Fun Things to do in Vancouver with Kids this June 2024

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Welcome to our guide on the best things to do in Vancouver with kids this June 2024! In this fun-packed list, we’ll cover everything from exciting festivals to hands-on crafting classes. June is a magical time in Vancouver, with its sunlit days and cool evenings, making it perfect for family adventures. Our guide will help you find the top kid-friendly activities and events to enjoy together, while exploring boat rides, lively markets, and even a thrilling foam fest!

We've got a diverse mix of activities that will make this June memorable. From the Vancouver International Children's Festival, which brings out the creative side of your little ones, to the bubbly joy of the 5K Foam Fest in Surrey, there’s something for every child. Plus, soaking up the fresh air with pony rides at the local farm or getting artsy in the studio class can be unexpected highlights worth cherishing.

Ready to explore the best family experiences Vancouver offers this June? Keep reading, and let's plan an unforgettable month of fun-filled activities that’ll have your kids smiling ear to ear! 🌞

Join the Children's Festival Fun

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The Vancouver International Children's Festival is back in full swing for 2024! This awesome event is happening from May 27th to June 2nd on Granville Island. It's going to be a week-long fun filled with everything cool for kids and adults.

An entire island transformed into an artistic hub. International acts offer performances in circus arts, puppetry, theatre, dance, and music. Artists from around the world put on shows that leave a lasting impression.

In the Activity Village, you and your kids can explore over 15 different arts and crafts activities. Try your hand at painting or sculpting for some family bonding and creative fun.

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Now, let's talk about tickets. You have a bunch of options to choose from:

1 Show Ticket: Perfect if you want a taste of the magic. Plus, it gets you into the Activity Village.
Festival 4 Pack: This one's great for families. Four tickets to a single show and four wristbands for the Activity Village. What a deal!
Variety Show Performance: A 1.5-hour show packed with endless entertainment. This is your ticket to non-stop fun.
Tree, A World in Itself: Step into a captivating performance. Your ticket also includes access to the Activity Village. Sweet!
Pyjama Nights: Yep, you read that right. Come in your comfiest pajamas for a magical night of shows under the stars.
Baby Show: Tree: Got little ones? This super-friendly performance introduces the youngest audience members to the world of theater.

Honestly, this event is a must-do in Vancouver. Grab your tickets, gather the family, and get ready for a week you'll never forget. Make memories, get creative, and most importantly, have boatloads of fun!

Create Soaps & Bath Bombs

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If you're looking for a fun and unique activity to do in Vancouver this month, why not try making your own Handcrafted Soap and Bath bombs? It's a fantastic way to get creative, learn something new, and take home some delightful, homemade goodies. The perfect place for this experience is Soigne, situated in the exciting Vancouver Art Scene.

Soigne has been turning natural olive oil into luxurious handmade beauty items for 20 years! In their workshop, you'll learn all the ins and outs of making your own soap and bath fizzies. With over 30 fragrances and herbs to choose from, the sky's the limit when it comes to personalizing your creations.

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The classes are small, with a maximum of 12 students, ensuring that everyone gets the attention and help they need. This makes it perfect for quality learning and a more personal experience. And, if you've got a youngster aged 7 and up who is eager to join, they can! Just make sure an adult participates as well, especially for kids under 16.

Before you go, remember to pack a few essentials: a big towel, a shoebox for your finished products, a large bag to carry everything home, and long sleeves for safety while working with lye. There's also a small $10 materials fee collected during the class. By the end of the workshop, you'll not only have a collection of your own handmade beauty products but also the skills to create more at home. Plus, you'll get handouts and additional soap recipes to fuel your new hobby.

This activity—perfect for a family day out, a creative time with your loved one, or just a fun way to spend some time this season. Head to Soigne and let your inner artist shine!

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Farm Fun with Pony Rides

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If you're looking for a fun and engaging day out this season, try the Pony Rides & Animal Farm Experience at Southlands Heritage Farm. This charming spot in Vancouver's Kerrisdale neighborhood is like stepping into a magical world where city stress melts away and countryside delights await. 🌾🐴

At Southlands Heritage Farm, you can meet friendly goats, ducks that waddle with charm, and chickens clucking away happily. But the real stars of the show are the ponies, perfect for little adventurers itching for a ride!

Pony rides are great for children aged 2 to 7. Imagine the joy on your little one's face as they navigate the orchard on the back of a gentle pony. Weekend and holiday afternoons, from 12 PM to 2 PM, are the prime times for these mini-excursions, but don't forget to book ahead because these slots fill up fast! And hey, parents, you can relax—seasoned instructors are always on hand to ensure a safe and joy-filled ride.

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Before you jump into all the fun, it's essential to know a few farm rules.

  • Respecting the animals' space and not picking fruits or feeding them without permission helps keep this place as enchanting as it is.
  • Smokers, keep those butts at bay as this serene spot is a smoke-free zone.
  • Also, a tip for animal lovers—always approach horses from the front and move slowly to avoid startling them.

If your child dreams of mastering horseback riding, Southlands Heritage Farm offers private lessons. Catering to all skill levels, the lessons range from kid-friendly 20-minute sessions to comprehensive 45-minute ones for those looking to polish their skills. These lessons also cover essential stable management, including grooming and tacking up the horses, so kiddos are well-versed in all things equestrian.

Race Through the 5K Foam Fest

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Get ready to get foamy, muddy, and wet while conquering exhilarating obstacles at the 5K Foam Fest in Surrey. This unique obstacle course race combines adventure and fun with 25 thrilling obstacles, including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, slip and slides, and mucky mud pits.

Packed with excitement and laughter, the 5K Foam Fest is an unmissable event. Charge through 2.5 million cubic feet of foam, scramble over thrilling obstacles, and slide down the slipperiest slip and slides!

No matter your level — an experienced athlete or someone looking for a fun day out — the range of challenges caters to all ages and skill levels. The whole course is designed to bring out your inner child and fill your day with joy.

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It takes place during this 2024 summer season, making it a perfect time to splash and play in the foam, especially as the weather heats up. It's also a fabulous way to break free from your routine and immerse yourself in something utterly unique and endlessly fun.

So, grab your running shoes, rally your friends, and jump headfirst into the foamiest, muddiest, and most fabulous 5K obstacle race of the year. Missing out on the 5K Foam Fest in Surrey would be a bummer!

Visit Kids Market on Granville Island

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Kids Market on Granville Island is a wonderland bursting with excitement and endless fun for families. It’s the ultimate spot to explore with your little ones, filling every visit with joy and new discoveries. From shopping and play areas to delicious dining options, everything here is designed to thrill kids and delight parents.

It's a world filled with magical toys, action-packed games, and stylish kids' clothes. At Kids Market, you'll find over 25 stores offering a rainbow of toys, games, books, and more. It’s impossible not to find something that will catch your child’s eye and unleash their imagination!

The indoor multi-level play area is a paradise for active kids. They can scamper through tunnels, race down slides, tackle obstacle courses, and even drive around in bumper cars. Feel the thrill in the arcade or challenge your senses in a virtual ride – there’s always a new adventure waiting around the corner.

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Need a break? Relax by the duck pond or grab a snack inside the market. It's a perfect place to recharge while enjoying the picturesque setting. No matter if you love sipping a coffee by the water or munching on some tasty treats, there are plenty of spots to sit and soak in the fun atmosphere.

Plus, Kids Market often hosts fantastic events and contests. Check out their Events page for the latest happenings like magic shows, crystal explorations, and other cool activities.

Ultimately, Kids Market on Granville Island is a must-visit for any family visiting Vancouver. With so many attractions packed into one beautiful setting, it’s the perfect place to create happy, lasting memories.

Explore, play, eat, and most importantly have fun with your kids – it’s what Granville Island is all about!

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Rent Bumper Boats

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This thrilling water activity that’s perfect for the whole family! You've got to check out Bumper Boat Rentals at Harrison WaterSports!

If you are planning a splashy weekend outing or a fun-filled team-building event, bumper boats offer endless excitement on the beautiful Harrison Lake.

Boat Rental Options: You have choices—always good, right? Pick between half-hour or one-hour rental options to match your schedule. These boats are fantastic for kids, families, or groups craving some aquatic fun.

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Plus, they’re equipped with electric water guns! Imagine cruising around, splashing your friends, and having a blast. Designed for all ages, bumper boats are a hit with both kids and adults. Children as young as five can join the fun, making it a perfect family-friendly activity.

Safety First: Before you hop on your amazing bumper boat adventure, remember to submit your digital waivers beforehand. Safety is a top priority here. Harrison WaterSports provides all the necessary instructions and gear to ensure everyone has a great and safe time on the water.

Join an Arts Studio Class

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Looking for a splash of creativity in your life this month? Head over to 4Cats Arts Studio on Main Street! This is a hub of imagination and fun! From kids' classes to family workshops, they’ve got something for everyone, no matter your age or skill level.

One of the coolest things about 4Cats is their instructor-guided workshops. Imagine sculpting your very own dragon bowl or crafting a nature-inspired mug. You don’t need any experience at all. They’ll walk you through each step, so you’ll always leave with something beautiful.

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If you’re into something more long-term, their exploratory classes are just the ticket. These multi-week wonders let you explore the techniques of famous artists.

Don’t miss their special events and programs. They’ve got playful sessions like the Mermaid Mini Session and Puppies Mini Session, along with PD Day Workshops. Teens aren't left out either, with their own dedicated art class that’s perfect for exploring and sharpening artistic skills in a friendly atmosphere.

Whether you want to try something new, hone your skills, or just have your kids create something beautiful, 4Cats Arts Studio is a must-visit this season.

Indoor Climbing Adventures

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Want to try an exhilarating adventure in Vancouver? Clip 'n Climb Vancouver - this spot is perfect for thrill and adventure seekers, promising a heap of fun and excitement with its Epic Indoor Climbing Challenges.

It's an absolute must-do, especially as the weather gets cooler and indoor activities become all the rage. If you are with your family, or celebrating a birthday, climbing here is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

No need for prior climbing experience; even newbies can jump right in. Here’s how it goes:

1. Book Your Session: Reserve your spot through their online system. Once confirmed, you're ready for your climbing journey.
2. Sign Your Waiver: Sign the waiver online to ensure safety and preparedness for your adventure.
3. Check-In: Arrive a bit early for a smooth check-in process.
4. Safety Briefing: Grab all the necessary safety tips and tricks from experienced instructors.
5. Time to Climb: Go wild on the climbing walls for a full hour of thrilling action.

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Oh, and for the hardcore adventurers out there, don’t miss out on the Leap of Faith and the Vertical Drop Slide!

  • Leap of Faith: Climb up the tower pole and take a bold leap from a 5-meter platform!
  • Vertical Drop Slide: Slide down an 8-meter slick slide wearing an ultra-slippery suit! 

Before you head in, keep these pointers in mind:

  • If you're bringing kids, adult supervision is needed.
  • Wear comfy clothes and closed-toe shoes.
  • Keep jewelry to a minimum (safety first!).

Celebrating something special? Check out Clip 'n Climb’s party rooms for an epic bash. And if you’re not climbing, the Mezzanine viewing area is perfect for hanging out and cheering on your brave pals.

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To Sum It All Up

June 2024 in Vancouver is jam-packed with exciting and diverse activities for kids! From the magical Vancouver International Children's Festival to the creative Handcrafted Soap & Bath Bombs Class, there's something for every child's interest. Let your little ones experience joy with Pony Rides & Animal Farm or splash around at the Vancouver 5K Foam Fest in Surrey. Don't miss out on the fun at the Kids Market on Granville Island or rent a bumper boat for some water adventures. Inspire their creativity in an arts studio class or bring out their inner climber with epic indoor climbing challenges.

The benefits of exploring Vancouver this month are endless. Sunshine, fresh air, and loads of kid-friendly events await. Children will make wonderful memories, learn new skills, and importantly, have a blast. It’s all about making the most of June—a beautiful season filled with joyous opportunities.

So, grab your calendar and start planning! Ensure your kids soak in all the fun Vancouver has to offer this month. For even more fantastic ideas, visit ActiviFinder. Remember, June doesn’t wait for anyone. Get out there and seize the season!

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