What’s ON: Family Day in the GTA

Festivals, workshops, special exhibits, activities and more! Find out What’s ON for Family Day 2017 in Toronto and the surrounding area! Don’t forget to visit our event guides to find more family day events in and around the Toronto area.

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Tyrannosaurs Meet the Family

Tyrannosaurus meet the family

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, an innovative, hands-on immersive exhibit showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree. Come face to face with life-sized dinosaur skeletons, including ‘Scotty’ the Tyrannosaurus rex and one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii. Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family makes its North American premiere at the Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener, Ontario.

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2nd Annual Kidapalooza Family Festival

Kidapalooza 2017

The 2nd Annual Kidapalooza Family Festival will take place INDOORS at the Markham Fair Grounds on Family Day Weekend, February 18th – 20th, 2017. Kidapalooza has EXPANDED for 2017 and will feature ​over 45,000 square feet of activity stations, play zones, interactive inflatables, a performance stage, dance parties, and vendors!

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Family Fun Fest

Superior Events Group transforms over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park into a large INDOOR FUN Zone just for Family Day weekend! Family Fun Fest features an indoor amusement park with over 30 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.

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KidsFest Toronto

KIDSFEST-family day

Kids Fest Toronto has more than thirty themed inflatables are blown-up and ready for action inside 80,000 square feet at The International Centre, Hall 6 in Mississauga. Children can slide, ride and bounce all day.

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Newmarket Winterfest 2017

This event area includes a pancake breakfast, children’s activities, free skate, free swim, live shows, interactive activities, bouncy castles, balloon twists, face painting and more!

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Family Day Weekend at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Enjoy outdoor family fun for all ages, all weekend long. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert, explore 27 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails (classic + skate) or 10 km. of snowshoe trails.

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Family Fun Day Carnival

Get outdoors and bring the whole family to Kortright this Family Day weekend. Enjoy nature hikes, snowshoeing, face-painting, family activities and hot chocolate by the campfire. Event offerings are dependent on snow conditions. Admission is FREE for kids 15 and under.

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Hatch Canada Showcase Gala! Richmond Hill

Hatch Canada Coding All Stars Richmond Hill

Coding All-Stars Gala is an annual fun coding fair for kids. Beginner or Advanced, Hatch Canada or not, the Gala is for everyone. Coding All-Stars Gala is the place to be for all kids interested in tech!

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HarbourKIDS North Family Day

Harboukids North Family day

Celebrate our northern winter landscape This Family Day we celebrate our northern winter landscape, its mighty expanse, ever changing terrain, and those that call the tundra home. Come down to the lake, have a skate and immerse yourself and your family in the intersection of nature, science and contemporary art.

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Family Day at Celebration Square

Family Day at Celebration square

Lace up your skates, get the family together, and head to Celebration Square this Family Day for an afternoon full of winter fun! Explore the Canadian wilderness with Birds of Prey Demos, nature themed story-telling, face painting in the Great Hall, roaming “wild” animals and ice carving demonstrations outdoors.

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Family Day at MakerKids

Join us for a day of making and creating! Our 2 workshops are designed for both adult and child. We also have drop in sessions after our workshops for you to learn more and advance your inventions.

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Family Fun Day at the Museum

Come spend some quality family time sampling fresh local maple syrup & other treats, enjoy snowshoeing in the park (bring your own or borrow ours! – weather permitting!) and check out the activities in the heritage buildings. Included with general admission.

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Family Day Painting Party and Open House

Celebrate Family Day at Winged Canvas Art Hub! Learn to paint step-by-step with an Art Hub Artist Instructor – you’ll get to keep your colourful creations! There will also be free colouring activities, face painting and hot chocolate! Fun for all ages.

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March Break with Princesses and Superheroes

This March break we feel super happy about the upcoming spring. We loved the holidays and we really enjoyed all the parties with you this winter, but we’ve been longing for a warmer weather for some time now. In order to celebrate warmer weather and ha …

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Biomechanics: The Machine Inside

Biomechanics: The Machine inside OSC

Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? This new exhibition reveals the incredible ingenuity behind evolution and adaptation through real specimens, lifelike models and interactive experiences.

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Ontario Family Fishing Events

During the February Ontario Family Fishing Event families can try ice fishing without the need for a fishing license! This is great way to try out the fun sport together as a family.

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More Family Day Events

IMAX® Film: Rocky Mountain Express

Family Day FUN at Todmorden Mills

Family Fundays

Family Fun Fest

Family Day Weekend at the Scarborough Museum

Big Bad Wolf (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker)

Family Day Weekend at Rouge Valley Conservation Area

February Ontario Family Ice Fishing


Family Day at the BSM

Family Day at Bronte Creek

Family Day at Celebration Square

Collingwood February Family Jam!

Family Day Fun Portraits

Winterfest at the Markham Museum

Willowgrove Family Day Outdoor Fun

Family Day at Fort York

Fun Family Day Festivities at Toronto’s Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Family Day at MakerKids

Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame

Family Day at the YMCA!

Family Fun Day at the AGO

Family Day at the Gardiner

Family Day at Mackenzie House

Family Day at Historic Zion Schoolhouse

Family Day at Spadina Museum

Kids Learning Code: Family Day Game making with Scratch

March Break with Princesses and Superheroes


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