Top 5 Things to Do on Family Day in Mississauga


February 18, 2019 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 more than thirty themed inflatables blown-up and ready for action inside 80,000 square feet at The International Centre, Hall 6 in Mississauga. Children can slide, ride and bounce all day. They 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, (in fact, it’ll be -7 on Monday), but that should’t stop you. 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

Who says Family Day can’t be art day? The Living Arts Centre is celebrating with a Family Day Pottery Workshop. According to the LAC, this step-by-step workshop will teach the basics of hand-building with clay as well as glazing and finishing.  All family members will have the chance to participate and create their own mug or plate.  Kiln-fired, glazed works will be ready for pick up 2-3 weeks after the workshop.  One adult MUST register with child(ren); $36 per family member. 

1 - Family Day Skate at Celebration Square

Get out of hibernation mode this Family Day and join Celebration Square for a Big Family Day Skate. The Square will be transformed into a whimsical winter forest fit for the most huggable Bigfoot.

Snap a family photo then hit the ice at Mississauga’s largest outdoor skating rink 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.

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