Grab the kiddies and hop in the car for a road trip to one (or more) of these fantastic Family Day activities! We have a list of 16 activities going on this 2019 that will help you create some memories that will last a lifetime.

1. The Tett Artstravaganza

Spend your family day creating art at The Tett Centre this Family Day. This is a stunning not-for-profit creative arts centre that hosts a variety of family-friendly experiences from music, to acting and interactive art projects. All activities are taking place between 10am and 2pm, so grab the kids and get ready to have fun!

2. Family Skating

Gather up the kiddies and bring them to the INVISTA Centre for a full day of family skating. Enjoy some slippery moments on the ice during the ‘Parent & Tot Skating’ and then take a break for some yummy hot chocolate.

3. Feb Fest

This annual Kingston tradition is a signature event that you will want to attend! Each weekend in February, Feb Fest puts on special events including ‘Imagination on Ice’ and the ‘Carr-Harris Cup.’ There are also plenty of fun things to do with the kids including munching on some sweet beavertails, skating lessons, and wagon rides.

4. Teddy Bear Hospital Family Day Program

Things are about to get adorable! We recommend you take the kids to the Teddy Bear Hospital Program at the Museum of Health Care in Kingston. Kids aged 3 to 8 can bring in their most beloved teddy’s to be examined by doctors and nurses for bumps and bruises, as well as delicious treats from Cards Bakery. Call ahead for pre-registration at 613-548-2419.

5. Family Skating

Keep it simple and just skate through your family day with the whole tribe at Brockville’s Memorial Center or Centennial Youth Arena. Parent and Tot skating is only $2.50 for one adult and one child to skate from 9:00am until 10:00am, and 11:00am until 1:00pm. Show your skills or teach the little ones how to glide on the ice and then warm up with some hot cocoa in the afternoon.

6. The Winter Classic Weekend

Turn family ‘day’ into family ‘weekend’ at Brockville’s Winter Classic Weekend this year. Each day is filled with a ton of fun events from hockey games to barbeques to movies and free skating. For the adults – beer tents will be available on Saturday.

7. Cornwall Colts Hockey

Grab your loved ones and take them to the truest Canadian sport – hockey! Watch the Cornwall Colts take on the Smiths Falls Bears at 2:00pm on Family Day this February. Make it a little more interesting by creating team cheers to pump up the players!

8. Countryside Adventures

Create the perfect family adventure that will be the talk of Sunday dinners for decades! Experience the magic of Winter with Countryside Adventures Skate through the forest hand-in-hand with those you love the most! Make a day of it and enjoy their warm bonfire after gliding through the 3 kilometre stretch of trail. Finish your day by filling your bellies with mouthwatering moose ears and poutine!

8. ATV Tours

If you have an adventurous clan, have some fun by taking an ATV tour of Gananoque’s trails! There are over 37 kilometres of trails that bring you through to the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. The tour will show you incredible views of the diverse landscape as well as creating incredible memories.

9. Firehall Theatre – ‘World on a String’ Music Series

If you don’t have small children but would still like to get the family together, then we recommend ‘World on a String – Cabaret Music Series’. This big band show will be at the famous Thousand Islands Playhouses’ Firehall Theatre on February 16th and 17th.

10. Family Day/Snowfest

This may be the funnest day in all of 2019, so prepare yourself and your loved ones for Maple Rest Heritage House at Sandbanks. There will be cross-country skiing, tobogganing, bonfires, chilli and jam sessions! If you or your fam-jam can play any instruments you are also invited to bring it along and join in on some music sessions.

11. Family Fishing Days

Ontario has designated February 16th to 18th as ‘Family Fishing Days’. This means you can reel in some big fish without a license for those days only! This is the perfect chance to teach your kids a new skill while making unique memories.

12. Search & Rescue Family Event

Quinte West puts family first every year with their annual Search & Rescue Family event at the National Air Force Museum of Canada. This year, the 8 Air Maintenance Squadron are teaching event-goers about life support equipment and search and rescue. To make it interactive there will be obstacle courses, parachute drops, and so many more cool activities. To top it off, you can get a complimentary family portrait to commemorate one of the best Family Days you’ve ever had!

13. Batawa Ski Hill or Snowshoe Adventure

Grab your snowboard and skis and hit the slopes from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Batawa Ski Hill. Stop by Dimitri’s Pizzeria in Frankford for some warm and delicious pizza. Then, meet together with the family at 6:30pm on the lodge grounds to be guided on Snowshoe. Sip on cider and snacks while you explore and enjoy a unique and brisk evening!

14. Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo

Surprise your family with a visit to Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo which will be stopping by the Belleville Travelodge for February 16th to 19th only! Meet an adorable baby sloth, tarantulas, owls and many more animals. Take part in interactive sessions with different exotic animals.

15. Try Bird Watching

Take your little ones out to either Wolfe Island or Amherst Island for some of the best birding experiences you could have! Explore through snowy fields and dense trees to spot owls and more.

16. Cross Country Skiing

Strap up your skis and snowshoes and put on some extra layers! This Family Day bring your favourite people to  Murphy’s Point Provincial Park or Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area for some good-old-fashioned cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! With trails as short as 4 kilometres and as long as 20, you can choose how long you’d like to be out in the winter tundra.