Weekend Fun Guide (March 20-22 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Hello Spring

It is officially spring, and although there may still be traces of snow on the ground, spring means it’s Maple Syrup time in Ontario!  This weekend there are so many maple syrup themed events taking place.  You can also check out upcoming and ongoing events here.  Nothing says Canadian family fun like maple syrup eh?

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You can always take advantage of what we hope is the last bit of snow we will see this winter by going  skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family or check out one of the events below.

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend…. 

Buckhorn

Maplefest @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you’re looking for this spring, McLean’s Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival!

Cambridge

BugFeast @Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory – Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! Come sample real insects like beetle larvae, crickets, and this year we are baking with insect protein powder! We’ll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples all aligned with this year’s theme of HONEY!  Samples are FREE with paid admission. Are you brave enough to eat a bug?

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Haliburton Highlands

Maple Festival – Come and taste spring at the museum! Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way over a wood fire using our 115 year old sap kettle! We’ll have lots of tasty samples and treats, as well as fun contests and kids’ crafts and activities!

London

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2015 season!

Oakville

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.  We make our own Fresh Maple Sugar and Maple Taffy!

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Toronto

National Home Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Offering you inspiration for your home and landscaping projects.  With over 750 exhibitors showcasing their best and newest products and services – you won’t want to miss all the great opportunities they have to offer you and your home.

Wizard World Fun Park @ Better Living Centre (Runs Sunday through March Break) –  Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. We are thrilled to be back for our 12th year offering families quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more!

Comicon – TORONTO COMICON as presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ has now grown to become a spectacular 3 day event!  Located in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on spring’s #1 community event in Toronto!

Canada Blooms @ Direct Energy Centre – Explore over six acres of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance designed by Canada’s best landscaping talents. Choose from and enjoy over 200 hours of gardening demonstrations and talks where local, national and international experts share their wealth of knowledge and passion for horticulture.

Windsor

March Break Madness at Colasanti’s – Enjoy discount pricing on All Day Ride Passes during March Break, beginning Saturday March 14 and ending on Sunday March 22. Passes for children are $14.99 plus tax (unlimited mini golf, zoo, bumper cars, inflatable, kiddie rides, and Miner Mike coaster ride – height restrictions apply), and passes for adults are $11.99 plus tax (unlimited bumper cars, Miner Mike coaster ride, mini golf and zoo).

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide (March 13-15 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

With March Break upon us this week, there are so many options to get out and have fun with the family.  Maple Syrup Festivals are in full swing and the weather is perfect for some skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family or check out one of the events below

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Check out our list of Maple Syrup Festivals you can attend for some tasty fun with the family!!!

March Break

Free & Frugal March Break Fun Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Tuesday!  While you enjoy some green beer, why not have the kids make some themed crafts or bake some goodies

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Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend…. 

Buckhorn

Maplefest @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you’re looking for this spring, McLean’s Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival!

Cambridge

BugFeast @Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory – Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! Come sample real insects like beetle larvae, crickets, and this year we are baking with insect protein powder! We’ll tempt you with 3 bugtastic food samples all aligned with this year’s theme of HONEY!  Samples are FREE with paid admission. Are you brave enough to eat a bug?

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Haliburton Highlands

Maple Festival – Come and taste spring at the museum! Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way over a wood fire using our 115 year old sap kettle! We’ll have lots of tasty samples and treats, as well as fun contests and kids’ crafts and activities!

Listowel

Paddyfest 2015 – Entertainment for the whole family.  Event highlights include: Sno-Pitch Tournament, Curling Bonspiel, Dinner and Yuk Yuk’s Show, Several Concerts and Dances, Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt, Children’s Concerts, Public Skating.  Check out the website for a full calendar of events

London

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2015 season!

Oakville

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.  We make our own Fresh Maple Sugar and Maple Taffy!

Ottawa

St. Patrick’s Parade and Grand Irish Party – Celebrate the Irish with this parade starting at 11:00am

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Simcoe

Norfolk Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show – The great outdoors moves indoors for two days at the “Norfolk Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show” in Simcoe, in the heart of Ontario’s South Coast.  Spring Break 2015! Want a great way to kick it off? Come on out to the 13th Annual Norfolk Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show taking place March 14th & 15th. Located at the Aud, on the Norfolk County Fairgrounds.

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Toronto

St. Patrick’ Day Parade – Sunday starting at noon from Bloor and St. George

National Home Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Offering you inspiration for your home and landscaping projects.  With over 750 exhibitors showcasing their best and newest products and services – you won’t want to miss all the great opportunities they have to offer you and your home.

Wizard World Fun Park @ Better Living Centre (Runs Sunday through March Break) –  Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. We are thrilled to be back for our 12th year offering families quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more!

Comicon – TORONTO COMICON as presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ has now grown to become a spectacular 3 day event!  Located in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on spring’s #1 community event in Toronto!

Canada Blooms @ Direct Energy Centre – Explore over six acres of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance designed by Canada’s best landscaping talents. Choose from and enjoy over 200 hours of gardening demonstrations and talks where local, national and international experts share their wealth of knowledge and passion for horticulture.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Welland

St. Patrick’s Day Special @ Welland Market Square – Dress your best in shamrock green! Enjoy some family time with children’s arts and crafts, face painting, a Monster Mural, and a green egg toss with prizes to be won! Irish dance performance starting at 10am.

Windsor

March Break Madness at Colasanti’s – Enjoy discount pricing on All Day Ride Passes during March Break, beginning Saturday March 8 and ending on Sunday March 16. Passes for children are $14.99 plus tax (unlimited mini golf, zoo, bumper cars, inflatable, kiddie rides, and Miner Mike coaster ride – height restrictions apply), and passes for adults are $11.99 plus tax (unlimited bumper cars, Miner Mike coaster ride, mini golf and zoo).

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide (March 6-8 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

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There are lots of family fun things taking place this weekend that you can check out.  With lots of snow still on the ground it is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family.  Whatever you do, have fun and keep safe!

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Check out our list of Maple Syrup Festivals you can attend for some tasty fun with the family!!!

Get out and create some great family memories this weekend!

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Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

Snowtubing

Snow tubing in Ontario

Tobogganing hills in ontario

Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend…. 

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Elliot Lake

Winterfest – Each winter, the City of Elliot Lake, Mt. Dufour Ski Area and many community organizations partner to bring us Winterfest.  The extended weekend features events and activities for families and adults throughout the community.  We encourage all residents and visitors to get out to as many events as possible and experience winter at its finest in this great setting we call home.

Elora

Ice Jam – Ice Jam, presented by Riverfest Elora is the town’s winter celebration of music, food, community and art. The concert will be headlined by the Arkells.

Hamilton

The Greater Hamilton Home & Garden Show – Showcasing the latest products for home and garden under one roof at Players Paradise Sports Complex. Check out hundreds of top local businesses specializing in home improvements, renovation, design, outdoor living and gardening.

London

Farm Show – The London Farm Show at the Western Fair District is now in its 77th year and features over 275,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 360 exhibitors. As the Largest Indoor Spring Farm Show in Eastern Canada it continue to provide companies an opportunity to display big brand equipment, provide insightful speaker programs and showcase the latest products and services in agriculture.

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2014 season!

Oakville

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.  We make our own Fresh Maple Sugar and Maple Taffy!

Owen Sound

Annual Maple Syrup Festival – Visit the 13th Annual Maple Sugar at Saint Dominic School with family &  friends for an organic breakfast , a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, maple snow taffy, snow shoeing. Shop at the vendors on location selling unique items. Finnaly, participatein activites from M’Wikwedong and the Metis Nation of Ontario! There will be door prizes.

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Stratford 

Garden Festival – Take your garden dreams a step closer to reality as you gather ideas from display gardens, listen to innovative speakers, and shop the garden marketplace for the latest trends in Stratford.

Toronto

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (Feb 28 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide (February 20-21 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Another wintery weekend is upon us so we might as well make the best of it while the snow lasts.  There are a few winter festivals taking place in local towns or you can make your own family fun this weekend by going skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing!!

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Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

Snowtubing

Snow tubing in Ontario

Tobogganing hills in ontario

Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.99 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend …

Gravenhurst

Winter Carnival – The 2015 Gravenhurst Winter Carnival is our 45th annual action packed weekend full of fabulous winter fun. This longstanding Gravenhurst tradition celebrates all that our community has to offer, and features super-fun events including Snowmobile Radar Runs, Kids Events, Skokie’s Pizza and Birthday Parties, Polar Bear Dip, Pancake Breakfast, Demolition Derby, Live Entertainment and so much more!

Kapuskasing

Winter Carnival – The Kapuskasing Winter Carnival consists of events and activities including kids activities, skating activities, evening dances, breakfasts & suppers, kid’s carnival and fireworks. Get out and enjoy some fun activities with friends and family

Kirkland Lake

Winter Carnival – Live Concerts, Stars of Pop. Fish Derby, Kids Events, Mens Hockey Tournament, Snowmobile Poker Run, Kabaret, Queen Pageant, Ice Show, Skating Party.

London

Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show – The London Boat, Fishing and Outdoor Show is the premier regional show in Canada, setting the standard to which other shows strive to achieve. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to take advantage of great boat show deals. While you are at the show you can see boats from small to large, every type of tackle and pole as well as just about any product associated with you outdoor leisure time.

Ottawa

Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen’s Show – If your idea of the perfect summer is being on or near water and spending quality time with friends and family in the great outdoors, a visit to the Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show will set you up with all the gear you need, destinations to explore and exciting things to experience that are readily available in the Capital Region. Whether your favorite leisure activity is boating, fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or any other type of outdoor recreational pursuit, The Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show offers one stop shopping for the latest gear and information on where to go and what to do to make this your best summer yet.

Port Rowan

Winter Fun Day – Get outdoors and spend a fun-filled afternoon with your family at Backus.   Stop by the Conservation Education Centre for some SNOW activities, crafts, and a guided hike.  Take the opportunity to strap on a pair of snowshoes and learn the basics.  Small group guided snowshoe walk at 1:30 and 2:30 pm or borrow a pair of snowshoes and try to manoeuver through an obstacle course.  Afterwards, sit by the campfire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.

Toronto

Our Kids Camp Expo @ Roy Thompson Hall – For families looking to find summer activities for their children, this is an event not to be missed.  Meet the leading day and overnight camps from Ontario and Quebec and choose from camps that focus on: arts, sports, education, special needs or an all around traditional experience.  Bring the kids, lots of fun activities for them to do.

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest – Celebrate winter in the city at Bloor-Yorkville’s 10th annual Icefest!  Toronto’s premier cultural district will celebrate this landmark year by transforming into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy.   This year, Bloor-Yorkville will be bringing the past back to life in ice with a “Frozen in Time” ancient Egyptian-inspired showcase of striking carvings. From King Tut, to two Pharaohs, an Anubis, an Iris with a Clock and Egyptian Gods, crafted from an astonishing 20,000 lbs. of ice.

Outdoor Adventure Show @ International Centre – Explore Canada’s largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations! See canoe & kayak experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool, watch scuba demos in the Dive Tank, climb the Rock Wall or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, running, water or mountain sports at over 300 exhibits!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide – Family Day Weekend 2015

Weekend Fun Guide

Fun abounds this weekend across Ontario with Winter Festivals, Snowfests and lots of family day activities.  We’ve got you covered with what to do for family fun this weekend.

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Family Day… A day to put the craziness of life aside and enjoy good quality family time.  You can spend the day at home playing board games, baking together and reading stories or you can get out of the house and find something fun to do.  You can go Bowling, SkiingSnowshoeingSnow tubinghiking, see a movie, or even just go for a walk.  It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are all together!  We’ve got some great suggestions for you if you want to get out of the house.

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RBC Family Skate

Pleasure skaters, hockey players and first-timers alike are invited to bundle up, lace up and come out for a spin on the ice. It’s fun for the whole family.

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Every Saturday, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.99.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend and Family Day …

Aurora 

Arctic Adventure – On Family Day, Monday, February 16, join family, friends and neighbours at the Town of Aurora’s Arctic Adventure event happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets.   Choose from a host of family activities, including: Professional Ice Carving, Outdoor Winter Games, Snow tubing, ice fishing, snow shoeing, Live Entertainment, Arctic Golf​ and much more!​

Barrie 

Family Day @ Simcoe County Museum – Bundle up and take to the hills for the Simcoe County Museum’s 4th Annual Family Day snowshoeing and tobogganing extravaganza.

Baysville

Winterfest – Come and celebrate winter in Baysville during Sunday and Monday of Family Day weekend with free activities for your family.  The fun includes a figure skating exhibition, free skating, hockey game, lots of snow crafts and activities, chill cook off and more.

Brantford

Frosty Fest – Join us Family Day Weekend as Freedom House presents Brantford’s Winter Carnival Frosty Fest in Harmony Square. This annual winter celebration sees the return of the popular ice carving, horse-drawn trolly rides, a street midway, snowy taffy and a pancake breakfast on Monday morning. Make lots of holiday weekend memories for years to come.

Brockville

Front of Yonge Winter Festival – Family fun for everyone! Winter festival with a beautiful fireworks display, free outdoor family skate night, games, horse drawn wagon rides, hockey tournament, hot chocolate, food vendors and more

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Live DJ at the outdoor rink, Interactive Ice Sculptures, Horse-drawn wagon rides downtown, Ice Carving demonstrations, Giant Ice Throne and Tic Tac Toe board, Movie – Disney’s Frozen, Free Hot Chocolate, Cookie Decorating and more!

Dundas

Braden’s Hot Chocolate Festival – This community event focuses on family- fun, active living, and the value of nature. Braden’s Hot Chocolate Festival will feature live entertainment, activities, outdoor winter fun, and mapped trails to explore, all to demonstrate the value of preserving the environment and the importance of our conservation areas.

Dwight

Winter Carnival – The 45th Annual Dwight Winter Carnival starts Friday, February 13th and runs through Sunday February 15th. The Carnival has activities and attractions for everyone and is offering three days of activities with the main highlights being Fleming Logger Sports Demonstrations (as seen on The Rick Mercer Report), Body Zorbs, Sleigh Ride, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Show, Snowmobile Radar Run with NBSSR, home of the fastest snowmobiles and so much more.

Haliburton

Frostfest – Dress with your most comfy winter clothes and come out to Head Lake with the whole family and friends and check out a full day of outside fun and recreation in Haliburton Village consisting of a Pancake Breakfast, Horse Drawn Wagon, Dog Sleds, Polar Bear Challenge, Snowshoes, Broom ball, BBQ, Ice Fishing, Maple Snow Taffy, Crafts for Kids, Ponies, Art Attack, Skating and much more.

Hamilton

Kidsfest @ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Kids-Fest is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the kiddies. Central Ontario’s largest indoor inflatable show. Bounce, laugh, play and run on some of North America’s largest inflatables and over 40,000 sq. ft. of warplane exhibits. There are also stage shows.  During the show, for a little extra, have your child’s face painted and shop at the market place. There’s a Sand Art Workshop.

Honey Harbour

Winterfest @ Honey Harbour Park – A fabulous Georgian Shore Lunch of deep-fried fish, french fries, beans, chili, coleslaw, hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and coffee. Fun for the kids, dog sled rides and 50/50 raffle.

Kingston 

Family Day at Teddy Bear Hospital – Back by popular demand! Bring your teddy bear to the Museum of Health Care this Family Day! Our doctors and nurses will treat your teddy’s bumps, lumps, and bruises! Including storytime, snacks, and a hands-on craft activity. For ages 3-8, with adult accompaniment. Pre-registration required.

Kirkland Lake

Winter Carnival – Live Concerts, Stars of Pop. Fish Derby, Kids Events, Mens Hockey Tournament, Snowmobile Poker Run, Kabaret, Queen Pageant, Ice Show, Skating Party.

London

Winter Village Family Fun Day – Visit the Museum of Ontario Archaeology for fun family winter activities!  Dog sledding*, storytelling in the longhouse with Nina, traditional snowsnake throwing, snowshoeing, Inuit games, kids craft and more! Enjoy traditional Indigenous foods in our café provided by Wild Diner, First Nations Catering. Don’t miss our feature exhibit on Winter Archaeology and ask an archaeologist to identify your artifacts.

Milton

Family Day Fun – Celebrate Family Day by participating in family-friendly activities at Town of Milton facilities, including swimming, skating, fitness, sports and more. A number of these activities are being offered free of charge; thank you to the sponsors whose generosity made this possible!

Celebrate the Official Opening of the Mattamy National Cycling Centre! – Watch track cycling demonstrations, join in for family sports and fitness classes and have a guided tour of the new recreation facility. The first 1,000 visitors will receive a free water bottle!

Ottawa

Annual Family Day Winter Carnival @Pushman Park – Tell your neighbours! Bring your friends! There will be tons of fun including: Horse pulled sleigh rides, Skating and hockey competitions, Games and activities in the snow, Chili cook off, Bonfire sing-a-long and hot chocolate and coffee

Family Day on the Farm @ Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through animals, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on demonstrations, and delicious foods.

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Penetanguishene

Winterama –  A celebration of Canadian seasonality, Winterama is an opportunity to renew an interest in outdoor activities including helicopter rides, hockey, animals, live entertainment, snow sculpture competition, food and more!

Pickering

Family Day – Get your Family Day PASSPORTS. $15 per family, on sale now at Pickering Recreation Complex. Too many activities to list her but there’s swimming, skating, arts & crafts and fitness to name a few…

Port Colborne

Sportsfest – It is a city-wide, family-friendly, community Festival of Sports event that attracts participants from across Niagara, with proceeds donated to various charities.  The Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament, indoor volleyball, family skating, ball hockey, and trivia  are just some of the events that are traditionally offered to the public.

Ripley

Winter Carnival – A fun filled family day of winter activities, starting off with a Pancake Breakfast, many hockey games to watch, horse drawn sleigh rides, hockey skills and ice painting

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Toronto

Kidsfest @ International Centre – Toronto Kids-Fest is Canada’s Largest Indoor Inflatable Show, Bounce, laugh, play, run and scream in 60,000+ sq. ft. of some of North America’s largest indoor inflatables. Enjoy one of our stage shows. For a little extra, have your face painted or Shop in our vendor’s market place!. A Family Fun Fest.

Family Day Weekend Funfest @ Downsview Park – Over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park is transformed 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.

For The Love Of Family @ Toronto Zoo – Looking for some family adventure this Family Day Weekend? Why not head over to the Toronto Zoo and visit with some of our family including polar bear siblings Aurora and Nikita, western lowland gorilla Dad Charles and his newest addition Nneka, Mstari and her mom Twiga in the new indoor giraffe viewing house and more! Family fun activities, including special valentine crafts on the Saturday, will take place from 10am to 3pm in the Conservation Connection Centre (CCC). The winter is a beautiful time to visit the Toronto Zoo with its scenic walking trails, indoor pavilions, keeper talks, animal encounters and over 5,000 animals that amaze and delight. 50% OFF CHILD ADMISSION.  CLICK HERE to download and print your “For The Love Of Family” coupon*

CN Tower – The CN Tower offers an adventure at every level this Family Day Weekend. We are pleased to present NEW Family Pass pricing – $99!* Save up to 23%!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Wasaga Beach

Snowman Mania – participate in the vast selection of events that are taking place throughout Town during the four day festival. Events include story time, crafts, snow slide building, ball hockey, snowman contest, snow sculptures and more!

Waterloo

Winterloo – For 12 years, Winterloo has delighted families with its great outdoor and indoor events. We have everyone’s favourite winter activities – Dog Sled Rides, Ice Sculpting, great Art Activities at the Button Factory, free Public Skating, free Family Movies, and a great Chili Cook-off featuring some of Waterloo’s top eateries… there’s something for everyone!

Woodbridge

Family Day @ Kortright Centre – Get outdoors and bring the whole family to Kortright this Family Day weekend. Enjoy nature hikes, snowshoeing*, toboganning*, kick-sledding*, face-painting, family crafts and activities, and hot chocolate by the campfire. Bring your skates and enjoy a skate* on our ice rink.  Showshoes, kick-sleds and crazy carpets will be provided.  Admission is FREE for kids 15 and under.

Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide (March 21-23 2014)

Weekend Fun Guide Family Events in Ontario

Hello Spring

It is officially spring, and although there may still be snow on the ground, spring means it’s Maple Syrup time in Ontario!  This weekend there are so many maple syrup themed events taking place.  You can also check out upcoming and ongoing events here.  Nothing says Canadian family fun like maple syrup eh?

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You can always take advantage of what we hope is the last bit of snow we will see this winter by going skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family or check out one of the events below.

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Want to stay warm inside?  Why not check out a movie at participating Cineplex theatres!  Every Saturday  they have Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Find out what’s playing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend….

Buckhorn

Maplefest @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you’re looking for this spring, McLean’s Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival!

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – ee how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Edwards

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 7th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

Kawarthas

Presqu’ile Waterfowl Weekends – Come & experience the phenomenon of spring migration! See Up to 10,000 birds of 25 species can seen! Learn from volunteer naturalists with telescopes, & enjoy family-friendly kids

Kingston

Maple Madness @ Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (March 9th – 30th) – March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Take a tractor-drawn wagon back to our sugar bush to see how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how we make it now. Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup and buy some maple syrup or sugar to take home. The sugar bush is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the Maple Madness program. Be sure to check out some of our special activities like puppet shows, sugar bush demonstrations and Olde Thyme Sugar Bush Chores

London

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2014 season!

Oakville

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.  We make our own Fresh Maple Sugar and Maple Taffy!

Orillia

Tap Into Maple – A unique family adventure all about MAPLE in Ontario’s Lake Country from March 1st – May 31st. Located in Central Ontario and only a short drive from the GTA, Ontario’s Lake Country and Springwater are the perfect place for maple trees, and celebrating all things maple. Some of the local maple syrup producers have been harvesting the sap for over 100 years.  Local residents and visitors are encouraged to experience all things maple this spring on what just might be the sweetest route through one of the prettiest parts of the province.

Ottawa

Home and Garden Show @Ernst & Young Centre – Planning for some home renovations, need ideas to spruce up your home or can’t wait to get gardening?  You need to visit the Home and Garden Show.

Prince Edward County

Maple in the Country (March 21-23) – It’s time to celebrate the first harvest of the spring in Prince Edward County – MAPLE SYRUP! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled weekend full of pancake breakfasts, maple syrup demonstrations, lumberjack shows, petting zoos, live music, and more.

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 1 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Toronto

National Home Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Offering you inspiration for your home and landscaping projects.  With over 750 exhibitors showcasing their best and newest products and services – you won’t want to miss all the great opportunities they have to offer you and your home.

Wiarton

Maple Magic in Georgian Bluffs – Maple Magic is fun for the whole family! Join us to play in the snow, Learn about how to Make Maple syrup, Enjoy a great hot fresh pancake breakfast ($5-$10) Visit the Elk on specially guided tours at 10am and 12pm. and meet our Walmart Elk Dot and Lily.  Also join more fun participate in the Tap Line Maze: Log Sawing Competition, Willie Bush Walk and find the Black Holes

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 1 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

 

Weekend Fun Guide (March 14-16 2014)

Weekend Fun Guide Family Events in Ontario

March Break is coming to an end and although you may be thinking you’ve already had too much fun this week, there is still so much going on this weekend.  Maple Syrup Festivals are in full swing, the weather is perfect for some skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family or check out one of the events below

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Check out our list of Maple Syrup Festivals you can attend for some tasty fun with the family!!!

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St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Monday!  While you enjoy some green beer, why not have the kids make some themed crafts

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Don’t forget that every Saturday, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend…. 

Buckhorn

Maplefest @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you’re looking for this spring, McLean’s Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival!

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – ee how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes begin with an introductory video and snowshoeing lesson followed by a guided hike through the winter woodlands. The evening will end as any good winter outing should – fireside with some tasty hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast! Pre-registration required, click here for tickets! 

Snow Flakes and Snow Snakes @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Celebrate the magic of Canada’s most unique season at Crawford Lake’s Snowflakes and Snow Snakes event.  Event activities include: legends in the longhouse, snowshoeing and snow snake (a traditional Iroquoian winter game) demonstrations, marshmallow roasts, craft making and much more!

Haliburton Highlands

Maple Festival – Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way using our own maple trees and our 110-year-old syrup kettle. Make sure to sample the syrup and try the maple taffy! On Friday, We’ll also have crafts and activities for kids, as well as fun and exciting contests.

Hamilton

Wizard World Fun Park @ Careport Centre – Wizard World Fun Park is Hamilton’s ultimate March Break destination. We are excited to be back for our 3rd year bringing fun to families at the Careport Centre, Hamilton.  Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 rides and inflatables, a little tot’s area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and more!

Kawarthas

Presqu’ile Waterfowl Weekends – Come & experience the phenomenon of spring migration! See Up to 10,000 birds of 25 species can seen! Learn from volunteer naturalists with telescopes, & enjoy family-friendly kids

Listowel

Paddyfest 2014 – Entertainment for the whole family.  Event highlights include: Sno-Pitch Tournament, Curling Bonspiel, Dinner and Yuk Yuk’s Show, Several Concerts and Dances, Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt, Children’s Concerts, Public Skating.  Check out the website for a full calendar of events

London

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2014 season!

Oakville

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.  We make our own Fresh Maple Sugar and Maple Taffy!

Ottawa

32nd St. Patrick’s Parade and Grand Irish Party – Celebrate the Irish with this parade starting at 11:00am

Barnyard Break @ Canada Agriculture Museum – The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum launches a new spring season with its annual A Fascinating Barnyard March Break Foodology. On this occasion visitors can take in a wide variety of demonstrations from Bread Chemistry, toEggsperiments to Taffy-ology: The Science of Maple Taffy Making. Additionally, children can get creative and keep themselves busy with a maple-themed craft. So come for a fascinating experience at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum this March Break!

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 1 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Toronto

St. Patrick’ Day Parade – Sunday starting at noon from Bloor and St. George

National Home Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Offering you inspiration for your home and landscaping projects.  With over 750 exhibitors showcasing their best and newest products and services – you won’t want to miss all the great opportunities they have to offer you and your home.

Wizard World Fun Park @ Better Living Centre (Runs Sunday through March Break) –  Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. We are thrilled to be back for our 11th year offering families quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Welland

St. Patrick’s Day Special @ Welland Market Square – Dress your best in shamrock green! Enjoy some family time with children’s arts and crafts, face painting, a Monster Mural, and a green egg toss with prizes to be won! Irish dance performance starting at 10am.

Windsor

March Break Madness at Colasanti’s – Enjoy discount pricing on All Day Ride Passes during March Break, beginning Saturday March 8 and ending on Sunday March 16. Passes for children are $13.99 plus tax (unlimited mini golf, zoo, bumper cars, inflatable, kiddie rides, and Miner Mike coaster ride – height restrictions apply), and passes for adults are $10.99 plus tax (unlimited bumper cars, Miner Mike coaster ride, mini golf and zoo).

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 1 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

 

 

Weekend Fun Guide (March 7 – 9 2014)

Weekend Fun Guide Family Events in Ontario

There are lots of family fun things taking place this weekend that you can check out.  With snow still on the ground it is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family over March Break.  Whatever you do, have fun and keep safe!

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Check out our list of Maple Syrup Festivals you can attend for some tasty fun with the family!!!

Around Town this Weekend…. 

Campbellville

Maple Town @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – ee how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area –Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes begin with an introductory video and snowshoeing lesson followed by a guided hike through the winter woodlands. The evening will end as any good winter outing should – fireside with some tasty hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast! Pre-registration required, click here for tickets! 

Snow Flakes and Snow Snakes @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Celebrate the magic of Canada’s most unique season at Crawford Lake’s Snowflakes and Snow Snakes event.  Event activities include: legends in the longhouse, snowshoeing and snow snake (a traditional Iroquoian winter game) demonstrations, marshmallow roasts, craft making and much more!

Hamilton

Wizard World Fun Park @ Careport Centre – Wizard World Fun Park is Hamilton’s ultimate March Break destination. We are excited to be back for our 3rd year bringing fun to families at the Careport Centre, Hamilton.  Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 rides and inflatables, a little tot’s area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and more!

London

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush – Enjoy the guided tours, hayrides, demonstrations, displays and brochures.  Buy fresh maple syrup and other maple products, and visit the sugar shack and Pancake Pavilion for delicious pancakes, sausages and pure maple syrup.  Come and see the improvement made for the 2014 season!

Oakville

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.  We make our own Fresh Maple Sugar and Maple Taffy!

Ottawa

Barnyard Break @ Canada Agriculture Museum – The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum launches a new spring season with its annual A Fascinating Barnyard March Break Foodology. On this occasion visitors can take in a wide variety of demonstrations from Bread Chemistry, toEggsperiments to Taffy-ology: The Science of Maple Taffy Making. Additionally, children can get creative and keep themselves busy with a maple-themed craft. So come for a fascinating experience at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum this March Break!

Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Simcoe

Norfolk Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show – The great outdoors moves indoors for two days at the “Norfolk Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show” in Simcoe, in the heart of Ontario’s South Coast. This two-day event is the kick-off to Spring Break :)  Come celebrate nature. See wildlife up close and experience fascinating nature shows. The Wildlife Festival offers outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see nature at its best. Families and children of all ages can participate in many fun and educational hands-on activities, demonstrations and browse through a variety of exhibits.

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 1 – April 6) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Toronto

Wizard World Fun Park @ Better Living Centre (Runs Sunday through March Break) –  Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. We are thrilled to be back for our 11th year offering families quality entertainment at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more!

Comicon – TORONTO COMICON as presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™ has now grown to become a spectacular 3 day event!  Located in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the show will be boasting unique exhibitors, presentations, workshops and many celebrity guests. Don’t miss out on spring’s #1 community event in Toronto!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 1 – April 6) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide (February 21-23 2014)

Weekend Fun Guide Family Events in Ontario

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Another winter weekend is almost upon us.  What are you going to do for some family fun?  There are some Winter Festivals taking place as well as shows to get into the mood for summer.  You can also get out and enjoy some time skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family!

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Every Saturday, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Family winter fun in Ontario

Around Town this Weekend…

Campbellville

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes begin with an introductory video and snowshoeing lesson followed by a guided hike through the winter woodlands. The evening will end as any good winter outing should – fireside with some tasty hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast! Pre-registration required, click here for tickets! 

Snow Flakes and Snow Snakes @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Celebrate the magic of Canada’s most unique season at Crawford Lake’s Snowflakes and Snow Snakes event.  Event activities include: legends in the longhouse, snowshoeing and snow snake (a traditional Iroquoian winter game) demonstrations, marshmallow roasts, craft making and much more!

Dwight

Winter Carnival – This is a great event with lots of events for all ages! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, skating, face painting, numerous demonstrations, Horse drawn wagon rides, entertainers, carnival games and more!

Gravenhurst

Winter Carnival – The Gravenhurst Winter Carnival is three day jam packed family fun event. With over 40 events in three days the Carnival offers great events from Bed Races to a Demolition Derby, Polar Bear Dip to Doughnut Eating Contest. Buttons gain you entry into the events and help support Gravenhurst.

Kapuskasing

Winter Carnival – The Kapuskasing Winter Carnival consists of events and activities including kids activities, skating activities, evening dances, breakfasts & suppers, kid’s carnival and fireworks. Get out and enjoy some fun activities with friends and family

Kirkland Lake

Winter Carnival – Live Concerts, Stars of Pop. Fish Derby, Kids Events, Mens Hockey Tournament, Snowmobile Poker Run, Kabaret, Queen Pageant, Ice Show, Skating Party.

London

Boat, Fishing & Leisure Show – The London Boat, Fishing and Outdoor Show is the premier regional show in Canada, setting the standard to which other shows strive to achieve. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to take advantage of great boat show deals. While you are at the show you can see boats from small to large, every type of tackle and pole as well as just about any product associated with you outdoor leisure time.

Ottawa

Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen’s Show – If your idea of the perfect summer is being on or near water and spending quality time with friends and family in the great outdoors, a visit to the Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show will set you up with all the gear you need, destinations to explore and exciting things to experience that are readily available in the Capital Region. Whether your favorite leisure activity is boating, fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, or any other type of outdoor recreational pursuit, The Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show offers one stop shopping for the latest gear and information on where to go and what to do to make this your best summer yet.

Pickering

Heritage Day – 2014 Heritage Day Celebration at the Pickering Town Centre.  As in previous years, this event promises to be a dynamic celebration of Pickering’s rich heritage and cultural diversity.

Toronto

Our Kids Camp Expo @ Roy Thompson Hall – For families looking to find summer activities for their children, this is an event not to be missed.  Meet the leading day and overnight camps from Ontario and Quebec and choose from camps that focus on: arts, sports, education, special needs or an all around traditional experience.  Bring the kids, lots of fun activities for them to do.

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest – You and your family will marvel at the incredible “Heat Wave Ice Exhibit”, bringing the tropics to Toronto, in the winter. From palm trees, a surfer in a barrel wave, to tropical flowers, dolphins, a smiling sun on the beach and a tikki hut, crafted from an astonishing 20,000 lbs. of ice. Enjoy entertainment and food as well!

Outdoor Adventure Show @ International Centre – Explore Canada’s largest adventure show offering pre-season deals on the newest outdoor gear and amazing travel destinations! See canoe & kayak experts in the Whitewater Demo Pool, watch scuba demos in the Dive Tank, climb the Rock Wall or ignite your passion for biking, hiking, running, water or mountain sports at over 300 exhibits!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca

Weekend Fun Guide – Family Day Weekend (February 14-17 2014)

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Fun abounds this weekend across Ontario with Winter Festivals, Snowfests and lots of family day activities.  We’ve got you covered with what to do for family fun this weekend.

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Family Day… A day to put the craziness of life aside and enjoy good quality family time.  You can spend the day at home playing board games, baking together and reading stories or you can get out of the house and find something fun to do.  You can go Bowling, SkiingSnowshoeingSnow tubinghiking, see a movie, or even just go for a walk.  It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you are all together!  We’ve got some great suggestions for you if you want to get out of the house.

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Every Saturday, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend and Family Day … 

Alexandria

Alexandria Family Day Winter Carnival – The 2014 edition of the Alexandria Winter Carnival, held on Family Day, February 17th. Events run from 10am to 3pm. There will dog sled rides, pond hockey, snowshoeing, pond bed races, public skating, polar bear dip and snowmobile rides. Food and beverages available

Aurora 

Arctic Adventure – On Family Day, Monday, February 17, join family, friends and neighbours at the Town of Aurora’s Arctic Adventure event happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. New this year, join in the Olympic Spirit, special prizes will be awarded to those that earn their Olympic rings at the various activities.

Barrie 

Family Day @ Simcoe County Museum – Bundle up and take to the hills for the Simcoe County Museum’s 4th Annual Family Day snowshoeing and tobogganing extravaganza.

Baysville

Winterfest – Come and celebrate winter in Baysville during Sunday and Monday of Family Day weekend with free activities for your family.  The fun includes a figure skating exhibition, free skating, hockey game, lots of snow crafts and activities, chill cook off and more.

Brantford

Frosty Fest – Join us Family Day Weekend as Freedom House presents Brantford’s Winter Carnival Frosty Fest in Harmony Square. This annual winter celebration sees the return of the popular ice carving, horse-drawn trolly rides, a street midway, snowy taffy and a pancake breakfast on Monday morning. Make lots of holiday weekend memories for years to come.

Brockville

Front of Yonge Winter Festival – Family fun for everyone! Children’s games, food, magic show, prizes, silent auction, bake sales, horse drawn wagon rides and so much more.

Campbellville

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Discover the magic of winter at night, the snow illuminated by moonlight and the stars bright in the night sky. Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes begin with an introductory video and snowshoeing lesson followed by a guided hike through the winter woodlands. The evening will end as any good winter outing should – fireside with some tasty hot chocolate and a marshmallow roast! Pre-registration required, click here for tickets! 

Snow Flakes and Snow Snakes @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Celebrate the magic of Canada’s most unique season at Crawford Lake’s Snowflakes and Snow Snakes event.  Event activities include: legends in the longhouse, snowshoeing and snow snake (a traditional Iroquoian winter game) demonstrations, marshmallow roasts, craft making and much more!

Caledon

Family Day Snowfest – Snowfest – Dedicated to healthy winter fun, exercise and competition for the entire family, SnowFest activities include: climbing Snow Mountain, snowshoeing, dog sledding, skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, chainsaw wood carvings, and snow castle competitions, plus a special winter ‘Chilly’ Cook-Off.

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Live DJ at the outdoor rink, Interactive Ice Sculptures, Horse-drawn wagon rides downtown, Ice Carving demonstrations, Giant Ice Throne and Tic Tac Toe board, Movie – Disney’s Frozen, Free Hot Chocolate, Cookie Decorating and more!

Cornwall

Winterfest – The list of activities includes public skating and swimming, an indoor Family Fun Zone, wood carvings, live entertainment, children’s performances and maple taffy and apple cider tastings. The activities on Saturday, February 15th will be highlighted by a fireworks display at 6:30 pm

Dorset

Snowball Winter Carnival – The annual Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival takes place over two days. Activities include a pancake breakfast, skating, snowball throwing, chainsaw carving demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, mini snowmobile rides, a kids broomball tourney, snowshoe races and cardboard toboggan races.

Dundas

Braden’s Hot Chocolate Festival – This community event focuses on family- fun, active living, and the value of nature. Braden’s Hot Chocolate Festival will feature live entertainment, activities, outdoor winter fun, and mapped trails to explore, all to demonstrate the value of preserving the environment and the importance of our conservation areas.

Haliburton

Frostfest – Dress with your most comfy winter clothes and come out to Head Lake with the whole family and friends and check out a full day of outside fun and recreation in Haliburton Village consisting of a Pancake Breakfast, Horse Drawn Wagon, Dog Sleds, Polar Bear Challenge, Snowshoes, Broom ball, BBQ, Ice Fishing, Maple Snow Taffy, Crafts for Kids, Ponies, Art Attack, Skating and much more.

Hamilton

Kidsfest @ Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Kids-Fest is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the kiddies. Central Ontario’s largest indoor inflatable show. Bounce, laugh, play and run on some of North America’s largest inflatables and over 40,000 sq. ft. of warplane exhibits. There are also stage shows.  During the show, for a little extra, have your child’s face painted and shop at the market place. There’s a Sand Art Workshop.

Honey Harbour

Winterfest @ Honey Harbour Park – A fabulous Georgian Shore Lunch of deep-fried fish, french fries, beans, chili, coleslaw, hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and coffee. Fun for the kids, dog sled rides and 50/50 raffle.

Kingston 

Family Day at Teddy Bear Hospital – Back by popular demand! Bring your teddy bear to the Museum of Health Care this Family Day! Our doctors and nurses will treat your teddy’s bumps, lumps, and bruises! Including storytime, snacks, and a hands-on craft activity. For ages 3-8, with adult accompaniment. Pre-registration required.

Kirkland Lake

Winter Carnival – Live Concerts, Stars of Pop. Fish Derby, Kids Events, Mens Hockey Tournament, Snowmobile Poker Run, Kabaret, Queen Pageant, Ice Show, Skating Party.

London

Winter Village Family Fun Day – Visit the Museum of Ontario Archaeology for fun family winter activities!  Dog sledding*, storytelling in the longhouse with Nina, traditional snowsnake throwing, snowshoeing, Inuit games, kids craft and more! Enjoy traditional Indigenous foods in our café provided by Wild Diner, First Nations Catering. Don’t miss our feature exhibit on Winter Archaeology and ask an archaeologist to identify your artifacts.

Markham

Winterfest – Come and enjoy pony rides, snowshoeing, building snowmen, activities, crafts & great food!

Milton

Family Day Fun – Celebrate this holiday by participating in family-friendly activities at Town of Milton facilities, including swimming, skating, fitness, sports and more   A number of these activities (skating, sports, games and family fitness) are being offered free of charge thanks to local sponsors.

Ottawa

Annual Family Day Winter Carnival @Pushman Park – Tell your neighbours! Bring your friends! There will be tons of fun including: Horse pulled sleigh rides, Skating and hockey competitions, Games and activities in the snow, Chili cook off, Bonfire sing-a-long and hot chocolate and coffee

Family Day on the Farm @ Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – Explore the sights and sounds of farm life through animals, exhibitions, treasures from the collection, hands-on demonstrations, and delicious foods.

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Penetanguishene

Winterama –  A celebration of Canadian seasonality, Winterama is an opportunity to renew an interest in outdoor activities including helicopter rides, hockey, animals, live entertainment, snow sculpture competition, food and more!

Pickering

Family Day – This year, we’re celebrating the Olympic Motto: Swifter, Higher, Stronger!  Passports on sale now for $15/family at Pickering Recreation Complex.  Passport activities include: Olympic Torch Craft, Crafts, Kindergym, Parent & Child Art Classes, Family Dance Class, Balloon Archery, Balloon Twisting, Family Fit Cardio Box, Ski Race, Squash Clinic, Mini Tennis.  Plus Free Skating sponsored by RBC from 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 4 pmPort Colborne

Sportsfest – It is a city-wide, family-friendly, community Festival of Sports event that attracts participants from across Niagara, with proceeds donated to various charities.  The Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament, indoor volleyball, family skating, ball hockey, and trivia  are just some of the events that are traditionally offered to the public.

Ripley

Winter Carnival – A fun filled family day of winter activities, starting off with a Pancake Breakfast, many hockey games to watch, horse drawn sleigh rides, hockey skills and ice painting

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Toronto

Kidsfest @ International Centre – Toronto Kids-Fest is Canada’s Largest Indoor Inflatable Show, Bounce, laugh, play, run and scream in 60,000+ sq. ft. of some of North America’s largest indoor inflatables. Enjoy one of our stage shows. For a little extra, have your face painted or Shop in our vendor’s market place!. A Family Fun Fest.

Family Day Weekend Funfest @ Downsview Park – Over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park is transformed 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.

Family Day Weekend and Polar Bear Fest @ The Toronto Zoo – February is Polar Bear Month at the Toronto Zoo – and what better way to celebrate than with our very own POLAR BEAR FEST! We need your help in saving polar bears more than ever, so come out and participate in fun and educational activities that will inform, raise awareness and support this iconic and vulnerable Canadian species. The weekend festivities include special Meet-the-Keeper Polar Bear Talks, polar bears photobombing the Zoo’s Panda Interpretive Centre, children’s activities and crafts, draws for great prizes, and more!

CN Tower – The CN Tower offers an adventure at every level this Family Day Weekend. We are pleased to present NEW Family Pass pricing – $99!* Save up to 23%!

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Wasaga Beach

Snowman Mania – participate in the vast selection of events that are taking place throughout Town during the four day festival. Events include story time, crafts, snow slide building, ball hockey, snowman contest, snow sculptures and more!

Waterloo

Winterloo – For 11 years, Winterloo (formally Ice Dogs Festival) has delighted families with its great outdoor and indoor events. We have everyone’s favourite winter activities – Dog Sled Rides, Ice Sculpting, great Art Activities at the Button Factory, free Public Skating, free Family Movies, and a great Chili Cook-off featuring some of Waterloo’s top eateries… there’s something for everyone!

Woodbridge

Family Day @ Kortright Centre – Get outdoors and spend a fun day with your family at Kortright! Take part in a winter nature hike, build a snowman and play together with family activities and crafts. You can also drop by the Kortright Cafe for a warm hot chocolate and a delicious pancake breakfast.

 Have an event coming up that you want us to share?  Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca