Now's your chance to experience the world through the wide-open eyes of children! Here are a few suggestions to spark young imaginations—and grown-up imaginations too.

Explore Benjo's

Benjo Toy Store | Credit:  Benjo
Credit: Benjo

In the Saint-Roch district, you'll find the most marvelous toy store in the country. Rediscover the child within amidst mountains of original and educational toys, costumes, and the enormous candy section.

And that's not all! There are rides on the giant electric train, teddy bear workshops, a life-size robot, clothing collections, a restaurant/arts and crafts studio with pottery-painting and jewelry-making workshops, and a party room—it's a fabulous world just for kids.

Benjo's Toy Store—you'll wish you were a kid all over again.

Secret Valley Rally

Venture into La Vallée Secrète

How would you like to venture into the woods in the company of gnomes? Here's your chance in the enchanted forest of La Vallée Secrète in Portneuf.

Outfitted with a conical cap, a map, a compass, and a set of keys, you set forth along beautiful trails in search of a secret code that grants access to a world of magic.

La Vallée Secrète in Portneuf, a fun way to explore nature. From April to November, by reservation only.

A Day at the Beach

Baie de Beauport | Credit:  Baie de Beauport
Credit: Baie de Beauport

Splashing in the water and making sandcastles is always lots of fun—and Québec City has it!

If you're looking for a beach right in town, Baie de Beauport (bay) is one of the most popular, with its waterpark and beautiful St. Lawrence River site.

While away the hours on the beach in Québec City. It's fun for kids and relaxing for parents!

Zoofari | Credit:  Zoofari
Credit: Zoofari

Make Friends with the Wild Animals of Zoofari

Zoofari is a combination zoo and natural park right close to Montmorency Falls. All the animals at Zoofari can be fed by visitors.  

Explore the animal park trails in summer or winter, where you’ll meet red deer, wapiti, bison, mountain sheep, and other species in their natural state.

And before you leave, stop by the ever-popular mini-farm for a cuddle with barnyard standbys.

Visit a Farm  | Credit:  Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau
Credit: Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau

Visit a Farm

Farm visits are always a hit with kids, and there are great ones in Portneuf, Côte-de-Beaupré, and on Île d'Orléans.

You'll find livestock farms, traditional farms, and market gardens featuring ducks, geese, sheep, goats, cheese, maple syrup, honey, essential oils, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins in fall and strawberries in summer.

Who is the best strawberry picker in the family? Bring back your delicious fruits or… eat them on the way!

You'll find traditional farms and market gardens featuring ducks, geese, sheep, goats, cheese, maple syrup, honey, essential oils, pick-your-own strawberries in summer and apples and pumpkins in fall.

Quartier Petit Champlain | Credit:  Chantale Gagnon
Credit: Chantale Gagnon

Experience the Spirit of the Season

Holiday magic is truly that in the Old City.

Walking through the Old City under its blanket of snow is like stepping into a life-size Christmas village with its trees, shops, and lamp-posts all decked out in twinkling lights.

In this fairytale atmosphere, oldtime carols and story-tellers welcome you to the Petit-Champlain district.

Near the Château Frontenac, don't miss the Boutique de Noël on rue de Buade and the skating rink at place D'Youville!


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