Five Labour Day Family Activities

Labour Day might mark the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the end of the season with a bang! To help you enjoy your day off, we’ve put together a list of fun activities you can do with your family. Whatever you do, be sure to have fun with your three-day weekend!


1. Have a Picnic

What better way to close out the summer than spending the day enjoying the outdoors? Take advantage of your day off by packing a lunch and heading to a nearby park with your family. Remember to bring along fun activities like Frisbees and board games! And if the weather doesn’t cooperate, there’s no need to give up — spread a blanket on your living room floor and have a picnic inside!


2. Do Some Arts and Crafts

You don’t have to head anywhere at all to have a blast with your family this Labour Day. Before the day off, look around your house to see what arts and crafts supplies you have and plan a day of artistry. You can set a theme or let your kids experiment with their own projects, but be sure to let everyone show off their pieces at the end of the day!


3. Go on a Hike

Labour Day is a great time to explore the outdoors with your family! Check online to see what trails are near you and head out for a beautiful day in the wilderness. For a fun activity, take some pictures of the trees as you hike. If you return to the same spot later in the fall, you can compare the trees as their leaves change colour.


4. Go to a Fair or Festival

Across the country, dozens of festivals and fairs take advantage of the long weekend to attract visitors. Take a look online to see what’s going on near where you live. Fun options you might have include food festivals, cultural fairs and outdoor concerts.


5. Go Swimming

With summer ending, there might not be too many days left to spend at the pool or the beach! Pack along your swimsuits and towels and head to the water for a day of fun. Remember to pack along some snacks to avoid high prices at pool or beach concessions. And don’t forget your sunscreen — cooler temperatures don’t mean you can’t get burned!