Families come in all different shapes and sizes and most families have children that are close in age. However, families are different and you may have children in preschool and high school, all at the same time.
While you’ve generally got your home routine memorized backwards and forwards, when you travel it can feel like all rules have flown out the window. While you’re likely a pro at potty training while simultaneously dropping another child at the mall for a movie with her friends, add a new adventure in a new city to the mix and all bets are off.
Luckily, if your family or group is traveling with a combination of little ones and teens, Niagara offers a number of activities that appeal to all ages, so you can keep your family together, everyone is entertained, and you’ve got great memories to last a lifetime. These are just a few ways to ensure that happens when you visit Niagara Falls.
Always Have Snacks
Every mom and dad knows that snacks are usually the magic potion to ward off meltdowns from kids of all ages. Even though Niagara is brimming with amazing places to eat and featuring a variety of cuisine to please even the pickiest eater, sometimes it’s the snack from mom’s purse that saves the day. You know your kids; keep a few packages of what they love on hand to tide them over until the next meal.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
There probably aren’t many kids in the world who don’t like to swim, and this holds true for babies all the way up to adults who still think they’re kids. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark offers a number of waterslides that teens will love as well small splash pools for toddlers, and even outdoor hot tubs for adults.
The impressive structure features a view of the falls and also offers the Planet Hollywood Beach Club which is perfect for light meals and drinks. One of the best parts is that the waterpark connects directly to the hotels in the Falls Avenue Resort complex, so getting back to your room for a quick change or cleanup is a breeze.
4D Motion Theatre
Also located within the Falls Avenue Resort is the impressive and always entertaining 4D Motion Theatre. This wholly immersive theatre experience not only features state of the art 4D technology, but water sprays and blasts of air heighten experience and make it feel as if you’re really there.
Currently the theatre offers two shows, “SpongeBob SquarePants 4D: The Great Jelly Rescue” and “The Great Wall of China.” Both films appeal to kids of all ages, and even your teens will be able to recall the good old days when they were fans of all things SpongeBob, even if they might be reluctant to admit it.
Traveling with kids of any age can present challenges, but when you have children that have a greater than usual gap in age this can present some a different set of challenges. Niagara Falls is the perfect destination for families of all types, and parents can rest assured that age appropriate activities are around every corner.