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Things to do with Kids in Saskatoon this Spring

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Posted By Bailie Knowles , April 30, 2024
The weather is warmer, and spring is here! Check out some of the activities you can discover with kids in Saskatoon this Spring.

Springtime is one of my favourite seasons! The air is crisp, everything smells fresh, and we can finally spend more than 10 minutes outside without freezing (also, my birthday is in the spring!) One of my favourite things is going out #saskatooning and exploring the city with my family! Here are some things to do with kids in Saskatoon this Spring:

1. Wander's Tiny Farm

This was our first time out to Wander's Tiny Farm, it is SO neat out there! I grew up spending time on my friend's farms, but Wander's is unique and a perfect experience to get a feel for farm life! It is a real hidden gem just 20 minutes outside of Saskatoon. They have a petting zoo of farm animals (and in the Spring, you can feed the baby calves,) an old combine you can play in, digging for coins, a barn with toys, a fireplace to roast marshmallows, and so much more! 


They make it a friendly family out there, with change and feeding stations for the littles, snacks available to purchase and plenty of sitting areas. I was "udder"-ly blown away (see what I did there!) with all the activities they have for kids. We could have spent all afternoon there, and nex time we will! Wander and his wife (and their little daughter) make you feel at home and welcome everyone to come out and visit! 

2. Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park

Kinsmen Park is an annual visit for us! Even though our kids are getting a bit older, they still ask to go every year. With three fun rides, a spray park and playground, and open green space for kids to run out, it is the perfect place to set up and spend an afternoon. There is something for everyone. My favourite ride is the train, it is a classic! My kids, however, love the Merry-Go-Round; it's always a race for their favourite animal. Keep an eye out for the Punch-Buggy Express, a children's pedal bus! This is one of their bus stops (watch for more information on it in the 'Things to do with kids in Summer' blog coming in summer!) 

If you need an indoor space to hang out or if the weather changes, you can always walk across the street to the Nutrien Wonderhub. (Also, a tip: if you walk down the hill following the path, you will find another big playground that is friendly for all ages! Find a list of our favourite parks here.

3. Forestry Farm & Zoo

The Forestry Farm is a must for the kids, and Spring is a great time to visit. The weather isn't too hot (or cold), and the animals tend to be out a bit more. You can check out the newest animals, the zebras; they are super cool! My favourite is the bears; I could watch them all day. I love how they mope around! If you have toddlers, it is an excellent place for them to get out of the wagon and walk around, as there are many sidewalks and paths that allow them to explore. 

The Forestry Farm recently built a new playground inside the zoo. It is a fantastic place to stop and have a snack. They also have a concession to purchase lunch, snacks, and drinks. Outside the Forestry Farm is a fishing pond, another playground, ball diamonds and more. It's a great place to spend the day!

4. Better Brother Brewing Company

We know that the Spring in Saskatchewan can be nice and warm or rainy and chilly, so I wanted to provide a place to hang out inside. You are probably thinking, "Why a brewery for kids?" Well, if you are like my husband and I, who are beer fanatics, we like to go out for beers sometimes, and the reason Better Brother Brewing is a great spot is because they don't just craft local beer. They also make craft root beer! My kids like to order their root beer floats, and they LOVE them! 

We also enjoy ordering some appetizers, hanging out and playing games. There is colouring, UNO, crib, checkers, cards and more. It is such a vibe, and we love to hang out there for a couple of hours (they also have a patio for the warmer days!)  The owners (and their young children) are lovely and make their establishment family-friendly.  

5. Saskatchewan Rattler Games

The Saskatchewan Rattlers season starts in Spring and runs over the summer! Whether you are a basketball or not, the games are super fun and perfect for a family outing. They often have a kid zone set up at their games where kids can hang out colouring, shoot hoops or run around and stretch their legs.  Their home opener is May 22nd; get 10% off your tickets here

Of course, kids love snacks, and there are many different options at the SaskTel Centre. My kid's favourite snacks are mini doughnuts, slushies, popcorn, and cotton candy. Be sure to stick around after the game, and you might see a player or two for autographs and photos! 


On our spring bucket list this year, we plan to spend a day at Wanuskewin. I've been out there many times but haven't been with my kids yet, and it is number one on the list this Spring. We also want to enjoy a cruise on The Prairie Lily (which is opening May 12) and check the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum & Learning Centre. What is on your spring #saskatooning bucket list this year?