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
Bunny Hop Family Event
Special Events
Family Swims
Family & Friends Learn To Knit
Family & Friends Sit and Knit
Family Arts & Crafts
National Family Week
National Child Day
Family Canoeing
Family Archery
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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.

Paul Reynolds Community Centre
January 12 to June 7, 2020
Sundays
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $2 (under 6 months free)

Bunny Hop Family Event

Join us for exciting active fun as we hop, skip and jump the afternoon away with the Easter Bunny.

Paul Reynolds Community Centre
Sunday, March 29, 2020
1:30 to 3 p.m.
All Ages
Cost: Free

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 (six weeks of 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+ 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. 

Each Sit and Knit session takes place 7-9 p.m. at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre on:

  • Wednesday, February 12
  • Wednesday, March 11

                                         
Family Arts & Crafts

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

National Family Week
 
National Family Week is celebrated in 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 increase awareness and understanding of the rights of the child to ensure they reach their full potential. Celebrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their 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 are encouraging everyone to wear blue to bring awaresness to children's rights around the world. Watch the #GoBlue video and sign the petition on the UNIFCEF website to call on world leaders to acknowledge the rights of every child. Check out the activities on the Calendar of Events at www.stjohns.ca

Family Canoeing

Bring the whole family for a leisurely paddle. Instructors will provide basic instruction followed by a group paddle. All equipment is provided. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

Family Archery

Learn the basic skills of archery such as proper shooting procedures, how to aim, types of equipment and safety regulations. Along the way you will play games that reinforce those skills. All equipment is provided. Click here for more information including dates, times and to register.

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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.