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Win a four pack of tickets on the Polar Express


The Polar Express

CONTEST IS CLOSED! Dianne Bell won!

Win a four pack of tickets worth $140 for your choice of six departures on the weekend of Nov 25 or 26th!
 
Come ride the Polar Express to visit Santa at the North Pole. A 50 minute train ride with cookies, hot chocolate and Carols and then a visit to our giant North Pole to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, write a letter to

Back to School, but Family Fun Events are still to be had!

Back to School

Summer Bucket List 2017

Summer Fun pic 

Go to UBC Botanical Gardens and check out the beautiful Tree Walk, currently there is a groupon, so hurry and buy it or look for a new deal if there is one!

Go for a Nature walk and see some birds, be sure to check out Serpentine Fen or the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary and bring some bird feed.

Check out the Alpine Experience and ride up Grouse Mountain.

Check out local parks, visit some in local neighbourhoods or go outside of your area, and check out some really cool parks, such as Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment  in Richmond, See the park and the fairy houses in Redwood Park in Surrey, Queenston Park in Coquitlam, Queens Park in New Westminster,  Lions Park in Port Coquitlam,  Stanley Park Playgrounds in Vancouver and the list goes on, do some research and have some fun!

Try Geocaching, so much fun searching for the location and getting outside is a bonus too!

Go across the Caplilano Bridge and go for a hike.

Rides and fun at the PNE  or Amusement park at Cultus, lots of fun! Check out Cultus Lake Adventure Park.

Check out some fun local farms such as Aldor Acres or Mann Farms , but check when they are open to the public next!

Check out Maplewood Farm  to see some animals.

Go check out the Greater Vancouver Zoo, make sure to check the feeding schedule before you go so you can see more animals, bring your scooter, inline skates or kids bikes to enjoy the fenced pathways or rent a family pedal bike!

Head to Wildplay in Maple Ridge, they have a younger kids area and older, fun for almost everyone! Ziplining is so much fun!

Head to the waterslides! Bridal falls, Cultus Lake and/or Tsawwassen waterslides now known as Big Splash Waterpark! Check Groupons or deal sites to see if there i a current deal online before you go!

Go to your local fish hatchery and learn all about fish!

Go to Kelowna and visit the Kangaroo Farm!

Rainy Day? Go explore Science World or the Aquarium.

Go jump on the jumbo pillow and get some Apple Cider at http://tavesfamilyfarms.com

Check out the FuntopiaWorld in Surrey, a place where you can climb like crazy and have a blast! Or check out a local climbing gym!

Go mini golfing at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford or Bear Creek Train in Surrey

Check out a free outdoor movie inyour neighbourhood: https://www.facebook.com/OutdoormoviesBC   or check out our events area for some too!

Visit the Suspension bridge at Cascade Falls in Mission or Lynn Canyon Park & Suspension Bridge.

Go to a local Farmer’s Market and meet the local farmers and artisans, some even have an activity for kids to do.

Check out the Richmond Night Markets, enjoy trying new foods, people watching or shopping

Bring Fish and Chips to the beach and enjoy the view or play in the sand.

Go camping!

Bike rides with the family, find some great bike paths!

Small hikes with the family especially to the waterfalls or a river to swim in.

Go fishing, children under 16 years old are required to obtain a license, however there is no fee.


Look for mini crabs under rocks, explore! Look for muscles, hermits, baby fish, sand dollars, possibly starfish and so much more! Bring a bucket to catch them in so you can learn more about them, but be sure to release before you go!

Go pottery painting at a local studio.


Learning through fun at Science World, so much fun to do there!


Head to Sunpeaks Resort, Whistler or Harrison Hot Springs for the weekend if you can!

Nature Hunt: Have a nature hunt, go to a local park and give the kids a list to find nature items (pick items that are not needed to be picked) to preserve the forest. For younger kids use pictures to help them find the items!

Berry Picking: Head to a Berry Farm and go picking! Check here or find a local farm, support local!

Go on the mini trains at Burnaby Confederation Park!

Go to Fort Langley and enjoy the little shops or go to the Fort Langley National Historic Site

Ride the Carousal and check out the old town in Burnaby Village Museum 

Try a horse riding lesson!

Build at a Home Depot Kid Workshop (runs once a month)

Go karting in Richmond 

Rainy Day? Make a fort, make popcorn and watch a family movie from the fort! Or head to the movie theatres, suggestions by the movie passes at Costco to save money and it includes food too!

Check out the shops, Kids Market and food and shops at Granville Island

Go to the Ice cream shop and enjoy every second! Or make your own ice cream with bananas, add vanilla if you would llike too, we do!
 
Beaches: Check out a local beach. Don’t let the summer get away from you and you haven’t been to the beach! Look for beach treasures, make a sand castle, splash in the water, look for crabs and enjoy the sun. Centennial Beach, Whonnack Beach, Pine Beach, Alouette Lake, Rolley Lake, Kitsilano Beach, Crescent Beach, Steveston Park, White Rock beach and more.

Visit a local outdoor wading pool or a water park. What kid doesn’t want to get wet and splash around on a hot day! Water parks have some great interactive water features and most wading pools have fun themes or water games to play as well. Check one out near you!

 

Of course last but not least be sure to visit www.kidsvancouver.com and go to one of the many events that are listed for the Lower Mainland.

There is so much more to do out there, just get out there and have FUN!


Make your family Bucket List wit your family:

Free Summer Bucket List printable click here!

 

 

 Summer Bucket list printable

 

Find Family Events Near You!

Family Events

Win a Family four pack of Tickets with the Day Out with Thomas!

Day Out with Thomas

CONTEST IS CLOSED, Tony Wu & his family of Vancouver Enjoyed a day out with Thomas!


Win a Family four pack of Tickets with the Day Out with Thomas, The Friendship Tour worth $100 with a choice of 15 departures over the five days. There are also 10 other on site fun activities for the kids to do in addition to the train ride! There are photos with Thomas at the station, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Bounncy castle, magician and musician performances, play on Thomas train tables, mini golf, craft tables, model railway display, tattoo station and more!

Day Out with Thomas is now on Sale!! Only two weekends!
May 20 to May 22 and May 27 to Sunday, May 28.


How to Enter?

We are giving away  (1 sets of Family tickets, 4 tickets for the winner)

1. Enter our contest form 

2. *In the comments box add why you want to win!


*Must be able to have your own transporation to the venue in Squamish

*Must be a resident of BC

*Contest ends May 15, 2017 at 8pm

The Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC! 2017

The all new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017, coming to Surrey, Vancouver & Abbotsford, May 5- 22 for 24 amazing shows under the  magnificent Big Top, will showcase an internationally renowned circus tradition that goes back to medieval times.   

2 for the Price of 1 Tickets. Just go to www.royalcanadiancircus.ca

Promo Code: kidsvancouver

 
The internationally renowned acts include the thrilling Flying Trapeze, Motor Cycle Cyclone,  Acrobatic Aerial Strap, beautiful Liberty Horses, Acrobats, Hula Hoops, world class Poodles, Motorcycle  Wheel of Destiny, Clowns and much more! (no exotic animals)        

Take the family and run away to the Circus for one day ... it’s simply SPECTAC!™ 2017

Win Tickets to BrickCan, the Largest Public Canadian LEGO Exhibition!

 BrickCan

CONTEST CLOSED!! Winners were emailed and are excited to go!
 
Amery Schultz of Merritt
 
&
 
Luke Teo Shih Tze of North Vancouver
 
Win Tickets to the largest public Canadian LEGO exhibition! We have tickets to give away to this years lego show. We will pick TWO winners who will win 4 tickets to the show that sold out last year!
 
Imagine if hundreds of adult LEGO® fans from all over the world converged in one location, and brought with them creations that they had spent countless hours working on. What if they set up and staged all these creations in a great venue, and invited you to come and see them? Well that is what BrickCan is all about. Visit http://www.brickcan.com for more information.
 
*One winner will win tickets for four to the Saturday, April 22 show at 9am and 
*2nd winner will win tickets for four to the Sunday, April 23 show at 9am.
 

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (2 sets of Family tickets, 4 tickets for each winner)

1. Enter our contest form *In the comments box add why you want to win!

*Must be able to have your own transporation to the venue in Richmond

*Must be a resident of BC

*Contest ends April 12, 2017 at 6pm

 ROYAL Canadian Family Circus

CONTEST IS CLOSED! Stacey D. of Surrey has won and is so excited!
Please check your email to see if you have won!

The all new Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2017, coming to Surrey, Vancouver & Abbotsford, May 5- 22 for 24 amazing shows under the  magnificent Big Top, will showcase an internationally renowned circus tradition that goes back to medieval times.   You can enter to win the kidsvancouver, “Run Away to the Circus Grand Prize”, or get 2 for the Price of 1 Tickets. Just go to www.royalcanadiancircus.ca Promo Code: kidsvancouver

You can win 8 VIP Ringside Seats for you and 7 guests! A VIP backstage Tour with you and your 7 guests to go behind the scences. Introduced as Honary Ringmaster at opening Ceremonies/photo op and go inside the motor cycle Globe of Destiny!
 
The internationally renowned acts include the thrilling Flying Trapeze, Motor Cycle Cyclone,  Acrobatic Aerial Strap, beautiful Liberty Horses, Acrobats, Hula Hoops, world class Poodles, Motorcycle  Wheel of Destiny, Clowns and much more! (no exotic animals)        

Take the family and run away to the Circus for one day ... it’s simply SPECTAC!™ 2017

• SURREY (CLOVERDALE RODEO & EXHIBITION GROUNDS),  May 5-7

• VANCOUVER (CONCORD PACIFIC PLACE),  MAY 12-14

• ABBOTSFORD (SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE),  MAY 19-22



HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (8 tickets total! )

1. Enter our contest form *In the comments box add why you want to win!

*Must be able to have your own transporation to the venue

*Must be a resident of BC

*Contest ends March 19, 2017 at 8pm


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