What to do in Vancouver: West Side Community Centre Drop-Ins
Its that time of year again. Time to get yourself and your kids out of the house before you all go stir crazy. If your house is anything like mine, winter is getting in the way of your mental wellness. But getting out isn’t that easy. It’s cold and it’s raining. Even a venti latte won’t make a trip to the park very enjoyable. You’re all out of ideas when it comes to what to do in Vancouver with your kids. Sound familiar?
It’s time to get acquainted with some indoor family-friendly options, especially if you’ve got toddlers or preschoolers at home. You can only drag them to the mall so many times, before standing out in the rain at the monkey bars almost starts to sound good.
What to do in Vancouver: Granville Island Indoor Fun
The Parent and Tot Gym Time at the False Creek Community Centre is open most Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Active play areas run alongside imaginative play areas leaving something for every child. Highlights include a bouncy castle and a plethora of ride-on toys.
False Creek Community Centre
1318 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
What to do in Vancouver: Parent Participation Play Time in Kits
With Parent and Tot Gym sessions on most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, your toddler is sure to burn some energy before nap time at the Kitsilano Community Centre. This active parent participation class is just one hour long but doesn’t require registration in advance. Certain drop-in times require a one-on-one parent to child ratio, while other times permit two or even three siblings per parent. Be sure to check the online schedule to choose the right day and time and to check the dates of operation.
Kitsilano Community Centre
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2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
What to do in Vancouver: Mini Play Palace in Kerrisdale
If you’re familiar with the very popular summer-time Play Palace at the Kerrisdale Arena, the off season Mini Play Palace at the Kerrisdale Community Centre is a bit underwhelming by comparison, but a great time nonetheless. With all sorts of toys and activities to choose from, your little one will stay occupied the whole time you’re there. The Mini Play Palace runs on most Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Check the website before you go to be sure of the dates of operation.
Kerrisdale Community Centre
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5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Where’s your favourite community centre drop-in? Leave us a reply and tell us!
I am dying for some low cost ideas for my 9 year old boy on the weekends. Any suggestions would be appretiated!
I asked our Twitter followers for some suggestions Monica, and here’s what they came up with:
– Skating at the local rec centre
– The playground at Stanley Park
– hike Grouse Grind
– read Harry Potter books
– play stick and puck hockey at rec centre (drop in)
– start Geocaching (no GPS required)
We love the parent and tot gym at the Dunbar Community Centre. I just heard that the West Point Grey CC has one too (F, Sa, Su 10:30-12)!