Family Day 2021

With pandemic lockdowns likely still in effect, there will be a limited number of events happening for Family Day long weekend this year. Fear not, we've hunted down a few events that will be taking place virtually. As well, we have plenty of activities that families can do at home, or outdoors close to home.

While Family Day may be a leisurely day off from work and school, it’s meant to be an opportunity to reflect on the importance of spending quality time together as a family, and feeling gratitude for the deep bonds and connections we share with one another.

Read on for other ideas to make your own family fun! 


Free Family Day Salsa Class

  • Thursday, February 11th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Alive Montessori & Private School (Online)
  • Free

Alive Montessori presents a Free Family Day Salsa Class Fiesta. Get active with the whole family with a qualified Salsa teacher and celebrate Family Day with us! All ages welcome! Get your Free ticket online. More

Cartooning Party! Drawing Family Caricatures

  • Saturday, February 13th, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Join us LIVE on YouTube for art activities in painting and cartooning with our teachers Arruniya and Fei. Get your painting shirts on, sharpen your pencils and create with us! Winged Canvas is turning 7 on February 13. Our theme for this event is Love & Family! More

Paint Party! Painting Colourful Paris

  • Saturday, February 13th, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Join us LIVE on YouTube for art activities in painting and cartooning with our teachers Arruniya and Fei. Get your painting shirts on, sharpen your pencils and create with us! Winged Canvas is turning 7 on February 13. Our theme for this event is Love & Family! More

Kids Corner Live @ The Legislative Assembly of Ontario

  • Saturday, February 13th, 2021 @ 10:00 am and @1 pm
  • Online
  • Free

A 60 minutes of interactive fun program to virtually explore Ontario's Legislative Building. Learn how provincial parliament works, see where laws are passed for the province of Ontario, participate in a debate, games and much more. For ages 6 to 12. More

Go Ice Fishing with your family!

  • February 13 to 15, 2021
  • In-person
  • Free

It's free to go fishing with your family during the Ontario Family Fishing Events, from February 13 to 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19, most public events such as derbies will not run this year. You are encouraged to fish with your family and submit your “family event” to receive a free fishing package. More

Virtual Family Day Magical Experience!

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021
  • Online
  • $30 per Zoom link

Enjoy a 30 minute magic show performed by DaCosta Magic’s Phil DaCosta, followed by a 30 minute magic workshop. Three magic experience times to choose from: 10:30AM, 1:30PM, 4:30PM. More

Family Day Fun with Chris McKhool & Friends!

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021 @ 11:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

Looking for something to do with the kids on Monday Feb 15? Start your Family Day off with a bang! Come have a dance lesson with Tamar, learn to cook in time for Pancake Tuesday, learn drums with Chendy Leon, experience ukulele with Drew Birston, and sing along with Chris McKhool, David Laronde, and Kevin Closs! More

Family Day Giant Drawings Party At AGO

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • AGO - Online
  • Free

All families are invited to a virtual drop-in drawing and collage party on Family Day, inspired by the new exhibition of Shuvinai Ashoona’s large-scale drawings. More

Family Day Fun With The City Of Mississauga

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021 — all day
  • Online + Outdoors
  • Free

The City of Mississauga is hosting a number of family-friendly activities this upcoming Family Day weekend to enjoy with your household. They're also sharing a few ways to safely enjoy the outdoors. More

Ajax Winterfest - Virtual Frosty Fun

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Celebrate winter with the Town of Ajax and Ajax Public Library on Monday, February 15 at 2 p.m. for Winterfest - Virtual Frosty Fun! Gather around and watch as WonderPhil ‘magically’ entertains you and Fire Guy Glow lights up your screens with an exciting LED performance. In between, sit back and enjoy the incredible music of talented youth artist Avery Raquel, who is sure to warm up your soul. More

Power Kids - Family Day: Family Symbols

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

In this art-making activity, families will use cardboard, paper, paint, and markers to create symbols that represent their family. More

2021 Family Day Virtual Scavenger Hunt

  • Monday, February 15th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • VIRTUAL EVENT (Using App on Mobile Device)
  • $40

Looking for something totally fun to do on Family Day? Look no further! Your family / household will form a team and compete against other participants in 5 hours of fantastic challenges - money raised is in support of the Burlington Food Bank. More

Check back! This page will be updated as new events are posted.


Explore your Family!

Spend some time to reflect and discuss what makes your family special. Go through old photo albums. Zoom in grand-parents ― they might have some great albums or stories to share about your family's history. Dig up family or baby videos, or watch fun past trips or vacations. Have you ever created a family tree with the kids? This would be a great opportunity to start one. Research your family online.

Do the Usual Winter Outdoor Activities

Find some family fun in your neck of the woods: build a snowman, go skating or sledding, or go on a winter hike. There won't be any Winter Festivals this year so make your own!

Play Outdoors with these Fun Activities

Don’t let a little cold weather keep you cooped up! With many indoor spaces closed right now, it's time to find fun new ways for kids to safely play outside. We've got 30 ideas. More

Snow Much Fun!

During a long cold Winter, kids will get antsy, even irritable, if they can’t find things to do. Here's the ultimate list of ‘must-do’ Winter fun to warm up to the season's chill. More

Make Hot Cocoa

After some outdoor Winter Fun, make a special cup of hot cocoa for the kids. These recipes are out of this world ― and perfect for a special long weekend! More

10 Fun at Home Activities for When It’s Too Cold to Play Outside

Here are 10 things to do indoors to keep the brood busy. These are perfect activities for Family Day Weekend if you choose to stay indoors! More

Explore Toronto's Ravines with Evergreen's Free Activity Book

For families looking to spend more and more time together outdoors, why not explore Toronto's Ravine System? Evergreen, a national not-for-profit dedicated to making cities flourish has published a Ravine Play Activity Book that offers a range of activities for children to do when you're out exploring. More

Make Breakfast in Bed!

What's a long weekend without a leisurely breakfast in bed. Think French Toast! We've borrowed this post from Mother's Day but these decadent French Toast recipes will be enjoyed by the entire family! More

100 Activities for a Rainy Day

More fun things you can do at home with the family when you're stuck indoors. More

Celebrate Valentine's Day!

Family Day long weekend overlaps with Valentine's Day. Check out our All Things Valentine's Page for lots of ideas, activities and inspiration. More

Kids Crafts

Have a fun afternoon of crafting, where everyone makes something. Browse our Kids Crafts section to find creative ideas, science experiments and projects for kids. More

Family Kitchen

Browse our Family Kitchen section to find all kinds of kid-friendly recipes and cute foods for kids. Have the kids pick something out and make a special dinner. More

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