Family Programs | City of St. John's

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
Healthy Families
Active Start Pop Ups
Special Events
Family Swims
Family & Friends Learn To Knit
Family & Friends Sit and Knit
Family Paint Night
National Child Day
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.

September 16 to December 2, 2018
Sunday's
1 to 2:30 p.m
Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Ages:  All ages
Cost:  $3 per child (parents and children under age 2 free)

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. Check back for upcoming sessions.

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.  Check back for upcoming sessions.

Active Start Pop Ups

Get outside and MOVE IT with the whole family! City staff will be on site to get your moving with a number of FUN activities for everyone in the family regardless of age or ability.

Date Day Time Location
July 14 Saturday 1:30 to 3 p.m. Bowring Park
July 28 Saturday 1:30 to 3 p.m. Bannerman Park
August 11 Saturday 1:30 to 3 p.m. Bowring Park
August 25 Saturday 1:30 to 3 p.m. Bannerman Park

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.  Check back for upcoming sessions.

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. Check back for upcoming sessions.

Paul Reynolds Community Centre
7-9 p.m
Ages: 10+
Cost: $3

Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 

                                         
Family Paint Night

A variety of art and seasonal craft activities offered for children, youth and families. Requires registration.
 

Course                        Ages    Date                       Day       Time               Location                              Cost    
Family Paint Night 5+ October 4 Th 6:30 to 7:45 Paul Reynolds Community Centre $14
Family Paint Night 5+ November 20 Tu 6:30 to 8:30 Kilbride Lions Community Centre $14

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. We will be celebrating National Child Day with a week of activities from November 19 to 24. Check out the activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

MOVE IT
Saturday, November 24, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 p.m
NL Training Centre, Crosbie Road
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

National Family Week
 
Families of all ages are welcome to attend free evetns to celebrate National Family Week from Sept 30 to October 6. Check out the activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

Family Fun Day
September 30, 2018
Sunday
1:30 to 3 p.m
Rotary "Sunshine" Park
Ages: all Ages
Cost:  FREE

Related Links

Participaction - Make Room For Play

    

 

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