Things to do Family Day Weekend in Durham

Young girl ice fishing on a lake on family day weekend in Durham

Family Day is almost here! This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy our winter season while spending time with our kids. Here are the top things to do on Family Day weekend here in Durham.

Pingle’s Family Day Weekend

Always a fun outing, Pingles Farm has three full days of events perfect for the whole family. They are offering magic shows, live entertainment, delicious food, and a princess and pirate party. Most of the events take place in their greenhouse so they will be a little warmer than outside, but you can always warm up by the bonfires outdoors. This weekend event runs Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9-4. For more information and for tickets see Pingles Family Day Event

Family Snowshoeing at Enniskelen Conservation Area

Here’s a great way to experience the outdoors! Head up to Enniskelen Conservation Area to try snowshoeing! This is a free event and snowshoes and light refreshments are provided. Might be more suited for older kiddos, as only the 8-9:30 time slot is still available on Friday, February 17th. Run, don’t walk to secure your spot! Enniskelen Snowshoeing evening

Things do do Family Day weekend: Canadian Automotive Museum

Another fun thing to do family day weekend in Durham is to visit the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa. This event takes place Saturday, Feb. 20th from 9-5 and does have a fee to attend. Activities listed include a scavenger hunt, creating paper cars, balloon animals, and of course, pictures with Lightning McQueen. If you have a car enthusiast in your life, this might be an awesome adventure! Canadian Automotive Museum Family Day

Winter Wonderlearn at Clarnington Libraries

This is a great free option for a range of ages and interests. Events are running all weekend long and range from story times at libraries to STEM coding, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities. Some of the events do require you to sign up in advance. To see all the activities and to sign up, click here.

Family Day Activities at different Municipalities

Many of our different municipalities are also offering their own Family Day activities. These include:

Winterfest Ajax

Family Day in Whitby

Family Day in Scogog

What is your favourite thing to do on Family Day in Durham?

I’d love to hear about secret gems that you have found over the years! Is there something going on in your town or organization? Shoot me a message and let me know!


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