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Be sure to check out the new Queenston Park in Coquitlam!

Queenston park

We finally made time to head out to Queenston Park! I wasn't sure if it would keep both my kids busy as I have a  6 year old and a 10 year old. I find it hard to find a park that keeps both kids happy. But to my suprise both of them enjoyed it!

But who wouldn't! With the recycled rubber safety surfacing all over, giving a bounce feel when you walked over it, which allows the parents to feel safer too with the cushioned ground is pretty neat. The colors are very earthy too with a fun appeal. 

There are two playgrounds on the lower part both with slides, the bigger one with a climbing wall and a net, both having different ways to climb the structures. But the best part is the hill. There is a lane of netting you can climb up and down, or climb using the the bars, or the ladder style stairs or even the rope you can use to climb up and the cool hillside steps. The big appeal is the long slide that goes pretty fast which is super fun.

My only complaint is in the hot sun the slide can get hot. Also on the hill are large rubber handholds like circular sponge items created  to climb up the hill as well. So much creativity and so much fun. Love how this playground has so many innovative ideas and the kids love it.

There also is a basketball court beside the park if you have older kids they could play there while your younger kids enjoy the playground. There is about 4 benches around the park, but I would bring a blanket to sit on, and if its a sunny day bring a shade tent or umbrella as there is virtually no shade there. Dont forget the water to re-fuel the kids especially on a hot day. There was a porta potty near the entrance if your child needs to go to the bathroom while you are there.

We loved the park, however it was 24 degrees when we went so it was super hot there with no shade, but made for a fun quick park trip!

Location:

3415 Queenston Avenue

Coquitlam

(Parking is limited as its on a residential street, please keep this in mind on a busy day)

 

 

Climbing net structure to larger playground set.

Queenston park


The long slide!

Queenston park slide


Hillside steps and rubber handholds

Queenston park


Ladder style steps

Queenston park


Net Climbing

Queenston park


Larger Play Structure

Queenston park


Up top the Slide

Queenston park




Pano image from uptop of the playground

Queenston park


Pano image from the side view of the playground

Queenston park


At the top of the hill was a grass area to enjoy a snack or picnic!

Queenston park


Creative Mother's Day Crafts

Fingerprint Pendants

A Girl and her Glue Gun

Mother's Day Crafts



Handprint and Footprint Poem Printable

From: Miss Bold Design

Mother's Day Crafts 

 

Fingerprint Dandelion Craft For Kids + Card Idea

From: Crafty Morning

Mother's Day Crafts

 

Mason Jar Picure Frame Vase

From: Home Stories A to Z

Mother's Day Crafts

 

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub {for Mom}

From: By Stephanie Lynn

Mother's Day Crafts

 

You are My Sunshine

From: Twin Dragon Fly Designs

Mother's Day Crafts

Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Day Out with Thomas the Train!


Thomas the Train

You can win a Family Pack of Four tickets! All aboard! The extremely popular Thomas & Friends Day Out With Thomas tour returns to Squamish this spring. This event sells out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance.

Day Out With Thomas transforms the West Coast Railway Heritage Park into a Thomas the Tank Engine theme park experience, with more than ten attractions - one of which is a scheduled train ride with Thomas. Plan to spend time to enjoy all the great family activities, and please allow time to arrive, park and make your way onto the event site.


Thomas the Train

Dates: May 16, 17, 18 and 23 & 24!

Location: Squamish

More info or to purchase tickets: http://www.wcra.org

 

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAW:

We are giving away  (1 set of Family tickets, 4 tickets total )

1. Enter our contest form *In the comments box add why you want to win!

2. For additional entries Like Kids's Vancouver Facebook Page

 

This contest ends April 26, 2015 at 8pm.
*Lower Mainland Residents Only
*you will need to find your own transporation to the location (Squamish)

Easter Events all around the Lower Mainland!

Easter Egg Hunts Vancouver 

April 1-6
Easter Train in Stanley Park
Vancouver

April 3
Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt

Coquitlam


April 3-4
4th Annual Chilliwack Orginal Corn Maze Easter Egg Hunt
Chilliwack

April 3-5
Easter at the Cannery!
Richmond

April 3-6
Easter at Aldor Acres

Langley

Easter Train
Surrey

 

April 4
Easter Egg Hunt at Place Maillardville
Coquitlam

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Hammond Park
Maple Ridge

Easter Egg Hunt Hosted by Cops For Cancer
Maple Ridge

North Vancouver Host Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt
North Vancouver

Eco-Easter Egg Hunt at Colony Farm Park
Port Coquitlam

5th Annual Easter Arts Celebration at PoCo’s Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam

Third Annual CoquitlamMommy.ca Easter Egg Hunt
Port Moody

Easter Fair at the Surrey Museum
Surrey

Dundarave Easter Egg Hunt
West Vancouver

 

April 4-5
Harrison Mills Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Harrision Mills

Great A-Mazing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Garden
Vancouver

Easter Egg Hunt at FlyOver Canada
Vancouver

 

April 5
North Delta Lions Club 47th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Delta

Delta Easter Parade

Delta

Fort Langley Easter Egg Hunt
Fort Langley

9th Annual Easter Festival
Langley

Whonnack Lake Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Maple Ridge

9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge

Easter in Queen's Park
New Westminster

Easter at Lonsdale Quay
North Vancouver

Children's Easter Fest 2015
Pitt Meadows

Spring Fling & Easter Egg Hunt in Osprey Village
Pitt Meadows

Easter Extravaganza! at Port Moody Station Museum
Port Moody

West Richmond's Easter Eggstravaganza 2015
Richmond

Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt at John Lawson Park
West Vancouver

 

April 6
Blueridge Eggstravaganza
North Vancouver



zulily Sale Alert - Get 50% off Tiny Prints!

Do you have a special event coming up and need invitations, announcements or any type of personalized home products?

Right now, zulily.com has an AMAZING offer running where you can buy a $40 Tiny Prints voucher for only $20! That's a 50% savings that can't be beat! Click here to check out the sale >> $20 for a $40 Tiny Prints Voucher - Save 50%!.

American Girl Sale - Up to 30% Off

American Girl Sale - Up to 30% Off
Sale Starts: 3/9/15
Sale Ends: 3/12/15

*Change the web site to *US site (pickup package in the states not available in Canada)


Attention American Girl fans! zulily.com has American Girl dolls, clothes and accessories on sale today, up to 30% off! American Girl items always go fast at zulily, check out the sale now >> American Girl Sale - Up to 30% Off



About American Girl - Centered on celebrating girls and all that they can be, American Girl® is all about products that spark the imagination and teach the importance of friends and family. Made to educate, entertain and inspire, this indispensable book collection features fun crafts, brain-building exercises and problem-solving strategies that will stick with a girl every step of the way.

Dinotrain

CLOSED! The winner was Terri Lynn bolt of Surrey!

 

Dinosaur Train returns to the West Coast Heritage Railway Park again this year. The dinosaurs will be lurking in the area, where children will be finding fossils, dinosaur bones, crafts, the dino cave, a huge bouncy caterpillar, Dino videos and more. Your adventure starts with a train ride to their secret hiding place, and a return train ride back to civilization after the visit.

Location:
The West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Squamish

HOW TO WIN you ask?

We are giving away 4 tickets
(1 winner will be chosen)

1. Enter our contest form

2. In the above form, in the additional info, tell me why you want to go!

 

This contest ends March 18 2014 at 5pm.

*must provide own transportation to venue in Squamish

*Must be able to attend on dates provided: March 20-25

 

Dinotrain

TOMS Sale at zulily - Save up to 40%!

Toms on Sale! Toms on Sale!

SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! super fast!

TOMS Sale at zulily - Save up to 40%!

Stock up on shoes for the entire family with the TOMS sale at zulily.com! Starting 2/17, you can get TOMS up to 40% off, including shoes for kids, women and men. Click the shop link below to find the perfect pair (or two or three)!

Shop the TOMS sale here >> Up to 40% off TOMS - Sale starts 2/17

Did you know that TOMS gives back to children in need every time you make a purchase? With its Giving Partners and customers like you, TOMS has transformed everyday purchases into a force for good. Each purchase improves the health, education and well-being of children in over 60 countries. With every product you purchas
e, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.®

Valentine's Day Craft Ideas!

Love Painting using Handprints and Footprints

How cute is this, even do it with a simple plain background color this would be simple to do and a great keepsake.

Love Painting using Handprints and Footprints



Salt Dough Heart Footprints

Click here to learn more about making these sweet Footprint for your loved ones or to keep for a keepsake for yourself.

Salt Dough Heart Footprints 

 

Paper Bag Owl Puppet Valentine's Day Craft

Click here to see the instructions.


Paper Bag Owl Puppet Valentine's Day Craft


Owl Be Your Valentine's using Toilet rolls!

Owl Be Your Valentine's using Toilet rolls!

 

 

Valentine's Day Heart Caterpillar Craft For Kids

Great craft for toddlers or any age! Click to read the instructions.

Valentine's Day Heart Caterpillar Craft For Kids

 

 Heart Suncatcher Craft using Coffee Filters

Heart Suncatchers 


Handprint Heart Tree Craft

Handprint Heart Tree Craft


 

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