With Family Day fast approaching (Monday, February 17), it is time to start deciding what to do with your family for the long weekend. Here is a list of five fun Family Day activities to do in Brampton:
1. Outdoor Skating
Enjoy Family Day at one of the many outdoor skating rinks in Brampton. Most of the outdoor rinks in Brampton are free of charge and open to the public most days of the week. However, since they are outdoors, they are also weather dependent. Ensure that you check the rink status on the City of Brampton website before heading out. Here is a list of the outdoor skating rinks you should check out:
Enjoy a fun family outing at the outdoor rink in Mount Pleasant Village. This outdoor rink is smaller in size but perfect for skaters of any ability, especially those who are just learning how to skate.
The newest skating rink is Brampton is at Gore Meadows Community Centre. This outdoor ice rink is unique because it is covered, which means you won’t be exposed to any weather falling from the clouds. Ice skates and helmets are not available for rental at this location so make sure you bring your own!
Gage Park Outdoor Skating Trail
In the heart of downtown Brampton is this outdoor skating trail perfect for families to enjoy. You can skate through the trees and scenery of Gage Park, and as an added bonus, it’s free! If you go in the evening there is a fire pit which is perfect for warming up during those frigid February evenings.
Chinguacousy Park Skate Trail
One of the newer Brampton outdoor skating rinks is located at Chinguacousy Park. The rink is designed in an irregular canal shape which allows skaters of all abilities to practice their skills. This rink is able to accommodate up to 500 skaters.
Don’t have skates or a helmet? Not a problem! At Gage Park and the Chinguacousy Park Skate Trail, you can rent these items from Thursday to Sunday.
2. Chinguacousy Park Fun
There is a lot more to do at Chinguacousy Park aside from skating. In the last few years, Brampton has done a lot of renovating and updating to its Chinguacousy Park. There is so much to do here all year long. This Family Day, get your family outside to explore what it has to offer. One of the most popular winter activities at Chinguacousy Park is skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Mount Chinguacousy, a great hill for beginners to learn on. Rental of skis, snowboards and equipment can be done at the rental shop.
3. Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA)
On February 17th, you can enjoy a fun-filled day with free activities inspired by PAMA’s winter exhibit. These activities include watching Mark Sepic perform his Junkestra using all recycled and repurposed items as instruments, add your mark to the large graffiti wall, create with colour in the colouring room, make your own musical recycled art instruments and create a fingerprint family tree.
If you can’t make it on February 18th, there are other family-friendly activities occurring all weekend long, including designing your own quilt pattern and storytelling with Sandra Whiting.
4. Aerosports Trampoline Park
Aerosports Trampoline Park is a great place to go to burn off a lot of energy. There is so much to do at this park for kids of all ages. Some of the fun features include dodgeball, a full arcade, climbing walls, open jumping, and climb and slide zone. As well as the largest warrior course in Canada, which tests your balance and strength on an obstacle course.
5. Brampton Community Centres
Many Brampton Community Centres have public swimming or public skating for you and your family to enjoy. These are great activities for you and your family to enjoy that won’t break the bank.
You can also try checking out one of Brampton’s local libraries for some Family Day Learning. As an added bonus, if you go to the libraries at Mount Pleasant Village or Gore Meadows, there are also skating rinks to enjoy.
With all these fun family activities to enjoy, there’s no doubt you will be able to find a way to spend quality time with your family this Family Day long weekend. Let us know if you have any other favourite fun family activities you like to do this long weekend. Comment below!