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Our picks for fun with your family this weekend.

Photo via High Park Nature Centre


Celebrate 90 years of the Royal Winter FairAnimal lovers can get up close with animals at the Horse Show and Agricultural Fair. Horses don’t do it for them? See the goats, bunnies and llamas at the Agricultural Fair. The Family Fun Zone is laid out here on the hour.

(Fri, Nov. 2-11, Exhibition Place, 416-263-3400, $14/child, $16/adult) 


Talk trees at High Park Nature Centre’s Tree Discovery Family Nature WalkThis guided walk will invite explorers to look at trees differently. Learn how to identify them by bark feel, look and smell, and find out how they survive all winter long.

(Sat, Nov. 3, 1-3 p.m. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr., $2 or PWYC)


Be an author at Power Plant’s “Recreating News” workshopGot a tween who’s motto is “question authority?” Here’s a workshop to exercise their media literacy skills. In the same vein as Omer Fast’s doc CNN Concatenated, participants create a fictional news event by collaging found text and images from print media (newspapers and magazines!) and then discuss it.

(Sun, Nov. 4, 3-5 p.m., Power Plant Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4949. Kids 10-15. FREE)  

Get lively at Harbourfront Centre’s Day of the DeadThe Mexican holiday is a time for families to come together to acknowledge death and celebrate life. Authentic mariachi tunes, some of the secrets to Mexican cooking and sugar art.

(Sat, Nov. 3-4, 12-6 p.m., Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto,  416-973-4000, FREE)

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