Family Day events taking place around Langley

Family Day allows people to take part in a free skate, among other events.

Whether your clan likes to kick back with crafts, make waves in the pool, or expend energy on physical activity, there will be something for everyone this Family Day.

And they will be offered for free on Monday, Feb. 8.

“Family Day is a great opportunity to get everyone together to try something new or enjoy a favourite activity as a group,” said James Marvel, Langley Township’s manager of Recreation and Cultural Services.

Events include a free family swim at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, 22200 Fraser Hwy., from 1 to 6 p.m.

Free admission will also be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Centre, at 8889 Walnut Grove Dr., where play leaders will offer active games in the gymnasium and lead the fun in the pool.

Willoughby Recreation Centre, in the Langley Events Centre at 7888 200th St., will offer a free activities in the gym from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will feature bouncy castles, face painting, prizes, basketball and active play. There will also be a family boot camp, family Zumba, and family workout.

At the Langley Centennial Museum, at 9135 King St. in Fort Langley, a free Family Day event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities will include arts and craft projects and a scavenger hunt around the history gallery. Guests can craft their own family crest and family tree, enjoy face painting, and win prizes. Families can also get in a silly photo booth.

Additional activities not funded by provincial grants may also be at the various locations. For details, visit tol.ca/events.

Langley City

A free Family Day Skate is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and again at 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at the Langley Twin Rinks, 5700 Langley Bypass.

Peace Play Day

Willowbrook Shopping Centre has Peace Play Day.

LEGO Build: LEGO certified professional Robin Sather and his team have started a giant LEGO Peace Garden. Help decorate it.

Peace Passport: The first 600 kids aged four to 16 to complete the passport will receive a gift pack (while supplies last). Completed passports can be entered for a chance to win a trip for four to the United Nations in New York (value $4,000).

Hands Up For Peace: Join a Minute of Peace at 2 p.m.

Entertainment: Enjoy dance, music, and demonstrations from cultures across the world. Plus balloon twisting, crafts and face painting.

Visit www.shopwillowbrook.com for more information.

Take flight

The Canadian Museum of Flight, 5333 216th St., offers tours, hot apple cider and caramel popcorn, kids craft table and colouring contest. Have a photo taken in a Canadian Snowbirds jet. Admission is by donation. More at canadianflight.org.

Fort-itude

The Fort Langley National Historic Site offers activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can do 19th century family chores. People can take photos in historical costumes, and see demonstrations of blacksmithing and coopering. Enjoy a family scavenger hunt.

Get more information at www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley.

 

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