Family Fun in Vancouver: The October Edition
Parenting can be a lot of fun, especially when there’s family friendly activities to go and check out. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite events happening in and around Vancouver this month. All of them are Mama in the City approved.
Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch
Recently we attended opening day at Country Farms Pumpkin Patch. We lucked out on some gorgeous dry weather and spent several hours at the farm. Families can enjoy live music and entertainment along with a proper ride on a hay wagon to the pumpkin patch.
The entry fee includes one pumpkin of your picking and a crisp apple to enjoy. For a small extra fee a train can take you for a tour around the farm. There’s an assortment of food stands are available and range from coffee,wood fired pizza, kettle corn and more.
Insider Tip: Even on a dry day wear your boots to the patch and pack a change of footwear for the ride back home.
Cost: $11-13 per person
FlyOver Canada Halloween
A twist on the usual Canadian Flyover Canada, this experience features special guest Broomelda. My big kids love checking out Halloween at FlyOver Canada and look forward to graduating from the Haunted Witch Academy. While there may be some spooky decorations and element of scare, as long as your child meets the height requirements it is a family friendly event.
Insider Tip: Make this a fun family excursion out by pairing it with the event listed below.
Cost: $19.55- 28.05 per person
Stanley Park Ghost Train
The train at Stanley Park is a Vancouver classic! While the train operates at various times throughout the year, during the month of October there is a Halloween themed railway adventure. This year from October 11-31 the train takes on the theme of Jack O’Lantern’s Journey Through The Dark Forest. With live performers to add to your 2 KM train ride.
Interesting to note that this railway only exists due to the forest ground that was previously cleared by Typhoon Freda back on October 12, 1962. A terrible devastating storm that had winds reported at 145 KM/HR.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Halloween Party For Families
Last year I took my three kids, in costume, to the family Halloween Party at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano location. The kids made their own pizzas, enjoyed treats from the candy bar, made potions at the drink bar and had their face painted. It was a great way to enjoy some costumed fun and an also an evening out.This years party is on October 28 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and is held at both Vancouver locations, Main Street and Kitsilano. This family friendly event encourages parents to relax over dinner while the kids enjoy Halloween pizza making and other fun activities.Insider Tip: Reserve your spot ahead of time so you don’t miss out.
Cost: $15/per child and includes pizza, candy bar, drinks and face painting
We hope you and your family get out and about to enjoy some of these fun Vancouver activities.