Where to Play

SavvyMom February 16, 2017

Let’s be honest: it’s all about keeping them active and busy so they’ll sleep soundly. Luckily for us, the list of places to go when we want to wear out the troops just got longer. Whether you’re restless in Richmond or just looking for a birthday party location, we’ve got you covered with new places to play.

Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond is definitely a step up from the standard neighbourhood playground, and after the one million dollar investment in this play area, it should stand apart. You won’t find much plastic here, instead the play features have been made primarily from cedar and other natural materials to offer a uniquely West Coast experience. It was designed to appeal to a wide variety of children’s ages and stages of development and to combat the ‘nature deficit disorder’ head on.

If the rain is too heavy or you’re planning a birthday party, check out Extreme Air Park, Canada’s largest trampoline park. Interlocking trampolines and trampoline walls give a whole new meaning to the sport of jumping. Kids can play dodgeball, basketball, jump into a foam pit, try out a trampoline half pipe or just jump around like crazy. Special socks are required and are part of the admission fee for birthday guests, but need to be purchased if you are on your own.

For something completely different, why not try parkour? Parkour is gaining international momentum in fitness training circles for its focus on mastering obstacles and climbing structures with only your own momentum to propel you. Origins Parkour is a state of the art parkour facility on Main Street in Vancouver. Classes are available for kids aged 5–12, but single session visits are only available to kids 13 and older. Birthday parties and school break camps are also offered here.

Go. Play. Sleep. Repeat.

We’ve got so many ideas to bring on the zzz’s—just keep moving through the rest of our 10 Places to Take Kids to Play in Vancouver.


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