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!

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
  • $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

  • Millpond Conservation Area & Park, Mill Street, Bloomfield features fishing and picnic areas.
  • Ice cream at Slickers!

girlWellington:

  • As well as a safe pebble beach and boardwalk, Wellington village has a lovely park on the lake side of Main Street.
  • Fishing at the Wellington dock, or the Wellington Kids Fishing Derby in June
  • Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard at The Reel Thing Fishing Pro at Wellington Harbour.
  • Wellington Heritage Museum, Main Street

Waupoos

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!

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.

  • Theatre in the Park at Sandbanks during July & August
  • Sandfest Family fun sand sculpture event in July.
  • 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.
  • Children’s Programs at Sandbanks, a variety of fun, interactive educational programs.
  • The Sandbanks and North Beach parks are ideal for motorboating, small-craft sailing and canoeing.

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

Sophiasburgh Activity Pad

  • Friendship Lane – behind Sophiasburgh Town Hall in Demorestville

Summer Camps: Conservation • Sailing • History Alive!  • Guitar • Drama  • Aquatic & Fitness • Recreation Outreach Centre

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 and do …

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Prince Edward County, Ontario

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