Weekend Fun Guide (April 12-14 2013)

The weekend is fast approaching so it’s time to plan your family activities.  Seems to be a quiet weekend on the activity front but there are still quite a few fun things to get out and do.  Check out our Weekend Fun Guide below.


Cineplex Theatres has extended their Saturday Family Favourites until the end of June.  For only $2.50 per person you can enjoy a great classic family flick for every Saturday at 11:00am.  Check out what’s playing here

Around Town this Weekend…


Maple Syrup Festival –  Where else but Belmore can you get better made-from-scratch pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, applesauce and coffee? April 11th and 13th is the 46th Annual Belmore Maple Syrup Festival with plenty of hot pancakes and maple syrup, not to mention singing, dancing and just plain fun for the whole family!


Home & Garden Show – Spring is just around the corner, and it´s the perfect time to start imagining what your home and garden could be like this summer! Metroland Durham Region Media Group is hosting the Annual Clarington Home and Garden Show April 13th and 14th at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. This year, the Home and Garden Show has grown again. Almost 100 vendors are participating in this year´s event showcasing their products and services, including landscaping, windows and doors, sunrooms, financial services, contractors, decorators decks, garage doors and a whole lot more! The complex will be buzzing a wide array of vendors, keynote speakers and seminars over the weekend.


Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!



Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.


Holstein MapleFest (April 13-14th) @ Love’s Sugarbush – Bring the whole family for a day in our 40 acre sugarbush. Weʼll be serving our tummy filling Pancake and Sausage breakfast all day long. Enjoy our free craft sale with over 30 original vendors. Plenty of demonstrations in the sugar bush to enjoy, including the Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Ice Cream Making, Candle making, Catapults, our new Rope Bridge and plenty more.


Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 21st) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season.  Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.


Family Lifestyle Show – The Family LIfestyle Show is presented by London Mompreneurs, supporting businesses from London and surrounding area. An informative & interactive fun-filled day Play. Shop. Explore.  50+ vendors, fashion show, main stage entertainment, door prizes, play centre, and much more!



20th Annual Simcoe Spring Home and Cottage Show – A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services. At the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre in Orillia.


Meet & Greet with the Minions @ Neb’s Fun World (Saturday only) – Despicable Me 2 is coming and so are THE MINIONS!!! Bring the whole family for a special meet and greet with these lovable troublemakers!


Cottage and Backyard Show @ Ernst & Young Centre – The Cottage and Backyard Show has everything you need for outdoor living:  docks, decks, boats, outdoor furniture, canoes, kayaks, and all the latest in backyard and cottage products and services.

Kidsfest @ Ernst & Young Centre – Two fun-filled days of quality family entertainment — stage shows, popular children’s characters, interactive animal exhibits, play zones, educational demonstrations and musical acts.  PLUS, don’t miss 75+ exhibitors and save on the latest and greatest products & services for your family.

Travel Back into the Arctic’s Past @ Canadian Museum of Nature – From extinct seals to High Arctic camels, fossils help scientists unlock the secrets of the Arctic’s past. Explore a mock palaeontology field camp, meet some real palaeontologists, and try an air scribe to help remove fossils from rock matrix. Check out the real fossilized bones from our recent discovery of an ancient camel that lived in Canada’s Arctic 3.5 million years ago!



Maple Syrup Festival (April 13th) – Food, crafts, vendors and entertainment and of course there will be pancake and delicious maple syrup!


Eat & Drink Norfolk @ Norfolk County Fairgrounds – This event has quickly established itself as ‘the place to go’ in Norfolk County for the finest and widest selection of foods and beverages. With close to forty different food producers,restaurants, wineries, and breweries, all from within or close proximity to Norfolk County, it’s a great way to ‘nibble and nosh’ your way around the County, all under one roof.  Each of the exhibitors is proud to showcase samples of their fine culinary products to themany who attend Eat & Drink Norfolk.


TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 9th-21st) – TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Spring has Sprung Family Nature Walk @ High Park – Wake up and smell the springtime! Hike the trails of High Park to find the signs of spring. Listen for birds, feel soft mosses, find the bugs as they wake. Come celebrate the season with us.


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