Family Day is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from the daily stressors of work and spend some much-needed quality time with your loved ones and friends. This holiday first occurred in Ontario in 2008, and since then has been joyously observed by Ontarians every third Monday in February.
This year family day falls on Monday, February 19th. To get the most out of this statutory holiday, it’s a great idea to plan some fun activities that your whole family can enjoy together. Below you’ll find a list of special activities and events going on in Brantford that are free or of little cost.
9th Annual Frosty Fest at Harmony Square
Known as one of the largest Winter Carnivals in Ontario, Frosty Fest is free and held every Family Day weekend in Downtown Brantford at Harmony Square. Fun activities lined up for this year include: free ice skating, a midway, ice carving, snow slide, warming zone with inflatables, face painting, and Artisan Bazaar inside Market Square Mall. Click here to see the Full Schedule of Events!
Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Take in some of the local history and culture at one of Canada’s designated National Historic Sites for only a $2 donation! From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., you can step back into the world of Alexander Graham Bell to glimpse at how he lived, and learn about all his accomplishments. Something fun and educational for the whole family, a win-win! Children 6 and under are free. Click here for more information
TB Costain SC Johnson Community Centre
Take part in the fantastic family fun fair from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Fun activities will include: Musical Motion with Jane Flinders, Fantasy Faces by Helena, and games in the gymnasium for children age 7 and under. Admission is $2 per family or a donation to the local Foodbank. Click here to learn more!
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Join the fun at the Gretzky Centre for a wide variety of activities and a free public skate presented by RBC! Families receive $2 off Family General Admission! Click here to see the Full Schedule!
Personal Computer Museum Open House
The Personal Computer Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and they will be celebrating over 45 years of Pong! Come play one of the oldest video games ever, and get a calendar & mug combo for only $20. Come for a visit and check out Brantford's hidden gem!
Whatever you do this Family Day, make sure to spend it with the ones you love doing something you love in Brantford!
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