When your little ones are bouncing off the walls at home, you have your go-to parks and favourite playgrounds. But where do you go when you’re on the road and the monkeys start running in circles yelling “Blast off!” at the top of their lungs? Here are three great places for kids to burn off steam when you’re in Red Deer.
Play, climb, race and score
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is a huge facility, just off Highway 2, where kids and their big people can try out a bunch of fun new things, like wheelchair racing and sports-casting. You’ll also get to practice all the sports you already love, like basketball, baseball, soccer, climbing and of course, hockey hockey hockey. After all that – they’re sure to need a nap (or Dad will at least).
Fairy tale scavenger hunt
Drive through the wide-open prairie for just 45 min and you’ll arrive at the Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens. Here you can visit a whole bunch of pioneer buildings, like a church and a cabin, see an authentic Viking Ship and go on a run through the children’s garden looking for all the fairy-tale characters. If you’re very lucky, you’ll be here during the all-you-can-eat Danish dumpling festival in July or Viking Days in August.
Where to stay in Red Deer while you’re here
You’ll have lots of choices when deciding where to stay in Red Deer – right next your favourite attractions, nice and close to downtown and shopping, or down by the lake.
Close to all the fun
If you want to be nice and central (and close to Red Deer’s big malls), try the heated intdoor pool at the newly renovated Sheraton Red Deer and have instant access to sun and fun with a poolside room.
Lots to do right outside your door
If you are planning on staying for a week or more, consider renting a unit at Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club. You’ll have access to a nine-hole golf course, pools, tennis courts, a lake and a marina – all just steps away.