7 Things To Do For The Long Weekend 2023

3 minute read
In this article:

    Long weekends are a cause for celebration — it’s the perfect time to enjoy quality time together as a family. Whether you enjoy the cold or prefer to hunker down indoors, finding a fun family activity can be challenging with different preferences.

    To help you make the most of your long weekend, we asked the Willful team to share their best Long Weekend activity ideas:

    1. Trivia Night

    Flex your knowledge and gather your family for a night of trivia. You can set up your own game or find an online game to keep everyone on their toes.

    For trivia nights, we love Kahoot. Kahoot has crowdsourced trivia games on pretty much every topic. So whether your family is into movies, music, or food, you can easily pick a pre-made trivia game. Also, Kahoot allows family members to play virtually from their smartphone, and it makes it a seamless process.

    - Erin, CEO

    2. Cook And Share A Meal With Loved Ones

    Staying indoors to share a meal is a great way to spend a few hours away from the cold. Whether you’re buying takeout or cooking up a family meal, you can’t go wrong with quality time spent with loved ones.

    My cousin and our family like to plan a ‘Second Thanksgiving’, where we all get together and enjoy a meal together in the middle of the cold winter. We laugh, eat good food and enjoy each other’s company!

    - Rogan, Customer Support

    3. Go Skating

    Getting through the winter blues helps if you can find outdoor activities to enjoy! Whether it’s skating, skiing or going on a winter walk, spending time outdoors with loved ones can help change up the scenery if you're feeling a little stir-crazy at home. End with a cozy cup of hot chocolate!

    There are a few rinks near where I live, so it’s a very accessible activity to do for a few hours! And if you have your own pair of skates, it’s even better since it’s a free activity!

    - Jessica, Marketing

    4. Join A Community Event

    Your local community centre might have a few family-related activities for you and your kiddos.

    My family and I will be attending a community-run Family Fun Soccer Day event for the kids. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon with family and new friends!

    - Evangelos, Software Developer

    5. Host A Great Family Baking Challenge

    Baking — with a twist! Pick a baking category (ie. bread, cupcakes, cookies) and let everyone make it their own. While there may be a winner, there’s no losing when tasty treats are involved.

    There are so many ways to make baking fun and competitive. You can basically make your own rules. If you’re baking with your immediate family, make sure to leave time for a taste test! If you’re doing this virtually, try something you can judge visually like cookie decorating!

    - Amanda, Marketing

    6. Have A Board Game Night

    Game nights are a winter stay-at-home classic. To keep it interesting, try a game you’ve never played or pick something you can play virtually!

    My family and I play board games or cards whenever we have long periods of family time. We have a lot of fun playing it as a family although we are all very competitive. Try a digital game like Settlers of Catan!

    - Matt, CTO

    7. Go For Brunch

    Pancakes, coffee and good company sound like the perfect weekend morning. Not into brunch? Invite your friends and family out to try a new restaurant or cuisine to change up your weekend.

    My friends and I love to try new restaurants around Toronto! It’s a great way to spend quality time together while enjoying delicious food. Brunch also helps switch up our usual dinner routine!

    - Kassie, Partnerships

    Bonus: Make Your Wills

    OK fine — this might not be as exciting as our other ideas, but it really IS a perfect long weekend activity. This long weekend is all about family, and taking a couple hours to finalize your wishes is the best way to ensure your loved ones are protected!

    Plus, you don’t need to do it alone. We’re here to guide you all the way through. Start for free today→

    Calculator →

    Willful vs. using a lawyer

    See how much you can save by choosing Willful

    What province do you live in?

    Willful vs. using a lawyer

    Do you want to create a will or a will and power of attorney documents?
    Do you want to create a will or a notarial will?
    Will only

    Will and Powers of Attorney

    Notarial will


    Willful vs. using a lawyer

    Besides yourself, how many additional family members need to create their will?

    Willful vs. using a lawyer

    Try the app now:

    Start for free

    Sign up to receive feature updates

    Thank you! Your submission has been received!
    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

    Sign up to receive helpful estate planning resources right to your inbox

    Thank you! Your submission has been received!
    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

    Sign up to event

    Thank you! Your submission has been received!
    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
    The Canadian Cancer Society is Willful’s Featured Charity for May
    Willful partners with Scotiabank to make estate planning easier for Canadians
    10 Things Estate Lawyers Want You to Know About Making a Will

    Get peace of mind for you and your family by
    creating your will today.