What to Do with a Baby and Toddler in Calgary in the Fall

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Wonderful things to do with your baby and toddler in Calgary, in the Fall!

Esker Contemporary Art Foundation has events for little ones including a hands on art class for ages 3-5 and “bring the baby” exhibition tour & discussion with other mamas.

You can also attend Michaels Craft Stores Kids’ club on Saturday mornings. For less than $2 your kids can spend an hour doing crafts! This week they are making pumpkins.

Calgary Corn Maze, Kayben Farm, Heritage Park, Butterfield Acres and other attractions always have fun fall programming (paid admission) and are a beautiful fall day out.

Weekday discounted parent & tot swims at Calgary Leisure Centres, often $2.

Ghouls Night Out at Heritage Park Oct 25-28

Fish Creek library in South Calgary has a spectacular play area (and grab some books there!) or visit Fire Engine 23 (downtown library)

Buy terrarium supplies at Plant YYC (let your toddler pick out the figurines) and build a terrarium with them!

Pick up a fairy door & figurines from michaels and create a fairy garden under a tree.

Visit princes island park & playground. River cafe is nearby for gourmands – sandwiches to go maybe?

Go to Calgary Farmers Market – kids can play in the indoor playground. Let them pick out some vegetables and make a mixed vegetable soup.

Make warm apple cider or hot chocolate and go for a walk in Fish Creek.

Collect pine cones or go on a fall nature scavenger hunt with a printout of nature items or colours to match.

Visit Calgary’s amazing playgrounds – Calgary Playground Review has a playground map by quadrant!

Go on a hike – 10 hikes for preschoolers to do near Calgary (we love Alder Trail in Bragg Creek and Heart Creek Trail)

Visit the lovely reader rock garden (toddlers love the steps) and have a treat at the cafe afterward.

Rent bike gear & kids trailer from Nomad Gear Rentals (they come to YOU!) and ride the downtown parkways, 15km around Glenmore Resevoir (or) through fish creek’s pathways.

Visit the beautiful sensory garden(fragrant garden for the blind) outside the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Building.

Drop your little ones for the 2 hr yoga sprouts class (unparented) at Wymbin Yoga, have a pint at nearby cold garden brewery (kid and dog friendly.) or on Saturdays, join them for family yoga!

Drop in climbing & coffee at Boldr Climbing Centre. Playpen to contain little crawlers 🙂 amd very family friendly.

Enjoy the variety park playground and then throw rocks in the water at south glenmore park. Go for a warm treat at nearby goodearth cafe glenmore landing.

Book a visit to the spectacular Calgary Reads “Childrens Reading Place” House

Visit Treehouse or Hide n Seek for a toddler friendly indoor playground experience (but we prefer the less expensive tumble time community play dropins.)

Visit the kayben farms pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out

Balance biker? Visit the fish creek mountain bike skills park on bow bottom trail in the south.

Collect leaves of different shapes, sizes and colours. Buy googly eye stickers and put them on the leaves!

Don sweaters and toques and have a fall picnic in one of Calgary’s many parks with playgrounds. Our favourite is Pearce Estate Park. If you are there on a weekday morning, you can also feed the fish at Bow / Sam Livingston Hatchery.

Grab incredible baked goods from la boulangerie bakery on 4st then stroll along the river and again… picnic 🙂

Explore the Calgary corn maze with flashlights (Friday and Saturday evenings)

Take the kids for a romp at community play times, Lake Bonavista Tumble Time, West Hillhurst & Mackenzie Lake are our favourites! (Mackenzie lake has coffee available!)

Find a giant pile of leaves (often a great spot is city tennis courts or princes island park and confederation park.)


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