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Things to do with the kids in Vancouver before the end of the September long weekend

Submitted by on Wednesday, 27 August 2008No Comment
Play Palace - Every Kid's Dream

Play Palace - Every Kid's Dream

Lots of fun at the Granville Island Water Park

Lots of fun at the Granville Island Water Park

Here is a Vancouver-specific post, but others may find the ideas useful if they have similar facilities in their cities too.

The Labour Day long weekend is coming up and a lot of people will be going away for the weekend, trying to make the most and best of what little bits of summer we have left. For those of you who are staying in Vancouver, or are coming to Vancouver, here are a few ideas for what you can do with the kids that you won’t be able to do with them come fall and winter:

  • Take them to the Granville Island Water Park! The water park is lots of fun for the kids, and it closes for the fall/winter on September 1st, so this is your last chance to go there with the kids until next summer! If you haven’t gone yet, and the weather is nice, this is a must-do. Just be prepared for the freezing cold water – hopefully the weather will be warm to warm you up!
  • After going to the Granville Island Water Park, head on over to Pedro’s Organic Coffee House, which is right around the corner, and sit on the patio with a drink or ice cream while the kids play. The patio probably won’t be open much longer, so this is one of your last chances to do this. There is a nice little play area right beside the patio for the kids to play on. It is right beside a little duck pond, so it is quite an idyllic setting for taking a break. Just need to watch out for all the duck, pigeon and goose poo… but don’t let that detract you!
  • If the weather is not so good, take your kids to the Kerrisdale Play Palace, which is located in the Kerrisdale Arena at 41st and East Blvd. For a child between 6 months and 2 yrs old the admission is $3 and for a child over 2 yrs old the admission cost is $4. For such a low price, you can’t go wrong. I have been there with my two and a half year old son and he loves it. He just runs around in all the bouncy castles, rides on the cars, plays with the balls, etc. It’s like me in an electronics store. The best part is, they can run around lots, and can’t really get hurt, because it is all just inflatable stuff (unless some other kid knocks yours in the eye with his elbow, but that hasn’t happened yet). This is also something that will be closing soon (August 29th), so get out there and do it if you haven’t yet, because you won’t get a chance again until next summer!

Hope you enjoy the long weekend and the rest of the summer in Vancouver! More posts on things to do in the fall/winter in Vancouver, including swap meet dates and more, will be coming, so stay tuned!

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