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50 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Regina this Summer

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:29am
Kathleen Fellinger

50 family-friendly things to do and see this summer for kid-fun and entertainment in and around Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

Family-Friendly Summer 2015 Kids

  1. To start off summer in June, experience beautiful arts and crafts at the 44th annual BAZAART! Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

  2. Try one of the delicious & yummy  Regina FOOD TRUCKS all summer long.  Everything from burgers, poutine, mexican gourmet, smoked bbq and Wheelie Good Coffee ;) . Follow @yqrfoodtrucks on twitter to locate where trucks are in the city or visit Regina Farmer's Market.

  3. Canada Day Regina - On July 1, 2017 come & celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebration.

  4. Lieutenant Governor's Garden Party on Canada Day, July 1st.  Lots of free entertainment, treats and fun for the whole family.

  5. Annual Plywood Cup. The 13th annual Plywood Cup hosted by the Regina Progress Club – Wascana Centre will be held at Wascana Lake, July 1, 2017.  All in support of Regina's Pediatric Services.

  6. Put your kids in their pj's, bring your blankets and take in a family-friendly movie with Cinema Under the Stars all summer long. MOVIES & TIMES - COMING SOON.  Dates are for every Wednesday evening in July & August.

  7. Comic Readers outing for the gamer or comic fan in your family.

  8. Skate Board Plaza Park at Wascana Lake.

  9. Tennis anyone?  Take the kids out to hit some one on one at the many tennis courts available here in our city. Learn more about how to get your kids involved with the sport of tennis at Tennis Saskatchewan or Lakeshore Tennis Club or the Optimist Tennis Association.

  10. Explore a new park and playground in another neighborhood.  Here is a list of all the playgrounds in our beautiful city!  Make sure to visit each one and check them off.

  11. Enjoy some tasty summer-time sweets at Regina's ice cream locales such as the Milky Way, Menchie's, or Bernard Callebaut. Check out our KinderBuzz - Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Regina here.

  12. Let kids get out and explore in Wascana Marsh. See the great wildlife such as beavers, racoons, turtles and birds that live right here in the city. Kids will love it!

  13. Teach kids about the history of sports in our Province and our hall of famers by visiting the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

  14. Go canoeing or kayaking around Wascana Lake.  Learn more about rentals.

  15. Willow Island

  16. Come in for a tour of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

  17. Conexus Arts Centre for amazing performances and kid-friendly events coming up, like Toopy and Binoo: Fun & Games coming in September.

  18. Regina Folk Festival from August 10-13, 2017 in beautiful Victoria Park. THis is a great music festival with a Children’s Area that is open Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and it’s FREE.  Check out their page for more information, www.reginafolkfestival.com/extras/children-s-area

  19. Cineplex Cinemas Regina  - with so many summer blockbuster movies opening this summer, you gotta go to the movies:  Disney Pixar’s highly anticipated - Cars 3, The Emoji Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Blazing Samurai.  Or the summer blockbuster that we can't wait to see, Despicable Me 3. Don’t forget the popcorn!

  20. Regina Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Under the Sky Festival on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Motherwell Homestead.  There will be family-friendly activities from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair, some sunscreen and enjoy the music!

  21. Regina Dragon Boat Festival from September1 & 2, 2017.

  22. Let's go to Regina Beach for the day!  Check out PARKFEST 2017 on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at  or the Annual Lake Swim on July 15th at 9:00 AM.

  23. Come and experience some of the great movies, programs and camps all summer long at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.  Check out the new summer exhibit:150 for 150 - Learn about 150 Canadian Species of Canada, opens July 1, 2017, visit Megamunch, Super Sunday Movies and more.

  24. Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw (not in Regina, we know, but it's a quick 40 minute drive away and worth it) and there are some great events this summer like BricksPo on July 29 & 30, 2017.

  25. BORED MEETINGS, These are not your typical meetings. Come and play!  Let your little ones explore and make new friends and parents can get out and meet up with other Moms & Dads too.

  26. Scooter, walk or take baby for a stroll around Wascana Lake.

  27. Regina Farmers Market experience great local food, home-made treats and hand-crafted artisan crafts during the summer months downtown on the City Square Plaza, every Wednesday & Saturday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Located at the corner of Lorne Street & Scarth Street.
     
  28. Boomers Air Park - Jump it out for fun and exercise.
     
  29. Visit Government House and take a trip through time in the Once Upon a Time Room.
     
  30. Visit your local branch of the Regina Public Library for free children’s programs & many great ideas on how to keep your children reading over the summer break. Make sure to sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Contest & Club to encourage a love of reading and for a chance to win a ton of great prizes!
     
  31. Biking or long boarding on the many multi-path ways around the City of Regina.
     
  32. CP CANADA 150 TRAIN - In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration this year, CP Railway will be hosting an event at Mosaic Place for a heritage train stop.  It will take place on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  There will be family-friendly activities, concerts featuring Dean Brody and Dallas Arcand, Contests, Food Trucks and more.
     
  33. Pay a visit to Saskatchewan Science Centre to learn and experience some very cool exhibits.  Check out the SaskTel 2PM Activities every weekend, science time for tots during the weekdays, great summer camps for school aged kids and the new exhibit, Body Worlds - Your Prescription for Healthy Living which runs from May 30 - September 10th.
     
  34. Take the family out to the ball game this summer and cheer on the Regina Red Sox.
     
  35. The 11th annual Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival runs from July 2 - 8, 2017.  The Regina Kids' Fringe will be on Saturday, July 9, 2016 with lots of amazing fun for the kids.
     
  36. Plan a family stay-cation night and let the kids enjoy the new SOAKED Water Park at the Travel Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre in Regina. NOTE: SOAKED will be closed from June 18 - 30, 2016 for annual cleaning.
     
  37. Let's make some creative and personal projects at the Mackenzie Art Gallery’s free, family-friendly, Studio Sundays.
     
  38. Soak up an afternoon of sunshine, picnic and fun at Candy Cane Park.
     
  39. Queen City Ex! This year's exhibition will run from Wednesday, August 2 - 6, 2017 and will feature kids entertainment from Alvin & the Chipmunks and Meet & Greets with Paw Patrol and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
     
  40. RCMP Heritage Centre offers some exciting must see programs for summer: SGT. Major's Parade, Sunset Retreat Ceremonies, Driving & Walking Tours of Depot Division, self-guided tours and so much more for kids to experience and learn.
     
  41. Let's go play golf!  No matter what age or stage, golf can be family-fun for everyone. There are many great courses that are open to the public with kids pricing, visit now.
     
  42. It's SOCCER DAY IN SASKATCHEWAN! Come and see the Men's International Soccer Game: NY Cosmos vs. Valencia CF SAD  on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at new Mosaic stadium.
     
  43. Cool off at one of the City of Regina Outdoor Pools - Opening June 15, 2017.
     
  44. Need a break from the heat?  Indoor fun and jumping at DINO BOUNCERS!
     
  45. An outing to Chapters Indigo Regina for playtime at the Thomas the Tank Engine table, browse all the latest books and toys; then finish off the trip with an ice cold vanilla bean frappe to go.
     
  46. Come and celebrate the inaugural Season for the new Saskatchewan Roughrider's Mosaic Stadium.  For a schedule of games and to purchase tickets, visit www.riderville.com.
     
  47. Take in a movie at the KRAMER IMAX Theatre, the only giant screen theatre in Saskatchewan. Stay cool this summer watching amazing movies like Great White Sharks 3D (opening June 8th), Extreme Weather, Our Beautiful Planet and more.
  48. Visit the bird sanctuary and learn about the wildlife that live right here in our city at the Wascana Centre.

  49. Take a ride on a City of Regina Transit bus. The City of Regina now has an interactive map to see bus schedules live and you can download the App too.  A fun way for kids to explore and see their city.

  50. The Queen City Marathon has a category just for kids and families with age-appropriate distances, the McDonalds Mini Marathon & the Campbell & Haliburton 5K Family Run/Walk. The mini-marathon will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00am and the 5K Family Run/Walk takes place at 2:00 PM. Parents can run with kids but the race is just for children.  A great way to stay active and help teach kids about running and goals!

What is your favourite summertime activity for the kids?  We would love to know!  Email us: editorial at kinderbuzz dot com and we will share it with our readers!

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