APRIL FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (April 10-April 12)


**FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015**

*ENTERTAIN KIDS EXCLUSIVE: DROP IN CRAFT (Thornhill)
11:30am-4pm
Yogurtys
9001 Dufferin Street (at Autumn Hill)
Thornhill, ON

Come drop in and decorate a chef’s hat, a wooden spoon animal and a pretend cake plate.

COST:$5 plus tax per child.

Spend $10 on yogurt before tax and get a free specialty hot chocolate, coffee, or tea drink.

**No Yogurt Purchase Neccessary to do the craft

(905) 707-0923

*Grand Opening (Vaughan)
5pm-8pm
Fiesta4Kids
10 West Creek Dr. Unit 16
Vaughan, ON

Fiesta4Kids is excited to open the doors to their brand new location in Vaughan.
The public is invited to celebrate the Grand Opening with Ribbon cutting celebration to the new 6,200sq ft. facility that features a beautifully decorated showroom that showcases balloon decor and carnival games.
Food, games, fun and a live magic show (6:30pm – 8:00pm) for kids to enjoy with surprises and giveaways to be raffled off.

RSVP to: info@fiesta4kids.com or 905-738-5437

http://www.fiesta4kids.com

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10am-4pm
Mini Mania
61 Creditview Road (Langstaff & Highway 400)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.minimaniaplayground.com/

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play-BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (Woodbridge)
10:30am-2pm
Bounce And Play Two
5875 Highway 7, Unit 7 (Highway 7 & Highway 27)
Woodbridge, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles & slides.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
$8 for two Children.

http://www.bounceandplaytwo.ca
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Indoor Play- BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (North York)
9am-3pm
Active Kids Zone
751 Alness Street
North York, ON

Indoor playground with jumping castles.
Purchase one child’s day pass and receive the second child free. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Cost: $7-$10 for 2 Children.

Please call to confirm they are not booked for a private party.
(416) 650-5060

http://www.activekidszone.com
Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*KidzFREE60 (Toronto) (FREE)
9:30am-11:30am
Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON

This time is open to the community for Parents & Kids (under 3.5 Years) to connect, participate in our free play and experience our new, fun programs each week.

http://kidz360.ca/

*Spy Games (Toronto)
3:30-4:30pm
Black Creek Library
1700 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join us for some games and test your detective skills.

416-395-5470

*Painterville (Toronto)
4pm-5pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn Library
1748 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, ON

Drop in to explore and experiment with a wide variety of painting techniques. You are guaranteed to have a blast!

416-393 -7709

*Let’s Get Crafty (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Maria A. Shchuka Library
1745 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON

Come and visit the library during Passover Break and make an arts and Craft project.

416-394-1000

*Incredible World Of Bugs (Oakville)
1pm-9pm
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.

The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

http://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bugs/

*Flashlight Fridays (Ajax)
6:30pm-7:30pm
Ajax Public Library, McLean Branch
95 Magill Drive
Ajax, ON

Bring your family, and your flashlight, to share stories and activities in the dark.
Games in the Dark.

Register online or by phone at: 905-428-8489
http://www.ajaxlibrary.ca

*Game Over? (Minesing)
9am-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca/


**SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015**

*Cineplex Family Favourites (All Over The GTA)
11am
Various Locations

Movie: Air Bud

Admission (taxes included):
General: $2.99

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/familyfavourites

*Arts And Crafts Drop in (All over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Various Michaels Locations

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! 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!

http://canada.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

*Build a Chalkboard Planter Stand (All Over The GTA) (FREE)
10am-12pm
The Home Depot
Various Locations In Ontario

Kids will learn how to build Build a Chalkboard Planter Stand with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

From 10am to Noon, The Home Depot at locations across Toronto is hosting a free DIY workshop for kids to build their very own Chalkboard Planter Stand.

The workshop is for kids ages 4 – 12 and they must be accompanied by an adult.

http://www.homedepot.ca/workshops/build-a-chalkboard-planter-stand

*Build and Grow Clinics (All Over The GTA) (FREE)
10am
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Various Locations In Ontario

Create: El Toro Loco

Recommended: For children from grades two to five.

What Kids Will Take Home: The toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles.

How to Register: In advance in-store either at the Customer Service booth or through a Store Associate. Find your nearest Lowe’s Store.

http://www.lowes.ca/articles/build-and-grow-clinics_a756.html

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
1:30pm – 3:30pm
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

*Soap Making Workshop (Richmond Hill)
10am-12pm
Let’s Make It
10217 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

BUY ONE GET ON FREE for Children Admission for a soap making workshop. With the use of an Entertain Kids On A Dime Coupon.
Drop off Optional for Kids 6 and Up.
Call in advance to make sure there is room. Two Kids for $30.
905-237-7270

http://creativeprojects.ca

Click to use Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

*Genealogy for Children (Newmarket)
10am-12pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

Children will love playing Ancestor Detector in this two-hour program that will teach them to look for clues and sift through information for answers. The genealogical treasure hunt is a search for something more precious than gold or jewels – information that reveals something about your family and your community.
Suitable for ages 10-17. Fees apply.

You must register for this program.
elmanmuseum@rogers.com

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
9am-4pm
Horton Tree Farms
5924 Slaters Rd
Stouffville, ON

Savour the taste of hot pancakes fresh off the griddle smothered with our homemade maple syrup in the old log cabin. Experience maple syrup being made in the pioneer and modern ways is a Canadian tradition to be enjoyed year after year.

The festival is open to families on weekends – No reservation required.
All activities are continuous throughout the day – allow 2-3 hours

WEEKEND ADMISSION PRICES
Adults – $6.50
Seniors and Students – $5.50
Children ages 5 to 12 – $4.50
HST Included
Please bring cash – We aren’t equipped for for debit or credit cards
Dogs on a leash are welcome.

http://www.hortontreefarms.com/maple_syrup.php

*Earth Month Celebration (Markham) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Thornhill Community Centre
7755 Bayview Avenue
Markham, ON

Event Description
FREE activities, giveaways, eWaste drop-off and more!

http://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/AboutMarkham/NewsRoom/NewsReleases/earthmonthcelebrations/

*April Weekends at Scarborough Museum (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road

April is the month for springtime adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger.

Bring your favourite children’s book and stories to share with the McCowan Log House Reading Circle. You may read it aloud to the others or we’ll read it for you. Enjoy hearing the favourite tales of the others, too!
(Don’t worry, you’ll take your treasured book and stories home with you!)

COST: Admission is Pay What You Can

416-338-8807
http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Pop-Up Cards (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Lillian H. Smith Library
239 College Street,
Toronto, ON

Calling all crafters: pop-up cards are popping up at the library. Learn to make your own creative greeting cards in this fun session. All materials will be provided. Intended for ages 6-12.

To register, please visit the branch or call (416) 393-7746.

*Baisakhi Fair (Toronto)
1pm-11pm
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute
3663 Danforth Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Cost Information: Entry Fee: $5

This year, join the 80,000+ strong Bangladeshi community in celebrating Toronto’s 9th annual Poila Boishakh Fair! Set to be the most lavish yet, this year’s celebrations will feature music, art, dance and theatre as well as over 80 vendors displaying Bengali and Bangladeshi handicrafts, fashion, jewellery and cuisine.

647-886-6427

*Incredible World Of Bugs (Oakville)
11am-5pm
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.

The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

http://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bugs/

*In2Sports 1st Anniversary (Mississauga)
10am-6pm
In2Sports Mississauga
5955 Latimer Drive Unit #3
Mississauga, ON

There will be a DJ, Refreshments, giveaways and of course, some great deals on EVERYTHING SOCCER!

http://www.in2sports.ca

*Vaisakhi Festival- YMCA (Brampton)
12pm-4pm
YMCA 20 Union Street Brampton
20 Union Street
Brampton, ON

Open house on Saturday April 11 2015 12 Noon – 4:00 PM at 20 Union Street Brampton YMCA to celebrate the cultural festival of Vaisakhi Mela. As part of this event we are organizing Punjabi Bagra dance, Music and food etc. All are welcome.

joshua.cherian@ymcagta.org

*Poetry Dance Party (Oshawa)
10:30am-11:30am
Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch
65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, ON

It’s time to rhyme and step in time at our crazy dance party! Let’s all cheer, Poetry Month is here!
Ages 3-6.

http://www.oshlib.ca

*Awesome Boxes (Oshawa)
2pm-3pm
Oshawa Public Libraries, Jess Hann Branch
199 Wentworth Street West
Oshawa, ON

Whether you are on your own or with friends, drop in and grab an Awesome Box! You can play games, get creative, or build something. Jenga, magnetic poetry, craft supplies – you never know what you’ll find in an Awesome Box!
Ages 6-14.

http://www.oshlib.ca

*Maple Sugar Festival (Mount Albert)
9:30-4:30pm
Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road
Mount Albert, ON

Admission:
$8.00 / guest
Kids 2 & under Free.

Event Includes
Train or Wagon Ride
Self Guided & Guided Educational Tours
Sap & Syrup Tastings
Camp Fire in Sugar Bush
Maple Sugar Products
Pancake House
Barnyard Playland (Weather Permitting)

Pancake House Serving:
Pancakes with REAL Maple Syrup
Maple Muffins & Butter Tarts
Sausage
Hot Drinks: Coffee/Tea & Hot Chocolate

Children must be accompanied by an adult
No Pets or Outside Food Permitted

•Dates subject to change. Please check website before making the trip!

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

*Game Over? (Minesing)
9am-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca/

*Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival (Barrie)
9am-3pm
Tiffin Centre for Conservation
8195 8th Line
Barrie, ON

A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup. Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants.

http://www.nvca.on.ca


**SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
9:15am-10:45am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

Drop in program.
Our gymnasium will be set up as a jungle gym featuring a bouncy castle and a variety of fun and exciting equipment for your children to explore.
Ages 1-5

FREE for Members
Regular Fee: $5

Contact Roanna Tward for more information on programming.

905-303-1821 ex. 3014

http://fitness.srcentre.info/programs/Jungle-Gym-324.asp

*Maple Syrup Festival (Stouffville)
9am-4pm
Horton Tree Farms
5924 Slaters Rd
Stouffville, ON

Savour the taste of hot pancakes fresh off the griddle smothered with our homemade maple syrup in the old log cabin. Experience maple syrup being made in the pioneer and modern ways is a Canadian tradition to be enjoyed year after year.

The festival is open to families on weekends – No reservation required.
All activities are continuous throughout the day – allow 2-3 hours

WEEKEND ADMISSION PRICES
Adults – $6.50
Seniors and Students – $5.50
Children ages 5 to 12 – $4.50
HST Included
Please bring cash – We aren’t equipped for for debit or credit cards
Dogs on a leash are welcome.

http://www.hortontreefarms.com/maple_syrup.php

*April Weekends at Scarborough Museum (Scarborough)
12pm-5pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road

April is the month for springtime adventure! Sample baked goodies and go on a scavenger hunt.

Bring your favourite children’s book and stories to share with the McCowan Log House Reading Circle. You may read it aloud to the others or we’ll read it for you. Enjoy hearing the favourite tales of the others, too!
(Don’t worry, you’ll take your treasured book and stories home with you!)

COST: Admission is Pay What You Can.

416-338-8807
http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Baisakhi Fair (Toronto)
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute
3663 Danforth Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Cost Information: Entry Fee: $5

This year, join the 80,000+ strong Bangladeshi community in celebrating Toronto’s 9th annual Poila Boishakh Fair! Set to be the most lavish yet, this year’s celebrations will feature music, art, dance and theatre as well as over 80 vendors displaying Bengali and Bangladeshi handicrafts, fashion, jewellery and cuisine.

647-886-6427

*Incredible World Of Bugs (Oakville)
11am-5pm
Glen Abbey Recreation Centre
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.

The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

http://www.orkincanada.ca/about-orkin/incredible-world-of-bugs/

*Mom 2 Mom Sale (Pickering)
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road

Free Swag Bags to the first 200 people.
Over 60 tables to shop from.
Visits by princesses and Chuckie Cheese.

http://www.picksandgiggles.com

*KW MOM SHOW (Kitchener) (Free Admission)
10am-4pm
Kitchener Schwaben Club
1668 King Street E
Kitchener, ON

Come out and support mompreneurs. FREE Admission, DOOR prizes, FREE Balloons and facepainting (for a minimal fee) Courtesy of Discount Balloons and Teens with Talent and so much more. Free goodie bags for the first 50 attendees and a FREE Spring photo courtesy of Paula Whitten Photography.

http://www.facebook.com/momshow

*Maple Sugar Festival (Mount Albert)
9:30-4:30pm
Brooks Farms
122 – 141 Ashworth Road
Mount Albert, ON

Admission:
$8.00 / guest
Kids 2 & under Free.

Event Includes
Train or Wagon Ride
Self Guided & Guided Educational Tours
Sap & Syrup Tastings
Camp Fire in Sugar Bush
Maple Sugar Products
Pancake House
Barnyard Playland (Weather Permitting)

Pancake House Serving:
Pancakes with REAL Maple Syrup
Maple Muffins & Butter Tarts
Sausage
Hot Drinks: Coffee/Tea & Hot Chocolate

Children must be accompanied by an adult
No Pets or Outside Food Permitted

•Dates subject to change. Please check website before making the trip!

http://www.brooksfarms.com/

*Grilled Cheese Building Competition (Keswick)
5pm-7pm
Boston Pizza
253 The Queensway S
Keswick, ON

Do you make the best grilled cheese? What do you put in yours?
Come out and see if you become the Gilled Cheese Champion
FOR MORE INFO & to Sign call: 905-967-2429

*Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival (Barrie)
9am-3pm
Tiffin Centre for Conservation
8195 8th Line
Barrie, ON

A springtime tradition! Visit our sugar shack to learn how maple syrup is made, then enjoy a pancake breakfast with sausages and Simcoe County maple syrup. Enjoy wagon rides, live music, a Zoo-to-You show and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12, and free for infants.

http://www.nvca.on.ca

*Game Over? (Minesing)
1pm-4:30pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

From pinball machines to handheld devices, video games have entertained Simcoe County youth (and youthful hearts) for decades. Join us at the Simcoe County Museum this March and April to experience our unique exhibit entitled Game Over? The Story of Arcades.

Explore a wide-range of arcade and rec room games from our past, including Space Invaders, Galaga, and Pac-Man. These games helped shape an arcade culture, defined a generation, and have a historic place in the evolution of home gaming systems. All games are set on ‘free play’ – no quarters or tokens required!

http://www.museum.simcoe.ca/

*Warm Up to Your Museum (Peterborough)
1pm-4pm
Peterborough Museum and Archives
300 Hunter St. East
Peterborough, ON

Drop in to the Museum on Sunday afternoons (1-4 p.m.) and enjoy plenty of fun and crafts at these popular free family days.

http://www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca/Contact_Us.htm


Below is a coupon link for Medieval Times, LEGOLAND, Reptilia and The Rom. There are deals for all. Make sure you use them before April 30, 2015.

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

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