Family Day Fun


Family Day Fun

We get it – you’ve spent a lot of time with your family this past year. But since we’re still under lockdown orders, you won’t be straying far from home this Family Day. The good news is – there’s still SO MUCH fun to be had right here in Burlington. Bundle up, hunker down, or…do a little bit of both.

Get Outside

Even in the coldest temperatures, the Burlington’s Downtown waterfront is stunning. If you’re lucky, you may be able to catch frozen ice along the lake, or snag a spot on the ice rink at Spencer Smith Park. Ice must be booked in advance through the City of Burlington website. You can also check out the window displays at your favourite local shops. And while you’re at it, grab a hot chocolate & goodies from Lola’s Choco Bar & Sweet House in Village Square or order some hot chocolate bombs from Artisanville for curbside pickup. If you haven’t tried one yet – they’re pure magic.



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Get Crafty

Both kids and adults can explore their creative side. Handmade House has little crafty goodie bags for kids while the Art Gallery of Burlington is offering a Family Open Studio at home! Every Saturday at 1 PM, visit the Art Gallery of Burlington on IGTV (you can find them at @artgallburl), where you can engage with a new family-friendly art project from the comfort of your home. Watch the step-by-step video and create a work of art using items you can find around the house. Visit the AGB website to learn more


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Joseph Brant Museum is offering Virtual Visits of one hour zoom sessions featuring live instruction by a Museum Educator who will guide a series of creative, fun, hands-on activities that relate to a theme. Programs are designed for children aged 8-12, parental supervision is recommended. Siblings and family members are welcome to join in.

Their Family Day program takes place on Monday, February 15 from 11 am to 12 noon. The theme is DIY Family Projects! Sign-up here.

Activities include:

  • a handprint family tree
  • jumbo craft stick bird feeder
  • homemade pizza lunch!
  • DIY weaving loom



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Get Some ‘Za

Family + fun + pizza basically go hand-in-hand. Check-out our guide for the best eats downtown. And if you’re up for the challenge – you can even take a kit home and make it yourself!

Get Captivated

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre invites you to celebrate Family Day by snuggling in with our FREE virtual Storytime With the Stars! Enjoy videos of some of BPAC’s favourite artists, who have each selected a cherished children’s storybook to read to your little ones.

Spend a little time with an amazing line-up of Canadian talent, featuring Seán Cullen, Tom Allen, Jeremy Fisher, Chantal Kreviazuk, Bif Naked, Royal Wood, Bruce McCulloch, Kellylee Evans, Kaleb Roberston, Beau Dixon and Twin Flames, reading beloved titles such as The Going To Bed Book, Henny Penny, The Little Brute Family, I Want My Hat Back and more!

Storytime With the Stars is only available this Family Day – Monday, February 15th between 9am and 9pm – so don’t miss out!

BPAC also has a colouring contest for the young artist with downloadable colour sheets for a chance to win a 1000-piece puzzle.


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Get Baking

Did you know MollyCake offers ready-to-scoop cookie dough (AND vanilla swiss buttercream icing)! You really get the best of both worlds – fresh baked cookies without the mess in the kitchen. Pair with a new book from A Different Drummer Books or Book Nook – and you have yourself on seriously cozy Family Day.


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