Through the eyes of Amy...
Family Day is just around the corner. Other than Christmas and Easter, Family Day is a special holiday dedicated to gathering your entire family and spend quality time with one another. There are no rules on how to spend the day. The day is meant to appreciate every moment spent with your family, there should be no distractions. There is something for every family to do, there are no shortage of events taking place in and around the city of Toronto.
1. Take Part in Family Day Toronto Activities
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is celebrating Family Day by transforming the gallery into the Kids Gallery of Ontario (KGO). Families can expect a full day of programs, art tours and hands-on activities.
If “fun” is the theme of your day, Downsview Park offers 3,000 square feet of indoor activities. The attractions including kiddie rides, jumping castles, giant slides, interactive arcade and carnival games.
2. Watch a movie
Are your family members movie lovers? The TIFF Bell Lightbox is celebrating Family Day by hosting a festival tailored to youths from ages 14 - 18. This event includes screening of films from around the globe, special guests and interactive workshops throughout the day.
There are many indoor and outdoor rinks open around town and in the city. Two of my favourites are Nathan Phillips Square and Harbourfront Centre located in Toronto. Prices are based on a two hour rental; adults pay $10 and children pay $5 if they are under 12 years old. There are several coffee shops around the city, be sure to enjoy a warm cup of coffee after a long day of skating.
If your family enjoys outdoor winter activities, Family Day would be a great time for a mini weekend get away. There many resorts around the GTA, just to name a few includes Centennial Park Snow Centre, Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard Centre and Blue Mountain in Barrie.
5. Family Lunch/Dinner
Have a meal with your family whether at home or at a restaurant. With our busy schedules, it is nice to be able to sit together and enjoy some good food. Most restaurants are open but be sure to call and reserve a table in advance. After arriving home, bring out the old board games and enjoy some healthy competition with the ones you love.
With all these fun activities that your family can take part in, keep in mind that the TTC offers a Family Pass on weekends and holidays. Your family can travel unlimited for the whole day throughout the whole transit system!