Top Family Day Events in Toronto 2018

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We all need a little time with our nearest and dearest and February 19 in Toronto gives you plenty of options. Here are just a handful of the fun and engaging events going on.

Toronto Zoo's giant pandas play in the snow in their pen.

Family Day Events

Family Day at Harbourfront Centre

Come down to the lake to have free skating lessons on Natrel Rink, rinkside dance breaks, emerging DJs, a fireside outdoor lounge and more.

Family Day Weekend at the Toronto Zoo

Meet Canada’s only giant panda cubs, Jia Yueyue and Jia Panapan, before they leave this March! Also enjoy over 10 km of walking trails, explore the 10-acre Tundra Trek featuring a polar bear habitat with underwater viewing area or escape the chill with five indoor tropical pavilions.


The AGO is exploding with colour-full interactive fun! Celebrate with music, movement and activities for the whole family. February 19, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Funday Weekend: One World

The Royal Ontario Museum celebrates Canada’s rich multicultural landscape with musical performances and special hands-on activities. Runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., February 19.

Celebrate With Stanley

Head to the Hockey Hall of Fame where you can try your hand at goaltending, play-by-play calling and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Be sure to get your family portrait with the coveted Stanley Cup! Take grandma and grandpa because seniors get in free on February 19.

Family Day Free Community Skate

Bring your family and friends for a free skate at the “Cathedral of Hockey.” Formerly Maple Leaf Gardens, the Mattamy Athletic Centre opens up the ice from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on February 19.

KidsFest at the International Centre

This three-day show has something fun for every child 12 years old and under, with a new line-up of rides for 2018! Also enjoy face painting, pony rides, petting zoo and carnival games. Free parking. February 17 to 19.

Family Day at Fort York

Explore the past of Toronto by touring a historic kitchen and sampling baking from the hearth. Kids can try an 1812 drill class and some old-fashioned games, as well as a fun-filled activity book. Hot chocolate and a roaring fire complete the experience. February 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Secret Garden /
Young Peoples' Theatre


The Secret Garden and One Thing Leads to Another

Young Peoples’ Theatre has two different performances to choose from on Family Day Weekend: a beloved classic where a little girl discovers a mysterious hidden garden while visiting her uncle in England, PLUS YPT’s award-winning show for babies lets your littlest play-goer experience theatrical phenomena.

The Misfit League

Come along for the ride as this wonderfully playful tale explores why you should REALLY never judge a hero by their powers. Afternoon shows February 17 to 19.

The Energy Show

Get ready to encounter a seven-foot Tesla coil, a hair-raising Van de Graaff generator, burning bubbles and more to uncover the world’s ultimate source of power – all in the name of science at the Ontario Science Centre! Multiple show times a day February 17 to 19.