Enjoy Family Day activities at a number of locations in Grey County!
6th Annual Markdale Recreation Committee Family Fun Day Event
In Markdale, the Recreation Committee has once again organized a day of outdoor fun to celebrate Family Day in Grey. Start the morning off with a pancake and sausage breakfast and register for the snowman making contest. Sign up early so that everyone has time to read the rules, scout out the best location for their creation and choose a category to compete in. When you need to head indoors for a little warming up, head over to see what kind of progress Jim Menken is making on his chainsaw sculptures. The United Church Men’s Woodworking group will also be on hand upstairs in the arena for anyone interested in making their own Jenga game, a “Jack Frost Groove” is on the schedule and there are plans for a good old fashioned Crokinole tournament. Don’t forget about the free Family Skate, outdoor winter games, popcorn stand and face painting provided by the Beavercrest and MacPhail Memorial School Councils (donated skates and helmets will be available for those needing equipment – thank you SEGCHS!
For those looking to add a little educational activity into their Family Day pursuits, a visit to Grey Roots is just what you’re looking for! Little ones can enjoy Construction Junction, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, a scavenger hunt through the gallery and crafts plus outside in the village, the Sydenham Bruce Trail Club will lead a guided snowshoe adventure. Regular admission rates apply, all activities are free for members. Visit the website or call ahead for details.
Hanover Family Day at the P & H
Stop in at the Hanover P & H Centre (269 7th Ave) for a full schedule of events and activities. Everything from arts and crafts, horse drawn wagon rides and a visit from therapy dogs to s’mores around a campfire, Petunia the Clown, a Skating Showcase, live music and a free skate or swim (thank you Edgewell Personal Care), not to mention a hockey game featuring the Grey Brice Falcons and some local favourites!
Family Day weekend at Blue
If you’re willing to stray just a bit farther from home, Blue Mountain Resort has events planned all weekend long. Join in the scavenger hunt, taffy making, DJ dance party , interactive drumming or Birds of Prey show and stay long enough to enjoy the Winter Wonderland light display and fireworks (Friday night only).