The ULTIMATE Kids Guide
- This guide has it all! From face painting to ice cream, we have scouted every last kids friendly activity you can imagine covering all seasons. Pick and choose your way around St. Thomas depending on the season and what the kids are feeling!
- Get your Ultimate Kids Guide here!
Day 1 : Interactive Museums
- St. Thomas is the Railway City, but you don't have to be a history buff to appreciate our heritage. Take the kids to the Elgin County Railway Museum to get the chance to get on some real-life trains. Or pop by the CASO Station and walk the halls of the largest train station of its kind left in North America.
- It's never too early to develop an appreciation for the arts. Bring the kids to the St. Thomas Elgin Public Art Centre and check out rotating exhibits, and partake in a colouring activity while you are there!
Day 2 : Playgrounds, Splashpads and Trails, Oh My!
We have four distinct seasons here in St. Thomas - which means 4 ways to have fun! We've summed up some of the top outdoor spots for you to visit with the kids based on the season.
- SPRING: Watch flowers bloom and go for a beautiful walk through the Waterworks Park water gardens.
- SUMMER: This is it... it's splashpad season! You have 3 options in St. Thomas, Pinafore Park, Waterworks Park, or the new 1Password Park. All these parks have some incredible playgrounds as well!
- FALL: The best time of year for trail-blazing with amazing Fall colours. Why not take a walk with the kids and see who can take the best Fall photo? There is an extensive trail network throughout St. Thomas. Stop by Railway City Tourism to pick up your trail map and be on your way - or download the map here!
- WINTER: It's time to dust off the sled or toboggan! We've heard through the grapevine that the best hills to sled are at Burwell Park, Waterworks Park, Massey Park. Tobogganing not your thing? Try out some cross-country skiing on the trails at Dan Patterson Conservation Area.