FREE Family Activities

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES JANUARY 22ND TO 29TH


SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND UNPLUG & PLAY KICK OFF EVENT


Date: Sunday, January 22nd

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Rutland Centennial Hall, 215 Shepherd Road, Kelowna

Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/yz5pzwuxyKp7oYoi9

Join us and our many Community Partners for a fun-filled day of free events and activities for the whole family!

Partners include:

Interior Savings – TITLE SPONSOR

BGC Okanagan

Central Okanagan Family HUB

City of Kelowna

Childhood Connections

Creative Connections

Leif David, Magician

Let’s Talk Science Outreach at UBC Okanagan

Okanagan Regional Library – Downtown Kelowna Branch

Project Literacy Central Okanagan

Regional District of Central Okanagan, Parks Department

School District 23

St. John Ambulance

YMCA SIBC



MULTI-DAY EVENTS


Outdoor Skating

Dates: Sunday, January 22nd-29th

Time: 6:00am – 11:00pm

Location: Stuart Park, 1439 Water Street

The outdoor skating rink at Stuart Park is open for casual, drop-in use daily, except on Mondays, when it is closed from 6-8am for maintenance. No pre-bookings are required, this season.

Skate rentals will be available on-site, but make sure to bring your own protective gear for outdoor skating (such as helmets) and hand sanitizer and face coverings for added COVID-safety.

Skate Rental Hours:

11:00am – 8:00pm, daily (weather permitting)

Skate Rentals Cost:

  • Adults: $6.00
  • Children, 2 and under: $5.00
  • EZ bars: $2.00
  • Helmets: $2.00

PLEASE NOTE: equipment rentals are cash only and weather permitting. Make sure to check ice conditions, maintenance schedules and crowd levels using the live cam on the City of Kelowna website before heading down to the rink.

TNT Food Truck will be on-site during peak hours offering food for purchase.

For questions regarding Public skate please call 250-469-8800 or click the logo below.


Make it Count Activity Bags

Dates: Monday, January 23rd to Friday, January 27th

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Childhood Connections Family Support Centre, 101 – 1505 Harvey Avenue

Childhood Connections is offering free craft activity bags for parents to engage in with their children!


Family Play Time

Dates: Monday, January 23rd to Friday, January 27th

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am and 11:00am – 12:30pm

Location: Kelowna Family YMCA, 375 Hartman Road

Join us with your child (aged 0-6 years) at Kelowna Family Y for our free, registered play program. Explore, create, imagine, and play in a variety of activities for you and your child. Meet other families through group activities in a comfortable play environment and learn about services in your community. Register to come play in our Family Play Time program, complete our scavenger hunt, and enter to win a prize!

To register visit: Family Play Time | YMCA of Southern Interior BC (ymcasibc.ca) or email karla.hagel@ymcasibc.ca


Reading with Friends!

Dates: Monday, January 23rd to Friday, January 27th

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Daily

Location: The Family Hub, 700 Pearson Road

Bring your favorite book to the Hub during the week.  You can, either, read your book to the Hub participants or we will read it for you!  We’ll enter your name in a draw for a $25.00 gift certificate to Mosaic Books, just for sharing your favorite book!


Screen-Free Time at Peachland Library

Date: Tuesday, January 24th 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 25th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday, January 26th 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, January 27th 11:00am – 5:00pm

Time: SEE ABOVE

Location: Peachland Library, 40-5500 Clements Crescent, Peachland

Baby Time is our joyful early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of songs and rhymes! Recommended for ages newborn to 18 months and their parents/caregivers

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here



SUNDAY, JANUARY 22ND EVENTS


Lief David, Magician

Dates: Sunday, January 22nd

Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm

Location: Rutland Centennial Hall, 215 Shepherd Road

Come and watch the incomparable magic show of one of the most sought after entertainers in the Central Okanagan, Mr. Leif David! Prepare to be amazed!


Who’s Been There?

Dates: Sunday, January 22nd

Time: 9:00 – 11:00am

Location: Black Mountain – sntsk’il’nten Regional Park (Swanson Rd entrance).

Winter is a busy time in Regional Parks! Look for life hidden in plain view by learning to read tracks and scats left by wildlife. Practice the art of eco-tracking – why was the animal here and what was it doing?

To register for this free event please visit Regional District of Central Okanagan



MONDAY, JANUARY 23RD EVENTS


Baby Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Monday, January 23rd

Time: 10:15 – 10:45am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Baby Time is our joyful early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of songs and rhymes! Recommended for ages newborn to 18 months and their parents/caregivers

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here


Family-Tot Playtime 0-5yrs

Date: Monday, January 23rd

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Peachland Club, 5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland

Our Family-Tot Playtime offers a variety of activities for you and your child to explore create, imagine, and play. During this time meet other moms, dads, and grandparents. Activities may include a craft, circle time with stories and songs and, best of all, play!

To register please email familyresource@bgco.ca or drop-ins also welcome.


Playdough Making Activity

Date: Monday, January 23rd

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: Mamawapowin Early Years Centre, 1580 Bernard Avenue

Want to make homemade, chemical-free and affordable playdough? Come join the staff at Métis Nation British Columbia for a morning of making playdough lessons at the Mamawapowin Early Years Centre! Mamawapowin is a culturally safe and inclusive environment open to all families who would like to learn to make homemade playdough while learning about Métis culture. All playdough ingredients will be provided.

For more information click here


Museum Park and Play

Date: Monday, January 23rd

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Lake Country Museum & Archives, 11255 Okanagan Centre Road West,
Lake Country

Our Museum play space will be filled with toys, crafts, and learning stations for your little ones to explore free of charge. There is direct access to Okanagan Centre Park and the shoreline of Okanagan Lake to further your Museum adventure. By popular demand, the Museum will feature a toy exchange. Feel free to bring a toy from home and swap it for one of the toys in our exchange program, something special for everyone.

For more information click here



TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH EVENTS


Baby Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: 11:30am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Baby Time is our joyful early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of songs and rhymes! Recommended for ages newborn to 18 months and their parents/caregivers

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here


Sing-Me-a-Story Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: 10:15am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Join us for an energetic half hour of songs, rhymes, stories, and puppets.

WARNING: This program contains jumping, singing, and going bananas! All ages are welcome.

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here


Family-Tot Playtime 0-5yrs

Date: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Martin Avenue Club,1434 Graham Street

Our Family-Tot Playtime offers a variety of activities for you and your child to explore create, imagine, and play. During this time meet other moms, dads, and grandparents. Activities may include a craft, circle time with stories and songs and, best of all, play!

To register please email familyresource@bgco.ca or drop-ins also welcome.


Story Time in Oyama

Date: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location: Oyama Community Club, 15710 Oyama Road, Lake Country

For children 0-5 years and their caregiver(s). Come sing and play with us! Siblings are welcome.

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25TH EVENTS


Museum Park and Play

Date: Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Lake Country Museum & Archives, 11255 Okanagan Centre Road West,
Lake Country

Our Museum play space will be filled with toys, crafts, and learning stations for your little ones to explore free of charge. There is direct access to Okanagan Centre Park and the shoreline of Okanagan Lake to further your Museum adventure. By popular demand, the Museum will feature a toy exchange. Feel free to bring a toy from home and swap it for one of the toys in our exchange program, something special for everyone.

For more information click here


Learn to Field Sketch Plants

Date: Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location: Environmental Education Centre of the Okanagan (EEC0) at Mission Creek
Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Road

Field Sketching is a powerful way to practice and observation skills and is fundamental to science. Drawings can capture details that aren’t easily described. Take the spark you feel when you are out in nature and learn to draw it on paper with us!

To register for this free event please visit Regional District of Central Okanagan


Toddler Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 10:15am – 10:45am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Toddler Time helps young children develop early literacy skills through fun stories, rhymes and songs based on simple concepts. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome.

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here


Stay & Play

Date: Wednesday, January 25th

Time: 10:45am – 11:45am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Toddler Time helps young children develop early literacy skills through fun stories, rhymes and songs based on simple concepts. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome.

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here



THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH EVENTS


Family Story Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 10:30am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Join us for fun stories, rhymes, puppets and songs the will get the family dancing, singing and learning together. Recommended for children ages 3 to 6 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome.

Drop in for some family fun!

For more information click here


Family-Tot Playtime 0-5yrs

Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Lake Country Club, 9830 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country

Our Family-Tot Playtime offers a variety of activities for you and your child to explore create, imagine, and play. During this time meet other moms, dads, and grandparents. Activities may include a craft, circle time with stories and songs and, best of all, play!

To register please email familyresource@bgco.ca or drop-ins also welcome.


Baby Time in Lake Country Library

Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Location: Lake Country Library, #2-10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road (located inside the Municipal Hall), Lake Country

Recommended for children 2 to 5 years and their caregiver(s). Siblings are welcome! Join us for great stories, silly songs and fun puppets!

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here



FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH EVENTS


Toddler Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Friday, January 27th

Time: 10:15am – 10:45am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Toddler Time helps young children develop early literacy skills through fun stories, rhymes and songs based on simple concepts. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome.

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here


Stay & Play at Downtown Kelowna Library

Date: Friday, January 27th

Time: 10:45am – 11:45am

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Toddler Time helps young children develop early literacy skills through fun stories, rhymes and songs based on simple concepts. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome.

Drop in for some fun!

For more information click here


LEGO at the Library

Date: Friday, January 27th

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Drop-in to build something epic using the library’s impressive LEGO collection! Your creation will be displayed at the library for all to admire. Guides, books and optional themes and challenges will be available. For ages 6 to 12 years old.

Drop in for some building fun!

For more information click here


Baby Time at Lake Country Library

Date: Friday, January 27th

Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Location: Lake Country Library, #2-10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road (located inside the
Municipal Hall), Lake Country

Recommended for infants, newborn to 24 months, and their caregiver(s). Siblings are welcome. Join us for joyful songs and bouncy rhymes as you bond with your baby.

For more information click here



SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH EVENTS


Discover Your Parks

Date: Saturday, January 28th

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Stephen Coyote Ridge Regional Park, 2200 Glenmore Road North

The Okanagan is home to a diversity of wildlife and ecosystems. Join a park interpreter on a guided hike for an insider’s look at the trails, history, plants, animals, and other unique features that make the park special.

To register for this free event please visit Regional District of Central Okanagan


Dinosaur Roar

Date: Saturday, January 28th

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway

Dinosaurs were HOW BIG? Using real paleontology equipment and fossil exploration, we will imagine a land filled with dinosaurs. How loud can you roar? Tickets are a pay what you can structure. Limited space, pre-registration required.


Family Swim

Dates: Saturday, January 28th

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Parkinson Recreational Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

The City of Kelowna Active Living & Culture has graciously organized a FREE family swim day! So dig out that swimsuit and get ready to plunge into fun!

Simply drop-in! First-come-first-serve basis.

For questions regarding public swim please call 250-469-8800 or click here.


Drag Story Time with Frieda Whales

Date: Saturday, January 28th

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Downtown Kelowna Library, Great Room, 1380 Ellis Street

Drop-in for stories and songs that celebrate diversity and freedom of expression. Come dressed to impress (costumes encouraged)! Participants are invited to stay after Story Time to make a colourful craft.

For more information click here



SUNDAY, JANUARY 29TH EVENTS


Animal Adaptations

Date: Sunday, January 29th

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Mission Creek Park, 2363 Springfield Road – look for the tents set up by the
main playground

This hands-on activity provided by Let’s Talk Science Outreach at UBC Okanagan, along with Regional District of Central Okanagan Interpreters, will allow youth to have the opportunity to explore different ways that animals insulate themselves to stay warm in winter by testing different insulating materials in snow/ice cold water.


Nakulamen: How Turtle Set the Animals Free

Date: Sunday, January 29th

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway

Winter is a time for storytelling and this family-friendly event is a great way to spend part of a long, winter evening. Join us for this captíkwł with Wildrose Native Traditions and learn more about syilx storytelling culture! Tickets are a pay what you can structure with a suggested ticket price of $15 per household.


Sunday Afternoon Lego Builders

Date: Sunday, January 29th

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Lake Country Library, #2-10150 Bottom Wood Lake Road (located inside the Municipal Hall), Lake Country

(Ages 5 to 12) with an adult caregiver. Free & Drop-in. Bring an adult and bond while you build over blocks!

Drop in for some building fun!

For more information click here


Learn to Field Sketch Plants

Date: Sunday, January 29th

Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Location: Environmental Education Centre of the Okanagan (EEC0) at Mission Creek
Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Road

Field Sketching is a powerful way to practice and observation skills and is fundamental to science. Drawings can capture details that aren’t easily described. Take the spark you feel when you are out in nature and learn to draw it on paper with us!

To register for this free event please visit Regional District of Central Okanagan


Thank you for participating!