Family Day Events 2019




If you’re staying in town over the Family Day three-day weekend, get ready for lots of local fun for families right here in the GTA.

These special Family Day events are happening in and around the city...


Featured Events


HOTEL by Cirque Éloize​
February 15 and 16, 2019
For its 25th anniversary, Cirque Éloize once again presents a touching, poetic, one-of-a-kind creation – PERFECT for families! HOTEL is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Performances over Family Day weekend include: Friday, Feb 15, 7:30 PM - Saturday, Feb 16, 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Get 'ME + 3' family ticket with code: Family. More


Family Day Weekend at Playdium
February 15 to 18, 2019
Playdium is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical entertainment centre for energetic families. The 40,000 sq. ft. indoor complex features more than 200 high-tech attractions, rides and simulators. During your next visit check out our MaxFlight Roller Coaster Simulator or Laser Maze. Also check out dozens of NEW video and redemption games including SnoCross, Dark Escape 4D, Connect 4 and Big Buck Hunter HD! Spend the day playing on all the exciting games and attractions. Check out the Redemption Zone games and collect tickets, then visit Playdium’s exciting Redemption Store where you can redeem your tickets for plush toys, electronics and handheld games. Special hours during Family Day weekend: Friday - 1pm to 12am, Saturday - 10am to 12am, Sunday - 10am to 10pm, Monday - 10am to 10pm. More


Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
February 16 to 18, 2019
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

Family Spa Package at Glama Gal
February 16, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Not sure what to do on the Family Day Weekend? How about a family day at the spa? How about our Family Day Spa package, which is offered Feb 16th, 17th and 18th during Family Day weekend. This totally instagrammable and memorable package includes 4 Banana About You facials, 4 create your own spa bubbles or lotions,  4 mini manis, Family star wishes and create a DIY family memory journal.$185 plus h.s.t. for family of 4. Each additional family member is $44 each plus h.s.t. Select your closest location to book this fun family spa package. More


Kidapalooza Family Festival
February 16 to 18, 2019
Kidapalooza Family Festival will take place February 16-18, 2019 at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature ​activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows,  rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! The 2019 Event will feature a NEW layout, NEW Build It Zone activities, expanded play zones and a whole lot of fun! Special Meet & Greet with PJ Masks! More


Kids Fest Toronto
February 16 to 18, 2019
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


 

We Are All Treaty People​ at YPT
February 16 to 18, 2019
Young People's Theatre (YPT) is pleased to present We Are All Treaty People, created by the Artists of Making Treaty 7 and co-produced by Quest Theatre and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, on the Mainstage from February 11 to 22, 2019. Two children – one Indigenous, one white – are told by the Trickster they cannot be friends due to the terms of Alberta's Treaty 7. But the Trickster's words inspire them to prove him wrong. Using history, song, story, dance and puppetry, this inspiring production forges understanding between the citizens of Canada and Indigenous peoples. Performances during Family Day weekend at 2:30PM. More


Family Day at the AGO
February 18, 2019
It’s all about collage! Come dance, play and make art in a day of fun for the whole family. Cut, paste, assemble and embellish in an all-day collage party. Learn dance moves from the house dance crew FlowHer House Collective. Build readymade sculptures with strange objects, make a puzzle or create a zine with Broken Pencil. Sing your hearts out in our family karaoke lounge and sip on a colour changing drink, or add to a big rice krispie collage ball. Enjoy a family friendly tour of the Mickalene Thomas’ Femmes Noires exhibition or take a much needed break in our quiet space with soft toys and soothing music. More


Family Day Pass at Area51
February 18, 2019
Area 51 LaserTag – Planet Play welcomes you all to enjoy the ultimate in Laser tag action. Get the Family Day Pass for $20 + tax! Included are unlimited LaserTag missions and all day access into Orion’s Playground. Which means you can venture through Area 51 LaserTag arena as many times as you want, and play as long as you want on our multi-level indoor playground! This pass even allows you in and out privileges for the whole day! So buckle up, get pumped and experience what everyone is talking about! AREA51 Laser Tag has 14 different perks, 8 different game types! WE ARE! Heart Racing, Adrenaline pumping and NON-STOP ACTION! More


Family Day Magic Workshop at DaCosta Magic
February 18, 2019
This Family Day, DaCosta Magic will be holding a parent/child Workshop! Learn Magic With Household Items! Use promo code FAMILY19 and save 10%. Family Pass available. More 


Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame
February 18, 2019
Kids receive VIP status this Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame – they'll be greeted with a FREE GIFT, get to PLAY all day within five interactive zones, and can snap a PHOTO with HHOF mascot Slapshot, and of course the Stanley Cup. Cap off the visit with a FREE KIDS MEAL at The Bottom Line Restaurant, located next to the Hall of Fame's Spirit of Hockey Store. More


Family Day at Hub Climbing Mississauga
February 18, 2019
To celebrate the opening of our new location in Mississauga, try a climbing sampler and let our expert staff guide you! Includes 3 climbs, all your gear and a climbing instructor. All for $19 (regular $30.) Also available on weekends. First come first served. Offer only available at Mississauga location. More


Looking Glass Adventures
February 18, 2019
Welcome to Looking Glass Adventures, Danforth Avenue's only family-friendly escape game! See what all the hype is about! Participate in the growing trend of immersive and interactive games. Embark on your mission to unravel a story, explore, solve puzzles and experience a real live escape game challenge. Whether it's your first escape game or if you're a seasoned enthusiast, you'll find our game unique and entertaining. Celebrate Family with Looking Glass Adventures! Book one of our fun filled adventure styled escape rooms and stay for more fun and games! We'll be running free activities including a dance party, arts and crafts as well as family fun board game demos in our function room! More


More Family Day Events


GTA Home & Reno Show
February 15, 2019 to February 18, 2019
The GTA Home & Reno Show is perfect for DIYers, new homeowners or veteran homeowners looking to renovate. Grab the kids and head to The GTA Home & Reno Show for a Family Day event that everyone can enjoy. Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their own DIY skills with a Cape Creative Workshop. Run by Small Pond Arts, mini DIYers will have the chance to design personalized capes. From superheroes to princesses to mystical creatures, kids will go on imaginative adventures with their new toy and feel pride in creating their own DIY project. More

Family Fun at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
February 16, 2019
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

Family Day at Scenic Caves
February 16, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Enjoy outdoor family fun for all ages, all weekend long. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert, explore 27 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails (classic + skate) or 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe paths. Sat. Feb 16 and Sun. Feb 17, 2019 reserve a guided night snowshoe hike (for ages 10+). Families will love the Scavenger Hunt and wooden sculptures, Children’s Adventure Playground and roasting s’mores over an outdoor fire pit.  Relax at the Warm-up Café (Lookout Point) and the main cabin. Also available:  equipment rentals, wax hut, lessons, snack bar + gift shop. More

Family Fun Fest at Downsview Park
February 16 to 18, 2019
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

Family Day Weekend at Toronto Zoo
February 16, 2019 to February 18, 2019
Add some wild to your Family Day and bring your family to meet ours including the Western lowland gorillas, polar bears, orangutans and more. Meet some of our newest family members including Charlie, Penelope and Kiran. Take in one our daily Keeper Talks, Carnivore Feedings, visit our tropical pavilions or grab a hot chocolate and walk along our many scenic trails. More

Ontario Family Fishing Events
February 16, 2018 to February 18, 2019
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 16-18, 2019 (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! More

Family Day Fun Newmarket
February 18, 2019
Join us for a day of fun activities for Family Day, $2 per person for each activity. See website for times and details. Skating, swimming, gymnasium & track, fitness centre and drop-in activities. More

Family Day Weekend at Scarborough Museum
February 18, 2019
Toronto’s East end gets animated this Family Day! Pose for selfies with historic props, play family board games, build a snowman and join an ice cube scavenger hunt. Warm up by the bonfire while you roasted marshmallows and sample hot chocolate, potato soup and fresh bread. Free. More

WinterRouge
February 18, 2019
Come chill with us this coming Family Day at WinterRouge! Bundle up for a full day of FREE, family-friendly winter activities at Rouge National Urban Park. Through WinterRouge we will also be supporting the Great Backyard Bird Count, so dust off those binoculars if you have them or borrow a pair from us! More

Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 18, 2019
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening on Monday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. More

Family Day Fun at Bata Shoe Museum
February 18, 2019
Join us a the BSM on Family Day for ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed arts and craft activities as we celebrate this special day, meant to be spent with the ones you love! More

Family Day in the Children's Garden at Evergreen Brickworks
February 18, 2019
Join us on Family Day Monday as we share in our annual Stone Soup with warm food and storytelling. Bring your own vegetable to contribute to the soup and join our nature play animators in free play in the Children’s Garden. More

FREE Family Day at Kortright
February 18, 2019
Enjoy a nature-filled family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Families can snowshoe or hike (weather dependent) through the forest, enjoy hot chocolate and a snack at the fire, create with loose parts, build shelters, and more! Warm up inside our Visitor Centre and make a craft, explore furs and skulls, and say hello to the our reptile friends. More

Community Skate at Mattamy Athletic Centre
February 18, 2019
Bring your family & friends to the MAC for a free skate on Mattamy Home Ice. More

DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest
February 18, 2019
A first-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 at Canadian Automotive Museum
February 18, 2019
The Canadian Automotive Museum is the perfect place for families with young children to spend Family Day 2019. Crafts, activities, and guided tours will be available throughout the day and are included with admission. This year kids will be able to make their own snowman craft, take part in a scavenger hunt sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, and get their picture taken with Lightning McQueen. Special guest Steve Fisher from Balloons with a Twist will be making balloon animals for visitors between 10am and 3pm. More

Family Day at Fort York
February 18, 2019
There are no shortage of activities to celebrate Family Day. Come and have your face painted, dress up in period costume and experience unique interactive pop-up exhibitions, performances and crafts. Sip hot chocolate and devour roasted marshmallows in a magical authentic historical environment. Make sure to bring your skates – The Bentway at Fort York public skating trail is open until 9 pm! Free admission. More

Power Kids: Free Kids Activities
February 18, 2019
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. Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant. February 18 - Extraordinary Realms: Join us on Family Day to explore drawing and collage. In this workshop, participants will decorate a mini 3D-globe depicting their own imaginary world. More

Family Day Canvas Challenge at Varley Art Gallery of Markham
February 18, 2019
Families are invited to create their own canvas creation to take home in this fun, educational and interactive program experience! Guided by an experienced art educator, families will be challenged to create works inspired by paintings in our permanent collection. More

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! You can also get a list of other Events taking place during Family Day Weekend here.

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