Family Day weekend is the perfect time for families to get together and explore this beautiful place we call home. The KWC Region is traced with many fun family-friendly spots and activities that you can enjoy all year round, but with Family Day coming up, now is the perfect time to make the most of it! Check out our top five activities for a perfect Family Day below.

family day activities

enjoy the outdoors

Sun rays peeking through the trees, open fields, and glistening snow – it’s time to get back to nature! Enjoy scenic views at Laurel Creek Conservation Area on a winter hike. This 4.5-kilometre trail will take you through pinewood paths and open fields for a look at winter’s beauty. Bring a mini tripod with you to take family pictures with a beautiful background!

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Take your love for winter activities even further. Hit the slopes at Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort – you can even take lessons while you’re there. If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, you can register for their snow school program to learn from a trained and certified snow school instructor. If skiing isn’t your jam, head to Chicopee Tube Park to experience the adrenaline rush of racing down slippery slopes as a family.

claytime at home

Playing with clay is fun for all ages. The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery organizes at-home programs for all age groups in Waterloo. You can purchase a Claytime at Home Kit where you and your little ones can explore the world of clay! Indulge in the artwork of clay moulding to create personalized art pieces right in the comfort of your own home.

This is a great opportunity for kids to express their creativity. Try making something that they can use in everyday life, such as a mug for breakfast milk, a plate for their snacks, or an art frame. You can find these tutorials on their website. Place your kit order here and pick it up at the gallery. Once you have created your artwork, you can return it to get it fired in the kiln.

visit cambridge butterfly conservatory

Did you know butterfly farming is a sustainable form of agriculture? It’s true! Right here in the KWC Region, there are over 40 species of tropical butterflies at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Escape to an indoor tropical garden featuring 1000’s of free-flying butterflies from all over the world, over 100 different varieties of tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, tropical finches, Chinese painted quails and red-eared slider turtles. This is the perfect activity for kids who love to learn about nature!

Before you go, make sure you book your timeslot on their website.

celebrate at the kitchener market

On Monday, February 21, 2022, Kitchener Market is celebrating Family Day with live music on the piazza. Bring your skates to enjoy skating on a synthetic ice rink with free hot chocolate. After a good exercise at the rink, head to the fresh donut counter by Chef D from ChefD TV for some refreshments.

If skating isn’t your thing, or you don’t like the cold, Kitchener Market has indoor program options for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t forget to register online for the activities below!

1. Cooking with Chef Nicole

Show off your family’s cooking skills with Chef Nicole from Meals with Madness. She will be hosting a cooking class from 11 a.m. to noon where you will be making cheese quesadillas with fresh pico de gallo and apple tarts. From kids to adults, everyone in the family transforms into a chef for the day. All ingredients will be sourced from local Kitchener Market vendors. Visit this link to register.

2. Smash Book with Mindful Makers

Make this day extra special by collecting old memories to create a Smash Book (a book of memories) for your family with Mindful Makers. Mindful Makers are organizing this class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for families and individuals who want to learn custom bookbinding and create an art book of memories. You can register for a spot here.

movie marathon

After a weekend of fun-filled activities, don’t forget to sit back and relax. Get cozy in your pyjamas, and grab your favourite snacks to spend a relaxing night watching movies as a family. Whether you are watching with kids or you’re a kid at heart, these movies are perfect for a Family Day celebration. Discover Activa’s top Family Day movies and series the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Family Day Movie picks

Get social with us

Do you plan on trying one of our Family Day activities? Follow and tag @builtbyactiva in your Family Day photo on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured on our social media feed or blog. Happy Family Day!