Top 10 Things to do on Family Day
Celebrate Family Day locally with free or low-cost, fun activities for the whole family.
Family Day 2021 is on Monday, February 15. Celebrate Family Day locally with free or low-cost, fun activities for the whole family. We are encouraging families to stay local, practice socially distancing and connect with loved ones outside of your immediate household virtually, this year.
Here’s a list of activities to help you celebrate Family Day safely in Surrey, while following the provincial health orders:
1. Take a Swim, Go Skating or Work Out at Recreation Facilities in Surrey
Skating and swimming activities and weight room reservations are open but with reduced capacity. Pre-booking is required, and space is limited. Sign up online or call 605-501-5100 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.
2. Virtual Activities for Parents and Kids to do at Home
Entertain your kids with a variety of at-home activities including indoor/virtual games, recipe ideas, DIY crafts, and learning resources. Activities are best suited for parents and children ages 8 to 12.
3. Explore your Local Neighbourhood Park or Nature Trail
Go for a socially distanced walk at a nature trail near you or visit a neighbourhood park. Not sure where to go to? We 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! A reminder to be safe while in public parks and keep a distance of 6 feet away from anyone outside your bubble.
4. Discover Local Art, or Create Your Own
Surrey is filled 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.
5. Take a Free Music Lesson
Learn simple songs on the guitar, piano and singing techniques with Surrey Civic Theatres. No Instruments? No problem! Use simple household objects and learn basic vocal tricks.
6. Play Tennis or Pickleball this Weekend
Get active and outdoors this weekend! Check out a Tennis or Pickleball court in a Surrey open from open dawn until dusk.
7. 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.
8. Take Part in Virtual Victorian Fun
Get a flash from the past with activities from Historic Stewart Farm. Register for a guided, interactive virtual tour of Historic Stewart Farm (604-591-4267), treat the family to Mrs. Stewart's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, make a Family Flag Craft or read a book from their Top Five Family Friendly Reading List. Free, take home craft kits are also available for pick up on Saturday. Reserve yours at 604.591.4267.
9. Take a Heritage Scavenger Hunt
While the Museum of Surrey is closed on February 15th for Family Day, they are offering family friendly scavenger hunts the week leading up. Book a safe one-hour visit Wednesday to Saturday and receive a Mini Explorer Kit, complete riddles and scavenger of the outdoor heritage campus and the indoor galleries. Can't make it to the museum? Print the Online Exploration Discovery Sheets and do your scavenger hunt via a virtual tour of the museum.
10. 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.
Enjoy this family holiday with online programs in the comfort of your home.
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