14 Fun Things Kids Can do at the CNE




The Canadian National Exhibition can be tons of fun but a fair of this magnitude might be intimidating for younger children so planning ahead is important. Besides its obvious attractions like the livestock and amusement rides, the EX has a variety of offerings for even its youngest attendees. This year, the CNE runs from August 16 to September 2, 2019. Here are some of this year's highlights ... just for kids!


See Miss Persona
Miss Persona is a two-time Emmy nominated show currently airing daily on Treehouse TV and has over 2 million views online. With her shy best teddy bear friend Brandon by her side, Miss Persona brings her favourite silly costumes and magical songs to audiences in her energetic show on the Kids’ World Stage. Various dates between August 16 to September 2.


See the President's Choice™ SuperDogs™
The President's Choice™ SuperDogs™ are back at the CNE with an extraordinary new show called Abracadabark featuring magic, mystery and all the fun people expect from more than four decades of SuperDogs spectacles! August 16 to September 2.

Meet members of PAW Patrol and Super BOOMI
Stop by to meet members of PAW Patrol and Super BOOMI everyday at Kids’ World this year! Various characters can be met on specific dates between August 16 to September 2.


Take them to Butterfly Encounter
New this year! The Butterfly Encounter will amaze kids through a display of 140 free-roaming butterflies! Visitors can observe and feed the butterflies nectar. Visit daily in Kids’ World at Centennial Park opposite of the Press Building! August 16 to September 2.


See Bob the Builder
Children can join the Can-Do Crew when Bob the Builder performs his interactive Sing-Along Performance. Featuring songs that get kids up and dancing, the performance will also teach the new members of the Can-Do Crew about teamwork, having a positive attitude and problem-solving skills. August 22 to August 27.


Make Pizza at Pizza Nova in Kids' World
Flip dough in the air with flair! Get pizza making tips from the pros at Pizza Nova. Best of all, you get a FREE slice of pizza when you're done! August 16 to September 2.


See ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks Live
This interactive, family experience will entertain all of The Chipmunks’ generations of fans! Based on the characters from both movies and television, the show is a dynamic mix of music and excitement encouraging audience participation. 2 shows daily from August 28 to September 2.


Experience the Scientific Wonder of Mad Science at Kids’ World daily!
Mad Science’s programs integrate science, technology, engineering, and math concepts, designed for children ages 3-12 and provide a fun, hands-on way to keep them ahead of the educational curve. August 16 to September 2.


See the Raccoon Reimagined Art Installations
Raccoons are making their debut at the CNE this year. Twelve (12) three-dimensional large fiberglass raccoons decorated by artists, students and persons from various abilities will greet CNE guests by the Princess Margaret Fountain. August 16 to September 2.


See Thomas and Friends
Hosted by Driver Sam, featuring Thomas, with a brand new set and show, children will love the wonderful songs and music of Thomas & Friends. Have fun and sing along with Thomas & Friends at the Kids’ World stage. August 16 to 21.


Take them to the Farm
The CNE's Farm features interactive exhibits showcasing trends in urban agriculture while at the same tune providing an opportunity to meet approximately 140 farm yard animals ranging from piglets to cows, sheep, goats & more! Drop by Kids' AgVenture, a colourful and engaging interactive area and play in the Corn Maze. August 16 to September 2.


See Legends of the Silk Road​ Lantern Festival
The Coca-Cola Coliseum will be transformed into a magical maze of luminous lantern installations. This stunning series of 16 illuminated synthetic silk sculpture installations will be positioned throughout the Coca-Cola Coliseum and one in Heritage Court for everyone to discover and enjoy. August 16 to September 2.


Take them to the The Kiddie Midway
This ride area is designed especially for little ones. Located just east of Kids' World at the west end of the CNE grounds, this mini midway features 30 wonderful and whimsical rides, including: Berry Go Round, Bumble Bee ride, Bumper Cars, Dizzy Dragon, Dragon Coaster, Jeeps, Kite Flyer, Lollipop Swing, the classic Merry Go Round, Wacky Worm Coaster and many more! Perfect for pint-sized guests. August 16 to September 2.


See TEAM T&J
TEAM T&J takes interactive music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, super-powered concert for kids and families. This experience is an uplifting journey of self-exploration, creativity and participation that encourages kids to see and feel what it means to unite and stick together! August 16 to September 2.


But that's not all. With parades, a Food Building, special events, the Air Show, Horse Shows, Park Performers, and more, there's a whole lot to see and do at the CNE this year. Don't forget Kids Toonie Mondays: On Monday, August 19 and Monday, August 26, children 13 years and under get into the CNE for only a toonie ($2) when accompanied by a paying adult.* To make the experience complete, a ride coupon special is available as well: 30 coupons for $22. *Offer available only at CNE gates.

Find out more about this year's CNE at www.theex.com.

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