Family Day: February 17th, 2020
As a parent, it feels like there isn’t enough time in a day. Your days throughout the week consist of working, picking up the kids, making dinner, helping with homework, bathing the kids, and then somehow leaving enough time for yourself. You try hard to spend some quality time with your children, but many times that is set aside for weekends.
360 ° of Indoor Fun
The Family Day weekend is a time to re-bond the family unit, and even though your children know how much you love and care for them despite your busy schedule, spending this time with them sets your mind at ease when their faces light up doing something fun. However, a lot of the time with fun, comes added costs.
Clifton Hill is the solution. While many places have a large entry cost in which half the attractions don’t get used and/or there are fees for toddlers, Clifton Hill offers you the opportunity to pay as you go. The Clifton Hill Fun Pass offers a package of six attractions for one low fee, with ages 2 and under free.
The Fun Pass is available to buy in person, but there is also the added convenience of buying them ahead of time online, which as a bonus will get you another admission to the Skywheel for no added cost to you. While most places charge a day-pass, the Clifton Hill Fun Pass expires one year from the date of purchase, so there is no requirement to finish all the attractions in one day.
Taking in the sights and sounds of Clifton Hill is priceless and will create memories for your family to last a lifetime. Think for example, food. I remember specifically the lollipops I would get when I entered the Crystal Beach Amusement Park. That is because a lot of our memories as children, isn’t so much about the treat that you were given, but rather for the whole experience of being a family. You remember grandma’s special sauce not necessarily for the taste, but because you were able to help grandma make it. It’s the company, the situation, and the emotions involved that evoke such memories. That is why stopping at the Fudge Factory is a must while here. The taste of freshly made goodies aside, the experience of watching the Fudge Cooks in action allows the whole family to feel like they are apart of the process. Sampling the fudge is encouraged so that you can agree upon your favourite tasty treat.
Finding a parking location is important, especially when you have strollers, jackets, diaper bags, and shopping bags in tow. The Clifton Hill lot, with over 700 spots available, is smack-dab central to restaurants, shopping, games, and rides all within a walking distance away from each other and your car for maximum convenience.
Please Picky Eaters
Cooking for a family with so many different food preferences can be tiring, especially if one child flat out refuses to eat. To make your Family Day weekend just as enjoyable for you as it is for the kids, it’s time to let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. Two family-friendly restaurants, KELSEYS and Boston Pizza are located at the top and on central Clifton Hill. With menu items like plain pasta to chicken fingers for the kids and hundreds of fun options for you, you’re sure to find something to satisfy every tummy.
If your hungry for savings, take advantage of restaurant offers. Use the Boston Pizza Discount (available online only for the Clifton Hill location) towards a large pizza of your choice, and use the KELSEYS Clifton Hill Original Roadhouse coupon for FREE Fried Pickles when you purchase an entrée.
Family bonding times are a great way to shape closeness within the family. You can use the time at the Great Canadian Midway to interact with the kids and be an active listener as well. While everyone is together playing arcade games, use this time to redirect the attention towards the kids and ask them how they are doing, and what’s going on with them at school, etc. Watch your kids enjoy all of the same things you did when you were a kid, and let them teach you how to play the newer games — they have games that every generation will recognize.
Photos for the Albums
Clifton Hill is nothing short of photogenic. Use the landscape of Niagara Falls for a selfie with the family from up inside the Skywheel. Go on a hunt through the Hill to find the best photo spots and take a few for social media, or to put into a photo album. There are plenty of spots to keep your memories alive.
Spend the Night
At the end of a fun-filled day, your family will be only minutes away from many different comfortable, family-friendly hotels. For example, the Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls, Courtyard Marriott as well as the Travelodge by the Falls offer a prime central location. Clifton Hill is just 1 block to the Falls, Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Casinos, and much more.
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Family Day vacations are the best way for families to bond and unite as a family. Considering the pressures of families today, it’s even more important to maintain a sense of togetherness with loved ones.