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Six family friendly activities to do this weekend no matter the weather

The weather is looking off and on, so depending on your rain tolerance, we’ve got both indoor and outdoor family fun for this weekend!

Family friendly activities for October 14, 15, 2017

Check out the UBC Apple Festival

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Compare apples to apples this weekend at this epic celebration of all things apple: trees, organic cider, apple tasting, and yes, of course, pie. > > Find out more! 

Escape the rain at an Indoor playground

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Saturday looks wet! Escape the rain and head inside to one of these super fun place spaces. Many of these awesome indoor playgrounds are ideal for the under 5 set. >> Find out more! 

Go to a free movie on Saturday for Cineplex Community Day

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On Oct 14, Cineplex is hosting its 7th annual Community Day with free movies and where 100% of snack and other proceeds go to support WE Charity. The weather is calling for rain so check out Kung Fu Panda 3, TrollsIce Age: Collision Course or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  All popcorn, soft drinks and select candy for just $2.50 each.

Get on board a Halloween train

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If you’re in Vancouver, the Stanley park ghost train us ready to roll the littles through the forest for an alien invasion. If you’re further afield, check out the super friendly Pumpkin Express at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. >> Find out more! 

Get artsy at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Every Sunday from noon to 4, the Gallery hosts free programs (adults must pay) for kids 12 and under and their parents. The gallery’s team of Art Agents bring the exhibitions to life and the Making Place allows you to experiment with materials, processes and themes in creative, hands-on activities. The gallery recommends a ratio of one adult for every four children, which means that most of us can squeeze in an extra kid or two. >> Find out more

Head to the patch!

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Have you been yet? Take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze or take a pony ride at one of these fun Pumpkin Patches around town. Be sure to wear boots; it can get muddy out there. >> Find out more! 

Go shopping for Halloween costumes

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If you don’t feel like being a costume making machine, head out to one of these great spots to pick up a some Halloween getups for the kids. >> Find out more!


Arts Umbrella Splash Art Auction and Gala

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Looking for a fancy date night shindig where you can pick up some of the best art BC has to offer AND supports kids arts programming? Get last minute tix for Arts Umbrella‘s 35th annual Splash art auction and gala at the Fairmont Hotel. Presented by TD Bank Group the gala features an unforgettable art auction with almost 100 works by prominent BC artists including the likes of Douglas Coupland, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, and other celebrated contemporary artists. Fun fact: Since it began in 1983, Splash has raised more than $5.5 million ensuring programs are within reach of all youth, through bursaries, scholarships, and free community programs. Get tickets! 


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