Family Day Weekend in Muskoka

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Family Day Fun! Families that Play Together, Stay Together!

There is a lot enjoyable available this Family Day lengthy weekend round Muskoka! With points of interest and festivals lined up, there shall be no scarcity of reminiscences being made throughout our winter wonderland! Get energetic and get outside this Family Day weekend with some actual winter enjoyable!

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary 

You can ebook a Guided Group Tour, Family Day Tour, or a Private Tour, all of which give a novel alternative to see the Sanctuary’s everlasting residents, hear their tales, and learn to dwell in concord with wildlife. At Aspen Valley, you could possibly see animals resembling moose, coyotes, bears, and wolf packs amongst others. However, please notice that animals in rehabilitation aren’t part of these excursions. 

If you’re focused on reserving a tour, you’ll be able to e mail the sanctuary at excursions@aspenvalley.org. The Winter Guided Group Tour schedule is as follows:

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
  • Family Day on Monday, February 19 with Guided Group Tours at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 AM.

Horse Drawn Winter Sleigh Rides

Probably one in all our hottest household actions is a horse drawn sleigh or wagon journey via the gorgeous Muskoka again nation. Back of Beyond Equine Centre is a good choice for households name forward to make sure your numbers may be accommodated. Twin Maples Farm provides wagon rides and carriage rides for as much as 16 individuals at their farm. Book early as a result of these spots shall be snatched up quickly!

Winter Carnivals

Muskoka’s winter carnivals actually epitomize the appeal of our small cities. Gravenhurst Winter Carnival 2024 runs proper via Family Day weekend and options family-fun occasions together with youngsters occasions, demolition derby, dwell leisure and a lot extra! This yr the carnival takes place from Friday, February fifteenth to Sunday, February 18th.

The Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival is one other longstanding custom, happening on Friday, February sixteenth and Saturday, February seventeenth over the lengthy weekend. Don’t miss the annual Snowball Parade or the Friday night time household skating celebration.

Winter within the Wild Festival  at Algonquin Park on Saturday, February seventeenth. This family-friendly competition celebrates winter in Algonquin Park via indoor and out of doors occasions held at varied areas all through the Highway 60 Corridor of Algonquin Park, together with many on the Algonquin Visitor Centre. Enjoy a guided winter fowl stroll, snowshoe tour, Ice skating, campfire, barbecue and a lot extra!

Ice Fishing

Did you understand that the Ontario authorities designates Family Day Weekend, February seventeenth to 18th, 2024, as a license-free fishing interval to introduce Canadians to the game?  Muskoka Shores Cottages has ice huts for lease on Three Mile Lake.

Light the Night on the Cranberry Skating Trail

Light the Night is a really magical winter expertise. Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery shall be lighting up their well-known Cranberry Skating Trail with 400+ tiki torches on Saturday of Family Day weekend.

The ice skating path is open for daytime skating as properly, all Family Day weekend. After your skate, loosen up by a crackling fireplace whereas sipping on scorching mulled cider or wine.

Zig Zag Escape Rooms

What higher approach to join with the individuals you’re keen on, than to lock yourselves in a cabin collectively? Zig Zag’s escape cabins in Huntsville gives you an unforgettable household expertise. Families work collectively, immersing themselves within the story, fixing puzzles, codes, clues and issues to find hidden secrets and techniques. Perfect for ages 10 and up.

Indoor Fun

If you need to burn some vitality with the little tykes within the heat indoors, plan a go to to the Bracebridge Sportsplex in Bracebridge for swimming, Supervised Play, mountain climbing and extra. Or KIDZONE at Muskoka Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst the place youngsters can study and play in an interactive surroundings. Both of those baby targeted play centres provide hours upon hours of enjoyable. Climb Muskoka is a 6,400 sq. ft indoor mountain climbing facility. They present climbers with a full vary of bouldering terrain, 33′ route partitions with prime rope, lead and auto belay stations. Open Saturday 12-9pm, Sunday 12-6pm & Monday 12-10pm.

Memorial Park Winter Village

This fantastic park-like skating path is situated proper within the coronary heart of Downtown Bracebridge. The complete household can skate till their coronary heart’s content material earlier than strolling to one of many close by retailers for a spherical of scorching chocolate.  The Old Station Restaurant is only a quick stroll away, and is residence to an awesome line-up of scorching meals, drinks and a snug eating space for the entire household. If your youngsters are capable of keep up late, go for a skate at night time. The skating path is open till 9pm and appears magical underneath the lights.

Craft Breweries

Some household gatherings now not have youngsters in tow, so that you could be on the lookout for extra grown-up issues to do. Why not take a brewery tour at one in all Muskoka’s craft breweries or vineyard? Find out data for excursions at Muskoka Brewery, Lake of Bays BrewerySawdust City Brewery and Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery. Or, take a look at this craft brewery tour that can take you everywhere in the area.

Dog Sledding

This is an expertise the children will all the time bear in mind, and definitely an expertise they’ll be excited to share after they return to high school. North Ridge Ranch in Huntsville provides canine sledding excursions all through the lengthy weekend, and there’s sufficient room on the paths for the entire household! Book early, they’ll replenish quick!

Outdoor Ice Skating

There are a couple of out of doors skating rinks throughout Muskoka for that quintessential Canadian winter expertise. Don’t neglect to load your thermos with scorching chocolate! Before skating on any out of doors rink, make sure the circumstances are secure.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is an inclusive exercise for all ages and talent ranges and one of many best methods to convey all the household collectively!

If you could have gear and all you want are trails, a couple of of the favored treks within the space embody Hardy Lake Provincial Park is likely one of the most greatest native tracks. If you might be on the lookout for more difficult trails, enterprise into world-famous Algonquin Park.

In want of snowshoe leases?

Camping in Muskoka
Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery 
Arrowhead Provincial Park 
LIV Outside

Guided snowshoe excursions are a enjoyable expertise as properly. Let an area professional take you into Muskoka’s wondrous back-country, exhibiting you the ropes and offering your group with fascinating data and info solely an area might know.

Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area

There is just one place to hit the slopes in Muskoka, and households like it right here! Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area is a family-friendly hill, difficult sufficient for the avid skier however loads of runs for the freshmen as properly. Bring your personal gear or lease from Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area for a no-fuss day of snowboarding and snowboarding!

Fat Biking

A household fats biking journey would possibly convey again enjoyable reminiscences of educating your youngsters find out how to journey a motorcycle. Now they could be educating you find out how to journey a motorcycle … within the snow!

Liv Outside in Bracebridge has fats bike leases and trails on-site, and Algonquin Outfitters in Huntsville has bikes for lease with trails close by.

If you require fats bikes for teenagers, youth fats bikes can be found at Algonquin Outfitters for ages 10+, and small fats bikes can be found at Liv Outside for ages 12+. Be positive to name forward and reserve earlier than you go.

If you might be on the lookout for a brand new household journey that could be a bit off the overwhelmed path, that is it!

Special Packages: 

Chalets on Lake Muskoka: Wonderful Winter Family Muskoka Getaway
KIDS STAY FREE*
  • On-site tobogganing small and enormous hill obtainable
  • Snow shoe rental included
  • Indoor skating at The Foundry. $25 meals credit score included
  • Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre Passes KIDZONE included!
    • ChildZone is a 4,000 sq ft household hands-on interactive engagement and discovery STEAM (science, expertise, engineering, arts, science) studying house. 

*$299 per grownup mid-week, $349 per grownup weekend. One baby 12 and underneath free with each grownup go bought.  2 bed room chalet. Min 2 paid adults per keep to qualify.  Learn More

Bayview Wildwood Resort is providing a 3 night time all inclusive package deal obtainable to make sure nice household enjoyable!

Your Family Day All Inclusive Vacation consists of:

  • 3 Nights Lakeside Accommodations
  • Dinner on arrival, Breakfast Buffet / Lunch Buffet  / Dinner on full days and Breakfast Buffet on departure
  • Unlimited Family Activities
  • Daily Entertainment
Deerhurst Resort 

Choose from resort rooms or one in all Deerhurst’s many 2-3 bed room choices the place everybody can unfold out and loosen up in between winter wonderland enjoyable.

Included With Your Family Day Weekend Stay:

  • Inflatable Fun Zone – Inflatables and different video games
  • Use of cross-country skis, snowshoes, kicksleds, ice skates & trails
  • Ice Skating Rink with refrigerated floor + Skating Parties
    Campfires & S’mores
  • Arts & Crafts, colouring contests, pictures with ‘Charlie the Deer’
  • Family Scavenger Hunts & Movie Night
  • Bingo & Trivia
  • Winter Disc Golf
  • Indoor pool, health room
  • Treehouse Children’s Playspace

Make essentially the most of your Muskoka expertise and take a look at our prime suggestions for locations to remain and ideal getaway packages.



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