Happy Family Day everyone! There’s so many fun and delicious ways to explore our big, BIG province this weekend — we couldn’t pick just one. Here’s our list of 10 to help get your road trip planning started.
Family Day at the AGO
February 15th $39/family
For one special day the Art Gallery of Ontario drops the A and adds a K to become the Kids Gallery of Ontario. Instead of featuring a gallery of children, the KGO will include many special exhibits and activites for children curious about the art world– including burger bling and a pop art pizza making workshop!
Free Fishing Weekend
February 13 – 15 Free!
Anyone and everyone can fish in Ontario waters without a license all weekend long! Bonus: there are lots of family friendly fishing derby’s planned too. Make sure to call ahead though, as the warm weather has some spots less than solid this year.
February 13 $10 and up.
Bundle up and come out with family and friends and enjoy a full day of outdoor fun and recreation at Head Lake Park in Haliburton village. Polar Bear Dip, Dogsledding, Broomball, Pancake Breakfast in the Park, Games, Wagon Rides, Snowshoeing, Skating, Ice Fishing, BBQ Lunch, Pony Rides, Lasagna Dinner, Snowman Making and so much more!
February 12 – 15 $2
Four days of affordable family fun in Wasaga. Activities include: Chili Cook-off, Bingo, Live Entertainment, Pancake Breakfast, Skating, Nordic Skiing, Tobaggaing, and Fireworks. Don’t miss their Kick-Off Party featuring local talent of Marshall Dane and Rebecca Stephens along with buskers, jugglers, Olaf the snowman and an indoor children�s activities.
Ends February 15 Free
Venture over to Ottawa and catch the final days of Winterlude, a compilation of Canada’s favourite winter activities. The Family Day long weekend marks the closing of the three-week festival, so expect to see plenty of locals and visitors alike.
Family Snow Day, Eh!
February 15 Fundraising required.
Take part in this 5km snowshoe session along the picturesque Don Valley trail to raise funds for cancer research and support services. If the little ones are not up for the 5K trek, there will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained as well as great eats, treats and lots of hot drinks to get you warmed up!
Snow Day at South Pond Farms
February 13 $40
Warm up with a snowshoe, ski or walk on the trails before returning for outdoor dinner by the bonfire! Start with a selection of cheeses, followed by a hearty beef stew paired with parsley potatoes and homemade bread.
Winter Village at the Evergreen Brick Works
February 13-15 Free!
Explore Evergreen Brick Works in search of different things to discover about the site, it’s history and the Don Valley where it’s located. Kids and adults will enjoy doing this scavenger hunt together. They’ve got two different versions: one if you’ve got children aged 3-6 and the other for children aged 7-10.
Not into scavenging? Check out the Container Market! Popular local chefs are filling the village with the aromas of a diverse selection of street food prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. They’re coming in food trucks, taking space in shipping container kitchens, or just popping up their equipment in the space around the Kilns. It’s festive, not fussy. And whatever you eat will certainly be delicious.
Heartland Forest�s Winterfest
February 15 Free!
Heartland Forest is a great everyday but Family Day they will have lots of fun for the whole family. You can get a photo with a lynx and other animals, see the dinosaur exhibit with Club Rex, see reptiles, practice your wilderness skills, or hang out by the huge campfire and roast a spider dog.
Family Day at Point Pelee
February 15 Free!
Meet at the White Pine Picnic Area at Point Pelee National Park and chase the winter blahs away over a roaring fire, complete with roasted marshmallows! Bring a mug for hot chocolate and your favourite song or story to share.
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