Kids of all ages love playing hide-and-seek in a fish bowl of balls.
This is a small ball pit that’s never very busy and includes a twisting slide into the balls. It’s easy, free entertainment. Just don’t forget hand sanitizer.
123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver (604) 985-6261
The Adventure Zone in Granville Island Kid’s Market includes four levels of nets, slides, climbing structures and a ball pit. The downside is it’s hard to supervise kids as they climb the different levels.
1496 Cartwright St, Vancouver, (604) 689-8447
The mecca of ball pits, Crash Crawlies is a party worthy place. There is a separate play area for very young children. If possible avoid on weekends or holidays.
1300 Woolridge St #1, Coquitlam, (604) 526-1551
Drop your kids off at Smaland and enjoy a child-free shopping excursion. Smaland has a ball pit, but height restrictions apply, and children must potty trained.
1000 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, (604) 636-1000
Michelle Gadd is an urban dwelling, Vancouver housewife and mother of two rambunctious boys. She has a passion for discovering, and writing about, ways to engage kids in city culture. Michelle created www.elasticpantcity.com as an outlet to write about life, from parenting to city living, fashion to frugality, food to faith, no subject is off the table. Michelle invites readers to take a glimpse inside her life and be inspired by the beauty of art in the every day.