30 Fun Activities this Summer

As the days get longer and the kids are out of school, you may find yourself trying to find different activities for your children to keep them entertained.

We like to mix up different day camps, activities to do as a family, and some small road trips.

Here are a list of fun activities around the Vancouver and lower mainland area that you can enjoy with your children

  1. Explore Tsawwassen mills – although you may want to get your shop on, the children can enjoy certain events such as this one hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium.
  2. Bowling – on soggy days, why not gather the whole family and knock some pins down? 
  3. An overnight trip to whistler
  4. Terra Nova Park 
  5. Harrison Hot Springs
  6. Maple Ridge Waterpark 
  7. Rollerblading along the seawall in Stanley Park
  8. Bike rides along the boardwalk – White Rock Beach
  9. Skateboarding / scootering at a skatepark
  10. Trampoline park 
  11. Berry picking 
  12. Go karting 
  13. Tennis 
  14. Exit room 
  15. Indoor climbing 
  16. Hiking 
  17. Picnic at Queens Park
  18. Beach day – Centennial Beach 
  19. Cultus Lake Adventure Park 
  20. Dinotown 
  21. Waterslides
  22. Maplewood Farm on the North Shore
  23. Burnaby Village
  24. Visit various famer’s markets
  25. Fish hatchery
  26. Movie night
  27. PNE
  28. Fireworks
  29. Granville Island Kids Market 
  30. Catch a nooner at the Canadian’s home field

I realize there are well over 30 days of summer break, but it is important to balance out activity with home days in between. Children also need rest and what better way than by playing outside, building forts, playing with friends, playing in a splash pool, watch a movie, play board games, read and doing crafts!

Have fun, cross of the activities you do together as a family and enjoy the heat.

Lisa Bruce has been successfully placing nannies in family homes for over 10 years. She has extensive experience with negotiating and drawing up contracts and understands the needs of parents as she is a mom to 2 awesome kids, ages 11 & 7 yrs.



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