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Bring the family to cool off in the Eau Claire splash park, play on the Devonian Gardens indoor playground, or take part in the Glenbow's children's programming.

Family Friendly

See our family friendly venue directory, read about family friendly events on our blog and see family related events on our calendar

Discover the variety of children's programming all year round; from theatre at the Y-stage or Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP), a performance at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, or spend a Weekend at the Museum at the Glenbow. Plus the Central Library has a variety of programs for children of all ages.

Prince's Island Park is an outdoor oasis in the heart of the downtown on the banks of the Bow River. It is a great place to spend an afternoon or a summer evening with lots a great picnic spots and a huge playground with different areas depending on your child's age. You can walk, ride your bike along the great pathway system or drive your car (park in Eau Claire).

Eau Claire Market is great for kids no matter what the weather is like. In the summer months enjoy the outdoor splash water park with concessions. On cooler days when it is wet or snowing, head inside the market to the indoor playground or grab a movie at the Cineplex.

Devonian Gardens is an indoor garden of tropical plants and natural light. Meandering walkways lead guests past water fountains, over tree-decked plazas, to ponds teaming with fish. There is also a "living wall" within the Gardens - a favourite spot for photos. Children can enjoy the indoor playground or take in various drop-in programs.

Currently the playground area is open, while other areas will reopen as repairs have been completed. Be sure to check the City of Calgary website on the Devonian Gardens for updates.