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Explore and Toboggan at Whitemud Park (Alfred H. Savage Centre)
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Staying inside during the winter isn’t an option if you’ve got high energy kids. If you know, you know – and you know the importance of layering and bundling up, getting out there and exploring the city. The latest place that we’ve been exploring is the trails at Alfred H....
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Family Date: Unicorn Mug Making Session at 4Cats
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Last night we dropped Stella off at Grandma’s house and did something that we’ve been looking forward to since a month ago – when we booked the fun experience: we took part in a family mug making workshop at 4Cats. We made four mugs, unicorn mugs, fashioned from nothing but clay...
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What to do in Edmonton This Weekend (With Kids) | January 12-14
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With weather that’s supposed to warm up to the perfect temperatures to go outside, Saturday and Sunday are looking like perfect days for exploring. Here’s what to do with the kids in Edmonton this weekend, both indoors and out – Edmonton weekend activities for families Deep Free...
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Do This: Take the Kids Snow Tubing at Sunridge Ski Area
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There’s no shortage of fun things to do during the winter in Edmonton with kids – that’s for sure. Adding to this list for winter fun is Snow Tubing at Sunridge. It’s a fun way to feel like you’ve escaped the city, spending two hours on the tubing hill, that won̵...
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What to do in Edmonton This Weekend (With Kids) | 1/5 – 1/7
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We’ve done more exploring during winter break than we’ve done all year since the colder weather has hit. Even with the temperatures climbing down to minus thirty, it gave us a chance to find those ‘indoor spaces’ we’ve forgotten about. You don’t have to worry a...
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Know Before You Go: Outdoor Skating with Kids at Hawrelak Park
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With the gorgeous and mild weather we’ve been having, we’ve been getting outside more and more often with the kids. One of our favourite ponds in the city for skating can be found at Hawrelak Park – it’s huge! Skating at Hawrelak Park with Kids  Skate Rentals | You ca...
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Free Things to do with the Kids This Week During Winter Break in Edmonton
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I don’t know about you – but coming in 2018 means that we’re tightening up the budget to make more room for adventure and exploring. With the kids home from school for the week, it can be tricky to stay on track, so we got together and created a list of the free things to [̷...
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Here’s the Full List of $2.99 Family Favourites You Can Watch on Saturday Mornings at Cineplex | 2018
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Taking the kids to the movies isn’t cheap. I was reminded of this when I brought two kids, two friends, and one infant to the movies to see Ferdinand during Christmas break. We were lucky to get out of there spending under a hundred bucks, and that’s only because the kids ate snacks a...
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5 Things to do at Elk Island Park with the Kids During the Winter
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Getting out during the colder months is one of the best things you can do to quell winter boredom. Just in the backyard of Edmonton, Elk Island Park is one of our favourite places to visit – and not only during the summer months when we’re kayaking on the lake. Here’s what to do...
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Get Free Skate Rentals Daily Between January 2-5 at City Hall Plaza Rink
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  It is a couple of days past Christmas and that’s usually when the murmurings of “I’m Bored” start to settle in. The holidays are wearing down and here we are with at least a week until the kids are back in school (or is it two? I’ve lost track). Though the wea...
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