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Family Day long weekend is this weekend: Saturday February 17 -Monday February 19. It is the perfect chance to spend some quality time together with your kids. There's lots of fun stuff going on in the big city and beyond. Check out our list below of indoor entertainment and outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy.
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Playdium is the Ultimate Place to Play!

Experience the ultimate high-tech interactive, virtual & physical entertainment on Family Day weekend. Try Road Warrior at the XD Dark Ride – a motion simulated thrill ride that transcends time, space and imagination!

Playdium Mississauga, 99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga
Ph. 905.273.9000 E.


Family Day Adventures at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Celebrate Family Day weekend outdoors with activities for all ages. Explore 27 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails or 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe paths. Cross a 420 ft. Suspension Bridge with panoramic views. Also: Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Adventure Playground and roast s’mores over an outdoor fire pit. Equipment rentals, lessons (by reservation), snack bar, gift shop. An easy daytrip – near Collingwood. Weather-permitting.



Family Fun Fest features a large indoor amusement park, just for Family Day weekend! Boasting an impressive line-up of Kiddy Rides, Jumping Castles, Giant Slides, Obstacle Courses, Arcade Games, Attractions, Carnival Games and Interactive entertainment! Best Family day weekend event in Toronto!

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Snowflakes & Starlight

Saturday February 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Memorial Park, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Rain Date: Feb 18

Presented by Stouffville Academy of Music and Dance

A magical evening of Fire Eating, Ice Sculptures, Stilt Walking, Face Painting, Comfort Food, and a spectacular Fireworks Finale!

Fireworks begin at 8:00 pm.


Family Days at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Saturday, Sunday & Monday February 17 - 19, 2018

Join us during Family Day weekend!
Plus - take part in the Hug-a-Bug INSECT PETTING ZOO! You'll discover cool critters such as:

Giant Millipedes
Malaysian Jungle Nymphs
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Thorny Devil stick bugs
Tailed Whip Scorpions
Spiny Stick Bugs
Hornworm caterpillars
Crawlyback beetle grubs
...and more!

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Pottery Painting at Ceramics Canada

Turn off the electronics and get creative while spending quality family time together. Make memories at Ceramics Canada in Oshawa. 15% off hundreds of pottery pieces. Walk-ins welcome. Reservations accepted.



Kids Fest Toronto is back. Featuring new inflatables, new entertainment and a whole lot of fun! Kids Fest TO has taken over Hall 6 of the International Centre making it the LARGEST inflatable festival in Canada. Make this Family Day Weekend one to remember.

Visit for more details.


City of Pickering Celebrates Family Day!

Pickering Recreation Complex will be hosting a full day of fun that includes all kinds of activities, art, crafts, dancing, games, and sports, for families to enjoy together. Passes are on sale now at the Rec Complex. Complete activity list is available online. The fun starts at 10:00 am!

Plus... Everyone is invited to join us for Free Ice Skating from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (no pass required) courtesy of Pickfair Family Dental

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Family Day Weekend at Toronto Zoo

Bring your family to spend Family Day weekend with our WILD family! After exploring over 10 km of wintery trails, and five indoor tropical pavilions, visit Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue as they enjoy their last winter at the Toronto Zoo. Be sure to visit them before their last day on March 18, 2018!


Bata Shoe Museum

Chill with us on Family Day Monday and experience a magical winter wonderland! Kids can enjoy winter-themed arts and crafts, play a game of I Spy in the galleries and try on some funky footwear. Perfect for kids ages 3-12; Drop-in until 4pm. Sponsored by Bruce Etherington and Associates.



INDOOR Family Festival at the Markham Fair Grounds on Family Day Weekend, February 17th - 19th, 2018. Over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR activity stations, play zones, inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, food trucks plus outdoor activities - this three day long celebration of the imagination will have families creating, exploring and playing together.

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The Misfit League at The Second City, Toronto

On stage Family Day Weekend, and all March Break

A young heroine must find her way in a small town where it seems that everyone has mastered their ultra-cool, super hero strengths – except for her that is. We invite you along for the ride as this wonderfully playful tale explores why you should REALLY never judge a hero by their powers.


Family Day Weekend Festival at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Sunday, February 18 & Monday, February 19
11 am to 4 pm

Free with gallery admission.

Escape the cold this Family Day Weekend with exciting children’s art and iPad workshops, storytelling family tours, and a delightful puppet performance by Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre. Please note: some activities require online reservation.

For more details click here


Brimacombe Ski

Get the family off the couch and onto the slopes this winter at Durham's largest ski area, less than an hour east of Toronto. From lift tickets and lessons, to rentals and retail, to food and family time Brimacombe has your family covered.

Receive a Buy One, Get One Free Lift Ticket Coupon, for a return visit, with the purchase of a Full-Day Lift Ticket on Family Day!


SKY ZONE Family Day

Families that fly together, stay together. Gather your crew and get your jump on this Family Day! We open at 10am (Toddler Time at participating parks from 9am-10am). Tickets go fast, secure your jump time online to avoid disappointment.

Sky Zone Toronto – Vaughan – Mississauga – Whitby
Monday, February 19th

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Come celebrate Family Day Weekend at The Powerade Centre

Indoor Event & Free Parking

Admission Includes Skating, Games, Inflatables & Toddler Area

The Powerade Centre in Brampton is one of the busiest, most versatile sports and entertainment complexes in the GTA. Family Weekend Fest will be filled with a variety of different activities for the entire family. You will arrive and see: Inflatables, Face Painting, Toddler Play Area, Ice Skating, Food Vendors, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and so much more!


Triple Play: 3 Great shows only $54!

Princess Knight - Original play and heartwarming coming-of-age story.

Memorable Munsch - King of the Canadian Storytellers and The First Kooksters

Treasure Island - Join us at the Admiral Benbow Inn and prepare ye'selves for an adventure!


Winter Family Games at Casa Loma

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Join us for our inaugural Winter Family Games. Participate in fun and interactive sports theme experiences, take in awe-inspiring performances of athleticism, meet and greet your favorite athletes and much more.