Kid Approved: 6 Family Friendly Indoor Activities
February 12, 2020
As heavy rain drenches the city, little ones (and big ones!) may start to feel a bit of cabin fever. Fortunately, Abbotsford has no shortage of fun and fascinating things to do indoors for kids and parents alike! And with the Family Day holiday quickly approaching, what better time to check out some of our top picks for inside fun, and even a few special events happening for the long weekend.
Bring the farm inside! Explore the science behind farming in the state-of-the-art Discovery Centre and dairy barn. Watch the robot milker in action and learn all about where dairy products come from with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide. Walk in visitors are welcome or you can make a tour reservation for a larger group. For more information on Ecodairy programming visit www.ecodairy.ca
Upcoming Events: Ag Week at Ecodairy – Celebrate Canadian agriculture the week of February 11-16!
Guided tours will visit the dairy barn and meet the EcoDairy cows, view the robot milker, see how wheat grass is grown hydroponically indoors, visit the petting zoo animals, explore the Discovery Zone and watch the moo-vie.
Boardwalk Café and Games
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing indoor afternoon or some friendly competition, stop by Boardwalk Café and Games in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. With over 400 different board games ranging from easy party games to advanced strategic games there is something for everyone. A $5 cover charge will get you access to all their games, and sandwiches, soups, snacks and beverages are also available to purchase! Find out more information at www.abbyboardwalk.com
Project Climbing Centre
Get ready to climb to new heights of fun! If your kids are looking for something they haven’t tried before Project Climbing Centre is a great place to check out. They cater to everyone from beginners to advanced climbers and even offer a kid’s climbing club and a competitive climbing team. Hours and registration information can be found at www.projectclimbing.ca/abbotsford/
Castle Fun Park
Abbotsford’s original indoor fun zone is still as good as you remember it! Stop by this family favorite for mini golf, go karts, batting cages, laser maze, and of course, tons of arcade games. Open from 10am to midnight 364 days a year this is a great place to escape to on a rainy day! Check out www.castlefunpark.com for activities, rates and more!
The Reach Gallery Museum
Immerse your children in culture at The Reach! Check out the latest art exhibitions, explore Abbotsford’s rich history through the Voices of the Valley exhibit or get hands on with one of their many art classes and camps geared towards kids. The Reach staff are more than happy to accommodate families to their facility, please visit www.thereach.ca for info on current exhibitions and kid friendly activities.
Upcoming Events: Extra-ordinary: A Free Family Day at The Reach – On Sunday, February 16th The Reach will host a fun, free Family Day that celebrates the ordinary and the extraordinary! You won’t want to miss this day of immersive installations, artmaking workshops, guided tours, collaborative colouring boards, prizes, and a special artist performance by Macromatter! This event runs from 12pm-5pm.
Strap on your VR glasses and step into another dimension! The latest technology in indoor activities, VRKADE is BC’s largest virtual reality arcade. Their helpful staff will take you through a variety of games of all difficulty levels that are unlike anything you’ve tried before. This high tech way to escape the rain is more popular than ever so head to www.vrkade.com to book your play time!