Fall is nearly here in the Fraser Valley and while this fall will be a little different, there are plenty of fun, safe, socially distanced kids’ activities that the whole family will enjoy. To help give you ideas for keeping kids entertained over the next few months, the team here at Aura Orthodontics is sharing some of our favorite fall activities for kids in Abbotsford, Surrey and Langley, BC.
1. Get Your Hands Dirty at a Releaf Tree Planting Event
Various Locations, Surrey, BC – Volunteering to plant trees and shrubs is a great kids’ activity in Surrey, BC. Not only will it help grow Surrey’s urban forest, it teaches kids about biodiversity and the importance of creating habitats for animals. The rain-or-shine events include shade tree planting and forest enhancement planting all around Surrey on a variety of dates. Participants will be spaced out appropriately and the City of Surrey will provide all tools and training. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Check out the dates and locations and register here.
2. Admire the Fall Foliage at Green Timbers Urban Forest
14600 Block of 100 Avenue, Surrey, BC – Green Timbers Urban Forest has over 10 kilometres of nature trails, making social distancing a breeze. It also happens to be one of the best places to see the spectacular fall leaves in Surrey. Round up the family and head out on the trails. Kids can enjoy nature and burn off any excess energy all while taking in the stunning colors of fall in BC.
3. Connect and Learn During Online Youth Nights – Virtual, Surrey, BC
Online Youth Nights are a series of Surrey, BC activities for teens designed to help youth between 12 and 22 learn new skills and connect with friends while social distancing at home. The free events are held on Thursdays through October 1 at 7pm in Microsoft Teams. Up next: “Generating Your Own Happiness” (Thursday, September 10) and “Band-Aid – Music and the Expression of Emotion with Sami Ghawi from FUSIONpresents” (September 17). Register and see the full schedule here.
4. Visit the Pumpkin Patch at Aldor Acres Farm – 24990 84th Ave, Langley, BC
Visiting pumpkin patches is always among the most popular fall activities for kids in the Fraser Valley. The beloved Aldor Acres pumpkin patch in Langley, BC will be open daily this year from 9am to 5pm starting on September 19 and running through October 31. The farm will be following provincial COVID-19 guidelines to keep guests and staff safe.
5. Go on a Safarmi Drive-Through Animal Tour at Eagle Acres Dairy & Pumpkin Patch – 8796 240 Street, Langley, BC
Eagle Acres thought up a brilliant COVID-friendly family activity in Langley. The farm is hosting “Safarmi” (safari + farm) drive-throughs where you stay in your car and drive through the farm, looping past the animals, the pumpkin patch, a fish-filled pond and even the main dairy barn. The cost is $10 per car. You can see the schedule here.
6. Soak Up Fall at Taves Family Farms Applebarn – 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Taves Family Farms Applebarn is one of the best destinations for kids’ activities in Abbotsford, BC. Starting in late summer and through fall, you can pick apples, check out the sunflower and pumpkin patches, enjoy cold-pressed apple cider and say hi to the goats. Be sure to read their COVID-19 guidelines before you head to the farm.
7. Schedule a Tour at EcoDairy Farm Discovery Centre – 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
In partnership with Science World, this Abbotsford dairy farm gives families an authentic farm experience and shows kids where their food comes from. You can schedule a tour for your family to meet cows face to face, see the robotic milker in action, engage in educational activities and enjoy the farm fresh air.
These are just some of the many socially distanced kids’ activities in Abbotsford, Surrey and Langley to try this fall. If, in between all of the fun, you’re interested in learning more about our Fraser Valley Invisalign or braces options for you or your child, schedule an in-person or virtual consultation at Aura Orthodontics.