I remember when Family Day first became a holiday. I thought it was the most pointless holiday every, especially since my reading week always fell on Family Day Weekend so I never really an extra day off school. However, just yesterday, I was sitting at home moaning about how the weekend isn’t long enough when I remembered that Monday is a holiday, meaning I don’t have to work! I get to sleep in and then spend the day with my family.
If you forgot that it’s a long weekend and are now looking for something to do, here are just a few of the many events this weekend.
Winterfest – Head over to the Audley Recreation Centre between 11am-4pm for a fun day filled with ice painting, s’mores, wagon rides and much more! All the activities are free, however, you will want to bring some money so you can enjoy the delicious vendors that will be there.
Family Day Event – For $15/family, you can spend the day at the Pickering Rec Centre, which is offering a vast array of activities. There is something for everybody as activities range from fitness classes to balloon archery, arts and crafts to dancing, and much more!
Scotiabank Free Family Skating Day – Grab your skates and head over to one of the many arenas offering free skating times for Family Day. Please check the site for times and note that some times are reserved for younger children only. Remember to dress warm and stay safe!
Family Day at the Canadian Automotive Museum – The museum has extended its hours to allow families more time to visit. A day at the museum will be filled with cars (obviously), crafts, activities and even guided tours. Check site for costs.
Family Day at the Oshawa Museum – This free event is a fun day for all. This museum promises a colourful experience for its visitors, so head on down!
Beauty and the Beast at Casa Loma – This is a perfect day for the princess in all of us. Wear your prettiest dress or most handsome suit and spend the day in a castle. Casa Loma will be featuring some of the costumes from the upcoming live-action film as well and themed activities and special performances. The film doesn’t come out for another month, but you can live the magic this weekend.
The Canadian International AutoShow – The AutoShow is a fun day for everyone, even people who aren’t into cars. What makes the auto show so much fun is it’s not like a museum where you walk around but don’t touch. With some exceptions, you are encouraged to touch the cars, open doors, sit in them, and even push buttons! This show features older, heritage cars, new models of cars, and even concept cars. So head down to see not only the automobiles of the past, but the future too!
How are you spending your Family Day? Comment below!