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Category Archives: This Weekend

  1. What to do this weekend…July 17th & 18th

    First of all, I have to mention the Attractions Ontario website which has a great selection of coupons for almost every attraction in Ontario (even African Lion Safari!).  Check it out before you head for your weekend excursions.

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    On Saturday, July 17th, Parks Canada invites Canadians from all walks of life to come out and explore the best that Canada has to offer. Parks Canada opens its gates and welcome you into all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for free!  A list of 125 Ontario Parks experiences can be found here

    Salsa On St. Claire – participate in a showcase of Latin life and flavour.

    Art In the Park, an annual art show, is taking place at the Markham Museum which offers 25 acres of parkland including an orchard and heritage gardens.  See mills, re-created businesses and family homes. Enjoy a personal tour and then stroll the village. Bring a picnic or pick up food at one of the many local establishments.

    Kidsfest on Centre Island – this may be a reason to go…or to stay away because of the crowds.  Your call.

    There is also a bizarre public napping event (yes, as in take a NAP) on Queen St. but I don’t think us parents can pull it off.  We would just ruin it for everyone else.

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  2. What to do this weekend…July 10th & 11th

    Book reservations at a restaurant for Summerlicious, July 9th- 25th.

    If your kids (and husband) are into cars, go see the exotic car show in Yorkville on July 10th, 11:30-5pm.  Over 60 Porsches and Ferraris will be showcased.  Yorkville, Bellair and Cumberland Ave. will be closed for traffic.  Ladies, while your husband and kids swoon over cars, you can go to Anthropologie.

    If your family wants to try fishing for the first time, this weekend you can do so without a license in Ontario.  Read more info on this website.

    If your kids like trains, enjoy the open house at the Richmond Hill Live Steamers…this is a non-profit live-steam club whose members are dedicated to building and operating scale model steam, electric and diesel locomotives.  Yes, people do this for fun.

    The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is on (probably more enjoyable with no kids).  Don’t grandma/grandpa want some quality time with yours?  Open Friday-Sunday.

    Last but not least, Barney is at Ontario Place this weekend.

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  3. What to do this weekend…

    This weekend is dedicated to Ontario parks and historic sites.  I don’t think we appreciate how much Ontario has to offer!  A list of 125 Ontario Parks experiences can be found here. Did you know that Fathom Five National Marine Park (Georgian Bay) has these awesome formations and boasts a rich cultural legacy that includes 22 shipwrecks and several historic lightstations?  Plan your visit.

    What more, on Saturday, July 17th, Parks Canada invites Canadians from all walks of life to come out and explore the best that Canada has to offer. Parks Canada opens its gates and welcome you into all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas for free!

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    Enjoy the festival at Harbourfront, featuring a mini-kayak obstacle course for kids, hoop workshop, free canoe rides, craft station and red/white hairspray stations (!).

    Whittamore’s Farm is open for pick-your-own and the fun farm yard…recently visited by Suri Cruise this past weekend!

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  4. What to do this weekend…June 12th & 13th

    To those of you coming from the newsletter, my apologies for the February- June-July mix up!  This is up-to-date:

    Woofstock! Join thousands of dog lovers and their four-footed friends at the largest outdoor festival for dogs in all of North America.   Woofstock is a free admission non-stop party that takes place at the historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood.  Sat & Sun. 10am-6pm.   If you want to punish me, take me to this event and put me next to a drooling dog with quivering black gums.  I dislike all dogs….oh well.

    Strawberry Picking at Whittamore Farm will start this coming Saturday, June 12th.  They are plump and juicy!  They should last for 4 weeks and are $ 1.90 per pound.  You can bring your own containers or we will sell containers on the farm.  Always call our Crop Report at 905-294-3275 or visit the website’s Crack of Dawn Report before heading out to the farm.

    Jack & the Beanstalk is playing at Solar Stage Theatre (Yonge & Sheppard).  If the forecast still shows rain, a play might be a great choice.

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  5. What to do this weekend…June 5th & 6th.

    Dundas International Busker Fest! We go every year and it’s really fun for both adults and kids alike.  Amazing  buskers, pavement performers and face painters, as well as a craft and merchant fair.  Saturday, noon-11pm and Sunday noon – 6pm.

    Walking with Dinosaurs (Copps Coliseum, Hamilton), is an incredible theatrical event based on the BBC series.  Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs.  Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth by watching them walk and hearing them roar.  Sounds like pure trauma to me, but if you have older kids…you shouldn’t miss it!

    Visit Bowmanville Zoo.  I don’t know where Bowmanville is (not far though, not far)…but I do know that I can’t stand the Toronto Zoo.  Everything is so far and I find that the animals are really hard for the kids to see.  Bowmanville Zoo is our next destination and from what I have read, it is more intimate and has lots of wonderful animals to see, touch, ride (camels!)…and there is a water park too.  I found a coupon on their website for a free child admission with every paying adult.  If you have been there, do share your thoughts!

    Enjoy Music in the Orchard at the Spadina Museum. Every Sunday afternoon, you can bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy live outdoor musical performances for free.  Call 416-392-6910 for details.

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  6. What to do this weekend…May 22-24

    So…the upcoming weather isn’t looking too great, is it?  But…we will hope for a weekend that is as nice as today.

    Get to know High Park – I have never been but have heard about the train, petting zoo, children’s garden and the great playground (see photo above).  Free walking tours will be lead all weekend.

    HarbourKIDS presents a circus festival at Harbourfront for kids ages 5-12yrs.

    Wonderland is open and there will be fireworks @ 10pm on May 23rd.

    Go to the Distillery District’s Artisans in the Village Craft show, open Sat-Mon. 10am-6pm.

    Black Creek Pioneer Village is celebrating Alice in Wonderland!  Let your mind wander into this whimsical world and enjoy a lively and interactive stage performance, a fun maze, and lots of colourful characters!

    This is Ontario Place’s opening weekend.  I have to let you know but please don’t join the masses for your own good!

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  7. What to do this weekend…May 15th & 16th

    Enjoy the Dinosaur Eggs & Babies: Remarkable Fossils from South Africa exhibition at the ROM.   You and your family will have the opportunity to see exceptional and rarely-seen artifacts.  The exhibition (May 8th – July4th), displays the oldest fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos ever found, as well as other impressive discoveries never before displayed to the public.

    Visit Centre Island – Centreville open all weekends in May!

    Wonderland…now open weekends too.

    Most farms are already open to the public – our family’s favourite is Whittamore’s Farm with its great Fun Farmyard.  Highly recommended!

    If the weather is great, have a picnic at a park and set your kids free on the rolling grass 😉

    Sesame Street Live is playing at Rogers Centre  May 21-23nd.  Check Ticketmaster for tickets.

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  8. What to do this weekend…May 1&2

    See the Kite Festival at the Kortright Centre for Conservation.  Lots of demonstrations and great family activities!

    Go on a walk in Toronto through Jane’s Walk – 120 free neighbourhood walking tours in Toronto to pick from. Explore the city, meet the neighbours hear the stories and share your thoughts.  No need to pre-register…just show up and take the walk!  All walks are free and open to the public.  See here for schedule and locations and celebrate our city!

    Go to the BabyTime Show for everything baby!  April 30th – May 2nd at the International Centre.   I am not a huge fan of the show because they no longer have a lot of stuff to keep the kids busy and the entrance fee is quite high considering that you are coming to shop…  However, if you are expecting a baby, this is a great place for you to see strollers and such.  Click here for a coupon for the show.

    Sunday is Yummy Mummy Day at the Promenade Mall (1pm-3pm).  Featuring Kids crafts, makeovers and talks by Erica Ehm.  See here for more information.

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  9. What to do this weekend…April 24th + 25th

    See Beauty and The Beast at the City Playhouse Theatre in Thornhill, Sat. & Sun. 2pm.

    Celebrate Earth Day at Downsview Park on Sunday, 11am-4pm, featuring environmentally-friendly exhibits, activities such as tree planting and entertainment  for the whole family.

    If it rains…Woodbine Centre’s Fantasy Fair is celebrating 25 years with a buy-one-day-pass-get-one-free promotion on sunday, April 25th.

    Take part in Nature Month related activities at the ROM.  Did you know that the ROM also hosts special sleepovers?  Info available here.

    For children 10+, the play Hana’s Suitcase is playing at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre (Sunday, April 18 – May 21st).  The story of Hana’s Suitcase can be a good introduction to the Holocaust theme for older children.

    The Ontario Science Centre is now running a special Harry Potter Exhibition.

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  10. What to do this weekend…April 17th & 18th

    Celebrate Earth Day at the Toronto Zoo on Saturday, 10am – 3pm.  Enjoy a party for the planet.  If you are a teacher, Sunday, April 18th is Teacher Day – bring your current OCT card and receive free admission for yourself and another adult!

    Take part in Nature Month related activities at the ROM.  Did you know that the ROM also hosts special sleepovers?  Info available here.

    The Toronto International Film Festival for Children is starting this Saturday.  Sprockets will present a selection of high-quality films, special guests and on-site activities guaranteed to engage, inform and inspire young minds. The festival will offer a selection of features and shorts for young people ages 3 and up.

    For children 10+, the play Hana’s Suitcase is playing at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre (Sunday, April 18 – May 21st).  The story of Hana’s Suitcase can be a good introduction to the Holocaust theme for older children.

    The Ontario Science Centre is now running a special Harry Potter Exhibition.

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  11. What to do this weekend? April 10th & 11th

    The Ontario Science Centre is now running a special Harry Potter Exhibition.

    If you want to be outdoors with your kids, Halton Conservation has a special weekend program for kids called Tiny Treks.  Appropriate for ages 3-7, enjoy crafts and kid friendly treks as you explore Mountsberg’s birds, pond, forest and barn yard.  Mountsberg Conservation area is in Campbellville, click here for directions.

    Come to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg this Sunday for Daffodil Day. Flowers and celebratory traditions will be featured. Every child will take home a daffodil for someone special.

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  12. What to do this Easter weekend?

    On  Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend (10am – 4pm),  join Spring Ridge Farm’s Easter Adventure!  Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, puppet show, pedal tractors, wagon rides & farm tour, and more!  Admission for the Easter Festival is $9 per person ages 2 and up.

    Join the Easter Eggstravagansa at the Toronto Zoo.  Yes, it’s open!

    Participate in a traditional egg hunt in the Casa Loma gardens,  Pre-registration required.

    On Sunday, the Toronto Beaches Lions Club is having their annual Easter Parade.  The Toronto Beaches is a great place to visit any day this weekend…great playground, lovely boardwalk, bring bikes!

    Kortright Conservation Centre (Woodbridge) is still holding their annual Maple Syrup Festival.  This is a fun festival with all kinds of activities, wagon rides and ponies.  Come early, otherwise the car queue to enter the parking area can get really long.  As well, bring your own sandwiches and snacks because their food selection is limited.  Picnic tables are available outdoors.  Click here for a schedule of events.

    Other ideas…Unionville, Harbourfront, explore a playground in another neighbourhood, Riverdale Farm

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  13. What to do this weekend…March 26th & 27th

    The Toronto Storytelling Festival has some great sessions for families this weekend at locations such as The Bata Shoe Museum.  Hearing a story from a professional storyteller is a very special experience.  Check out what is being offered by clicking on the tab that says ‘festival day-by-day’.

    Maple Syrup? Kortright Conservation Centre (Woodbridge) is still holding their annual Maple Syrup Festival.  This is a fun festival with all kinds of activities, wagon rides and ponies.  Come early, otherwise the car queue to enter the parking area can get really long.  As well, bring your own sandwiches and snacks because their food selection is limited.  Picnic tables are available outdoors.  Click here for a schedule of events.

    Wanna bake Matzah?  I have never been to Dufferin Grove Park, but apparently, there are outdoor ovens there and you can join their 12th annual Matzah Bake on Sunday (12pm-3pm).  Can you and your family mix, kneed, roll and bake Matzah in 18 minutes or less?  $5 suggested donation per family.

    Still too chilly to be outdoors?  A 90,000 sq. ft. INDOOR BIKE PARK recently opened in Markham.  There are designated areas for all skill levels.  You can bring your own bikes or rent equipment on site.  Doesn’t this sound like fun??  Check out the website for more information.

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  14. What to do this weekend…

    Enjoy an Easter Egg hunt at Puck’s Farm, (Shomberg) on Saturday (10am-5pm).  There will be a small petting zoo, pony & hay rides and plenty of Easter related fun and games.

    Enjoy  the Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek (Oakville) which includes a wagon ride to a heated pancake house (pure maple syrup, YUM!).  Pancakes are extra.  Costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees in order to make maple sugar and maple syrup.

    If the weather is as pleasant as it was this week, go to the Beaches and enjoy an incredible playground and walking or riding bikes on the boardwalk.  If your little ones are fans of dogs, I think they outnumber people at the Beaches 🙂

    See Judy & David live at the City Playhouse in Thornhill with the show titles Red’s in the Hood.  Don’t worry if you haven’t purchased tickets in advance, there usually are plenty left if you call the theatre on the day of.

    Have a pancake breakfast at the Casa Loma with Robin Hood and Maid Marion.  Limited tickets available for Sat. March 13th & 20th.  Other Robin Hood related events will take place all week for March Break.

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  15. What to do this weekend…and March Break

    Have a pancake breakfast at the Casa Loma with Robin Hood and Maid Marion.  Limited tickets available for Sat. March 13th & 20th.  Other Robin Hood related events will take place all week for March Break.

    Go to Kortright Conservation Centre (Woodbridge) for their annual Maple Syrup Festival.  This is a fun festival with all kinds of activities, wagon rides and ponies.  Come early, otherwise the car queue to enter the parking area can get really long.  As well, bring your own sandwiches and snacks because their food selection is limited.  Picnic tables are available outdoors.  Click here for a schedule of events.

    See a show this March Break  – Max & Ruby, Pinkalicious, Robert MunschYo Gabba Gabba (enter code MUNO on the Ticketmaster website to get $5 off your tickets), The Monster Under the Bed (ages 6+ at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre)

    There are also special March Break activities at the ROM, CN Tower, Bata Shoe Museum and the Science Centre.

    For more indoor fun, you can also try Wizard World at Exhibition Place.  I haven’t heard any reviews about this…so no guarantees!

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  16. What To Do This Weekend…

    You’re on your own this weekend as Mamapicks just had a baby boy.  I apologize in advance if the site is not updated regularly over the next week.

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  17. What to do this weekend…

    Toons for Toddlers is a great family cinema experience for little ones (ages 2-5).  Enjoy reduced sound, better lighting and special features.  $5 pp.  This weekend, see In The Night Garden – Fun in the Garden.  For details about various times and locations, check the website.

    Saturday is opening day for the new Bat Cave at the ROM.  Bigger, better, scarier.  Families will be able to view more bats and highlights include an audio-visual show that explores cave formation, how bats use echolocation and more, and a spectacular dramatization of bats in flight during a nightly exodus for food.

    If your kids are into trains, there is a great opportunity to see the Model Railroad Show at the Model Railroad Club (in Liberty Village) on Sunday, Feb. 28th.

    Something to do at home?  Bake cookies with your kids…  always fun, quality time!

    Visit Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Mall. This indoor amusement park which is made to look like a Victorian village has an antique style carousel, indoor Ferris Wheel, bumper boats and cars, express train and more.  There is also a soft play village with 3 levels and lots of slides. Open Sat. & Sun. 11am-7pm and someone just told me that if you come for the last hour, ride tickets are half price.

    Enjoy skating at the Shops at Don Mills (Donmills & Lawrence).  In the Town Square, you will find a great skating oval with lots of families skating outdoors.  Skating is free but you must bring your own skates.  There are lockers available behind the water feature.  Open Saturdays 9:30am-6pm and Sundays 11am-6pm.  Figure Skating performances will take place on weekends this month from 12noon – 2pm (public skating will not be available during these show times).

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  18. What to do this weekend…Feb. 20th & 21st

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    I am happy to report that a 90,000 sq. ft. INDOOR BIKE PARK recently opened in Markham!  There are designated areas for all skill levels.  You can bring your own bikes or rent equipment on site.  Doesn’t this sound like fun??  Check out the website for more information.  If you go, let me know what you think!

    The Wave Pool (Richmond Hill) is a fun outing!  Keep the family active and healthy.

    Woodbine Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Mall is a great indoor treat for the kids.  This is Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park and kids just love it.

    Little House on the Prairie is playing at the Canon Theatre until Feb. 28th.

    Enjoy skating at the Shops at Don Mills (Donmills & Lawrence).  In the Town Square, you will find a great skating oval with lots of families skating outdoors.  Skating is free but you must bring your own skates.  There are lockers available behind the water feature.  Open Saturdays 9:30am-6pm and Sundays 11am-6pm.  Figure Skating performances will take place on weekends this month from 12noon – 2pm (public skating will not be available during these show times).

    Totsapalooza! Taking place on Feb. 21st @ 2pm (783 College St.).  I read the overview a few times and still don’t really have enough of a handle on it to tell you the details.  What is this all about?  Maybe I am just tired?  Check out the info on this event with a great name here.

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  19. What to do this weekend…Feb. 13th & 14th.

    Ummm…this one sounds like the weekend winner for our family  – Toronto’s Kids-fest, Canada’s largest indoor inflatables show.  Located at the International Centre in Mississauga and open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  The $8 admission (for ages 2+)  includes three stage shows.  In order to enjoy the inflatables, you must purchase a ride bracelet for an additional $15.  A little steep.  Click here for location and hours of operation.

    I am happy to report that a 90,000 sq. ft. INDOOR BIKE PARK recently opened in Markham!  There are designated areas for all skill levels.  You can bring your own bikes or rent equipment on site.  Doesn’t this sound like fun??  Check out the website for more information.  The place is open on Family Day.

    Little House on the Prairie is playing at the Canon Theatre until Feb. 28th.  This was my favourite show as a kid and I can still hear the end-of-show music in my head has the Ingles girls run down that green hill.  Thank goodness you can’t hear me now.

    Enjoy skating at the Shops at Don Mills (Donmills & Lawrence).  In the Town Square, you will find a great skating oval with lots of families skating outdoors.  Mom can shop at Anthropologie.  Dad can skate with the kids.  Skating is free but you must bring your own skates.  There are lockers available behind the water feature.  Open Saturdays 9:30am-6pm and Sundays 11am-6pm.  Figure Skating performances will take place on weekends this month from 12noon – 2pm (public skating will not be available during these show times).

    The ROM has a special Family Day Weekend in store Saturday – Monday.  The theme is Dinosaurs.  Click here for more information on these special family activities.

    The CN Tower has a special deal this weekend, in honour of the Vancouver 2010 OlympicWinter Games.  From February 12-15, purchase two CN Tower Observation Experience tickets for only $20.10 (plus tax)* and save up to 55%! The two tickets can be any combination of adults, children or seniors and include admission to the CN Tower’s Look Out and Glass Floor Levels.


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  20. What to do this weekend…Feb. 6th & 7th

    Splash N’ Boots are performing on Sunday, Feb. 7th, 1pm & 3pm at The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.  I have never been to their family concert but it sounds like a lot of fun and is appropriate for all ages.  If you have been, let me know how you enjoyed the show.   Tickets are $20/adult and $15/child.  Call 1-888-805-8888 for tickets.

    Paddywak a percussion concerto for the feet @ the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is appropriate for 5-12 year olds.  Toronto Symphony favourite Rob Kapilow’s brand new work features master tap dancer Ayodele Casel and promises to be a performance full of energy and fun.  Sat. Feb 6th @ 1:30pm & 3:30pm.

    The City of Vaughan’s 21st annual Winterfest (Sunday, Feb. 7th, 10:30am-3pm, Vellore Village Community Centre) will feature the following family events:

    • Free Kidz Zone with rides and a really nice selection of activities (all day)
    • A special story telling concert by Robert Munsch on the outdoor (what??) Tim Horton’s stage @ 11am.
    • A tribute to Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus (1:30pm & 2:30pm)
    • Autograph signing session with Maple Leaf’s goalie, Jonas Gustavsson (2pm)
    • Meet & Greet Sesame Street characters (10:30, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm)

    Admission is free.  Click here for the Winterfest brochure and see more about the Kidz Zone offerings.

    The National Film Board of Canada is holding free hands-on animation workshops for the second weekend of  the Toronto Winterfest on Saturday and Sunday (12:30-3pm).  Little filmmakers will learn how to create an animated film using clay, paper and stop-motion techniques.   Admission is free.  Register at 416-973-3012

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  21. What to do this weekend…Jan. 30 & 31st

    Wintercity Festival takes place this weekend and next.  Here are some highlights that are appropriate for kids:

    • The National Film Board of Canada is holding free hands-on animation workshops for Winterfest on Saturday and Sunday (12:30-3pm).  Little filmmakers will learn how to create an animated film using clay, paper and stop-motion techniques. Saturday mornings with a different theme each week! Admission is only $5 per child and the accompanying adult is free.  Register at 416-973-3012
    • Glacialis: The Ice Orchestra – Jesse Stewart creates and plays music on instruments designed and built out of ice!  Performances take place at Nathan Philips Square on Sunday, Jan. 31st at 5, 6, & 7:40pm.
    • Enjoy skating at the outdoor skating rink at Nathan Phillip’s Square.  Skate rentals and indoor change rooms are available.  All kids under 6 need a CSA approved helmet. Rink Hotline: 416-338-RINK (7465)
    • Winter Carnival takes place from at the square 4-8pm (Sunday) with traditional winter carnival games, circus acts and family entertainment.

    Thinking about registering your kids to camp this summer?  This Sunday (1-4pm), go to the OCA 2010 Summer Camp Fair – hosted by the Ontario Camps Association, Canada Camps for Parents magazine and The Toronto Star.  The fair takes place at Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel (Leslie & Hwy 7).  More than 30 camps will be on hand to talk to families about summer camp.


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  22. What to do this weekend…Jan. 23rd & 24th

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    Enjoy High Park’s Winter Fun Day at Colborne Lodge (Sunday, Jan. 24th, 11am-3pm).  Families can enjoy horse & wagon rides, making snowmen, pulling taffy, roasting marshmallows and more.  Bring your own cup and get free cider.  Activities will take place indoors and outdoors on the Colborne Lodge grounds.

    Want to do something indoors?  How about painting pottery?  Here are a few options: Mess For Fun (Finch & Dufferin), The Glaze Craze (Locations in Thornhill & Brampton), The Clay Room (Danforth & Broadview), Bisque It (Woodbridge), Artistic Way (near Eglinton & Bathurst).

    Tim Hortons has released their FREE holiday skating schedule. They currently sponsor these free public skates in many locations all over Ontario.   Check here for locations and schedules.

    Go to The Wave Pool (Richmond Hill) or any other indoor pool in your area.  Last time we went to the Wave Pool, my son peed into our bag of dry clothes and towels…but I am sure that won’t happen to you.

    Playhouse Disney Live! On Tour is on stage this weekend (Jan. 22rd-24th).    Let your kids celebrate with their favourite Playhouse Disney pals in this brand new live show which features the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  Mickey plans a spectacular music party for all his friends (including  The Little Einsteins, Rocket, Pooh, Tigger and Darby.  Handy Manny and his team of tools find the perfect party beat. Laugh, sing and play along…check here for  ticket information.

    Enjoy a visit with the usual suspects: ROM, AGO, Ontario Science Centre and The Bata Shoe Museum.

    Visit Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Mall. This indoor amusement park which is made to look like a Victorian village has an antique style carousel, indoor ferris wheel, bumper boats and cars, express train and more.  There is also a soft play village with 3 levels and lots of slides. Open Sat. & Sun. 11am-7pm and someone just told me that if you come for the last hour, ride tickets are half price.

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  23. Got My Kids Show on Sunday

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    For more information, go to www.gotmykids.com. We have gone to this show with the kids a few times and not only did we learn a lot about what is offered in York Region, but the kids had a good time too.  The show takes place on Sunday 10am -4pm.

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  24. What to do this weekend…Jan.16th & 17th

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    Robert Munsch will be launching his new bookPut Me In a Book’ at Chapters Scarborough on Saturday. For more info, please call 416-335-4311

    Sounds horrible to me, but some of your boys might enjoy seeing the Monster Jam at the Rogers Centre.  Top trucks from the Monster Jam series will entertain fans with unbelievable jumps, and stunts. Expect the unexpected every time the trucks leave the starting line.  Pizza Pizza kids tickets are $15.  Earplugs for children are recommended.  Check Ticketmaster for show times.

    A heads-up since Playhouse Disney Live! On Tour is on stage next weekend (Jan. 23rd-24th).    Let your kids celebrate with their favourite Playhouse Disney pals in this brand new live show which features the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  Mickey plans a spectacular music party for all his friends (including  The Little Einsteins, Rocket, Pooh, Tigger and Darby.  Handy Manny and his team of tools find the perfect party beat. Laugh, sing and play along…check here for  ticket information.

    Visit the 52nd Annual Toronto International Boat Show.  There will be an indoor lake, free boat rides and a Kids Boating Zone… all indoors at the Direct Energy Centre.  Kids 16 and under are free.  Saturdays, 10am-7pm and Sundays 10am-6pm, Jan. 9th-17th.

    Visit Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Mall. This indoor amusement park which is made to look like a Victorian village has an antique style carousel, indoor ferris wheel, bumper boats and cars, express train and more.  There is also a soft play village with 3 levels and lots of slides. Open Sat. & Sun. 11am-7pm and someone just told me that if you come for the last hour, ride tickets are half price.

    Check out this directory of kids’ indoor playgrounds for places to play or have a party.

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  25. What to do this weekend…(Jan. 9th & 10th)

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    I love that my kids have some friends who were born in the Winter months.  Four January birthday parties have shaved 8 hours off of our dreadful Winter weekends.  Hurray for winter babies!

    Visit the 52nd Annual Toronto International Boat Show.  There will be an indoor lake, free boat rides and a Kids Boating Zone… all indoors at the Direct Energy Centre.  Kids 16 and under are free.  Saturdays, 10am-7pm and Sundays 10am-6pm, Jan. 9th-17th.

    Visit Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Mall. We spent the day there last weekend and the kids had a great time at the indoor amusement park which is made to look like a Victorian village.  There is an antique style carousel, indoor ferris wheel, bumper boats and cars, express train and more.  There is also a soft play village with 3 levels and lots of slides. Open Sat. & Sun. 11am-7pm and someone just told me that if you come for the last hour, ride tickets are half price.

    Go to The Wave Pool (Richmond Hill) or any other indoor pool.  Keep the family active and healthy.  Send your husband.

    Visit the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg on Sunday, 11am-4pm for an Inuit performance and drum making by an Iqaluit artist.  Make Inuit-inspired prints and tour the special exhibition, Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth.

    Enjoy a visit with the usual suspects: ROM, AGO, Ontario Science Centre.

    Visit the The Bata Shoe Museum.  On Saturday afternoons (11am-4pm), join Saturday Shananigans as you and your family explore the galleries and make shoe-themed crafts.   On Paint-A-Clog Sundays (12pm-4pm) visit the museum and paint a mini-clog, try on shoes and explore the galleries.  A clog costs an extra $1.  These weekend family activities are recommended for ages 3-9.  Have fun!


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