28 Things To Do In February

Hello, February! The weather might be chilly, but we have 28 ways to warm up your days and weekends. 


  1. You have a few days left to participate in the City of Burlington’s winter activity challenge! How many challenges can you complete?
  1. February 2 is Groundhog Day! Catch up with the prediction of Ontario’s own Wiarton Willie. Will he see his shadow and go back into his den for 6 more weeks of winter, or will there be an early Spring? Help your little ones create their own Shadow Art by putting a toy on the windowsill and tracing its outline on a piece of paper.
  1. Lace up your skates and check out one of your local ice skating rinks here. Possibly ones the best free activities in the winter.
  1. It’s Valentine’s Day month and we love the ideas in this list of easy at-home and virtual Valentine’s Day celebrations.
  1. Go snow tubing! Nothing is as much fun as zooming down a snow tubing hill while laughing uncontrolably! We know the best snow tubing hills near us, use this guide to help you plan your day.
  1. Too cold for you? Why not visit the tropical Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. With easy to navigate paths, its own waterfall and surrounded by butterflies it will take you back to summer! Read all about our day there to help you plan your visit.
  1. Ready for an outdoor adventure? Hamilton’s Treetop Trekking is open during the winter – explore the treehouses via a network of wooden bridges and net walkways.
  1. We love mini-putt, and thanks to Putting Edge glow-in-the-dark mini golf you can have a great time in a warm environment. We did it, and love it, especailly for tweens and teens. They’ll actually want to hang out with their parents – I promise!
  1. Trying to keep the littles busy and get out some of those wiggles? Our indoor activities for small spaces list may have the answer, like set up a chain of activities! Choose a few points around your home and put directions at each station. Our guide shows you how.
  1. When you have big kids to entertain, you’re sure to find somethig great to do with them in our Tweens and Teens Guide here.
  1. Am I the only one who stockpiles crafts and at-home activities? If you need to restock your inventory, these places offer grab and go entertainment for creative kids.
  1. Hiking isn’t just for summer! Bundle up and try one of these kid-approved hiking trails near Burlington and Hamilton. And if you need a smooth stroll for wheels, we know the wheel-friendly trails, too.
  1. Want to know where to toboggan safely? We gathered all the City-approved toboggan hills into one list for you.
  1. My kids didn’t even know you could hike and ski at the same time! Cross-country skiing means you can take in all the nature sights and get in a great cardio workout at the same time! Here’s where you can ski in the area.
  1. We’re so lucky to live near the lake, it’s beautiful year-round! The boardwalk at La Salle Park in Burlington makes walking the edge of the lake a breeze, and you can visit the resident Trumpeter Swans at the same time. 
  1. I’m not gonna lie, snuggling up in pajamas is one of our favourite things to do in February in our house! Plan a move night with one of these family movies that our readers recommend.
  1. Why not make it a full family fun night and break out the board games? Here are some of our most-loved, highly rated games for all ages.
  1. Want to travel the world without leaving home? We were introduced to Postcrossing a while ago and love sending and receiving postcards from all over the world!
  1. Do you know about Little Free Libraries? These little gems are places to exchange books, free of charge, maintained by members of the community. A great time to declutter some of those unwanted books, and go on a book exchange adventure. Find a Little Free Library in your neighbourhood.
  1. Snow is always magical, which makes the Gnome trail at Bronte Creek Provincial Park even more enchanting! While some amenities at Bronte Creek are seasonal, there is always something to do!
  1. Join Museums of Burlington virtually for their Family Day Trivia on Monday, February 21 at 2pm. Questions will relate to their special exhibition at Joseph Brant Museum, TRUE/FALSE | THE FUN SCIENCE EXHIBITION. Click here to learn more.
  1. Want to have that feeling of getting away without dealing with all the travel restrictions? We loved our staytripping adventure in Burlington. The price was right, the deal was too good to pass up and our kids had sooooo much fun.
  1. Another way to vacation without really traveling is to check out a new city. Guelph is less than an hour away with lots to do, including some of the best playgrounds, a children’s museum and more. Read about our Guelph adventures here.
  1. It’s not too late to visit the OPG Festival of lights  or the Seasky International Light Show and I don’t know about you, but there’s something so much more magical seeing the lights in the freshly fallen snow.
  1. Farmer’s markets aren’t just for summer! There are plenty of treats to find in the winter markets happening this weekend in Hamilton and Milton.
  1. Mix it up by playing at a new park. Use our searchable parks and playgrounds guide to find the amenities you want – looking for a skate park? A fenced playground? Sports fields? Choose a type of playground and off you go!
  1. What’s happening today? Check our calendar of events to find things to do in February – and every day!
  1. After all that outdoor play, are you ready to take it indoors? We have a huge list of indoor activities from play centres, to places for arts and crafts, movies, and sports. https://activeparents.ca/indoor-things-to-do-near-burlington-and-hamilton/ 

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