Six fun activities to do in Oakville on Family Day

Tuesday Feb 05th, 2019


Family Day 2019 is quickly approaching! This year, Ontario’s Family Day falls on Monday February 18. This annual statutory holiday means most people have the day off, giving us time to spend with our families. 

Many services and businesses will be closed or have limited schedules, however many also host special events and activities.  

Here is a list of six family-friendly things to do in Oakville on Family Day 2019: 

  1. Get active with free swimming and skating  

Get the whole family active together by participating in a fun and free activity at one of Oakville’s 11 Arena and Community Centers. The Town of Oakville, Oakville Public Library and Peter Gilgan Family YMCA and community groups present over 100 activities to choose from. 

Activities include swimming, skating, volleyball, dancing, yoga, arts and crafts and more! 

For a full list of activities, locations and scheduled times, visit

  1. Channel your inner artist with Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens

Dress for a mess and enjoy an afternoon making art and memories with your family at Oakville Galleries’ Art Workshop. In this free workshop, families will make hanging mobiles using recycled materials. The event is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with no pre-registration required.

For location details, visit

  1. Cheer on your hometown JuniorA Hockey team 

The Oakville Blades play the Burlington Cougars at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on Family Day. Come out and cheer for your hometown JuniorA Hockey team. This all ages, free event starts at 1:30 p.m. 

Wristbands are required and will be available starting at 9 a.m. in the Upper Concourse outside Rink 1. Maximum of five wristbands per person. First-come, first-served. General admission seating.

Visit www.oakvilleblades.pointstreaksites.comfor more details.

  1. Explore the newest exhibit at the Oakville Museum 

Oakville Museum’s newest exhibit "Hair: The Long and Short of It!" is the perfect afternoon activity for the whole family. Make a crazy hairdo craft and pose at the selfie station. The "Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom!" multimedia presentation will also be available.

The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free for all ages.

Visit details. 

  1. Feed your favourite farm animals at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bring your family to Bronte Creek Provincial Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to tour the various barns and outbuildings and see your favourite farm animals. 

The Children’s Playbarn will be open for kids 10 and under to climb, jump and explore tunnels. This 150-year-old barn that has been transformed into a huge children’s play loft. 

A Nature Center will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring live animals, hands-on activities, crafts and more! 

Program participation and the other facilities are included in regular Daily Vehicle rates.

For more details, visit

  1. Relive childhood memories with ‘Peter Pan’ by the DuffleBag Theatre Company

Based on the beloved classic novel, this performance is one the whole family will enjoy. The DuffleBag Theatre Company presents ‘Peter Pan’ at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre on February 18, 2019 at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $2 each for General Admission. Call the Box Office 905-815-2021 or visit to order tickets online. There are a limited number of tickets available so be sure to get yours in advance! Tickets for Peter Pan go on sale Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10 a.m.

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