We’re definitely starting to feel the cold of this North Shore winter, and desperately looking for fun things to do both indoors and out to entertain our wees ones! With virtually no special events happening here this weekend, here’s our roundup of drop-in playtimes, family swim & gymnastics times, local mountain activities & kids’ store sales. Enjoy!
Sat, Jan 19th (10:00 am to 1:00 pm) – Early Years Fair (Free Event)
Location: John Braithwaite Community Centre – 145 West 1st Street
Details: Connect with local preschools & childcare providers, meet community agencies, browse & purchase products, kids activities & raffle prizes.
Sun, Jan 20th (9:30 am to 11:00 am) – Parent & Tot Drop-In (6 mo. to 4 yrs)
Location: Cardinal Hall – Lynn Valley reCentre ($2.50 drop-in fee)
Details: Meet new friends, play on tumbling equipment & ride-on toys, and enjoy playdough, songs, stories and parachute games.
Sun, Jan 20th (6:30 to 7:45 pm) – Parent & Tot Drop-In Gym (1 to 5 yrs)
Location: Windsor Room – Ron Andrews reCentre ($1.00 drop-in fee)
Details: Meet new friends, play on tumbling equipment & ride-on toys. A great opportunity for your child to socialize and burn off some energy!
Sun, Jan 20th (1:00 to 4:00 pm) – Sunday Family Funday Drop-in (1 yr +)
Location: John Braithwaite Community Centre ($1 each, $3 family)
Details: 3 programs in 1! The weekend is here and JBCC is the place with space for your whole family to play together. Visit the family centre to play games & toys geared for little ones, create a work of art together in the art studio, and stop by the gym to run, jump, throw! Parents participate.
FAMILY SWIM & GYMNASTICS TIMES
Sat, Jan 19th & Sun, Jan 20th (9:00am – 12:30pm) – Preschool Swim (0-6 yrs)
Location: Karen Magnussen Pool, North Van
Details: Children must be within arms reach of a parent or guardian at all times, and there is a maximum 3 children to 1 adult.
Sat, Jan 19th (6-9am) & Sun, Jan 20th (8-9am & 11:30am-1pm) – Family Swim
Location: West Vancouver Rec Centre
Details: Children 12 years and under must be within arms reach of a parent or guardian (Over 16 years old) at all times in the water. Maximum 3 children per parent or guardian.
Sat, Jan 19th & Sun, Jan 20th (Various Times) – Drop-In Gymnastics
Location: West Vancouver Rec Centre
Details: Check the schedule for parent participation times (1-5 yrs) and non-parent participation times (6-12 yrs). $6 for one-hour drop in, buy tickets up to 1 hour in advance. This one is popular to get there early for tickets!
Sun, Jan 20th (6:30 to 8:00 pm) – Family Fun Swim
Location: William Griffin Pool, North Van
LOCAL MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES
Cypress Mountain (how to get there)
Activities: Downhill & cross-country skiing, adult & kids lessons, kids ski camps, snowboarding, skate skiing, cross-country skiing, snowtube park, and Hollyburn Lodge and Cypress Creek Lodge for comfort food & hot chocolate.
Grouse Mountain (how to get there)
Activities: Gondola ride, downhill skiing & snowboarding, adult & kids lessons, terrain parks, snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and LOTS of family dining options.
Mount Seymour (how to get there)
Activities: Downhill skiing and snowboarding, adult & kids ski school, tobogganing, tubing, and snowshoeing (including Baby & Me Guided Tours on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm until March 28th).
KIDS’ STORE SALES
Thurs, Jan 17 – Sun, Jan 20 –BC Playthings Annual Sale (Edgemont Village). Entire store is 10-50% off (except paint & paper) and 2012 Fall/Winter Robeez & Stride Rite products are all 50% off!
Ongoing – Jack & Lola Winter Clearance Sale (West 1st Ave near Lonsdale Quay). Get 40-50% off on winter clearance clothing and shoes. Spring shipments arrive next week!
Ongoing – Winter Blowout Sale at Active Baby (Capilano Mall). Up to 60% off infant snow bunting, snow jackets, ski pants, winter boots and more!