One of the biggest ways I find balance in my life is by scheduling time in our calendar to do something together. As nerdy as that sounds, if I put a family activity in our calendar it usually gets done, we make time to do it. If I don’t put it in the calendar, then it’s just an idea and we’ll likely spend the day running errands. I’d go grocery shopping by myself and Chris will put Mikayla down for a nap and clean or something (aka watch hockey…).
SPRING EVENTS NEAR VANCOUVER IN MAY – FOR KIDS!
CLOVERDALE RODEO & COUNTRY FAIR
What: Kick off summer the same way JRfm does… by going to the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair! Some of the world’s best Cowboys and Cowgirls will compete in this year’s rodeo for some large cash prizes. I like watching the Mutton Bustin! Families can purchase fair tickets to go on the rides and/or rodeo tickets.
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Surrey BC
When: May 18 – 21
DAY OUT WITH THOMAS BIG ADVENTURES TOUR
What: Day Out With Thomas™ provides the opportunity for children and their families to take a 20 minute ride on Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.
Where: The West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.
When: May 19 to 21 and May 26 & 27.
MAY DAY PARADE IN FORT LANGLEY
What: A large community parade that will form up on Church Street and will commence at 11:00 to go west on Mavis to Glover Road. It’ll be followed by live music till 4pm.
When: May 21, 11am – 4pm
Where: Maivs to Glover Rd, Fort Langley
Tip: Give yourself lots of time to get there as there’ll be a lot of traffic on Glover Road into Fort Langley.
LADNER MAY DAYS
What: A large family friendly community festival that begins on Friday evening with discounted midway rides for kids. On Saturday the day is filled with a broad range of top notch family entertainers and many FREE activities and entertainment for children.
When: May 25 – 27, 3pm – 10pm (Fri), 10am – 6pm (Sat & Sun)
Where: Memorial Park, Ladner, 5010 47th Avenue, Delta
RICHMOND NIGHT MARKET
What: A tropical Hawaiian theme night market where you can find unique culinary creations from bubble waffles to steaming liquid nitrogen ice cream cups topped with churros, to ramen spam burgers and so much more! Admission is $4.25/person, free for kids under 10 and free for seniors 60+
When: Every Friday to Sunday till October 8th, opens at 7pm
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (beside the River Rock Casino)
ROYAL CANADIAN FAMILY CIRCUS
What: A family fun circus. Imagine sitting under the BIG TOP, popcorn in hand, as you are awed by the gravity defying performers of the Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac! 2018.
Where: in Surrey at Guilford Town Centre from May 17-21 and Tsawwassen from May 25th -27th
What: Kick of Spring with a trip to Playland for some fun and thrilling rides.
When: Opens May 5th – weekends only
Photos taken at BLOOM Abbotsford Tulip Festival. Photos by: Mike Laing Visuals