5 Things to Do in Newmarket this Family Day Weekend

Saturday February 18,
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle St. W) www.newmarket.ca/winterfest

Bundle up and enjoy some fun with the fam at this free winter-themed event. Like its warm weather counterparts, this festival has plenty for the kids, including games, rides, entertainment and more. Take a trip down the Snow Valley Tube Slide, go round the Berry Go-Round and enjoy the Ferris wheel. There will be plenty in the way of entertainment, including a fire performer, DooDoo the Clown, singer Bernadette Connors as well as roaming costume characters.



Main Ideas Painting Studio
254 Main St S, Newmarket

Open on Family Day, February 20, 2023, this DIY art and party studio is the perfect place to explore your artistic side. Located in the heart of Newmarket on Main Street, the studio offers pottery painting, clay creating and canvas splatter painting. Choose from an extensive selection of pre-casted pottery to paint or reserve some time for pottery wheel throwing or their glow up splatter room.

Photos courtesy of Main Ideas

Main Ideas Painting Studio
Main Ideas Painting Studio
Virtual Sting Arcade

Virtual Sting Virtual Reality Arcade
Upper Canada Mall
Entrance #3, 17600 Yonge St., Newmarket

Enjoy the thrills of a virtual roller coaster, go car racing or lead your Viking ship to victory—there’s a whole lot of fun happening at Virtual Sting! Located in Upper Canada Mall, VR Sting offers a wide range of immersive virtual reality games and rides. The latter is available for kids five and up while kids ages eight and up can also enjoy 30-plus VR games. While booking is encouraged for games, walk ins are also accepted.

Photo courtesy of Upper Canada Mall


Rock and Chalk Climbing Gym
482 Ontario St., Newmarket,

Open Family Day from 10am–10pm, Rock and Chalk indoor rock climbing is a great spot for beginners and experts alike. You’ll find more than 46 routes with wall heights varying from 10 to 37 feet tall. You’ll find simulated rock faces, chimney climbing, crack climbing, top rope and lead climbing areas.

Photos courtesy of Rock and Chalk. 

RockandChalk Climbing Gym
Rock and Chalk Climbing Gym
Newmarket Crypto Escape Rooms Extraction

Crypto Escape Rooms
1220 Stellar Dr. Unit #206, Newmarket

With five immersive experiences to choose from, there is something for everyone – from the novice to the experienced enthusiast at Crypto Escape Rooms.
You have just 60 minutes to use your wits and cunning to solve all the clues and ‘escape’ the room! Channel your inner Indiana Jones by sneaking into Amon Kha’s to break the curse and find the buried fortune. In need of a vacation? Then a visit to Kilgore cabin is a perfect choice, where the wonderful and loving Mother Kilgore will be your host – but you may never want to leave. Take a look at some of the puzzles you could experience as a secret spy at Extraction, or as a treasure hunter in The Lost Shipwreck. So grab your crew and put your problem solving skills to the test – if you dare. Open Family Day.

Courtesy of Crypto Escape Rooms