Family Day Fun in Toronto - Toronto Teacher Mom

Family Day Fun in Toronto

Monday, February 09, 2015


Looking for family-friendly activities to enjoy this Family Day weekend? I have rounded up some fun ideas to consider if you live in Toronto or are planning a visit.

HarbourKids Skating Festival

Where: Harbourfront Centre
When: Sunday, February 15 to Monday, February 16
What: This festival embraces winter play, from cozy and imaginative indoor activities to building sculptures outside in the snow and of course, skating lakeside on the Natrel Rink.
Highlights: 
  • The ToyBox: Using toys like green screens, projectors, video image, Play-Doh and Lego, this installation promotes interactivity on both social and artistic levels while providing an opportunity to access the child’s coolest gadget through play, the imagination.
  • Le Patin Libre: acclaimed for their contemporary ice skating shows that turn rinks into theatres! At HarbourKIDS Skating Festival, the company will present short excerpts of these creations outdoors on the Natrel Rink and will invite onlookers to join in on the ice dancing.
  • Snow Forts: we've invited professional set designers and visual artists to come and play in the snow and to create something wondrous with attendees
Cost: FREE!

ROM - Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto

Family Day Weekend 2015: Chinese New Year - Year of the Ram

Where: Royal Ontario Museum
When: Saturday, February 14 to Monday, February 16; Programs from 11am-4pm.
What: Enjoy a long weekend of hands-on art activities, Lion Dance performances, and exploration of artifacts from the ROM vaults. 
Highlights: 
  • Calligraphy art demonstrations
  • Musical performances from the Toronto Chinese Orchestra
  • Tai Chi with the CCC Tau Chi Academy, and more. 
  • Appropriate for children of all ages. 
Cost: Free with Museum admission


Ontario Science Centre - Toronto

Family Day at the Ontario Science Centre

Where: Ontario Science Centre
When: Saturday, February 14 to Monday, February 16
What: Enjoy plenty of science fun, special programs, IMAX films and more.
Highlights: 
  • Visit the special exhibition BRAIN: The Inside Story.
  • Explore physics and coordination while balancing on a Strider Rider bike
  • Watch electricity, planetarium and papermaking demos. 
  • Journey to the Moon and Mars, explore the constellations and learn about black holes.
  • Join Science Centre Hosts to create and innovate in this hands-on experience in the Challenge Zone.
Cost: Free with General Exhibits admission.

CIAS - Canadian International AutoShow - Toronto

Canadian International AutoShow

Where: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: February 13-22
What: Check out the latest innovations in the automotive industry and see refurbished classic vehicles.
Highlights: 
  • Get a closer look at Formula One race cars, Jaguars and Ferraris, including Robert Herjavec's Limited Edition #LaFerrari.
  • Visit the Xbox One Gaming Area.
  • Drop the kids off at the Volkswagen Children's Playcare Centre for arts and crafts, dress-up, DVDs and more.
Cost: $45 for family pass (2 adults, 2 children); free for children 6 and under

AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario - Toronto

Family Day at the AGO

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario
When: Monday, February 16 from 10am-4pm.
What: Exploring Basquiat’s love of music and art.
Highlights: 
  • Hip hop, breakdance and beat boxing performances and workshops
  • Crown-making
  • Games 
  • Gallery-wide family-friendly tours and more.
Cost: Free with Museum admission


Family Day Artist Studio

Where: Bata Shoe Museum
When: Monday, February 16 from 10am-4pm.
What: Enjoy a day of arts and crafts, with a unique shoe-theme. 
Highlights: 
  • Paint, draw and sculpt innovative creations to take home. 
  • Play a game of iSpy in the Museum's galleries. 
  • Try on unique footwear. 
Cost: Free with Museum admission


Snow Angel Family Day Fun

Where: Young People's Theatre
When: Monday, February 16
What: Your ticket to Snow Angel comes with FREE activities for a jam-packed day of family fun. Recommended for JK to Grade 3.
Highlights: 
  • Uncover clues, discover how theatre is created and win prizes during the Scavenger Hunt.
  • Take a behind-the-scenes look at wardrobe, prop and scenery shops during a special backstage tour. (RSVP required)
  • RSVP for a family drama workshop that will introduce participants to using masks to develop unique characters. 
Cost: Tickets range from $32 to $38.


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19 COMMENTS

  1. Can't wait, less than one week till Family Day!

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  2. Great list of events! You're a wealth of knowledge!

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    1. Thanks! There were so many to choose from.

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  3. the science museum would be so much fun.

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  4. I miss family day in T.O. So much to do....we lived uptown, but weather we headed a little more north or straight downtown, there was so much to do.

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  5. We're going to the Science Centre this weekend,looking forward to it:)

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  6. Today would be a great day to visit the Science Center! I don't know why, but I always think of that place on these super cold days....

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  7. I would love to visit the Ontario Science Centre

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  8. Thank you for this post and including the costs!! We would visit once a year to the above places, as with 5 kids it was not easy but we wanted to show them some sort of culture in the city! :)

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  9. These are some great choices for things to do. We still haven't decided what we'll be doing.

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  10. Hope you're staying warm in this brutal cold! Enjoy Family day!

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  11. I so wish that we had Family Day here in NB :).

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  12. So many fun things to do for Family Day, wish I lived there.

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  13. Toronto is always so lively and full of events for the family to enjoy.

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  14. I wish family day was actually during warmer weather

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  15. Wow, so many fun things things to do!

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  16. wow so much fun , would be a great day with the family lots of different things to do :) Treen Goodwin rafflecopter name :)

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