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Things to Do with Family in Victoria: Part 1- Jennifer Spilsted

By savanna - Posted on 26 January 2011


This will be the first of many updates on ideas of family friendly and affordable places to go and things to see in your community!

Winter Walk in Nature at Witty’s Lagoon! Free winter trail walk, January 29th, with a guest naturalist. For children ages 8+, from 1-2:20 pm. Meet starts at the nature centre off Metchosin Rd., bus #54 or #55 to get there. (250-478-3344)

Hab-bat-tat at Francis/King Regional Park! Learn more about bats! Free guided walk for all ages- January 30th from 1-2:30, meeting at the nature centre off Munn Rd. (250-478-3344)

Chinese New Year at the Emily Carr Branch Library! On February 3rd, enjoy free stories and crafts to celebrate the year of the rabbit! For children ages 6-9. (call 250-475-6100 to register)

BE-MY Valentine at the Oak Bay Branch Library Free valentine’s fun on February 12th from 10:30-11:30 am. Stories, rhymes, songs, and valentine making for children ages 3-5. (call 250-592-2489 to register)



Beacon Hill Park Children’s Petting Zoo Fall hours from 10-4

Children’s Fun Hour at the Hillside Mall Enjoy free fun and entertainment every Wednesday morning from 10-11 in the Hillside Mall food court.

Everyone Welcome Loonie/Toonie Night at the Crystal Pool! Mondays from 7-9pm. (M-Th Adult Swim for $2 after 9pm)

Family Dinner Drop-In at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre Free dinner prepared by staff and volunteers, Thursdays from 5-6pm. Donations and help with set-up and take down appreciated

Victoria Art Gallery-Admission by donation first Tuesday of the Month 1040 Moss Street

Storytime at Tall Tale Books 795 Fort Street Victoria Free storytime and songs every Wednesday at 11 am!

Everyone Welcome Play Group- Esquimalt Neighbourhood House 511 Constance Avenue (Downstairs) Free Friday play group from 10-12, for parents with children ages 12 months to 5 years. Hot lunch and bus tickets provided.

Toddler Art at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre A different craft every week for children ages 2-5. Smocks and soap provided (but dress to get messy). Parent participation required, $2/week. Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am!

Drop in Family storytime at the Esquimalt Branch Library Free drop in from 10:15-10:45 am every Wednesday with stories, songs and puppets! Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

*And remember, most libraries also have free dvd and video rentals with your library card!