Happy Thanksgiving! We have found a lot of great activities and events this weekend! Halloween activities are starting up, check out this list of Halloween things to do in Winnipeg for 2015.
Assiniboine Park Zoo – October 3 – 12
Weekend Activities (including Thanksgiving Monday):
- Family Activities (Event Tent) – face painting, horse shoes and crafts from 11 am to 3 pm.
- Meet Winston (Zoo entrance) – Take a photo with Winston the polar bear mascot from 10 am to 2 pm.
But wait there’s more! Hudson is turning four years old and Assiniboine Park Zoo is inviting everyone to the party. From October 10 through October 12 (times to be announced), visitors can watch Hudson receive a daily birthday treat and the first 100 kids to the Zoo will also get a FREE ice cream treat to celebrate. In lieu of birthday gifts, Assiniboine Park Zoo is inviting the community to help support Winnipeg Harvest and donate non-perishable food items at the Zoo Gate.
3001 Roblin Blvd
October 10 – 11am to 5pm
October 11 – 1pm to 5pm
The Assiniboine Valley Railway features four 1/8 scale trains transporting up to 45 people at a time through the 7 acres of forest. See more info and videos on this post about the weekend of trains!
October 10 – 12pm to 4pm
- All Stations will participate in an Open House from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
- As in previous years, McDonald’s Restaurants will sponsor the Honourary Fire Chief for a day contest and will supply cookies, and orange drinks.
For more information and safety tips, visit winnipeg.ca/fps
969 St. Matthews Avenue
October 10, 9am to 3pm
Displays, demonstrations, Military Bands and a Teddy Bear Triage!
October 10 & 11, 10am – 5pm
Over 1000 REPTILES under one roof! Fun for the whole family! Best part is kids 12 & under FREE!
Movies and Entertainment
October 10 – Open Season 2
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am and Wednesdays at 12:30pm for Cineplex Family Favourites at Silver City Polo Park or Silver City St Vital. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family!
Danny, King of the Basement
October 1-18, 2015
Uplifting and heartfelt, Danny King of the Basement invites audiences to discover Danny’s story, and how he uses his imagination and creativity to overcome the realities of a tough childhood.
Tuesday to Friday:
- 2:30 p.m. – Astronaut
Saturday, Sunday & Thanksgiving Day (Oct 12):
- 11:30 a.m. – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
- 1:00 p.m. – Astronaut
- 2:00 p.m. – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
- 3:00 p.m. – Live With the Stars
- 4:00 p.m. – Astronaut
October 10, 1pm & 4pm
Nature and Animals
Explore the marsh all year round with a variety of daily activities.
Thanksgiving Birdseed Sale
October 10 – 12, 10am – 7pm
Thanksgiving is the best weekend of the year to watch the migration of thousands of waterfowl at the marsh.
It is also a great time of the year to stock up on bird seeds for your feeders. Learn what to feed the resident winter birds and purchase your seeds at amazing low prices this weekend daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Seeds are from local supplier Pick of the Birds.
You can also make a very cute Pine Cone Bird Feeders – daily 12 to 5 p.m. or take advantage of our Horse-drawn Wagon Rides – Sunday and Monday – 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. ($5 per person)
Of course, you don’t want to miss the Rooftop Migration Fly-in – daily at sunset.
Each season brings new opportunities for outdoor family fun at FortWhyte Alive. Bring your flock out for activities such as guided walks, all year long. Our weekend activities include interpretive talks, crafts, displays, and specialty workshops such as yard naturalization, photography, bison safaris, ice fishing, birding & breakfast, fitness classes and snowshoe hikes.
Museum and Educational
October 3 – April 24
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave
Pyjama Jam Storytime – October 10, 10am
Back by popular demand! Wear your favourite pyjamas and bring your bedtime buddy to enjoy storytime with us!
You may need to register or buy tickets in advance, click the links for more information.
November 24 – Alvin and the Chipmunks
February 2016 – Disney on Ice