Has your calendar has been marked for February 13th since the holiday season? It’s first holiday in about six weeks (not that we’re counting), and we’re here to make sure you get the very best out of Family Day! There’s so much #KidApprovedBC fun just waiting to be discovered in Surrey, and now it’s time to get planning. Whether your youngster is the next Picasso, or they have a soft spot for animals, there’s something for everyone this Family Day in Surrey.
If you’re in the mood to flex your artistic talents, Create-It Emporium is hosting a Family Canvas Paint Night for families with kids 6 years and older, complete with snacks! Paint along with an instructor to create a masterpiece of your very own. This event does require pre-registration, for those looking to plan ahead. If the great outdoors are calling, take a stroll through Holland Park, or play a little soccer on the fields before discovering a new restaurant in Surrey’s bustling downtown core.
For the animal lovers, discover exotic reptiles and animals at the Urban Safari Rescue Society. This rescue organisation is dedicated to teaching kids all about conservation and how important ecosystems (like Surrey’s) are. Take a tour of the facility and meet some reptile friends. If scales and serpents aren’t up your alley, the Honeybee Centre is a great place to take your family or loved ones and learn all about pollination with their Bee School at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Bee related games, crafts and activities are included!
Looking to unplug for the day? The Surrey Nature Centre is hosting a free, drop-in event on Family Day that’s both indoor and outdoor, so there’s no need to plan for the weather. Or head to the Historic Stewart Farm for some pre-electricity fun! Kids can partake in pioneer games, or try their hand at farm chores. Moms and dads can sample baked goodies from the woodstove and tour the beautiful grounds at Elgin Heritage Park.
Keeping the kids active on a day off is a breeze in Surrey. The Coastal Climbing Centre hosts drop-in hours from 3:30 to 5:30pm, where no experience is necessary, and kids can climb the walls (literally) with zero stress. For the bouncy bunny in your family, Sky Zone Trampoline Park is perfect for expelling extra energy. They also offer a Sensory Night from 6:00 to 8:00pm for jumpers and families with sensory disorders, so ALL kids can join the fun.