Days can be long when you have a toddler and getting out of the house can be hard. Summer has a reputation of being a magical time but sometimes it can be tricky to figure out how to make the most of these long, warm days. We want to make it a little easier for you and have compiled a list of tried and true things to do in Lethbridge with a toddler. The best part? Most of them are FREE!
Parks, Pathways, and Playgrounds
Lethbridge has many beautiful parks, paths, and playgrounds scattered throughout the city. Whether you’re pushing the little ones in a stroller, pulling them in a wagon, or enjoying a family bike ride, there’s no shortage of places to explore and discover. Let your children’s imaginations run wild as they climb trees, dig in the dirt, and let their energy flow. Don’t forget to pack some snacks and water bottles for an impromptu picnic that will create lasting memories. Many of these playgrounds are conveniently located near your home or connected by walking trails and parks. Get ready for endless fun and outdoor excitement right here in Lethbridge!
Lethbridge has several pools open to public use. This includes two outdoor pools (Henderson Pool and Westminster) and several indoor pools!
Cost: 0-2 years old is FREE. 3-12 years old is $4.25. Adults are $7.
Website: Lethbridge Pools
Too hot to play at a playground but still need to get outside and burn off some energy? Try one of Lethbridge, Coaldale or Coalhurst’s spray parks! All are free to the public and a great way to cool off and get in some water play without increasing your water bill at home.
Website: Lethbridge Spray Parks
Website: Coalhurst Spray Park
Website: Coaldale Spray Park
Visit the Library
With two different locations and a traveling bookmobile it’s gotten easier to access new reading material for you and your little ones. The main branch and crossings branch also have childrens areas for you to explore and regular programs scheduled for young families. Both branches also has a toy lending library and the main branch features a fish pond!
Cost: Library cards are FREE in 2023!
Address: Main Branch- 810 5 Ave South. Crossings Branch- 255 Britannia Blvd West
Phone Number: Main Branch- (403)380-7310. Crossings Branch- (403)320-4037
Website: Lethbridge Public Library
The Family Centre has many amazing programs in three different locations all implemented with early childhood education in mind. One program they offer at their downtown location is the Iron Works indoor playroom (Click for more info on the Iron Works indoor playroom). This playspace is open during the Family Centre’s business hours (Mon.-Fri. – 8:30 am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm). It is a free and unsupervised space that caregivers can access, allowing their children ages 0-6 to play with a variety of age appropriate materials.
Cost: Iron Works playroom is FREE. Other programs offered at the Family Centre may require you to register or pay a fee.
Address: Lethbridge Centre, #225, 200 – 4 Avenue South
Phone Number: (403)320-4232
Website: Family Centre
Whether you go outdoors or stay inside we hope you have an amazing summer with your family!
Looking for other things to do in Lethbridge? Check out our post on Date Night Ideas in Lethbridge!