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Family Day Events and Activities!

Family Day is coming up soon and to make it easier to plan the perfect day, we’ve put together an extensive list of activities taking place all over the province!

 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic SiteA FESTIVAL OF FAMILY FUN DAY

Book signing and reading by Chef Patience Chirisa, author of Za & Zoey, Guided Tours, Arts and crafts for all children, African themed tattoos, Sample food tasting & refreshments, Fun for the whole Family

Date: February, 17, 2020, Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Cost: FREE

Venue: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, 29251 Uncle Tom’s Road, Dresden, 519-683-2978

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Family Day Space Weekend:

Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Time: 9 am – 5 pm daily
Admission: Regular admission rates apply – Adults (18-64) $16, Seniors (65+) $14, Students (13-17) $14, Youth (6-12) $11. Free admission for museum members and children 5 & under.
Details: Fun and learning blast off over three space-themed days. There’s something for everyone at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this Family Day weekend!

 

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum – Family Day Weekend

Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday – In appreciation of Black History Month, explore our newest exhibit Mandela- Struggle for Freedom.

Sunday – Retro Games Day – Play some old school family games like Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots from the ’60s or participate in vintage Nintendo video games on a movie theatre screen!

In support of local LGBTQIA+ community, join us to create some tie-died art, as well as explore Rainbow Historical Projects.

Monday – Make us part of your family this Family Day Monday as we explore STEAM.

Activities included with regular admission or membership.

 

Schneider Haus – Family Day

Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spend Family Day at Schneider Haus! Outdoor activities, crafts and more!

 

McDougall Cottage – Family Day

Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for some classic family-friendly games, fun crafts, and tours of the Cottage. McDougall’s popular Family Day Café will be open from 1 to 4 p.m., offering samples of tasty and traditional Scottish treats like shortbread, Scottish toffee, and more! Admission by cash donation.

 

Cambridge Butterfly ConservatoryAll Family Day Weekend

Check out the Hug-a-Bug INSECT PETTING ZOO!! And, don’t forget to check out the thousands of butterflies in the conservatory too!

https://www.cambridgebutterfly.com/family-days/

 

THEMUSEUM Family Day Hack Jam, Monday, Feb. 17th

Join makers from various makerspaces as they showcase their creativity through hands-on activities that the whole family can take part in. On top of it all, enjoy half-priced admission to THEMUSEUM! https://themuseum.ca/events/family-day-hack-jam-2/

 

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Family Day Activities!

open from 9 AM – 11 PM

Dive shows running every two hours starting at 11:15 AM and ending at 7:15 PM!

During the Monday we’ll also have enrichments at various tanks:

11:00 – 11:15 AM Octopus Enrichment Octopus
1:30-1:45 PM Jellyfish Care Jelly Life Cycles
2:00-2:15 PM Green Anemones Dive Green Anemones
2:30-2:45 PM Dangerous Lagoon Overview DL Overlook

You can also save $7 when you swim by after 7 PM with the Sharks After Dark program!

 

 

Second City Toronto – Second City’s Improv Showdown

Toronto (51 Mercer St. Toronto ON, M5V 9G9)

Dates and Showtimes: Feb 15th at 12pm, Feb 16th at 12pm and 2pm, Feb 17th at 12pm and 2pm. Tickets: Adults $18 Children $14

Get ready Toronto, The Second City is taking family entertainment to a mind-blowing new level!
Please note: this is a PG-rated kids show created specifically for younger audiences!

 

Bata Shoe MuseumWinter Wonderland Day

Date: Monday February 17, Location: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON M5S 1W7. Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm (Drop in)

Description: Chill with us BSM style on Family Day Monday and experience a magical winter wonderland! Perfect for kids 3-12.

Cost: Individual: $ 14, Senior: $ 12, Student (with ID): $ 8, Children ages 5-17 (inclusive): $ 5, Children under 0-4: FREE

Event Link: http://batashoemuseum.ca/event/winter-wonderland-day/

 

Fort William Historical ParkVoyageur Winter Carnival

Dates: Family Day Weekend – February 15th, 16th & 17th, 2020

Times: 11:00am-5:00pm, daily. http://fwhp.ca/voyaguer-winter-carnival

This Family Day Weekend, winter fun awaits at Fort William Historical Park’s Voyageur Winter Carnival!

Admission (Prices include HST): Daily Pass – Adults $10, Seniors/Students/Youth $8, Children under 5 Free. Weekend Pass – Adults $20, Seniors/Students/Youth $16, Children under 5 Free

 

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto – CREATE MEMORIES THIS FAMILY DAY AT CHELSEA HOTEL, TORONTO

When you stay at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto your room key opens many doors. Our family fun services provide a number of FREE activities to keep your family entertained. While our Concierge provides exclusive discounts to the city’s top attractions & that’s only the beginning!

Here is a list of planned activities, all free when you stay at the Hotel. http://www.chelseatoronto.com/en//uploads/documents/2019/11/17028_ct_2019_familyday_8.5_11_flyer_pr_.pdf

Planning ahead pays off! Book our Family Day Special Offer by Feb 6th (for stays Feb 13 to 17) and stay from $119 per night and receive free parking. Terms and conditions apply LEARN MORE.

Looking to book after Feb 6th? We’ve got exactly what you need to get you through your next winter adventure. One-night weekend rates starting from $132/night LEARN MORE

Two-night weekend rates starting from $115/night. LEARN MORE

 

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre

Open 10-5 Family Day, admission is $14.50+HST for 3 and up!

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre, 869 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 3B4

 

Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft

Hockey Hall of Fame – Kids FREE on Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm

Kids receive VIP status this Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame — along with receiving FREE ADMISSION*, they’ll be greeted with a FREE GIFT, get to PLAY all day within our five interactive zones, and can snap a PHOTO with our mascot Slapshot, and of course the Stanley Cup!
*Up to a maximum of 4 youth (13yrs & under) will be admitted FREE with the purchase of one regular price adult admission. Full Family Day details at HHOF.com.

https://www.hhof.com/htmlNewsPromo/promo.shtml#famJam

 

Annandale House National Historic Site

Annandale National Historic Site, 30 Tillson Ave, 519-842-2294 (FREE), 10 am-3

Come and Explore the Natural side of Annandale House. There will be free guide tours of the house. We will be having a Family Scavenger Hunt, with prizes to be won.

 

The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Highlights are Artissimo Studio – Imagination Station art making activity, and Family Day: Film Screening and Inuit Throat Singing- throat singing with Tarniriik, and a screening of the film Tia and Piujuq.

Reminder too that our special Exhibition Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel is included with admission ($16 adults/$32 family admission, kids 11 and under are free).

And ALL activities are FREE! https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/event-calendar/other/2020-02-17

 

Museums of Burlington – Joseph Brant Museum

Join us at the Joseph Brant Museum on February 17th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm to celebrate Family Day! We will be highlighting our brand new Giants, Dragons, and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures exhibit, which is travelling from the American Museum of Natural History.

Address: 1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON. Cost: $30 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children)

 

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Toronto

10 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON M6K 3C3

Family Day at Medieval Times – 2hour show – 4 course feast – magnificent horses – authentic sword fighting – jousting – falcon in free flight. Adults $45.95 Kids $35.95 use code FDW20 valid for shows Feb 14 thru March 1. Upgrades, fees, taxes, alcohol extra. Some conditions apply. Visit www.medievaltimes.com or call 1-888-WE-JOUST for more information.

 

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Location: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 E, Midland, ON

Date: February 17, 2020 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $12 for adults, $9 for youth aged 4-18, $9 for seniors 65+, children under 4 are free

What’s Happening: Step out onto the trails, enjoy the beauty of nature, and make new memories together this Family Day! Have fun outdoors exploring, learning and playing.

https://www.wyemarsh.com/family-day

 

Clarington area events:

Winter WonderLearn: Family Day Monday, February 17th, 2020, Clarington Public Library, Courtice Branch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a free day of family fun at the award-winning festival designed to get you active, learn something new, and enjoy time together!

Family Day Fun: Crock A Doodle Bowmanville, Monday, February 17, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Drop-in for Family pottery painting fun, no reservations required!

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington: Family Day Art Making
Mon, Feb.17, 2020
Ages 4+ |10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4+ |1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $55

Fill your Family Day with fun and creativity join us in making ART! Up to 2 adults and 2 children per program. All materials included.

Family Day Pottery Making
Mon, Feb.17, 2020
Ages 4+ |10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4+ |1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $55

Fill your Family Day with fun and creativity join us in making POTTERY! ​Up to 2 adults and 2 children per program. All materials included.

 

Hotel X Toronto – Family Day Holiday Package

111 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3

Available from February 14th – 18th, 2020. Rates for this package start at $334+tax per night

Spend the Family Day long weekend at Toronto’s urban oasis. Enjoy resort-style amenities, family-friendly programming and access to the Library Club Lounge with this two-night-stay package.

Discover the many reasons why Hotel X Toronto is Toronto’s most family-friendly hotel!

 

Peterborough & the Kawarthasthe Township of Asphodel-Norwood

Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON M3C 1T3. February 15-17, 2020

Get your head in the game! Games are more than just fun—they are a window into your mind. Why do we play? How do games affect us? And why do they continue to entertain the kid in all of us? Bring the whole family this Family Day Weekend and come play with us.

https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/FamilyDayWeekend/

 

Horseshoe Resort

February 14th – February 17th, 2020. From $259* per night. Pack up your car and head to Horseshoe for the Family Day long weekend!

Family Day Activity Guide

 

Bayview Wildwood Resort

FEB 15 – FEB 18 – FAMILY DAY WEEKEND GETAWAYS ONTARIO

Family fun close to home. All-inclusive packages include lakeside accommodation, dinner & breakfast daily, family activities and entertainment. 3 nights, 6 meals, – 2 Children Free.

Packages from $567/pp with 2 children free ages 12 & under. Call: 1-800-461-0243

Royal Canadian Mint

A MILLION DOLLAR FAMILY DAY AT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

On Monday, February 17 guests will have the opportunity to view and take pictures with the Million Dollar Coin. Please join us at our Ottawa Boutique located at 320 Sussex Drive. Call 1-800-267-1871 to make a reservation on one of our 45-minute tours. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Museums of Hamilton:

The Gages: An Early Upper Canadian Family

Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King St. West, Stoney Creek

Visit the 200-year-old Gage home on Family Day and experience the work and play of an

early Upper Canadian family.

Date:        February 17, 2020

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ages:       All

Cost:        Adults: $8.50, Seniors/Youth: $7.50, Children: $6.00, Infants: Free, Family: $25.00

Contact:   905-662-8458, battlefield@hamilton.ca, www.hamilton.ca/museumevents

 

Family Fun Day

Hamilton Children’s Museum, 1072 Main St. East, Hamilton

Join us for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun as we celebrate what family means with games, crafts and activities.

Date:        February 17, 2020

Time:        11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Ages:       All

Cost:        Adults: $3.00, Seniors/Youth: 3.00, Children: $4.50, Infants: Free, Family: $12.00

Contact:   905-546-4848, childrensmuseum@hamilton.ca, www.hamilton.ca/museumevents

 

Family Day at Dundurn

Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Blvd., Hamilton

Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site. On a guided

tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle, discover what it was like to live and play above

stairs and work and live below stairs. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities throughout the

tour and sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen. Visit the neighbouring

Hamilton Military Museum for a self-guided experience with dress-up and engaging activities,

while exploring the historical figures who lived in Hamilton during the War of 1812 and First

World War.

Date:        February 17, 2020

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ages:       All

Cost:        Adults: $14.00, Seniors/Youth: $12.00, Children: $8.00, Infants: Free, Family: $37.00

Contact:   905-546-2872, dundurn@hamilton.ca, www.hamilton.ca/museumevents

 

Family Day – Art Attack!

Where: Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Help us fill our new gallery space with bright, cheerful creations. We supply the canvas and colours so come and be Art-tastic at Fieldcote. Explore Fieldcote’s current exhibit ‘Stories from the Edge’ with hands-on activities for the kids to enjoy.

Date:        February 17, 2020

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00PM

Ages:       All

Cost:        Adults: $4.50, Seniors/Youth: $4.00, Children: $3.25, Infants: Free, Family: $13.50

Contact:   905-648-8144, fieldcote@hamilton.ca, www.hamilton.ca/museumevents

 

Family Day Activity: Trains, Trains, and more Trains!

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton

Join us at the museum this Family Day for a drop-in activity centre all about trains! View model train displays, take a selfie in our train photo booth, and try out one of our train-themed crafts and activities. Indoor event. Adult supervision required in activity centre.

Date:        February 17, 2020

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ages:       All Ages

Cost:        FREE Event. Regular museum admission rates apply:

Adults: $8.50, Seniors/Youth: $7.50, Children: $6.00, Infants: Free, Family: $25.00

Contact:   905-546-4797, steammuseum@hamilton.ca, www.hamilton.ca/museumevents

 

Family Day Comedy Classics

Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson St. West, Hamilton

Tour the McQuesten home as it was in 1939 and enjoy an eye-spy game looking for film and cartoon characters. Then head over to the renovated Stable to enjoy short comedy classic films such as The Little Rascals, The Three Stooges, and Flip the Frog. Share the fun of classic family entertainment of the 1930s. Refreshments available for purchase.

Date:        February 17, 2020

Time:        12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ages:       All

Cost:        Adults: $8.50, Seniors/Youth: $7.50, Children: $6.00, Infants: Free, Family: $25.00

Contact:   905-546-2018, whitehern@hamilton.ca, www.hamilton.ca/museumevents

 

Urban Capers – Scavenger hunt at the ROM!

Whodunit!? A murder mystery at one of Canada’s most esteemed institutions!

Monday February 17 is Family Day and Urban Capers is hosting a special Murder at the ROM Scavenger hunt for you and your family. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon, exploring the museum at your own pace!
Note: Ages 13 +
Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.urbancapers.com/public/murder-at-the-royal-ontario-museum/

Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm. Date: Monday February 17, 2020

Ticket cost: $44.99 + hst (ticket includes admission into the museum), per person

 

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre – Ready For Take Off, Family Day Fun

Monday February 17, 2020

Location: 50 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6A 3G4

We go from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is 1/2 price.  We have a full day of activities with games, crafts, special characters, demonstrations and our concession is open.  Each child will receive a gift just for coming.  A full list of activities is located at www.bushplane.com.

 

Museum of Contemporary Art – Movement Workshop with Pia Bouman and Annie Feiler

February 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This Family Day, join choreographers Pia Bouman and Annie Feiler for a FREE movement workshop that will guide participants through Carlos Bunga’s sprawling cardboard installation, A Sudden Beginning.

This workshop takes place at two times on Monday, February 17. Sign up for free below:

11:30 am
2:30 pm

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