Don’t despair! We’ve gathered some indoor play space information (and other indoor outings) that are perfect for a too cold and too wet day with the kids. They are also sure to wear them out both physically and mentally!!!
Editor, momstown Belleville
INDOOR PLAY PLACES AND COFFEE SHOPS
MOMSTOWN IN BELLEVILLE (of course, I just had to put this information first!) offers playgroups for children in the Belleville and surrounding areas. We are located at 100 Station Street in the building with Quinte Pediatrics.
momstown.ca is a unique blend of early education programming and mama support delivered both online and in-person. With a momstown program pass, Canadian moms can choose from an extensive range of programs for children ages 0-6 years old. Each month your local chapter runs 20+ events – all created by early childhood educators and including developmental areas of art, literacy, music, movement/fitness, and science. momstown.ca offers unlimited adventures with your kids – plus the chance to connect with other moms in your community.
Contact us by phone at 613 689 9850 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All our programming is themed around momstown's 8 Educational Program Pillars and our whole child philosophy: Art, Music, Literacy, Nutrition, Science & Discovery, Fitness & Adventure, Play & Social and Prenatal.
QUINTE WELLNESS CENTRE
The City of Belleville’s Recreation, Culture & Community Services Department has a variety of outstanding programs for all ages throughout the year! We encourage the residents of Belleville to participate in our regular & special programs and events as part of a healthy lifestyle promoting and building quality of life, family and community relationships. Our “Community Culture & Recreation Guide” is produced twice yearly with Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter editions that highlight our various programs, recreational facilities and services being offered to the community.
Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, 265 Cannifton Road
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 8:30pm or Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
The links for the winter indoor programs (including swimming and skating) and schedules are below.
THE PARTY CASTLE
Opened September 2011 in newly renovated facilities.
The Party Castle is centrally located in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. With plenty of free parking available, it is a barrier free facility with many amenities including free WIFI, a parents lounge, a coffee and snack bar, and games like foosball, Wii, and air hockey.
The address is: 393 Sidney Street, Belleville, Ontario, K8P 3Z9
Contact us by phone at: 613-962-3450 or fax: 613-961-2041
For online party booking, email above.
YMCA OF CENTRAL EAST (INCLUDES QUINTE WEST AND BELLEVILLE)
With a YMCA Family Membership, you can spend time indoors doing active and healthy fitness activities with your child.
Families can drop in to use a variety of equipment and spend time in a
healthy active environment. There will be balls, hoops, beams, tumbling
mats, obstacles and activities for families to enjoy. The YMCA also has a family or public swimming schedule, as well as many other activities to do with your child in order to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Check out the link below for program information, visit or phone a branch for further resources.
433 Victoria Avenue
Phone: (613) 966-9622
Fax: (613) 962-9247
City of Quinte West Branch
50 Monogram Place
Phone: (613) 394-9622
Fax: (613) 394-8223
FAMILY SPACE PLAYGROUPS
Partners in Play and Learning is a monthly calendar of special activities and events offered to your family when you participate in programs at the Ontario Early Years Centre. These planned family-friendly activities support and extend the existing “learning through play” opportunities available to your child in the playrooms. Check out the link below for information regarding the times and places of these Early Years Playgroups.
MISURACA'S KARATE ACADEMY
Misuraca's Karate Academy is a Martial Arts School offering Karate classes in Belleville, Canada for kids, men and women. Misuraca's Karate Academy is Located at 6833 Hwy 62. I have been involved in this Karate School, and it not only houses the Karate Club, but also a rock-climbing wall , a zip-line, and a large indoor play gym for more child enjoyment!
Phone: (613) 969-8936 for more information, or stop by and visit to see what they offer!
STARBUCKS & CHAPTER'S BOOKSTORE
I have watched many a mom and tot go into Starbucks to enjoy coffee with a friend, and share interesting conversation and parent support topics, while children are being entertained in the Chapter's Children's Book Section. Watch too, for Momstown Children's Events to be held in the Children's Section of Chapters. Check this Momstown website for event information.
INDOOR SPORT'S DOMES AND INDOOR SOCCER CLUBS
Quinte West Soccer Club
QWSC is offering their Skills and Drills program coached by our Club President, Iain Callaghan.
This program is designed to introduce basic skills in a safe, fun environment.
The fee for the program is only $65.00 and is available to children born between 2010 to 2004. This one hour session will be held Sunday afternoons, between 10am and noon) at Trenton High School. The program starts in January and is approximately a 10 week session.
This program is very popular and fills up quickly so be sure to register early! Registration form is available on the link below.
LOYALIST SPORTS DOME
Located on the spacious Loyalist College campus, along Wallbridge-Loyalist Road on the western edge of the City of Belleville, the Loyalist Sports Dome is now open and ready for use.
This 39,600 square foot air-supported structure features a FIFA and Ontario Soccer Association approved artificial turf pitch, perfect for…
rugby & football training
Additionally housed in the Dome are two full sized Sport Courts, ready for Indoor Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, and more. The Loyalist Sports Dome is also home to the region’s largest Indoor Golf Driving Range.
For the convenience of facility users, the attached clubhouse will have change rooms, washrooms, and a snack counter.
GENERAL PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF TRENT HILLS….
MUNICIPALITY OF TRENT HILLS – UPCOMING INDOOR SPORTS DOME AND WELLNESS CENTRE (BUILD COMMENCES SPRING 2015 FOR BOTH!)
A big sports and recreation project in the municipality of Trent Hills is getting $72,000 in provincial funding.
Today, the province announced the Hastings Field House, a $300,000 sports dome project, is receiving the funds through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund program.
The Trent Hills Recreation and Wellness Centre Steering Committee continue to meet with a goal of finalizing the site selection and working toward a finalized conceptual design for the future facility. It is anticipated that the Centre will include an indoor pool, fitness and banquet facilities, a single pad ice rink and meeting rooms. This facility is projected to commence building in the Spring of 2015 and has a sign out front of the Campbellford District Curling and Raquet Club.
MUSEUMS (PLAY-BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES INDOORS!)
NATIONAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM
220 RCAF Road, 613-965-7223,
The NAFMC is the pride of Quinte West and
a must-see when visiting the area. Among the
many restored military aircraft, North America’s
only Halifax Bomber, recovered from a lake in
Norway in 1995, is housed at the museum as part
of the permanent collection. The National Air
Force Museum of Canada is proud to honour the
heritage of the RCAF. Discover a history of valour
and tradition through a variety of exhibits and a
16 acre Airpark featuring both historic and active
aircraft. The Museum, located on RCAF Road, is
open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May
1st to September 30th and on Wednesday through
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from October 1 to
Admission is Free.
TRENT PORT MUSEUM
55 King Street, Trenton, To book a tour,
call 613-394-1333 www.trentport.ca
The Trent Port Museum, operated by the Trent
Port Historical Society, is located in the original
Town Hall, which was built in 1861. Come
and see interesting exhibits that illustrate and
celebrate the evolution of our community and
MARITIME MUSEUM PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
Another one of the Prince Edward County attractions for spending time in quiet contemplation is the Victory Museum in Picton which covers maritime history both locally on the lakes and across the world's oceans. Named for Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, the museum focuses on sailing ships of the distant past, which always gets my vote.Note the Union Flag flying above the building. It may be hard to see on the photo but it isn't United Kingdom's flag of today; it's the Loyalist Flag, which doesn't include the Cross of St. Patrick as Ireland wasn't part of the UK in 1784.
See more at:
AMELIASBURG HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND PIONEER VILLAGE
Bring the whole family and experience the 'yesteryears' of the Prince Edward County Heritage. This museum always has fun events for the whole family to enjoy together!
It is located at: 517 County Road 19, Ameliasburg
Reid's Dairy store is located just minutes off the 401. We are conveniently located between Toronto and Montreal. You can spot the castle tower from the highway.
Reid's Dairy store has been renovated to include seating for up to 52 people inside. You can now sit down and enjoy your ice cream treats, hot food eats or Reid's famous Loonie Shakes. There is colouring for the kids, buttons to make the cow moo or the train go. The viewing window into the plant has been opened wider so you can watch the milk being run on the line during production times.
October 31st closing early at 7:00 p.m.
Effective Sept 2nd
Mon – Sat: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sundays: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
October 31st closing early at 7:00 p.m.
Effective Sept 2nd the drive thru is closed for the season
222 Bell Blvd. Box 997
GLANMORE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Glanmore National Historic Site is committed to providing enriched learning experiences for the education community in the Quinte region and beyond. Throughout the year a variety of programs are offered for school visits. Programs are activity based, and designed to complement the Ontario Curriculum. Pre-visit information, vocabulary, student assessment resources and follow-up activities accompany each program.
257 Bridge Street East
Hours of Operation
Closed Mondays & Holidays
September – May
Tuesday – Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June – August
Tuesday – Sunday
10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Children (5-12) $3.50
Children Under 5 free
HELPFUL LINKS TO INFORMATION REGARDING THESE INDOOR SPACES:
Remember to check our website frequently for children's activities, and other information on important parenting topics!