Free Family Day Events 2020

Kids FREE on Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame

For many families, the Family Day long weekend is a great time to slow things down and create some special memories. For some, Family Day weekend kicks off on February 14 with a PA Day and continues through Monday, February 17, giving kids an extra long weekend of playtime. To help you make the most of the weekend, we've rounded up FREE (or cheap) things to do.

DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront
Until February 15, 2020
Set alongside beautiful Lake Ontario in the open fresh air, Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink will allow you to show off your moves away from the downtown bustle. This season, Harbourfront Centre welcomes a lineup of DJs that represent Toronto and will keep you ice dancing on the waterfront all night long. More

Family Day Pyjama-Rama at The Bentway
February 17, 2020
Bring your family & friends down to The Bentway Skate Trail on Monday, February 17 to #SkateThe8 in your pyjamas, build blanket forts in the Fort York Visitor Centre, warm up with Fay & Fluffy's Storytime or catch an episode of PAW Patrol skate-side. Free. More

Kids FREE on Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame
February 17, 2020
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! Cap off the visit with a FREE KIDS MEAL at The Bottom Line Restaurant, located steps from the Hall. Up to a maximum of 4 youth (13yrs & under) will be admitted FREE with the purchase of one regular price adult admission. More

Family Day Skate 2020 at Celebration Square
February 17, 2020
Who doesn't love a snow day? This Family Day, kids of all ages can enjoy the magic of a snow day at the Square. Lace up your skates and hit the rink, or snap some family photos in our selfie stations. Build the fort of your dreams at our fort building station, or play some games - big and small - at our indoor board game cafe, or outdoor game garden. Free admission. More

Family Fun at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
February 15, 2020
A free program for families with children age 6 to 12. Learn about Ontario's Parliament and history, while partaking in craft activities and explore the Legislature through a scavenger hunt. Free but registration is required and space is limited. More

Winterfest Newmarket
February 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020
Bring the family and join us for some winter fun both indoors and outdoors. Free skating and swimming on Sunday. Free. More

Family Day Weekend Fun at IKEA
February 15, 2020 to February 17, 2020
Family fun matters. Join us for an IKEA Family Weekend filled with free food for kids, activities to enjoy and prizes to be won. All you have to do is visit your local IKEA store and show your IKEA Family card. More

Family Day at Storm Crow Manor: Kids Eat FREE!
February 17, 2020
Storm Crow Manor, Canada's Nerdiest Bar, is open on Family Day... and kids eat FREE all day long with the purchase of any Megabite! We're having a family movie marathon all day long, and of course the Manor is full of family-friendly board games and other entertainments. More

DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest
February 17, 2020
The one-of-its-kind family fun event in winter in North York with food, music, ice-skating, and free giveaways on this Family Day! Admission is free. Come with your family and friends for an afternoon full of treats, music, giveaways and fun! More

Family Day Weekend at Scarborough Museum
February 17, 2020
Enjoy Family Day with your kids and loved ones at Scarborough Museum and be transported back in time as you can watch a blacksmith ply his trade. The kids can also build a snowman and take part in an ice cube scavenger hunt. Roast marshmallows by the bonfire and go inside to warm up in one of the historic kitchens where there will be demos on how to make potato soup and hot chocolate. Admision by donation. PWYC. More

February 17, 2020
WinterRouge is back, and bigger and better than ever! Join us as we proudly celebrate 5 years of this free, outdoor family-fun event inspired by all things winter in Ontario. We’ve kept some of the event’s old-faithfuls, and are heating things up with lots of new and exciting programming. Free. More

Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 17, 2020
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. Professional Ice Carving, Outdoor Winter Games, Outdoor Skating, Mini Snow Tubing, Live Entertainment, Inflatables and Body Zorbs. Please note: All activities are weather-permitting. Free. More

FREE Family Day at Kortright
February 17, 2020
Enjoy an engaging nature-filled family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Join the staff at Kortright Centre for Conservation to explore some of what our Nature School has to offer: loose parts, building forts, a campfire and much more! Free. More

Community Skate at Mattamy Athletic Centre
February 17, 2020
Bring your family & friends to the MAC for a free skate on Mattamy Home Ice. More

Family Day at Fort York
February 17, 2020
Fort York will be packed with hands-on activities, performances and exhibitions. Check out the 1826 kitchen and try some baked goods and hot chocolate prepared over the hearth. Don’t forget to bring your skates so you can glide around The Bentway Skate Trail from noon until 9 p.m. Free admission. More

Power Kids: Free Kids Activities
February 17, 2020
These FREE arts workshops for children ages 7-12 begin with a tour of the gallery and conclude with an art activity, inspired by the ideas behind the current exhibition. Join us on this special drop-in Family Day workshop led by special guests, Toronto-based arts organization Stolen from Africa, presented in conjunction with Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba festival. More

Winter Stations at the Beaches
February 17, 2020 to March 30, 2020
Pop up, public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape. Winter Stations is an inter­national design competition and exhibition held annually along Toronto’s beaches, where the winners of the competition will have their designs displayed for all to enjoy this Winter. Free. More

Toronto Light Festival
Until March 1, 2020
The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District. More

Winter Light Exhibition at Ontario Place
Until March 29, 2020
For the third  year in a row, the West Island of Ontario Place will feature the Winter Light Exhibition. Come down and explore the 21 exhibits, take a paint class, roast marshmallows and S'mores by our community bonfire and catch a movie at Cinesphere. Admission is free. Tickets are required for Cinesphere movies and paint classes. More

More Non-Free Family Day Events
Looking for a complete list of Family Day 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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