Ultimate Family Game Night Experiences

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Photo credit: Muskoka's Incredible Race

From the wild rides at thrilling theme parks to exhilarating indoor adventures, there’s no shortage of exciting and memorable moments for families looking to spend time together.

We’ve got few suggestions how to elevate family game night in Ontario.

The opportunities for family fun in Ontario are endless, so take a break from your at-home game night, gather your group and embark on the possibilities of exploring different and exciting attractions.

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Clifton Hill’s ‘Street of Fun’

Known as the ‘Street of Fun’ for its plethora of themed attractions, wax museums, haunted houses, game arcades and restaurants, Clifton Hill is an entertainment district a block away from the iconic Niagara Falls. Clifton Hill delivers action-packed entertainment for all ages.

Location: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
 

Niagara Speedway

Families with a competitive spirit and older kids in tow can settle scores and engage in a fun, family-friendly rivalry at the Niagara Speedway. It is one of the largest elevated, coaster-style go-karts racetracks in North America and you’ll feel the rush of adrenaline as you navigate the twists and turns of more than 600 metres of racing track. Once you’ve achieved your need for speed, take the family to the Game Zone where you’ll enjoy classic arcade games that may just stir up another friendly match or two.

Location:  4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
 

Zombie Attack

Located next to the Niagara SkyWheel, one of Canada’s largest observation wheels offering panoramic views of the Falls, Zombie Attack is the largest XD Dark Ride in North America. This immersive attraction transports everyone to an apocalyptic world overrun by zombies. This interactive, multi-sensory experience will challenge you and your family to save mankind as you show off your impressive laser targeting skills and earn high scores.

Location: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
 

Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Schedule tee time for the family at one of Canada’s largest miniature golf courses, where kids and adults will enjoy a healthy dose of competition in a unique setting. This golf attraction features two prehistoric themed 18-hole courses. Try not to get distracted by the life-sized dinosaurs that tower over you as you play. The Jurassic ambience is further enriched by a 15 metre high, steam-erupting volcano that invites golfers to play through a cavernous opening on the way to the 18th hole.

Location: 4952 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
 

Muskoka’s Incredible Race

Learn all about the area through a series of entertaining Muskoka-based challenges. Use teamwork to piece together a puzzle, assemble a Muskoka chair or build a loon’s nest.  Inspired by the popular TV series, Muskoka’s Incredible Race is exciting, rewarding and most importantly, fun. The challenges are customizable for people of all ages and fitness abilities. The challenges are always different – there’s even a winter version -- so you’ll want to come back for more.

Location: Various locations in Muskoka


Kids Ultimate Play Centre (KUPP)

Sudbury's indoor adventure playground features soft play equipment for toddlers. Plus, parents can climb and slide alongside their children. The facility also offers laser tag for older children and adults.

Location1965 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury
 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

Since 1963, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum continues to captivate visitors of all ages with hundreds of eccentric, bizarre and, well, unbelievable displays of artefacts from around the world. There’s also an interactive experience and fascinating film showcasing daredevils who bravely challenged Niagara Falls, from tightrope walkers to adrenaline junkies who dared to go over the Falls in a barrel.

Location: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls
 

Funhaven Bowling Ottawa And Gaming Arcade

Play carnival games, laser tag, ride the spinning roller coaster, or take the drivers wheel at the bumper cars at Ottawa’s only indoor amusement park is a short drive from Parliament Hill. After you work up an appetite, check out the Funhaven Restaurant. There are plenty of sharable platter items on the menu ranging from vegetarian options to quesadilla.

Location: 1050 Baxter Road, Ottawa
 

Fleetway

Enjoy a competitive game of bowling at family-owned Fleetway, with 44 lanes that offer 5-pin and 10-pin bowling. There’s also glow-in-the-dark mini golf, a play centre for small kids and an expanded arcade area. Dining options include Dairy Queen and Pizza Projekt.

Location: 720 Proudfoot Lane, London
 

Canada’s Wonderland

Boasting more than 200 attractions from scream-inducing roller coasters to thrilling water slides, live entertainment and themed areas – the name says it all! Canada’s Wonderland is the nation’s largest theme park located in the city of Vaughan. Spanning more than 130 hectares, there’s a lot of ground to explore and lots of opportunities to lose track of time and create lasting memories. Younger kids will enjoy KidZville and Planet Snoopy, which feature 25 rides and attractions, including a high-flying adventure on Beagle Brigade Airfield and a unique treehouse experience for little adventure seekers at the Maple Park Treehouse.

Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
 

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Build great memories at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Canada’s only LEGO playground, located in the Vaughan Mills Mall. It is a great destination for indoor family entertainment, built with millions of LEGO bricks, and featuring 10 LEGO build and play zones, two LEGO-themed rides and a 4D cinema with LEGO-inspired movies on rotation throughout the day.

Hone your LEGO-building skills by learning tips and tricks from master builders who will take you through the building blocks of working with LEGO bricks. While it’s easy to let your imagination run wild, be sure to rest and refuel at the LEGO Coffee Shop with tasty treats.

Location: 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan
 

Urban Air Adventure Park

Open all year round, Urban Air Adventure Park allows you to climb ropes, scale walls, practice warrior ninja techniques and compete in agility challenges. You can showcase your aerial prowess on the trampoline or use the trampoline to master your ultimate basketball slam dunk techniques. You also can’t leave the venue without playing a game of dodgeball.

Location: 1066 Barry Downe Road, Sudbury


Marked: Ultimate Family Adventure Park

Fun activities available at Ottawa’s Ultimate Family Adventure Park range from water gun fights to laser combat. Test your agility on a 5.5 km obstacle course. Smaller, kid friendly obstacle courses are great for the little ninjas. You can also hire an instructor to show you how to maneuver obstacle course like a pro.

Location: 13259 Highway 7 Carleton Place, Ottawa
 

Kingston Axe Throwing

Axe throwing has become an increasingly popular hobby in recent years, and more daring families with older kids can safely try their hand at this extra take on classic darts. Not to worry if you’ve never held an axe before, staff provide short 15-20 minute coaching sessions to get everyone up to speed on best practices and safety policies.

Location: 785 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard Unit 7J, Kingston
 

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