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There are loads of summer outdoor movies and concerts in Vancouver, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t shout out the live theatre going on around town. Here are three big-kid friendly productions happening in spectacular settings outside or in the big tent. Get ocean views at Rob Basford Park on Granville Island and Bard…

The sweet melodies of summer arrive to local plazas, parks and squares come July. Pack a picnic, dine at the food truck or just hang out listening to live free music while the kids dance (or run wild!). Free outdoor summer concerts in Vancouver Musical Nooners on the CBC Plaza CBC’s popular Musical Nooners are…

We hear it a lot. My kids are sports kids. My kids are too active for the arts. We don’t have time for the art classes. But the arts aren’t a frill; they help children develop critical life skills such as patience, perseverance, creative and critical thinking, focus and confidence, just to name a few….

Guest post by Jessica Wright. If you haven’t heard of Vancouver Performing Stars (VPS), it is time you learned about the amazing performing arts programming they offer for kids aged 2-16. Whether you have a tiny ballerina, a youthful hip-hop artist or a yogi in training, children can hone their skills in the multiple classes…

Looking for an extra special outing for the family on a blustery, wet weekend? Take them to the theatre for a magical  family friendly theatrical production of Sleeping Beauty Dreams. This Mexican style take on the famous fairy tale features gorgeous wooden marionettes and hand-made puppets and tackles some universal and topical themes around independence,…

Free art workshops just for families? In Vancouver? Impossible! Well, did you know there’s a gallery devoted exclusively to kids art in downtown Vancouver? The ArtStarts Gallery showcases artwork created by children together with professional artists and installed in a professional gallery setting. Not only is the gallery completely free of charge but the organization…

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