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Family-Friendly Activities in Surrey and Richmond, BC this May

This May, Surrey and Richmond are bustling with family-friendly events that promise to create lasting memories. Whether you're exploring the wonders of nature, immersing yourself in art and culture, or getting your thrills from world-famous daredevils, there's something for everyone. 

Here are the top five family-friendly events you won't want to miss. Be sure to mark your calendars and join in on the fun!


Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market at Steveston Community Centre, Richmond | May 5 & 19

This family-friendly market offers a delightful array of fresh produce, artisan crafts, and delectable treats from BC local producers. Stroll through the stalls, listen to live music, and indulge in delicious bites from local vendors. It's a fantastic opportunity to support local businesses while enjoying a leisurely Sunday with the family. Admission is free. Hours are 10:30am to 3:30pm. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Royal Canadian International Circus at Guildford Town Centre, Surrey | May 2 - 12
Royal Canadian International Circus at Lansdowne Centre, Richmond | May 16 - 20

The Royal Canadian International Circus' 2024 show opened to rave reviews, with fans saying:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Soo much fun! My son and I really enjoyed it. If you haven't gone, don't wait! Go tonight! Thank me later!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Highly recommend this spectacular show! So much talent and extremely entertaining. Fun for all ages!"


The family-friendly event promises thrills, laughter, and awe-inspiring performances. Held at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey and Lansdowne Centre in Richmond, this circus extravaganza showcases world-class acts including acrobats, daredevils, clowns, and majestic aerialists. From daring high wire stunts to mesmerizing illusions, the it's an enchanting experience for all ages, that will have you on the edge of your seat. Make it an affordable family outing with 2-for-1 General Admission tickets using code 'BIGTOP2024'.

SPARK Stages at the Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey | May 24 - 26

Part of Surrey Civic Theatres, Surrey SPARK Stages is a series of year-round shows and events for kids and families that are the perfect way to introduce young people to the magical world of the performing arts. Every May, Surrey SPARK Stages presents a three-day celebration of spectacular shows and activities for kids at the Surrey Arts Centre, brimming with entertaining performances and activities for kids and families. This year they have spectacular shows on tour from Australia, Ireland, New Orleans, Alberta and Quebec for babies, toddlers and tweens that grown-ups will love too. Show tickets include drop-in activities like magic, dancing, puppet making, and surprises between performances!

Mother's Day Weekend at the Glades Woodland Garden | May 11 & 12

Celebrate mom as a family with towering rhododendrons and dazzling azaleas as the background. The garden is at it's peak just in time for Mother's Day weekend! Enjoy the music of a string trio, light refreshments from Insomniac's Coffee Co. and a selection of offerings from Kingfisher Farms! General Admission is $8.25 and children 12 and under are free. Book your tickets here.


Richmond Kids Exhibition at Richmond Museum, Richmond | Throughout May

What is it like to grow up in Richmond? There are as many answers as there are kids. Come and find out what they have to say, what they loved and what made growing up here unique in different time periods. Enjoy sharing cherished memories, trying out interactive displays and taking a look at playful artifacts while exploring the joys of childhood. Admission for this family-friendly event is free. Visit the Richmond Museum website for more details.

April 24, 2024
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