Family Day Events 2017




Looking to do something amazing on the Family Day long weekend as a family? It's the first break since the holidays and there are lots of events and activities to bring you cheer.

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Featured Events


Family Week at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
Until February 21, 2017
​Family time is precious, make the most of a family getaway by choosing Falls Avenue Resort- Niagara's premier one-stop family destination. Our inter-connected 20 acre Resort is home to first rate hotels, exciting attractions and numerous restaurants – all under one roof, and directly across from the Falls! Fallsview is North America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark & Resort with 3 Acres of Indoor Family Fun! Take advantage of a special Family Week Package. More info


Family Day Weekend at Playdium
February 17, 2017 to February 20, 2017
Experience the ultimate interactive adventure at Playdium! Playdium is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical Family Entertainment Centre. The 40,000 sq ft indoor complex features more than 200 high-tech attractions, rides and simulators. Join us on Family Day Weekend and try the XD Dark Ride! The XD Dark Ride is an interactive attraction with 3D movie, motion seats and special effects producing a rich multi-sensory experience! More info


Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Join the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory during Family Day weekend! Pet - if you dare - some incredible live exotic bugs. 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! More info


Family Fun Fest at Downsview Park
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
If you’re looking for something fun to do in Toronto for Family Day weekend, this is it! Superior Events Group transforms over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park into a large INDOOR FUN Zone just for Family Day weekend! Family Fun Fest features an indoor amusement park with over 30 rides, activities and attractions including Kiddie Rides, Jumping Castles, Giant Slides, Interactive Games, Fun Foods, Arcade and Carnival Games. Strolling entertainers also make appearances daily. More info


Family Day Weekend at Medieval Times
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Celebrate Family Day long weekend at Medieval TImes with a New Year's Savings Offer! Save up to $19 per person by using promo code: NY17. Experience the excitement of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament! Witness spectacular horsemanship in a 2 hour tournament, magnificent Spanish horses, fierce swordplay and jousting, and majestic falconry while feasting on a 4 course medieval feast! More info


​Kidapalooza Family Festival
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
The 2nd Annual Kidapalooza Family Festival will take place INDOORS at the Markham Fair Grounds on Family Day Weekend, February 18th - 20th, 2017. For the 2017 event, Kidapalooza has expanded and will feature ​over 45,000 square feet of activity stations, play zones, interactive inflatables, a performance stage, dance parties, and vendors - this three day long celebration of the imagination will have families creating, exploring and playing together. More info


Kids Fest Toronto
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Kids Fest Toronto features the largest indoor inflatable road show for kids with over 30 inflatable rides and attractions! Introducing a completely new line up of rides for 2017! Kids Fest Toronto is designed to make your kids bounce, laugh, run and play. Full of North America’s largest indoor inflatables. On top of the fabulous inflatables, Kids Fest Toronto offers shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more. More info


Family Day at the AGO
February 20, 2017
Family Day - Create, Explore and Enjoy! The AGO celebrates Family Day by transforming into the Kids' Gallery of Ontario (KGO) for just one day.  Spend the day with us creating, exploring and having creative, family fun together with activities inspired by the work of Francis Alys: A Story of Negotiation. Join us for a host of amazing which include: kite-making, Jump Rope Extravaganza, make a sailboat, film premiere: Cave Big Cave Small, build cities, forts and whatever you can dream up with at the Big Blue Blocks in the Imagination Playground, and much more! Buy ahead and enjoy $10 off the AGO Family Pass and avoid line-ups! More info


Family Day at Area51 & Planet Play
February 20, 2017
Visit us on February 20 for Family Day and pick up the Ultimate Play Pass. Included are unlimited LaserTag missions and all day access into Orion’s Playground. This means you can venture through our arena as many times as you want, and play as long as you want on in our playground, with in and out privileges for the whole day! With 14 different perks, 8 different game types! We are Heart Racing, Adrenaline pumping and Non-stop action! More info


Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame
February 20, 2017
Celebrate Family Day at the Hall! Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Catch hockey's first 3D film. Revel in the world's greatest collection of hockey artifacts. Catch the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibit in its final weeks. And best of all, get your family portrait with the coveted Stanley Cup! Plus, each guest visiting on Family Day will receive an Upper Deck collector’s pack of recent releases. More info


Family Day at the Living Arts Centre
February 20, 2017
This year, Family Day is BIGGER and BETTER than ever before, with activities taking place both in and outside our Centre from 11am to 3pm! Underground parking is free that day! So stop by the Living Arts Centre on February 20th 2017 and prepare yourselves for a day of nothing but fun! Start off the day by warming up with some free hot chocolate from the LIVE Restaurant, and then make your way to the numerous activities and performances we have going on. More info


Family Day at PVP Sports
February 20, 2017
PVP Sports is hosting a Family Day Event! Come in on Family Day to go head to head against friends, family and other players in the most extreme sports. Whether you want to knock other players around in a bubble, or establish your dominance in our archery arena, PVP Sports has everything in one location in a 22,000 square feet facility. On Monday, February 20th, 2017 we will be hosting unlimited play from 12pm-6pm for only $22.50+HST! (Reg. $45). More info


Family Day at Toronto Historic Sites
February 20, 2017
The City of Toronto Historic Sites celebrate kids on Family Day! From fun-filled activities, crafts, learning about owls to building a snow fort, there's something for your young ones to enjoy.Please see our website for the list of all the events taking place at the City of Toronto Historic Sites... Looking for an adventure in the City? Explore Toronto's Historic Sites on Family Day. You'll find lots of fun things to do! More info


Family Day at YPT
February 20, 2017
YPT doubles the fun on Family Day with not one but TWO fantastic shows plus free craft activities for kids! On Family Day, February 20, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) will present not one but TWO very special productions, providing fun for the entire family. Roald Dahl’s children’s classic James and the Giant Peach for ages 6 and up features music from the Oscar/Tony/Emmy-nominated and 2017 Golden Globe Award-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Scenes From a Tree is an enchanting tale for tiny tots about growing up and putting down roots produced by Montreal’s Des mots de d’la dynamite. All this plus FREE craft activities themed to the shows! More info


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Beauty and the Beast Exhibit on Family Day Weekend at Casa Loma
February 17, 2017 to February 20, 2017
On Family Day weekend, Walt Disney Studios Canada invites fans of the tale as old as time to be our guest at Casa Loma for a very special look at the exquisite costumes from Disney’s upcoming film, “Beauty and the Beast.”  From Friday, February 17th through Monday, February 20th, guests to the Castle will have the exclusive opportunity to see nine costumes from the film, as well as participate in themed activities and view special performances over the course of the weekend.
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Big Bad Wolf vs Lord Underwearface
February 18, 2017
Big Bad Wolf vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at this children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem.
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Disney-Pixar Ratatouille in Concert at the TSO
February 18, 2017
One of Disney and Pixar’s most enchanting animated fables tells the hilarious story of a rodent’s quest to become a top Parisian chef. Hearing Michael Giacchino’s sprightly score performed live by the TSO boosts the film’s charm to a new level. A perfect part of your Family Day weekend!
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Night Cross-Country Skiing at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
February 18, 2017
Enjoy a thrilling nocturnal winter adventure! Cross-country skiing at night by headlamp. For six nights in 2016-17, x-country ski until 8pm as dusk falls and transitions to sparkling starlight. This non-guided activity offers skate & classic trails to explore, with the reflection of glistening snow to light your path. Rental headlamps and equipment are available. Weather permitting.
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A Merry Munsch Pyjama Party at Solar Stage
February 18, 2017
Put on your PJs and jam with us! Solar Stage's annual Munsch show tradition continues! This brand new play is based on five books: Get Out of Bed; Roar; We Share Everything; No Clean Clothes; and Pyjama Day. This performance promises Mr. Robert Munsch's signature sense of humour that even makes grown-ups feel like kids. This show will make your heart giggle and be as much fun as staying up past your bedtime.
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Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic​ Caves Nature Adventures 
February 18 and 19, 2017
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older.
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Sounds and Insights Festival at McMichael
February 19 and 20, 2017
The Sounds and Insights Festival takes place on the Family Day weekend in February, and will offer programming for children as young as three. Guests will experience Lawren Harris's Musical Salon by exploring the artist's record collection and partaking in various art, music, and movement workshops.
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Family Day Fun at Kortright
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Get outdoors and spend a fun filled day with your family at Kortright! Follow a nature hike, try out snowshoeing and kick-sledding, create nature art, and enjoy self-guided family-friendly games and activities. You can also sit by the campfire and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate. Activities are included with the price of general admission. Admission is FREE for ages 15 and under.
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Family Fundays at the ROM
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Come along for a day of discovery packed with exciting themed experiences and hands-on activities inspired by our exhibitions and collections.
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Ontario Family Fishing Events
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Introduce a friend to fishing! Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government designates this period as license-free: February 18-20, 2017 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday). During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario. There has never been a better time to introduce a friend to fishing!
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TIFF Kids presents: digiPlaySpace
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
TIFF Kids presents digiPlaySpace: Toronto’s interactive playground where kids can control a robotic arm, paint with light, learn to code using physical blocks, and more! The 2017 edition of digiPlaySpace is an immersive learning experience, surrounding visitors and delighting the senses with the world's most innovative, imaginative, and entertaining media creations.
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Family Day Weekend at Toronto Zoo
February 18, 19 and 20, 2017
Bring your family to meet ours this Family Day weekend! Meet Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panapan, enjoy over 10 km of walking trails and explore five indoor tropical pavilions. Plus, don’t forget about our daily animal keeper talks.
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WinterRouge
February 19, 2017
Celebrate Rouge National Urban Park’s official Canada 150 launch! It’s cold, and that means the weather is right for a winter celebration. Get outside this Family Day weekend at WinterRouge, a family friendly, choose-your-own wintertime adventure experience. Free.
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Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 20, 2017
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening on Monday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Street. Free activities.
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Family Day Tours & Activities at Canadian Automotive Museum
February 20, 2017
The Canadian Automotive Museum is the perfect place for families with young children to spend Family Day. The CAM will extend its hours to accommodate visitors. Crafts, activities, and guided tours will be available throughout the day and are included with admission.
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Family Day at Bata Shoe Museum
February 20, 2017
Chill with us BSM style on Family Day Monday and experience a magical wonderland. Enjoy arts & crafts, hands-on demos, ISpy in the galleries, try-on  shoes and so much more! A special viewing of The Snow Queen will complete your afternoon.
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Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works
February 20, 2017
Spend Family Day at Evergreen Brick Works! Enjoy free skating and outdoor activities with the family, then refuel with Family Day Brewers' Backyard and local food options.
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HarbourKIDS: North
February 20, 2017
This Family Day we celebrate our northern winter landscape, its mighty expanse, ever changing terrain, and those that call the tundra home. Come down to the lake, have a skate and immerse yourself and your family in the intersection of nature, science and contemporary art. There will be art-making, performance and interactive activities designed to send our imaginations north with the whole family. Free.
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Family Board Game Making at STEAMLabs
February 20, 2017
This upcoming Family Day, we’re making and playing board games in our downtown maker space! Spend your day designing, building and playing board games with your family. Learn how to use our laser cutter, 3D printers, and craft supplies to make a game of your very own. There will also be store-bought game available for playing, especially while 3D printers are printing! 
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Winterfest at Markham Museum
February 20, 2017
Celebrate Family Day at the Museum! Learn to talk like an animal at our newest exhibition, Animal Gibberish. Take a walk outside the 25-acre grounds, exploring the magic of snow. Try snowshoeing or check out our Blacksmith Shop and Print Shop. There will be lots of activities, crafts for the kids, music, and great food! It’s sure to be a day you won’t forget.
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Community Skates at Mattamy Athletic Centre
February 20, 2017
Bring your family & friends to the MAC for a free skate on Mattamy Home Ice.
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Pete the Cat at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
February 20, 2017
Monday February 20, 2017 at 11am & 2pm (Family Day)
Pete the Cat never loses his cool and the boy, Jimmy Biddle, never strays from his routine. All of that changes when the groovy blue cat moves in with the Biddle family. Can cat and boy ever be friends? This Family Day, come meet the grooviest cat of them all in this new musical.
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Romance of the Rails
February 20, 2017
Romance of the Rails returns! Please come out and support the Club and see our new layout! We will be running all the trains and showing off our progress so far.
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Toronto Marlies vs. Binghamton Senators
February 20, 2017
Your Marlies play their third game of the Air Canada Centre Series against the Binghamton Senators on Monday, February 20th.
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Fun Family Day Festivities at Toronto’s Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
February 20, 2017
Attracting thousands of visitors each year, Family Day at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre offers a jam-packed day of activities. From Jungle Gym and face painting, to Disney princesses, to a recreational swim in the MNjcc’s recently renovated accessible saltwater pool, Family Day at the MNjcc has fun in store for everyone. All events are open to members and non-members.
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Family Day Painting Party and Open House at Winged Canvas
February 20, 2017
Celebrate Family Day at Winged Canvas Art Hub! Learn to paint step-by-step with an Art Hub Artist Instructor - you'll get to keep your colourful creations! 
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More Family Day Events
Our Events Calendar is always updated so there may be more free and cheap events taking place in February! CLICK HERE to get a list from our Calendar of Events. It's already been sorted by Family Day!

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