The shortest month gets a bonus Leap Day this year! Here’s what’s going on for Thunder Bay families this month, from winter carnivals and science to movies, books and bouncy castles. February 2 Winter FunDay: Snow Sculpting Fun, Prince Arthur’s Landing Join Willow Springs to create some cool snow sculptures, or head indoors to the Baggage Building Arts Centre to do some Special Olympic sports icon etching in clay, plus charcoal sketching. 2-4pm, free. More info Thunder Bay Cu
It’s December…hang on and buckle up! The most wonderful time of the year has lots going on for families in Thunder Bay. Check out our roundup of events, which includes Santa visits, music, skating, movies and live theatre. December 1 CP Holiday Train, 440 Syndicate Avenue (train depot) It’s a magical moment when the brightly lit train comes down the tracks! This year’s musical performers are Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo. 8:45pm, free. (Early birds can go to Nipigon for the
August, how’d you get here so fast? Here’s the tbaywithkids.ca roundup of the family-friendly festivals, fairs, theatre, music and big machine events happening in Thunder Bay in August 2019. Plus, check out our list of FREE things to do in Thunder Bay, and the Tbaywithkids Summer List of 50 fun things to check off your family’s bucket list. August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 Little Shop of Horrors, Paramount Theatre Time for some live musical theatre that happens to include a cran
50 fun things for kids to do this summer, TBay-style! Get your picture taken at the graffiti alley on Cooke Street. Take a grown-up out for ice cream. (You pay.) Throw rocks in Lake Superior. Look at the view through binoculars at Hillcrest Park. Visit the turtle at Vickers Park. Go on the rides at Chippewa Park. Fly a kite at Boulevard Lake. Play mini golf. Spot a rainbow at Kakabeka Falls. Hike the Middlebrun Bay trail at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Bike to a corner sto
Ok, summer, we are ready for some fun! Check out the family-friendly events going on in Thunder Bay in June 2019. June 1 Children’s Garden Planting Afternoon, Centennial Botanical Conservatory Go on, dig in the dirt. Come help plant carrots, potatoes, onions and more at the Children’s Garden. 1-3pm, free. Rain date June 2. More info Friends of the Thunder Bay Conservatory on Facebook June 1-16 Thunder Pride, various locations There are a number of family-friendly events at Pr
Who’s ready for spring? Here’s your round-up of family-friendly activities in Thunder Bay this month. Month of May Thunder Bay Public Library, various locations In addition to their regular kids’ programming, there are lots of fun, free events at the TBPL this month. Consider: a mom-themed storytime and card-making (May 3, 10:30am, County Park), author visit (May 4, 10am, Waverley), movie and craft (May 4, 2:30pm, Waverley), bath bombs (May 8, 6:30pm, County Park), and drag q
Thunder Bay families, there are lots of Easter activities on the go in 2019, both indoors and out. Here’s our roundup of fun things to do with kids in Thunder Bay April 13-21, 2019. Saturday April 13 Meet the Easter Bunny, Toy Sense Take the littles to meet the Easter Bunny. 11am-3pm, free. More info Toy Sense on Facebook Sunday April 14 23rd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Moose Hall Hang out with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a breakfast of pancake, sausage, taters, ju
Happy Halloween! Here’s your roundup of Halloween activities for Thunder Bay families, ranging from sweet to spooky. The farm harvest activities are winding down too…check here for info so you don’t miss out. October 20 Pumpkin Painting, Vanderwees Paint your own one-of-a-kind mini-pumpkin. 11am-3pm, free while supplies last. More info Vanderwees on Facebook Family Halloween Dance Party, North McIntyre Rec Centre Games, music, dancing, a costume contest, concessions and more!
Here’s your roundup for fall family fun in TBay! Plus, take a look at our list of farm visits throughout October, and watch for a post about all Thunder Bay's Halloween events for kids, coming soon. October 4-6 The Great Benjamins Circus, Intercity Shopping Centre Head to the blue and yellow big top for a family circus—clowns, contortionists, jugglers, aerialists and more. October 4 and 5, 4:30 pm and 7pm, October 6, 1pm and 3pm, admission required. More info ISC on Facebook
Hello, Thunder Bay families and visitors! August 2018 in Thunder Bay brings outdoor movies, live music, good eats, festivals, an excavator rodeo, a bike challenge and the CLE…ready to make some memories? And don’t miss our round-up of free things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay all summer long. August 5-6 Festa Italiana, Italian Cultural Centre Authentic Italian food, music, entertainers and culture are the cornerstones of the 28th annual Festa Italiana. There are kids’ ac
Hello, summer, you’re here at last! There are lots of events for families going on this month, with Canada Day celebrations to kick it all off. Plus, check out our round-up of free things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay all summer long. Sunday July 1 Canada Day Celebration, West Thunder Community Centre Celebrate the holiday with mini golf, pony rides, bouncy castles, live music, good eats and lots more at West Thunder Community Centre. Free admission, 11am-4pm. More info
Raise your hand if you like free stuff! Here’s our list of the best FREE summer fun for families in Thunder Bay in July and August 2018. 1. Go to a Border Cats game
This summer, kids 12 and under get in free to Sunday afternoon home games, starting at 1:35pm at Port Arthur Stadium. Get some ice cream and cheer on the Cats!
More info Thunder Bay Border Cats on Facebook 2. Visit a fire station Big red trucks, big rubber boots, big fun: To visit a Thunder Bay fire station, all
Wow, lots of fun events coming up for TBay families in June 2018! Take your pick of events that celebrate kites, Indigenous culture, walking, the power of play and much more. June 1 Unplug to Connect, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay A soccer clinic, tie dying t-shirts and a bbq—there are lots of fun ways to unplug together at this for-kids event. 3:30-6:30pm, free. More info Boys and Girls Club of Thunder Bay on Facebook June 2 Soapbox Races, Waverly Hill and Park Cheer on
It’s that in-between time of year again—perfect for some fun, low-key ways for families to explore Thunder Bay, kick back and relax or try something new this month. Plus, there are a couple high-energy outings out there too. Are you ready for movies, crafts, superheroes, puppet shows, face-painting, art, skating and more? Month of April, various library branches In addition to its regular kids’ programs, the Thunder Bay Public Library has some special events this month, like
Maybe we’re all just excited to see the end of our long winter…but there are a LOT of Easter activities for families going on in Thunder Bay in 2018! Here’s your fun roundup. Saturday March 24 Meet the Easter Bunny, Toy Sense Take the littles to visit the Easter Bunny and shake a furry paw. Free, 11am-3pm.
More info Toy Sense on Facebook Sunday March 25 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Moose Hall For 22 years, TBay families have been enjoying pancakes with the Easter Bunny! 9
From March Break to Easter, and everything in between, there's lots going on for families in Thunder Bay! Check out the details below about ice motorbike racing, movies, arts and crafts, skating and much more. March 4 Winter FunDay, Cabane a Sucre, Marina Park Learn how maple toffee is made and of course, get a yummy free sample. 2-4pm, free. More info Thunder Bay Culture and Events on Facebook Month of March Various exhibits, Thunder Bay Art Gallery Check out artwork featuri
Wow, February is surprisingly jam-packed! Meet a sloth, see snow sculptures, dance in the jungle, make bannock over a campfire—there are a ton of things for families to see and do in Thunder Bay in February. Looking for info on things to Family Day weekend (February 17-19, 2018)? Click here. February 2-4 Diversity of Living Things, Moose Hall A 10, 000-square-foot opportunity meet critters like a baby sloth, alligator, tortoise, skunk, vultures, bunnies, hawks and owls in 30
If you're looking for ideas about things to do with the kids in Thunder Bay on the Family Day long weekend, tbaywithkids.ca has got you covered! Here's the roundup of events, from snowmobile stunts and sleigh rides to family tree crafts and a magic show. February 17, 18, 19 Voyageur Winter Carnival, Fort William Historical Park The big draw is the snowmobile stunt show by pro competitors, three times a day, but there is plenty more too: a giant snow maze, tubing, skating on t
There’s more family fun to be had in Thunder Bay this January, both indoors and out! Here’s what’s going on for families on the weekends and the PD Day. January 14 Winter FunDay: Snowshoeing, Marina Park Stomp, stomp, stomp! Take the kids to give snowshoeing a try at Prince Arthur’s Landing—you can strap on a traditional wooden pair or ones with a modern aluminum frame. Free, 2-4pm. Inside at the Baggage Building Arts Centre, you can help make pom poms and other yarn-y fun fo
Two weeks of no school calls for PJ days, movie marathons and snow forts. Plus, there are some fun family-friendly events and activities to check out too, including some New Year’s Eve ideas. Here’s what’s going on in Thunder Bay from December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Happy New Year! Thursday December 27 Free public skating, Grandview Arena and Delaney Arena Grab the skates and helmet and come out for free public skating from 1:30-3:30. More info www.thunderbay.ca Christm