5 Perfect Activities with Kids Under 5
With its château and fortifications, Québec City will seem to them like a place straight out of a fairy tale. Now's your chance to experience the world through the wide-open eyes of children! Here are a few suggestions to spark young imaginations—and grown-up imaginations too.
Benjo - Claudio Valentini
1 Explore Benjo's
In the Saint-Roch district, you'll find the most marvellous toy store in the country. Rediscover the child within amidst mountains of original and educational toys, costumes, and the enormous candy section.
And that's not all! There are rides on the giant electric train, teddy bear workshops, a life-size robot, clothing collections, a restaurant/arts and crafts studio with pottery-painting and jewelry-making workshops, and a party room—it's a fabulous world just for kids.
Benjo's Toy Store—you'll wish you were a kid all over again.
2 Experience the Spirit of the Season
The Holidays are truly magic in Old Québec City.
Walking through the Old City under its blanket of snow is like stepping into a life-size Christmas village with its trees, shops, and lamp-posts all decked out in twinkling lights.
In this fairytale atmosphere, oldtime carols and story-tellers welcome you to the Petit-Champlain district.
Near the Château Frontenac, don't miss the Boutique de Noël on rue de Buade and the skating rink at place D'Youville!
3 A Day at the Beach
Splashing in the water and making sandcastles is always lots of fun—and Québec City has it!
If you're looking for a beach right in town, Baie de Beauport (bay) is one of the most popular, with its waterpark and beautiful St. Lawrence River site.
While away the hours on the beach in Québec City. It's fun for kids and relaxing for parents!
4 Venture into La Vallée Secrète
How would you like to participate in an original outdoor activity in the company of gnomes? Here's your chance in the enchanted forest of La Vallée Secrète in Portneuf.
You will go on an interactive treasure hunt that gives you access to a magical Gnome show.
La Vallée Secrète in Portneuf, a fun way to explore nature. From May to December, reservation suggested.
Jeff Frenette Photography
5 Visit a Farm
Farm visits are always a hit with kids, and there are great ones in Portneuf, Côte-de-Beaupré, and on Île d'Orléans.
You'll find livestock farms, traditional farms, and market gardens featuring ducks, geese, sheep, goats, cheese, maple syrup, honey, essential oils, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins in fall and strawberries in summer.
Who is the best strawberry picker in the family? Bring back your delicious fruits or… eat them on the way!
You'll find traditional farms and market gardens featuring ducks, geese, sheep, goats, cheese, maple syrup, honey, essential oils, pick-your-own strawberries in summer and apples and pumpkins in fall.