KEEP THE KIDS BUSY DURING THE WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

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UPDATED DECEMBER 2023

There are lots of ways to keep the kids busy during the Winter Holiday break! From winter day camps to indoor and outdoor events, check out what’s happening in Waterloo Region during Winter Break for the kids!

Winter Holiday Camps

Winter Break Camp at Schneider Haus 
Children ages 5 to 10 years old can enjoy winter holiday crafts and outdoor snowy activities! Make and take home festive creations, delicious baked goods, and spend most of the day outdoors creating snow art and sculptures. Sign up for one day, a few days, or all seven!

Homer Watson Winter Camp
Homer Watson House and Gallery camps are a place for young artists to explore making and learning. Each day is a new adventure and may include painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpting. Choose from morning or afternoon camps.

Kids in the Kitchen Winter Break Camp
Sign the kids up to learn a variety of recipes and skills in these full-day classes at the Kitchener Market. In between cooking, kids will have free time where participants can read, play a game or make a craft. 

Conestoga River Horseback Adventures Winter Break Camp
These camps give children a well-rounded equine education that includes hands-on horse care, stable activities, as well as an English or Western riding lesson. Camp counselors also facilitate individual and group games, scavenger hunts, nature hikes weather permitting alike and more.

Stemotics Winter Break Camp
This camp located in Cambridge offers a variety of themes in two weekly sessions! Science & Technology, Coding Animation and Game Design, and Robotics & Digital Design camps are among the program offered. Highly skilled instructors lead our weekly camp with low camper-to-instructor ratios. 

Engineering Science Quest Winter Day Camps
Come out and have some fun at the University of Waterloo! Dive into engineering and science with fun hands-on activities over your holiday break. With unique programming each day, youth will work together and use the engineering design process to create STEM-based projects and explore exciting topics. 

Winter Break Camps at Bingemans
Day camp programs at Bingemans may include FunworX Playstructure, bowling, Ropes Course, arts and crafts, games, outdoor time (weather permitting). Lunch and snacks are provided each day. All programming is designed for ages 4-12 years.

Winter Holiday Camp at Airborne Trampoline
Airborne’s Trampoline Camp is the only Trampoline camp in KW where kids get taught how to jump safely and learn skills on the trampolines. All of our coaches are NCCP Trampoline Certified.

City of Kitchener Winter Break Camps
Join in on the fun and register your children for the City of Kitchener’s safe, fun and interactive Winter Break Camps, available at various community centres throughout the city.

City of Waterloo Winter Break Camps
Winter Break Camps are available for kids ages 4-10 and preschool ages 0-6. Information on both camps are available on the City of Waterloo website.

Fun Holiday Activities

Kidspark Winter Festival
The City of Kitchener and the Kitchener Public Library have put together a special Kidspark Winter Festival. Bring the family and join them for free family fun throughout the winter break.

Christmas at the Castle
This is the best time of year to visit Castle Kilbride in Baden and marvel at the lavish dĂ©cor adorned in festive attire. Returning this year is Herner’s Victorian Village- Inspired by real-life locations from the stories of Charles Dickens, the enchanting miniature village features over 130 Christmas-themed buildings and figurines.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory 
Along with the 1000’s of free-flying butterflies in the tropical conservatory, kids can take part in a Scavenger Hunt to help them learn more about the creatures that live there!

Cheer on the Kitchener Rangers
Take the kids to cheer on the Rangers as they take on the Flint Firebirds on December 30th and the Saginaw Spirit on January 4th at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.

See the Holiday Lights
Their eyes with light up when you take your kids to see these incredible light displays in Waterloo Region!

Put the ‘Active’ in Activities!

Chicopee Ski
Join Chicopee for a fun day on the slopes! Spend time in the fresh air, as you feel the thrill of skiing or snowboarding with friends and family or learn a new winter sport.

Chicopee Tube Park
The hill at Chicopee Tube Park features 6 different chutes for tubing, meaning you won’t have to wait long for your turn! A carpet conveyor belt carries tubers and tubes back to the top to enjoy another run.  After hours of playing in the snow, warm up in the Chalet CafĂ© and licensed Ranger Lounge.

Shade’s Mills Conservation Area
Winter activities at Shade’s Mills include snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing. The park is open 8AM to 6PM daily.

Toboganning Hills in Kitchener

Holiday Skating Times in Waterloo

Indoor and Outdoor Skating in Kitchener

Cambridge Winter Break Swim Schedule

Cambridge Winter Break Skating Schedule

Free Holiday Skating in North Dumfries  

Wellesley Township Holiday Public Skating

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