Spring Break For the Whole Family; Your Guide to Spending it in New West This Year

The weather is changing and the sun is finally peeking out from behind the clouds. This can only mean one thing, Spring Break is upon us! There are a million things to do with your family in New Westminster this year, so we’ve rounded up just a few highlights below.

Swim Parties and Matinee Movies in Uptown New West

Heroes and Villains and Disney themed public swims are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun things to do in New West this break. Round up the kiddos for matinee movies Uptown hosted by The New West Public Library. Or, head to the Moody Park Arena for family, public, and loonie skates throughout the Spring Break! This and much, much, more is available to do throughout the city this year, for a full list of awesome events click to download this year’s Spring Break Brochure.

Celebrate Easter in Queens Park with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny

Children between 3-10 years old? Queen’s Park is hosting Mr. and Mrs. Bunny for an Easter celebration with the petting farm, and loads of other fun activities for your kids to enjoy! Join in the family fun at New West’s flagship park Sunday, April 1st from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Call 604-777-5121 for more details on this free event.

Drop in and Explore the Fraser River at the FRDC

No need to worry about pre-registration here! Drop in at The Fraser River Discovery Centre March 20-24 to explore BC, and follow Simon Fraser’s journey down the Fraser. Kids aged 2-12 will receive passports to document their experiences as they learn about a different stop every day of this Special Spring Break program. Check the FRDC website for details and other exciting events.

Spring Blossoms on the New West Boardwalk

Craft The Day Away at The Craft Cafe on Sundays

The River Market Craft Cafe is hosting self-directed drop-in sessions on Sundays 11-1pm until March 25 ages 6-11. They provide access to the basic supplies like paper, cutting and pasting materials, paints, markers, and crayons, so your kids can express themselves and let their creativity run free!

Get a Little Spooky With the Ghostly New West Tour

This one’s for the older kids and parents, as the minimum age requirement is 12 years old. Explore the paranormal in BC’s original capital on a 90 min hair-raising walking tour through history. Listen to the spine-tingling stories of BC’s legendary Hanging Judge, the haunted tattoo parlour, and more right here in New Westminster. Click here for tickets and further information.

Insider Tip!

Looking for Day camps for your kids Spring break? New West has some great ones which range from arts and crafts to coding, the circus, dance classes and cheer schools! Read all about it and take a look at the brochures in our blog post: Arts, Music, & The Circus; Your Guide To Spring Break Day Camps in New Westminster.