Family Programs

Family Programs

The City of St. John's thinks families are fantastic and provides a variety of opportunities for different types of families. Some of the programs you must pre-register and others are drop in. Many of our family activities are special events, where families of all ages can spend time 'playing' and being active together.
 
Sunday FUNday
Healthy Communities Awareness Sessions
Special Events
Family Swims
Family & Friends Learn To Knit
Family & Friends Sit and Knit
Family Paint Night
National Family Week
National Child Day
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Sunday FUNday  (Drop In Program)
A fun filled family afternoon with games and activities for family members of all abilities from tot to grandparent. Recreation staff will be on site to encourage FUNdamental movement skills and physical literacy through active free play. Click here for more information including dates and times.

Healthy Communities Awareness Sessions

Sessions to discuss the importance of health and well being for ages 16+.  Registration is required but the session is FREE. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Special Events

A variety of special events suitable for all ages are held each year. Check our calandar of events and special events pages.

Family Swims

Please see the City pools Swim Schedule.

Family & Friends Learn To Knit    

Family and friends can spend quality time together while learning to knit (6 weeks sessions). Children 10 to 13 must register and be accompained by an adult.  Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Family & Friends Sit and Knit      (Drop In Program)

Get together to knit, share ideas, patterns, and chat with your family and friends. Children ages 10-13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring along your current knitting projects and anything you wish to share to our monthly drop in sessions. Click here to see dates, times, and locations.

                                         
Family Paint Night

A variety of art and seasonal craft activities offered for children, youth and families. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

National Family Week
 
National Family Week is celebrated the first week of October each year with activities for families including a Family Fun Day. Check for activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

National Child Day

National Child Day is celebrated each year on November 20. A key objective of National Child Day is inecrease awareness and understanding of the rights of the child to ensure they reach their full potential. Celbrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants intheir own lives who can meaningfully contribute to decision making. National Child Day has been celebrated and recognized in the City of St. John's since 1999. Check out the activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

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ParticipACTION- Everything gets better when you get active.

    

 

Have an idea for a family program or for more information, please email recreation@stjohns.ca or call 709-576-8388.