As a mom of two wee Valley gals who is on a tight budget, I’m always on the hunt for affordable family fun. Let’s face it, a trip to an indoor play centre can get quite costly – not to mention, a tad tedious.
I did some digging to discover 5 FREE family events that are on this weekend Sept 17-18, 2016 in the Fraser Valley.
What: Willows Church presents their annual fall fun fair that’s open to the whole community. Bouncy castles! Games! Face painting! Popcorn! Cotton candy! Fun, fun, fun!!! Come along rain or shine and bring your friends!
When: Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: RC Garnett Demonstration School, 7096 201 St, Langley.
What: This fabulous fall tradition that combines nature, heritage, agriculture and community is back and more fun than ever with a bike powered main stage, circus skills workshops, kite-making, raku pottery workshops, story telling, cow milking demonstrations, live raptors, and so much more! From perogies to burritos to mini donuts to freshly squeezed lemonade, choose from a variety of classic country fair food to fuel your day’s activities. Dogs are allowed to attend, as long as they are on a leash. An ATM machine is available onsite.
Entrance Admission is $3 per adult, $2 child 7-13 and senior 65+, However, it is FREE for children 6 and under, and anyone dressed in pioneer costume.
When: Saturday, Sept, 17th to Sunday, Sept. 18th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park
3- BeYou Girl
What: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre will be transforming into a BeYou Girl tradeshow designed to empower young girls and support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program across Canada.
Enjoy a day of speakers, live entertainment, interactive stations, inspirational spaces and so much more! Plus a chance to win a $500 Gift Card by visiting various passport destinations!
First 300 Guests to visit Guest Services will receive a FREE swag bag!!! For even highlights and more info, click HERE.
When: Saturday, Sept 17th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, 201-32900 S Fraser Way, Abbotsford.
What: Maan Farms is the place to be this fall! For 7 weekends September 17 – October 31st the farm will be providing family activities & entertainment suitable for all ages. Festivities are free and will be located in front of the store under the tents. Eat your lunch in a chuck wagon, and check out different guests every weekend and more. Abbotsford’s Biggest Pumpkin Patch- Free Admission Free Pumpkin Carving Station & Entertainment Every Weekend Seasonal treats from our Country Kitchen Live entertainment…
When: Sept 17- Oct 31
Where: Maan Farms, 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
What: From rubber chicken slingshots to hair raising electrical demonstrations, and even the occasional explosion – that’s our idea of serious fun as we welcome Science World to downtown Langley! Join us for spectacular and engaging live shows and first hand interactive activities. These top notch science experts will cover off a variety of topics including electricity, air pressure, forces and chemistry. Enjoy hands-on fun as you build your own science project to take home. For a complete event schedule visit www.discoverdowntownlangley.com
When: Saturday, Sept. 17th, 12- 3p.m.
Where: McBurney Plaza, McBurney Plaza Fraser Hwy at 205 st Langley.
And there you have it Valleyites, 5 Free fun-filled family events that are sure to delight the whole family. If there’s an event we missed, we’d love to hear all about it in the comment section below. Love what you just read and want to be updated on more local events happening in your hood? Make sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter so you don’t miss a beat.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.valleymom.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/13621326_10154196499215359_2104428602_o.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]One of Vancouver’s top Mommy Bloggers, Kristyl Clark resides in the beautiful Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada surrounded by lush countryside, urban shopping centers, wineries and parks. This work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls is proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. Kristyl also publishes a monthly column in Black Press publications throughout Metro Vancouver titled ‘Pink Laundry’ and is co-editor of Urbanique Magazine. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard.[/author_info] [/author]