Family Day is coming up on Feb. 19, 2018 and there are TONS of fun, family-friendly events to take part in here in London, Ontario. There’s even quite a selection of FREE activities listed below. Gather the family and start making your plans now!
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free, the first this year being February 17-19, 2018 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday). With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Learn more here.
Spend quality time together this Family Day weekend and challenge your loved ones to one or all five of these oversized games.
- Giant Snakes & Ladders
- Giant Yahtzee
- Human Hungry Hippos
- Connect Four
Open all weekend for Family Day! All activities included with general admission. February 17, 2018 to 19th, 2018. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lego Leagues welcomes you to take part and play three of the best LEGO titles at a local movie theatre this year! Join us to experience the best live-action family-gaming events on the big screen! Challenge friends in the Battle Arenas for a fun-filled weekend and the chance to win some great prizes!
Monday, February 19, Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Looking for a family outing to celebrate Family Day? Tour Eldon House and enjoy hands-on activities for children and adults in our Interpretive Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in or register.
Cost: $10.00 (incl. HST) per person or $30.00 for families (up to 5 in a family).
Enjoy outdoor fun with your family. The day will feature outdoor activities including a campfire and demonstrations. Learn how the trees are tapped! Dan and Mary Lou Smoke will be holding a blessing of the forest ceremony. Enjoy mouthwatering pancakes with warm maple syrup by a wood stove.
Monday, February 19, 11 am to 11 pm. $34.95 plus tax per lane per hour and 1/2 price shoe rental.
The ice is booked at Argyle Arena.
The hot chocolate has been arranged.
So . . . mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!
On Family Day, the Argyle Community Association is pleased to host a two-hour free family skate. All ages are welcome to come out and join us on the ice to enjoy this free holiday activity!
Make maracas, Matryoshkas, mosaics, and more! Meet London women from around the world as they teach you a traditional craft from Colombia, China, the Cree nation, India, Russia and Syria. Take a pop tour of our exhibitions. Join us for an afternoon of art fun for the entire family.
Longwoods Road Conservation Area will be offering Family Day snowshoe rental, weather permitting, on Monday, February 19! 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 519-264-2420 to check our answering message for conditions.
The cabin will be open for rentals at noon and the last rentals will go out no later than 3:30 p.m. 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. 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. Visitors are welcome to bring their own snowshoes as well. There is no cross-country ski rental on site. $4 per car entry fee to Longwoods Conservation Area.
RED SKY AT NIGHT – Ages 9+
We’re always excited for our Family Friendly Paint-Afternoons!. Kids often want an opportunity to tag along after seeing the paintings their parents bring home from our night time events, so this is a great way to try something creative together! ??
EACH TICKET COMES WITH: individual cheese, veggie & cracker plate from The Root Cellar!
COST: $35 or save $10 and buy a pair of tickets
– 1 cheese, veggie & cracker plate
– All supplies – 11×14 canvas
– 2 hours of step-step teaching time
– Clean up crew
There are two Options at Checkout:
Single Ticket – $35
Two Tickets -$60
There’s lots to do on Family Day at Storybook Gardens. In addition to our beautiful ice skating trail, this Family Day enjoy the all-day pancake breakfast served by the campfire, visit with CANBear the 9 foot polar bear, meet the animal ambassadors from Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the park (additional fee applies for wagon ride).
Beautiful Outdoor Skating Plus a Hot Crispy Beavertail Pastry! Enjoy an outdoor skate on the refrigerated 250 metre skating trail at Storybook Gardens, then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a hot, fresh Beavertail pastry from the rink-side concession stand.
Food, inflatables, face painting, live reptiles, balloon animals and more.
A day of gaming fun for the whole family! Tons of board games to learn and play – plus, some cool prizes!
Lending Library with demo copies available for play to any attendee at no charge!
Demos throughout the day: run throughs of Games from the lending library by or for experienced gamers.
We have dozens of games for you to try! From family-friendly hits like Ticket to Ride and Forbidden Island, to modern strategy classics like Catan and Pandemic.
Games for little kids like Spot It and Animal Upon Animal, and games for big kids, like Exploding Kittens and Munchkin.
Don’t know what to pick? Our friendly game volunteers can help you choose something fun and teach you how to play! Find a new favourite!