As the weather gets wetter and the days get shorter it’s time to start thinking of ways to pass the time inside and out of the rain.
Abbotsford has no shortage of fun and fascinating things to do for the young (and young at heart!). Here are our recommendations for kid-friendly indoor activities. Share your adventures along the way by tagging #ExploreAbbotsford!
Bring the farm inside! Explore the science behind farming in the state-of-the-art Discovery Centre and dairy barn. Watch the robot milker in action and learn all about where dairy products come from with the help of a knowledgeable tour guide. Walk-in visitors are welcome or you can make a tour reservation for a larger group. For more information on EcoDairy programming visit www.ecodairy.ca.
The Fraser Valley’s premier indoor play place has tons of activities to keep kids busy all day long. Enjoy the indoor playground, play a thrilling game of laser tag or enjoy some arts and crafts or story time. Grown-ups can take part in a yoga class while their kids play, too! Check out www.playabby.com for a full list of activities.
Project Climbing Centre
Get ready to climb to new heights of fun! If your kids are looking for something they haven’t tried before Project Climbing Centre is a great place to check out. They cater to everyone from beginners to advanced climbers and even offer a kid’s climbing club and a competitive climbing team. Hours and registration information can be found at www.projectclimbing.ca
Get Air Abbotsford
Kids will flip for Abbotsford’s only trampoline park, Get Air. Thousands of square feet of trampoline space, vertical trampolines, a foam pit, basketball courts and a dodgeball area are just some of the unique activities offered at Get Air. Check out their website for more information about special jump times for toddlers, patrons with special needs and special events! www.getairabbotsford.com
Castle Fun Park
Abbotsford’s original indoor fun zone is still as good as you remember it! Stop by this family favorite for mini golf, go karts, batting cages, laser maze, and of course, tons of arcade games. Open from 10am to midnight 364 days a year this is a great place to escape to on a rainy day! Check out www.castlefunpark.com for activities, rates and more!
Boardwalk Café and Games
For a relaxing indoor afternoon, stop by Boardwalk Café and Games in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. With over 300 different board games ranging from easy party games to advanced strategic games there is something for everyone. Stop by for lunch and stick around for a few games! Find out more information at www.abbyboardwalk.com
The Reach Gallery Museum
Immerse your children in the arts and culture at The Reach! Check out the latest art exhibitions, explore Abbotsford’s rich history through the Voices of the Valley exhibit or get hands-on with one of their many art classes and camps geared towards kids. The Reach staff are more than happy to accommodate families to their facility, please visit www.thereach.ca for info on current exhibitions and kid-friendly activities.
Strap on your VR glasses and step into another dimension! The latest technology in indoor activities, VRKADE is BC’s largest virtual reality arcade. Their helpful staff will take you through a variety of games of all difficulty levels that are unlike anything you’ve tried before. This high tech way to escape the rain is more popular than ever so head to www.vrkade.com to book your play time!