Niagara Falls is a lively city and a must-see while visiting the area. If you can’t stay overnight to experience this exciting city during your family vacation, here’s a brief guide to spend 24 hours in the city that emphasizes family-friendly locations to explore, eat, and more.
Clifton Hill makes it easy to celebrate Family Day in Niagara Falls. Where else can you find activities for the entire family, as well as meal options to please every appetite? The easiest way to save money is to buy the Fun Passes online or when you arrive at Clifton Hill. With your Fun Passes, your family will be able to enjoy SIX of Niagara’s most popular attractions as well as each other’s companionship. So load up the vehicle and get on over! We’ve put together a step-by-step, hour-by-hour guide to the fun on Clifton Hill on Family Day so you can spend less time preparing and more time experiencing.
Looking for a prime parking spot close to all the action? Not to worry, our lot has over 700 spaces for you to choose from. Conveniently located, the parking lot is just steps away from the attractions and restaurants. No need to fret if someone leaves a very important stuffed toy in the car by mistake, the location makes any forgotten item easy to retrieve.
Once everyone has settled in and you have your Fun Passes in hand, it’s time to fuel up with some lunch. Walk over to KELSEYS, one of our family friendly restaurants with a menu that’s truly got something for everyone. The diverse kid’s menu features pasta dishes, mac and cheese, burgers, pizza, and more, plus fun sides to choose from. The regular menu has options for meat lovers, vegetarians and everything in between. Why not opt for a couple of starters to share while playing some table games like “I Spy”?
After lunch has been had and the family is satisfied, the time for some serious fun has come! Head over to the Great Canadian Midway, and watch as little eyes light up! This is a giant arcade gaming facility, with nostalgia written all over it! You’ll find re-imagined and modernized versions of all of your favorite games as a kid, such as Pac-Man and Mario Kart…plus new games just waiting for you and the kids to discover.
For $44.25+tax online only we offer a Family Token Offer to take advantage of. Split 160 tokens between the family! Your kids might be savvy with an iPad, but how will they do up against the classic machines that made up your childhood?
After the Midway, walk around Clifton Hill with the prizes you’ve won like a badge of honor (or take advantage of the lockers inside the arcade). If you’re looking to get on your kid’s good side, winning them the blue elephant they were admiring wide-eyed is a good place to start. Your next stop is Wizard’s Golf, an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf experience set in the fantastical land of wizards and trolls. This neon and dreamlike attraction is one of the many things you’ll get to enjoy when you get a Fun Pass.
After Golf it’s time for another snack…a sweet one to be specific. At the Fudge Factory, you’ll find many drool worthy goodies dipped in chocolate to satisfy any and all of your afternoon cravings. The kids will love watching our expert fudge chefs cooking up our 20 unique flavors of fudge, and looking at the different colors and shapes of candy through the sparkling glass windows. There are hundreds of assorted candies, plus favourites like candy apples and brownies to please any sweet tooth.
Next on the list is Movieland Wax Museum, so make sure that the cameras are charged and ready! Undeniably, one of the most notable features about entertainment at the falls are the wax figure museums in which you and the family can get up close and personal with all of your favorite stars.
Challenge the fam to a mannequin game where everyone hides among the figures in a frozen pose while someone seeks!
Don’t miss the all-new Will Ferrell Display at Movieland!
For the ultimate 6D sensory experience you’ll want to walk over to Zombie Attack, yet another featured attraction on your Fun Pass. The game features laser guns to shoot at zombies trying to take over the world, and your objective is to keep that from happening. The winner gets the spotlight on them! When the game is over, the 1st place winner gets showcased on the screen for total bragging rights. 😉
By now, the kiddos are likely to be hungry again, but hesitant to stop the fun and games. At Strike Game Zone you can be served your dinner from Boston Pizza in the same building as the bowling alley! Trying to feed the kids has never been easier!
Our 14-alley 10-pin bowling arena can play games with or without bumpers to give even the youngest kids a chance to have fun. Why not order a drink with your partner and choose from an extensive list of beers, wines, and cocktails. Family Day isn’t just about the kids having fun!
If everyone has still got it in them, there’s another multi-sensory game that’s not to be missed. Ghostblasters is an interactive black-light adventure game that’s part target game, part coaster ride. You and your partner will be up against the ghosts of the haunted house, who will win???
At this point the sun has officially set, and the night sky is lit up with all of the sparkling lights and neon signs of Clifton Hill. There’s no better way to enjoy the scenery than from up high in the SkyWheel. Seated inside of a private and climate-controlled gondola, you’ll get to show the kids all of the landmarks like the Niagara Falls, the Niagara River, and other surrounding landmarks.
To finish off the night, it’s time to celebrate a successful and memorable Family Day with the Falls illumination, Festival of Lights and fireworks over the Falls!