Family Day 2013

Family Day: There’s Lots of Fun Happening in Windsor, Ontario!

It’s not just the third Monday of February but, it is a day focused on FAMILY togetherness!

There are so many things to do on Family Day. If you are planning to stay in from the cold, you can bake cookies and drink hot cocoa while playing board games or making crafts. Or you can bundle up and hit your city streets!

We love getting out to explore our city and what is has to offer, whether it’s art galleries to active fun! With a family of four, there is plenty to do if you look and you won’t be disappointed!

What’s Going On in Windsor, Ontario?

The WFCU Centre is holding a great family event that is indoors and gets kids active! KidSport Windsor Family Day Event is a free afternoon of gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and fun for youth from 5-12. The KidSport Windsor Family Day presented by Biz X Magazine is free. It will be held from 3 pm – 5 pm and it is the perfect way for the kiddies to burn some energy and have a blast!

There’s something about ice skating and family that goes together like peanut butter and jelly. I think it is one of the most fun winter activities for a family as a whole because everyone can participate at their own pace. This Monday, South Windsor Arena is offering recreational skating for the whole family, come on down at 12:00PM-12:45PM for only $2.00!

If you have a budding little hockey player, you can bring them down to South Windsor Arena for a little stick and puck action on the ice. Helmets are mandatory and your hockey star must be with a parent in attendance. The admission fee is $2.00 and the fun begins at 1PM to 1:45PM.

As always, you can go skating for FREE at Charles Park City Square in downtown Windsor. If the weather permits there will be skating from 3PM to 10PM and there is a seasonal concession stand on site. If you are in need of skates, All Saints Church in downtown Windsor lends skates free of charge. Please contact All Saint’s Church by phone at (519) 253-8001 to check for availability.

In the mood for some magic?

Bill Nuvo will perform some brand new effects (along with some fan favourites) like the triple chair balance and Static Kid. A great mixture of magic, juggling, circus stunts, puppetry, illusion, comedy and more! Geared for everyone from 5-10. A true family show for the whole family and on a day especially geared towards family! The admission is $10.00 each, $2.00 from each ticket will be donated to the Humane Society. Buy three tickets and get one FREE and children 3 and under free!

It will be held at Nancy John’s Gallery and Framing, you can find the event, here.

Happy Family Day!

This Family Day, we’ll be headed out to Charles Park Square for free skating and hot cocoa. Afterwards, we will probably stop by a restaurant for a treat. I know there are a few chain restaurants around the city offering discounted prices and specials for Family Day. We will then unwind and relax with some SingStar or Scrabble for the rest of the night. This is our perfect Family Day and it makes for great ways to connect with our girls.

Like I said, there are so many things happening right in your city.

Whether you live in a BIG city or a small one–you just have to look!

What will you be doing on Family Day?


Things To Do: Family Day in London 2013

Local Events Listing

This year Family Day falls on Monday, February 18th. Yay! We get a long weekend and one extra day to spend with our families.

Here’s a list of local events to help you make the most of the extra day. Enjoy!



Where: The Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Time: 10am – 4pm

What:  Dog sledding (no joke!), snow shoeing, cross-country skiing (bring your own skis), snow snaking, traditional First Nations storytelling fireside, children’s crafts, scavenger hunts, and other fun winter activities.

Cost: Admission by donation

For more info: or visit The Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s Facebook page


London Children's Museum

Where: The London Children’s Museum

Time: 11am – 3pm

What:  Visit the Children’s Museum on Family Day to Celebrate Black History Month! Sample yummy food like puff puffs and coconut bread, learn what the Gumboot dance is and participate in Nigerian games, a tie-dye craft and more!

Cost: Regular museum admission

For more info:


Storybook Gardens

Where: Storybook Gardens

Time: 10am – 8pm

What:  Horse drawn wagon rides, winter themed story circle, outdoor skating and a visit with the animal friends.


  • Adults –                $4.25
  • Children (2-17 yrs) – $3.25
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) – $13.00
  • Infants (Under 24 months) – Free

For more info:


RBC Family Skate Day London, ON

Where: Various locations (see list below)

  • Lambeth Arena – 7112 Beattie St.
  • Stronach Arena – 1221 Sandford St.
  • Argyle Arena – 1948 Wavell St.
  • Carling Arena  – 675 Grosvenor Street
  • Farguharson Arena – Tecumseh Ave.
  • Kinsmen Arena – 20 Granville Ave.
  • Ray Lanctin Arena (Medway) – 119 Sherwood Forest Square
  • Nichols Arena – 799 Homeview Rd.

What: Figure skaters, hockey players and first time skaters alike are invited to bundle up, lace up and come out for a spin on the ice, enjoy hot chocolate, and other fun surprises hosted by RBC.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free!

For more information:


Boler Mountain

Where: Boler Mountain

What: Family Day Tubing at Boler Mountain

Time: 9am to 10pm

Cost:  Adults $18, Children (12 & under) $16 – Must be 42 inches tall

For More Info:


As always, if I’ve missed a local event that you know of please leave a comment letting us know or email to have your event added.

Happy Family Day!

City Mom

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