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Six Pro D Day activities for those who forget to book a camp!

Guess what? Friday is a district-wide Pro D day! Hurrah! What? You forgot to book a camp? Not to worry, there’s plenty to do on Friday, October 20th. We’ve put together a list of some indoor and outdoor outings perfect for all kinds of kids!

Six Pro D day activities around Vancouver

Get into nature

Image credit: Lynn Canyon

It’s likely that the kids have been cooped up what with the torrential, blustery weather, but many nature walks come alive after a good downpour. We do live in a temperate rainforest after all, so check out the green conifers at Lynn Canyon or Pacific Spirit Park. QE Park is also a good bet. The mini waterfall will be rushing and you can duck into the Bloedel Conservatory after for a tropical warm up.

Go swimming

Granted the pool might be a mad house, but if you have an over 8-year-old, you don’t need to follow their every move. Head to the hot tub and decompress while the kids fly of the boards and float around the lazy river. Check out  the brand new aquatic centre at UBC and cap it off with a fresh baked snack at Wesbrook Village’s Dough Girls. Noms!

Work while the kids bounce or play

Many places have parent lounges with WIFI and places to work. If your kids are old enough, they can bounce on the trampolines at APEX or Sky Zone, play in their imaginary city at Kidtropolis while you work on your novel, blog post or spreadsheet.

Head to the Pumpkin Patch

If you haven’t been already, the weather has been so miserable, it may not be THAT busy! If you spy a break in the clouds, jump in the car and head out for some harvest fun at one of the many patches in the Lower Mainland. Just don’t forget your boots! It’s sure to be muddy out there.

Play inside at one of these kid-friendly spots

Kidtropolis, the Adventure Park on Granville Island, one of the many trampoline parks around town, the Aquarium, or super mall Tsawwassen Mills, we are blessed with some first rate indoor playgrounds and activities.

Get your Halloween on

There are countless Halloween events and activities around town and many are already underway. Or perhaps it’s time to get your costume together! We’ve got a list of great costume shops and some #veryvancouver costume ideas.


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