Family Day Events 2018




Family Day at the AGO

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.

Here's what happening in and around the Greater Toronto Area...


Featured Events


Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
February 17, 18 and 19, 2018
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 17, 18 and 19, 2018
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 attractions including Kiddie Rides, Jumping Castles, Giant Slides, Interactive Games, Fun Foods, Arcade and Carnival Games. Strolling entertainers also make appearances daily. More info


​Kidapalooza Family Festival
February 17, 18 and 19, 2018
Kidapalooza Family Festival will take place both INDOORS and OUTDOORS at the Markham Fair Grounds on Family Day Weekend, February 17 - 19, 2018. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature ​activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, meet and greet with characters, a Video Gaming RV, bike course, skateboarding lessons plus so much more! Shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! More info


Kids Fest Toronto
February 17, 18 and 19, 2018
Introducing a completely new line up of rides for 2018! Kids Fest Toronto is designed to make your kids bounce, laugh, run and play. Full of North America’s largest indoor inflatables. Kids Fest Toronto has more than thirty themed inflatables are blown-up and ready for action inside 80,000 square feet at The International Centre, Hall 6 in Mississauga. Children can slide, ride and bounce all day. They range from large slides to toddler appropriate rides. 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 19, 2018
The AGO celebrates Family Day with colour filled fun. The AGO is exploding with colour-full interactive fun! Put on your favourite colour and join us to celebrate COLOUR – with music, movement and activities for the whole family! Dance the day away at an all ages dance party, make paintings without paint, get popping in the famous bubble wrap room, play with light and shadow, make an emoji face mask, chill out with kid friendly films and end the day with a memory in front of the colourful selfie wall. More info


The Secret Garden at YPT
February 18, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Left to wander his gloomy old manor, Mary lashes out at those around her. Then, she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. In taking refuge there, Mary uncovers secrets that, like her, need to be brought into the sunshine. There will be The Secret Garden Family Workshops on Family Day: Monday, February 19, from 1pm to 2pm. More info


The Misfit League at Second City
February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Brand new for 2018! 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. Labelled a misfit by everyone, she’s in for a brand new adventure as she fights to save the day using the most unconventional super powers the townspeople have ever seen! We invite you along for the ride as this wonderfully playful tale explores why you should REALLY never judge a hero by their powers. More info


The Wizard of Oz with Live Orchestra at TSO
February 17, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Perfect for Family Day weekend! Join the TSO to journey over the rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. Every scene of this classic movie’s timeless enchantment is enriched with the unique glories of a live orchestra! Concert running time is approximately two hours including a 20-minute intermission. Intermission occurs approximately 58 minutes into the film. More info


One Thing Leads to Another at YPT
February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
YPT is thrilled to remount its immensely popular and critically-acclaimed show for babies, One Thing Leads to Another due to overwhelming demand. An innovative work of theatre commissioned by YPT and created specifically for infants, this production transforms everyday objects into fabulous, fanciful phenomena as it engages, stimulates and delights baby and parent alike. Playing over Family Day long weekend. More info


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Escape Winter at Looking Glass Adventures
Until March 10, 2018
Looking Glass Adventures has opened a new facility at Victoria Park and Danforth Ave. To celebrate our new location, we are offering our family friendly escape room "The Great Winter Rescue" at 25% off. Minimum of 4 players needed. Use code 'xmasisover' to book online or call 647-498-5596.
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GTA Home & Reno Show
February 16, 2018 to February 19, 2018
The GTA Home & Reno Show is perfect for DIYers, new homeowners or veteran homeowners looking to renovate. 300 of the GTA’s finest contractors, suppliers and design experts will be on hand and available for one-on-one consultations. The event runs over Family Day weekend and is a destination young and wise can enjoy! Along with free daycare, kids can also enjoy their own DIY workshop making their very own capes, as well as, take part in the Little Green Thumbs Garden Make & Takes By Master Gardeners.
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Family Fun at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
February 17, 2018
A free 90 minute 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.
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Newmarket Winterfest
February 17 and 18, 2018
Enjoy 2 full days of indoor and outdoor fun, winter-themed activities for the whole family, taking place over Family Day Weekend. Admission is Free.
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Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
February 17, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Your experienced guides lead 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.
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Ontario Family Fishing Events
February 17, 18 and 19, 2018
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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Family Funday Weekend: One World at the ROM
February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Pack your Family Day Weekend with fun as we celebrate our rich multicultural landscape with musical performances, special hands-on activities, and more!
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Family Day Weekend at Scarborough Museum
February 17, 2018 to February 19, 2018
Join the museum for lots of fun activities for the whole family. Go on a scavenger hunt, try a craft, sample baked goodies and wash them down with some delicious hot chocolate. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can.
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Princess Knight at Wychwood Theatre
February 17 to 19, 2018
When Kate and Timmy learn they are mandated to be a Princess and a Knight (respectively), they struggle with those royal gender roles because their talents are better suited to other things; it’s their teamwork and mutual support on their foretold quest that help them discover who they'll become.
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digiPlaySpace at TIFF
February 17, 2018 to April 22, 2018
TIFF’s award-winning technology playground allows kids 3-13 (and adults!) to experience what it’s like to become part of a classical artwork and watch a machine draw a picture based on how it feels. The exhibition brings together interactive games, projections, mind-bending augmented-reality installations and innovative coding activities that showcase the creative potential of new technologies. Open during Family Day Weekend.
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WinterRouge
February 18, 2018
Parks Canada is bringing the winter games to the GTA this Family Day long weekend! Get outside and get moving with a full day of winter activities and sports in Rouge National Urban Park. Improve your slapshot, learn to curl or enjoy some winter birding or nature walking. This event is free and no registration is required.
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Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 19, 2018
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening on Monday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. Vendors will be selling BeaverTails®, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot chocolate and coffee.​​​ Choose from a host of family activities. Free admission.
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Family Day Fun at Bata Shoe Museum
February 19, 2018
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.
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Family Day in the Children's Garden at Evergreen Brickworks
February 19, 2018 
Enjoy the many activities Evergreen Brick Works has to offer this Family Day. Join us for a wide variety of food, drinks, and outdoor activities for the whole family. Adults can sit and sip local beers from Brewer’s Backyard while the kids explore our Children’s Garden’s activities and take part in songs sung around the campfire.
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Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame
February 19, 2018
Head down to the Hockey Hall of Fame where a thrilling experience awaits the entire family. Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Revel in the world's greatest collection of hockey artifacts. Catch the Hall's newest exhibit The Mask presented by Imports Dragon. And best of all, get your family portrait with the coveted Stanley Cup!
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Community Skate at Mattamy Athletic Centre
February 19, 2018
Bring your family & friends to the MAC for a free skate on Mattamy Home Ice.
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Romance of the Rails
February 19, 2018
Founded in January 1938, the MRCT is celebrating its 80th Anniversary. Now occupying our fourth home, the Club is rebuilding its layout following our relocation in 2013. For 80 years, we have entertained tens-of-thousands of visitors and provided a venue for the model railroading enthusiast. Your visit will be an excellent opportunity to view our large O-Scale model railway under construction and operation. There’s lots to see and all proceeds go into the reconstruction. Great family fun!
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Family Day at Canadian Automotive Museum
February 19, 2018
The Canadian Automotive Museum is the perfect place for families with young children to spend Family Day 2018. Crafts, activities, and guided tours will be available throughout the day and are included with admission. This year children will be able to make their own racing goggles, take home a balloon race car, and get their picture taken with Lightning McQueen.
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Family Day at Colborne Lodge
February 19, 2018
Explore 19th-century innovation and creativity, city building, science, technology and design as exemplified by John Howard at Colborne Lodge. The site was built in 1837 and is located at the south end of High Park. The park’s 165 acres were originally the property of the Howard family and included the Lodge and a variety of farm outbuildings. John and Jemima Howard gifted the property to the City of Toronto to be used as a public park. On Family Day, explore hands-on science and innovation activities throughout the museum. Free admission.
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Family Day at Fort York
February 19, 2018
Explore the history of Toronto and Fort York. Visit the Fort's historic kitchen and sample some baking from the hearth. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire will make this a heartwarming and memorable visit. Kids can try an 1812 drill class, Officers' Sword Drill and some old-fashioned games, as well as a fun-filled kids' activity book. Make sure to check out the Fort York Visitor Centre for takeaway crafts, a special pop-up exhibit on winter fun in Toronto, and a Fort York selfie booth! Don't forget to bring your skates, too - the Bentway's new public skating trail is now open just outside the Fort York Visitor Centre. Free admission.
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Family Day Clay Activity: Clay Collage at Gardiner Museum
February 19, 2018
Celebrate Family Day by working together with your family on a clay collage. Create part of an object or picture with clay, then put them together to discover an exciting new work of art. Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day! 
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Family Day Fun at Kortright
February 19, 2018
Enjoy a nature filled, family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Families can snowshoe or hike (weather dependent) through the forest, enjoy a warm snack at the fire, create with loose parts, build shelters, and more! Learn all about what The Nature School at Kortright has to offer. Admission is free.
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2018 LunarFest
February 19, 2018
Join us this Family Day for all sorts of fun and games, from fortune telling and doing a Moon Crawl to doggie arts & crafts and more! Lunar New Year is the time to share arts and crafts with family, and many cultures have a broad variety of traditional crafts. Perhaps we can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but we can definitely give these New Year traditions a mastiff makeover! Immerse yourself and your family in creativity and innovation with these Arts and Crafts – lose yourself in a sea of stars in Moon Crawl, find your fortune for the new year, and bring home a Puppy Lantern for a new friend! Free admission.
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Family Day at Mackenzie House
February 19, 2018
Scottish Dance troupe, Guthrie School of Dance, will be sharing Scottish Highland and Scottish Country dances and the history and stories that inspired them with visitors of all ages. Performances at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Family tours of the site, printing souvenirs on the 1845 press and cookie decorating in the historic kitchen continue all afternoon.
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Family Day at Montgomery's Inn
February 19, 2018
Bring the family to Montgomery's Inn for an Irish Ceilidh! Maureen O'Leary of Maureen's Reel Irish Dancing will teach a dance workshop and then host a ceilidh at 2:00 and 3:30. Join the cooks in the historic kitchen while they prepare tasty treats over the fire and try your hand at the traditional French Canadian lumberjack dancing man and learn to play the spoons with our resident fiddler at 1:30 and 3:00. Drop-in activities, including historic games, crafts, food and music; no pre-registration required.
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Colour the Museum! at Oshawa Museum
February 19, 2018
Spend Family Day with three of Oshawa's oldest families! The Oshawa Museum is open from 12 - 4 on Family Day for tours and a special colouring afternoon. Guy House, Henry House and Robinson House have been yellow, green and brown for far too long! Come down to the Museum on Family Day and get your colour on! Free admission.
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The Peking Acrobats at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts
February 19, 2018
For the last 30 years, the world renowned Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. Rooted in Chinese folk-art traditions, they are masters of agility and grace amazing audiences with feats of wirewalking, trick-cycling, tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. The Peking Acrobats are an awe-inspiring theatrical experience guaranteed to please audiences of all ages.
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City of Pickering Family Day Event
February 19, 2018
$15 +hst per family. Purchase your family pass in advance and register for your activities. This is an interactive family event with a big focus on having fun together.
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Family Day at Spadina Museum
February 19, 2018
Come and enjoy a family-friendly tour where you will play games, and try cookie decorating in the historic kitchen - all set in this beautifully restored 1920s environment.
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Family Day at Todmorden Mills
February 19, 2018
Join us on Family Day for family crafts, tours of our historic homes and more!
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Family Day Canvas Challenge at Varley Art Gallery of Markham
February 19, 2018
Guided by an art educator, families will team up to experiment with a variety of materials to create their own mixed media canvases. Limited spots available for each time slot.
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Family Day at Historic Zion Schoolhouse
February 19, 2018
This Family Day head to the Historic Zion Schoolhouse to explore this rare, one-room schoolhouse in the heart of North Toronto and contribute to our book drive! Take a step back in time with schoolmistress Miss Coulson and learn how to write with a steel nib pen or on a slate. Enjoy storytelling, craft making and other activities all afternoon! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Free admission.
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More Family Day Events
Our Events Calendar is always updated so there may be more 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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