APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 28-30, 2017)

RUGRATS EXPO THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY!!!

OUR RUG RATS is a FREE family friendly event geared towards children of all ages, parents, grandparents and parents to be. This hyper local event invites local businesses, entertainment and the public to come together under one roof to explore the vast range of resources available for children.

*If you are there on Sunday, make sure to stop by the Entertain Kids On A Dime booth and say hi! We will have playdoh crafts for your kids!

Find out more information at: http://www.ourrugrats.ca

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**FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017**

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

DROP-IN PROGRAM

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.

905-303-1821

*15th Anniversary Celebration (Newmarket)
10am-11am
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex
100 Eagle Street West
Newmarket, ON

Juno nominee, LENNY GRAF will be our Special Guest, performing a fun-filled musical morning that will kick off ONTARIO EARLY YEARS 15th Anniversary Celebrations! His dynamic, interactive, fun-filled Kids & Family Musical
Show features traditional family favorites which invite kids and parents to laugh and sing along.
Registration is required. Please contact us at 905-853-0754. Spaces may be limited.

www.yorkchild.ca/oey-york-north/whats-new

*The Spring BabyTime Show (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON

Toronto’s longest running, most highly anticipated baby and toddler event – The BabyTime Show, presented by Babies “R” Us, is back and better than ever. Returning to the International Centre in Mississauga April 28-30, the show features more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest spring/summer must-haves and all things prenatal to preschool!
o Expect fun yet informative talks and Q&A sessions from top pregnancy and parenting experts including baby sleep-specialist Nanny Robina
o Find out how to properly install your car seat at the Nuna Car Seat Safety Clinic happening one day only on Saturday April 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
o Discover new and innovative products for bump, birth and beyond
o Meet your favourite characters Paw Patrol and Hatchimal
o Crawling tots can go for gold in the daily Diaper Derby Crawl race
o Sing and dance along to Bob the Builder at the Toddler Time Stage
The event organizer is providing tickets for this event via an external ticket provider. Please click the button below to obtain tickets.

http://www.babytimeshows.ca


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**SATURDAY, APRIL 29,  2017**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie: SING

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 with your family.

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

* Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*Healthy Kids Day (All Over Ontario)(FREE)
YMCA
All Over Ontario

Nothing charges up kids like summer—and Healthy Kids Day® is the Y’s official start to the best summer ever! So make sure your kids get the most they can out of this summer…in spirit, mind and body. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fun. Let’s charge into the best summer ever together!
This event is free and open to the public!

http://www.ymca.net/healthy-kids-day

*Our Rug Rats Expo (Vaughan)(FREE)
TRIO Sportsplex
601 Cityview Blvd
Vaughan, ON

Building on the huge success & excitement of our Spring 2016 EXPO, this hyper-local event welcomes all parents, parents- to-be and kids regardless of economic or cultural background, making it one of the most inclusive and diverse events of its kind in the City of Vaughan.

Families will enjoy:
• Loot bags for the first 400 families each day, loaded with goodies
• Door prizes being announced every hour
• Shopping and discounts from the hottest retailers of kid friendly products
• Educational products and info, summer camps, children’s activities and more
• Kid friendly foods and treats
• Food Trucks
• Bouncy castles & trampolines
• LEGOLAND Fun Zone
• Stage performances
• The opportunity to speak one on one with local family friendly businesses
• And much more….

http://www.ourrugrats.ca

*Vaughan Artisan Festival (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
The Veneto Centre
7465 Kipling Avenue
Woodbridge, ON

https://www.facebook.com/events/1896844313895585/?ti=icl

*April Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

April showers bring May flowers but you don’t have to enjoy the park in the rain. Step into the Museum for flower inspired baking and crafts.

Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*San Antonio Comes to Yorkdale Mall (Toronto)(FREE)
11am-5pm
Yorkdale Mall
Dufferin Street and Highway 401
Toronto, ON

San Antonio is bringing Fiesta to Yorkdale to tell Canadians about this exciting destination and offer them a chance to enter to win a trip for 2 to San Antonio. With the launch of a new daily direct flight from Toronto to San Antonio on May 01st, Canadians will have the opportunity to easily access and explore one of America’s most affordable four-season destinations. San Antonio offers a plethora of cultural attractions, family-friendly theme parks, golf and an unmatched culinary and cocktail scene. With its fascinating history and Mexican-American flavour, it stands out as a memorable and distinct destination in Texas and the American South.

FREE activities for the whole family include:
– Cookie decorating
– Cascarone decorating
– Paper flower making
– Virtual reality station
– National Park Service presentations on San Antonio’s UNESCO World Heritage Missions

Plus, you can enter to win a trip for two on Air Canada to San Antonio, Texas! Come jon the fun all weekend, at the West Court of Yorkdale Mall, near Harry Rosen and Starbucks!

http://www.yorkdale.com

*Open House at the Animal Hospital (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Animal Hospital of High Park
3194 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON

Come meet the veterinarians and staff of your neighbourhood vet hospital, some of their very exotic patients, and have lots of fun doing it! There will be refreshments, activities for kids, and FREE pet portraits with a professional pet photographer! We want to meet everyone in the community; all are welcome! You don’t need to be a client with us to come. Bring your pets!
(Please note that pets must be leashed or harnessed, or otherwise securely contained in a cage or enclosure; animals who are loose cannot be permitted for safety reasons.)
We hope to see you there!

www.animalhospitalhighpark.com/about-us/team

*Halton Eco Festival (Oakville)(FREE)
10am-4pm
Glen Abbey Community Centre
1415 Third Line just south of Upper Middle Road
Oakville, ON

A free to attend environmental fair promoting healthy living, biodiversity and sustainability.
The event features educational booths and speakers, eco cafe, free giveaways and prizes, and live, hands-on, all-day presentations by Sciensational Ssnakes!!
Many booths have interactive activities for children and families.
Halton Region Public Works distributes free blue boxes, one per family.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation encourages active participation in yoga at event.
There is free parking available on-site.

http://oakvillepeacecentre.org

*The Plant Faire (Burlington) (Free Admission)
10am-3pm
Royal Botanical Gardens – RBG Centre
680 Plains Rd. W.
Burlington, ON

RBG is proud to present its first annual Plant Faire, a great way to get a head start on the gardening season, find unique plants for your home garden, and speak to passionate gardening professionals.
• Vendors featuring unique seeds, specialty plants and native plants
• RBG ROYALSELECT™ plants
• Educational presentations on the hour and half-hour
• Displays by plant societies and horticultural groups
• Children’s activities
• Expert information about gardening and plants
• Food and drink
The Plant Faire includes a plant sale in the Rock Garden parking lot and displays in the Rock Garden Visitor Centre. Rock Garden admission is not included as part of the Plant Faire.

http://www.rbg.ca/plant-faire

*Drive-in Movie for Kids (Caledon)
1pm-2pm
Caledon Public Library- Alton Branch
35 Station Street
Caledon, ON

Get out of the house and get artistic! We’ll decorate box cars and then watch a short movie while enjoying a popcorn snack. Bring your car home to continue the fun! Suitable for ages 2 to 6. Adult accompaniment required.

http://www.caledon.library.on.ca

*Altona Forest Hike: Forest Frogs (Pickering)(FREE)
10am-12pm
Altona Forest (main entrance)
1883 Altona Rd
Pickering, ON

Listen for the signs of spring and discover the frogs of Altona Forest! Join the Altona Forest Stewardship Committee on this guided hike through the woods.
Meet at the Altona Forest parking lot on Altona Road, across from Pine Grove Avenue.
This event will run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed sturdy footwear. In the event of extreme weather, participants will be contacted with notice of cancellation.

Register for this FREE hike at www.trcastewardshipevents.ca

*Swing into Spring (Ashburn)
10am-3pm
WindReach Farm
312 Townline Road
Ashburn, ON

Sponsored by our Annual Program & Event Sponsor, Ontario Power Generation, this popular event will feature our annual Sheep Shearing where you can get an up close and personal view of professional sheep shearing and the opportunity to meet the wonderful volunteers who turn the wool into weaved products available for sale at the Farm.
Our “Best of Durham Country Market” featuring products from local farmers such as Hy Hope Farms and various artisans displaying their talents! In addition to our delightful farm animals, which include baby lambs and chicks, you can enjoy a variety of family friendly activities including our popular accessible hay wagon rides. This is a great event for family and friends of all ages!
WindReach Farm will be open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Entrance fee is $20.00 per car. Don’t worry about lunch as we have refreshments available for purchase. Please leave your pets at home.

http://www.windreachfarm.org


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**SUNDAY, APRIL 30,  2017**

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

DROP-IN PROGRAM

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.

905-303-1821

*Our Rug Rats Expo (Vaughan)(FREE)
TRIO Sportsplex
601 Cityview Blvd
Vaughan, ON

Building on the huge success & excitement of our Spring 2016 EXPO, this hyper-local event welcomes all parents, parents- to-be and kids regardless of economic or cultural background, making it one of the most inclusive and diverse events of its kind in the City of Vaughan.

Families will enjoy:
• Loot bags for the first 400 families each day, loaded with goodies
• Door prizes being announced every hour
• Shopping and discounts from the hottest retailers of kid friendly products
• Educational products and info, summer camps, children’s activities and more
• Kid friendly foods and treats
• Food Trucks
• Bouncy castles & trampolines
• LEGOLAND Fun Zone
• Stage performances
• The opportunity to speak one on one with local family friendly businesses
• And much more….

Make sure to stop by the Entertain Kids On A Dime booth and say hi! We will have playdoh crafts for your kids!

http://www.ourrugrats.ca

*April Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

April showers bring May flowers but you don’t have to enjoy the park in the rain. Step into the Museum for flower inspired baking and crafts.

Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Spring Flowers Rouge Park Walk (Toronto) (FREE)
2pm
Woodland Trail
Toronto, ON

Join walk leader Larry as he shares his “secret” stash of spring wildflowers and great park stories.

Leader: Larry
Time: 2:00 PM
Location and Meeting point: Woodland Trail
Distance: 1Km – 5Km
Difficulty: Moderate: possible hills and/or stairs
Pace: Easy
Duration: 2.5 Hours
Age Range: Family Friendly
Dog Friendly: No

http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201704-avril-april

*Family Fest (Toronto)
10am-12:15pm
Annette Community Centre
333 Annette Street
Toronto, ON

Cost: $5 per person (0-2 years Free)

Fun for the whole family! Our Family Fest includes, ginging and dancing, featuring THE JELLY POPS, bake sale, crafts, face painting, and a big silent auction (including Jay’s seats, camps, photo shoots).

Tickets available in advance or at the door. Reserve your tickets at info@timeforplay.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1890913941154107/

*San Antonio Comes to Yorkdale Mall (Toronto)(FREE)
11am-5pm
Yorkdale Mall
Dufferin Street and Highway 401
Toronto, ON

San Antonio is bringing Fiesta to Yorkdale to tell Canadians about this exciting destination and offer them a chance to enter to win a trip for 2 to San Antonio. With the launch of a new daily direct flight from Toronto to San Antonio on May 01st, Canadians will have the opportunity to easily access and explore one of America’s most affordable four-season destinations. San Antonio offers a plethora of cultural attractions, family-friendly theme parks, golf and an unmatched culinary and cocktail scene. With its fascinating history and Mexican-American flavour, it stands out as a memorable and distinct destination in Texas and the American South.

FREE activities for the whole family include:
– Cookie decorating
– Cascarone decorating
– Paper flower making
– Virtual reality station
– National Park Service presentations on San Antonio’s UNESCO World Heritage Missions

Plus, you can enter to win a trip for two on Air Canada to San Antonio, Texas! Come jon the fun all weekend, at the West Court of Yorkdale Mall, near Harry Rosen and Starbucks!

http://www.yorkdale.com

*TCBS Comic Book Show (Toronto)
10am-4pm
Toronto Plaza Hotel
1677 Wilson Ave
Toronto, ON

Free Admission for kids! Adults $5.
60 vendor tables loaded with new and vintage comic books!
Prizes all day long!

http://torontocomicbookshow.com


 

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