Bay of Quinte Tourism

12 Family-Friendly Activities for a Rainy Day

Photo via Flickr User L.Cheryl

Take Flight at the National Air Force Museum of Canada

More than 3,500 artifacts and memorabilia are on display at Trenton’s National Air Force Museum, including the perfectly restored Handley Page Halifax. Get behind the controls of some of our most iconic aircraft for a photo opp during a self-guided tour and be sure to pick up a model of your kiddos favourite aircraft at the gift shop.

220 RCAF Rd, Trenton

On Twitter @NAFMCanada

Take a Road Trip Along the Chocolate and Apple Trail

It might seem crazy to tuck your kids in the car in the search of chocolate, but road trips are a rite of passage for families! At World’s Finest in Campbellford you can see how their delicious treats are made. In Picton, pick up artisan chocolates at the Pink Lunch Pail for a special treat.

Laugh and Learn at the Belleville Public Library

The Belleville Public Library offers programs for all ages throughout the week. Take in storytime, Kindergarten programs, workshops, book clubs and even movie days.

254 Pinnacle St, Belleville

Step Back in Time at Glanmore National Historic Site

Step back in time at the Glanmore National Historic Site, where more than 20,000 artifacts tell the story of life in Belleville over the past three hundred years. Kids are encouraged to try to find objects throughout the historic house in a fun artifact scavenger hunt. Free admission is offered to kids 5 and under.

257 Bridge Street East, Belleville

On Twitter @GlanmoreNHS

Shoot Hoops During YMCA Quinte West Family Fun Zone

Shoot some hoops or play your favourite active games during the drop in play on Wednesdays and Sundays at the Quinte West YMCA. It’s a great way to shake the sillies out when your family is stuck indoors on a rainy day!

50 Monogram Place, Trenton

On Twitter @YMCAofCEO

Explore the Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives

From the first tire produced at Napanee’s GoodYear plant to fascinating fossils, the Lennox and Addington County Museum boasts an enormous collection of artifacts that entertain and educate. Kids 12 and under are free!

97 Thomas Street East, Napanee

Skate and Swim at Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre

With several family swims and skates held throughout the year at the Quinte Wellness Centre, a rainy day is no excuse to stay home on the couch!

265 Cannifton Road, Belleville

On Twitter @QSWC

Get Active at Rhino Sports & Play

Climb the rock wall, play multiple games on the sports simulator, or tie up your skates and hit the ice at Rhino Sports & Play in Belleville! This is a great spot for a birthday party, and a hidden gem on a rainy day.

393 Sidney Street, Unit #10, Belleville

Enjoy a Tea Party at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village

If your children enjoy hosting pretend tea parties for their dolls and stuffed animals, head to Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. This re-created pioneer village in the heart of pretty Ameliasburgh is known for its tea room, as well as fascinating collection of artifacts from centuries ago.

517 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh

Take in a show at Galaxy Cinemas

Nothing cures the rainy day blues like popcorn and a movie on the big screen. Head to Galaxy Cinemas for a matinee with the kids. Check movie listings ahead of time to make sure your flick is family-friendly.

160 Bell Boulevard, Belleville

Enjoy retail therapy at Quinte Mall

With more than 125 stores and services under one roof, head to Quinte Mall on the next rainy day. Check out the latest toys at Toys R Us or get a jump on back to school shopping at one of the many children’s clothing stores.

390 North Front Street, Belleville

Warm up with a book and hot chocolate at Chapters

So what if the weather outside is frightful? Inside at Chapters Belleville there is a cup of hot chocolate and your family’s next favourite book waiting! Don’t forget to pick up a few extra activity books to have on hand for the next rainy day.

390 North Front Street, Belleville

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