Time with family is a precious commodity in our very busy culture so, in honour of Family Day, I went on a hunt to find some cool  and fun activities to do with the family…here’s my list of the top ten I liked (in no particular order):

  1. Spend a day at the Royal Ontario Museum and experience history that will inspire the imagination of everyone in the family.
  2. Go for a hike and see nature close up at one of Conservation Halton’s many nature trails.
  3. Break out those board games that have been collecting dust in the closet and have a family Game Night.  Top 50 games of all time
  4. See all of the amazing colours and flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
  5. Discover and explore how things work at the Ontario Science Centre.
  6. Go skating on the Rideau Canal.
  7. Bake some cookies together.  This is my favourite chocolate chip recipe.
  8. Go cross-country skiing on over 40km of trails in the Dundas Valley conservation area.
  9. Help a neighbour.  Did it snow? Offer to shovel the driveway.  Leaves on the ground?  Offer to rake the yard.
  10. Solve a puzzle together. (jigsaw, crossword, word search)

I hope this list inspires some great activities and memories for your family!