Family Day is coming up on Feb. 17, 2020 and there are TONS of fun, family-friendly events to take part in here in London, Ontario throughout Family Day weekend. There are even some FREE activities listed below. Gather the family and start making your plans now!
I love the idea behind Family Day. Sure, we have lots of holidays where we spend time with family, but this one feels so low pressure. There’s no huge meal to make, no gifts to buy, no decorating to do. Instead, it’s focused solely on spending time together and enjoying the company of your family. When you think about it, this might just be the best holiday of the year!
Family Day London Ontario
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to try out fishing and see if it’s something you might want to pursue as an ongoing hobby.
The Ontario Government designates four periods throughout the year as license-free. The first this year is Family Fishing Weekend, February 15-17, 2020. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Learn more here.
Come celebrate Family Day with us! Boler Mountain will be open extended hours for on Family Day, Monday, February 17: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm.
There’s lots to do on Family Day at Storybook Gardens.
Event Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
There’s lots to do on Family Day at Storybook Gardens. In addition to our beautiful ice skating trail, this Family Day enjoy BBQ pancake breakfast and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the park (Additional fees applies for wagon ride and pancakes). Beavertails pastry treats available at the rink-side concession stand.
Join us for some outdoor family fun! The first 50 families can tap their own tree! Enjoy a Campfire, demonstrations and then our famous hot pancakes dripping with our very own maple syrup!
Monday, February 17, 10 am to 3 pm. $2 per person or $10 a carload.
Longwoods Road Conservation Area will be offering Family Day snowshoe rental, weather permitting, on Monday afternoon, February 17th! The smell of a wood fire attracts you to the heritage log cabin where inside around the woodstove, hang dozens of wood and rawhide traditional style snowshoes. Friends and family are invited to try out snowshoeing, one of the oldest forms of winter travel!
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority staff will be on hand to teach you all you will need to know to enjoy an afternoon of fun at Longwoods. Learn about the history of snowshoeing, the different styles, and most of all, enjoy a quick outdoor lesson. Wear low or no healed winter boots and dress for an hour or two of outdoor fun! We have lots of woodland trails, or explore the Ska-Nah-Doht Village!
Snowshoe rentals will be available when conditions are suitable – a base of at least 10 cm (4 inches) of snow and no ice is ideal. Check our Facebook page for last minute updates or call us Sunday mornings 519-264-2420 to check our answering message for conditions.
When you arrive at the conservation area, admission is at the Pay and Display machine at the entrance – coin or credit card only – $5 per vehicle. Alternatively, purchase a 2020 Parking Pass for $60 (available for purchase that day at the cabin). It is good for day use at all LTVCA public conservation areas.
Further on in the conservation area, the cabin will be open for rentals at noon and the last rentals will go out no later than 3:30 p.m. The rental fee per pair is $8 including hst (cash, debit or credit) paid at the cabin. Staff will request to hold your driver’s license as a deposit on the snowshoes until they are returned.
All snowshoes must be returned to the cabin by 4:15 p.m. and cannot leave the park. We have many different sizes of snowshoes from which to choose – little ones for youngsters around 4 years old, through to big ones for adults over 175 lbs.
There is a limited number available so come early to avoid disappointment. Visitors are welcome to bring their own snowshoes as well. There is no cross-country ski rental on site.
Join us on February 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm for the Friends of the London Civic Gardens Complex Children’s Workshop where participants will create their own Winter Garden with dried plant material.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeremy McNeil (UWO Biology Prof.) will speak about the importance of winter dried material to insects!
Gardeners are now being asked to NOT clean up their gardens in the fall. This workshop will tell you why and how this dried material benefits wildlife and insects.
$12 Per Child – Pre-Registration required (Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please no more than one child per adult). Minimum Age: 5 + yrs. old and those who are young at heart.
To preregister, call 519-472-3553 or Email [email protected]
with # of children, # of adults attending and your contact information.
Black History Month Family Day Celebration
Our Community is Our Strength Saturday, February 15 10 am – 2 pm, Main Floor, Central Library Join us on Family Day weekend for fun activities for the whole family! We will have performances, music, limbo dancing, games, crafts and more. Everyone is welcome!
Kente Cloth Art
9+ years – Learn the origins of kente cloth and symbolic meanings of the colours. Create kente art patterns using paper and markers to add to our wall mural. In celebration of Black History Month. • CHERRYHILL Feb. 1–29, Library hours
• BEACOCK Body Collage (Family) Saturday, Feb. 15, 2–4 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Imagination Station is our drop-in program for adults and children that promotes self-directed communication, collaboration, and creativity. Studio monitors will provide you with a range of art-making activities including painting, drawing, and sculpture!
Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Get inspired by our exhibitions, make art, listen to music, or take a pop tour. See century-old artifacts from our collections, look into the eyes of a hundred-year-old portrait, or hunt for London sites hidden in the landscape paintings. Enjoy smart, hands-on fun for the entire family.
Start Time : February 17, 9:30 am
End Time : 11:00 pm
Description : OPEN Family Day – Monday, February 17, 2020 Play Centre open 10am – 9pm. All activities first come first served.
So much to choose from! How will you spend time with your loved ones this Family Day?