Family Programs

Family Programs

Funtastic Families
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 Families
Special Events
Family Swims
Family & Friends Learn To Knit
Family & Friends Sit and Knit
Family & Friends Card Making
Chillfest: Snow Play and Sliding
Bunny Hop Parade
Family Gym Night
Scavenger Hunt
National Child Week
National Family Week
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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.

November 19 to December 17, 2017
January 14 to May 27, 2018
Sunday's
1 to 3 p.m
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages:  All ages
Cost:  $3 per child (parents and children under age 2 free)

Healthy Families
Healthy communities start with healthy families. The topic and discussion will appeal to adults and teens, while children engage in active play led by our HIGH FIVEⓇ certified leaders.

Healthy Eating
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free ($3 for Childcare)
Register Here

Special Events

There are a number of Family and Special Events offered by the City of St. John's, click here for more information.

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. Supplies for the first two classes are included in the price. Register here.

Oct. 29 to Dec.10, 2017 and Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, 2018 
Sundays
2 to 4 p.m.
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages: 10+
Cost: $50

March 7 to April 18, 2018
Wednesdays
6:30 to 8:30 p.m
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages:  10+
Cost:  $50

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. 

Fall 2017
Wednesdays
7 to 9 p.m.
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages: 10+
Cost: $4

Sessions:

  • November 15, 2017
  • December 13, 2017

 
Winter 2018
Tuesdays
7 to 9 p.m
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages:  10+
Cost:  $3

Sessions:

  • January 23, 2018
  • February 20, 2018
  • March 27, 2018
  • April 24, 2018

Family & Friends Card Making
Get together for an evening with family and friends to design your own Christmas or greeting cards.  Children ages 10-13 must be accompanied by an adult and registered separately. Supplies included to make three cards each. Register here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 p.m
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages: 10+
Cost: $14
                                                  
           
Chill Fest
Snow Play and Sliding

Saturday, February 17, 2018
12:30 to 2 p.m
Bowring Park Building
Ages: All Ages
FREE

Bunny Hop Parade

Sunday, March 25, 2018
2 to 3:30 p.m
Bowring Park Building
Ages:  All ages
FREE

Family Gym Night

Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:30 to 7:30 p.m
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages:  All Ages
FREE

Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, June 3, 2018
2 to 3:30 p.m
Bowring Park Building
Ages:  All Ages
FREE

National Child Week Activities:  'Celebrate Kids!'

The City of St. John's Division of Recreation recognizes National Child Day and celebrates the rights of children from November 19 to November 26, 2017 with activities for children and their families.

National Family Week
 
National Family Week provides an opportunity to celebrate families and reflect on their importance in our lives.
The City of St. John's is celebrates each year with a variety of activities for families of all ages and abilities!

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