Parenting

Winter Fun for Families

Halloween has passed, and the holidays are more than a month away. Still, there are some activities that are perfect for this time of year, and that you can do with your kids all across—and sometimes just outside of—the city.

The Santa Claus Parade
November 18th, starting at 12:30 p.m.
http://www.thesantaclausparade.ca/
This classic parade will be a lot of fun for kids—don’t forget to pick up some red noses beforehand!

Book Club at Pottery Barn
(Tuesdays from 11-11:30 a.m.)
http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html#
You can drop in for a half-hour reading club for kids every Tuesday, at most Pottery Barn locations, including the one on Bloor, north of campus. Holiday-themed story time begins in December.

Out of the Cold! at Scarborough Historical Museum
Saturdays and Sundays in November, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/featured-events.htm#scarborough
“Come in out of the cold and warm up by the fire!” How did settlers prepare for winter back in the old days? There are family activities for all ages here, and children can see bread baked over an open hearth and in a wood stove, and sample baked treats and a warm drink.

Family Days at the Gardiner Museum
Sundays in November and December from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/family-days
Head down to the museum with your family to enjoy a guided kids’ tour, a crafts workshop, or a fun afternoon of music and storytelling!