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Cheapies & Freebies

Having kids can get expensive but having fun with kids does not have to be. Many of the other pages include activities that can be done for free but this page is dedicated for those special deals that come along every once in awhile.

Please note that these deals are subject to change without notice. We encourage you to call the facility before you head out on your fun activities!

Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekends


If you’ve been thinking about trying out fishing and have yet to take the plunge, why not try out the sport during one of Alberta’s Free Family Fishing Weekends? These weekends happen twice a year (February and July) and allow Albertans and visitors alike to fish without a licence. Keep in mind that all other fishing regulations still […]

Chinese New Year Carnival


Celebrate the Year of the Sheep in the heart of Calgary’s Chinatown. Enjoy programs and performances of traditional Dragon and Lion Dance, festival music and dance, martial art demonstration, vocal singing, folk art demonstration, festival food, games, artworks exhibition and an indoor bazaar of trade booths selling all sorts of gifts and festival items. Best of […]

FREE Fantastic Family Fair at Village Square LC

City of Calgary

Village Square Leisure Centre, in partnership with Aspen Hand in Hand Parent Link Centre, is bringing you a free night of fun with your family. There will be games, face painting, arts and crafts and entertainment. Fun for your whole family! The event is free; if you choose to use the pool or weight room during the same time, […]

FREE Public Family Day Swim

City of Calgary free Family Day Swim

Swim for free at one of 6 City of Calgary pools on Family Day! The following pools will all be offering free swiming from 1 pm to 2:30 pm and 3 pm to 4:30 pm on February 16: Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre (SE) Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre (SW) Glenmore Aquatic Centre (SW) Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre (NE) […]

FREE Public Family Day Skate

Village Square Free Family Skate Night

Skate for free at a number of City of Calgary Arenas on Family Day! The following arenas will be offering free skating from 1 to 2:30 pm on February 16th: Ed Whalen and Joseph Kryczka Arenas (SW) Ernie Starr Arena (SE) Frank McCool Arena (SE) Murray Copot Arena (NW) Optimist and George Blundun Arenas (SW) Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon Arenas (SW) […]

Valentine’s Crafts and Cookies – FREE

City of Calgary

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with a free craft and cookie session at the Southland Leisure Centre. All ages are welcome to attend and there are two drop-in times available. Valentine’s Crafts and Cookies Details: When: February 10, 2015 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am and 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: Southland Leisure Centre Address: […]

FREE Family Skate Night

Village Square Free Family Skate Night

Village Square Leisure Centre is hosting a free family skate on February 9th. Bring your own skates and helmet (there will some loaners available on a first-come-first-served basis) and enjoy an evening of free skating and other family activities. Free Family Skate Night Event Details: When: February 9, 2015 Time: 7 – 8:30 pm Where: […]

Parent and Tot Swim at Trico Centre

Trico Centre

If you have children aged 2-6, take advantage of Trico Centres’ Parent and Tot Swim. For $6/adult and $1/child, you can swim to your heart’s content. Get your younger children used to being in water, give the older children an opportunity to improve on their skills and just spend some time together being active and […]

Early Bird Swim at Trico Centre

Trico Centre

Early on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, take advantage of 50% off your admission rate at the Trico Centre. Take the whole family or enjoy a solo swim. Early Bird Swim at Trico Centre Event Details: When: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays Time: 6:30 – 8:00 am Where: Trico Centre for Family Wellness Address: 11150 Bonaventure […]

Last Hour Swim at Trico Centre

Trico Centre

Looking to run off the last of their energy? Looking for a fun and affordable activity to do as a family? Then head on down to Trico Centre for their Last Hour Swim. Last Hour Swim at Trico Centre Event Details: When: Monday-Thursday (8:30 – 9:30 pm), and Saturday (8 – 9 pm) Where: Trico Centre Address: […]