Weekend Family Fun

There are LOTS of things going on around Winnipeg this weekend for you + your kiddos to check out. And the forecast is GORGEOUS, so there’s really no excuse to sit at home and be bored!

Assiniboine Park Zoo – FREE ZOO WEEKEND
Sat Sep 24 + Sun Sep 25
Cost: FREE (that’s kind of the point)
This weekend, bring your family to the zoo for free. This event has usually happened on Canada Day and it’s popular (to put it mildly) so the Zoo has moved it to September and stretched it over two days to make it more family friendly. Hours are as usual (10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday).

Manitoba Children’s Museum – Stories in September
Sat Sep 24 + Sun Sep 25
Cost: Free with Museum Admission
All month long, the Children’s Museum has been hosting special events to promote literacy. In this final weekend, special guest storytellers will be on hand as some ‘bonus’ entertainment during your visit to the museum. (The Story Fairy will also make an appearance on Mon Sep 26.)

Oak Hammock Marsh – Migration Festival
Sat Sep 24 + Sun Sep 25
Cost: Unknown
I’m scared to death of birds, so this sounds more like a form of torture to me… But if it’s your thing, there are lots of bird-related activities for the whole family including songbird banding demonstrations, birds of prey shows, a movie about bird migration, and the ‘rooftop fly-in’ where ‘thousands of geese make their way back to the safety of the marsh for the night.’

FortWhyte Alive – Fall Family Festival
Sun Sep 25 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Cost: $3/person or $10/carload
Lots of family friendly activities including a farmer’s market, carnival games, face painting, pony rides, guided walks, and more.

If you’ve been to one of these events before and have a review or tips to share, please comment! And if you know of anything else we can add to this list, let us know…

Have a great weekend!

– Lindsay


One thought on “Weekend Family Fun

  1. Went to the zoo this weekend and it wasn’t nearly as busy as I thought it would be! That *might* have something to do with the fact that we were there during church though :s

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