Roses are red, violets are blue, this week in Toronto, there’s lots to see and do! Valentine’s Day is almost here, so open your hearts and embrace what the city has to offer this week. From bringing valentines to the zoo animals to seeing the Harlem Globetrotters, there’s something for everyone with kids this week in Toronto.
Valentines, Cupcakes and Teddy Bears at Casa Loma
Gather up some of your favourite bears and get ready for some great stories. After a reading of Little Red Riding Hood, all children receive 12 freshly-baked cupcakes, pink icing and a sprinkling of hearts to decorate them. All to take to grandma’s house of course! A children’s tour of Casa Loma completes the program. Spots remain in the 11:30 session only.
When it’s on: February 11 at Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, 647-725-1826.
Harlem Globetrotters at the Rogers Centre
Get ready to watch some dribbling, shooting and dunking with one of the most famous basketball teams of all time. Complete with their newest players, TNT, Tiny and Hops, the Globetrotters will delight fans with their moves. Fan favourites Big Easy, Special K, Scooter and Flight Time will also be on the floor.
When it’s on: February 11 and 12 at the Rogers Centre,1, Blue Jays Way, Toronto, 1-855-985-5000.
Valentine’s Weekend at the Zoo
Show your favourite zoo animals some love this weekend. Children age 12 and under who bring a valentine for the animals get in free! Maximum two adults per child.
When it’s on: February 11 and 12 at the Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, 416-392-5929.
Children’s Story Jam with Dennis Lee
Perfect for your budding little author, children ages 4 to 6 can work with poet and writer Dennis Lee on his new collection Melvis & Elvis, courtesy of Small Print Toronto. Besides giving Lee feedback on his soon-to-be published work, they can also bring and share their own writing or create something there. The event is hosted by novelist Vikki VanSickle.
When it’s on: February 11 at The Academy of the Impossible, 231 Wallace Avenue, Toronto.
Valentine Candy Making Family Workshop at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
Make old-fashioned candy and chocolates in the historic kitchen of Todmorden Mills, home to the Brewery Building and the Papermill Theatre and Gallery. Suitable for children age 6 and up.
When it’s on: February 12 at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, 416-392-2819.
Photo by Dyanna.
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