5 Things To Do This Weekend Before The Kids Go Back To School

The holidays are coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Before the kids get busy with school, take some time this weekend to make memories with the family.


Show off your ice-skating skills at Barrie's Outdoor Rinks

Let your little ones burn off their energy while you enjoy a leisurely skate around the rink at Barrie’s City Hall. Or head over to Barrie's waterfront for a game of shinny hockey at the Will Dwyer Park Community Ice Rink. Embrace winter for all it has to offer by strapping on your skates and hitting the ice this weekend!


Hit the slopes at Snow Valley Ski Resort and Mount St. Louis Moonstone

Named the “Best Ontario Hill for Kids” by Ski Canada Magazine, Snow Valley Ski Resort has something for the whole family! From skiing and snowboarding to snow tubing and snowshoeing, the outdoor fun is endless. Their focus is on families, and they offer a full range of services and facilities for you and your kids to enjoy!

Looking for excitement? Visit Mount St. Louis Moonstone this weekend and enjoy their 180 skiable acres, 36 runs, 11 lifts and award-winning terrain park. State-of-the-art high speed express lifts will ensure you and your kids are spending more time on the slopes and less time waiting in lift lines.


Make one-of-a-kind keepsakes

Visit Creative Café and be inspired to create. Choose from hundreds of unique pieces of pottery to paint, create a canvas painting or try your hand at glass fusing. Creative Café is a fun, funky, contemporary studio to unleash your inner artist and explore your creative side. Perfect for all ages and artistic abilities.

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Kick-start your creativity

Want your little ones to have some STEAM based learning before they head back to school? STEAM learning has an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Curio is a boutique Children’s Museum that organizes their space into various exploration hubs. Kick-start your child’s natural curiosity where they can create without boundaries and explore. 

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Check out Barrie’s local eats

Barrie’s restaurants have something for everyone, even the pickiest eaters! Our local food will be something you’ll want to write home about. Whether you want to grab a coffee while walking around or sit down for a meal, Barrie offers a wide variety of restaurants and cafés for you to choose from.

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