MAY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (May 27- May 29, 2016)

THE ENTERTAIN KIDS ON A DIME PARTY IS THIS SATURDAY EVENING!

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

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 27, 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-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

*$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

*CuddleCot Fundraiser (Vaughan)
3pm-8pm
FUNtastic Forest
14 Connie Cresent
Concord, ON

This fundraiser is to raise money to purchase a CuddleCot for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A CuddleCot is a system that will allow parents who unfortunately lost their baby have extra time to say good-bye.

The event will be great for both kids and parents…
FUNtastic Forest is great for all age group…. There will also be a mini vendors market, interactive activities, entertainment and great raffles.

Admission is $2.00 per adult and $5.00 per kid.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cuddlecot-fundraiser-presented-by-todays-mom-tickets-24931110623

*Hatch $5 Fridays (Richmond Hill)
4:30pm or 6:15pm
SilverCity Richmond Hill
8725 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, 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

*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

*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

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

http://www.jumpingjacksindoorplay.com

*Friday Flicks (Barrie)
7pm-9pm
Barrie Public Library – Painswick Branch
48 Dean Ave
Barrie, ON
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Bring some popcorn and join us the Barrie Public Library at the Painswick branch for some Friday evening feature films. We’ll be screening movies for the whole family, so you can spend some quality time decompressing from your week. Sit back, relax and enjoy our show! Also see our Reel Time Films – Family Style for more film showings.

On May 13, we’ll be screening LITTLE MANHATTEN

http://sierra-app.barriepubliclibrary.ca/record=g1000281~S1

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Barrie, ON

On May 27th, 28th & 29th, the 12th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


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**SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016**

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

Movie:  The Neverending Story 

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 Event: Reptilia Party (Vaughan)
5pm-7pm
Reptilia
2501 Rutherford Road
Vaughan, ON

We are so excited for the Entertain Kids On A Dime Reptilia Party.
Included with your ticket: Zoo admission, Crafts by Reptilia, Manis by Glama Gal Tween Spa, Spray tattoos by Pop Events, Hair styles by Melon Heads, DJ dance party by Superfly, Magic Show with Steve, Art with Sandyart Land, Face Painting with Krafty Hands, Building with Brickz 4 Kids, and a special rap performance by Lil’ Jaxe.

Although you can purchase your tickets at the event, if you Pre-buy your tickets, you will receive a FREE slice of pizza, a free drink, and will be guaranteed a swag bag.

$13 + tax/fees per person
Kids under 2 are free

Buy your tickets here:
http://www.reptiliaparty.eventbrite.ca

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*Fossil Hill’s Fun Fair (Woodbridge)
11am-3pm
Fossil Hill Public School
2 Firenza Road
Woodbridge, ON

Fossil Hill Public School is putting on a Fun Fair!
Come with your family to enjoy the event!
There are a lot of amazing activities such as:
Bouncy Castles, Reptilia, Mad Science, Bricks for Kidz, Balloon Animals and more!
To participate, you will need a wristband, which is sold for $5.00/child at the door.
The community is welcome to this event, not just our students.

*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 & Artisan Fair (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.

http://www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

*Spring Forest Festival (Stouffville)
10am-3pm
Hollidge Tract
16389 Highway 48
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

Spring is a magical time in the forest! Listen to spring bird calls and discover spring flowers. Meet a forester and learn how tree planting transformed a desert landscape into a forest. Go on a wagon ride, try a guided walk and much more.
Open to all. Registration recommended for guided walk.
Register online at York.ca/forestevents or by phone at 1-877-464-9675.

http://www.york.ca/forestevents

*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.

May 28-29: Plants

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.
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/

*Open Doors (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, offering FREE and rare access to more than 120 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history. Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

*Sunnylea Family Fun Day (Etobicoke)
11am-2:30pm
Sunnylea Jr Public School
35 Glenroy Ave
Etobicoke, ON

Fun for the Whole Family, Sat. May 28th, 11am – 2:30pm at Sunnylea Jr Public School.
Bouncy Castles, Dunk Tank, Police Car, Snow Cones, Candy Floss, Cake Walk, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Ice Cream Truck, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Animal Adoption Centre, Gourmet Gringos, and BBQ. Free Admission and all are welcome!

*Muirhead PS Fun Fair (Toronto)
11am-3pm
Muirhead PS Grounds
25 Muirhead Road
Toronto, ON

Fun and excitement -Inflatable Slide and Obstacle course, Games, Fire Truck, Police K9 Unit, Police Squad Car, Silent Auction, Face Paint, BBQ, Bake Sale, Raffles, Henna and much more RAIN OR SHINE.

http://www.facebook.com/events/533938863459121/

*Maple Grove Spring Fair (Oakville)
10am-2pm
Maple Grove Public School
288 Maple Grove Drive
Oakville, ON

Please Join Us for Maple Grove’s third Spring Fair. Fun, Games, Food & Laughter for the Whole Family! Everyone is Welcome!

http://mgpsspringfair.wix.com/mgfair

*Farmers Market (Binbrook/Hamilton)
8am-12pm
Binbrook Fairgrounds
2600 highway #56
Binbrook, ON

Rain or shine every Saturday you can do some local shopping from fruits and vegetables to soaps and everything in between. Activities for the kids too!

http://binbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com

*Fairy Tale Physics (Brampton)
11am-12pm
Brampton Library Four Corners Branch
65 Queen Street East
Brampton, ON

Put yourself to the test with a series of science and engineering build challenges inspired by some of your most beloved fairy and folk tales. Using the principles of physics and simple everyday items, you will be challenged to design and create sturdy structures, bridges, and more. Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out 30 minutes prior to the program start time.

http://www.bramptonlibrary.ca

*Peel Planet Day (Brampton)
8am-2pm
Claireville Conservation Area
8180 Highway 50
Brampton, ON

Peel Planet Day is the biggest event of its kind in Ontario, bringing over 300 youth volunteers together to help give back to the environment. By doing this, we are able to promote the sustainability of our planet for future generations. Come and participate in our interactive, hands-on workshops and plant trees! A full lunch will be provided, as well as lots of snacks, coffee, and iced tea. There will be lots of giveaways at the event, including gift cards and cool prizes!

http://www.volunteeringpeel.org/events.php

*Whitevale Spring Festival (Pickering)
9am-6pm
Whitevale Spring Festival
Whitevale, ON

Join us for a day of country fun, beginning at 9am with an Artisan Demonstration and Craft Sale at the church, and continuing with a bake sale, live music & beer tent at the park, self guided tours of the historic village, kids games, a petting farm, and more…. See you there!

http://www.whitevale.ca

*Durham West Blues Fest (Pickering) (FREE)
12pm-8pm
Esplanade Park
One The Esplanade South
Pickering, ON

FREE – Live Blues – Musical Instrument Inspired Art Auction – Live Festival Painting – Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop – Family Event – Gourmet Food Trucks – FULLY LICENSED

*Feathered Friends Festival (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
General Motors Headquarters of Canada
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, ON

This event is a festival celebrating the return of migratory birds. The theme of the event is birds and all aspects related to birds (feeding, viewing, landscaping, etc.).
There will be no cost to attend this event. We hope to have our visitors connect with birds in a fun and meaningful way by providing hands on experiences through bird presentations, crafts, hikes and other activities.
Event will run rain or shine.
No dogs permitted at the festival and it is a smoke free.

http://www.secondmarsh.ca

*Mackenzie Park Opening (Oshawa)
10am-3pm
Mackenzie Park Opening 2016!
1234 Mackenzie Drive
Oshawa, ON

This event is open to the community, kids and families in the Mackenzie Park area playing soccer, softball and hockey. The Mackenzie Park Open promises to be a fun filled day for the whole family! Events include: BBQ, bake sale, Treasure Hunt, jumping castle, batting cage, Photo Booth, raffles, carnival games and much

http://mackenzie-park.com

*May Court Festival (Whitby)
11am-3pm
Trafalgar Castle School
401 Reynolds Street
Whitby, ON

May Court Festival is an annual event for Trafalgar Castle School. This family friendly event is open to the public and is free admission.
Some of the activities at this event will be:
Strawberry Social
Wagon Rides
Jumping Castles
Dunk Tank
Entertainment
Zoo To You
Trafalgar Art Display & Sale
Castle Tours
Face Painting
Food from around the Globe

http://www.trafalgarcastle.ca

*Gillie Beans FUN Day (Whitby)
11am-3pm
John Dryden Public School
40 Rolling Acres
Whitby, ON
Gillie Beans FUN Day is an annual event that is fun for the entire family! This annual event raises funds for paediatric cancer at Sick Kids Hospital and offers lots of activities of kids of all ages. Featuring carnival games, inflatable games, entertainment, silent auction, draws, food and more! A family play all day pass including lunch is $40.00.

http://www.gilliebeansfund.com

*Family Fun Day (Whitby)
11am-4pm
Party Giant
9 Carlow Court
Whitby, ON
Enjoy a Family Fun Day and Sale at our new store location!  Enjoy a free day with your friends and family outdoors. Free activities include Bouncer (via Merlins Party Bouncer), Bob The Magician, Face Painting by Sunflower, Petting Zoo, visits with Costume Characters, and more!
The first 200 through the store will receive swag bags, and store stock will be up to 80% off! Blowout prices on many items. Stock up on dress up costumes, tableware, party decor and more.
10% of the days sales will go to Camp Ooch – for Children with Cancer.

whitby@partygiant.com

*Honey and Garden Festival (Simcoe)
9am-4pm
Beeton Honey and Garden Festival
Main St.
Beeton, ON

Our quaint Victorian Main Street will be lined with over 170 vendors selling items for the home, garden and you! Snap up that perfect vintage table at our Antique Alley, purchase an Alpaca sweater at our International Bazaar, or a one of a kind piece of art at the Artisan Marketplace. It’s time to think about the outdoors. Perennials, garden stones, metal decor for the flower beds? Rustic benches, solar lights, fresh herbs for cooking? What about a colourful new sundress, sunhat or sandals? Let our local firefighters cook your Pancake Breakfast! Prepare to be entertained by talented musicians at the Muddy Water Bandshell. Juggling and Magic Shows will be held throughout the day at our action packed Kids Corner. Show off your Classic Car or Truck at our Show’n’Shine. No Pre-registration required! Local honey vendors will be selling the sweet golden nectar and offering displays to educate and interest us. Don’t get us started on the food! Fresh cut local fries, Fish Tacos, Carribbean Jerk, Sushi, Souvlaki, Pizza, Soft Pretzels, Gourmet Grilled cheese, Funnell Cakes, Fresh Fudge, Kawartha Ice Cream and on and on!

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Barrie, ON

On May 27th, 28th & 29th, the 12th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


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**SUNDAY, MAY 29, 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-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

*Open Doors (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, offering FREE and rare access to more than 120 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history. Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

http://www.toronto.ca/doorsopen

*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.
May 28-29: Plants

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.
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/

*Adam Beck Mayfair (Toronto)
11am-3pm
Adam Beck Public School
400 Scarborough Road
Toronto, ON

Adam Beck PS is hosting their annual family and community event. Mayfair is a day of games, activities, music, magic and food for children of all ages. Sunday May 29th, 11am-3pm….come out and help raise funds for the students music and art and literature initiatives.

http://adambeckevent.com

*Family Walk & Wag-a-thon (Burlington)
10am-2pm
Spencer Smith Park
1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON

Come one, come all – furry friends too – to our Burlington Humane Family Walk and Wag-a-
Work your paws on our Walk-a-thon (2km and 4km options)
Participate in our wacky Dog Show with a panel of local celebrity judges!
Check out our top notch Vendor Alley, delicious BBQ and Silent Auction
$5 entry fee per person. Each attendee receives a free loot bag!
Collect pledges and compete for our Top Fundraising titles!

In case of poor weather, we have scheduled a rain date of June 5th at Spencer Smith Park
Want to get involved? We are graciously accepting vendors, sponsors and gift donations.

http://burlingtonhumane.ca

*Community Celebration (Brooklin)
11am-1pm
Bryson Insurance
10 Roebuck St.
Brooklin, ON

This is also your children’s and grandchildren’s chance to meet Princess Elsa and Batman in person, visit Princess Elsa’s animal sanctuary courtesy of WindReach Farm, plant and take home a GIANT sunflower, and taste the best popcorn on earth popped by our local Optimist Club of Brooklin.
Live music will fill the air and a great selection of food will be available.
This is one family friendly, pet friendly (outdoors), community friendly event you do not want to miss.

http://www.facebook.com/events/1764811803755304/

*Waterfront Festival (Barrie)
Heritage Park
5 Simcoe St.
Barrie, ON

On May 27th, 28th & 29th, the 12th Annual spring line-up will present live bands from a variety of genres. For your added enjoyment, free outdoor entertainment will be brought to the table: street buskers, a midway with rides, face painting, street vendors, fresh food, treats, contests and food trucks.
Don’t miss this weekend with your family; eat, drink and have fun while sharing in Barrie’s terrific community spirit.

http://www.barriewaterfront.ca


 

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