Celebrate Family Day With Us!


With so many activities to choose from in Barrie & Simcoe County, deciding on what to do and fitting it all in may be a challenge. Situated in a natural snow-belt, Barrie is your perfect winter wonderland and offers an abundance of winter activities and events for the whole family to enjoy this Family Day.

Ski, Board, Tube & Snowshoe
Ski, Board, Tube & Snowshoe
With dozens of ski runs, groomed trails and fantastic snow tubing, Hardwood Ski & Bike, Snow Valley, Horseshoe Resort and Mount St. Louis Moonstone have your outdoor winter fun covered.
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Indoor Fun
Indoor Fun
Escape the cold and enjoy some great indoor adventures this Family Day! From bowling to indoor playgrounds, Barrie has it all to keep your family entertained.
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Special Family Day Events

Family Day  at the MacLaren
MacLaren Art Centre
February 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie - Website
Open on Family Day from 12pm to 4pm. Gallery tours available on request – just ask at the Reception Desk! Family workshop: 1:30 to 3:00 pm.Families will have fun creating a collograph print and decorating a unique family tree using a variety of mixed-media techniques. Regional artist Sean George will be leading the workshop. $5 per child. Sign up beginning at 1:00 pm at the Reception Desk in the main lobby. Spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Day Winter Adventure
Barrie Community Sports Complex
February 19, 2018
2100 Nursery Road, Midhurst - Website
The City of Barrie's Recreation Services is hosting its 4th Annual Family Day at the Barrie Community Sports Complex. Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating, hockey, broomball, snow fort building and more 10am - 2pm.

Family Day Free Skate
Holly Recreation Centre
February 19, 2018
171 Mapleton Avenue, Barrie; barrie.ca
Enjoy a free public skate hosted by Ann Hoggarth MPP. Space is limited, access will be granted on a first come first serve basis.

Family Day at the Wye Marsh
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland
February 19, 2018, www.wyemarsh.com
Unplug the kids and connect with nature this Family Day. Bring the whole family out for outdoor activities, Bannock roasting, a Winter Olympic Challenge and much more! Admission $30 for families. 10am to 4pm.

Family Day Weekend
Scenic Caves Nordic Centre, Collingwood
February 17-19, 2018, www.sceniccaves.com
Enjoy outdoor family fun for all ages, all weekend long.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert, explore 27 km. of groomed cross-country ski trails (classic + skate) or 10 km. of snowshoe trails.  Sat. Feb 17 and Sun. Feb 18, 2018 reserve a guided night snowshoe hike (for ages 10+). Families will love the Scavenger Hunt and wooden sculptures, Children’s Adventure Playground and roasting s’mores over an outdoor fire pit.  Relax at the Warm-up Café (Lookout Point) and the main cabin. Also available:  equipment rentals, wax hut, lessons, snack bar + gift shop.

License Free Ontario Family Fishing
Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe
February 17 - 19, 2018 www.ontariofamilyfishing.com
Province wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing license.

Family Day at Simcoe County Museum
Simcoe County Museum
February 19, 2018
1151 Highway 26, Minesing museum.simcoe.ca 
Head to the museum for their annual Family Day Extravaganza. Activities include snowshoeing, tobogganing and much more. Activities from 10am - 4pm.

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