Family Day weekend is here, and there’s plenty going on in the city. Activities run the gamut — some are free and some will cost you a little. Here’s a list of things to do indoors and outdoors with the fam, or friends.
Have a board game extravaganza
House of Cards board game cafe is open on Family Day, and it’s $5 per person for access all day to their giant selection of hundreds of games. It’s the perfect spot for a lengthy game of Monopoly or Risk. They have snacks to keep you fueled too.
Explore the art gallery
Bring your creativity and join in on celebrating 150 years of Canada and Peel County. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and archives (PAMA) will have free admission on Family Day. Explore their exhibitions, do some crafts and enjoy live performances, including from singer Shannon Butcher. A graphic novel exhibit also kicks off Sunday.
Get some shopping in
Fair warning, Bramalea City Centre is usually a zoo on holidays, but if you’re really intent on getting some shopping in, they’ll be open on Family Day. Mall hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Have some glow in the dark fun
Glow Zone 360 is open family day and there’s plenty to enjoy, including a 18-hole glow in the dark mini putting golf course and a 4,000 sq. ft. laser tag arena. Some pretty fun arcade games are available too.
Take a scenic walk or hike
There are plenty of beautiful trails for walking and hiking in the Brampton area. We recently wrote about 12 trails in and around the city absolutely worth checking out, and the weather will be great, so this is the perfect time to enjoy some of them.
Enjoy city parks
Some fresh air combined with entertainment is always a good idea when you’re with family, This weekend’s temps are set to hit 11 degrees celsius, which is basically flip-flop weather. Skating at Gage Park is always a popular option, but there will also be ice sculptures, cookie decorating, food vendors and much more from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Chinguacousy Skate Trail and winter festival happening in the park this weekend is also worth checking out.
Tubing and tobogganing
Grab your running shoes and a water bottle and work up a sweat at the YMCA, which will be free and open to the public on Family Day. Since the weather will be so mild, you may even be able to enjoy some outdoor exercising. Check out these great running trails in the area.