Are you looking for something to do with the kids this Family Day? There are many events in and around our community, both indoor and outdoor, for you to spend some quality time with the family. Whether you are into art, skating, or wanting to get the first look at how maple syrup is made, there is something for everyone.

While we cannot begin to list all the amazing activities our communities have to offer, we have a sampling of events for you to take part in. Please contact the appropriate event coordinators for specific information.

Happy Family Day from the staff and management of Cayuga Mutual Insurance.


Families Go Wild at Ruthven Park: Family Day 2018
Ruthven Park- 243 Haldimand Hwy. #54 Cayuga, Ontario
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Scavenger hunt at 1:00 pm throughout Ruthven’s gorgeous grounds with light refreshments followed by a WILD ONTARIO bird show at 2:00 pm. Admission by donation. Always a very popular event! For more information visit


Dunnville ArenaTime: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dunnville Family Fun Day
Join us for free chili, soup, coffee and hot chocolate. There will also be crafts, games and colouring for kids. For more information please contact:

Sugar Bush Tours and Pancakes

Starts Monday February 19th, 2018(Family Day)!

Come on out to the farm with family and friends to watch the sap be boiled and enjoy some piping hot pancakes, sausage and pure maple syrup!

Take a wagon ride to the sugar bush for a guided tour of how we collect sap, using both buckets and modern pipeline. Be sure to browse around the market before you leave and take some maple syrup or tempting treats home with you!

Richardson’s Farm

131 River Road,
Dunnville, ON N1A 2W3


Open 9am-3pm

Monday February 19th


Hamilton Kids Fest –February 17, 18, 19, 2018

This family day weekend, February 17th to 19th, 2018, children bounce, slide, ride, craft, learn and laugh at Hamilton Kids Fest, sponsored by Telus. Kids Fest is Canada’s largest inflatable festival, bringing a variety of fun and educational activities for all children twelve and under.

The inflatables are blown-up and ready for action, so that children can slide, ride and bounce all day. They range from large slides to toddler appropriate rides. On top of the fabulous inflatables, Kids Fest offers shows, interactive activities, games, crafts and more. The shows include: Hamilton’s own, The Reptile Man, Paul Kennedy; cute and bizarre animals with Hands On Exotics; and Mad Science.

Other activities, for an additional cost, at the 2018 Kids Fest event include: Face painting, ceramic painting; sand art; and more!

2018 marks Hamilton Kids-Fest’s 11th year of offering families a great outing for Family Day weekend fun. Kids-Fest returns to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (beside Hamilton Airport) from February 17th to 19th, 2018. Parking is free.

Family Fun Day – Trains, Trains and more Trains

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON
Free Parking

Join us on Family Day for train-themed fun. Visit our craft station and build and decorate your own building.

Take your building home or visit the model railroad and place it alongside the train track where the steam trains will be running.

Suitable for children 5 years and up. Adult supervision is required.

Tickets: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6: Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20

Paint in the Park

Date(s) – Mon. Feb 19, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Valens Lake Conservation Area

Celebrate Family Day together! Social Art will instruct you through a 16”x20” painting of Snowy Peace.

Enjoy complimentary hot beverages, stay cozy by the wood burning stove and enjoy the inspiring scenery outside! You can even hang around after or come early to enjoy a family picnic, hike, skate or go ice fishing!

Activity will take place at the Powell Pavilion. Make sure you come about 15 minutes early to settle in!

Class just $35, plus entry fee to Valens Lake. HCA Members receive free entry to Valens Lake.

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Warm up at the Art Gallery of Hamilton with the ones you love! Our special Winterfest Family Day programming includes pop-up tours, art making, and collaborative installations all inspired by work in our current exhibitions: Water Works and Witness: Edward Burtynsky.

Complete a passport and enter to win an art making kit!

Fun for all ages.

NON-MEMBERS: $5 per Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) Please pay on arrival. Gallery admission included.

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Explore a fascinating piece of Hamilton history at Dundurn National Historic Site on Family Day!

On a guided tour of over 40 rooms in Dundurn Castle, discover what it was like to live and play above stairs and work and live below stairs. Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities throughout their tour and sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for a self-guided experience with dress-up and engaging activities, while exploring the historical figures who lived in Hamilton during the War of 1812 and First World War.

Cost: Adults: $11.50, Seniors/Youth: $9.50, Children: $6, Infants: Free, Family: $30

For more information contact:
Phone: 905-546-2872

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

41 Jackson Street West
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Tour the McQuesten home as it was in 1939 and then head to the renovated Stable to enjoy short comedy classic films and cartoons such as The Little Rascals, The Three Stooges and Laurel & Hardy.

Share the fun of classic family entertainment of the 1930s. Refreshments are available for purchase.

Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20

For more information contact:
Phone: 905-546-2018

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Family Day free skate on February 19, 2018

Date: Monday, 19 February 2018   Time:2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Hagersville Arena
36 Sherring St. N., Hagersville ON, N0A 1H0
(905) 768-5123
View Venue Website

Additional Details: All Ages | Free


Heritage Day on February 19, 2018

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018     Time:12:00 AM – 11:59 PM

Selkirk Community Hall
34 Main St. W., Selkirk ON, N0A 1P0

Additional Detail: All Ages | Free
Contact info
Name: Village of Selkirk


Heritage Day in Selkirk at the Community Hall. For more than 20 years, North Erie Shore Historical Society has sponsored this annual event on the third Monday in February. Old-fashioned crafts, heritage displays and demonstrations, music, 10-cent ice cream cones, and much, much more.


Family Fishing Weekend

Don’t forget that this is Family Fishing weekend – no license required! Residents and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on water bodies with open fishing seasons (NOT IN NATIONAL PARKS). Fishing regulations still apply

February 17 – 19, 2018

Of course, we cannot post EVERY great event here for you, but this gives you a good starting point. Whether you will be merely spending the day relaxing or participating in one of the many great activities offered in and around your community, we hope that whatever you choose to do, you have an amazing time.

Again, Happy Family Day from the staff and Management of Cayuga Mutual Insurance.