Family Day is a great holiday that allows you to take some time off and spend it with the ones closest to you. Whether you spend Family Day with your immediate family or a hodge-podge mix of friends there are plenty of events in the GTA to keep you entertained.

Here’s our list of some great Family Day events.

Head to the Ontario Science Centre

Family Day long weekend will be tonnes of fun with special programs, IMAX films and much more! What’s great is that they have a new installation that centres around Canada’s 150th anniversary. Visitors will get to experience Canada on a new level and gain a better understanding of Canada’s unique scientific achievements.

Friday, February 17 – Monday, February 20, 2017  – The Ontario Science Centre

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Check out TIFF Kids 

Tiff will be presenting Tiff Kids: digiPlaySpace an interactive playground where kids and grownups alike can paint, control a robotic arm and learn to code!

February 18 – April 23, 2017 – TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W.

$13 on weekends.

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Take in Some Art at the AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario transforms into a magical place for kids as the gallery turns into The Kid’s Gallery of Ontario. The event is packed full of activities that centre around kid’s artistic interests. There are many fabulous programs including kite-making, gallery tours, family yoga and much more.

Monday, February 20, 2017, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm  – Art Gallery of Ontario

Regular Admission

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Get Lost in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Wonderland at Casa Loma

Family Day Weekend will see Walt Disney Studios create a magical space as they invite fans of Beauty and the Beast for an unforgettable experience.  Taking place at Casa Loma, guests will have an exclusive opportunity to see 9 customers from the movie as well as participate in themed activities.

February 17 – 20, 2017 – Casa Loma

Regular Admission

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See Ratatouille in Concert

One of our favourite Disney Movies, PIXAR’s Ratatouille is coming to Toronto in concert form.  The concert is scored by Michael Giacchino and performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This event is perfect for the whole family and a great way to expose your kids to symphony style music in a fun atmosphere.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Roy Thomson Hall

Starting at $26

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Nothing Better Than Taking Your Family to the Zoo 

The Zoo is one of those family activities that you either love or hate. If you love it, Family Day is a great time to go to the Toronto Zoo with your whole family. Take the opportunity to see Canada’s only giant panda cubs.

February 18, 2017 – Toronto Zoo

General Admission

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Get Your Skate On! 

Celebrate 1 Love TO’s 10 Year anniversary with a Family Day weekend skate. Skate to funk, hip-hop, R&B and house from DJs Dlux and Yuknodis , alongside host Mr. 1 LOVE T.O. himself – Tyrone Tyrone ‘T-rex’ Edwards.

February 18, 2017 – Harbourfront Natrel Rink.

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 Step Back through Time at Fort York 

Explore the history of Fort York with your whole family! Visit Fort York’s historic kitchen and sip hot chocolate and try some baking from the hearth. Kids can try an 1812 drill class as well as some old-fashioned games.

Monday, February 20, 2017 – Fort York National Historic Site

Adults: $7.96 Children : $3.76

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Learn How To Play Quidditch 

Coming from Harry Potter fame, quidditch is a fast-growing gender inclusive sport that is described as a combination od handball, rugby, dodgeball, and basketball.

If you and your older kids loved Harry Potter you should check this out.  All Equipment is provided and you just need to bring some good athletic clothing.

February 19, 2017 – Toronto City Sports Centre

$5 requested donation

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Check out North America’s Largest Indoor Inflatable Display at FUN FEST 

FUN FEST on family day weekend is the ultimate play place for kids. Your kids can bounce, play and be entertained within Nort America’s largest indoor inflatable play area. This event has been voted one of the best Fmaily Day activities year after year.

Saturday, February 18 – Sunday, February 20, 2017 – Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Rd.

Unlimited Rides for $25.00

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