Family Day Activities

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Family Day is in one week on Monday, February 16. Do you need something fun to do? If staying at home isn’t your thing, here is what is happening in London:

ADVENTURES ON WONDERLAND

AOW is open for Family Day from 10am to 8pm AND they’re having a special for Grandparents – bring your grandkids and get $1.50 off each admission!

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The London Children’s Museum is open specially for Family Day this year from 10am to 5pm with lots of big things happening! Come and celebrate by learning about animal families and Black History Month at the Museum!

STORYBOOK GARDENS

The castle is open from 10am to 5pm on Monday for skating, hot chocolate, roasting marshmallows, and even a sleigh ride! ** At the time of posting, the website is showing that this event is still happening. Due to the unfortunate fire and destruction of the barn last week, this may be cancelled.

SKATING

NO PUBLIC SKATING AT ARENAS with the exception of free Family Day Public Skating at Kinsmen Arena from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Argyle Arena 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Stronach Arena 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Victoria Park and the Covent Garden Market will have skating hours during the day.

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Boler Mountain is extending their skiing and snowboarding hours on SUNDAY, February 15 – 9am to 9pm. Bring the family, stay up late!

SWIMMING

CGAC is open for regular programming until 3pm, with an additional rec swim from 1-3pm.

CHOCC pool is open ONLY from 1-3pm for a rec swim.

SLCP is open ONLY for a rec swim from 10-11:30am.

FLEETWAY

Fleetway is open 9am to 11pm on Family Day with all kinds of fun! Bowling, glow golf, rock climbing wall, Playdium, billiards, and of course – Dairy Queen!

PALASAD

Palasad is the place to be this Family Day! Enjoy half price classic pizzas all day – the perfect way to fuel your bowling, arcade, laser tag (south location only) or billiard games!

LASER QUEST

Celebrate Family Day with a triple play at Laser Quest! Three games for only $19 per person. Reserve now!

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY IN SPARTA

If you feel like taking a bit of a drive, head over to Sparta for lots of family fun with fortune telling, a scavenger hunt, the tea room and more!

MAKER FAMILY DAY

Is your child an aspiring techie? Bring them to the UnLab for a day of science and technology as you make a working flashlight together. $40 per family, please register in advance.

WINTERFEST SOUTH HURON 

South Huron is having it’s annual Family Day Winterfest! It starts with breakfast and ends with fireworks, all along the middle is great times for the whole family! Most activities are free, food is an additional charge.

FAMILY ZUMBA AT ELAN DANCE ARTS

Elan Dance Arts is offering FREE Zumba and Zumbini for families on Family Day! Zumbini is for parents and children 0-3 years old at 9:30am, Family Zumba for all ages at 10:30am and Family Fitness Boot Camp for all ages at 10:30am. Let them know you’re coming on Facebook!

 

Holiday Activities

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Sixteen days at home with all of the kids begins today! While most of us will have some holiday events at some point, there may still be a lot of down time to fill up and keep the kids busy. Here is what is open and when:

KIDSCAPE

Kidscape is open from Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6:00pm; Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  They are running a day camp for $22/day on December 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, and January 2. For more information and to register, visit HERE.

ADVENTURES ON WONDERLAND

Adventures on Wonderland is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Sundays from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

December 24 and 30 they close at 4pm. AOW is CLOSED on December 25, 26, 31 and January 1.

LONDON AQUATICS

All three indoor city pools (Canada Games Aquatic Centre, South London Community Pool, Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre) are open over the holidays with added recreational swim times.

Note that all three pools close at 11:00am on December 24 and December 31 and are CLOSED on December 25, 26, and January 1. For a full schedule of swim times, see HERE.

PUBLIC SKATING

The city skating rinks are open and ready for you! For skating times and locations, see the full schedule HERE. For Tim Hortons free skate times and locations, see HERE.

Weather permitting, the FREE rink at the Covent Garden Market is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Victoria Park is also FREE and open from 10:00am to 10:00pm daily, closed between 5:30-6:30 for ice resurfacing.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Storybook Gardens is open for your skating adventures around the park. For their full schedule and hours of operation, see HERE.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Children’s Museum is open for visiting and they are also hosting day camps for children 3 to 12 years old. Camps run from 8:30am to 5:30pm on December 22, 23, 29, 30, and January 2.

The Museum is closing early at 2:00pm on December 24 and January 31, and is CLOSED on December 25, 26, and January 1.  Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa through art and exhibits. For full hours and schedule of events, see HERE.

MOVIE THEATRES

Let’s all go to the movies! The Family Favourite movie at SilverCity this morning (December 20) at 11:00am is Fred Claus. There is no Family Favourite currently scheduled for December 27.

If you want to take your kids to the movies, there are some great kids movies playing over the holidays, including:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (PG)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG)

Annie (PG)

The Penguins of Madagascar (G)

Big Hero 6 (PG)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 (PG)

Into the Woods (PG) *opening December 25

For the Cineplex schedule (SilverCity in Masonville or Westmount & VIP) see HERE. For Rainbow Cinemas see HERE.