Embrace the Frost on Family Day!

Family Day is so much more than a long weekend; it’s an opportunity to relax, re-connect and make memories with the most important people in our lives – our family! In Ontario, Family Day falls on Monday February 15. To celebrate we have listed six amazing ways you can Embrace the Frost in Clarington on Family Day!

Spread Your Wings at Winter Wonderlearn

 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Courtice Public Library

For those looking for an activity that is both fun and educational, visit Winter WonderLearn at the Courtice branch of the Clarington Public Library. This year’s theme is flight; enjoy interactive activities and learn about the skies! Look through a telescope, make “bird-brained” artwork, and see live owls and raptors. This free event takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Family Day, more details are available on the Clarington Public Library website.

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Hit the Slopes at Brimacombe

 Open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rated “The Best Snow in the Business” by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe offers some of the best skiing in the GTA! Brimacombe has 21 runs and trails ready to be enjoyed by skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. They will be open on Family Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and have more information available on their website.

Try Something New at Joey’s World Indoor Playground

Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Escape the cold and keep the kids busy with a visit to Durham’s largest indoor family playground. From conquering a 20-foot rock wall, to testing out their new “Sky Trekking” and making new friends in the play structure, a trip to Joey’s World is sure to be a memorable experience. Coffee, snacks and free Wi-Fi are also available for moms and dads! Learn more at joeysplayground.com.


Explore Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Since 1983, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park has been offering visitors the unique opportunity to see and experience wild species, many threatened with extinction, in an up-close and personal environment. Professional staff are available and always eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. Explore the park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or take a guided tour at 1:30 p.m. Please call before visiting, as the Park may be closed due to unfavourable weather. Find more details on their website.

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Immerse yourself in Arts and Culture

Clarington is home to a number of important heritage sites, libraries, museums, and visual arts centres. Choose to take a historical walking tour, attend the 58th Annual Juried Art Show, or explore a museum for a rich experience that will highlight the unique cultural assets and vibrant arts community in Clarington. Visit Clarington Tourism for more information.

Enjoy the Outdoors on Clarington Trails

Stay active and enjoy nature while exploring more than 21 km of off-road recreational trails. Non-Municipal trails in Clarington are located at the Long Sault, Westside Marshes and Enniskillen Conservation Areas, as well as the Orono Crown Lands, Ganaraska Forest, and along the Oak Ridges Moraine. Enjoy walking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through Clarington this Family Day. Visit our  website for maps, access points and trail descriptions.


Are you hosting an event in Clarington on Family Day? Submit your event to our events calendar.



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