Family Day Weekend is a great time to plan some quality time with your family and perhaps try something new. Instead of sticking to the same old routine around the house, why not shake things up a little and discover something new while engaging your family to build lasting memories?
Discover some art
Make an appointment to visit the Chatham-Kent Museum to trace the courageous story of the National Unity Association's crusade for justice and their determination to end practices of segregation within Chatham-Kent and Ontario, and the ongoing fight for equity in Canada, by exploring the Let Us March on till Victory is Won: The Struggle for Racial Equity in Chatham-Kent and Ontario exhibit. Be sure to get hands-on at the interactive Imagination Station. Book a visit to the Thames Art Gallery to explore the I'll Be Your Mirror exhibit, a look into how family expectations shape intergenerational relationships. The A Small Good Thing exhibit re-imagines family history pulled from photo albums to take a trip down memory lane and family life.
Discover a new activity
Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor, exciting or relaxing, there's something new for you to try with your family when you visit CK. Book a relaxing sleigh ride or an exhilarating trail ride at TJ Stables to take in the crisp weekend air. Or take advantage of the Free Family Fishing Weekend, no license required, by grabbing a pole and discovering the joys of Ice Fishing; just make sure to be careful and be aware of the ice conditions. If indoor is more your style, head over to Turns & Tales for an afternoon of boardgames, books and snacks. Try your aim at new projected targets, pool tables, and interactive arcade games at Valley Axe Chatham or get physical at Smash'N'Dash Rage Rooms; you're sure to find something to suit every family member!
Discover a new taste
What better way to shake up your family routine than by expanding their palate with International Cuisine? Try the Jamaican curry or jerk meals at Yardie Vibez, the hand made Vietnamese Spring Rolls at Bothwell Diner Pizza and Wings, or the French Frogs Legs at Central Tavern in Pain Court; how adventurous can you be?
Discover a new trail
Be sure to pack your walking/hiking boots, snowshoes and skis when you come for a visit because Chatham-Kent. We are home to two incredible parks; Rondeau Provincial Park and Wheatley Provincial Park as well as many developed trails to explore throughout the Municipality.
We can't wait to see what you do with your family, make sure to share your photos and tag us @VisitCK #VisitCK #SeeYouinCK. What will you discover this long weekend?
**Please note: All activities are subject to provincial health restrictions. Please call ahead check before travelling as some locations may have modified their hours. Also, be aware of weather warnings, road conditions and take necessary winter travel precautions. **