5 things to do with bored kids this spring break in Vancouver

Spring Break Vancouver 2020

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“I’m bored” are some of the most dreaded words for any parent, especially with two/three weeks stretching ahead during spring break.

If you’re visiting Vancouver or staying in town as a local with kids, spring break can be a long stretch of time of keeping your children entertained. Got a bored kid on your hands? Take a look at some of the fun things you can do with kids this spring break in Vancouver!

BC PlayDome Vancouver 2020

Image courtesy of PlayDome

Playdome at BC Place

From Friday, March 20th until Saturday, March 28th, Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival is back at BC Place. With over 45 rides and attractions under one roof, this is a great place to visit for some indoor family fun.

At Playdome, you can expect rides along with fun carnival games and delicious fare favourites including cotton candy, mini donuts, slushies and more! At this time, Playdome is still going ahead as the risk in our region for COVID-19 is deemed low by health authorities. However, you can keep up-to-date with any changes in scheduling on the BC Place news page.

Vancouver Aquarium spring break

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

Have an educational afternoon at the Aquarium or Science World

The best thing about the Vancouver Aquarium and Science World is that although both destinations are really fun, they are also exceedingly educational!

You can easily spend a full-day exploring Science World and the Aquarium and you may be surprised at some of the new fun facts you’ll be equipped with. After a visit to the Aquarium, you could also head down to the Stanley Park seawall to explore the beach at low tide for even more of an adventure.

Granville Island Vancouver day trip

Photo: Tourism Vancouver

Get lost on Granville Island

There are so many fun places to discover on Granville Island, whether you’re on the hunt for the most delicious snack or you’re looking for some souvenirs to buy. Granville Island is a great place to spend an afternoon at any age. If your kids are older, you can wander through the many unique shops and artisan studios. If you have younger kids, let them loose into the fun kid’s area near the entrance. (You can even take turns swapping chaperone duties to explore the Granville Island brewery across the way!)

wellness Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Grouse Mountain

Take a few turns on Grouse Mountain

With so many fun activities for all ages, Grouse Mountain is a great place to spend multiple days during spring break. Some of the memorable activities include skiing and riding (maybe even with fresh snow!), ice skating, snowshoeing, and sledding.

If your kids are just learning to ski or snowboard, there is also still space available in the March break programs.

Hiking with Kids in Vancouver

Get outside and explore nature

When it comes down to it, nature is really the most interesting place to spend some time with kids. If you need something to keep adventurous minds entertained, why not introduce the ultimate treasure hunt (that you don’t have to plan) of geocaching to your kids?

There are many kid-friendly hikes and walks around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland that you are spoiled for choice. Rain or shine, you’ll always have a great time exploring the forest with a couple of friends. And, if they’re not having fun, you can always try bribing them to make them enjoy it.

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