Cheap Family Fun in the Fraser Valley
10 Rainy Day Ideas that will Excite the ENTIRE Family!
Rainy days are bound to happen here in the Fraser Valley, and it is so nice to have a plan. We've got our Rainy Day bucket list ready to go, and it's so good we're practically praying for rain! If we don't get it soon, we may just have to take a break from the sun... :)
Check out these 10 awesome, mostly cheap and a couple splurge worthy, family friendly rainy day activities, and get out and explore the Fraser Valley with us!
PS-These ideas will make everyone happy...including mom and dad!
Here we go!
1. Escape Room
You'll be in for some real family bonding with this team building exercise! Work together to solve the puzzle before time runs out! Our family loves Exit rooms...but sadly we have never actually escaped successfully. That won't stop us from trying though!
Check out Exit Room Abbotsford, Langley, and Chilliwack for their Family Deal. It runs Sunday-Thursday (public holidays excluded). All kids under 10 are 40% off when accompanied by at least one adult. Hope you are better at this then us!
Tip: Play for free on your Birthday! Can't make it the day of? No problem, you can play for 50% off two days before or after your Birthday.
2. Board Game Cafes
Shake up your family game night (or day) by getting out of the house and out to one of these very cool, board game cafes. Both places offer great food and drinks, and have TONS of games. The only problem we foresee is deciding which game to play (they will help you though)! In fact, you might want to take a look before you go (there really is that many games to choose from!).
The Raving Gamer in Langley has a $6 cover charge, but this fee is waved if you order food or drink. Just FYI, the Raving Gamer is also licensed and you can enjoy your adult beverage in the restaurant section of the bistro. Pick your game now!
Boardwalk Games in Abbotsford has a $5 cover charge that they put towards growing and maintaining their awesome game collection. If you can, go on "Thirsty Thursdays" and you'll be able to enjoy an adult beverage on discount. Check out their game list now!
3. Virtual Reality
Here is a splurge, but how cool of an experience would it be? Immerse your family in a 3-D world and take on an adventure together! It certainly makes our family's bucket list!
Tip: You can play for $20 on Tuesdays at VRKade in Abbotsford. Book your time now!
Take the family out to try 10 Pin Bowling! We love going to Galaxy Bowl in Abbotsford. You can pay per game but we like these options even better:
5. Free Games and Cheap Eats at Oak and Thorne Happy Hour
Yes, we said the Oak and Thorne, and we know you may be thinking that it's kinda, sorta a place to party...and you wouldn't be wrong, but that's at night. Daytime at the Oak and Thorne is really chill and has a great casual vibe. We take our kids there all the time during happy hour and it is awesome. We love to play ping pong while we are there, but they have all sorts of games (a lot of them are free, and some of them you pay for)! Check it out for yourself during happy hour, and let us know what you think!
6. Axe Throwing
Yes, axe throwing. It's a thing now, and it is awesome. Bad Axe Throwing is in Surrey, and they know how to have a good time, and are family friendly. Kids are totally welcome to throw; the only requirement is that they are with a parent or guardian and are able to throw an axe in a safe manner.
Before we get you too excited we have to tell you...it is a bit of a splurge...but how cool would it be to do with your family? Your kids will think you're a total "bad axe". ;)
Fun fact: you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. A nice touch on their part that makes this a more attainable event for some of us aspiring axe throwers out here in the Valley.
We think this activity is worth saving up for, do you?
Tip: You get to Throw for free on your Birthday! All you have to do is call ahead and let them know it's your Birthday, and then have proof of ID upon arrival.
7. Cheap Theatres
We love, love, love cheap theatres! Why are they so cheap? All they do is wait a couple weeks before they start showing the new releases. That's it! We have no problem waiting if it means saving more than half a ticket price. Choose the theatre closest to you, and find a show you like.
Cottonwood 4 Cinemas Chilliwack
8. Rock Climbing
When your kids are climbing the walls, why not have them literally climb walls? Burn off some steam, and have an awesome bonding experience with your kids. Help and encourage one another to push the limits, and you're sure to make a great memory.
The Rockwall Climbing Gym in Maple Ridge has a great family climb deal on Saturdays from 11am-1pm. The First kid is $20, Second Kid is $15, and Parents are free! If it is your family's first climb then be sure to pre-book.
9. Rec Centre Swimming
Community Swim is the perfect time to take the family out for a dip. It is basically a pool happy hour! Adults swim for $2, and kids are just $1!
10. Driving Range
The Langley Golf Centre is a great spot to take the family. Golfers in training (kids) are very welcome here! Don't worry if you don't have clubs because they will lend them to you free of charge. The driving range has tons of covered space, and there is also a chipping green and a putting green outside if you feel like venturing out. Take the kids, share a bucket of balls, maybe grab a "refreshment" from the Bistro, and have a great day together!
That's it for now! Time to go play!
We hope you like our list of awesome indoor activities offered in the Fraser Valley. Whether it is a rainy day, or you just need a break from the sun, we hope you are compelled to try at least one of our family friendly suggestions. If you do, please let us know how it goes. Please note that the times, dates and pricing information of these activities, while accurate at the time of posting this blog, are subject to change over time. Please check the links for the most up to date info. If you find anything has changed please let us know and we'll update our post right away. Thank you!
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