Aug 23, 2018
Medicine Hat Hotel Guide: Upcoming Kid-Friendly Events in Medicine Hat
The fun doesn’t have to stop now that late summer has hit the Prairies. Why not pack your swimsuit and good walking shoes and enjoy a staycation or holiday at our Medicine Hat hotel and check out these fun kid-friendly activities and events:
Act Like a Kid
Medicine Hat comedy institution, the Mad Hatter Comedy Club hosts a drop-in theatre play group with Jack n’ Jill Parties every Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m.
The first half is geared towards 3-8 year olds who will participate in a variety of activities using their creative imagination, while the second half is for older children (7 and up) who will work on improv, photo prop fun, creative dance, kids theatre, karaoke etc. Cost is $5 per child at the door. Parents can enjoy free coffee while watching the fun unfold.
Bet on some Barbecue
Just steps away from the Comfort Inn and Suites Medicine Hat, families can indulge in some delicious fall-off-the-bone barbecue at Medicine Hat’s Ribfest, Aug 24 at the Medicine Hat Mall parking lot. This kid-friendly feast, hosted by Crazy Canucks Smokers, features authentic BBQ with a distinctly Canadian flavour.
Get your Brick On
Another fun family event taking place near Medicine Hat hotels is the Get your Bricky On! Get Your Sticky On! LEGO building contest, Aug. 25 -26 at centre court in the Medicine Hat Mall. The contest is open to all ages and registration is now open. Use your own LEGO to build your own creation around the theme summertime fun. Enjoy LEGO activities and meet Robin Sather, Canada’s only LEGO professional builder.
Explore Local Parks and Playgrounds
The Medicine Hat Early Childhood Coalition presents Play Guides at a different park/playground in Medicine Hat every week until Aug. 23. Families with infants ages 0-6 can take part in these free hands-on activities. Older siblings are also welcome.
The schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. at Southview School Playground
- Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. at Family Leisure Centre’s Viking playground
- Thursday, 10-11 a.m. at Central Park
Enjoy Free Events at the Library
The Medicine Hat Public Library (MHPL) offers a number of free programs for kids and their families through summer. Tweens ages 10-12 can enjoy Summer Tween Nights every Monday in the Honor Currie room. Upcoming events include the Stage It party Aug. 20 and a pizza party and gaming night Aug. 27.
The MHPL is also screening free films in its theatre, including Field of Dreams (rated PG) Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and the family matinée The Never Ending Story Aug, 25 at 2 p.m.
Book our Medicine Hat Family Package
Book a family night out and enjoy Medicine Hat hotel deals with our exclusive family package, which includes a one-night stay in our Triple Suite, complete with a queen, double and sofa bed, a $30 Cineplex gift card for the movies, and a family gift basket.
Looking for more family fun? Read our Medicine Hat accommodation guide for 5 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat.
When looking where to stay in Medicine Hat, look no further than the Comfort Inn and Suites. Youth 18 and under stay free, and our comfortable well-appointed suites are perfect for families of up to six people. Your kids will also love our spacious indoor pool. Our complimentary hot breakfast buffet has numerous options to suit all members of your family.