MAY Long Weekend FREE & Cheap Events 2016

MAY Long Weekend FREE & Cheap Events 2016

 

I have a full list of fun events happening for this Victoria Day Long Weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend with your families.


 

MAGNETREE BOOKS DEAL
MagneTree Books are the newest thing in personalized books! These unique books are magnetic and use your own pictures to put your child’s loved ones right into the story. MagneTree Books is a family company founded by a local Richmond Hill mom and her brother. The stories are ideal for ages 2-5.

HOW IT WORKS
1) Chose your story (boy or girl)
2) Upload 9 photos of mom/dad/siblings/grandparents/pets.
3) DONE! We send your book out within a day or two.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL FOR THIS GROUP!
Get 10% off your order using coupon code ‘EKOAD10’ when placing your order.
For more information, go to: http://www.magnetree.ca

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ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL THE REPTILIA PARTY!

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

Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/entertain-kids-reptilia-party-tickets-24444135066

If you want the Free Pizza & Drink, 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!

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**FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
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

*30% Off Admission (Richmond Hill)
9:30am-7pm
Explore Center Indoor Playground
385 Enford Rd Unit 1
Richmond Hill, ON

Children under 2- $4.20 new price
Children 2 and up- $7.70 new price

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.explorecenter.ca

*$5 Sand Painting (Vaughan)
3pm-6pm
Sandyart Land
361 Connie Crescent (Inside IFA Playground)
Vaughan, ON

$5 Admission per person for 30 minutes of Sand Painting.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.sandyart.ca

*Buy One Get One 50% Off (Vaughan)
10am-8pm
IFA Playground
361 Connie Crescent
Vaughan, ON

Buy one, get one 50% on Admission Tickets. ($15 for two kids)

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://ifaplayground.ca

*One Free Admission (Markham)
10am-5pm
Whittamore’s Farm
8100 Steeles Avenue West
Markham, ON

Receive one FREE admission to the Fun Farm at Whittmore’s Farm.
Admission Cost: $9 for 2 years of age and older.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

http://www.whittamoresfarm.com

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Oakville)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
Film.ca Cinemas
171 Speers Road
Unit 25
Oakville, ON

Have fun & learn something new, EVERY FRIDAY!

Have kids who are interested in tech?
Join us and try one of our weekly trial workshops.

Learn coding, robotics, video editing, 3D modeling and more!

Workshop are offered during 2 time slots: 4:30pm and 6:15pm.
Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way. From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill.

Cost: $5

http://www.hatchcanada.com

*Half Off Admission (Brampton)
10am-3pm
Jumping Jacks Indoor Playground
12 Fisherman Drive. Unit 5
Brampton, ON

Children 0-3: $3 new price
Children 4-12: $4 new price

http://www.jumpingjacksindoorplay.com


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**SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2016**

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

Movie:  The Lego Movie

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

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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pm
Canada’s Wonderland
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*Farmers’ Market (Aurora)
8am-1pm
Aurora Town Park
49 Wells Street
Aurora, ON

All are welcome shop and visit a variety of farm, food and artisan vendors at our outdoor market, featuring free children’s crafts and entertainment every Saturday from 8am-1pm

Actiteepi://wwwktheaurorafarmersmarketkcom

*Internationally Museum Day (Markham) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Markham Museum
9350 Markham Rd.
Markham, ON

Take this opportunity to visit the museum, participate in our family drop-in activities and see our current exhibitions – all for free! Be the first to see Markham Museum’s newest exhibition, Construction City, during its opening weekend. In this exhibit you can explore different machines and how they help in construction, discover different ways to assemble a home, and challenge yourself to build the strongest structures using our KEVA planks.

Visitors can learn how to build circuits in our Tinker Studio and create a craft. Explore our 25 acre site through Geocaching, or see who in your family will be the mini putt champion on our putting green. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy!

http://www.markhammuseum.ca

*International Museum Day (Stouffville) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, ON

Celebrate International Museum’s Day with FREE admission to the museum! Explore the log cabin, heritage schoolhouse, Victorian farmhouse, community centre and more as you learn what your museum has to offer!

http://www.townofws.ca/en/explore/museum-special-events.asp

*Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Centerville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Beasley Bear is inviting you and your favourite stuffed animal to his annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Join Beasley on Centre Island on May 21st, 22nd, 23rd from 11am-4pm for an afternoon of FREE family entertainment!
Rides are extra cost.

http://centreisland.ca/centreville/upcoming-event

*Gibson House visits Victoria Village (Toronto)
10am-11am
Victoria Village Library
184 Sloane Avenue
Toronto, ON
Join costumed interpreters from the Gibson House Museum and discover historic toys and games! These hands-on activities are available for everyone to come and play with at the library. Children will also be invited to make a small toy to take home.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT230696&R=EVT230696

*Scarborough Museum visits Steeles (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Steeles Library
Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza
C107-375 Bamburgh Circle
Toronto, ON

Scarborough Museum presents The Early Settler Experience. Enjoy games, toys and stories as you discover Scarborough’s past!

Free tickets are available 30 minutes before the start of the program.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT224649&R=EVT224649

*Toronto Zoo visits Fairview (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Fairview Library
35 Fairview Mall Drive
Toronto, ON

Toronto Zoo staff have been singing a lot of nursery songs this past year, with the arrival of a polar bear cub, two giant panda cubs, three baby desert grassland whiptails and four white lion cubs. Join us as we learn more about these very special zoo babies! Discover how quickly they grow and how Mom and the Zoo take care of these special animals. Please note that this program is not a live animal show.
Drop-in, first come first serve. Tickets will be available 30 minutes prior to the program on the 2nd floor. Large groups must inquire ahead of time. Space is limited.

Please contact the branch at 416-395-5750 for more information.

* RIB FEST & BBQ Bash (Toronto) (FREE)
Yonge & Dundas Square
Toronto, ON

Come out and celebrate the launch of Toronto’s newest annual summer kick off!
Rib Teams: KENTUCKY SMOKEHOUSE, LOUISIANA BBQ, FIRE ISLAND, NEW YORK BBQ
***RIB FEST ENTERTAINMENT***
– LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND
– ON SITE CONTESTS
– LINE DANCING LESSONS
– COOKING LESSONS
– FACEPAINTING
– MORE!!

*$3 Off Admission (Toronto)
10am-5:30pm
100 Queen’s Park
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, ON

Get $3 off Daily Admission.
Coupon must be purchased online.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/visit-us/buy-tickets

*Nature Play (Toronto)
10am-4pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Join us for songs, art and stewardship during Planting month as we celebrate the different plants and animals springing to life this season and do our part to make the garden green.

Themes for May:
May 21-22: Birds

Always evolving, the Children’s Garden in Chimney Court is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage in open-ended play.
Weekly activities respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials we have available. Most importantly, our activities are a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/9491/

*Victoria Day Weekend with the Woofjocks (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Purina PawsWay
245 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show is a very popular, interactive pet performance! This unique circus style show is jam packed with non-stop incredible tricks to wow the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Comprised of rescued animals, these dogs love to work and perform –and it shows!
Shows at 1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm

http://www.pawsway.ca

*World Fiddle Day at Fort York (Toronto)
10am-6pm
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON

Fiddles at the Fort! Fort York welcomes World Fiddle Day.

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

*HarbourKIDS: Circus (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

The circus returns to Harbourfront Centre this spring with HarbourKIDS: Circus, May 21–23, 2016. This three-day spectacle will take over the site with all things circus-arts related, all weekend long. HarbourKIDS: Circus events are appropriate for all ages.
This year’s festival collaborates with a number of local artists to present a range of circus performers, including magicians and acrobats. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in art making, transform into circus animals, or relax and watch a film or performance.

HarbourKIDS: Circus Highlights:
The Animal Show
Sea and Sky Circus Stage
Side Show Carousel

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids

*Boomfest (Milton)
10am-Dusk
Milton Fairgrounds
136 Robert Street
Milton, ON

Milton Fairgrounds! Our long-weekend festival features a great midway, a fantastic selection of food, vendors, entertainment, and fireworks!

$3.00 per person
Children under 4 yrs : Free

http://www.miltonboomfest.ca/events.html

*Kennel Dog Show (Waterloo)
9am-4pm
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Avenue
Kitchener, ON

The annual Dog Show is coming back to the Kitchener Waterloo Auditorium! There will be over 100 breeds to see each day, vendors, snacks and great competition inside. For those that like a faster pace you can watch rally and agility outside.

Daily Admission:
Adults $5
Child $2
Senior (60+) $3
Family $12

http://www.kwkennelclub.com/

*Halal Food Fest (Mississauga)
10am-10pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON

Celebrate Toronto’s diversity with the best halal restaurants, manufacturers, bakeries and specialty stores representing cuisines from around the world. More than 100 food exhibitors will be on the show floor, ready to serve you their unique offerings. Mina’s Indoor Kids Zone: Mina’s Playground is over 5,000 sq ft area with large jumping castles, an obstacle course, live entertainment, characters, FREE face painting, balloons and more!

General Admission: $5.00
Seniors 65+ and Children/Youth below the age of 16 are free.

http://halalfoodfestto.com


 

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**SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
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

*Exclusive Ticket Discount (Vaughan)
10am-9pmCanada’s Wonderland 9580 Jane Street Vaughan, ON

Exclusive daily admission deals. Rates start at $34.99 per person.

• Show your Entertain Kids coupon on your phone or print: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/ticket-category/Daily-Tickets

*RIB FEST & BBQ Bash (Toronto) (FREE)
Yonge & Dundas Square
1 Dundas St E
Toronto, ON

If you can bbq it, you can eat it at RIB FEST & BBQ BASH so come out and celebrate the launch of Toronto’s newest annual summer kick
***RIB FEST ENTERTAINMENT***
– LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND
– ON SITE CONTESTS
– LINE DANCING LESSONS
– COOKING LESSONS
– FACEPAINTING
– MORE!!

*Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Centerville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Beasley Bear is inviting you and your favourite stuffed animal to his annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Join Beasley on Centre Island on May 21st, 22nd, 23rd from 11am-4pm for an afternoon of FREE family entertainment!
Rides are extra cost.

http://centreisland.ca/centreville/upcoming-event

*Nature Play (Toronto)
10am-4pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Themes for May:
May 21-22: Birds

Always evolving, the Children’s Garden in Chimney Court is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage in open-ended play. Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event-details/9491/

*Victoria Day Weekend (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm
Purina PawsWay
245 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show is a very popular, interactive pet performance! This unique circus style show is jam packed with non-stop incredible tricks to wow the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Comprised of rescued animals, these dogs love to work and perform –and it shows!

http://www.pawsway.ca

*Boomfest (Milton)
10am-Dusk
Milton Fairgrounds
136 Robert Street
Milton, ON

Milton Fairgrounds! Our long-weekend festival features a great midway, a fantastic selection of food, vendors, entertainment, and fireworks!

Gala fireworks extravaganza

$3.00 per person
Children under 4 yrs : Free

http://www.miltonboomfest.ca/events.html

*Kennel Dog Show (Waterloo)
9am-4pm
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Avenue
Kitchener, ON

The annual Dog Show is coming back to the Kitchener Waterloo Auditorium! There will be over 100 breeds to see each day, vendors, snacks and great competition inside. For those that like a faster pace you can watch rally and agility outside.

Daily Admission:
Adults $5
Child $2
Senior (60+) $3
Family $12

http://www.kwkennelclub.com/

*Victoria Day Fireworks (Hamilton)
6pm
Dundas Driving Park
71 Cross St.
Hamilton, ON

Presented by The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and City of Hamilton. Live music and food trucks will be on site.
Fireworks – 09:30 PM.

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/festivals-events/victoria-day-fireworks

*House Museum Event (Burlington)
1pm-4pm
Ireland House at Oakridge
The Kitchener Auditorium
400 East Avenue
Kitchener, ON

25th anniversary of the Museum that opened in 1991. For 25 years, Ireland House Museum has grown and thrived on the memories and stories of the Ireland House family.

The day will feature special activities and a unique look at the House prior to and during its restoration. In celebration of the opening, admission to the Museum will go back to 1991 prices – $2.50 ea. or $6 per family. A celebration wouldn’t be complete without cake and light refreshments.

http://www.facebook.com/events/1706686032881452

*Halal Food Fest (Mississauga)
10am-8pm
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga

Celebrate Toronto’s diversity with the best halal restaurants, manufacturers, bakeries and specialty stores representing cuisines from around the world. More than 100 food exhibitors will be on the show floor, ready to serve you their unique offerings. Mina’s Indoor Kids Zone: Mina’s Playground is over 5,000 sq ft area with large jumping castles, an obstacle course, live entertainment, characters, FREE face painting, balloons and more!
General Admission: $5.00
Seniors 65+ and Children/Youth below the age of 16 are free.

http://halalfoodfestto.com


 

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**MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016**

*Nobelton Victoria Day (King City)
10am-10pm
The Nobelton Arena
15 Old King Road
Nobelton, ON

Victoria Day fair, parade, and fire works.

http://www.nobletonvictoriaday.com/

*Victoria Day (Stouffville)
6:30pm-9:30pm
Ballantrae Community Centre
5592 Aurora Side Road
Stouffville, ON

Free Admission! Food, Ice Cream, Balloon Twisting and fun for the whole family! Fireworks begin at 9pm.

http://www.townofws.ca

*HarbourKIDS: Circus (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront
235 Queens Quay
Toronto, ON

The circus returns to Harbourfront Centre this spring with HarbourKIDS: Circus, May 21–23, 2016. This three-day spectacle will take over the site with all things circus-arts related, all weekend long. HarbourKIDS: Circus events are appropriate for all ages.
This year’s festival collaborates with a number of local artists to present a range of circus performers, including magicians and acrobats. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in art making, transform into circus animals, or relax and watch a film or performance.

HarbourKIDS: Circus Highlights:
The Animal Show
Sea and Sky Circus Stage
Side Show Carousel

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids/

*Fort York Victoria Day (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Fort York,
250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

What better way to celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday than to visit the birthplace of Toronto? Enjoy kids’ activities such as soldier’s drill, demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques in one of the oldest kitchens in Toronto, English country dancing and tours.
Adults: $7.96, Seniors /Youth: $4.87, Children (6-12yrs): $3.76 (plus tax). Children 5 and under are free

http://www.fortyork.ca/news-a-events/events.html

*Beasley Bear’s Teddy Bear Picnic (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-4pm
Centerville Amusement Park
Centre Island
Toronto, ON

Beasley Bear is inviting you and your favourite stuffed animal to his annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Join Beasley on Centre Island on May 21st, 22nd, 23rd from 11am-4pm for an afternoon of FREE family entertainment!
Rides are extra cost.

http://centreisland.ca/centreville/upcoming-event

*Victoria Day Weekend with the Woofjocks (Toronto)(FREE)
1pm, 2:30pm & 4pm
Purina PawsWay
245 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show is a very popular, interactive pet performance! This unique circus style show is jam packed with non-stop incredible tricks to wow the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats. Comprised of rescued animals, these dogs love to work and perform –and it shows!

http://www.pawsway.ca

*Spring Tyme on the Farm (Oakville)
12pm-4pm
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Spruce Lane Farmhouse
1219 Burloak Drive
Oakville, ON

Sewing on a treadle machine, Baking on a wood burning stove, Heritage spring cleaning chores
Victorian Games, Plant a seed —earn an Official Park Ranger stamp, Tour the Victorian Farmhouse
Self-guided spring walk along the Trillium Trail, and more! Details

$16.00 per vehicle

http://visitoakville.com/events/bronte-parks-spring-tme-on-the-farm/

*Boomfest (Milton)
10am-Dusk
Milton Fairgrounds
136 Robert Street
Milton, ON

Milton Fairgrounds! Our long-weekend festival features a great midway, a fantastic selection of food, vendors, entertainment, and fireworks!

Gala fireworks extravaganza

$3.00 per person
Children under 4 yrs : Free

http://www.miltonboomfest.ca/events.html

*Kennel Dog Show (Waterloo)
9am-4pm
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
400 East Avenue
Kitchener, ON

The annual Dog Show is coming back to the Kitchener Waterloo Auditorium! There will be over 100 breeds to see each day, vendors, snacks and great competition inside. For those that like a faster pace you can watch rally and agility outside.

Daily Admission:
Adults $5
Child $2
Senior (60+) $3
Family $12

http://www.kwkennelclub.com/

*Victoria Day (Mississauga) (FREE)
12pm-4pm
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

This Victoria Day we’re turning Celebration Square into your getaway in the heart of the city. Relax into summer while lounging at our pop-up beach, soaking up the sun in a hammock, building castles in our sandboxes, or splashing around in the fountain.Events include Be adventurous and fight gravity on our 25ft high rock climbing wall, challenge yourself to a giant game of Jenga and Connect 4 and more!

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/pressreleases;.node2-4?paf_gear_id=9700020&itemId=6100614q&returnUrl=%2Fportal%2Fcityhall%2Fpressreleases%3Bjsessionid%3D80BD93ADC5E866580F06E0CF5FFF5448.node2-4

 


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