June in London! {#LdnOnt}


I can’t believe that tomorrow it will be June 1st. To risk sounding cliché, I’ll say time flies when you’re having fun! Where did the winter go? And with this weather, where did the spring go?

There’s lots of fun stuff going on this June in London, and while this is not a complete list of all going on in, I wanted to share some of the family friendly events taking place in our great city.


Sponsored by the Old South Community Organization, you can visit this gem of a neighbourhood in London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the gathering.

You’ll enjoy an all day BBQ, a visit to Charlotte’s Tea Garden and view a Bicycle Parade. There will also be a silent auction, dunk tank, children’s area, craft & plant vendors and much more.

  • Where: Wortley Village, London
  • When: Saturday June 2, 2012
  • Time: 9am – 5pm
  • Cost: Free admission
  • For more info: Visit oscolondon.ca


It’s springtime on the farm at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. You’ll get to meet the farm animals that live in the village, see planting of the spring crops in the farm fields and view demonstrations of sheep shearing and sheep herding!

  • Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • When: June 2 & 3, 2012
  • Time: 10am – 4:30pm
  • Cost: Regular admission, $7 (children under 3 are free)
  • For more information: Visit fanshawepioneervillage.ca


Go celebrate the YMCA’s Children’s Safety Village’s 11th Annual birthday. From a mini-parade to face painting to safety displays, there will be lots to do at this once a year, open to the public event. The YMAC Children’s Safety Village is otherwise only open to school visits.

  • Where: The YMCA Children’s Safety Village
  • When: Sunday June 3, 2012
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Cost: Free! Event the entrance fee to the Fanshawe Conservation Area is free that day for those attending.
  • For more info: Visit safetyvillage.ca


Have you visited the Historic Woodfield area before? Even though I live only a few blocks away, I must admit that I wasn’t aware of this historic spot in London. Thankfully I became aware of it just in time to share the info about the neighbourhood’s fun street fair.

Enjoy music, food, games, carriage rides, a BBQ and café and visit the Woodfield Shop and more.

  • Where: Historic Woodfield – Princess Ave (Palace St. to William St. will be closed to cars)
  • When: Saturday June, 9, 2012 (rain date June 10)
  • Time: 11am – 3pm
  • Cost: Free to attend, various costs for specific things.
  • For more info: Visit historicwoodfield.com


In our house we wait all winter for ‘festival season’ to start at Victoria Park and finally it has arrived with the Kids Expo. You can enjoy all sorts of fun activities with your children including rides, games, food and face painting.

  • Where: Victoria Park
  • When: June 15 – 17, 2012
  • Time: 11am – 9pm each day
  • Cost: Various costs for ride tickets or $15 for an All Day Ride bracelet (parents ride free)
  • For more info: Visit canadasbiggestparty.com


Are you hungry? If not, you will be after reading about this event!

From Portuguese, to Serbian to Greek cuisine, there will be over 50 different food vendors to choose from at this culinary celebration!

  • Where: Victoria Park
  • When: June 22 – 24, 2012
  • Time: 11am – 11pm each day
  • Cost: Entrance to park is free
  • For more info: Visit canadasbiggestparty.com

If you know of other family friendly events taking place in June, please feel free to share them in a comment below! And I hope you enjoy all your weekends in June!

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