APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 15- April 17, 2016)

APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 15- April 17, 2016)











Hello Everyone. I am sad to say that my Husband’s Uncle Brian passed away yesterday. We are all still in shock and heart broken. I was working on the calendar this week to keep my mind busy. Thanks again for anyone who sent well wishes to my family.

I hope you all get to enjoy the weekend!


Passover Camp DEAL At Reptilia. 

You can pay for as many days as you want.

Camp Cost: $45 per day from 8:30am-4:30pm.
(Regular Price: $69 per day)

Camp is for ages 4-12 years of age.

*Limited Spots available.
For more information, go to: http://www.peachybuy.com/mom




$200 Canadian Tire Gift Card Contest ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT!



Find out how you can win a $200 CANADIAN TIRE GIFT CARD from Entertain Kids On A Dime by following the instructions below!

Thank you to MY BROTHER Jordan Waxman from Hollywood North Auto Parts​ for running this contest!


Good Luck Everyone!



Get your tickets for the Entertain Kids: REPTILIA PARTY​ on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 5pm-7pm!

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite

(Tickets are less than the price of general admission)

You MUST buy your tickets in advance.

Your ticket includes all entertainment and hands on activities, swag bags, zoo admission and pizza and a drink!





I have started an initiative to help out the Neville-Lake Family!
What you do is buy a magnet (with a picture of the children) stating “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE” and “NOT ONE MORE” and place it on the back of your car!

$1 of every purchase goes to MADD CANADA
The purpose of this:
• To remember Daniel, Harry, and Milly
• Announce to everyone that you won’t drink and drive
• Talk to your kids about the dangers of drinking and driving

Cost of a magnet:
$5 plus tax (includes shipping)

Price Breakdown:
$1 – to the company for their labour and shipping
$3 – materials and shipping
$1 – goes to MADD Canada

* Please support this great cause for Jen, Ed, this community, and MADD!

Purchase your magnet here:

This is what it looks like on the back of my car!

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Did you know that KIDS’ CBC has educational activities to do with your kids that are FREE or inexpensive to do?



Printable Spring Scavenger Hunt: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/printable-spring-scavenger-hunt
Recycled Water Bottle Wind Spirals: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/water-bottle-wind-spirals
7 Activities for Little Bird Lovers: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/8-activities-for-little-bird-lovers





My 3 year old likes to tell me he ran out of farting power.

-Rebecca P. (Entertain Kids On A Dime Facebook Group Member)




**FRIDAY, April 15, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON


Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.

•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.


*DJ Skating Night (Toronto) (FREE)
CF Shops at Don Mills
1090 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON

Lace up your skates and take a twirl on CF Shops at Don Mills’ very own skating oval. Bring your friends and family out for some fun in the fresh air…all for FREE!

Join CF Shops at Don Mills’ resident DJ as he spins your favourite tunes while you skate. Friday Nights, 7 – 9pm
Forgot your skates? We’ve got you covered with skate and helmet rentals and skate sharpening. Visit our Skate Shack next to the skating oval for assistance.

*All events are weather dependent and are subject to change.


*Friday Crafternoon with Anime (Toronto)
Lillian H. Smith Library
239 College Street
Toronto, ON

April 15: Harry Potter Wands: Yes, the wand chooses you, but first you must make it.

Drop-in! All materials provided. Room B/C
Fandom crafting with anime screenings.
Eat popcorn. Craft. Relax.


*Celebrate Earth Day Craft (Toronto)
Perth/Dupont Library
1589 Dupont Street
Toronto, ON

Come and drop in to celebrate Earth Day. Make a newspaper pot and then plant some wild flower seeds to attract bees.


*Plasticine Play PA Day (Toronto)
Don Mills Library
888 Lawrence Ave E,
Toronto, ON

Mold and shape plasticine into different creations on your day off from school. Movies, crafts, activities and more! Ages 6-12.


(416) 395-5710



**SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie: RIO

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend wit


*Bye Bye Snow (Newmarket)
Newmarket Community Center and Lions Hall
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Summer is coming! Welcome the season with some shopping? Spice up your wardrobe, buy new jewelry, get your body summer-time-ready with some beauty products, OR come taste fresh & creative meals. Come out and support local crafters and vendors!
40+ Vendors
FREE Goodie bags
FREE Entry
FREE Parking
FREE Pictures with Superman

We ask everyone to bring any clothing or other small items they find around the house that they don’t use that someone else will! We will be donating items to the Salvation Army on Davis Dr.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/563254803824467/

*Geocaching Treasure Quest (Uxbridge)
Uxbridge Seniors Centre
75 Marietta Street
Uxbridge, ON

With Spring just around the corner, we are all eager to get outside! To encourage families to explore the outdoors, the Township of Uxbridge is excited to be hosting another fun, ‘free’ Healthy Kids Community Challenge event! Mark your calendar and RSVP to attend Uxbridge’s new Geocaching Treasure Quest being held on April 17th from 12-4 p.m. at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre. This event is sure to be enjoyed by all ages as participants learn all about hidden treasure and discover why geocaching is a world-wide hobby! To share geocaching tips, experts from Rather Be Caching will be onsite to guide you along your way as you explore this modern day treasure hunt, that’s enjoyed using a cell phone or hand-held GPS unit. Kids will love this event since there will be a ‘free’ activity zone and prizes to be won!


*International Children’s Day (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W
Toronto, ON

Children of all ages are invited to International Children’s Day – Multicultural Dance and Art Festival.

Children representing the cultural mosaic of Toronto will come together and celebrate the day with shows, folk dances and share their folk music. The program will consist of a variety of entertaining shows. Fun-fair activities such as clowns, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy stations, balloon sculpting and multicultural art shows by the communities will also take place where children have the opportunity to interact with each other, enjoy the day and make friends all while being integrated to the highly cultural diversity found in Canada.


*Family Fun Weekend (Toronto)
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

This special Family Fun Weekend features four exciting galleries, special arts and crafts, I-Spy in the galleries, and colourful tattoos.

Kids can also try on some funky footwear!

Included with museum admission.


*Spring Wreath for Kids (Waterloo)
Waterloo Region Museum
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, ON

Join us to make a spring wreath for your front door in this workshop for children.
Child and parent work together to create a beautiful Spring wreath with felt, yarn and flowers.
Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Appropriate for children aged two to six. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required. Capacity limited. 10 percent membership discount applies.


*Firefighters perform Robert Munsch (Burlington)
Aldershot School
50 Fairwood Pl
Burlington, ON

The Burlington Professional Firefighters in partnership with Aldershot School present “The Children’s Show”. 5 stories from Robert Munsch. Public performance Saturday April 16 at 10 am. Performance at Aldershot School Auditorium. All proceeds go to the Aldershot School “Seat Yourself Campaign”, Halton Food for Thought and Food4KIDZ.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on line at ALD.HDSB.CA.

The event organizer is providing tickets for this event via an external ticket provider. Please click the button below to obtain tickets.


*Family Festival (Niagara)
Centennial Secondary School
240 Thorold Road West
Welland, ON

Join us for our second annual spring fundraiser – FREE ADMISSION with donation to the Food Bank
BBQ, Vendors, Silent Auction, Penny Sale, Games, Mad Science, Face Painting & more!

*Durham Business Expo 2016 (Oshawa) (FREE)
Midtown Mall
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200 John Street, West
Oshawa, ON

The 3rd Annual Durham Business Expo 2016 is a combination of a trade show and craft show rolled up in one featuring about 50 vendors.
Its a free event for the family to attend.

There will be Critter Companion Shows (small animals) by www.crittercompanion.ca, Family Painting (on Saturday only) by www.artedvantage.com, products and business services showcases.




**SUNDAY,  APRIL 17, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON


Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.

•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.


*Family Fun Weekend (Toronto)
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

This special Family Fun Weekend features four exciting galleries, special arts and crafts, I-Spy in the galleries, and colourful tattoos.

Kids can also try on some funky footwear!

Included with museum admission.


*Books & Breakfast Series (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON

For the Spring edition of our books + breakfast series for young kids and their parents, we will be featuring two beautiful and poignant children’s books – Danielle Daniel’s Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox and Nadia L. Hohn and Irene Luxbacher’s Malaika’s Costume.

In conjunction with their informal readings and book presentations, all three authors and illustrators will lead interactive creative writing and drawing activities.

In addition, we will be launching our “Walk, Stop, and Wonder” photography project, in partnership with the WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years. Families are invited to join us for a short photo walk from Artscape Youngplace to Trinity Bellwoods Park, where children (and their parents) are encouraged to take photos of what the children notice. Check our website for more information, soon!

Families are also welcome to enjoy breakfast treats in the Coffee Public café* with additional interactive craft and play activities with the Smart Cookie Club.

Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7

Program does not include any food or beverages purchased at the Coffee Pub
Bookmarkers: a books + breakfast series for young kids & their parents.

*Drop, Swap & Shop, an Earth Day Celebration (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Make spring cleaning fun! Gather your unwanted electronics, clothing and more and more to EBW to our Drop Swap and Shop, an Earth Day Celebration. Unload unused items, trade for new treasures, eat great food, and learn tips from expert organizers and more!


-DROP your unused electronics and bikes
-DROP & SWAP clothing, jewellery, accessories, baby gear, toys, art, housewares, books, DVDs, video games, sports & recreational equipment
-SHOP from Etsy vendors, food trucks at our Container Market and more.

Baking Brownies with Bugs

10am-12pm at The Children’s Garden

The secret ingredient is… bugs! University of Toronto Bug Bites promotes the consumption of insects on campus and beyond. Join them in the Children’s Garden where they’ll be making Cricket Flour Cookies and brownies. They’re delicious! But don’t take our word for it, try the sweet treats for yourself!


*Halton Eco Festival (Oakville)
Glen Abbey Community Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

A free to attend, one-day only environmental fair promoting healthy living, biodiversity and sustainability. Featuring booths, educational speakers, Sciensational Sssnakes!!, play Eco Jeopardy!, kid’s eco fun zone, eco cafe, eco short films and documentaries presented by Halton Green Screens, free blue and orange boxes with a one per family limit, door prizes, yoga presentations and much more! Sponsored by Conservation Halton, Niagara Escarpment Views, Town of Oakville’s Environmental Policy Department and Halton Region’s Public Works Department. Free parking on site; please carpoolShare on Facebook


*Earth Day (Burlington)
Ireland House Museum
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON

Come to Ireland House at Oakridge Farm to celebrate Earth Day 2016 Victorian Style!
Guided tours of the historic house will highlight how the Ireland family reduced, reused and recycled
Hearth demonstrations will include candle making and natural dyes
Make your own paper spills while learning about life before hydro
DIY papermaking will demonstrate how paper was made in the past

Adults: $5.00
Seniors (65+)/Students (12+): $4.50
Children (3-12): $2.50
Children (Under 3): Free
Family: $15.00 (2 adults/seniors and up to 4 children, no substitutions)


*Sunday Fun (Pickering)
Boston Pizza Pickering
1899 Brock Road
Pickering, ON

Come Join us and Meet Elsa!
$4.99 Kids Meals
Loots Bags
Face Painting


*Earth Day (Simcoe)
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

Spend the afternoon touring the Museum grounds and discover the beauty of nature and Simcoe County’s historic past. Create your own biodegradable plant pot, learn how to protect our Earth, and sample refreshing pop with an earthy-herbal twist. Don’t forget to finish your day making your own candle that will help you save energy at home.

Regular Museum admission rates apply: Museum Members and Preschoolers are free, Adult $6; Seniors/Students $5; Children $4. Outdoor activities are weather permitting.






*Please note that your event must INCLUDE this to be CONSIDERED:
*Admission is Free or Under $15
*The event must have kid’s activities or entertainment
*The even must be held in the province of Ontario
*Your event must have a website or Facebook Page with information
*You must send your event 1 WEEK BEFORE the date!

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