10 things to do this Family Day weekend

February 13, 2018

Family Day Weekend

10 Things to Do for Family Day Weekend

Looking for some Family Day weekend fun in Cornwall? From theatre and arts to hockey and old-fashioned family fun, there’s something for everyone!

Make sure to check out these fun events. Better yet, invite some friends and family from outside of Cornwall to join you and let them discover all we have to offer!

Family Fun

1 Winter Wonderland

Experience Lamoureux Park in a whole new way with free horse-drawn wagon rides, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Cornwall. The rides run from 3 pm to 7 pm on a first-come, first-serve basis, departing from the splashpad area in Lamoureux Park. The MockTails concession stand will also be open serving their unique pastry treat and hot drinks. Thousands have already enjoyed the activity – don’t miss out!

Bring your sleds and enjoy the tobogganing hill next to the splashpad at the same time!

For more information, please click here.

2 A Countryside Adventure

Bring the family to one of the area’s coolest new attractions – Countryside Adventures in Moose Creek! There’s a 3 km ice skating trail in the woods, a 1.5 km snowshoeing trail, a small hill with crazy carpets, bonfire, hot chocolate and lots more.

There’s a special Family Day weekend promotion – starting Friday morning and ending Monday night, take advantage of a family price of 38$ for 2 adults and 2 children. Weekend hours are 10 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday and 10 am to 8 pm Sunday and.

For more information, please click here.

3 Follow the Trail

The Friends of the Summerstown Trails will be hosting their annual Family Day activities at the Summerstown Forest on Monday from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy the trails and other outdoor fun activities. There will be free XC ski and snowshoe rentals for families throughout the day along with other free activities and food. The trails are located on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401.

For more information, please click here.

4 Build Some Memories

Stop by the Cornwall Public Library on Monday and let your child’s imagination take over at the Lego Club! Create, build and have fun with others!  The drop-in program runs from 4 pm to 5 pm and it’s open to children ages 6 to 12. It’s one of many Family Day activities taking place at the Library.

For more info, click here.

Local Theatre

5 A Beautiful Time

The curtain is set to rise on the Seaway Valley Theatre Company’s most lavish production yet – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The major musical production features nearly four dozen of Cornwall’s best-known stage actors.

“Our rehearsals are now on the big stage. We are so excited to finally be dressed in costume, dancing on sets and singing under the lights. This show is going to be spectacular,” said Director Lesley Ellam.

The family-oriented production kicks off on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Two matinées will also be performed, on Sunday and Monday, at 1:30 pm.

For more ticket info and further details, click here.

6 Celebrate V-Day

On Saturday, at 6pm, V-Day Cornwall will present a one-night only benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues at The Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre. There’s a 3-course meal starting at 6 pm followed by the show at 8 pm.

It’s been almost 20 years since V-Day was founded, since Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues shattered taboos, sharing the stories of women as they had never been told before.

For more information, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

7 Some Sweet Workshops

Unleash your inner artist with some unique workshops at Cornwall’s art studios! OBO Studios is offering a Riley’s Bakery inspired Let Them Eat Cake Painting Workshop on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm. For more info on this sweet workshop, click here.

Meanwhile, Cailuan Gallery is launching a Beginners Landscape Painting Course on Saturday. Learn about  colour, composition, perspective and design. The six-week course is lead by Libby Cameron. For more info, click here.

8 A Foreign Experience

The Port Theatre will be rocking on Saturday night with an awesome tribute to the music of Foreigner, Double Vision. Doors open at 7 pm for this all-ages, licenced event. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more info, click here.


9 Nationals on the Prowl

The Cornwall Nationals return home for a two-game home stand starting on Friday night against the Port Huron Prowlers (8:30 pm start) at the Civic Complex. The team is back in action Saturday night when the North Shore Knights visit (7:30 pm start). Come check out pro hockey right in your own backyard!

10 Race Like A Colt

The Cornwall Colts have their fourth annual Family Day game on Monday, taking on the Hawkesbury Hawks at 3 pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex. Enjoy some great hockey action and then take to the ice afterwards to skate with your favourite Colts player!

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at info@staging.banfield.agency to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 933-0074. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre at 100 Water Street East (inside the Civic Complex).

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Article by Kevin Lajoie