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Fun things to do with Family in and around Victoria: Part 2!- Jennifer Spilsted

By savanna - Posted on 16 February 2011


Drop in craft group at YPSN! 2541 Empire Street
Mondays from 10-12! Meet other parents, enjoy crafts, and a variety of snacks and coffee! Browse our free store, free bus tickets available, and connect with our family support worker! Let us know about any food allergies and we'll have something for you! Tonnes of scrapbooking supplies also available, just bring some photos!

Drop in Baby Time-various Victoria Library branches!

Learn a variety of fun games to play with your baby including songs, rhymes and finger-play! No registration required, for babies 0-15 months with their caregiver. Locations and time:

Central Library- Mondays 10:30-11 am  
Juan de Fuca Branch- Tuesdays 10:30-11 am
Oak Bay Branch- Tuesdays 10:30-11 am
Esquimalt Branch- Wednesdays 11-11:30 am
Nellie McClung-Thursdays 10:30-11 am
Saanich Centennial Library- Thursdays 11-11:30 am
Bruce Hutchinson Library- Thursdays 11-11:30 am 


Drop in Family Story Time- various Victoria Library Branches

Stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for young children and their families! No registration required, children under 3 must be accompanied by and adult. Locations and time:


Esquimalt Branch- Wednesdays 10:14-10:45 am
Nellie McClung- Wednesdays 10:30-11 am
Central Saanich Branch- Wednesdays 10:30-11am
Bruce Hutchinson Library- Thursdays 10:15-10:45 am
Emily Carr Branch- Fridays 10:30-11am
Juan de Fuca Branch- Fridays 10:30-11am
Central Library- Fridays 10:30-11am
Saanich Centennial Library- Saturdays 11-11:30 am 

Sunday Night at the Norway House! 

Although a little late in the evening, every Sunday night at 7:30, the Victoria Folk Music Society features artists at the Norway House, located at 1110 Hillside Avenue. Entrance is $5, with many buzzing about the fabulous community feel. Visit for information on upcoming shows.

“Mommy and Me”: At Lizzy Lee and Me-3555 Shelbourne St. (Shelbourne Plaza)

A new craft every Wednesday mornings between 10 and 12. Coffee available for mom! Suggested donation of $2/child. Phone (250) 590 5568 for more information.  

Kindergym Drop-in at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre- 4100 Lambrick Way

From 9:15-10:15, enjoy a movement program for children and caregivers! Access to balls, ride-on toys, hoops and lots more all available! Staff will also lead songs and circle time. $4.50/child.

Parent participation required.  

Here are just a few of the many playgrounds in and around Victoria:

-Central Park- 2275 Quadra Street

-Christ Church Cathedral School- 912 Vancouver Street

-Burnside Gorge Community Association- 484 Cecilia Rd.

-Stevenson Park- Pembroke, near Fernwood Community Centre

-Fireman’s Park- 1703 Montgomery Ave. (Oak Bay)

-Willows Beach Park- 2301 Beach Drive (Oak Bay)

-Blossom Park- Saanich

-Eagle View Elementary School- 97 Talcott Rd.

-Panorama Recreation Centre- 1885 Forest Part Road (North Saanich)