The Ultimate List for Car-Loving Manitoban Kids
When I was a kid, I loved the old cars at Tinkertown. There was always a long wait, but for a five-year-old, getting to “drive” for the first time was incredible! I remember concentrating very hard to follow the road, not realizing that the car was on tracks. Passing the little pond with legs sticking to the hot seats was an experience shared by many Manitoban kids throughout many different generations.
There is no shortage or automobile-related fun in Manitoba! Find something for the whole family this weekend. The first weekend of summer break can be difficult to plan for. We have gathered a list of activities for your car-loving kids to keep them entertained well into the summer.
For Young Children:
Tinkertown Located on 621 Murdock Rd, Winnipeg
What to See: A family favorite for generations, this amusement park has a ride when you can “drive” antique cars or try your hand at bumper cars.
Children’s Museum Located at the Forks, 45 Forks Market Road
What to See: A real train and “construction” vehicles are all ready to be played on!
Slower Pace Activities:
The Manitoba Antique Auto Museum Located in Elkhorn, Manitoba
What to See: This museum has a large collection of both restored and untouched vintage vehicles. Priced at $10 for adults and $2 for kids, this is an inexpensive day trip just West of Brandon. This is a relatively quiet museum but has treasures galore. Some vehicles are even available for purchase.
Winnipeg Police Museum Located at the Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street
TripAdvisor What To See: Check out their 1925 REO Patrol Wagon and restored 1978 Harley-Davidson and sidecar.
They are only open Tuesday through Friday, 10-3 but it is typically not busy and is free of charge. Guided tours are available on request.
DRIVEN Red River Exhibition Park, July 13
What to See: Tricked out aftermarket cars, customized to their owner’s liking open minds up to the world of possibility. One day only!
Red River Co-Op Speedway St Adolphe, Manitoba
What to See: Watch cars race each other on a real racetrack! Check the schedule for race times, as dates and times vary.
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