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FREE - $5 Family day Ideas for ontario residents

Need a list of great Ideas on what to do this long weekend with your family. Besides the usal stuff you can do with your family hiking, going to the park, playing in the snow here is some more ideas being held by your local comunity. So go on and get out of the house and enjoy some great  cheap or free activities with the family.

The PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre at the Harbourfront includes the Purina Hall of Fame, canine sports demos, face-painting, balloon artists, prizes and games! Free admission

Free outdoor skating at Toronto's City Hall and Harbourfront Centre complete with music and rink-side hot chocolate

Shopping malls: Eaton Centre, Vaughn Mills, Pacific Mall, Woodbine Centre are all open

Family Movement Workshops with the National Ballet of Canada: February 20, free, but requires registration.

The TIFF Bell Lightbox: Attend a weekend of free celebrations including special family programming and workshops. Feb. 18 to 20, 350 King St W, free admission, 416-599-TIFF, http://tiff.net.

NFB Mediatheque: Drop in any time for screenings and pixilation activities at the Family Staycation Program; Feb. 18 to 20, 150 John Street, workshops at 10 AM, 12:30 PM and 3PM, free, but registration is recommended for hands-on workshops, 416-973-3012, http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/mediatheque...ities.php.

Family Fishing Weekend: Ontario residents can enjoy the fun of  fishing without a license this weekend. Feb. 18 to 20, event locations available online, http://www.familyfishingweekend.com

Eight authentic Toronto heritage sites: Discover hands-on activities, historic cooking, old-fashioned games and crafts for kids at the Scarborough Historical Museum, Fort York National Historic Site, Spadina Museum, Todmorden Mills, Colborne Lodge, Mackenzie House, Montgomery’s Inn and Gibson House. Feb. 19 & 20, Pay-what-you-can, http://www.toronto.ca/fundays.

Harbourfront Centre: HarbourKIDS: SK8 presented by RBC Play Hockey, will explore all forms of skating and winter culture from a kid’s perspective. Feb. 19 to 20, 235 Queen’s Quay West, 11 am to 5 pm, free admission, 416-973-4000, http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com.

The Hockey Hall of Fame: Kids will enjoy free entrance on Family Day. Feb. 20, 10 Front Street West, 10 am to 5 pm, up to a maximum of 4 youth (13yrs & under) will be admitted FREE with the purchase of one regular price adult admission, 416-360-7765, http://www.hhof.com.

The High Park Nature Centre: Participate in a drop-in Family Day Birds Program where families can make a bird feeder, learn about winter bird adaptations, borrow some binoculars, find out the best place to hand-feed birds, go on a self-guided hike, and help contribute to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Feb. 20, 440 Parkside Drive, 10 am to Noon, $2 recommended donation, 416-392-1748 x 2, http://www.highparknaturecentre.com.

Old Navy in Etobicoke: “Funnovation Imaginarium” will be a wild and crazy family party
where kids can invent wacky machines and monsters, design accessories, partake of a cookie bar, strut their stuff on the “Crazy Catwalk” and get down on the “Funky Floor”. 177 North Queen Street, 1 pm to 4 pm, free admission, 416-622-6021, http://www.bunchfamily.ca/events/funnova...etobicoke.

Fantasy Fair: Special Family Day stage shows will include The Trevor Show, SCIENTRIFIC and FUNTASTIC. Feb. 20, Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd., 1 pm to 5:45 pm, park admission is free but rides are extra, 416-674-5437, http://www.fantasyfair.ca.

The Markham Museum: Winterfest will be a celebration of winter including skating, snowshoeing, ice block building and more. Feb. 20, 9350 Markham Road, $3 per person, kids under 2 are free. 905-294-4576, http://www.markhammuseum.ca.

Whichurch-Stouffville Museum: Drop by and create some fun heritage crafts, tour the historical buildings and visit the gift shop. Feb. 20, 14732 Woodbine Avenue, Vandorf, 10 am to 4 pm, Crafts $2 per youth, 905-727-8954, http://www.townofws.ca/museum.

Burlington Kids Day: A Play-All-Day wristband will give kids access to lots of games, rides and contests. Feb. 20, Corpus Christi Secondary School, 5150 Upper Middle Road, 9 am to 5 pm, Play-all-Day Wristband: $15.00, Toddler (under 2) Play-all-Day Wristband: $5.00, Adults & Infants: free, some activities have additional charges, http://www.burlingtonkidsday.com.

Dundas Valley Conservation Area: A Hot Chocolate Festival will give families the chance to spend the day hiking and playing outside and warm up with some delicious hot chocolate. Feb. 20, 650 Governors Road, 11 am, 905-627-1233, donations will be accepted, http://www.hotchocolatefestival.ca.

Hamilton Historic Museums: Dundurn National Historic Site, Hamilton Children’s Museum, Griffin House Historical Site, Whitehern Historic House and Garden and Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology are hosting special Family day programs. Feb. 20, details at http://www.hamilton.ca/museums.

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre:
Face painting, games and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. Regular supervision and admittance requirments apply for public swims. Learn more

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

Public skating, courtesy of Family and Children's Services Niagara.
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Skates and helmets not provided. Regular supervision and admittance requirments apply. Learn more

Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre:
Family activities for the whole family, including table tennis, darts, Nintendo Wii and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre:
Come and meet the museum family this Family Day!
Staff and volunteers of the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre are excited to host you and your family for a look at the all the different kinds of work our museum family does throughout the year.

Know of any other great free ideas that are being held? please make a coment.

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