A Snapshot of Summer in Waterloo Region

A Snapshot of Summer in Waterloo RegionA Snapshot of Summer in Waterloo Region

Bingemans Big Splash

Welcome to summertime in Waterloo Region! Time to get the family together and discover all of the fun things that are waiting for you. Whether you’re looking for active adventures or a more relaxed experience, we’ve got you covered. And make sure you’ve got your phone ready for all of the summer selfies you’ll take as you #ExploreWR!

Make a #BigSplash in Waterloo Region this Summer!

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Big Splash

Summer fun starts at Bingemans Big Splash!  Big Splash is the area’s largest water park and offers fun and entertainment for kids of all ages. Spend the day in the heated wave pool, zipping down one of the 11 different water slides, or cool off at Spray N Play (a splash pad designed especially for kids). Take your visit to Big Splash to the next level when you reserve one of their private cabanas – and feel like you’re at your own private resort getaway!

No sunshine? No problem! Big Splash is the perfect destination for both outdoor and indoor summer fun!

Excavation Station

On site at Bingemans there are lots of activities to choose from, including FunworX with its HUGE GameworX Arcade, Excavation Station (with mini Excavators that guests of all ages can operate), and Ropes Corse. There are also two 18-hole Mini Golf courses, ExcapeworX Escape Rooms, as well as Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge for 10-pin bowling fun. When hunger hits, Big Splash has multiple food options, with Pizza Pizza, Tidal Treats and Canada’s largest Boston Pizza all right on site. You can even have BP delivered right to the Big Splash Patio so you never have to leave the fun! Don’t forget to check Bingemans website for daily web specials.

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Bingemans Mini Golf

All Aboard Waterloo Region’s #TeaAndTrain Experience!

What do vintage diesel trains and high tea have in common? In St.Jacobs, the two come together to provide an experience unlike any other! Waterloo Central Railway and Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs have joined together for a special summer Train Ride and High Tea Experience.

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Waterloo Central Railway

Waterloo Central Railway operates its passenger trains on a historic stretch of railway line that runs from Waterloo to the St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market, the Village of St. Jacobs, and the town of Elmira. Along with regular train rides that happen throughout the week, Waterloo Central Railway also offers special themed train rides, including the popular Train Ride and High Tea. Happening every Saturday during July and August, this special train experience begins from WCR’s stop at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market. Ticket holders enjoy a leisurely 90-minute round-trip ride through the region’s scenic countryside (truly insta-worthy!). Once back at the Farmers’ Market train stop, Train Ride and High Tea passengers then receive an authentic wagon ride to Homewood Suites from Elmira Wagon Rides! high tea, things to do waterloo region, family things to do waterloo region, homewood suites waterloo st. JacobsIt’s a fun way to transition from train to tea, and guests arrive perfectly dry even on a rainy day! Inside Homewood Suites, you’ll be ushered to the hotel’s serene and modern tea room. Enjoy the ambience as you’re served an amazing selection of teas, and treats created onsite – finger sandwiches, fresh scones served with fruit preserves and Devon clotted cream, and a beautifully crafted assortment of sweets (post a picture of this edible art – provided you have enough willpower to not dive right in!). This all-ages Train Ride and High Tea experience takes place Saturdays during the summer months: tickets must be reserved in advance and can be purchased on line through Waterloo Central Railway.

Enjoy summer fun in Waterloo Region!

To find out more about these experiences, visit Bingemans Big Splash, Waterloo Central Railway and Homewood Suites by Hilton Waterloo St. Jacobs

  • Train Ride and High Tea Experience