It’s October, the best month of the year! Why? Pumpkin everything! Halloween! Fall colours! Cozy sweaters! Need we say more? This weekend offers up an eclectic mix of things do to from Baby Expos to arts activities and star gazing, and, of course, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and some ‘spooktacular’ Halloween events.
Six family friendly events in Metro Vancouver
Family Night at the Space Centre
Friday, October 4 2019, Vancouver
Bring your tweens and teens to the Space Centre for a family event all about observing the night sky. Learn how telescopes work, enjoy live demos, a show in the planetarium star theatre, and take a look at the night sky through their telescope (weather permitting).
The Vancouver Baby Expo
Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5 2019, Vancouver
The Baby Expo brings retailers, craft artisans, baby experts, parents of tinies and parents-to-be together so you can find essential products, services, and expert advice all under one roof. It’s a fun, a low-pressure, family-friendly environment, and who knows, you might even win some fun goodies!
Saturday and Sunday October 4 & 5 2019 Port Coquitlam
A joyous and stimulating experience for the youngest of audiences, Paper Playground is a playful and interactive dance performance where children, ages 3-5 are free to join in and explore, because that’s what young ones do best! Tix are a deal at $7.28!
ArtStarts Maker Space
Saturday October 5 2019, Vancouver
Explore the new exhibition at the ArtStarts Gallery, Maker Space. This open studio is designed just for young people and their families inviting you to try your hand at drawing, printmaking, photography, and more! By donation.
Science World Free Admission
October 5 2019, Vancouver
General admission to Science World is FREE on October 5! It will be busy so get there early!
Bowen Island Applefest
Saturday October 5 2019, Bowen Island
Take a bite out of crisp heritage apples, take home a tender homemade pie and tour the Orchard Heritage Museum. Meet at Davies Orchard, a one minute walk from the ferry terminal. This free event is hosted with Bowen Heritage.
Kids First Saturday at the Polygon Gallery
Saturday, October 5 2019 North Vancouver
Join this gleaming gallery for their monthly kid-friendly arts day. Explore the artwork, and participate in activities that lead to deeper engagement with art and creativity. Admission by donation. Afterwards, head to Londsale Quay and wander around the market.
Mums, Tums Babies & Toddler Show
Sunday, October 6 2019, Langley
Meet fellow moms of babes and toddlers and moms-to-be while you check out the cool products, services, and expert advice for moms, dads, babies and toddlers all in one place. Oh … and prizes too! Use the Promo Code: VANMOM for 50% off your ticket! PS: We have a contest on our Facebook page! Check it!
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).