Family Day 2018

Celebrate Family Day on Monday, February 19th with events happening throughout Niagara!

St. Catharines

Public Skate
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Bill Burgoyne Arena | 129 Linwell Road, St. Catharines
Family Admission: $11.45
*Family fee applies to immediate family living in the same household
Child/Youth (17 years & under) Admission: $2.80 each
Contact: 905-688-5600

Family Day Free Leisure Swims
Leisure Pool Time: 8:00 – 10:00 am, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Lane Pool Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre | 425 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
Contact: 905-688-5601 ext. 1800

Niagara Falls

Family Day Fun Zone
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre | 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls
Admission: $15 per child (4-12 years) $5 per adult (13+)
Join Niagara Inflatables for our Annual Family Day FunZone. Bounce on our biggest bouncy castle​s​, ​try out our giant obstacle course​, slide down the 20′ Challenger Slide and try our Fantasy Sports Games. We will also have other great activities such as face painting​ and browse​ our vendor zone​. Proceeds are donated to the Education Foundation of Niagara.
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Free Family Fun Day @ The Museum
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Niagara Falls History Museum | 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
Contact: 905-358-5082
Spend Family Day exploring biodiversity and habitat conservation at the Museum! Join the Earth Rangers for shows at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm. 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!

Heartland Forest’s Winterfest
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Heartland Forest | 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls
Family Day Monday, February 19th, is Heartland’s annual Winterfest!
Winterfest is a fun, educational and family friendly event. There will be free learning stations and Puppet shows. Join the fun with Fae Nature’s fairy friends*, bush craft, woodturning & woodcarving*, demonstrations, nature clubs, astronomy displays and a visit from Safari Niagara with their animal friends! $5.00 per child for a train ride, bouncy castle, a craft & a forest scavenger hunt! There will also be awesome family door prizes and food trucks!! As with all of our events, 100% of the proceeds support our work experience, environmental and camp programs.

*Additional fees may apply for “make and take” activities offered.
**Transportation from Niagara Square will not be offered for the event**

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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.


Family Fun Day
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Welland Community Wellness Complex | 145 Lincoln Street, 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!

  • Inflatables
  • 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 Free Skate
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Welland Main Arena | 501 King Street, Welland
Lace up your skates for some fun on the ice.

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.

Make your own fun! Use your imagination and enjoy some free, old fashioned fun in the comfort of your own home! It’s all about the time you spend together.

At Home Activities:

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