Free Indoor Places for Children

Free Indoor Places for Children

Free Indoor Places for Children 

Since the school year is still on and the weather is still cold, it is hard finding family things to do without breaking the bank. Here are 7 FREE public indoor activities you can bring the kids to:

1) Ontario Early Years Centres (All over Ontario, Canada) Image

The Ontario Early years centres provide classes and programs for children ages 0-6. There are day classes, after school classes and even weekend classes for you to bring your kids too. Just click on the link below and select your region and you will find a monthly schedule for classes in your neighbourhood.

2) Your Local Library (All over Ontario, Canada)


Public Libraries always have free events and classes. You can take out free children’s books and family movies. Check your local library’s scheduling for programs. Search on google your town’s name and public library. The website will list free scheduled drop in programs where you can visit with your kids. 

Here are some Public Library links:

Vaughan Public Library:
Richmond Hill Public
Aurora Public Library:
Newmarket Public Library:
King City Public Library:
Stouffville Public Library:
Markham Public
Toronto Public
Milton Public
Oakville Public
Etobicoke Public
Scarborough Public Library:
Port Credit Public
Mississauga Public
Brampton Public
Caledon Public
Kitchener Public
Guelph Public
Hamilton Public
Burlington Public
Pickering Public
Ajax Public
Oshawa Public
Whitby Public
Brooklin Public
Clarington Public
Georgina Public
Innisfil Public
Barrie Public

3) Lowes Free Craft Classes (All over Ontario, Canada)

Lowe's Apron

Lowes home improvement store provides Build and Grow Clinics. This is recommended for children from grades 2-5. They will make and take home their creation, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles. Clinics are held every other Saturday at 10am at every store. You can register in advance in store. You can register the date of the workshop but there is a limit to 50 children per store.

4) Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Ontario)


317 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON Wednesday nights from 6pm – 8:30 pm is free admission.

5) The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, Ontario) Image 952 Queen Street West Admission is free at all times Hours are Tuesday – Sunday: 11-6pm

6) Home Depot Kid Workshops (All over Ontario, Canada) images

Kid workshops at Home Depot run every second Saturday of each month. Parents have to attend the workshop with their children. The classes are suitable for children ages four to twelve years. Kids get to creative a project and take it home with them and it is all free.

7) Volunteer at a Non-for-profit organization (All over Ontario, Canada) Image

Teach your children how to help others. Call a local elderly facility in your neighbourhood and ask if there is anything you can do to help out there. Another fun thing to do is buy or bake cookies and take it over to your local fire station to say thanks for the work they have done for the community.