If you’re wondering how to make Canadian history interesting for your kids, one of the best ways is to encourage them to go back in time – or, at least pretend to. This weekend, Black Creek Pioneer Village hosts its 54th annual Pioneer Festival, promising activities like horse drawn cart rides, a spelling bee in the old school house, and a chance to try such pioneer skills as butter churning and candle dipping. Not only is Black Creek Pioneer Village a great historic and educational resource for the family, it can be good for you, too: if your kids find it hard to believe that they can’t have an Ipad for Christmas, get them to try writing lines with an old slate and chalk; they’ll thank their lucky stars for HB pencils.
Next weekend, the Black Creek Brewery at Black Creek Pioneer Village hosts Brewsfest, celebrating Ontario’s craft brewers. You can enjoy free samples of the Black Creek Brewery’s own beers, live music, and exhibits and demonstrations at the brewery. Billed as a family-friendly event, tickets are available here.