Around here, it’s the last weekend of winter break and if your family is anything like ours – we’re going stir crazy and have been getting out of the house as much as possible. Here are some things to do with the kids in Edmonton this weekend, if you want to get out of the house too.

See the Ice Castle | Hawrelak Park
Head over to Hawrelak Park and experience the ice castle. Get your tickets ahead of time, as this is going to make the experience easiest. This year, the ice castle is twice the size of last year, with more to explore and slides that the kids are going to want to go down, again and again. Don’t forget the snowpants!
When: All weekend long

Swing n Skate | City Hall
Swing ‘n Skate will feature live swing, jazz and big band music in the City Room at City Hall from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Sundays throughout January and February. This season’s acts, including Trocadero Orchestra, Dave Babcock and his Jump Orchestra, and the Gateway Big Band, are sure to get you jiving – with the friendly help of the Sugar Swing Dance Club! If you’d rather be outdoors, the music will be broadcast directly outside for the enjoyment of ice skaters on City Hall Plaza. Free skate rentals will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
When: Saturday

Evening of Cirque Performance | Mahajara Banquet Hall
Come get a glimpse and close up look at cirque right here in Edmonton, at a wedding trade show! Enjoy an evening of performances: Fire, juggling, aerial, costumes, incredible visuals and more! Free admission for the show suitable for all ages. To get tickets, send a text message to the hall at 7802983800 with your name and the number attending to the banquet and dinner gala!
When: Saturday, 4-8 pm

See a Science Demonstration | Telus World of Science
Come pit yourself against the likes of Newton, Bernoulli and Ruben with our interactive Science Challenges on the Science Stage. Pull out the table cloth from a fully laden table, spin a full glass of water without getting wet or sing with the correct pitch to make the flames dance. (Plus, additional demonstrations on the hour starting at noon on weekends)
When: Saturday, 5pm

$5 Games of Laser Tag | Laser City Edmonton
Is there any better way to run off your energy than a game of laser tag? Nope. There’s not. It gets even better when the games of laser tag are only five bucks. Until school goes back, you can get five dollar games of tag to celebrate winter break, just call Laser City and check

Hit up the Toboggan Hill | Around Edmonton
There are plenty of places to toboggan in Edmonton. Hit up one of our favourite hills and spend time this weekend doing a fun, and free, activity around Edmonton.