Family Arts Day at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts (HCA) presented by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

126 James Street South, Hamilton

Get active and creative at HCA this winter! You’re invited to our all-ages Family Arts Day fun at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts on February 18, 9am-3pm. Join us for a full day of FREE activities led by our talented artist-educators. Parents, grandparents, babies, children, and friends can choose from a variety of unique classes in visual arts, dance, music, and more! Pre-registration is required for the classes.

Family Day at Dundurn

12:00 to 4:00 pm

Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard

Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site on Family Day!

On a guided tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle, discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live below stairs. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities throughout their tour and sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for a self-guided experience with dress-up and engaging activities, while exploring the historical figures who lived in Hamilton during the War of 1812 and First World War.

Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors/Youth: $10, Children: $6.50, Infants: Free, Family: $32. Save 20% when you buy online


Family Day Activities

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

Tour the Nature Centre and visit the farm animals at the Children's Farm. Hopefully there will be snow -- so build a snow sculpture, Toboggan, ski or just do snow angels. There will be special activities and a craft too! Enjoy a round of Disc Golf, snow shoe or walk along some of our 13km of trails. Should also be a great day for outdoor photography.


Family Day Open House

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington

Spend the afternoon at Ireland House Museum on Family Day!  Participants can look forward to exploring the Ireland family home, lemon shortbread cookie demonstrations by the hearth (sampling too of course!) and creating a family keepsake craft.  Admission is $15 per family at the door (includes 2 adults and up to 4 children).


Family Day Comedy Classics

12:00 to 4:00 pm

Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West

Tour the McQuesten home as it was in 1939 and then head to the renovated Stable to enjoy short comedy classic films such as The Little Rascals, The Three Stooges, and Laurel and Hardy. Share the fun of classic family entertainment of the 1930s. Refreshments available for purchase.

Cost: Adults: $7.50, Seniors/Youth: $6.50, Children: $5.50, Infants: Free, Family: $22

Family Day Open House at De La Sol Yoga

9:00 am to 1:00 pm 

Both locations - Hamilton and Waterdown 

Come celebrate with us at our Open House on Monday, February 18, 2019. This is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, tour the studio, and learn more about yoga. On this day ALL classes are FREE for EVERYONE. PLUS: New students you can also sign up for our intro special—30 days of UNLIMITED yoga—for only $30. This offer is only available for purchase in the studio on the day of the Open House, so don’t miss it! PLUS PLUS: Our SALE starts on the same day! Get your class passes so you’re ready to continue your yoga journey. PLUS PLUS PLUS: We’re giving away an entire YEAR of unlimited yoga to one lucky visitor, and we have even more prizes lined up for visitors who fill out a ballot at the Open House


Family Day Skate – FREE

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Harry Howell Arena, 27 Hwy 5, Waterdown

Everyone (not just families) and your friends are invited to join us on Family Day at Harry Howell Arena for skating from 3-5 pm. When your feet get tired, or your stomach starts to rumble, we will have chili and games in the big room! Let this great day of fun be the highlight of your long weekend plans!

Family Fun Day: Trains, Trains and More Trains

12:00 to 4:00 pm

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue

Visit our educational activity stations: build, experiment - make a sun-dial to take home. Gather alongside the model railroad train track where the model steam trains will be running.

Suitable for children 5 years and up. Adult supervision is required.  This is a free event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

Hamilton Kids-Fest

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

What: Hamilton Kids-Fest -- Canada's largest indoor inflatable festival returns on Family Day Weekend! Blown up and ready for play will be some of North America's largest indoor inflatable rides. Kids will jump, bounce, slide, crawl and laugh their way through the day. All this, in addition to shows, interactive activities, games, crafts, character meet-and-greets, full access to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and more! Geared toward children 12 and under, this weekend will be chalked full of entertainment!


The Gages: An Early Upper Canadian Family

12:00 to 4:00 pm

Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West

Visit the 200 year-old Gage home on Family Day and experience the work and play of an early Upper Canadian family.

Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20. Save 20% when you buy online.


Inside Outside Family Day Festival

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas

The Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise and the Dundas Museum & Archives have come together once again for the Inside Outside Family Day Festival! Join the Rotary Club at the Driving Park for ice skating and carriage rides, then warm up with hot chocolate and indoor activities at the Museum. Visit both locations to win prizes the whole family will enjoy!


Hamilton Winterfest 2018

Family Day marks the last day of this celebration of Hamilton, community and the beauty of the season. Winter-inspired art exhibits, menus, heritage and recreation programming and so much more will bring Hamilton residents out of hibernation to connect with each other and explore the city from February 1st to the 18th.

Events happening on Family Day include:


Please visit the Winterfest website for events happening all weekend long.


Hamilton Kids Fest

February 16th to February 18th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Admission: Kids (age 2 to 17) unlimited all day ride wristband $25, Adults/Seniors (age 18+) $10, Family (2 Kids & 2 Adults/Seniors - only available online) $60.   On Family Day weekend, children bounce, slide, ride, craft, learn and laugh at Hamilton Kids-Fest. Kids-Fest is Canada’s largest inflatable festival, bringing a variety of fun and educational activities for children 12 and under. The inflatables are blown-up and ready for action, so that children can slide, ride and bounce all day. They range from large slides to toddler appropriate rides. On top of the fabulous inflatables, Kids-Fest offers shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more. Other activities, for an additional cost, at the 2019 Kids-Fest event include: Face painting, ceramic painting, sand art and more! Visitors to the Hamilton Kids-Fest can also check out the aircraft exhibits in the Museum at no additional cost. Parking is free.


Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Barrie Colts

February 18th, 2:00 pm

FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd


Little Chef’s Cake Decorating Class

4:00 pm to 6:00pm

Playville, 1070 Stone Church Road East

$35 per child +HST.  Cost includes an hour of play time plus a cake decorating class with Chef Chris which includes a personal sized cake, icing, toppings, cake box and children’s apron to take home.  5 years and older, space is limited, call 289-426-2621 to reserve

2019 Sugar Bush Tours

February 18th, 9:00 am

Richardson’s Farm and Market, 131 River Road, Dunnville

Welcome spring true Canadian style with a trip to our sugar bush. Take a wagon ride to the bush and join a guided tour to hear the legend of how maple syrup was discovered. Taste delicious pure maple taffy on snow. Chat with Farmer James at the evaporator as he boils the sap into "liquid gold". Satisfy your appetite with piping hot pancakes, melted butter and pure maple syrup.

Paint with the Ice Queen!

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Crock A Doodle, 105-101 Osler Drive, Dundas

Join us for this Special Event with the Ice Queen! We will start with pottery painting and a snack fit for a queen, followed by the Ice Queen joining us to sing, play games, and take pictures! $35 plus tax per child. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required to attend this special event. Ages 2 – 4 yrs – a parent is required to stay (only 1 per child permitted due to space). Ages 5+ drop off is allowed


Pancake Breakfast and Skate

February 18th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Carlisle Ice Rink, 1496 Centre Road, Waterdown

A Family Day FUN-raiser for Awesome Beginnings Co-operative Nursery School in Carlisle! We're in our 6th fantastic year of providing an AWESOME Breakfast and INCLUDED Family Skate on the day created for time spent with family - FAMILY DAY!   Join us and our Community partners for another FUN day at the rink! Breakfast is upstairs overlooking the Ice below.


Rainbow Mentors Family Art Day

February 18th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dundas Valley School of Art

Come out for a day of Family Fun at Dundas Valley School of Art. There will be painting/sketching, print making, and LEGO robotics. There is only room for 12 people with LEGO robotics so sign up before tickets are gone.  For the LEGO robotics it is the whole three hours and just one ticket per child participating; it is assumed an adult will be helping them. This event is open to families with kidlettes ages 4-16. Come out and have some fun. This is a free event for families.

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