Things To Do in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton With Kids

Looking for fun things to do with kids in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Milton and beyond? Welcome to our local events calendar!

Our local events calendar is home to family-friendly activities near you. We include all of the events we find, and we comb the web weekly checking over 100 sites to bring you the biggest curated list of family fun in the region. Our mission is to help you find things to do this weekend, this month, or even things to do today!

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January 2023

Frogs! A Ribbiting Exhibit at Royal Botanical Gardens

January 20 - April 16
RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W
Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4 Canada
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They’re Back! Make some new amphibi-friends with daily animal encounters, special school and youth programs, After Dark 19+ events and more! Great for the whole family from toddlers to grandparents. We are visiting on Friday, so check our article on RBG here for the inside scoop! 

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Crafting Weekends at Toys R Us

January 28
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 29, 2023

Free

Calling all crafty kids! Join us each weekend in January at 11am and 2pm to make winter wonderland-themed masterpieces, like a Paper Plate Polar Bear, Paper Plate Snowman, Handprint Penguin, and Make Your Own Mittens decorations. Call your local store for more information.

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Winterloo

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Uptown Waterloo, 100 Regina St S
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4P9 Canada
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Free

Welcome to Winterloo! An annual, free festival for all ages that is open to the public and run by the City of Waterloo’s arts and culture team, Create Waterloo. Enjoy winter-themed activities in uptown Waterloo on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Activities will include meeting the snow dogs, ice carving, snow sculptures, winter activities and much more!

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Harry Potter at The Westdale

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 4, 2023

The Westdale Theatre, 1014 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1L4 Canada
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Join us for a magical review of Harry Potter's classic adventures, from start to finish! Every Saturday from January 14th to March 4th, we'll be showing a Harry Potter. Tickets are sold at a special $8 price, including taxes and fees.  Sponsored by The Merchants of Westdale Village.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Saturday, January 14 at 1:00 pm   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Saturday, January 21 at 12:00 pm   Harry Potter and…

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Family Fun Day: Songs of Nature at RBG

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RBG Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road
Hamilton, Ontario L0R 2H9
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Come to the Arboretum and learn about our feathered friends. Practice some bird songs with our staff, then go on a hike and try them out! Finish around the campfire with some songs of your own. Registration required at Family Fun Day Registration

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Hamilton Bulldogs Home Games

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 25, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

FirstOntario Centre, 10 MacNab St South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y3 Canada
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The Hamilton Bulldogs home games are played at FirstOntario Place and are family-friendly. This year Sunday games are extra special for families! Each game the Bulldogs will host activities for families to participate with Bruiser and the Bulldogs crew in the Hammer Hideaway. Keep coming back to hamiltonbulldogs.com to learn more as we outline intermission activities each Sunday game.

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Winterlit

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 19, 2023

One event on February 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Millborough Line
Campbellville, Ontario L0P1B0 Canada
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Things move a little slower at Mountsberg in the winter; the city lights are far away, it’s so quiet you can hear the snow crunch beneath your boots, and you can take a breath of relaxation in the cool, crisp air. Winterlit is all about reconnecting with yourself, family, and friends in the beauty of nature. Experience the inspiring winter magic of Mountsberg from beneath a breathtaking display of lights at our award-winning event, Winterlit. Enjoy a moonlit stroll along two…

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Donuts with Dad

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Milton’s TinkerLab for Kids, 359 Main Street East
Milton, Ontario L9T 1P7 Canada
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$30

Bring dad for a creative experience. We will be using real tools to build rolling cars, hanging art and robots. This class is jam packed with hands-on building projects that dads, grandpas, uncles and favourite father-figures will all love. (And YES, there are donuts! And of course coffee to get those dads moving) Visit https://www.tinkerlabforkids.com/services-9 to register

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Sunday Makebreak: Watercolour Cards

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Come in-store for a free craft! Make a fun watercolour card just in time for Valentine's Day! Please call your local Michaels store to check whether they are participating in this event.

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GRITLABS: Baby in Gym

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

GRITLABS, 3410 Mainway
Burlington, Ontario L7M1A8 Canada
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GRITLABS: Baby in Gym Bootcamp happens EVERY Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 pm. Structured 45-minute workout catered to parents while children are supervised. Safe, clean and in your own space workouts. FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!!

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The Travelling Farm!

January 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Always Connected Family Room, 12 Barton Street
Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0 Canada
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$22.60

Baby goats and bunnies from Triple C Farm, followed by open play and SPCA education session. $20+HST per person over 3 months. Register at AC Family Room Booking Calendar

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Burlington Try Lax

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on January 24, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on January 31, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm

St. Gabes Catholic School, 2227 Parkway Dr
Burlington, Ontario L7P 1S9 Canada
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The Burlington Try Lax program is back!! For the next three weeks we will have free lacrosse clinics for youth that are interested in trying lacrosse! We gear these sessions towards new lacrosse players so they can experience how much fun lacrosse can be. If you’re interested, please register through this link: Register for Try Lax!

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February 2023

Toddler Days at Joseph Brant Museum

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2023

Joseph Brant Museum, 1240 North Shore Boulevard East
Burlington, Ontario L7S1C5 Canada
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Our Toddler Days program is back! The program takes place at Joseph Brant Museum from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Wednesday mornings from February 1 to May 24. The cost is $10/child (accompanying adults are complimentary). Each session is a different theme. The program is designed for children ages 2 - 4, pre-registration is required.  Weekly Themes February 1 – At the Zoo February 8 – Fruits & Veggies February 15 – The Little Mermaid February 22 – Forest Animals March…

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Burlington Trampoline and Tumbling Parent & Tot Drop-In

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Burlington Trampoline and Tumbling, 680 Maple Avenue
Burlington, Ontario Canada
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Join us on Wednesday mornings from 10:30am to 12:30pm for Parent & Tot Drop-In! $35.00 GO Insurance Fee due upon 1st visit, $10.00 per child per drop-in.  Suitable for children crawling age and up.  Visit Parent & Tot Drop-In Program for more information

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Workshop Wednesdays at TinkerLab for Kids

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 22, 2023

Milton’s TinkerLab for Kids, 359 Main Street East
Milton, Ontario L9T 1P7 Canada
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Interested in what we do at the studio but can't commit to a full session? Join us Wednesdays for a rotating workshop class that changes weekly. With a wide variety of unique and fun workshops your child will enjoy a wide variety of TinkerLab's favourite creative activities.  Pre-registration is required. Visit TinkerLab for Kids  

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Magic With Chris

February 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Boston Pizza Burlington North, 4523 Dundas Street
Burlington, Ontario Canada

Magic Family Night is back at Boston Pizza Burlington North this week and every Wednesday 5:30-7:30 PM. Call us at 905-315-1588 to reserve your spot today!!

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Burlington Trampoline & Tumbling Additional Needs Drop-In

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Burlington Trampoline and Tumbling, 680 Maple Avenue
Burlington, Ontario Canada
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Join us every Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm for special needs athletes! This open style class is geared toward the empowerment of athletes. Our aim is to help them reach their physical and developmental goals while building strength and balance, improving self-esteem, solidifying friendships and enhancing their life experience. $10.00 per athlete per drop-in ($35.00 Gymnastics Ontario Insurance Fee due on your 1st visit)  Visit https://www.burlingtontnt.com/additional-needs-open-gym/ for more information If you have any questions, please email [email protected]!

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Paddington Gets in a Jam

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario L6J2Z4 Canada
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$20

In this original slapstick comedy, Paddington goes next door to borrow a cup of sugar from his neighbor Mr. Curry, who is in a panic because he’s expecting a visit from his Great Aunt Matilda. And so, Paddington volunteers to help Mr Curry with his to-do list before her imminent arrival. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, visit www.oakvillecentre.ca

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Family Paint Party

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Boston Pizza Oakville, 499 Dundas St West
Oakville, Ontario L6L 1L9 Canada
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$45

Grab the kids and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll all go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. You'll be guided by a talented and entertaining artist, who will: lead you through step-by-step process entertain and delight your group and make it a memorable experience! You and the kids will love what your create, and how much fun you have doing it. No experience needed.…

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Kindness Activities at Toys R Us

February 4
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 26, 2023

Free

We’re spreading compassion + thoughtfulness all month long! Join us in stores for sweet story-times, pot-of-kindness crafts, kindness bingo sheets to take home + more... Every Saturday and Sunday in February, at 11am and 2pm Call your local store for more information  

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Ottawa Street Farmers Market

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Ottawa Street Farmers Market, 3 Britannia Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8H3Z5 Canada
Free

Open Saturdays, 8 am - 2 pm. A year-round, open-aired market established in 1955. There are 20+ vendors of local, farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, honey, eggs, syrup and baked goods. All vendors live within 100 km of our market.

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Milton Winter Farmers’ Market

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 11, 2023

Milton Mall, 55 Ontario Street South
Milton, Ontario L9T2M3 Canada
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Winter Market at the Milton Mall from January 21 to March 11, 2023.

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Seedy Saturday Hamilton 2023

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
HPL – Central Branch, 55 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4E4 Canada
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Seedy Saturday is the 'go to' place for anyone and everyone interested in backyard gardening, local food, pollinator gardens, sustainability, heirloom and organic seed supplies and more! Join us to enjoy a wide range of vendors and exhibitors. Admission Free, Donations in support of Green Venture Welcome! This event will celebrate gardening in Hamilton with: *Seed exchange - please bring your seeds in packed and labeled envelopes to make the swap easier for all participants *Seed and garden supply vendors…

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Superhero Training

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 89 Dunn St
Oakville, Ontario L6J 3C8 Canada
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$25

Epic fun for kids! Superhero training Ages 4 years to 9 years Children enjoy showing their super powers as they complete tasks of mini challenges, games, and activities to become official superheroes. Fun dramatic play with the Captain hero himself instructing. Superhero dress-up welcome Includes keepsake photo to take home 25+hst per child Adults free Reservations [email protected] Call 905-609-2223

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Cineplex Family Favourites Movies for $2.99

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

$2.99

Got little ones at home? Enjoy all-ages programming from the comfort of your local Cineplex. Everyone’s favourite movie snacks await! Weekend plans for the whole gang just got easier! Our Family Favourites program runs movies every Saturday morning, for only $2.99 +tax. Click here to check the listings at your local theatre: cineplex.com/events/family January 21 - Minions - The Rise of Gru January 28 - Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

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