One of the best things about working as a Surrey orthodontist is the location. Metro Vancouver is an awesome place to live, work and play and there’s tons of stuff to do for the whole family. We thought we’d give parents a hand by compiling a few of our favorite family-friendly activities in Surrey and the surrounding areas. Considering summer weather is a few months away, we’ve even included some rainy day fun. Without further ado here is Aura Orthodontics’ guide to the best kids activities in Metro Vancouver:
Surrey – See a working honey farm in action. The farm boasts a Country Store where you can buy honeybee products and a Visitor Centre where you can watch live bees do their thing in a glass observation hive. They even feature beekeeping exhibits, kids’ activities, public tours and fun events throughout the year.
Multiple Locations – Participating theatres across BC offer Saturday morning family-friendly flicks for just $2.99 at 11 a.m. running January through the end of March. See a list of participating theatres here.
Surrey – Fiona’s is an awesome spot to bring babies, toddlers and preschoolers for a playdate. Caregivers can sit, visit with friends and enjoy a snack while watching the little ones learn and play with toys and safe play structures. The spot also hosts workshops, classes and activities. Attend a drop-in playtime or make a reservation.
Richmond – Between waterslides and a wave pool with interactive water play features for the kids and whirlpools for the adults, this aquatic center has it all under one roof.
Surrey Libraries – The various branches host this event. The library provides the LEGO bricks; you bring the creativity. The free (that’s right!) drop-in program is for kids of all ages. The schedule is available here.
Surrey – The Urban Safari Rescue Society rescues and takes care of exotic animals that are surrendered to them. They currently have almost 300 animals! Take a tour of the facility, meet the animals and learn all about the critters and the natural world.
Langley – This cool non-profit museum is dedicated to preserving, restoring and showcasing Canada’s aviation heritage. It’s open year-round and houses over 25 aircraft. It’s a hands-on museum and kids can even touch some of the planes.
North Vancouver – While there are an abundance of outdoor activities, parks, beaches and trails in the Metro Vancouver area, we like Grouse Mountain because there is something to do year-round. Start off with an adventure on the Skyride and grab a meal at the Peak Chalet. In warmer months, tire out your older kids on the Grouse Grind trail.
Burnaby – Shadbolt offers a multitude of classes, workshops, exhibits, performances and special events for all ages. There’s always something going on and it’s a great way to give the kids a dose of culture. It doesn’t hurt that the facility is located in beautiful surroundings.
North Vancouver – Meet and greet over 200 farm animals and birds, ride a pony, feed the bunnies and learn about all about the goats. Maplewood Farm is fun and educational for the whole family. From milking demonstrations to the annual Sheep Fair, kids won’t want to miss out on the excitement at the farm.