Saturday and Sunday are looking sunny but on the cooler side. Fingers crossed sunshine remains in the forecast for the 6th Annual Shania’s Sunflower of Hope Fun Fair! (Correction: The Fair will be held indoors!) For other indoor events, there’s Bizzy Bee’s Princess in Training Workshop, Dino Weekend at the R.O.M, Eeko’s Studio’s Open House, Battle of York Commemoration Day at Fort York, and Painting Clay Pots at the Gardiner Museum. More details below.
Baby Time Spring Show for prenatal to preschool is on Friday to Sunday at the International Centre in Mississauga from 10am- 6pm. More info here. Warning: it gets so crowded you can barely push your stroller down the aisle!)
1. 6th Annual Shania’s Sunflower of Hope Fun Fair
Saturday April 28: 10 AM to 4 PM | Markham
Join the 6th annual Shania’s Sunflower of Hope Fun Fair at the Markham Fair Grounds for a day of fun with family and friends while raising money for Sick Kids Foundation. Participate in games, sports, face painting, drawing, zoo, auction, food and more. Special guests are also coming to join the event. Tickets are at $35 per family of 6 or $9 per person.
Saturday April 28: 11AM- 1PM | Toront’s East End
If your child is into princesses, check out this event! Bizzy Bee is hosting a Princess in Training workshop where children will meet Princess Aurora with her special trunk of princess gowns, crowns and wands. Sleeping Beauty will enchant her new friends as she shares her most favourite book of all.. The Princess Primer, a very special book containing secrets that only Princesses can own. Children will learn how to move in a gown, curtsy, wave, and balance books on their heads as they walk like real princesses. There will be games, dancing, face/ nail painting, and princess tattoos! At the final curtsy ceremony each princess will receive a wonderful Princess Certificate with stickers signed by Princess Aurora! The adventure ends with pizza, pink lemonade and friendship. Cost is $30 per princess. Click here for details.
3. It’s Dino Weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 | Downtown Toronto
It’s Dino Weekend at the Royal Ontario Museum! What was it like when the dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and where did they all go? Now’s your chance to find out! Walk in the footsteps of a mighty T-Rex or lumbering Barosaur, and see what it takes to be a palaeontologist as you speak to experts, touch real fossils, dig for dinosaur bones, and make your own hadrosaur headress for home.
4. Eeko Arts Studio Open House for Children’s Art
Friday April 27- Saturday April 28 | North York
Eeko Arts Studio is having an Open House of Children’s Art Class!
*Drawing, Printing, Clay
*Art Exhibit of Children’s Artwork
*A small gift made by cloud clay for every child who attends!
Location: 230 The Donway West, Don Mills/Lawrence (in the Donway Covenant United Church)
April 27th 4:15pm – 5:45pm
April 28th 2:30pm – 5:30pm
5. Battle of York Commemoration Day at Fort York
Sunday April 29: 10AM- 5PM | Downtown Toronto
In this Bicentennial year, visit Fort York National Historic Site and commemorate the 199th anniversary of the Battle of York, fought on April 27, 1813. Throughout the day, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) VANGUARD will perform period displays of naval shore gunnery drill, as well as 19th-century seamanship demonstrations. See an authentic replica 1812-era Gig (period vessel), drill and musket firing demonstrations. Step into the Soldiers’ Barracks brought to life by museum animators and visit the Officers’ Mess Kitchen where you’ll see demonstrations of Georgian-era cooking techniques. Walk in the footsteps of those who fought in the Battle of York during a special tour of the grounds, fortification and barracks. Children can “fall-in” and learn the same foot and musket drill practiced by the Upper Canada Militia two hundred years ago. Adults $7.96, Seniors $3.81 Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax). 5 years and under FREE.
6. Paint Clay Pots at the Gardiner Museum
Sunday April 29: 1- 4 PM | Downtown Toronto
Spring has sprung at the Gardiner museum! Visit the museum and see the Gardiner in bloom. See the spectacular fresh floral creations exhibited on all 3 floors and join us in the lobby for a crafting bonanza! Bring your imagination and creativity and paint your very own clay pot. At the end of the session take your pot home with some seeds and create your own little garden. Make sure you book a place in advance to avoid disappointment! $5/ participant.
*Before heading out, please check official websites or call to confirm as details may have changed since I posted them!
Don’t see anything that you like or that fits your schedule?
Check out my post on What to do with Kids in Toronto, there’s a whole load of ideas there if none of the events in this post suit your schedule or liking! And if you’re ahead of the game and planning for the next weekend or further out, check out the Fun for the Month post!
Want to help other parents out?
Please share your thoughts below if you went to any of these events (or others not in this post). Would you recommend to others or best to give it a pass? Got any suggestions for management for next year- what went well and what could improve? I will strive to ensure your comments are seen!