Monday, February 18, 2008

Family Day - Feb 18

For those who were lucky enough to have Family Day off, apparently there were a lot of things going on. I didn't know this at the time. Wallace, Aidan and I ended up going to the Canadian International Autoshow. We met my brother-in-law and his family at the show. The two "youngen"Aidan and Tyler enjoyed the day, checking out the cars (in and out) and trying out the comfort of all the new cars, vans, trucks and SUV(s). Aidan enjoyed himself, so much that he thought he was playing a game when he got locked into one of the Mazda pick-up truck, while Mom and Dad were trying to get him to push the "lock" open. He finally succeeded in pushing the lock open and a great relief for us.

What You Can Do With Your Family On Family Day

Sunday February 17, 2008

It's the first Family Day Ontario's had, so you can't be blamed for not really knowing what to do with it. Luckily, a new day off (for those fortunate enough to get one) can be a good reason to start new traditions.

So what can you do with your family on the day dedicated to it? Here are just 10 of many ideas.

Top places to go in Toronto that are offering special Family Day rates.

Toronto Zoo

All visitors

get 50% off the regular admission price.

Casa Loma

Children get in free when accompanied by a paying adult.

CN Tower

Buy one get one free deal on all admission packages.

Ontario Science Centre

Gadgets and Gizmos, Family Toy Building Workshop

Adults: $29.50, Seniors/Youth: $23.50, Children: $19.50

Family Day at the ROM

Adult: $20, Students/Seniors: $17, Children (5-14): $14, Kids 4 and under are free

Free Family Skate Day - Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Grounds

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Family Day Festival - The Beach

Kew Gardens has a petting zoo and there are extended family skate hours at the Kew rink. Hot chocolate stands are open on Queen St. East. There's also face- painting and balloons.

Family Day Shenanigans - Bata Shoe Museum

Admission: $4 to $30

In honour of the new Chinese Lunar Year and the zodiac, the Bata Shoe Museum is dedicating this year's Family Day event to the animal world.

Hockey Hall Of Fame

Honour the new holiday with a picture of your family next to the Stanley Cup. Explore Canada's national sport and get a free wristband for your kids from 10am to 5pm.

Canadian International Autoshow - Metro Toronto Convention Centre / Rogers Centre

Admission: $7 to $40

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