- Weekend Festival: RecycleFest at Trout Lake Park on Saturday, July 22
- Local Fun: Go for ice cream as a family!
- Bouncy Castle.
- Hot dog BBQ (good if you miss National Hot Dog Day on July 19).
- Photo Booth.
- Games and prizes.
Hello Wednesday! Time to make weekend plans locally. My weekend festival is Aldergrove Fair Days. For local fun, I’m sharing 3 ways to maximize backyard fun with toddlers.
Check out Aldergrove Fair Days this weekend (July 15 and 16). The parade starts at 10am on Saturday, July 15 with a flower power theme. Catch the parade on Fraser Highway starting at 270 Street and ending at 273 Street. Trooper is headlining the fair at 8pm on Saturday at the Aldergrove Athletic Park.
Inflatable kiddie pools can cost anywhere from $20 to $60 and there’s a large range in sizes. The baby sized pool is ideal for a baby that is able to sit up and splash. Consequently, the amount of water used is minimal. The next range tends to be slightly larger (two babies would fit) and the water level could get a bit higher. From this size they just keep getting bigger and deeper.
I fell in love with my house after we toured it and my husband described the backyard as the perfect size to play catch with his future kiddo. The yard and our kid have both lived up to my husband’s expectation. Walmart and even dollar stores have cheap balls of varying sizes. We have beach balls, a soccer ball, and a football that we pass around. At 16 months my daughter was mesmerized by our beach ball – it was soft, it was flimsy, and it was large enough for her to be able to swing her leg and make contact with it. This summer she’s amazed by it, but likes throwing and kicking it. Most of all, she looks at her father and I like we are professional athletes when we can rally the ball back and forth.
This Saturday you can celebrate Canada Day without having to travel far. I was sold when I heard the Kids Zone would have inflatables, trains, and crafts. For more info check out this map of the festivities.
This event takes place at Willoughby Community Park. It begins at 11 AM and goes until 6 PM.
I hope you have an extra special Canada Day this year.
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.
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.
McBurney Plaza is located at 20514 Fraser Hwy, Langley. Website info: http://www.downtownlangley.com/events-calendar
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.
It must be Wednesday since I’m blogging about the local fun happening this weekend in Langley. As a resident of Langley, I’m always impressed that we can find lots of fun on the weekends without having to drive far. The highlighted festival this weekend is: Langley Community Day. The Local Fun this weekend is the Fort Langley National Historic Site.
This Saturday, June 17 from 11am to 3pm head over to the City of Langley Community Day festival. This festival is taking place at Douglas Park (20550 Douglas Crescent). The theme for 2017 is to honour Canada’s 150th birthday. Almost every 30 minutes a new act will be hitting the stage: from First Nations drummers to line dancers and even rock bands!
I’m looking forward to the Fire Rescue Kids Challenge to see how my munchkin will try her best to step up to the challenge. Also interesting is that there will be both a Teen activity zone and a Kids activity zone. BBQ concession for those in need of lunch. Best of all, the Langley Community Day is free!
More info can be found here: https://city.langley.bc.ca/events/community-day-festival
This weekend the Fort Langley National Historic Site is hosting Aboriginal Day on Saturday and Sunday (June 17 and 18). Events are planned from 11am to 4:30pm. There are 4 key events that are repeated three times each day. I’d plan to be there, ready to participate, on the hour or half hour. In addition, I’d intend on being there for 2 hours to participate in each of they key events. The 4 key events are:
Best of all is that in 2017, admission to the Fort is free!
See you at the City of Langley Community Day or at the Fort this weekend!
For additional information on staying Local in Langley check out my page: Local: Langley