This Weekend in London

may

It’s the long weekend! Once upon a time, May 2-4 meant something entirely different than it does once you have kids. ;) So, your plans now may involve a lot more gardening than tanning on a beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! Here is what is happening around town:

LONDON MAJORS

The London Majors are back in action at Labatt Memorial Park. Take your kids out to the ballpark and have some fun this Friday, May 15 for the Home Opener. The game begins at 7:35pm against the Hamilton Cardinals. Tickets are only $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Storybook is open for the spring/summer season as of this Saturday, May 16! All amusement park rides are open and the park will be open daily for play. For hours and admission, see here.

FANSHAWE PIONEER VILLAGE

Fanshawe Pioneer Village opens for the season this weekend for it’s 56th season. It will be open Saturday from 10:00am to 4:30pm, admission is $7. Have a little historical fun this weekend!

PLAY ON! 4 ON 4 HOCKEY

Victoria Park and it’s surrounding streets will be host to the Play On! 4 on 4 hockey tournament this Saturday and Sunday. Registration is closed for the event, but spectators are welcome! Come cheer on your friends or see if you can spot the next hometown hero in action.

TOONIE SWIM

The May schedule for City of London Aquatics Toonie Swims is out and one is this weekend! Friday, May 15 from 7:15 until 9:00pm at the South London Community Pool. Admission is only $2.00 per person.

Pre-Teen Much Music Video Dance Party

Centennial Hall is hosting a Much Music Video Dance Party for all kids in grades 6 to 8 this Friday, May 15 from 7:00 to 11:00pm. Admission is $12 per student, photo ID is required (photo copy of health card or passport).

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Did you know that Boler is more than just a ski hill? Their Tree Top Adventure Park and Mountain Bike Trails are now open for the spring season. Reservations are recommended for the Tree Top Adventures and can be done online: http://www.bolermountain.com/treetop/

SPRAY PADS

The City of London Spray Pads (excluding Storybook Gardens) will be functional as of this Saturday morning at 9am!

This Weekend in London

weekend February

Baby, it’s cold outside. While we wait for that thermostat to get back to single (negative) digits, try to warm up with some of these fun activities!

COMMUNITY LIVING LONDON: NIGHT OF HEROES

Known as one of the best fundraisers of the whole year, the annual Night of Heroes fashion show pairs Community Living London clients with local heroes from London and area. Music, laughter, dancing, and an amazing silent auction round out this night of fun. The event is TONIGHT Thursday, February 26 at the London Convention Centre. The doors open and silent auction begins at 6:00pm, the fashion show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $50 each or reserve a table of ten for $500. For tickets, see HERE.

WOMEN’S WAREHOUSE SALE

The Women’s Warehouse Sale is back with the same great deals on women’s clothing: athletic wear, casual and lifestyle clothing. 40-60% all brand name clothing and accessories. The Sale is running Friday, February 27 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday, February 28 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, see HERE.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

Two great games are happening at the Bud this weekend. The London Knights are playing the Guelph Storm Friday night at 7:30. The London Lightning are taking on Mississauga Power at 7:00pm on Saturday evening.

STORYBOOK GARDENS SKATING

It is the LAST WEEKEND to skate around the trail at Storybook Gardens. The skate trail and miniature play village are open Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.. Storybook Gardens skate trail closes for the winter season on March 1st.

WALK TO REMEMBER

The Bereaved Families of Ontario are having their 18th annual Walk to Remember at Westmount Shopping Centre this Sunday, March 1. Registration is at 9:30am and the indoor walk is from 10:00am to 11:30am. There will be refreshments, prizes and draws for all participants. If you have had a child or sibling die in your family, please see HERE for more information.

 

This Weekend in London

weekend February

It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day and if you’re not going to spend it outside playing in the mounds of snow or inside crafting those incredible, heart-shaped, Pinterest-inspired works of art with your kids, then might we suggest something like this:

LA BOHEME

La Boheme is on stage at the Paul Davenport Theatre this weekend with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Plan a night out with your sweetheart or girlfriends before the chaos of next weekend!

LONDONLICIOUS

Instead of fighting the hoards of other romantics next weekend, plan a night out with your love this weekend and take advantage of the last few days of Londonlicious! For one set price, enjoy the best that some of London’s most fantastic restaurants have to offer. Londonlicious winter edition ends Sunday night.

TOBOGGANING

The snow is here, you may as well enjoy it! While this isn’t a planned event in London, the hills will be alive with the sounds of squealing and laughter. Check in with our Facebook Page to weigh in on the best slopes in London. Doidge Park and Basil Grover Park top our list!

ESCAPE

Have you heard of Escape? You and three friends (or five or seven) get locked in a room and the clock begins to tick as you need to escape. Insight, logic, teamwork. There’s even a GroupOn for it right now!

BUDWEISER GARDENS

There is only one game happening this weekend! On Friday night, the London Knights are playing the Niagara IceDogs at 7:30pm.

 

 

This Weekend in London

Dec 26

Whether you’re still feeling the holiday cheer or you would like to pack it in and move on, here are some ideas to keep you busy this weekend:

BUDWEISER GARDENS

London Lightning basketball is happening at the Budweiser Gardens this Saturday, December 27. They’re playing the Brampton A’s, tip off is at 7:00pm. Sunday afternoon, the London Knights take on the Windsor Spitfires at 2:00pm.

WILD KRATTS LIVE!

Wild Kratts, Live! are coming to the Centennial Hall this Saturday, December 27. The show is at 1:00pm.

SHREK, THE MUSICAL

Shrek is still running at the Grand Theatre! There are performances this weekend on Saturday at 1:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm. Pack up the family and get your Ogre on.

SKATING

Tim Hortons free skates are happening at Earl Nichols, Stronach, Argyle, and Oakridge Arena’s this weekend. For dates and times, see HERE. For other arena times, see HERE.

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Museum is open and full of fun for the kids. Mad Science, Kwanzaa, Fizzing Candy Canes and more! The doors are open between 10:00am and 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Boler is open for skiing and snowboarding with a special Boxing Day sale! $25 for an all-day ticket until December 29th. The weather may feel a bit like spring, but the mountain has snow, so grab your skis (or rent from them!).

This Weekend in London

Nov14

Whether you are in the Christmas spirit yet or not, the City of London sure is! Get ready for a blast of Christmas bazaar’s and sales beginning this weekend. Holding out that hohoho until December? Don’t worry, we have some other things happening as well!

London Music Hall: T.I

T.I is coming to the London Music Hall tonight, November 13, 2014. Tickets are available online and at the Music Hall box office. The doors open at 7:30pm. This is a 19+ event.

Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse Sale

Coming to the Western Fair Grounds, Progress Building this Friday, November 14th until Wednesday, November 19th. All the toys and books that will be on your children’s wish lists will be there!

Holiday Rag Bag Bazaar at The Grand Theatre

Saturday, November 15 from 11:00am to 4:00pm visit The Grand Theatre on Richmond Row to browse through 50 vendors selling handmade, vintage, and upcycled work. Whether you are in the mood to shop for others or just find something unique for yourself, there will be a gorgeous selection from unique artists and artisans from London. This is not your average craft sale! Come and be inspired.

Budweiser Gardens

This weekend at the Bud the London Knights are playing the Owen Sound Attack on Friday evening at 7:30pm and on Saturday night at 7:00pm the London Lightning will be taking on the PEI Storm. For tickets click HERE or visit the Budweiser Gardens box office.

Jingle Bell Walk & Run for Arthritis

The Arthritis Society is hosting a fun Walk & Run to support the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. They raise money for research, education and services. The event is being held this Saturday, November 15 at Springbank Park. Registration opens at 8am. There will be a 2K, 5K, and 10K option, open to all.

Firebirds Festive Bazaar

If you’re going to be in southwest London this Saturday, November 15, stop in at ARTHUR FORD PUBLIC SCHOOL from 9:00am to 4:00p, for their bazaar featuring handcrafted items, baked goods, and independent company consultants. Admission is FREE and all funds will be put towards buying new playground equipment for their kindergarten program! 617 Viscount Road

 

If you know of an event coming up in London and area that you want us to share email jill@londonmoms.ca