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What to Do This Family Day

It’s been a great week on the VG family farm. The sun was finally out yesterday and even with all of the ice and snow on the ground, we can see springtime on the horizon. We hope you’re feeling good, too - there’s plenty of reason to! The weekend is almost here and this time, and you get a whole extra day to relax and have fun. Monday, February 19th is Family Day in Ontario - the perfect excuse to gather with your loved ones and enjoy some quality time together. Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered.

Family activities near Simcoe

Looking for some Family Day fun in and around Norfolk County? There are a variety of activities happening at the Simcoe Recreation Centre, including free ice skating, swimming, crafting and hiking (details available here). There are also free skates happening in Caledonia and other townships (check your local arena for details). You can bundle up and go hiking, sledding, cross country skiing or snowshoeing as a family, or even try a ride on some fat bikes! We’re living in a truly beautiful landscape - get outside and enjoy it!

Things to do in and around Hamilton

Almost all of Hamilton’s historic and cultural sites are holding Family Day events, from Dundurn Castle to Battlefield House and the steam train museum. There’s a full list of these city events here - check it out! Additionally, there are Winterfest activities happening all weekend at various locations in and around Hamilton (a full event listing is available here). The Bulldogs are playing an afternoon game on Family Day, and Hamilton’s KidsFest is on all weekend. Enjoy!

Fun in Halton Region

If you’re in Halton or want to venture out that way, check out the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington (just outside of Hamilton, really). There’s a frog exhibition on right now, plus lots of other great activities to keep kids of all ages entertained (plus, scenic winter hikes). You can also make use of the great winter trails at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg, or enjoy a free skate at Aldershot arena. There are a number of free events happening in Milton - check out the details here. In Burlington, Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Ireland House are offering some old-school family activities. Glen Eden will be open (and probably busy!) if you ski or snowboard, and Medium Art Studio in Aldershot has drop-in clay painting all day. Need more ideas? Try bowling or trampolining as a family!

No matter where you are, gather around the table on Family Day

VG Meats has everything you need to create a delicious family meal to cap off a great day - maybe prime rib, roast chicken, burgers, sausages or a tasty ham. Cooking together can be a great way to bond as a family - or, simply grab some prepared food from our hot counter on your way home from these great Family Day activities. From the VG family to you and yours, Happy Family Day!