Family Day is upon us and Toronto has lots to see and do. From rides and games to skating and painting you can’t miss with great events like these. And if it’s not Family Day you’re looking for, there’s still lots going on. There’s plenty if you’re looking for what to do in Toronto with kids this week!
Kids-Fest at the International Centre
It’s a hopping good time at Kids-Fest with over 100,000 square feet of bouncy fun. Canada’s largest indoor inflatable show offers almost 40 different bouncy castles, stage shows, face painting and pony rides. Parents can enjoy browsing the vendor’s market place.
When it’s on: February 18 to 20 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, 905-779-0422.
Family Day Fest at Downsview Park
Come enjoy the fun of a large indoor amusement park, just for Family Day weekend. Full of rides, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, arcade games and interactive entertainment, there’s something to keep everyone happy at Family Day Fest! Most rides are aimed at children ages 2 to 12, with a few family rides for all to enjoy. Enter our great giveaway for a chance to win a VIP Family Pass.
When it’s on: February 18 to 20 at Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, 1-800-567-KIDS.
Family Fun Fair at the Rogers Centre
It’s a weekend of family fun at the Rogers Centre. Rides, carnival games and more will keep your family entertained! All day ride passes can be purchased for only $20.
When it’s on: February 18 to 20 at the Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, 416-341-3000.
Love, Scarborough at the Scarborough Museum
Spread the love by sharing what you love about Scarborough. Sip some cider, sample some chocolate and record individual and family stories at the Community Memories Kiosk. Admission by donation.
When it’s on: Weekends in February at the Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road, Toronto, 416-338-8807.
Family Day Weekend at the Science Centre
The Science Centre is chock full of fun this weekend. Enjoy a live demonstration on how birds fly, create parachutes and kites to take home, learn more about Da Vinci, electricity and astronomy, while taking in everything else the Science Centre has to offer! Special programs are also available to KidSpark visitors, age 8 and under.
When it’s on: February 18 to 20 at the Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, 416-696-1000.
Frosty Faeries Nature Walk at High Park
Learn all about the fairies and gnomes that live in the forest of High Park, and how they thrive in the snow. And you can even help them out by building them some well-insulated fairy homes. Suitable for all ages.
When it’s on: February 18 at High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Drive, Toronto, 416-392-1748 ext. 2.
Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront
Enjoy a day of free events all along Toronto’s Waterfront. Try out some skating, take in a dog sports demo or enjoy some arts and crafts. Also on the roster, HarbourKIDS SK8 Festival, music and magic tricks and Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs in Queen’s Quay Terminal!
When it’s on: February 20 at Toronto Waterfront. 207 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto. 416-596-9821.
Memorable Munsch at Solar Stage Children’s Theatre
Enjoy some of your children’s favourite stories come to life. The works of Robert Munsch, including Put Me in a Book, Alligator Baby, Just One Goal and Andrew’s Loose Tooth, are presented full of joy and laughter at the Solar Stage.
When it’s on: February 20, February 25, March 18 at the Solar Stage Theatre, 100 Upper Madison Avenue, Toronto. 416-368-8031.
African Canadian Children and Youth Literary Festival at the Toronto Public Library
Learn a little more about African culture through reading, writing and storytelling at the Toronto Public Library. The 6th annual festival will focus on Canadian authors and storytellers from the African Diaspora.
When it’s on: February 18 and 19 at York Woods Theatre, 1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, 416-395-5980.
Family Day at the AGO
The Art Gallery of Ontario turns into the Kids Gallery of Ontario (KGO) for Family Day. Kids can enjoy a day of art-making, including painting, sculpture and installation art, tours of the gallery and an installation of the children’s artwork in the Gallery as part of the first ever KGO Kid Nouveau exhibition. An opening party will start things off and the AGO will be offering a 20% discount on family passes that day.
When it’s on: February 20 at the AGO, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, 416-979-6648.
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