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Things to Do in Sudbury with Kids; Your 3-Day Itinerary

Known as the Nickel capital of the world Sudbury, Ontario has so much fun to offer from outdoor attractions, an impressive food scene and family friendly activities!

Located 4 hours from Toronto the City of Sudbury is a popular travel destination in Ontario and the ideal weekend road trip destination.

If you are planning a trip to Sudbury, Ontario this 3-day itinerary is for you. We jam packed as much as we could into our weekend and truthfully loved the city.

Things to Do in Sudbury with Kids; Your 3-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Lunch, Nature trails, Shopping and Urban Air Adventures

Upon arriving in Sudbury, you’re likely hungry from the road. Tuco’s Taco Lounge is the perfect spot for a bite to eat. Serving an impressive menu of vegan Mexican food in a relaxed, hip environment, I will dream about the “phish” tacos.

After lunch grab a snack and a coffee from Beard’s Coffee Bar or an Ice Cream from Flurples directly across from Tuco’s Taco’s before exploring the local shop’s that line Kathleen Street.

Next, we’re going to head out of town to stretch our legs and let the kids play while seeing some of the best views in Sudbury at Fielding Memorial Park. Watch the ducks in the Duck Pond, hike one of 4 trails or play at the playground. Parking at Fielding Memorial Park is free.

After playing outside we suggest you head to Urban Air Adventure and Trampoline Park

for some indoor fun! Urban Air Sudbury is one of the best trampoline parks in Ontario.

Complete with open jumps, impressive obstacles, ropes course, sky rider track and more there is something here for every member of your family!

Father and son playing at Urban Air in Sudbury, Ontario - indoor trampoline park

Urban Air Adventure Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does Urban Air Sudbury Cost? Pricing varies from $11.99-$27.99, adults are half price with the purchase of a child ticket.

What are the hours at Urban Air Sudbury? Monday-Friday 4pm-9pm Saturday 11am-9pm Sunday 11am-6pm

Is Urban Air Sudbury fun without kids? YES! My husband and I had so much fun at Urban air, this would be a great date idea!

Is Urban Air Sudbury recommended for children under 5? Yes, we visited with our 1- and 2-year-old who had fun in the tube park, foam pit and bouncing on the trampolines!

After bouncing around you’re likely hungry… visit The Kouzzina (located within the same parking complex as Urban Air) for delicious Mediterranean food in a fun, trendy, family friendly environment.

Check into your hotel and prepare for another fun filled day.

Where to stay in Sudbury, Ontario? We stayed at TownePlace Suites and loved the waterslide, comfortable quiet rooms and great breakfast!

Day 2: Science North, Parks and Hiking trails

Stop at Pinchman’s Bakery for breakfast and coffee. This bakery will be a staple stop every time we pass through Sudbury!

Science North – there is something for everyone on all 4 levels of Science North. This year you can play and explore the new Dinosaur Exhibit located at Science North and Dynamic Earth! Save on admission by purchasing the Dino Duo Pass.

Baby peers out at a velociraptor at Science North, Ontario

After the museum grab take-out for lunch at a Sudbury classic; Deluxe Hamburgers! My husband ran to grab food while I took the kids for a relaxing hike through Bell Park. The boardwalk trail connects Science North to the park which was the ideal place for a picnic!

From Bell Park the kids needed to burn off energy and the adults needed to gain some – a quick stop at Kuppajo Coffee had us parents ready to go for the rest of the day!

We went to Kivi Park to let the kids burn off energy and play! The playground here is HUGE! There is a zipline course, plenty of structures and over 15 kilometres of hiking trails within the park!

Di Gusto was on the menu for dinner. I had the made-fresh lasagna and my husband had what he claims is the best woodfired pizza he has ever eaten!

We finished dinner just in time to make the quick drive to Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. A short 500 metre hike lead us to the lookout platform where we caught the sunset changing the lake from shades of green to pink then orange!

Day 3: A Trip Underground, Delicious Lunch and Coffee

Our 3rd and final day started with breakfast at the Hotel prior to checking out.

We went to Dynamic Earth and took a tour 7 stories underground and centuries back in time! Travel through history and watch how mining progressed and evolved throughout history in Sudbury.

Dynamic Earth holds an impressive outdoor playground, plenty of rock and mineral displays and right now there is an entire exhibit dedicated to dinosaurs!

Time for a photo op! Be sure to take your photo with the Big Nickel – the largest coin in the world! Look at the rocks underfoot - those lines are caused by the glacier retreat scraping across the earth and leaving striations in their place.

For lunch head 3.4 kilometres away to the heart of Downtown Sudbury and enjoy a delicious meal on the patio of Laughing Buddha.

Take a short walk to view the murals and street art downtown before ending at Old Rock Coffee to grab a coffee and pastry for the road – I recommend the Cinnamon Bun Latte!

Important Information: Things to Do in Sudbury with Kids

All the details you need for Dynamic Earth:

Address - 122 Big Nickel Rd, Sudbury, ON P3C 5T7

Hours - Open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm

Admission - General Admission + Underground Tour

Adult $20

Child $16

Senior & Youth $18

General Admission (Surface Only)

Adult $15

Child $11

Senior & Youth $13

*under 3 is free*

All the details you need for Science North:

Address - 100 Ramsay Lake Rd Greater Sudbury, On P3E 5S9

Hours - Open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm

Admission - General Admission

Adult $20

Child $16

Senior & Youth $18

*under 3 is free*

Parking - First hour: FREE

$2 per hour with a max rate of $6 a day

More Things to do in Sudbury with Kids

Sudbury, Ontario Sunset at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area

Hiking trails in Sudbury for kids:

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area - Over 38kms of hiking trails, 17kms of single-track cross country-ski trails, 5km of snowshoeing trails

Address: 2309 S Bay Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 6H7

Admission: Free

Kivi Park - Hiking loops ranging from 1-7kms, 15.4km of biking trails, 21.2km of cross-country ski trails & easily the coolest playground we have ever been to!

Address: 4472 Long Lake Rd Sudbury, On P3G 1K4

Admission: Day pass $9EA or $25/family of 2 adults & up to 4 youth

Onaping Falls - An impressive waterfall just 30 minutes outside of the city; trails ranging from .5km - 2km Moderate - difficult

Address: The trail is located off of Hwy 144, 5.0 km north of Dowling. The A.Y. Jackson welcome centre sign is visible from the road.

Admission: Free parking is available at the welcome centre.

Fielding Memorial Park – Beautiful hiking trails, a duck pond, waterfront trails and a large play structure make Fielding Memorial Park the perfect stop in Sudbury offering some of the best views in Sudbury.

Address: 345 Fielding Road Sudbury, Ontario P3Y 1L8

Admission: Free parking is available.

Where is the best place to watch the sunset in Sudbury? Ramsay Lake Boat Launch or catch golden hour at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.

Playgrounds in Sudbury:

Kivi Park – Large zipline course, multiple play structures, swing sets and on site hiking trails.

Address: 4472 Long Lake Rd Sudbury, On P3G 1K4

Admission: Day pass $9EA or $25/family of 2 adults & up to 4 youth

Bell Park – Multiple play structures, water sports, walking trails, public beach, monument structure, public washrooms, entertainment.

Address: 506 Elizabeth Street Sudbury, On

Admission: Free Parking is available throughout multiple lots off Paris Street.

Fielding Memorial Park – Beautiful hiking trails, a duck pond, waterfront trails and a large play structure.

Address: 345 Fielding Road Sudbury, Ontario P3Y 1L8

Admission: Free parking is available.

Where to Stay in Sudbury with Kids;

Hilton Garden Inn

Hampton Inn

Microtel Inn & Suites

TownePlace Suites Extended Stay Sudbury, Canada Hotel | TownePlace Suites Sudbury (

Final Thoughts: Things to do in Sudbury with kids; Your 3-day Itinerary.

Sudbury is the perfect Ontario family road trip destination. Regardless of if you are passing through or have a few days to explore there is something for everyone in Sudbury, Ontario.

There are plenty of biking trails, beautiful parks, hiking trails and attractions for kids.

Plus, Sudbury has a very impressive food scene, you may just find a new family favourite restaurant or bakery in Sudbury!

Have a great trip!


The Duquette’s

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