With two weeks of Winter Break to look forward to, many parents are looking to plan some fun activities to fill time after the Holidays. We’ve taken the research out of your hands, here are some fun activities and events happening during the break to keep everyone occupied until school is back in session.
Enjoy the great outdoors, like true Canadians!
Explore the Ganaraska Forest
Give cross-country skiing or snowshoeing a try. The entire trail system is groomed and tracks are set. Don’t have your own snowshoes or skis? Rentals are available.
Hit the slopes of Brimacombe
Do you like snowboarding or downhill skiing? Get active, enjoy the fresh air and catch up with friends on the chairlift ride up the hill.
Enjoy the trails of Darlington Provincial Park
Dig out a pair of cross-country skis or old snowshoes and head to Darlington Provincial Park. For only $3, you can enjoy a quintessential Canadian winter day. Find daily conditions on their Facebook page.
Strap on those skates
Free Skate (courtesy of Tim Horton’s)
January 4, 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Garnet B. Rickard Complex
Christmas Public Skate (courtesy of MP Erin O’Toole)
January 8, 2017 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
Get up and close to the animals at Jungle Cat World
Only closed Christmas Day and New Years Day; you can enjoy wild animals from around the world almost any day of the week during the break. Don’t miss the guided feeding tour at 1:30 p.m. every day.
Prefer to enjoy winter in the warmth?
Burn off energy at Joey’s World Indoor Playground
Enjoy Durham’s largest, family indoor playground featuring a 20 foot rock wall, multi-tiered play structure as well as a toddler designation area. Also offering Ontario’s largest aerial ropes course with 21 challenging elements; Sky Trekking. Great for adults too.
Get creative at Janet Lange Art & Design
Kids Christmas Camp (appropriate for ages 3+)
December 27 until 30 and January 2 until 6. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Still looking for New Year’s Eve plans? We’ve got you covered!
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at South Courtice Arena 6 to 9 p.m.
Includes public skating 6 to 7:10 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:40 p.m.
Face painting, party favours, arts and crafts and more!
A Gift of Art New Year’s Party. Ring in the start of Canada’s 150th year at Newcastle Community Hall featuring “ABBAMANIA” 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m.
For more information be sure to stop by the Tourism Office, located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville. The Tourism Team is here to help.
Our Holiday Hours are as follows:
December 24: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27 to 30: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 31: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
January 2 to 7: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.