I wasn’t sure how many kid friendly activities were to be had in Nova Scotia so when I found there was a Jellystone in Kingston I thought it to be a safe bet. This Jellystone had three bouncies (one in the little tike area), a shallow entry pool, a rec hall and a snack bar.
The snack bar was a big hit with everyone. From poutine (fries, cheese curds and gravy) to Ice Cream and in between, they had a great menu. Change out your US dollars though, this campground only accepts Canadian currency.
They also had a couple different playgrounds and a wooden train and monster truck to play on.
The site I picked back in April was the last one in the row. We looked out to the woods and a nature trail. The kids spent just as much time playing in those woods as the playgrounds. They would go in there and play all sorts on ninja or horse games.
They had a lot of fun climbing trees and we even made a balance beam out of a fallen tree for them to walk across so their ninja skills wouldn’t get rusty while on vacation.
The bathrooms were very clean as was the entire campground. Our stay here coincided with the halfway point of our stay and I’m glad to say the laundry was also terrific.
Kingston is in the northwest corner of Nova Scotia. The town itself has almost everything you need and is close to The Oaklawn Farm Zoo which will be in the next post. It’s an hour and a half drive to Halifax. In retrospect, Id say if you plan on going out to Halifax multiple times to book a campground closer to the south shore. The Nova Scotia Highways are great but this province is very vast and it seemed to take quite awhile to get anywhere.
I did notice during our stay that we seemed to be the only family staying here from “The States.” All the license plates I looked at were from Nova Scotia. I’m not sure if there are other campgrounds that seem to get more Americans. This Jellystone seemed to be a local favorite.
In summary, I enjoyed this campground and would stay here again but if we ever get back up to Nova Scotia I think I’d like to stay in the Southeast part of the province to see some the beaches and more of Halifax. Be sure to check out our video below which shows more of the campground. Also stay tuned as we’ll show you some the the kid friendly activities we found during our stay. Thanks for stopping by.