August in Calgary for Kids

Spend the last days of summer with your kids at these family fun events and classes around the city

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Old Fashioned Family Fun Fair Fare

August 24 and 25, 2019

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Granary Road is putting on an Old-Fashioned Family Fun Fair Fare. The event includes fair games, a family scavenger hunt and unique treats. Once you’ve done everything at the fair, check out the exhibits at Granary Road’s Active Learning Park.
226066 112 Street W., 403-453-7623,

Welcome to the World of Honeybees

August 13, 2019


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Head down to Heritage Park with the kids to get to know more about our friend, the honeybee. You’ll get to sample some delicious honey from the park’s resident bees and cool for the kids will be cracking open the hive. Learn about the bee’s seasonal behaviours and get some tips on how to start some backyard beekeeping.

1900 Heritage Dr S.W., 403-268-8500,

Places To Go

Bowness Park


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Bowness Park is one of Calgary’s best family-friendly parks. Set on the banks of the Bow River, it’s a perfect place to take the family during the hot summer days. With a playground and a wading pool, it’s great for little ones and for the bigger kids there’s plenty of paths and trails to explore. Pack a picnic for the family and spend the day at this picturesque park.

8900 48 Ave N.W., 403-268-2489, Bowness-Park

Calgary Zoo


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The Calgary Zoo is a kid-friendly haven. The zoo is the ultimate spot to take your kids and soak up the last days of summer with them before school. Check out events like Panda Breakfast and Safari Brunch to learn about the animals and grab some quality family time. Head down as soon as the zoo opens to get a full day with the kids.

210 St. George’s Drive N.E., 403-232-9300,

Prairie Winds Park


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Prairie Winds Park is another popular park for families. Basketball courts, wading pool, spray park and even cricket pitches, this park has everything for everyone. It’s a great gathering place for families to hang out, there’s even a tandoori oven for cooking. This park is a must for active families with its soccer field and tennis court. So, make sure you’ve got everything packed because you can spend you entire day in this amazing park.

223 Castleridge Blvd N.E., 403-268-2489, Prairie-Winds-Park



ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Kids

July 2 to August 30


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Want the kids to learn about new cuisines? Get them set up for this cooking camp put on by ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’ll taste their way through Asia, the Middle East, Caribbean Islands and the Mediterranean. Registration can be done online.

909 11 Ave S.W., 403-245-7630,

Repsol Swim Classes


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Repsol Sport Centre offers swim lessons for kids of all ages, from parents and tots to teenagers, these classes are perfect for your kids. With different classes to choose from like Swim for Life and Canadian Swim Patrol, your kids will learn how to stay safe and how to swim like a pro. For those kids who want a little more fantasy, sign them up for Mermaid/Merman lessons. Kids will get a mono-fin and learn how to swim like they live under the sea.

2225 Macleod Trail S.E., 403-233-8393,

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