Grandpa and grandkid swimming.

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

February 14, 2022
Parks & Recreation

Family Day 2022 is on Monday, February 21. Celebrate Family Day locally with free or low-cost, fun activities for the whole family. We are encouraging families to stay local and connect with loved ones safely. 

Here’s a list of activities to help you celebrate Family Day safely in Surrey, while following the provincial health orders: 

Take a Swim, Go Skating or Work Out at Recreation Facilities in Surrey 

Skating, swimming, fitness activities and weight room reservations are open but with limited capacity. Pre-booking is required and space is limited. Sign up online, in-person or call 605-501-5100 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Proof of vaccination is required and masks are mandatory except when exercising. 

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 19, 2022. Families will enjoy story-time, 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 Weekend at Historic Stewart Farm

Join us for a three-day weekend of activities from noon to 4:30pm daily. Enjoy a tour of the Victorian farmhouse, take in a heritage demonstration, make crafts and do a scavenger hunt. After, stroll Elgin Heritage Park with camera in-hand! 

Family Day Weekend at Museum of Surrey

Visit interesting exhibits at the Museum of Surrey on the Family Day weekend (closed Monday). Kids will love the TD Explore Zone which is open for 45-minute, pre-registered visits with extra safety measures in place. Call 604-592-6956 to register.

Sport Surrey & Canucks Autism Network (CAN): Family and Physical Literacy

In partnership with the Canucks Autism Network (CAN), the City of Surrey will be creating 25 free take-home Family Play Kits which will consist of active equipment, sensory-friendly toys, and swag. Specific items within the kit include: Sports balls, Skipping rope, Frisbee, Chalk, Bubbles, Sensory balls and more! This free event is open to CAN families only. CAN families interested in participating in this event will be able to register through CAN. 

Event details.

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 Over Family Day Weekend 

Find your tennis or pickleball racquet and get a game going with your friends and family! Check out a Tennis or Pickleball court in a Surrey open from dawn until dusk. 

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 fitness videos, Art Together activities, heritage baking and crafts, virtual story-time for kids and much more. 

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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