In the midst of winter, finding fun activities for the family can be tough due to the frigid temperatures. To help, we have compiled a list of activities for you to do in Aurora with your children during the month of February.
1. Skating Activities
The Town of Aurora offers public indoor recreational skating and shinny hockey at various times throughout the week, all year round. All of the skating takes place at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, Aurora Family Leisure Complex or Aurora Community Centre.
The Parent & Child Skate/Shinny program offered by the Town of Aurora, allows parents and children 12 years old or younger the opportunity to learn to skate, work on basic hockey skills and play pick-up shinny. Hockey equipment such as sticks, pucks, pads, etc. are allowed on the ice surface. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You can find the full skating activities schedule here.
2. Swimming Activities
Different swimming activities are offered in the Town of Aurora at a variety of pools within its jurisdiction. Swim programs include registered lessons, leadership courses, leisure swims, and aqua fitness classes. Aquatics activities are offered at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex and the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex.
You can find the full schedule of activities here.
3. Mom and Baby Yoga
Modo Yoga Aurora provides a great way for you and your baby to connect in a relaxing atmosphere over a yoga class. The class is described as gentle, yet challenging. Parts of the class involve your baby to promote balance and strengthening, while other times of the class are directed at mom only. The class also incorporates 30 minutes of infant stimulation to get your child involved. Learn more about the class here.
4. Friday Family Story Time
The Aurora Public Library offers a variety of child friendly activities at their location including Friday Family Story Time every Friday. The session is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver. The session is free, on a drop-in basis, and takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Friday.
5. Valentine’s Day Crafternoon
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, why not celebrate with a fun day of crafting. The Aurora Public Library is holding a Valentine’s Day Crafternoon in their Creative Studio. Heart shaped crafts will be made at the event; it is for all ages and also free. The event is on Valentine’s Day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6. Aurora’s Arctic Adventure
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora’s Arctic Adventure on Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aurora Town Park. The event will consist of a variety of different activities for children and their families including: professional ice carving, outdoor winter games, outdoor skating, mini snow tubing, live entertainment, inflatables and body zorbs. There will also be live entertainment at the event and food available for purchase.
Learn more about Aurora’s Arctic Adventure here.
February might be one of the coldest months of the year, but there’s plenty of fun and educational activities for you and your family to enjoy in Aurora.
Childventures is extremely excited to join the Aurora Community and provide top-level childcare for you and your family starting this spring. If you have any questions or are interested in our programs, contact us today.