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6 MLK Day Kids Activities

January 8, 2018- The kids have off of school this Martin Luther King Day and begging you for something to do? Start off by explaining to them the significance of the day and here are 6 ideas of fun activities to do with the kids this Martin Luther King Day 2018 in Stark County!

1. Movie Day at the Canton Palace Theatre

Schools out, so bring the whole family downtown to the Palace for affordable fun! You can enjoy the hilarious, family-friendly movie “The Bos Baby” on the historic big screen for only a $1! That’s right, admission is only a $1 per ticket! Haven’t seen the movie yet? Synopsis: A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Doors open at 12:30PM, with movie start time at 1PM. 

2. Get your JUMP on at Sky Zone Belden Village

Fly high with Sky Camp! Drop off the kids for a fun filled day of jumping and games at Sky Zone. From 9AM until 4PM, enjoy jumping, crafts, activities, pizza, drinks and MORE! Kids must be pre- registered. Call 330.538.8300 for more information and to register for your company. Open jump is from 11AM until 7PM and it's a BOGO! Buy one 60-minute jump pass, get one FREE.

3. Explore history!

Kids love the interactive aspects of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum! Check out Discover World, where you are greeted by Alice the Allosaurous, and you can crawl into a hut that people that would have lived in over 11,000 years ago under the fossilized remains of a mastodon! Explore the Street of Shops and take a step back in time enjoy the last few weeks of the “The Pan-American Exposition” exhibit. Kids love the Fascination Station, where you can capture your shadow, be the weatherman for the day, or create a mini tornado! The gift shop is affordable for parents and don’t forget to go to the top of the McKinley Monument if there is no snow! The Museum is open 9AM until 4PM and admission is $10 per adult, $9 for seniors, and $8 for children ages 3-18. 

4. Take a hike at Sippo Lake!

Weather permitting, the trails surrounding the park are absolutely beautiful with or without snow, so dress for the weather and make memories exploring the wildlife!  Warm up by heading to the library, look for your child’s new favorite book, and enjoy the interactive environment learning at Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center. The Perry Sippo Library features a 400-gallon aquarium as well! Canalway Center hours are 10AM until 4PM and is FREE to explore! Weather permitting, the trails surrounding the park are absolutely beautiful with or without snow, so dress for the weather and make memories exploring the wildlife!

5. Go shopping—at the Flea Market!

Monday means Flea Market Day at the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market! Give your kids $10 and see what they end up with! You never know what you might find at the flea market, but there’s sure to be plenty of vendors selling clothes, toys, candy, trading cards, and so much more! Enjoy a fresh lunch at Sarah’s Grill with tons of kid friendly favorites!

6. Ice Skating Outdoors & Indoors

There is something about ice skating outdoors that makes it even more enjoyable.  This winter, get the full ice skating experience at the outdoors in Downtown Canton at the Hall of Fame City Ice Rink located between the Courthouse and Arcade Coneys.  Admission is FREE and Skate Rental (if needed) is only $4 per person, for affordable family fun. Regular ice rink hours are 10AM to 7PM on Mondays. You can also skate inside from 10:30AM until 5:00PM at Center Ice Sports Complex located in North Canton, near the Akron-Canton Airport. 

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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