McHappy Day – May 6


Mark your calendars, Moms, because this Wednesday, May 6 is McHappy Day! This is the one time each year where you are fully encouraged to go to McDonald’s!  A portion of every Big Mac, Happy Meal or hot McCafe beverage sold for the entire day will go to Ronald McDonald Houses and children’s charities in our area.


London is home to a fabulous hospital which draws patients from all over southwestern Ontario and we are fortunate to have a Ronald McDonald House right next door. Because we are lucky to live right here, most of us will never have the need to stay in the RMH or have any firsthand knowledge of what goes on inside. The RMH provides affordable accommodation (only $10/night) for families of children who are in the hospital recovering from illness or injury, or receiving treatment. Families will have a home away from home, a hot dinner every night, somewhere to sleep, shower, play, and decompress.

Even for us locals, when your child is in the hospital, parents end up staying there also. Living in the hospital with your child as they recover from a surgery or illness can be overwhelming and exhausting in every possible way. The Ronald McDonald Family Room on the paediatric floor provides a place for parents to nap, shower, use a computer, have some snacks, get a coffee, and take a break from the hospital. When siblings come to visit their sister or brother, parents can take them to the Family Room for some one-on-one time. The room is invaluable.


Get your morning coffee, stop in for lunch, bring the whole family for dinner. You are also invited to make a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities at any time! Use  #McHappyDay to spread the word and help raise money for this amazing cause.

Birthday Parties in London: Part 4


This is the last installment of our list of places to have your child’s birthday party. London has so many awesome and unique places to host a party, many just didn’t fit into a category that could be defined as anything other than: FUN. So, there they are!



Both the Centre branch and the Stoney Creek branch offer birthday parties with one hour in a party room and one hour in the gym or the Treehouse (Stoney Creek only). Pizza, juice and a party host are included! See the link for more information.

Storybook Gardens

Storybook has party packages for spring, summer and winter! Spend some time in the pavilion for refreshments and cake, and then spend the day on the rides and exploring the park with friends! See the link for more information.


Good old McDonald’s has been throwing birthday parties for decades! A McDonald’s host will entertain your guests with games and activities, the playland, and even a Happy Meal to make everyone happy. See the link for more information.

Adventures on Wonderland

AOW has three party packages to choose from, all with add-ons to customize your party experience. Enjoy lots of time to play on their indoor playland and an hour in a private playroom with drinks and a cake. See the link for more information.


Kidscape has three party packages to choose from, depending on whether your child would like to spend a lot of time on the indoor playground or making ceramic plates in the art room. Either way, they will have time in a private party room with the option of adding on food. See the link for all of the information.


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