Family Day has become a much-needed respite for those suffering from the February blahs. Who doesn’t love a long weekend in February? Here in Grey County, a long list of Family Day activities offers a great chance to chill out with your family. Whether you’re looking to spend the day in the great outdoors or experience small-town Ontario’s community spirit, there’s a Family Day activity for you. To help you plan your day, we’ve put together this handy list of what’s happening for Family Day 2018 across Grey County.
Don’t want to opt for an organized activity, visit our winter waterfalls, snowshoe our trails or get out on the slopes with your crew!
Grey Roots Family Day: Choose Your Own Adventure
This family day, visit Grey Roots and choose your own adventure! We're opening the village gates for snowshoeing and cross country skiing (BYOS - bring your own snowshoes or skis) with a warming station serving hot chocolate. Join the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club (http://www.sydenhambrucetrail.ca) on a guided walk around the grounds, or explore on your own! Inside the museum, design your very own superhero mask, and learn the science behind space travel by building a working rocket! Family friendly movies will be playing in the theatre throughout the day, and the Castle Builder exhibit will be open for its final day of exploration! Make it a day long adventure by grabbing lunch at the cafe and listening to stories of adventure from a Heritage Interpreter. On Family Day, adventure is out there! Regular admission applies. Members free as always.
Cobble Beach Family Day
Come out for a day of FREE activities including face art, pony rides, ice skating, snowshoeing, an obstacle course, various outdoor winter games and a bonfire with s'mores. Suntrail Source for Adventure will be out with complimentary snowshoe and cross-country skis so you can explore our winter trails. Or bring your own skates for our outdoor skating rink!
Family Day Weekend at Blue Mountain
Gather the family for a weekend of active adventure and entertainment. Head off on a scavenger hunt, get moving with our groove dancing, take in a fireworks show and so much more!
Grey Highlands Family Fun Day Fun
Bundle up with loved ones, beat the winter blues, and join in on the Family Day fun happening throughout Grey Highlands.
Frazzlefest Family Weekend in Durham
The Durham BIA and West Grey Chomber of Commerce proudly present An OLYMPIC-themed weekend of family fun! Sign up ahead for the Snow Sculpting Contest!
Eugenia Family Fun Day: Skate, Ski ‘n Shoe
Join us from 11am - 4pm at the Lake Eugenia Boat Launch. Free admission. Cross country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, kids activities and prizes. Food & beverages available for purchase.
Owen Sound YMCA Family Day
Every Family Day, we offer free activities for the whole family at our YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility. Family Day 2016 is coming up on Monday, February 15! Drop in to enjoy some quality family time in a fun, active way. On Family Day, come in and look for the Membership Services Desk. Our friendly staff will have you sign in and then you're off to have fun!
Hanover’s Family Day of Play
Head to Hanover’s P &H Centre and the Hanover Racetrack for a full lineup of Family Day fun. Art activities, games, stories and dancing inside. Outside, there are horse drawn wagon rides, snow volleyball, an exhibition hockey game to watch, free skating, free swimming, carpet bowling, and more!
Family Day at Scenic Caves
Celebrate Family Day at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Cross-country ski or snowshoe, take a winter scavenger hunt, explore the children’s adventure park, roast spider dogs and s’mores over an outdoor fire pit and visit the suspension bridge. Experience a guided night snowshoe hikes.
Take a Family Skate
Visit the Good Cheer Rink at Harrison Park or enjoy a free family skate at the Julie MacArthur Arena on Monday form 1 to 3 p.m. Many local arenas are also offering free family day skating.