Chatham-Kent is an awesome destination to visit with your families of tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings! With tons to do for everybody such as active recreation, arcades, theatres, signature events, and awesome seasonal activities, your family is sure to have a fun-packed itinerary! Add a hotel and make it an overnight stay, then keep those receipts to take advantage of the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit.
A great way to have some fun with the fam in Chatham-Kent is by joining in on some of our fun activities. Come experience new and fun activities at Valley Axe Throwing or Chatham-Kent's nine-hole disc golf course at Thames Grove Disc Golf. For another family-friendly challenge head to Chatham Bowlerama for some fun competition. Discover Chatham Bowlerama's special Glow Bowl or Rock n Bowl! Smash N' Dash Rage Room in Chatham is a unique and exciting way to relieve some stress and have some fun with the fam! Bothwell Roller Skating Night is another great way to have some fun and get active with the kids, visit on one of their themed nights such as jersey night, or 80s night.
The family will love Chatham-Kent's fun and unique arcade options to have some classic fun! Explore the brand new Retro Fun House located in Blenheim, with a multitude of arcade games as well as a very cool retro-themed bowling alley! Play foosball, air hockey, or a game of pool all while enjoying a full menu! Barnetti's arcade bar in Chatham is another really fun option that the family will love, offering unlimited arcade gaming! Bringing the kids out to one of Chatham-Kent's unique candy shops is another stop they're sure to love, head to A Taste Of Britain, Just Pop In or Little Britain. Of course you can never go wrong with ice cream - and we've got a checklist for you to knock off all of the best places in CK!
Catch a Flick
There's nothing better than air conditioning, popcorn and a great movie! You'll find the latest at in theatres at Galaxy Cinemas Chatham. Featuring 7 screens (5 3D), an awesome concession, a licenced bar, Yogurt Café, and Starbucks the whole family will be satisfied.Just on the fringe of CK, experience watching a movie in a new fun way outdoors at The Boonies Drive In Friday to Sunday in Tilbury! Don't forget your blankets, they've got the food and drinks.
Classic Cars and the Need for Speed
Chatham-Kent has some amazing signature events that your family will love! Chatham-Kent is the Classic Car Capitol of Canada, so you have to look for a Classic Car Event in Chatham-Kent during your trip! Satisfy your need for speed at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway every Summer Saturday in South Buxton!
Chatham-Kent is a fantastic destination for all 4 seasons of the year, with lots to do year-round, here are some of the fun seasonal attractions in CK. iMaze Corn Maize is a great place to bring the family for some autumn fun, with a 10-acre corn maze, corn barn, ropes course, slides, various games, firepit rentals, and more! Another fun autumn activity is Tilbilly Halloween Adventure Farm also featuring a corn maze, as well as pumpkin picking, combine slide, petting zoo, peddle carts, mini putt, hayrides, and more. These are great options to experience an authentic rural area of Chatham-Kent! In the winter be sure to hit Sloan's Village, a Christmas wonderland for all ages! Sloan's Christmas Village is a 250-acre farm known for growing Christmas Trees, with a U-Cut Christmas Tree operation since 1989, but also features a dozen other fun, Christmas family activities. In the summertime, your family has to come explore Chatham-Kent's beautiful Beaches! CK prides itself on the many fantastic sandy and clean beach options, between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair there are over 100 kilometres of shoreline to explore. Finally, during your spring and summer visit, you're going to want to cool down in the best way possible with Chatham-Kent's delicious and extensive Ice Cream Trail.
We can't wait to see what you and your family get up to on your visit to Chatham-Kent! Make sure you share the photos of your trip and tag us @VisitChathamKent.