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Even though Fleetwood is not located near the water, we can still get the drizzle and mist that the Vancouver area is known for. As Dr. Seuss taught us in The Cat in the Hat, rainy days can leave us at a loss for ways to keep children occupied. When living in Fleetwood, however, there are so many nearby indoor activities that we need not worry too much about any Thing (or two). Here are some of Fleetwood’s best rainy day activities that are sure to keep your kids entertained.

Indoor Playground: Funworld Family Play Centre

Located in the centre of Fleetwood, Funworld Family Play Centre is just the place you’ve been searching for that is sure to keep the kids busy on even the rainiest of days. You might just have fun here, too, with an indoor playground that consists of many slides and play areas, as well as bright beam laser tag games, competitive bumper cars, a challenging rock wall, and fun arcade games. There is also a toddler-safe play area that is more relaxed, as well as a “ballocity” where the kids can be showered in colourful bouncy balls. Prices range from $5.60 to $10.00 for admission. Funworld Family Play Centre is conveniently located at 102-15355 Fraser Hwy.

Fleetwood Community Centre: Children’s Programs

At your local community centre in Fleetwood, there are plenty of children’s programs available that take place indoors and are perfect for your kids to keep busy and entertained on a rainy day. These programs are also great learning opportunities! Suitable for children aged six to twelve, the children’s programs at Fleetwood Community Centre include art, music, and dance programs, sports and martial arts programs, and cooking and babysitter training. Day camps are also available, which include a variety of activities, and Preteen Drop-In is offered for children in grades 5 through 7 throughout the week. The Fleetwood Community Centre is located at 15996 84 Ave.

Water for Enjoyment: Surrey Sport & Leisure Pool

Just because it’s raining outside, that doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t enjoy water in another way – so why not bring the kids to Surrey Sport and Leisure Pool for a swim? The kids will surely love splashing around in the indoor pool and sliding down the water slide here, and you will be able to enjoy a relaxing hot tub, too. The pool also holds a free family swim on the third Sunday of each month from 3 PM to 5 PM. Surrey Sport and Leisure Pool is located at 16555 Fraser Highway.

As you can see, Fleetwood is a very dynamic place for families. The community has plenty of fun activities for children to partake in even on the rainiest of days – all without a Cat, a Hat, a talking fish or a pair of mischievous Things. With so many Fleetwood activities and opportunities, you might be considering Fleetwood as an ideal neighbourhood for your family. If you’re considering raising your kids in Fleetwood, you’ll certainly be making the right move and for the right reasons. To expedite your move to Fleetwood, contact me for your free home evaluation.

Mike Marfori Fraser Valley Top Realtor