guide to activities
in Downtown Guelph!
2019 march 11-15
movies • skating • pottery • art • games & more!
+Kids eat free at participating restaurants!*
Kids eat free*
at participating restaurants from March 11-15th 1
Baker Street Station
8 Douglas St
One free kids meal with the purchase of a main course item.
Free Fresh Baked Cookie with purchase of any drink.
33 Quebec St
One kid eats free with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Kids receive a free “kids smoothie” with purchase of a 16oz smoothie or any juice
Boon Burger 23 Quebec St
Free treat bag with every purchase of $5 or more. 13
One free kids meal with purchase of regular priced burger.
Kids get a free sandwich or soup and dessert with the purchase of an adult entrée.
44 Macdonell St
Free kids grilled cheese sandwich with the purchase of an adult meal. 7
One free kids menu meal with a purchase of an adult entrée.
One kid eats free with the purchase of an adult entrée. 15
Make a $10 Donation to KidsAbility and receive a free kid’s meal. 16
My Thai 80 Macdonell St
One kid eats free with a purchase of an adult entrée.
Vienna 28 Macdonell St
Kids eat free blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes with purchase of a regular priced adult meal.
37 Quebec St
The Wooly 176a Woolwich St
Miijidaa Make a $10 Donation to KidsAbility and receive a free kid’s meal.
The Western 72 Macdonell St
Diana Downtown 141 Wyndham St N
Cornerstone 1 Wyndham St N
The Augusta Louise Café & Bistro 106 Carden St
Breezy Corners One kid eats free with the purchase of an adult entrée and beverage.
Sweet! 22 Carden St
One kid eats free with the purchase of a regular adult meal.
ReFresh Juice Co.
90 Macdonell St
51 Cork St E
Red Brick Café
76 Baker Street
Wimpy’s 25 Wyndham St N
One kid eats free with the purchase of an adult meal (over $10.99) & purchase kids drink (valid Mon-Fri till 4pm)
* Kids must be 12 or under to qualify and each restaurant has its own special offer. Taxes and gratuities not included.
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117 Wyndham St N mykittycafeguelph.com Monday to Friday: Entry to the café just $2 (18 and under).
My Kitty Café
Old Quebec Street Shoppes
No ‘purrchase’ necessary.
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Family matinees Presented by the Guelph Film Festival.
The Bookshelf 41 Quebec St • bookshelf.ca All seats $8
Monday 1pm Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Tuesday 1pm Smallfoot
Wednesday 1pm Paddington 2
Thrusday 1pm A Dog’s Way Home
Friday 1pm The Kid Who Would Be King
Free skating! Market Square 1 Carden Street • guelph.ca/marketsquare Skate on the rink between 10am and 10pm (weather dependent). See website for rink updates.
Events at the museum Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street • guelphmuseums.ca Daily activities, with special guests and museum programming team, weekdays at 11am and 1pm.
Monday An interactive workshop on the Two Row Wampum with Elizabeth Doxtater
Tuesday Science Day with the Physics Department, University of Guelph
Wednesday Mini Me Puppets
Thursday Wacky Water with the City of Guelph Water Works Conservation Team
Friday Time Travellers
Free skate at the Sleeman Centre Old Quebec Street Shoppes • thesleemancentre.com Join us on Wednesday, March 13th from 1pm – 4pm for a free skate!
Fun & games downtown! Fantescapes presents The Dragon Old Quebec Street Shoppes dragonguelph.com Wednesday 3pm – 6pm
Pokémon League (free). Learn how to play or duel with other trainers. Friday 3pm – 6pm
Magic Juniors (free). Learn to play Magic and duel against other beginners.
The Boardroom Games Café 99 Wyndham St N theboardroomguelph.ca Tuesday to Thursday 6pm – 11pm Friday 6pm – 12am
Special March Break offer: no cover charge for kids 13 and under (and only $5 per person for anyone over 14!). Enjoy snacks and light refreshments as you choose from over 500 games during your unlimited stay.
121 Wyndham St N fantescapes.com Apprentices Wanted! It has come to the attention of Fantescapes that there are elevated levels of magical ability in the Guelph community. In short - You Are Magic! It is our responsibility to seek out and test individuals, such as yourself, with these talents. You are therefore invited, this March Break, to put your wits to the test in a puzzle hunt! Get ready to set yourself on the path to discovering your true magical nature by seeking out hidden clues, and solving the puzzles throughout Downtown Guelph. If you are successful and complete the test, you will finally meet the personal magical guardian who will choose you based on your progress. Which of the 20 unique guardians will be sent to help you live the magical life? Visit our website to sign up (cost applies).
March Break 2019 in Downtown Guelph!
Events at the library
Guelph Public Lib
Tuesday, March 12th Mother Goose 10:30am – 12pm
Monday, March 11th The Mighty Monarch Butterfly 1pm – 2pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm
The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory will be at the library to inspire and educate children about the Monarch butterfly. Please register for one session only. Ages 6 to 12 years.*
This interactive storytime includes stories, songs and a simple craft. Playtime follows to give caregivers and children time to socialize! Ages birth to 5 years.
Bert’s Bubble Show 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Be amazed by Bert’s incredible bubble skills! See fantastic bubble tricks that will make everyone let out a ton of oohs and ahhs! This is one show that your kids won’t forget! Ages 3 to 12 years.
Teen Paint Party 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Paint a picture with our instruction as a guide. See how everyone will paint the same picture with their own twists. There’s no wrong way to paint it! Ages 13 to 19 years. Grades 7 to 12.
Art & pottery Children’s Art Factory 37 Yarmouth Street • thechildrensartfactory.com Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
The Children’s Art Factory is a drop-in art studio for children where collaboration with children is valued over instruction.
brary, Main Branch, 100 Norfolk St • guelphpl.ca
Wednesday, March 13th
Thursday, March 14th
Tech: Learn to Code
Erick Traplin Live
10am – 11:30am (6 to 9 years) 1pm – 2.30pm (9 to 12 years)
10:30am – 11:30am
Learn to code with the Codemobile! Join our Code Squad as you create a project from start to finish using the free online coding tool, Scratch. Ages 6 to 9 years.*
Intro to Dungeons & Dragons 12pm – 4pm
Have you heard of Dungeons and Dragons but are unsure of where to start or curious about it but don’t have a group to play with? Join us for an introductory campaign! Learn how to create your character from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. or join us at 1 p.m. to play with a pre-made character assigned to you! Ages 13 to 19 years. Grades 7 to 12.*
Dance and sing with Erick at this high energy, interactive and musical show filled with audience participation. You might even get a chance to help with the instruments and props that he brings along. All ages.
Teen Tech: Video Game Creation 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Learn how to create your own video game with help from one of our tech experts! The technology will be provided for you. All you need is some creativity! Ages 13 to 19 years. Grades 7 to 12.*
Friday March 15th Itty Bitty Storytime with Paw Patrol’s Chase 10:30am – 11:00am
Enjoy simple stories, finger plays, rhymes and songs with your little one. With special guest Chase from Paw Patrol. Ages birth to 5 years. *Register at guelphpl.ca
Play with Clay St George’s Square • playwithclayguelph.com Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 9pm • Sunday 9:30am – 6pm
An interactive open pottery studio, Play with Clay offers pottery painting alongside fresh clay building. Drop Ins welcome.