Family Day activities for families to enjoy together

Thanks to increasingly busy schedules that have families running in different directions for work, school and extracurricular activities, Family Day is an ideal time to spend time together.

Too often family members retire to their respective rooms, devices in hand, and spend the day solo. Kommando Tech says people spend an average of three hours and 15 minutes on their phones each day. Not including how much additional time is likely spent on devices like tablets or laptops.

These fun activities can get kids and parents off the couch this Family Day; however, if a lazy, Netflix-filled long weekend is what you and your family need then make sure to do that instead.

Take a family bike ride. Inflate those tires and tighten your helmet chin straps. A family bike ride is an ideal activity for the family because it is something that can be enjoyed by all age groups. Choose the pace and the terrain based on the age of the youngest or oldest rider (flat, easy-to-navigate paths for the very young or the elderly), and enjoy exercise in the great outdoors.

Wash the cars. It’s a chore, but it has the potential for lots of laughs along the way — and possibly a suds fight. Washing vehicles also is a great way to cool off when the weather is warm.

Engage in sports training. Whether the children participate in organized sports or not, set up an obstacle course or fitness circuit in the backyard. Everyone takes turns going through the course. The family can spend time together as everyone gets beneficial exercise.


Do a walking tour. Educational attractions like museums, zoos, aquariums and arboretums are great to visit on weekends. The family will see new sights and learn important information about exhibits, all the while walking a few miles.

Go sledding. If there is enough snow on the ground (fingers crossed) for sliding down the hill, why not enjoy this old-fashioned fun that is completely free?

International AutoShow. The world’s best-selling toy – Hot Wheels – is returning to the Canadian International AutoShow as a featured exhibitor celebrating five decades of the AutoShow presenting the industry’s ”hottest wheels.” This year, it will be offering a kids’ play zone, retail space, classic Hot Wheels cars and five life-sized Hot Wheels vehicles from the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends.

Disney Immersive Experience. Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the greatest films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, from their very earliest, groundbreaking features to the beloved hit movies of today.

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