5 Fun Activities to Share with Your Children This Holiday

Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated in every province and territory. In Quebec, the holiday is referred to as the “National Patriotes Day” (Journee nationale des patriotes). This year, it falls on May 22. The holiday honors Queen Victoria, who reigned over Canada and Great Britain between 1837 and 1901, birthday.

There are so many fun family activities that you can easily share with your son or daughter this Victoria Day Long Weekend. One activity that may spark your attention is the return of the Royal Canadian Circus. The circus will be at Abbotsford, B.C., between May 19 and May 22, 2017, at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Parking Lot.

Scavenger Hunt

This can be done both indoors and outdoors and is one of the most fun activities to share with your children of all ages on Victoria Day. The activity will keep the kids busy for hours. For younger kids, make a list of things for them to find, such as common animals and birds found in the backyard and key places in the community. For the older kids, make the game more stimulating by setting up brain teasers that will require some inquiry and problem-solving skills.

Visit a Petting Zoo

Nothing piques kids’ curiosity more than baby animals, so a visit to a petting zoo (or even a pet store) is a definite hit. Which child does not love to ride a pony or pet a goat and, in the process, learn about how other things inhabit this planet?

Create Fun Outdoor Board Games

In the right hands, colored tape and chalk can make magic happen quite easily. You can create any game you’d like, from Snakes and Ladders to Monopoly to Twister, on the sidewalk, on the grass, or on the deck in your backyard. You may even consider customizing each game to include tasks like making silly faces, singing a song, or doing the chicken dance.

Set up a Family Boot Camp in your Backyard

This is yet another fun family activity to share with your son or daughter. Begin the day with a brainstorming activity: which activities to include in the exercise track: jogging, biking, yoga, pushups, etc. Once you’ve mapped out the exercise tract from start to finish, set it up along with your kids. Which child does not enjoy building things with their parents? During the boot camp festivities, you may wish to use apps like Round Timer for time-interval workouts. Repeat activities throughout the summer to allow for your kids to better their time.

Purchase Circus Tickets

The Royal Canadian Circus is in town. The circus is a traveling show, so it does not stay in one city for a very long time, making it a rare gem for Abbotsford. Each performance promises to have everyone on the edge of their seats, children and adults alike. With your children, you can be a kid again yourself and enjoy knowing that you helped create smiles, laughter, and long-lasting memories that will become wonderful stories told for many years to come. It is refreshing to switch it up and do something exceptional with your family, especially on a long weekend when everyone is home and looking for fun activities to do.

We’ve been generating smiles and endless “ooo’s” and “awe’s” this year in Surrey, Vancouver, and will be in Abbotsford this weekend, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, and Regina in June and July. In August, we’ll be in Etobicoke, Ontario, near Toronto. We’ve also got shows scheduled in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, and more. So check us out…follow and Like us on Facebook for the best in unique, fun family summer activities and entertainment.

We look forward to delighting you all beyond your imagination!

Circus tickets are priced at $25 for general admission, $35 for VIP seating, and $50 for ringside. Use the promo code “highwire” for a two-for-one ticket deal.

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