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Affordable Family Day Activities Around the GTA in 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020 is Family Day in Ontario! If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, you might be looking for affordable Family Day activities to do with the kids.

If so, look no further. We’ve got a list of low-cost or no-cost things to do with kids around the Toronto area.

  1. Fort York Winter Fun Day

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring your family to Fort York for a day full of creative crafts, pop-up performances, and exhibitions. There will also be baked goods, hot chocolate, and skating on the Bentway Skate Trail beneath the Gardiner Expressway.

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/fort-york-national-historic-site/family-winter-fun-day-at-fort-york/1072641423095983/

  • WinterRouge

Come to the Rouge National Urban Park for live ice carving demonstrations, s’more making, a Maple Shack, Hot Chocolate Chalet, interactive and inflatable hockey tables, winter bird observations, and much more! It’s all happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/calendrier-2020-calendar/20200217-hiver-winter

  • Duke On Ice

North York has Duke On Ice happening from noon to 4 p.m. With music, ice skating, face painting, and free giveaways, there is fun for the whole family.

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683249515139459/

  • Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is offering free admission and VIP status to up to youth up to 13 years and younger with the purchase of one regular-priced adult admission. They’ll be greeted with a free gift, get to play all day within five interactive zones, and can snap a photo with our mascot Slapshot, and of course the Stanley Cup!

Price: Up to a maximum of 4 youth (13 years and under) will be admitted free with the purchase of one regular-price adult admission.

Learn more: http://www.hhof.com/htmlNewsPromo/promo.shtml#famJam

  • Kortright Centre for Conservation Free Family Day Open House

Take part in a nature-filled family fun day at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughan from noon to 3 p.m. Loose parts, building forts, a campfire, and much more!

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://kortright.org/event/family-day/

  • Family Day at the Scarborough Museum

Watch a blacksmith ply his trade, build a snowman, take part in an ice cube scavenger hunt, and more! Roast marshmallows by the bonfire, learn how to make potato soup, and drink hot chocolate. It’s all happening from noon to 5 p.m. at the Scarborough Museum.

Cost: Pay what you can

Learn more: https://childslife.ca/event/family-day-at-the-scarborough-museum/

  • Family Day at Living Arts Centre

Workshops, stage performances, make-and-take crafts, fire-building demos, marshmallow roasting, talent show, and more. Check it out at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on February 17.

Cost: Free

Learn more: https://www.livingartscentre.ca/courses-and-events/family-day-2020

  • Free Skating

Across the city, grab your skates and glide on one of Toronto’s ice skating rinks.

See a list of outdoor skating rinks here: https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/outdoor-rinks/index.html

There’s also a free indoor community skate happening at the former Maple Leaf Gardens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: https://www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca/events/detail/free-community-skate-family-day

  • Get Outside!

Don’t feel like travelling anywhere? No problem! Have family fun in your own backyard (or local park) by building a snowman, tobogganing, having a snowball fight, and then coming in for a cup of hot chocolate and a movie.

The point of the day is to spend time with your loved ones — and that time is the most valuable thing of all.

Cost: Free

Want to spend a little more on family activities? Consider a personal loan from Prudent Financial. We offer equity loans for people with good credit, bad credit, and everywhere in between. Learn more by reaching out for a free consultation. Call 1-888-852-7647 or visit www.prudentfinancial.net.

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