This is a list of all rural Manitoba destinations for kids and families. This includes both seasonal operations and year-round destinations. You can check out rural events here but also all rural content is integrated into our main all-year, summer, winter, spring, fall listings.

Rural Manitoba

inflatable obstacles floating on lake

Splish Splash Water Park

This year Splish Splash is adding a second location for their massive inflatable water parks.

Escape Rooms

Our friends at Mask Escapes have pointed out that escape rooms can be super fun

Kismet Creek Farm

This little animal sanctuary is located just south of Steinbach and has varied hours for outsiders to visit with the animal residents.

Arcades & Games

Kids LOVE arcade games and there are a few spots throughout the province to check out an arrangement of games.

Selkirk Marine Museum

The Selkirk Marine Museum is located in Selkirk, Manitoba about 20 minutes north of Winnipeg.

Laser Tag

There are several options for laser tag both in Winnipeg and surrounding communities.

Narcisse Snake Dens

Every spring thousands of garter snakes start to emerge from their dens near a small

Thunder Rapids Amusement Park

May 2020: Open with some reduced activities. Visit their website at the link below. They

Sharptooth Adventures (Morden)

A new indoor play facility is opening its doors in Morden, Manitoba on December 26th,

view of maze from top of hill, snow covered walls

A Maze In Corn & Ziplines

This destination offers zip lines all Summer but things really kick into gear in the Fall when the corn maze starts to open.

Arnes Farmers Market (Weekends)

Located north of Gimli, this farmer’s market is sprawling and fun-filled. May 2020: Market is

Stonewall Quarry Park

Featuring walking trails and picnic sites, you can spend a day checking out Stonewall’s Quarry

llama and ducks in pond area with forest in background

10 Acre Woods

This small family run farm is located just outside Anola, MB (east of Winnipeg) and

Kid City

Kid City features three locations (two in Winnipeg, one in Portage la Prairie).

Manitoba Spring & Summer Fairs!

You know it’s summer in Manitoba when there is a fair scheduled for every single

Deer Meadow Farm

Deer Meadow Farms opens in May and runs until late fall.

Horse & Pony Rides

From pony rides to trail rides, horseback riding can be a great way for kids


Looking for a little excitement? Paintball mixes strategy, fitness and fun into a game that

Birds Hill Park

There is a lot to do at Birds Hill Park which is located north east

Prairie Dog Central Railway

All aboard! Manitoba hosts its very own restored steam engine that takes passengers on a

Boonstra Farms

During summer this is a berry picking destination and in fall it becomes a family

The Beach!

We wait all winter for the snow to melt and water to warm up and

Halloween Events for Kids in Winnipeg and Manitoba

2019 Halloween Events for Kids in Winnipeg and Manitoba!

Halloween is so much fun for kids (and adults too). There are lots of Halloween

Mama’s Pick a Pumpkin

This U-Pick pumpkin destination opens weekends starting Saturday September 29th.

Outdoor Pools & Spray Pads

Cool off this summer with a dip in one of our many outdoor pools and splash pads!

Morning Sound Farm

Located a short drive southwest of Winnipeg, Morning Sound Farm offers family days on Saturdays

Whitemouth Falls Provincial Park

Provincial & City Parks in Summer & Fall

Hit up some of our local gems all year round.

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

Located southwest of Winnipeg in Morden, MB this centre features the largest collection of marine reptile

Splash Island Water Park

Located in Portage la Prairie, MB – this water park features pools and water slides

Vandenberg’s Prairie Patch

2019 – I am not sure this patch is open this year. Please contact them

Shelmerdine Kids Funzone

NOTE: Open Wednesdays through Sundays ONLY. Shelmerdine has opened up their Kids Funzone as of


Toboganning is a winter tradition around Manitoba.

Little Viking Playround (Gimli)

This is a little hideaway tucked into the Viking Inn in Gimli. For a low-fee

Kid Zone Steinbach

Check out this huge facility for kids located in Steinbach (southeastern Manitoba).


Bowling is a great way to pass some time especially during the winter or rainy


Remember back in the summer camp days when archery was a must? Well it’s still

Oak Hammock Marsh

This nature-focused destination is about 20 minutes north of Winnipeg. May 19, 2020: Interpretive centre

Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre

This centre is and is an interactive exhibit where kids (and adults) can learn about

Public Skating

Skating is a Manitoba tradition! Nearly every town has an arena or outdoor rink for

Indoor Swimming

When days are cold or rainy, an indoor swim can be fun for everyone!