Traveling with small children can be exhausting. Typically I need a vacation after the vacation. Sleepless nights all crammed in a small hotel room is not my idea of a good time. Instead I like to revert to small day trips throughout the summer. It gives us the break we need, without loosing sleep.
I’ve picked my top 3 summer day trips all within a 30-45 min drive of Edmonton. Perfect for heading out after breakfast and back home in time to sleep in your own bed.
We took our first trip to the Reynolds Museum just a few weeks ago, and I know we’ll be there a few more times this summer. It’s full of antique automobiles, farm equipment, planes and much more. My 3 year old son loved every single minute of our visit and cried when we left three hours later.
• 30-45 min drive from Edmonton
• easy parking
• interactive exhibits for the kids
• indoor and outdoor displays
• stroller accessible
• indoor bathrooms
• picnic tables and grassy areas
• not crazy busy (unless there is a special event on)
Written by Sarah Stickland: My sweet spot is where design and business meet. Being a designer first and a business woman second, I approach business problems with the same process I apply to my creative work. I have over 15 yrs of experience in the design field, both running my own design business and as an Art Director with American Girl. I am the owner and designer forCHILDish, an Edmonton-based company that sells and distributes brightly coloured, whimsical, and personalized children’s products. CHILDish believes that childhood is fun, and that every child is unique and should be celebrated.