Family day is coming up this Monday February 19th and there are lots of ways to get out and enjoy the day and even the weekend with activities going on across the Niagara Region.  Here we take a look at some of them…


Heartland Forest

Indoor and outdoor action will be happening for the family at Heartland Forest located at 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, ON.  See the poster below and for more information visit the website by clicking HERE.


Niagara Inflatables Family Day Kidsfest, Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls

Lots of inflatables, games, face painting and food! The cost to enter is $15 per child and $5 per adults   The children bounce all day with their entry fee. See details below and to visit website for details CLICK HERE.



Clifton Hill. 

A variety of activities geared for families are happening over the weekend.  For full details CLICK HERE.



Family Day at the Pelham Arena

February 19, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pelham Arena, 1120 Haist St., Pelham
11:00am – 1:00pm Free Public Skate at the Pelham Arena

12:00pm – 2:00pm Community Expo – learn about your community’s unique services.  For more information CLICK HERE.

12:00pm – 12:30pm Children’s Snowshoe races (outside) – Bring your kids out to participate in the snow shoe races from 12:00 – 12:30pm, no registration required. We will have snow shoes for the kids, the races will happen with snow or without snow and will be held outside of the arena so bundle up!

1:00pm – 2:30pm Golden Boot Hockey Game – Pelham Volunteer Firefighters vs Pelham Minor Hockey Coaches

2:30pm – 3:30pm Free Public Skate


Welland Family Fun Day and Family Day Free Skate

February 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St, Welland

Have some fun with the family at the Welland Community Wellness Complex and the Welland Main Arena. Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. This is a FREE family-friendly event

At the Welland Community Wellness Complex:

Club Rex Dinosaur Exhibit
Family Photo Booth
Strolling Magic
Face Painting and Carnival Games and more
Canal Bistro Lunch Box: Hotdog, Juice Box & Peanut-Free Brownie $3
Family Day Skate (Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item)
Main Arena 10:00am-2:00pm

For more information CLICK HERE.

Family at the Museum 
February 19, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm

Niagara Falls History Museum


Spend Family Day exploring biodiversity and habitat conservation @ the Museum! Join the Earth Rangers for shows @ 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. This unique and up-close encounter with their animal ambassadors will leave you educated and inspired to help protect animals in the wild. Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Other activities include scavenger hunts, crafts, FREE family portraits and three galleries full of artifacts that explore our local history!

For more information CLICK HERE.

Family Day St. Catharines Museum

February 19, 10am-4pm

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines

Make lasting Family Day memories at the St. Catharines Museum! Family Day is all about adventure with time travel dress-up stations throughout the galleries, exhibit building activities, and special behind-the-scenes tours of our Collections Vaults! There’s an adventure awaiting everyone in the family!

For more information CLICK HERE.


Safari Niagara Zooniversity
February 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Bass Pro NOTL, 300 Taylor Rd, NOTL
Safari Niagara’s “Zooniversity” is designed to provide an informative, educational, close-up animal encounter for all ages; Zooniversity is a dynamic, interactive presentation featuring mammals from around the globe.

Learn how zoos play a significant role in conserving biodiversity by helping to prevent the disappearance of many species through breeding programs, and conservation projects. Learn how the role of zoos over the last decade or more has changed from one of housing animals simply for public display, to one that is a life boat for species around the globe. Learn how different animal species are adopting to Urban Sprawl and what you can do to help them survive in a concrete jungle.

This up-close personal experience with Safari Niagara’s animals will leave a lasting impression and truly make your visit memorable. Come meet some of Safari Niagara’s ambassadors while shopping at Bass Pro Niagara.

Family Day at Bass Pro Niagara
February 19, 11:00 am, Bass Pro NOTL, 300 Taylor Rd, NOTL
Join us for family day at Bass Pro Niagara!

We will have a special story time where we will read a funny book called Whose Butt??
Grab a bag of popcorn and listen to our story @ 11:00 am in our camping department.

Be the first to finish our new Scavenger Hunt in store. The hunt will take you through all 81, 000 square feet of our store and you will have to keep you eyes and ears open to solve all the clues. Scavenger hunt begins at 12:00 noon. We will start in our camping department where you can pick up your map.

We will have crafts set up from 1-230 for our crafty kids!

For our older kids, we will offer a Para cord bracelet seminar. Learn how to make and take home your survival bracelet. Kids aged from 9-15 are welcome. (Due to the complexity of this activity, we must have an age limitation) This activity will run from 3:00-4:00pm in our camping department.

All of our activities are FREE of charge and are available on a first come first serve basis, while quantities last. Parents must remain with their children at all times.

Family Day at Victoria Avenue Public Library
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Victoria Avenue Public Library | 4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls
Contact: 905-356-8080
Free. Drop-In activities for the whole family! A craft, scavenger hunt, and other Olympic inspired activities that will have the entire family going for the gold! No Registration required.

Family Day Drop In Art Studio @ The Niagara Pumphouse
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Date: Sunday, February 18th
Location: The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre | 247 Ricardo Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Contact: 905-468-5455 or
All ages. Free. Drop in to our Family Friendly Art Studio to make your own artwork. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to explore art and get creative! Families are encouraged to see the exhibition in our gallery and then get their hands messy working on their own artwork in our studio. $2.00 suggested donation.

Fort Erie
Free Skate at Fort Erie Liesureplex
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Jaycee Ice Pad | 3 Municipal Centre, Fort Erie

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Crystal Ridge Arena | 109 Ridge Road South, Fort Erie

West Lincoln
Family Day Activities at the Smithville Arena
Location: 177 West Street, Smithville
Things get underway with the firefighters’ breakfast that runs from 8:00 am – 10:30 am. For $5.00 visitors can get two eggs, two slices of back bacon, toast, coffee, juice or water. After filling up on the most important meal of the day, kids can burn off some of those calories at the FORT craft station in the upstairs hall, which runs from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Or they can head out for public skating in the arena from 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

Those who love the wonders of science can enjoy a Mad Science show in the upstairs hall from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm, while kids can get their faces painted from 10:00 am – noon.

The firefighters return to serve lunch from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. For $3.00 you can get warm chili or a hotdog with pop, juice or water.
Hockey fans will be in for a treat with the West Lincoln Minor Hockey Association superskills competition, which runs from noon to 1:30 pm, followed by the WLMHA coaches vs. West Lincoln Firefighters hockey game from 2:00 – 3 pm. To register for superskills visit The public can then lace up the skates for another free public skate from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Other Ideas…

Can’t make it out to an event?  Why not make some fun with the family at home! Here are a few ideas…

At Home Activities:

  • Card games
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Indoor hopscotch
  • Hide and seek
  • Treasure hunt
  • Indoor bowling

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