Places to Go and Things To Do with Your Little One(s)
For moms who want to get out and live life in their community and have fun while raising their children it doesn’t get better than this.
South Surrey is a hub of activity for moms in the know, and the burgeoning neighbourhood around Glenmore and Highland Park is only adding to this vibrant community for mommies.
If story time is a special time in your household you’ll love Kidsbooks in South Surrey. The bookstore often hosts author visits from a variety of popular children’s authors, and next week is no different. On October 20th, Kidsbooks welcomes Blinky to the Rescue’s illustrator/author (and BC-native) Ashley Spires. Learn even more about the epic space adventures of Blinky the cat and his co-pilot Ted!
Situated on 32nd Avenue, Babycheeks Boutique promises to be a shopping treat for you and your little ones. The boutique is filled with all sorts of beautiful children’s clothes and accessories, and is a host to a variety of child-friendly activities, from reading workshops to song and craft time to play dates with the likes of Cinderella and Ariel. Introduce your little guy or gal to some new playmates and mingle with other moms in the area.
A 10-minute drive from Glenmore and Highland Park, the Bell Performing Arts Centre in South Surrey is host to numerous events for both young and old. This month, it’s all about the kids. Described as a Halloween musical adventure for the entire family, The Great Big Boo! comes to the Bell Centre on October 23rd. And this week, the Centre welcomes acclaimed children’s author Robert Munsch on his Love You Forever Tour. Take a moment to recite those beloved words “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always” together with your tot.
Of course, if you’re looking to pursue something a little more active there is always Mommy & Me Bowling at Scottsdale Lanes. Pre-schooler and adult team up costs $60 and runs for six weeks. Or you can participate in a family and youth night at Tong Louie Family YMCA.
Spending quality time getting to know other moms who share the same interests as you is always important too. There are a few Mommy & Me groups in the South Surrey/White Rock area to help you do just. The members-only clubs aim to create lasting friendships for parents as well as their children through meet ups and play dates to places like coffee shops, beaches, the aquarium and other areas over the Lower Mainland. You’ll want to sign up as a member to get more information.
A place to live, a place to belong, a place to grow. It’s all here at Glenmore and Highland Park.