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50 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Regina this Summer

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:29am
Kathleen Fellinger

Celebrate Summer with our 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. WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL REGINA - Spend a nice evening at Wascana Lake, Saturday, June 29, 2019. The event includes local food trucks and music from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Between 9:30 - 10:30 you will design and create your lantern to launch over the lake. Release your lantern along with everyone else at the lake and bask in the beauty of thousands of lanterns above the lake in the moonlight between 10:30-11:30.
     

  2. THURSDAYS IN WASCANA - Come down to the lake, every Thursday evening in Wascana Centre for a variety of events and activities! Each week will feature different activities to do. SUP boarding, Boat Tours, Painting, and more. Check back each week for more details.

  3. CELEBRATE CANADA DAY IN REGINA - On July 1, 2019 come & celebrate Canada’s 152nd Birthday Celebration at Wascana Lake.
     

  4. CANADA DAY FAMILY MOUNTIE TRAINING at the RCMP HERITAGE CENTRE - Join the RCMP Heritage Center on Canada Day and Complete the Family Mountie Training Program (activities are suitable for all ages). See if your family has what it takes to be a Mountie. On July 1, 2019 between 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

  5. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S CANADA DAY CELEBRATION on Canada Day, July 1st at Government House.  Lots of free entertainment from the super exciting and talented - KAOS Dogsports, Disney Princess and Superheroes, Creeland dancing, bouncy castles, treats and fun for the whole family.

  6. Celebrate Canada Day at the SASKATCHEWAN LEGISLATIVE BUILDING. 10:00 AM - till evening. 

  7. ANNUAL PLYWOOD CUP. The 15th annual Plywood Cup will be held at Wascana Lake on Canada Day, July 1, 2019.  All in support of the Regina Hospitals Foundation and Caring Hearts Camp.

  8. Need to stay cool this summer?  Check out the City of Regina' many SPRAYPAD PARKS.  A cool way to have a water experience, stay active and catch some sun and fun.

  9. FREE Wednesday night movies in Wascana Park. Put your kids in their pj's, bring your blankie and take in a family-friendly movie with CINEMA UNDER THE STARS 2019 all summer long. Come and see fun, family-friendly movies like How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Monsters Inc., and more.  Dates are for every Wednesday evening in July & August. Pre-movie activities start at
    7:00 PM.

  10. Need a break from the heat?  An outing to CHAPTER'S INDIGO REGINA  for CAMP INDIGO KIDS.  Every Saturday and Sunday in July, come for a 1 - hour exclusive kids event before the store opens. You get 1 hour of fun play, a themed make and take craft, $5 off coupon. You must register for each event at www.indigo.ca/events. Tickets are $10/ child and an adult must be present. Or browse all the latest books and toys; then finish off the trip with an ice cold vanilla bean frappe to go.

  11. SKATE BOARD PLAZA PARK at Wascana Lake.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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!

  16. Teach kids about the history of sports in our Province and our hall of famers by visiting the SASKATCHEWAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME.

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

  18. WILLOW ISLAND

  19. Try one of the delicious & yummy Regina FOOD TRUCKS and get outside for lunch.  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 the Farmer's Market - Food Trucks page for a list of trucks.

  20. REGINA FOLK FESTIVAL from August 9-11, 2019 in beautiful Victoria Park. This is a great music festival with a Children’s Area that is open Saturday & Sunday from 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM and it’s FREE.  Check out their page for more information, www.reginafolkfestival.com/extras/children-s-area

  21. CINEPLEX CINEMAS NORMANVIEW  - with so many blockbuster movies opening this summer, you gotta go to the movies:  highly anticipated ToyStory 4, The Lion King (July 19), SpiderMan: Far From Home (July 2) and Dora: The Lost City of Gold (August 19) . Don’t forget the popcorn!

  22. Regina Symphony Orchestra's SYMPHONY UNDER THE SKY FESTIVAL  on Sunday, August 24, 2019 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!

  23. It's the 28th Annual REGINA DRADON BOAT FESTIVAL from July 18 -21, 2019.  Paddlin on the Prairies since 1992.

  24. Let's go to REGINA BEACH for the day!  Or check out their events page with Canada Day celebrations on July 1st, the Annual Lake Swim on July 20th.  Lots of great things to do and see.

  25.  Come and experience SCOTTY, the largest T. Rex exhibit in the world. Also, some of the great movies, programs and camps all summer long at the ROYAL SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM

  26. WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM IN MOOSE JAW (not in Regina, we know, but it's a quick 40 minute drive away and worth it) there are some great exhibits & events all summer like the Summer Heritage Club beginning July 8 - August 13, 2019, Canada Day events, come ride the K + S Potash Shortline 101  and BRICKSPO on July 27 & 28, 2019.

  27. Come and celebrate I LOVE REGINA DAY hosted by Maror Fourgere and the City of Regina - Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Victoria Park. There will be a FREE BBQ, bouncy castles, Street Culture Kids, your favourite cartoon characters, local vendors and more.  Visit the City of Regina's Facebook page for details.

  28. Scooter, walk or take baby for a stroll around WASCANA LAKE.

  29. REGINA FARMER'S 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.
     
  30. MINI MOVIES AT THE PARK - 
     
  31. Take a unique tour around Wascana Centre with REGINA ROLLING ROBOT TOURS on a segway.  For ages 12 years and older, can ride a segway for an unforgettable, fun experience.  There are two tours: Nature Conservation or Historic Sites of Wascana.
     
  32. Visit GOVERNMENT HOUSE and take a trip through time in the Once Upon a Time Room.
     
  33. 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. From June 3 to Auugust 31, 2019, kids can sign up for the Level Up to encourage a love of reading and for a chance to win a ton of great prizes!
     
  34. Biking or long boarding on the many multi-path ways around the CITY OF REGINA.
     
  35. Pay a visit to SASKATCHEWAN SCIENCE CENTRE to learn and experience some very cool exhibits, like the new JOYLAB.  Check out the SaskTel 2PM Activities every weekend, science time for tots during the weekdays, great summer camps for school aged kids.
     
  36. Nothing says summer like a day at the ball park.  Take the family to experience a game this summer and cheer on the REGINA RED SOX.
     
  37. The 13th annual REGINA INTERNATIONAL FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL runs from July 10  - 14, 2019.  The Regina Kids' Fringe will be annouced soon.
     
  38. 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.
     
  39. Let's make some creative and personal projects at the MACKENZIE ART GALLERY'S free, family-friendly, Studio Sundays.
     
  40. Soak up an afternoon of sunshine, picnic and fun at CANDY CANE PARK.
     
  41.  QUEEN CITY EX This year's exhibition will run from July 31 - August 4, 2019. There will be tons of great food, rides and feature kids entertainment and more.
     
  42. RCMP HERITAGE CENTRE Discover the real stories and learn the history of the Red Serge. They offer must see programs for summer: SGT. Major's Parade, Sunset Retreat Ceremonies, Interactive exhibits, engaging programs, guided/self-guided tours and so much more for kids to experience and learn.
     
  43. 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.
     
  44. SUMMER BASH YQR 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Fairchild Park (Dinosaur Park) in Harbour Landing. Come and check out all the local vendors, free fun for kids, lots of great food and activities. 
     
  45. Cool off at one of the CITY OF REGINA OUTDOOR POOLS - Opening June 13 - September 2, 2019. Please check with the City of Regina's website and facebook page as some pools are closed for maintenance and some will open at later dates in June.

     
  46. Come and celebrate another exiciting Season with our 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 Superpower Dogs, PANDAS 3D, Robots 3D and Dream Big: Engineering Our World. You can purchase tickets online.
  48. Visit the bird sanctuary and learn about the wildlife that live right here in our city at the Wascana Centre.

  49. Let's take a hike at WASCANA TRAILS (Wascana Valley Nature Recreation Site).This is a beautiful, breathtaking day outside in the Qu'Applle Valley with over 15 KM of trails for beginners to more novice hikers. Check out the SaskHiker's website and review for more information.

  50. The Queen City Marathon has a category just for kids and families with age-appropriate distances, the Mini Marathon & the Campbell & Haliburton 5K Family Run/Walk. The mini-marathon will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 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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