Family Day Weekend 2012 in #LdnOnt

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Family Day is celebrated in some Canadian provinces (Alberta, Ontario & Saskatchewan) on the third Monday in February. This day is set aside to celebrate the family. It’s meant for us to take time out of our busy lives to focus on our families and loved ones.  And there’s lots of fun to be had here in London.


Snowsnake & Winter Festival

What: Traditional First Nations winter sports like snowshoeing, the traditional Iroquoian sport of Snowsnake and dogsled rides. Children’s games, crafts and inuksuk making. Taste some soup in the Three Sisters Soup Cafe, observe artists at work in the gallery and keep warm with the fire in the longhouse while enjoying some bannock cooking.

When: February 18 & 19, 2012

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $3 per person or $10 per family (Children 5 & under free)

For More Info: Visit The Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Storybook Gardens Family Day Activities

What:  Skate on the 250 metre, triple loop skate trail, horse-drawn wagon rides, stories, crafts and activities inspired by the winter, feed the Storybook ducks, seal feeding and walk through the Enchanted Forest and down to the barn to say ‘hello’ to the animals.

When: February 20, 2012

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Adults $4.25, Children $3.25, Family $13.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

For More Info:  Visit Storybook Gardens

Black History Month at the Children’s Museum on Family Day

What: Black History Month on Family Day. Enjoy cultural dances, songs and storytelling. Play traditional games and work with tie-dye.  Participate in demonstrations on hair braiding, henna tattoos and more.

When:  February 20, 2012

Time:  11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Adults $7.00, Children (2 – 12) $2.00

For More Info:  Visit the Children’s Museum

Family Day Skating

What: Public and parent & tots public skating at various arenas with a $2.00 donation and a non-perishable food item for the London Food Bank.

When: February 20, 2012

Time:  (see below)

  •  Medway Arena 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Kinsmen Arena 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Nichols Arena – Parent & Tots 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm, Seniors Skate 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm , Public Skate 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Stronach Arena – Parent & Tots 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm, Public Skate 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Cost: Public skate cost $2.00 with proceeds going towards the London Food Bank or bring a non-perishable food item and you’ll get in for free. Parent & Tots Skate is Free Admission but non-perishable food item donations are appreciated

For More Info: Visit


What: Family Day Tubing at Boler Mountain

When: February 20, 2012 (weather permitting)

Time: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Cost:  Adults $15, Children (12 & under) $14 – Must be 42 inches tall

For More Info: Visit Boler Mountain

Victoria Park Public Skating

What: Public skating on Victoria Park’s outdoor rink

Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (closed from 5:30 – 6:30 for ice cleaning)

Cost: Free

For More Info: Call 519-661-4529 to check ice conditions.

However you choose to celebrate Family Day , I hope that you enjoy the time with your family! Thanks for stopping by.