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5 Fun Family Day things to do in Kitchener Waterloo

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5 Fun Family Day things to do in Kitchener Waterloo

5 Fun Family Day things to do in Kitchener Waterloo#1 Family Day at Steckle Heritage Farm!

Kitchener’s very own farm within the city, Steckle Heritage Farm is hosting their Annual Family Day event on Monday February 18th, from 10am to 2pm! Whether there’s snow on the ground, or nice green grass, you’ll have a great time! The KW Sunshine Foundation is the special guest this year, running games, and accepting entries for their snow sculpture contest! Have a snack, enjoy some hot cocoa, and become a ‘Friend of Steckle Heritage Farm’ to get early registration for our spring programming!

This is a free family event and fundraiser, snacks and drinks are available to purchase!

Please visit website at for information!


#2 Winter steam is back for Family Day

Travel back in time as the newly restored steam locomotive makes its first winter appearance in many years on the Waterloo Central Railway in time for Family Day.

Steam locomotive Essex Terminal Railway No. 9, built in 1923 by the Montreal Locomotive Works, will be offering passenger service over the Family Day weekend. The train will travel from the City of Waterloo through the picturesque snow covered farms of Woolwich Township to Elmira and return.

On Feb. 16 and Feb. 18, the steam excursion will operate with steam locomotive ETR No. 9 from uptown Waterloo to Elmira and return. It departs from the Waterloo public square at 1 p.m., with the round trip to Elmira taking approximately 2.5 hours. There will be no photo run pasts or stops on these trips.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or at the Centre In The Square box office, 101 Queen St. N., Kitchener. An additional ticket surcharge will apply for box office purchases.

Parking is available at Waterloo Town Square as well as the nearby train station.


#3 Family Day at the Waterloo Region Museum

Monday, February 18, 2013, 9:30 am to 5 pm Take the entire family to see the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in fun family activities throughout the day. Included with regular admission.


#4 Bring on the Sunshine’ African Festival

18th February, 2013 Family Day Monday,

Location: Forest Hill United church , 121 Westmount Rd E 10 -4pm

FREE or by donation

Enjoy children’s art, music and dance workshops. Experience the riches of African cultures through music, food, artists, artisans and celebrate Black History Month with an African Style!

For more information please visit website


#5 Family Day Special after 4pm at Funworx

4 hole in fun admissions

1 large pizza

4 soft drinks

for $19.95

Where: Bingemans Funworx

Time: 4:00pm-close

For more information please visit website.

For other local suggestions check out our sister site 365 things to do in Cambridge.  They have some good idea’s too!

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Keith Marshall, Realtor with Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty.365 things to do in Kitchner Waterloo is brought to you by Keith Marshall, Realtor. KW’s #1 rule writer.

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