’s best beaches – Sandbanks. Also gourmet restaurants, a thriving artists’ community and historic settlements.”

Prince Edward County offers something for kids big and small and is the perfect family getaway destination. Treat your family to a Prince Edward County adventure and let your kids spend some quality time with your inner child!


girlParks, Beaches & Playgrounds, see map/details

Picton

  • County Youth Park (375 Main St. E. @ Fairgrounds/Crystal Palace) • Skatepark • Playground • Free parking.
  • Benson Park: (King Street, or accessed behind The Victory, 205 Main St. ) Play Area • Picnic Tables
  • Delhi Park: (York Street) • Play Area • Picnic Tables Walking Paths • Ball Diamond • Free parking •
    Home to Canada Day Celebrations
  • Rotary Park: (Ontario Street) • Play Area
  • Shire Hall Parkette: (332 Main Street) Picnic Area • Gazebo
  • Birdhouse City, a collection of whacky and wonderful birdhouses, some are exact replicas of County landmarks. County Rd. 8, also known as Union Street.
  • Picton Harbour is an easy walk down Bridge St., to the marina with yachts and lesser boats.
  • Sailing School More info »
  • $5 at Giant Tiger or the Dollar Stores will keep kids busy for a while ( a rainy day idea).
  • Ice cream at Scooperman!
  • Movies at the Regent Theatre in Picton or the Mustang Drive-In
  • Macaulay Heritage Park - an attractive historic site featuring many points of interest

Bloomfield

Wellington:

Cherry Valley:

On route to Sandbanks Provincial Park and many campgrounds and resorts, ‘the valley’ has a small playground behind the Town Hall at 1625 County Rd. 10 plus the waterfront Lions Club Park with a small dock and boat launch. No playground equipment but lots of room to run and play.

Point Petre:

Beachcomb on the long pebble beach for driftwood and fossils, swim off the big flat limestone ledges, it’s a quiet beautiful place for a picnic – but remember to leave only footprints behind! See photos.

West Lake

  • West Lake Willy’s Water Park (near Isaiah Tubbs) is as much fun as it sounds!
  • Quinte Isle Campark: Splash park, Mini golf, & Horseback riding
  • Caddy Shack near Sandbanks: Mini golf course

Sandbanks: Obviously. Most kids need nothing more than a big sandy beach and cool, shallow water to have a brilliant day. More info »

  • Theatre in the Park at Sandbanks during July & August More info »
  • Sandfest Family fun sand sculpture event in July. More info »
  • Lakeshore Lodge Day in August at Sandbanks Provincial Park, an annual celebration of one of the area’s most historic lodges. Take part in the re-creation of an 1890’s picnic. More info»
  • Children’s Programs at Sandbanks, a variety of fun, interactive educational programs. More info»
  • The Sandbanks and North Beach parks are ideal for motorboating, small-craft sailing and canoeing. More info »

Experience History:

  • There are many museums and most of them have special exhibits to interest the kids. Check them out at  More info »
  • History Alive: Summer Experience Camps for Children July & August More info »

Sophiasburgh Activity Pad

  • Friendship Lane – behind Sophiasburgh Town Hall in Demorestville

Summer Camps: check the July and August calendar

Summer Library Programs: peclibrary.org

National Air Force Museum of Canada:  Nearby in Trenton, a very popular destination (especially great on a rainy day!) airforcemuseum.ca

More Things to See & Do

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Quinte's Isle Campark - recreation Mini-putt, splash pad.
R.R. #1 Cherry Valley Ph: (613) 476-6310
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Sunflower Fields Ice cream, coffee, sweets & more. Fun corn maze.
886 County Road #10 on the way to the Sandbanks Picton Ph: (613) 848-3030
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The ROC, Recreation Outreach Centre Empowering young people to DISCOVER, DEVELOP and ACHIEVE their potential
Main Office The Edward Building 280 Main Street, Suite 103 Picton Ph: (613) 476-7901 x.219
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4-H Club
Ph: (613) 399-5470
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Air Cadets - Squadron 851 ages 13-18
Loch Sloy Industrial Park Ph: (613) 476-6881
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ATV Rider Training A 5-1/2 to 7 hour training program operated by Canada Safety Council certified instructors. Contact: Dave Haney
Picton Ph: (613) 476-3090
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Beaches
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Consecon Park Basketball Court, Skateboard Area, BBQs and Picnic Tables
Division Blvd & Porter St. Consecon
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County of Prince Edward Library & Archives, Teen Programs
Picton Milford Bloomfield Wellington Consecon Ameliasburgh Ph: (613) 476-5962
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Creative Drama Camp Workshops held in August. Contact: The Marysburgh Mummers
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EXCEL Hockey Camp (August)
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Guitar Camp Contact: Don Hinde
Mt Tabor Playhouse Milford Ph: (613) 476-7125
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Hiking & Cycling Trails
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History Alive! Ages 7-12. July & August. Contact: Museums of Prince Edward County
Ph: (613) 476-2148 ext.426
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Ontario Junior Farmers Association Junior Farmers is not just for farmers!
Ph: (613) 393-5294
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Picton Dolphins Swim Club Programs and coaching available for ALL levels of swimmers.
Picton Ph: (613) 476-6540
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Picton Martial Arts & Fitness
256 Main St. Picton Ph: (613) 847-0316
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Picton Paintball
2790 County Road 7 Picton Ph: (613) 503-4503
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3 Comments

  1. If you have suggestions for this section, please post them here in the comments.

    • You didn’t mention the PEC youthpark in Picton…So sad. Why did you leave it out? It is an incredible part of the County’s history and existence at this point.

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