Family Day 2023 – Things To Do With The Kids

Celebrate Family Day with the kids! Below you’ll find a long list of great things to do in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Hamilton! Family-friendly events, all in one place to help you make the most of this long weekend.

I remember the very first Family Day (I sound old, I know) but I loved having an extra day to spend with my family. You really do appreciate time together once you have kids. Because we live in the best province in Canada, there is lots of fun to choose from on Family Day. To make it easier to plan something amazing, we pulled all of the events together for you in one easy-to-use list.

Looking for local or driveable events? We can help on both accounts! So many great destinations are hosting activities in Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. You asked and we listened! We are now adding things to do on Family Day in Cambridge, Guelph and Kitchener Waterloo, too.

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February 2023

Family Movie Day

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Always Connected Family Room, 12 Barton Street
Waterdown, Ontario L0R 2H0 Canada
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$8.48

Bring your pillows, blankets and snacks! Get cozy and enjoy Disney's Encato at the AC Family Room. Cost is $7.50 per person (over 3 months). Reserve your spot today!

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Family Day Weekend at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 19, 2023 at 9:00 am

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd
Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0 Canada
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Fun and learning blast off over two space-themed days. There's something for everyone at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum this Family Day weekend! Have you always wanted to meet an astronaut? This is your opportunity! Canadian Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams will be at the museum at 1 pm for a presentation on aviation and spaceflight. Dr. Dave will also be available for book signings after his presentation. NOTE: Astronaut Dave will be here ONLY on Saturday February 18. Want to…

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Niagara Family Fun Day

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Merritton Lions Club, 7 Park Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 1P9 Canada
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Families are invited to come join us for a great day full of exciting things. Face painting, inflatables, fun food, children's characters, kids crafting area, games, vendors, balloons, draws with prizes, demo's, and soooo much more FUN for family (and kids within)   In addition, we will have family/child friendly vendors who will be showcasing their products/services. 100 swag bags for the first 100 in line.

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Family Fun Day Market

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marritt Hall – Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road South
Jerseyville, Ontario L0R 1R0 Canada
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Join us Sunday February 19th for our Family Fun Day Market at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in the Merritt Hall. Lots of family activities, local vendors, food trucks, swag bags + more! Come spend your family day with us.

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Pancakes & Pups (SOLD OUT)

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Caledonia Fair, 151 Caithness Street East
Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1C2
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The Pups Save Breakfast! ​Join us on Family Day Monday, February 20th, 2023 between 8am-11am for a delicious eat-in breakfast in support of Mary Poppin's Preschool and the Caledonia Agricultural Society. ​There will be two seatings: 8:00am-9:30am, and 9:30am-11:00am. Please note that the 9:30am-11:00am seating is now sold out. Tickets are still available for the 8:00-9:30am seating. ​Your delicious breakfast will be cooked fresh to order when you arrive. ​Enjoy special visits & photo-ops with your favourite pups! ​

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Family Day – Big Blue Blocks – Presented by Hamilton Children’s Museum

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 2B9 Canada
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Free

The Hamilton Children’s Museum will be popping up at the Ancaster Old Town Hall on Family Day. Families are invited to build and play with the Big Blue Blocks, designed to inspire children to create their own inventions, environments and activities.

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Family Day at Dundurn

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3E7 Canada
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Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site. On a guided tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle, discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live below stairs. Your admission to Dundurn Castle includes admission to The Hamilton Military Museum - visit this neighbouring Museum for a self-guided experience with dress-up and engaging activities, while exploring the historical figures who lived in Hamilton during the War of 1812…

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The Gages – An Early Upper Canadian Family

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Battlefield House Museum, 77 King St W
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 5E5 Canada
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Visit the 200-year-old Gage home on Family Day and experience the work and play of an early Upper Canadian family.  

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Family Day Model Train Show

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 900 Woodward Ave
Hamilton, Ontario L8H7N2 Canada
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Join the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers and the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology for a special display of model trains in the 1913 Electric Pumphouse building. Visitors of all ages are invited to see the miniature trains and speak with club members to learn about this fascinating hobby. Train-themed crafts and activities will also be provided by the museum. Entrance to the Train Show is free and drop-in, no tickets required. If you also plan to tour the museum…

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Imagination Movers at Burlington Performing Arts Centre

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario L7S1T7 Canada
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Imagination Movers are a rock band for families and the Emmy-winning stars of a hit TV series seen worldwide on the Disney Junior channel. There are 76 episodes of ‘Imagination Movers’ translated in more than 20 languages. In 2020, all episodes became available on the Disney+ streaming network. In 2022, The Movers celebrate their 20th birthday, having started when four friends from New Orleans brainstormed a show that would feature quality music and positive male role models while inspiring teamwork and…

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That’s Not All!

Don’t feel like you need to attend an official Family Day event, there are lots of other things you can do with your kids to make some memories.

Ice skate on one of these outdoor ice rinks.

Enjoy the great outdoors with a kid-approved hike through nature.

Maybe some cross-country skiing?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is Family Day?

A: This year it is observed on Monday, February 20, 2023. It is always on the third Monday in February.

Q: Is Family Day a stat holiday?

A: It is one of the 9 public holidays in Ontario, and in the provinces where it’s observed: New Brunswick, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

Q: What’s open on Family Day in Ontario?

A: Some major attractions (like the Toronto Zoo and Ripley’s Aquarium) and points of interest (like Malls) may be open, while municipal offices, the LCBO, and most grocery stores will be closed. Today is a day to call before you head anywhere to avoid disappointment.

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