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Family Day Activities 2015

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Gone are the Christmas lights, reindeer and any thoughts of Santa; we’re now looking ahead and hoping for any sign of spring! Family Day is a great way to take a break from the dreaded winter and spend some time with our loved ones. This year, Family Day is on Monday, February 16, 2015 and there’s lots to do around the city!


Art Gallery of Lambeth

  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Where: Art Gallery of Lambeth
  • Time:  2:00 pm
  • What: Bring the family to the studio to paint together! Create a memorable day and paint a Family Tree Portrait as a keepsake to remember this Family Day. Parents and children all work together to create this adorable family tree painting. The talented instructors will walk you through an easy step by step instruction to insure an amazing work of art.
  • Cost: $60 per family – includes 12 x 24 canvas, frame, varnish, hardware and assembly.
  • For More Information: Visit Art Gallery of Lambeth – Register by email or call 519-652-5556. (pre-registration required)


London Childrens Museum

  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Where: London Children’s Museum
  • Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • What: Go and visit the London Children’s Museum for Family Day Fun! There will be arts and science experiments for you and your family as you learn all about animal families!
  • Cost: Regular Children’s Museum admission
  • For More Information: Visit



  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Where: Storybook Gardens
  • Time:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • What: Make memories with your family as you skate, roast marshmallows or explore the new Storybook Walk in the Park. Horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides also available.
  • Cost: Adults: $4.25 Children (2 – 17): $3.25 Family (2 adults + 2 children): $13 Wagon rides: $5 pp.
  • For More Information:



  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Where: UnLondon UnLab
  • Time:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (see more info link for additional times)
  • What: Do you have a bright kid who loves to create? The UnLab, London’s only maker space, is offering you and your family the opportunity to learn about electronics and build a real, working flashlight out of everyday parts.
  • Cost: $40
  • For More (pre-registration required)



  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Were: The Secrets of Radar Museum
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • What: Take advantage of the trails around Westminster Ponds this Family Day and drop by the Secrets of Radar Museum to warm up with hot refreshments and “radar popcorn” (available for purchase) as well as free tours of the museum’s permanent exhibits and “air-crafts” for kids.
  • Cost: Admission by donation
  • For More Information: Visit



  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Were: Various arenas:
    • Kinsmen Arena 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Argyle Arena 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Stronach Arena 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • What: Free public skating
  • Cost: Free!
  • For More Information: Visit



  • When: Monday, February 16th
  • Were: 4Cats Art Studio
  • Time: Various times (see more info link)
  • What: Go to 4Cats and celebrate the day through various mediums like clay, paint and paint throwing!
  • Cost: Various costs
  • For More Information: Visit (pre-registration required)


Here’s hoping that you and your family enjoy a special day together!

If you are aware of any other Family Day events taking place in the city, please share in a comment below. 

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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.


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