Mom and son in the pool.

Celebrate Family Day locally with free or low-cost, fun activities for the whole family.

January 4, 2023
Parks & Recreation

Family Day 2023 is on Monday, February 20! Celebrate Family Day locally with free or low-cost, fun activities for the whole family. 

Choose from our list of activities and events to help you celebrate Family Day in Surrey.

Family Day at Recreation Facilities

Drop by one of the following participating facilities on Monday February 20 for free activities:

  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre at 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Cloverdale Recreation Centre at 11am to 1pm 
  • Surrey Sport & Ice Complex at 1pm to 4pm (Lobby and Pool activities)

Clayton Community Centre 

We're celebrating with fun art activities and a special film screening presented by Surrey SPARK Stages on Saturday, February 18. From 1pm-3pm explore the activities, try some tasty bannock and enjoy a lively Indigenous performance. At 3pm, join us in the Performing Arts Studio to watch the Kwantlen First Nation tale  Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish, a story that is sure to become a family favourite.

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 

Join us on February 20 from 9:30am to 11:30am for a Family Day celebration with your family and friends! We will have stay and play set up, family sports and crafts. There will also be refreshments. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia to run this free event.

Enjoy a Family Day Skate at Arenas

Lace up your skates and play on ice-games with your family at arenas in Surrey! Regular drop-in admission applies and skate and helmet rentals are available. Various times and locations are offered during Family Day Weekend.

View Family Day skating details.

Take a Swim or Play a Sport at Recreation Facilities 

Work up a sweat with your family at gymnasium activities or go for a swim during a public swim time! View our drop-in schedules to plan your visit in advance and be sure to check out the holiday hours of operation.


Low-cost or Free Family Day Activities

Family Day at Darts Hill Garden Park

Join us for Family Day at Darts Hill Garden Park with a special winter opening with free family-friendly activities on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Families will enjoy guided nature walks, live music and various educational activities. Cash donations are encouraged for admission. Event activities are free with entry to the garden. 

Family Day at Museum of Surrey

Enjoy a day of family fun at Museum of Surrey on Monday February 20 from 1pm to 4pm. Play board games, join a scavenger hunt, and take a photo with our mascot Raj the Racoon. There will also be Caricature artist doing family portraits.

Family Day at Historic Stewart Farm

Enjoy some old-fashioned family fun at the Farm! Explore the historic farmhouse, watch heritage demonstrations and make a traditional paper toy to take home. The event runs from 12pm to 4:30pm with delicious butter making demonstrations scheduled for 1pm and 3pm.

Explore your Local Neighborhood Park or Nature Trail 

Get outside and enjoy a walk at a nature trail near you or visit a neighborhood park. Not sure where to go to? Surrey has hundreds of trails and paths for you to enjoy. Discover a Surrey Park or browse the Nature Trails of Surrey guide and get ready to explore. You can also find big trees on a nature trail too! 

Discover Local Art Or Create Your Own  

Surrey is filled with a growing collection of art from mosaics and paintings to contemporary illuminated sculptures. Grab your phone and take a self-guided walking tour to see the public art displays across the City. Learn more about each art installation and artist using the interactive Surrey Arts & Culture Map.  

For those looking for an indoor art activity, check out Surrey Art Gallery's Art in Motion, a series of video-based art lessons created by artists and educators using materials easily found at home. Learn how to draw, create textures, play with colour, make salt dough sculptures and more.

Play Tennis or Pickleball

Find your tennis or pickleball racquet and get a game going with your friends and family! Check out a tennis or pickleball court.

Visit a Playground with the Kids 

Playgrounds are open every day from dawn until dusk and are a fun, free activity for families with young children. Make a day of it and enjoy a picnic at the park too! Check out all playground locations and find the one closest to you.  

Virtual Activities for Parents and Kids To Do at Home  

Entertain your family with a variety of virtual activities including:

Learn about your Family History 

Log-in to Surrey Libraries and make use of all the resources to find your roots. With one of the largest family history collections in western Canada (including records containing over 4 billion names from over 80 countries), you might learn something new about your family history.

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