15 Kids Activities in Downtown New West

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Your 2018 New West Guide to Children's Activities

*Free ones included

#1 Circus Classes at Vancouver Circus School


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Young ones are sure to love learning skills like aerial silks, trampolines, juggling and much more at the Vancouver Circus School. Various programs are available for a range of ages.

Register for their Spring Sessions (May 1 to June 30). Act fast as it's filling up quickly.

Get their info HERE


#2 Dance Programs at Northwest Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA Dance)


Introduce your child to dance at NAPA Dance. The dance studio offers exceptional training in many dance genres, like ballet, jazz, acro, hip-hop, tap, modern + more. They're experienced and an accredited facility.

Looking for something over Summer Break? They're now taking registration for their summer camps.

Get their info HERE


#3 Musical Theatre at The Stage New West


Immerse your child into the arts at The Stage. This youth & family centered performing arts studio offers pre-professional performance opportunities as well as top-quality, industry relevant training in the crafts of music, dance, and theatre. Programs for all ages.

Looking for something over Summer Break? They're offering camps over the two week period. Last we heard, there was one spot left!

Get their info HERE


#4 Interactive Exhibits at the Fraser River Discovery Centre (FREE)


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From sea creatures to boat life, the Fraser River Discovery Centre offers countless interactive exhibits that every youngster will love. For the latest exhibits, be sure to visit their website for more information. Consider a special FRDC birthday party package for the upcoming celebrations.

Get their info HERE


#5 Music Lessons at the Music Box Academy


Develop their taste for music at the Music Box Academy. Their small classes give your child the opportunity to explore all types of music (from singing to instruments) in a fun way. 

Sign your child up for any of their dancing, singing and music classes.

Get their info HERE


#6 Dance Class at The Dance Matrix


Your child looking for recreational dance programs? The Dance Matrix offers Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Breakdance and more.

Looking for something over Summer Break? They're offering two week camps for holiday break.

Get their info HERE


#7 Kids Cooking Course at Pamola Bakery


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Join Katia from Pamola Bakery every Tuesday morning as she teaches how to roll cookies, decorate cupcakes and make other amazing treats! The popular class is great for young kids to get their hands dirty. Advanced online registration is required, access their line up HERE

Get their info HERE


#8 Soap Making at River Market


Jolene’s Handmade Soap periodically offers soap making classes at River Market. Play with scents, shapes and colours. An excellent activity for anyone 6 years and older.

Get their info HERE


#9 Pottery Workshop at Pottery Works


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Open to kids 5 years and up, come choose a blank pottery canvas and paint it in your favourite colours. Every Monday and Thursday, 10:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Get the schedule & info HERE


#10 New Media Gallery at the Anvil Centre (FREE)


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Encounter art that lights up, responds, senses, and communicates in New Westminster’s new civic art gallery at the Anvil Centre. Kids are sure to be amazed by the ultramodern creations.

Get their info HERE


#11 Movie at Landmark Cinemas


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Get your kids eyes off the iPad and onto the big screen! Landmark Cinemas features Kids' Day every Sunday, where $12.49 gets your kid a movie ticket, Snack Pack (popcorn, drink, choice of candy treat) and out of the house.

Looking for movie deals? Check 'em out here

Get their info HERE


#12 Playtime at Westminster Pier Park (FREE)


photo courtesy swankmama

Let the kids tackle two playgrounds and a waterpark at Westminster Pier Park. While they expend that extra energy, you can sit back and relax alongside the river.


#13 (More) Playtime at the New West Quay (FREE)


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Children are free to play pretend and discover everything naval aboard the fixed pilothouse at the Quay, right next door to the world’s TALLEST tin soldier! These two landmarks are sure to keep the little ones entertained for a bit. Make sure to catch glimpses of the live tugboats cruising down the river.


#14 Bike Along the Quayside Boardwalk


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Grab your bikes and peddle down the Quay to Westminster Pier Park. With the Fraser River at your side, and plenty of food & rest stops along the way, it promises to be a spectacular time.


#15 Eat Until Your Heart's Content


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Spend breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert at one of the many eateries in Downtown New West. It could be pizza at Boston Pizza, southern-style BBQ at Re-Up BBQ or a sweet gelato from Tre Galli Gelato Caffe, the options are endless.


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