Vacations take on a whole new life when you're travelling with children.
That's why we're happy to report we've got plenty of good times for the family on the go here in the Municipality of Chester.
Ross Farm - New Ross
With weekly events and special workshops being held at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross - kids can always get in on the action and learn everything from how to make snowshoes and the magic of tapping maple syrup, to crafting candles and sheering sheep. They can take a ride on a horse drawn wagon in the warmer months or glide through the snow on an old fashioned sleigh come winter.
They can explore the barns and trails and discover the history and heritage in this working farm. There's a gift shop and in the summer a Farmer's Market. They offer pumpkin planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall just in time for Halloween.
Of course our beaches are a huge hit with young travelers. From sand castle building to wave jumping - it's a full day of fun. We've got 6 beaches to choose from here in the Municipality - ask the locals and they'll all have a different favourite as each beach has something special that makes it unique. At sweet Freda's Beach in the Village of Chester the water laps the shore making it a definite hit with the toddling crowd. While at our biggest beach, Bayswater, you'll find a long stretch sand, waves and as an added bonus, Sheila's food truck. You see all of our beaches and find directions to each of them here.
Lido Pool - Village of Chester
Another awesome option for swimmers is the lovely Lido Pool located right on the edge of Chester's Back Harbour. Daily public swims are free and come complete with a certified life guard, washrooms for changing and a harbour view. The gradual slope of the pool floor makes it fun for kids of all ages and the bench style seating provides the perfect space to sit and take it all in.
If you're looking for spots to get that pent up energy out - the Municipality of Chester has plenty of parks and playgrounds too - complete with slides, swings, and climbing objects.
Skate Park - Chester
For kids with access to a set of wheels - the Chester Skate Park has a reputation from both skateboarders and BMXers as being one of the best parks in the province to ride.
If you're up for a walk or bike ride then you'll find our trails are perfect. With all sorts of nature to discover and plenty of spots to stop along the way. In fact you'll find the routes run right through from the city of Halifax all the way to historic town of Lunenburg.
Chester Art Centre - Village of Chester
For the creative kids the Chester Art Centre is the perfect place to visit. With events all year round and week long summer camps too - your budding artists will adore this space to make and create.
Kids love to camp and we've got 3 great campgrounds here in the Municipality - each with their own special offering - from seaside to the wooded countryside - you're sure to find the perfect place.
After all that fun - the little ones will have most likely kicked up an appetite and the Municipality of Chester has all sorts of options - so head to our restaurant page for the scoop on what to eat and where.