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Spend Family Day in Brantford

The kids are back to school today after two weeks off and maybe you (but definitely them) are wondering when the next long weekend is. Family Day is just around the corner on Monday, February 17, 2020. Most stores will be closed, but there will be plenty to do in Brantford, including the 11th Annual Frosty Fest, discounted tours at Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Family Fun Fair at T.B. Costain and lots of family swims at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

Start planning your Family Day fun now! 

Bell Homestead National Historic Site

Visit the Bell Homestead National Historic Site for a tour any time between 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for only a loonie. Children six and under are free. Call us at 519-756-6220 for more information. 

T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre

Take part in our Fantastic Family Fun Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We will be joined by Musical Motion with Jane Flinders and face painting and games in our gymnasium for kids seven and under. Admission is $2.00 per family or we are asking for a donation for the local food bank. Call us for more information. 

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Join us at for a wide variety of fun activities on Family Day. Regular admission rates apply but families will receive $2.00 off Family General Admission! Call us or visit for more info.

  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. length and family swim (65m pool only)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. weight room open
  • 12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. family basketball (gymnasium)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. family gym sports (gymnasium)
  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. public swim (all pools open, waterslide open)
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. public skate  

Frosty Fest | February Winter Carnival

February 16-17 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Freedom House is celebrating 11 years of Frosty Fest! Enjoy two days of fun with ice carving, midway, snow taffy, figure skating, inflatables, horse drawn trolley ride, and more!

Schedule of Events:


  • Superhero & Princess Party 11 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. (Market Square Mall)
  • Pony Rides 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Horse Drawn Trolley 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Brant Figure Skating Club Demo 1:00 p.m. (Harmony Square) 


  • Pancake Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Market Square Mall)
  • Superhero & Princess Party 1:00 p.m. (Market Square Mall)
  • Pony Rides 11:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m.
  • Horse Drawn Trolley 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Brant Figure Skating Club Demo 1:00 p.m. (Harmony Square)
  • Dignitary Speeches 2:30 p.m. (Harmony Square)


Midway, ice carving, snow slide, fun winter food like funnel cakes, poutine and snow taffy. Warming zone with inflatables, face painting and Artisan Bazaar inside Market Square Mall, lower level.


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