what's on this weekend GTA family guide

What’s ON this Weekend

Your weekend guide to family fun in and around the Toronto area. Updated each week to bring you the latest family events, activities, festivals, fairs, kids shows and fun things to do with the kids. Find Fun close to Home with Child's Life!
Cross-country nordic ski trails

Winter Fun Guide: Cross-Country Nordic Ski Trails

Heading into the forest in the winter can be an almost magical outing for the whole family. Bring along a camera to capture the quite beauty of the forest this time of the year. Find a trail for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing below, forest tracts make great winter (and summer) hikes as well.
Outdoor Skating Rinks

Winter Fun Guide: Outdoor Skating Rinks

An ever growing guide to outdoor natural and synthetic skating rinks in York Region, Durham, Toronto, Peel and Halton Region. Find a rink near you to spend a fun, fresh, memorable day with the family or help us grow this list by recommending a rink to add!

Winter Carnivals and Festivals

It's time for some 'cool' outdoor play! Winter carnivals are held in January and February each year - and are a great way to beat those winter blues. See dog sled racing, participate in traditional winter games, snow shoe, sledding and plenty of other creative winter activities.
GTA Tobogganing Hills Guide

Winter Fun Guide: Tobogganing & Tubing

It’s time to dig out the toboggans and enjoy the powder while it lasts. Find toboggan hills in York and Durham Regions as well as some Toronto toboggan hills you can check out for a fun filled day with the family.
Ski and snowboard resorts on York Region and Durham

Winter Fun Guide: Skiing & Snowboarding

Family Time on the Slopes - Skiing has become our favourite family activity. Southern Ontario has hills big enough for the whole family to have plenty of fun on and many offer private and group lessons. Find Ski & Snowboarding in Southern Ontario...

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.
Celebrate Family New Year

New Years Family Event Guide

Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year with the whole family at a first night family event or free skate. Find an event near you in our local guide to family friendly New Year's Celebrations and Free Skating events in and around the GTA!
Find the Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree – Keep it Real!

With Christmas just around the corner, many will recall last years trek, axe in hand, circling evergreens and sizing up countless prickly specimens. For many families this annual tree hunt is a favorite holiday tradition so it's nice to know that not only is it a great winter outing but it's also the earth friendly choice.
Santa Claus Parade Schedules GTA

Santa Claus Parade Guide

Ho Ho Ho! It's that time of year - ready or not - here comes Santa! Find a parade in your area or make it a family trip to visit somewhere new! There are so many great parades in the GTA and north of Toronto.
Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market with family friendly entertainment including musicians, carolers and children's choirs.
Christmas at Kortright

Kortright Magical Christmas Forest

  Experience the magic of Christmas at Kortright this December. The forest comes to life with lights, friendly elves and your favorite Christmas characters. Visit Santa’s...