Brantford Activities & Events


View details on Brantford Parks & Recreation Spring/Summer activities, swim lessons and programs in their Leisure Activities Guide or call 519-756-1500. Register online for all programs with a barcode by visiting

Special Events

Recreational Skating - Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (Brantford)
Adult Shinny (18+)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
12:00-1:20pm (until September 29)

Stick n' Puck (5 and under)
(Begins October 1)
Monday 10:30-11:30 am & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Adult Only Skate (18+)
(Begins October 1)
Tuesday & Thursdays 1:00-2:30pm
Parent & Tot Skate (5 and under)
(Begins October 1)
Tuesday & Thursday 2:45-3:50pm
Public Skating (all ages)
(Begins October 1)
Saturday 3:30-5:30pm & Sunday 5:30-7:30pm

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Learn more about recreational swim schedules offered.
Toonie Tuesday Swims
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Every Tuesday
Youth Underwater Rugby
Participants must be comfortable in deep water and must be able to swim 25m and do surface support for two minutes. Program is designed to introduce youth to the sport of underwater rugby with a focus on safe and fun learning.
Location: Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Date and Time: Thursdays 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: Free with paid admission.

Adult Underwater Rugby

Mask, fins & snorkel are recommended but available upon request.
Every Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. For more information contact Tom 905-648-1560.

Kris Kringle Christmas Shopping (6-12 years)

Register your child at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for a night out to yourselves! Program includes pizza, crafts, gym time and swim. Program runs 5-9pm for $15/child. Register online at
  • Friday, September 16
  • Friday, October 21
  • Friday, November 18
Spooky Splash & Bash (7-12 years)

Get ready for Halloween by partying with us at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Join us for a dance party, Halloween activities and tricks and treats followed by a splash in the pool!
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: $15/child
Info: Register online
Holly Jolly Christmas Party (7-12 years)

Celebrate the holiday season with us. Participate in holly jolly games and activities and create a craft or two. Finish off the party with a splash in the pool at the Gretzky Centre.
Date: Saturday, December 10
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: $15/child
Info: Register online
Splash & Fun (ages 7-12 years)

Energetic games and activities in the new gymnasium. Create your own craft or participate in some of the special events. Every evening finishes off with a splash in the pool. Meet in the gym at 6pm. 
Location: Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Cost: 10 visits $45 or $5.25/1 visit
Time: 6-8:30pm
Dates: Program runs every Thursday beginning October 20

Children's Programs
Halloween Fun (2-6 years)
Ghosts and goblins and skeletons...oh my! Let's make and take some Hallween crafts home and enjoy a treat. Wear your costume so we can parade around the building. For parents and children.
Location: Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, Brantford
Time: 2-3pm
Register online
Junior Kids Night Out (4-6 years)
Games, crafts, songs and sports are all part of this exciting evening planned. Don't forget your running shoes! 
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre, Brantford
Date: Tuesday, September 20
Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Cost: $3/1 visit or $25.50/10 visits
All sorts of Sports (6-12 years)
Try out different sports and games like basketball, soccer, tchouckball, dodgeball and volleyball to name a few. Bring your running shoes! Register online
Date: Monday's beginning October 17
Location: St. Basil School
Time: 6:15-8:15pm
Cost: $3/1 visit or $25.50/10 visits
Floor Hockey Fridays
Date: Fridays (ages 6-9) from 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm (ages 9-13)
Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre
Cost: $3/1 visit or $25.50/10 visits
Sportsrageous (6-12 years)
Learn a variety of sports and games!
Location: Woodman Park Community Centre
Date: Thursdays (ongoing)
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: $3/person or $25.50/10 visits
Halloween Treats and Tricks (6-12 years)
Make Gnarly Fingers, Zombie Eyeballs and Floating Hands to name a few! Pre-registration required by October 17 at 4:30pm. Register online
Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre
Cost: $10/person
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 1-3pm
Halloween Geocache Activities (all ages)
Experience this high tech adventure using a GPS to find hidden caches led by Shelley from Geocaching Unlimited. Parents must remain with their children. Come dressed for the occasion. Register online
Location: T.B.Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, Brantford
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 1-3pm
Cost: FREE
Snow Buddies Program (ages 12+)
If you like to help, have access to a computer and interested in earning some extra income and earn volunteer hours for school then call today! It includes training in customer service, safety tips and more! 519-756-3261 x5569 or email
Youth Programs
Woodman Crew Card
Join the Woodman Crew with a yearly youth membership at Woodman Park Community Centre.  For ages 12-17yrs, there are new programs and activities for everyone to try!  Memberships are available for $5 per year.  Drop-in for non members $3/visit

W Lounge - Woodman Park Community Centre (491 Grey Street, Brantford)
At the W Lounge you can access the Smart Board, iPads, Xbox One and games such as air hockey, ping pong and more! Get caught up on homework, bring a friend & hangout in a fun, safe environment. Access for ages 12-17 only. Call 519-752-0890 x5079 for more information.
For more information call 519-752-0890 x5579.

Adult Programs - 18+

Basketball - all skill levels are welcome
Fridays- 7:00-9:00pm
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre
$5.50/drop-in or $46.80/10 visit punch card

- check out this tennis like sport played on a badminton sized court

Mondays 9:00-11:30am - Beginner
Mondays 6-8pm - Intermediate & advanced
Tuesdays 9:00-11:00am Intermediate & advanced & 11:00-1:00pm All levels
Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am Beginner and 11:00 am-1:00 pm All levels
Fridays: 9:00-10:00 am beginner, 10:00-11:00am all levels and 11:00am-12noon advanced
Sundays: 6:00-8:00pm beginner to advanced and family
Location: Doug Snooks/Eagle Place Community Centre
$5.50 Adult, Youth $3 drop-in OR $46.80 Adult, Youth $25.50 10 visit punch card
Badminton - co-ed, all skill levels welcome
Mondays 9:30-11:30am at Woodman Park Community Centre
Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm at Branlyn Community Centre
Cost: $46.80/10 visits or $5.50/1 visit

Seniors Programs

Beckett Adult Leisure Centre Programs
Seniors Fitness

Learn more about what is being offered at the facility online. Lots of fitness programs, group activities, crafts, workshops and so much more!


Indoor Track - Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (Brantford)
This indoor track is designed for all types of walkers and runners from rec to pro!  This track is FREE of charge to users during public use hours.  All users must have clean footware and stroller wheels and must adhere to the track protocol. 
Hours: (beginning October 1)
Monday & Wednesday 6am-6pm & 8-11pm

Monday & Wednesday 6-8pm for team training only. Call to book ahead ($29/2 hours) 519-756-9900 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday  6am-11pm

*Please note the track may be closed on holidays and due to ticketed events. Learn more online.


If your organization/business/group has a FREE or low-cost event or program that promotes physical activity, Active Grand would love to list it here! Simply email Active Grand the details.

Arnold Anderson Sport Fund
would your child/youth like to sign up for a sports program but the financial commitment is beyond your means?  The Arnold Anderson Sport Fund is here to help!  Click here for more information.

Shellard Neighbourhood Association - Brantford
Adult Badminton Club (16+)
Location: St.Gabriel School (14 Flanders Drive, Brantford)
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Days: Fridays until May 26
Cost: $5/visit or $100/season
Details: Bring your own racket and shuttle. Contact or call 519-209-3149 for details.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery - Brantford
Monster Mash Dance Party - Saturday, October 29 - 1-3pm

Join in the fun and a Monster Mash dance party. Halloween art activities, tricks and treats. Dress in your best Halloween evening costume. Admission $2/child
Harmony Square - Brantford
Parade After Party - Saturday, November 26
  • Santa Claus parade at 6pm
  • free photos with Mr & Mrs. Claus
  • Meet the Grinch & Cindy Lou Who
  • Christmas tree lighting
  • Live entertainment
  • Live music
  • Facepainting
  • Beaver Tails (additional fee)
  • Ruellands Stuff N'Bears (additional fee)
Bell Homestead
Learn more about the Bell Homestead tours and rates online.
Hallowe'en Fun Fair - Sunday, October 23 12-3pm
A family-friendly old fashioned penny carnival. Come in costume or just as you are to play spooktacular games, have your face painted or fortune told, or take a pony and wagon ride. Free admission, but bring your loose change to play!
Melville House by Moonlight Christmas Celebration - Saturday, December 3 & 10 5-8pm
Awaken your holiday spirit with an evening tour of the Bell's 1870s home, decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas. Take a tour amid the glow of candles and oil lamps, enjoy live music of the season and fresh baking from Mrs. Bell's 1880 woodstove. Admission by donation.

Check out the OEYC:Brant Calendar for more activities

Ontario Early Years Centre: Brant presents:
Mothers in Motion - Free Monthly Activities

Visit for more information!


Free Drop-In Yoga
Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore with Free Drop-in Yoga.  See Flyer for more information.
Date: Mondays ongoing
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Community Room B - Grand River Community Health Centre

Easy Fit
Get active and come try Easy Fit!  Join Easy Fit to help you achieve greater strenght, balance and power.  See Flyer for more information.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 1:00-1:45 pm
Location: Coomumity Room B - Grant River Community Health Centre

Come Get FITspired Tonight

At ZUMBA & with Line Dancing - Experience The Fitness Revolution SHAPING UP BRANTFORD!!! One Hour Sweat-Fest Of Latino Music Dance Moves In A Party Like Atmosphere With A Brilliant Group Of Maniacs Who LOVE To Move AND Shake Their Assets!!!
Alos come and get moving at Line Dancing two nights a week!
Classes are led by Certified Zumba & Dance Fitness Instructor
Joan Minnery.  All Ages. Everyone Welcome. Please bring comfy clothing, water bottle and SMILES!
Mondays: St. Mary’s Church, 133 Murray St. 7:00pm-8:00pm
St. Basil’s Church, 50 Palace St. 7:00pm-8:00pm
St. Mary’s Church, 133 Murray St. 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Cost: $2/person
For more information please contact Joan Minnery: 519-752-1694 / 519-771-5687 FITabulous fun filled workout to FITastic tunes!!!