Celebrate a long weekend in February with these fantastic activities for the whole family. Local organizations, attractions and businesses are all prepared to give a warm welcome to you and your family. Here are just a few of the many ways to make the most out of your long weekend.
February 14-16 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Frosty Fest is one of the largest winter carnivals in Ontario, with 15,000 people visiting Brantford's Downtown and Harmony Square annually over the three-day event. Read More.
Loonie Family Day
February 16 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bell Homestead National Historic Site
Bring your family for a guided tour of Alexander Graham Bell's family home for the low, low price of $1 per person (children 6 and under free). The enrichment students of Banbury Heights School will provide an entertaining tour of the Bell's 1870's home and the Henderson Home. Here's a great opportunity to learn why Brantford is called "The Telephone City" by visiting the place where a teacher of the deaf invented the device that would change the world of communications forever.
Celebrate Family Day in a Fun Way at the
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
$2.00 off Family Admission sponsored by RBC
- 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Indoor Track opens
- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Adult/Family swim
- 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Weight Room opens
- 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Family Gymnasium Sports
- 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Public Swim
Celebrate the Launch of the RBC Get Active Program
- 1:15 p.m. - Official Launch ceremony for the RBC Get Active Program
- 1:30 p.m. - Canoe Demo in the 25m pool by Olympic Medalist, Mark Oldershaw
- 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Meet and Greet Leo the Lion (RBC Mascot) , free giveaways (limited quantity)
- 2:00 p.m. - Meet Olympic Bronze Medalist, Mark Oldershaw
- 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Free skate (rink #3) and hot chocolate
Brantford Parks and Recreation Youth Infusion Winter Bus Trips
February 16 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spend the day with your family cheering on the Toronto Marlies at the beautiful Air Canada Centre. $25.00 per person; price includes transportation to and from Brantford. Children 12 and under must be paid by a paying adult. Bus leaves Woodman Park Community Centre ( 491 Grey St.) For more information or to register for this trip please call 519 752-0890 or email email@example.com
TB Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre – Family Day Fun
February 16 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join us for a fantastic Family Fun Fair. Musical Motion with Jane Flinders, Fantasy Faces by Helena & Games in the Gymnasium. Activities are geared to families with children 7 years of age and under. Admission $2.00 per family or donation the food bank
Eagle Place Community Association Family Day Winter Carnival
February 16 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Snow Art Contest, Bird feeder making, Free Hot Chocolate, Skating, Snoccer (snow soccer) & scavenger hunt. Family Play challenge grand finale! Remember to bring your challenge activity sheet to the park to win some prizes and receive your crazy carpet. Carnival will run regardless of weather. In event of rain, activities will be moved to Doug Snooks Community Centre. For more information visit ourneighbourhoods,ca or contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna at 519 732-2782 or email@example.com
This Family Day weekend try Brantford’s Outdoor Skating Adventures!
Brantford has a unique and wonderful resource to offer the residents of Brantford. Each winter, from the end of December to the beginning of March, until as late as 11:00 p.m. daily, 16 parks throughout the city offer the experience of outdoor skating. Discover all of Brantford's outdoor rinks.
Enjoy Brantford’s Parks & Trails winter activities this Family Day
There are dozens of fantastic trails in the area. Some are for hiking only, like the Grand Valley Trail or the Six Nations Nature Trail. While others are for hiking and cycling, like the Trans-Canada Trail system, S.C. Johnson Trail and the Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway. In winter these trails provide a venue for winter outdoor activities and, weather permitting, can be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Discover Brantford's trails with our trail map.
Some trails to look into are:
- Brant Conservation Area Trail - Length: 20 km | Difficulty: 1 of 5
- Brantford to Jerseyville - Length: 13 Km | Difficulty: 2 of 5
- Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway - Length: 40 KM | Difficulty: 1 of 5
- SC Johnson Rail Trail - Length: 14 km | Difficulty: 2 of 5
The Woodland Cultural Centre’s Annual Snowsnake Tournament
February 14 and 15 (Weather Permitting)
Come out and enjoy this Traditional Haudenosaunee Game! More Information.
What are your Family Day Weekend plans?
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