Family Fun for Family Day

Jan 29, 2016

The Family Day long weekend is fast approaching! If you are looking to stick around home, the City of Nanaimo has some activities suited for the whole family. On Sunday, February 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Oliver Woods Community Centre will host the 4th annual Family Play Day. This year's theme is "Super Hero" and everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero.

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A Family Pass for Family Play Day is $12 for a family of 5 or $3 per person, children 2 years and under are free. Activities include a super hero training centre, gym games and activities for kids of all ages, storytelling and interactive puppet shows, lego land, superhero crafts, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon animals. Also, the winners of the Family Fun Challenge will be announced during Family Play Day. Have you taken the Family Fun Challenge yet? Pick up your Challenge form at any City recreation centre to start. The Family Fun Prize Pack consists of $500 worth of family-friendly games, activities and a 3-month Family RecPass!


On Family Day itself, Monday, February 8, Nanaimo Ice Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will be open for special skating and swimming events.

Over at the Aquatic Centre you can enjoy:

  • Everyone Welcome Swim from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Ice Centre will host

  • Everyone Welcome Skates from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm and 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm,
  • Family/Child Stick 'n' Puck from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm and 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, and
  • Parent and Tot Skate from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Check the City's Public Schedules page for more info. 

You can also take the family to one of Nanaimo's many parks to play, explore and learn! Use the Nanaimo Parks Search to find a park a near you.

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