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Top 10 Winter Family Fun for FREE or Almost FREE

  1. It's I Love to Read Month so head to the Library for thousands of adventures in books and DVDs, all with your FREE library card. Ask about story times, reading and craft programs;

  2. Plan a Board Game Night for your family. Order or make pizza and enjoy time phones, laptops or tablets allowed!

  3. Head to the free mini zoo...your local pet store. Make it a learning experience by reading about different kinds of animals then going to visit them.

  4. Head to The Forks for skating, walking and tobogganing. Warming huts and benches along the trails. Festive lights keep the entire site colourfully lit and providing a warm, beautiful glow. Runs until Feb 24th.

  5. Craft stores offer inexpensive craft workshops for kids. Dollar stores offer really inexpensive fun! Purchase crafts and let the kids enjoy some creative fun!

  6. Visit a Farmer's Market at City Place on February 14 and 28 from 10am-3pm.The Downtown Winnipeg BIZís popular Farmersí Market offers fresh and local vegetables and fruits, baking, preserves, meat, fish, cheese, crafts, jewelry, and other food and artisan items.

  7. Head to Festival du Voyageur February 15-24 in St. Boniface for lots of family fun at the largest winter festival in Western Canada. Check out the ice sculpture contest, entertainment, food and fun! Some free fun experiences and admission fee to access the whole festival.

  8. Help the kids plan and put on a puppet show with their stuffed animals. Invite friends and family and enjoy an afternoon or evening of creative fun together.

  9. Head to your local Nature Centre for outdoor family fun! Snowshoing, Sledding, Ice Fishing, Cross Country Skiing are some of the activites you can find at Oak Hammock Marsh or Fort Whyte Alive. Both have great family activities on the weekend! Admission fee.

  10. Visit a Museum together! The Children's Museum, the Manitoba Museum, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights are all great experiences for families to visit in February and throughout the winter months for indoor learning and fun! Admission fee.

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