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Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

Published Aug 24, 2021
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There are many fun family activities to enjoy this summer in Alberta. Here at Ayre & Oxford, we’ve got some suggestions that will surely entertain the whole family. 

A summer picnic can turn boring meals into family fun time with little to no effort. Simplify your picnic by making everyone’s favourite sandwich, then add some fruit, veggie sticks, and potato chips. Jackie Parker Park in Edmonton has two large playgrounds, a spray pad, and plenty of greenspace to enjoy. Our Woodvale Townhomes and Burnewood Manor are just five minutes from this park.

Learn about nature and the history of Red Deer at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Just a short drive from our Red Deer apartments, this is a wonderful place for hiking, biking, and exploring. Tour the Interpretive Centre, the Allen Bungalow, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary to learn about wildlife and natural history. Kids will also love to play on the natural playground and make music in the outdoor music garden.

If you have an aspiring paleontologist in your family, Jurassic Forest is the place to go. Explore this 40-acre prehistoric park and learn about dinosaurs and see their skeletons. Walk through several discovery trails where you’ll get to both see and hear the over 70 life-size dinosaurs throughout the park. Jurassic Forest is in Gibbons, just 25 minutes from our Harmony at Hollick Kenyon in Edmonton. 

Disc Golf is a fun activity that combines the fun of throwing a frisbee with the skills of playing golf. The Edmonton Disc Golf Association hosts 6 courses across Edmonton and Leduc. These Disc Golf courses are open year round and are free for all with no reservations required. Residents of our Harmony at Walker Lake North and South are within walking distance to The Edmonton Hills course

There’s much to do in Alberta, but remember when enjoying outdoor activities, we must remain vigilant against COVID-19. Many of the health and safety protocols have been lifted in Alberta; however, it’s still important to wash your hands or use sanitizer frequently. Remember to stay home whenever you’re feeling unwell.