Family Day Events and Activities 2018

Family Day Events and Activities 2018
February 8, 2018 Amber Rohal

It’s no wonder why Burlington was named one of the best cities for families, just look at everything we have easy access to on Family Day! How will you be spending this glorious day? 


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Medium Art Studio knows that the family who creates together stays together! Drop in anytime and make a set of ice cream bowls or popcorn bowls for everyone in the family, custom mugs for everyone’s hot chocolate, or choose your own piece and paint it your way!




The Art Gallery of Burlington is open from 12 till 5 pm and is eager to show off their newest exhibits. Be sure to catch “PrimeTime”, the exhibition provides a visual chronology of Canada’s Prime Ministers through a Pop Art filter with works created by Julio Ferrer. And in “Storytellers”, the exhibition presents the work of five artists addressing the idea of storytelling.




Bring your family to Burlington Gymnastics for fitness fun. Each family will receive a passport and earn points for participating in stations like mini ninja warrior course, obstacle course, parachute games, fitness challenge, and you can win prizes!


Children bounce, slide, ride, craft, learn and laugh at Hamilton Kids Fest. Kids Fest is Canada’s largest inflatable festival, bringing a variety of fun and educational activities for all children twelve and under. The inflatables are blown-up and ready for action so that children can slide, ride and bounce.


Join MPP Eleanor McMahon for a free Family Day Fun Skate at Aldershot Arena. All are welcome! Enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate while supplies last.


Visitors will enjoy touring the Ireland family home with volunteers on hand to answer questions. There will be baking demonstrations on the open hearth and samples of fresh sugar cookies. Children will be able to decorate a cookie to take home as well as create a custom family monogram with a tin punch!


Burlington Comedy Show invites you to the Family Variety Show at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre! See street performers, circus performers, and magicians!


Experience the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing, and adaptively remarkable life forms on earth with RBG’s winter exhibit, Frogs! If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind. Frogs! is a dynamic exhibit experience with two special exhibitions and daily, family-friendly activities where visitors of all ages can explore the wonderful world of frogs and their wetland homes.


Splitsville Entertainment offers 50% off their regular prices on Family Day bowling between 9 and 11 am!


Kids and dogs are welcome to the Dog & Puppy Parade at Terra Greenhouse on Dundas to take part in wiener dog races, dog show, and a kids craft. Come and watch the hilarious action. FREE to participate!


Be Yoga is welcoming everyone to their Fam Jam yoga session on at 10 am. Relax, enjoy, and introduce the kids to something new!


If you’re looking for something a little less structured, check out our list of 30 Things to Do This Family Day. Our family has done #3, 5, and 6, and we are working our way through the rest!


Whatever you get up to this weekend, why not share your fun with us on Instagram? Tag us using #activeparentsca



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