Kid Approved Guide to Local Pumpkin Patches

Harvest season has sprung, and there are so many great places to experience fall magic with the family. It is such a great time of year to explore the amazing farms in Surrey and Delta. Come visit one of the many fun pumpkin patches – there is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a wagon ride, pesticide free produce, inspiring festive decor and even some friendly barnyard animals.

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Teacher Approved Strategies for Fall Success

Back-to-school can be tough for some kids and families. These challenges have inspired the “Kid Approved September Survival Guide”, with a round up of expert advice, strategies for coping with all the change and suggestions for family time and total reconnection. Our first guest expert in the series is educator and doctoral student Megan Zeni. Megan is a teacher, a mother of three, co-creator of Room to Play and founder of the Classroom Gardener.

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Splish Splash! Spray Parks, Water Playgrounds and Pools

August definitely can feel like the dog days of summer with endless hot days and back-to-school looming on the horizon. And if the brain drain is happening for fresh ideas, why not take a tour of the many outdoor cooling-off options? From neighbourhood water parks to community pools, there are a ton of fun, free and affordable options.

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Exploring Burns Bog in North Delta

I have been wanting to do something new with the kids. Something that I have not done nor have the kids and the requirements for such an outing are fairly simple; the area needs to be within a short driving distance, the area could cater to the small legs of a 2 and a half year old but keep the interest of a 5 year old. I would also like an area that did not seem like it was part of the urban sprawl of our metropolitan area. This is where North Delta comes to mind, in particular Burns Bog.

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FREE Summer Activities in Surrey

We all know the summer struggle… keeping the kids busy without screens or breaking the bank. Those super fun activities and attractions can really start to add up, and many families also need to budget for additional childcare over the summer months. That classic refrain of “I’m bored!” can start by 9am some mornings, and although we’re all down for a bit of TV, they can’t spend the summer glued to a screen. So what to do? Luckily there are a ton of free activities and destinations in Surrey. Here’s a “Top Ten” of things to do that are both fun and FREE!

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Best of Delta Farms and Markets

It starts with strawberries and ends with pumpkins! Farm season in Delta spans much of the calendar year and provides a glorious array of fresh produce, eggs, honey and more. There are many interactive farm experiences for families. Visit a working farm, stop by a local farmers market or buy a CSA.

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Kid Approved Best Beaches

Living in the lower mainland, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to great beaches. Surrey, Delta and White Rock are no exception. Here is our Kid Approved roundup of local, family friendly beaches to discover this summer!

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Outdoor Kids + Mental Health

Research is increasingly making a connection between time spent in nature and mental wellness, in both kids and adults. As children struggle with seemingly increased rates of attention disorders, anxiety and other stress related issues, can a strong connection to nature actually help?

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Kid Approved Gets Hygge

Endless wet weather is good reason for West Coasters to embrace this cozy concept. But how to get “hygge” with kids? We have a few ideas….

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