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Family Day long weekend is this weekend: Saturday February 18 -Monday February 20. It is the perfect chance to spend some quality time together with your kids. There's lots of fun stuff going on in the big city and beyond. Check out our list below of indoor entertainment and outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy.

At Dave and Buster's there's something for everyone.

We have over 300 interactive games including the newest most innovated games in our Million Dollar Midway. As well the food is always fresh, always fun, we've got whatever suits your appetite

Opening at 10am on Family Day (Monday February 20) Located at 120 Interchange Way at Hwy 7 and Hwy 400 in Vaughan



Ceramics Canada

Create Memories with your family this Family Day. Explore your creativity while spending quality family time together at Ceramics Canada this Family Day. Save 10% off ceramic pieces. Open Monday 10am to 5pm. Walk-ins welcome.


Family Day Adventures at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Celebrate Family Day weekend outdoors with activities for all ages. Explore 27 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails or 10 km. of snowshoe trails. Also: Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Adventure Play Park and roasting s’mores over an outdoor fire pit. Wax hut, lessons, snack bar, gift shop. An easy daytrip – near Collingwood.


Playdium is the Ultimate Place to Play!

Experience the ultimate high-tech, interactive, virtual & physical entertainment on Family Day weekend. Try the New XD Dark Ride – a motion simulated thrill ride that transcends time, space and imagination!

Playdium Mississauga, 99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga
Ph. 905.273.9000 E.

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BIG BAD WOLF IS BACK! Family Day & March Break Matinees

Big Bad Wolf vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at this children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem.

Featuring audience sing-alongs, goofy chases, and a true lesson in friendship, this interactive show will engage and delight children, while Second City’s sly humour ensures parents will be laughing along with them.



INDOOR Family Festival at the Markham Fair Grounds on Family Day Weekend, February 18th - 20th, 2017. Over 35,000 sq ft of activity stations, play zones, interactive inflatables, a performance stage, dance parties, and 30+ vendors - this three day long celebration of the imagination will have families creating, exploring and playing together.

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Blue Mountain Village

There’s no better way to spend Family Day Weekend than at Blue Mountain Village! Gather the family for a weekend of active adventure and entertainment. Head off on a scavenger hunt, get moving with our groove dancing, take in a fireworks show and much more.

Visit for details.



Family Fun Fest features a large indoor amusement park, just for Family Day weekend! Boasting an impressive line-up of Kiddy Rides, Jumping Castles, Giant Slides, Obstacle Courses, Arcade Games, Attractions, Carnival Games and Interactive entertainment! Best Family day weekend event in Toronto!

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Snowflakes & Starlight

Saturday February 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Memorial Park, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

Presenting Sponsor: Stouffville Academy of Music and Dance

A magical evening of skating, music, BeaverTails, Hot Chocolate, Anna and Elsa, Face Painting, Fire Dancing, Lantern Making with the W-S Museum, and a spectacular fireworks display! Skating dependent on weather, bring your own skates.

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Brimacombe Ski

Get the family off the couch and onto the slopes this winter at Durham's largest ski area, less than an hour east of Toronto. From lift tickets and lessons, to rentals and retail, to food and family time Brimacombe has your family covered.

Receive a Buy One, Get One Free Lift Ticket Coupon, for a return visit, with the purchase of a Full-Day Lift Ticket on Family Day!


Family Day at the Hockey Hall of Fame

Celebrate Family Day at the Hall – simulation games, theatres, the world’s greatest collection of hockey artifacts and hands-on access to the Stanley Cup!

Plus, don’t miss your chance to catch the Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial Exhibit in its final weeks! An immersive tribute to 100 years of pride and passion, this limited-time exhibit pays homage to those who have worn the blue and white and highlights some of the most iconic moments in franchise history. On now until March 6, 2017.



Kids Fest Toronto is back. Featuring new inflatables, new entertainment and a whole lot of fun! Kids Fest TO has taken over Hall 6 of the International Centre making it the LARGEST inflatable festival in Canada. Make this Family Day Weekend one to remember.

Visit for more details.

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Award Winning Glama Gal Tween Spa is a Spa Just For Girls of All Ages.

Indulge in dessert inspired manis & pedi's or visit our Glam Labs to Create your own Ooh La La Perfume, Body Scrub Sundae's, Glosses or Glitter Lotion. Don't forget to check out our "Pinktique" for Tween'alicious Treats. Providing the Best Spa Birthday Parties, Spa Services for Girls, Be YOU Workshop Sessions, PA Day Camp's and much more..Our PINK Motto: Be Confident! Be Positive! BE YOU! Locations in Vaughan, Ajax, Oakville, Newmarket, Toronto, Markham, Sudbury, Barrie and Blue Mountain.

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Bata Shoe Museum

Chill with us BSM style on Family Day Monday and experience a magical winter wonderland! Enjoy arts & crafts, hands on demonstrations, ISpy in the galleries, try-on shoes and and special viewing of the film The Snow Queen. Sponsored by Bruce Etherington & Associates. For more information, visit

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Come to YPT on Family Day for an adventure of ENORMOUS proportions!

This rollicking MUSICAL version of the beloved children’s classic returns after a sold-out run in 2014.

James and the Giant Peach is “theatre for young audiences as it should be: tasty and entertaining but with something to chew on as well.” – Toronto Star


Sounds and Insights Family Day Weekend Festival at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Sunday, February 19 & Monday, February 20
11 am to 3 pm

Bring the family for fun, interactive programs and discover the world of Lawren Harris and his special interest in classical music.
• Take part in Family Art Workshops
• Listen to Kops Records spin vinyl LPs and talk music
• Enjoy special performances at 1:30 pm

Free with gallery admission. Kids 12 and under eat free!
For more details click here.