Top 5 Things to Do on Family Day in Mississauga

Correction: An earlier version of this article listed an activity at the Benares Historic House. That activity is not happening this year.

February 19, 2018 is going to be a great day.

Why? Because it’s Family Day.

It's the first statutory holiday since New Years, and the stretch between New Years Day and Family Day is made longer by the cold weather and lack of sunshine.

The purpose of Family Day is to spend it with--you guessed it--your family! Whether this means spending the day with your parents, kids, closest friends, or significant other, round up your loved ones and have some fun together. Here are 5 ideas to get you planning for your Family Day.

5 - Kids Fest

If you have little ones to entertain, you might want to take them to the International Centre for the day. Kids Fest Toronto features the largest indoor inflatable road show for kids, boasting over 30 inflatable rides and attractions. Introducing a completely new line up of rides for 2018, the massive inflatables are blown-up inside 80,000 square feet of space in Hall 6. Children can slide, ride and bounce all day. The attractions range from large slides to toddler appropriate rides. On top of the inflatables, Kids Fest Toronto offers shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more.

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4 - Get Active as a Family at your Local Community Centre

Many community centres across Mississauga are offering free activities on Family Day. Most centres are offering skates and swims, but a couple are offering other sport options like gymastics and yoga. This is a great opportunity to be active while spending time with your loved ones. Hours, locations, and sports vary so be sure to check beforehand to see what's available in your area.

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3 - Visit a Park

We know it’s not exactly balmy outside, but Monday is expected to reach a gorgeous 6 degrees (albeit with some light rain). If you want to relax and enjoy the great outdoors, you can visit one of Mississauga’s many parks—including five of its largest spaces. Some of Mississauga’s biggest parks include Jack Darling Memorial Park, Paul Coffey Park, Riverwood, the Meadowvale Conservation Area and Erindale Park.

It’s not exactly picnic season, but a little fresh air—especially after all of this cold—never hurts.

2 - Family Day at the Living Arts Centre

If you’re looking to enjoy something a little more cultural, you can check out the Living Arts Centre between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to celebrate Lunar Fest. This year, the LAC is inviting families to enjoy free family-friendly activities and artful programming throughout the building. Lunar Fest from Vancouver will be on hand to help attendees celebraite Chinese New Year. This year is The Year of the Dog, so some activities include the Lunar Fest Year of the Dog installation and the Lunar Fest moon crawl experience. Attendees can also check out community stage performances, the craft zone, the family talent show, fire building demonstrations (held outdoors) and more.

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1 - Family Day Skate at Celebration Square

If you and your family are fans of the rink, then pack up your skates and head to Celebration Square to make a day of it! This year, the Square will be transformed into a whimsical winter forest “fit for the most huggable Bigfoot.” Attendees are invited to snap a family photo then hit the ice for a DJ skate party. The Big Bite Cafe will be open for a taste of Canadiana Curbside Cuisine and a Maple Candy Station will be serving up sweet treats.

Don't forget that you can rent skates there, so don't fret if you don't own your own!

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