Celebrate winter! From outdoor to indoor fun, here are some ideas for you and your friends & family for this season in London. Experience London’s winter attractions for yourself to understand why it inspires such passion from locals and visitors alike.
Storybook Gardens skate trail is open! The 250 metre long refrigerated trail winds its way through the front half of Storybook Gardens, right next to the miniature playhouses in Storybook Village. The trees and buildings are decorated for the holidays, hot chocolate and Beavertail pastries are available at the concession during your visit. Skate rentals are available. Click here to learn more about the hours and fees.
Head downtown to Victoria Park for some free public skating throughout the winter season daily from 10 AM to 10 PM with one-hour closing for ice resurfacing from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Skate rentals are available. Learn more.
Victoria Park - Winter Wonderland Event
Grab your skates and make your way downtown to the Covent Garden Market rink! Enjoy free public skating daily from 11 AM - 6 PM, weather permitting. Learn More. Warm up from the cold with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate inside of the Market! Click here for market hours.
Covent Garden Market
Experience an old London winter tradition in a new way this year! Boler Mountain, Canada’s southernmost ski hill, has officially opened their new chalet. This state of the art facility is designed to provide an enhanced year round guest experience including incredible views of the slopes and trails. Day tickets and prices are available here for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Learn More. Looking for another exciting winter activity? Try Boler Mountain's Tube Park - featuring 3 tube runs that are 10 stories high where you can achieve speeds up to 70km/hr!
It may not be a warm beach destination, but it will get your blood pumping! If puzzles and games are your thing, then you need to experience one of London’s many escape rooms. Located in the heart of downtown London, you will find Exodus London Escape Rooms, Mystery Escape Rooms, & Trapdoor London Escape Rooms. Will you accept the challenge and be able to escape before time runs out?!
Exodus London Escape Rooms
Enjoy some on-the-water-fun this winter right here in the city! LondonSUP is offering SUP Yoga (ages 14+) and SUP Lessons (ages 7+) from now until May at the City of London indoor pools. Practice your standup paddle boarding skills or take the extra challenge of working out your core with their unique yoga classes. Bring out your inner Yogi and take your yoga to the water. Classes can be booked in person at the Spectrum office, by calling 519-661-5575 or online here (search for “Standup Paddle Boarding” in the advance search).
Take your frustration out on winter, one throw at a time. BATL, Backyard Axe Throwing League, is the perfect way to settle that Christmas dinner argument through either a private group booking (advance booking required) or through their informal axe throwing practice and instruction. Get your friends and family together and earn those bragging rights!
If you need something a little less sharp and just as extreme, check out The Hood Archery Games located close to White Oaks Mall. Imagine laser tag or paintball combined with the rules of dodge ball… I.N.T.E.N.S.E! Get equipped with bows and foam tipped arrows as you face off and battle each other in a number of different game modes. Ages 10+.
The Hood Archery Games
See Canadian comedians perform and laugh the night away at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club located at the Western Fair District. If you know someone that has those “awesome” dad jokes, convince them to sign up for Amateur Nights, the last Wednesday of every month. Ages 19+.
Yuk Yuks Comedy Club
There is always something fun and exciting happening in London. Click here to see a detailed list or check out some staff picks below.
Observe, learn and experience the stars of our galaxy! Visit the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory at the Western University during one of their public nights for the opportunity to view the skies through telescopes and ask questions to the astronomers. There is nothing like seeing these wonders with your own eyes! Learn More.
The show brings an enticing mix of local restaurants, wineries, craft beers, spirits and pairs them with tasting seminars, live entertainment and stage presentations with industry experts, and celebrity chefs. Learn More.
Southwestern Ontario's biggest home show, with exhibitors and booths focusing on home improvement, new construction, lifestyle products and services. Learn More.
Note: All outdoor activities are weather permitting. Correct at the time of publicizing.
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