Happy Wednesday to all! Each Wednesday, I highlight a festival and local fun from Vancouver to the Fraser Valley. This week’s festival is the first event in the 2017 McBurney Plaza Summer Series in downtown Langley. As for local fun, I’m highlighting Campbell Valley Regional Park.
McBurney Plaza Summer Series: Science in the Plaza
This event takes place in downtown Langley at McBurney Plaza from 12 to 3 PM on Saturday, June 24. Science World is taking to the road and will be doing live science shows at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm. Last week I took my 2 year old and nieces (9 and 11) to Science World and all three kiddos were surprisingly engaged watching the science shows. Get ready for occasional explosions, exploring electricity, and imploding marshmallows.
In addition to the shows, there are the spot activities, make and take science areas, and a discovery tent.
My 3 tips at McBurney Plaza:
- Arrive early to find parking and get your kiddos seated for the science show.
- There are some coffee shops and ice cream places along Fraser Hwy so plan to get a treat for you and one for the kids after.
- This event is suitable for a stroller, if you require one.
McBurney Plaza is located at 20514 Fraser Hwy, Langley. Website info: http://www.downtownlangley.com/events-calendar
Campbell Valley Regional Park
As a high-schooler, I ran cross country through Campbell Valley and I always loved how immersed in nature you’d feel. This week I took my nieces and 2 year old to the park for a walk. We enter the parking lot off of 16th Avenue (between 208 and 200 St), which takes us to the start of the Little River Loop. Detailed map can be found here.
The Little River Loop is a 2.2 kilometre trail on compact, crushed rock and over a few wooden boardwalks. Not all of these boardwalks have railings and while the fall off would be short, you’ll want to keep little ones close.
I opted for my baby carrier (the Ergo still fits my toddler on my back) instead of the stroller. The main reason I didn’t bring the stroller was I didn’t want a dirty stroller in my vehicle.
Be prepared for birds and squirrels galore! I’m far from a bird watcher, but it was amazing to see the different colour birds around us. The kids loved running along the trail and searching for the biggest trees. We measured the size of the trees by our ability to hold hands and hug the tree. Pack a snack and enjoy some time with nature and your kiddos!
For more information on fun in Langley, check out my Local: Langley page.