Family Friendly Activities | Jan 28 – 31


There is a lot of fun to be had in Edmonton this weekend and with this beautiful weather you have no excuse to stay home! Here are a few suggestions of awesome things to check out:

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Ice on Whyte

This weekend marks the 13th Annual Ice on Whyte, Ice Carving Festival! January 21st is family day and there will be a mardi gras parade, activities and games for children; the festival continues through the weekend and children are welcome to attend at that time as well!

When: January 28th to 31st
Where: Whyte Avenue
Cost: Adults $7 | Children (2 to 12): $4 | Children under 2: FREE

Ice Castles

Visit the Ice Castles while they are here; this spectacular display is one you won’t want to miss!

When: December 30th until March
Where: Hawrelak Park
Cost: Tickets are available here

Edmonton Public Library

Every week the Edmonton Public Library offers a variety of activities suitable for the whole family at each branch; you can find what is happening near you here.

When: Ongoing
Where: Various locations (Edmonton)
Cost: FREE

Southwest Community Ski Festival

Try out cross country skiing or snowshoeing at the Southwest Community Ski Festival! If you have skis or snowshoes bring them with you and if you don’t you can take advantage of the on-site rentals.

When: January 30th | 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Blue Quill Community League
Cost: FREE

Reel Family Cinema

The Metro Cinema offers a family movie on a regular basis, this weekend’s ‘Reel Family Cinema’ features: The NeverEnding Story.

When: January 30th | 2 pm
Where: Metro Cinema
Cost: Regular admission applies to adults | Children 12 and under are FREE

Winter Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a scrumptious Brunch at historic Hotel Selkirk before taking a walk through History at Fort Edmonton Park.

When: January 31st
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $32.95 Adults | $19.95 Children (Age 4 to 12 years) | FREE for Children under 4 — Brunch includes admission to the Park.

Kids Day Out

Grab your little one and head down to The Melting Pot for this month’s Kids Day Out; wear your pjs there and enjoy games, activities, chocolate and cheese!

When: January 31st | 11 am to 3 pm
Where: The Melting Pot
Cost: $35 per adult + 1 child | $5 for each additional child

Skate with the Oil Kings

You are invited to skate with the Oil Kings this weekend; there will also be a chance to win 4 tickets to an Oil Kings Game!

When: January 30th | 2:30 to 4: 30 pm
Where: Lake Summerside Beach Club
Cost: By donation for the Edmonton Food Bank

Chinese New Year Carnival

Ring in the Chinese New Year with a carnival; there will be lion dance, performers, carnival games, kids crafts, food and much more!

When: January 30 + 31
Where: Chinese Catholic Parish (10140-119 Street)
Cost: FREE

Swing ‘n’ Skate

Swing ‘n’ Skate features live music (swing, jazz and big band) in City Hall which will be projected outside for skaters to enjoy!

When: January 31st | 1 to 4 pm
Where: City Hall
Cost: FREE, please note free skate rentals are available on a first come, first served basis

Have a great weekend!





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