Woodside on Weekends
A young family playing croquet at Woodside © Parks Canada
Weekend Demonstration Schedule
Come to Woodside and enjoy captivating activities, each weekend we feature a unique game, craft or culinary delight.
Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23
Learn the basics of embroidery and other handicrafts. Materials will be supplied.
Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30
Enjoy all things pumpkin! Help us carve “punkies” out of turnips, squashes and gourds, then sample toasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin spice cookies.
Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6
Join us as we demonstrate historic canning and preserving methods.
Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13
Discover the science behind optical illusion toys and make your very own thaumatrope.
Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20
Sample John King’s homemade ginger beer and learn how to make it.
Saturday, November 26 & Sunday, November 27
Gather around the kitchen table as we assemble clove and orange ornamental pomanders.
Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4
From shortbread to pfeffernusse, discover the popular Christmas cookies of 1890s Berlin and sample some along the way!
Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
Learn how to make all manner of handmade Christmas decorations using natural and edible materials – including cornucopias, Christmas crackers, popcorn garlands and cookie ornaments.
Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18
Gather in the parlour for a special interpretive talk about traditional Victorian Christmas music and carols.