There are lots of activities going on in the area for Family Day.  Here is a list of some things to consider doing locally in the Niagara Region!!


Niagara IceDogs Meet and Skate

February 17, 10am-5pm
Fort George National Historic Site, 51 Queen’s Parade, NOTL

Come meet and skate with players from the Niagara IceDogs, their mascot Bones, and Parks Canada‘s mascot Parka at the Vintage – Parks Canada skating rink!
Participate in activities and games for your chance to win Parks Canada and Niagara IceDogs official merchandise. Warm up with winter comfort foods and beverages on sale by Vintage Hotels.

– Family skate: 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm
– Activities and games: 10 am to 3 pm
– Visit the fort: 12 pm to 4 pm (Regular admission rates apply to enter Fort George. Youth 17 and under are free.)
– Niagara IceDogs visit: 1 pm to 3 pm

Winterfest at Heartland Forest

February 17, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls

Indoor and outdoor activities
Learning stations
Food and beverage
$5 wristband/child includes:
– train ride
– craft
– Safari Niagara
– passport draw
Join the fun with:
– Woodcarving
– Fae Nature’s Fairy Friends
– Safari Niagara
– Nature clubs
– Astronomy display
– Wilderness survival skills
**additional fees may apply for some activities**

Family Day at the Pelham Arena

February 17, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meridian Centre, Pelham

Schedule below, for more information visit the website here.


Welland Family Fun Day and Family Day Free Skate

February 17, 10:00-2:00 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
Mad Science FunStation
Family Photo Booth
Animal Kingdom Toddler Inflatable
Strolling Magic and Character
Face Painting and Carnival Games and more
Canal Bistro Lunch Box $4: Hotdog, Juice Box & Peanut-Free Brownie – served from 11:00am to 1:00pm (Cash only! ATM on site.

At the Welland Main Arena:

Family Day Free Skate: Lace up your skates for some fun on the ice between 10:00am and 2:00pm

Family Day at the Niagara Falls History Museum

February 17, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm

Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry St., Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls History Museum is FREE every Family Day! Thanks to the generous support of Ontario Power Generation, the Museum welcomes the Earth Rangers and their live Animal Ambassadors to share their message of conservation and environmental protection. Explore the galleries, take a family portrait, make a craft, complete a scavenger hunt and win a prize! Earth Rangers Shows @ 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

FREE Swimming on Family Day at Kiwanis Pool

Kiwanis Pool, 425 Carlton St, St. Catharines

Take the family out for free leisure swimming.
Leisure Pool: 8 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m. and 4 – 7 p.m.
Lane Pool: 9 – 11 a.m. and 3 – 8:30 p.m.

Free Skate at Fort Erie Leisureplex
February 17, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Jaycee Ice Pad, 3 Municipal Centre, Fort Erie

Family skate from 2-3:30pm.

Family Day at Grey’s Haven Port Colborne

February 18, 11am-3pm

Grey’s Haven Farm Sanctuary, 612 Third Concession Road, Port Colborne

A Family Day Fundraiser and for an opportunity to interact with residents!
Hot drinks ($2 each) for sale as well as delicious vegan eats ! There will also be some Grey’s merch available.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the care of  residents.

FamJam at Harbour Fellowship Church

February 17, 1– 3 pm

Harbour Fellowship Church, 51 South Service Rd., St. Catharines

Join Harbour Fellowship Church for an afternoon full of indoor and outdoor activities, snacks, giveaways, crafts and a whole lot of FUN!!
Activities 1:00 – 3:00, Giveaways 3:00 – 3:30
Giveaway Highlights: $250 Great Wolf Lodge Gift Card, Free Week at Day Camp, Virtual Reality Game Gift Card and MORE!!
20% off Summer Day Camp – Family Day Only!!


Family Day in Lincoln
February 17, 8:30am-4:30pm
Town of Lincoln

Celebrate Family Day with fun activities across Lincoln!

Free Skate & Activities:
-Fleming Centre Arena (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
-Jordan Lions Arena (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

“Nailed It” Snow Globe Cake
-Fleming Centre (1 – 3 p.m.)
-Presented by Creative Bug – an adult & child pairing to replicate a snow globe cake
-$40 per child/adult pairing
-Pre-registration is required, register in person at the Fleming Centre or here:

Free Museum Activities
-Museum & Cultural Centre (8:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
-Drop in anytime for fun activities like our escape mystery, board games and a scavenger hunt!

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