04 Feb

This is Where You Need to Go on Family Day 2020

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Take Family Day 2020 head-on and create those memories you’ve wanted to with your family and friends. Here is a list of many experiences available to you in Simcoe County for you to enjoy.

Family Day Trail Walk

What: Have fun outdoors exploring, learning and playing. There will be fun and interactive activities all day. Explore the trails by ski or snowshoe and stop to hand feed chickadees. Warm-up by an open fire while roasting bannock. Experience the best of winter fun by learning all about animal tracks & signs. See some of our raptors & reptiles up close and learn what makes them unique, and SO MUCH MORE!

When: February 17th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                

Where: 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON

Visit here for more information.

Snowman Mania

What: Our 15th annual Snowman Mania will be the best yet! Join us for four packed days of affordable fun for the whole family!

When: February 14th – Monday, February 17th

Where: 30 Lewis Street, Wasaga Beach

Visit here for more information.

Free Family Day Skate

What: Please join MP Doug Shipley and MPP Doug Downey for a free Family Day Skate! Enjoy some complimentary hot chocolate and skating with your family from 1 to 3 pm in Oro-Medonte.

When: February 17th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Where: Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 Line 4 North

What: Free Family Day Skate

Free Family Day Skate

What: Join MPP Doug Downey (Barrie – Springwater – Oro-Medonte) and MPP Andrea Khanjin (Barrie – Innisfil) for a fun Family Day Skate at the Holly Community Centre on February 17 from 1 to 3 pm.

When: Monday, February 17th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Where: 171 Mapleton Ave, Barrie, ON L4N 8T6, Canada

Visit here for more information.

Kidapalooza Family Festival

What: Kidapalooza Family Festival takes place at Markham Fairgrounds in 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event features Kidapalooza’s signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! This year ALL-NEW Mechanical Rides for the whole family and Life-size Animatronic Dinosaur Exhibit! Roaring, moving dinosaurs are taking over the Kidapalooza Festival!

When: Saturday, February 15th – Monday, February 17th 

Where: 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON

Visit here for more information.

Family Day with Tinkerbell and Peter Pan

What: Join us for a Family Day celebration with our good friends Tinkerbell and Peter Pan! Wear your costume, get an autograph, and sing-a-long!

When: Saturday, February 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Where: 60 Worsley Street, Barrie 

Visit here for more information.

Celebrate Family Day at the MacLaren 

What: Keep your family active and entertained this Family Day at the MacLaren! We have a full afternoon of exciting and affordable activities planned, including free tours of our current exhibitions and a special family workshop with regional artist Heather Riley. While you’re here, be sure to grab a cup of hot chocolate from our inviting Gallery Café!

Where: 37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie

When: February 17th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Visit here for more information. 

Family Day Workshop: Magnificent Multimedia College

What: Join regional artist Heather Riley for a special Family Day creative workshop. After gathering in the Rotary Education Centre, families will work together to create different artworks that will be combined into a beautiful family collage. Sign up in person at 1 pm on the day of the workshop, as space is limited. The fee is $5 per child/free for MacLaren Family membership holders (maximum of four children and two adults). Ideal for children ages 3 to 8 years old.

Where: Rotary Education Centre

When: February 17th, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Visit here for more information.

Family Day Magic Show & More

What: Family Day is the best day to spend quality time with your kids, and what better way to do that than at Kaleidoscope!

Our Family Day Show will delight your kids with BenTastic Magic show, and they will also get to meet transformer Bumblebee! Plus, you can win great Prizes on our Lottery.

Where: 11 King St unit 1, Barrie

When: February 17th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit here for more information.

 Family Day at the Simcoe County Museum 

What: Bring your favourite sled, borrow our snowshoes, and skate on our skating trail, while enjoying a day of old-fashioned winter fun. Museum Event rates: Museum members and preschoolers are admitted free, Adult $8, Senior/Youth $6 and Children $5.

Where: 1151 ON-26, Minesing

When: February 17th, 10:00 am.

Visit here for more information.

Family Weekend at Blue

What: Gather the family for a weekend of active adventure and entertainment! Enjoy indoor and outdoor family-friendly activities, get moving with our interactive groove dancing, take in a firework show, and so much more!

Where: 156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON

When: Saturday, February 15th – Monday, February 17th 

Visit here for more information.

Family Day Fun in Brampton

What: Join us for FREE, family-friendly activities to celebrate Family Day at your local community center! Various locations across Brampton.

Where: Neighbourhood Community Centre 

When: Monday, February 17th

Visit here for more information.

Family Day Weekend at the Ontario Science Centre 

What: Get your head in the game! Games are more than just fun—they are a window into your mind. Why do we play? How do games affect us? And why do they continue to entertain the kid in all of us?

Where: 770 Don Mills Road, North York 

When: Saturday, February 15th – February 17th 

Visit here for more information.


What: The Town of Penetanguishene’s Winterama event kicks off on Friday, February 14th, with a massive fireworks display and live outdoor music by local area bands, ice-carvings, the Fire-Guy will be there juggling fire and movie look-alike characters will be roaming the historic site. The fun continues for the entire weekend, including Monday, February 17th (Family Day 12 noon until 4 pm).

Where: 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene

When: February 14th, – February 17th

Visit here for more information.

Magical Kingdom: A Family Day Adventure 

What: This Family Day weekend joins us for an enchanting evening filled with fare and fun activities. Featuring a photo booth, an inflatable fun house, a magician, a balloon artist, a tattoo artist, face painting and a craft corner, plus a delicious buffet dinner, this magical event is fit for the entire family!

Where: 220 Gord Canning Drive, The Blue Mountains      

When: Saturday, February 15th

Visit here for more information.

We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun with their families this year. Are you planning on going somewhere this Family Day and don’t see it on the list? Let us know, and we will add it.


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