I’ve seen people posting here and there asking about what’s available for families to do this coming Monday the 20th for Family Day so I decided to do some homework for you. Here’s a list (not everything I’m sure, but a good start!) of some of the things you can take the kids to without hauling them to the “City”. Unless you want to, and in that case, have fun!
FREE Swimming courtesy of your local Simcoe & District Real Estate Board
*10 -11 am Pre-School/Family Swim
* 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Family Swim
* 1:30 pm -2:30 pm Public Swim
Be sure to check out the pool rules (in the photo) about restrictions on supervision (i.e. parent to child ratio, wristbands) or go to http://www.norfolkcounty.ca and search aquatics. Be sure to be pool ready 15 minutes ahead of swim times if your child needs a swimming test, they won’t be done during swim times.
FREE Skating at local Arenas
Head to one of the Norfolk County Arenas located in Port Dover, Simcoe (Rec Centre), Waterford, Delhi, Langton from 2-3:30 pm. Thank you Norfolk County for the ice time!
If you prefer a longer skate the Talbot Gardens Arena in Simcoe, the RBC is sponsoring a FREE skate from 2-4 pm
FREE Hot dogs and Crafts at the Rec Centre
12pm – 1 pm Hot dog lunch (with hot chocolate and cookies!)
1 pm- 3
pm Games, snacks and crafts
Be sure to register ahead, don’t be disappointed! I called and asked since today was supposed to be the last day to register… But they said they could extend as long as they had room. Call (519) 426-8866, ext 2233 Monday-Friday 7:45 am – 5:45 pm. *Children and youth must be supervised
Art With Heart (Main St. Port Dover)
Silly Family Day Portraits
2 sessions: 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm
$40/pair ($10/extra family painter)
Come on out to Art with Heart and create fun, abstract portraits of your partner(S)! Our Instructing Artist will assist you every step of the way as you not only create a fantastic canvas painting to hang on your walls at home, but memories that will last a lifetime.
Register today by calling Nikki at 226-567-5500, emailing email@example.com or follow the link to their Facebook page HERE.
Simcoe Strand Theatre Matinee
Take the kiddos (and yourselves) to see the new Lego Batman movie. There’s a Matinee showing at 2 pm and these local ticket prices don’t break the bank even with snacks on top! Adults $8 and Children $6.
White Horse Bowling (Simcoe)
I’ve taken my girls to the White Horse Bowling Lanes in Simcoe and we always have a great time! They have gutter guards for the little ones (or big ones who don’t want to lose to their kids) which makes it more fun for littles.
They also have an indoor mini-golf course in case you don’t like bowling or want to do both.
Make sure you wear socks, white shirts for the blacklight, and bring some change for the Arcade games after!
Snacks, drinks and pizza are available to purchase.
Upcoming Family Fun
Child’s Play is a new indoor playground currently under construction at the Giant Tiger Mall in Simcoe. They are thisclose to being ready to open! If you go to their Facebook page (HERE) and watch for updates, they will let you know as soon as they can open the doors (shouldn’t be long now!!).
So excited for Jesse and Jerusa Hunter, congratulations!
#GoNorfolk is a project developed by Amélie Chanda, a local Wellness Coach to motivate you to be active around Norfolk County. Amélie is teaming up with community organization to provide some excitement to start 2017! There will be information, prizes, photos, events and much more!
Like the page (by clicking HERE) to stay up-to-date with all the events around Norfolk County! The next event is February 26th and details will be released at 8:30pm on Thursday the 23rd.
Just a Short Drive Away in Dunnville…
Take a wagon ride to the sugar bush. See how they collect sap using buckets and modern pipeline. Sample some pure maple taffy made on snow. See different methods of boiling sap, past and present. Satisfy your appetite with brunch topped with their pure maple syrup! Visit their Facebook page HERE.
I’m a mom too and I know just how hard it can be to find fun/new things to do with your family that everyone will like. We are so lucky to live in an area where there are amazing events and opportunities just around the corner. I hope you find something on this list that you didn’t know about! Watch for my next event post for March Break….
Melissa Mummery, SRES®, ABR®, SRS®
You can find my Office located at 217 Main St., Port Dover, N0A 1N0