Spring Break 2: Another Week of Stuff to Do With Kids Who Aren't In Camp

By Kristen Thompson


Is it still spring break?

Earlier in the week, we posted a five-day itinerary of things to do (free or affordable) with kids who - like mine - aren’t signed up for camp. And because Spring Break is Two. Weeks. Long, we needed another week of things to do.

So make another pot of coffee, take a deep breath, and read on. And for last week’s post (which has even more great ideas), head on over here!

If you do want to sign your kids up for camps - drop-in or otherwise - there’s a great list here


- Indoor Energy Burn Day -

Weather: Mix of sun and clouds, highs of 11

9 AM: Breakfast at Starbucks at Harvey and Banks.

  • Good luck telling your kids they can’t have cake pops for breakfast.

  • Ahhh… NM. Let ‘em have the cake pop.

  • 1500 Banks Rd., KELOWNA -map-

10 AM: Ocean Slime craft at Michaels

  • $3 per craft, per child. Sliiiiiiime!

  • 1500 Banks Rd., KELOWNA -map-

11:00 AM: We’re gonna shake, shake, shake those sillies out at EnergyPlex

  • Toddlers 1-3: $ 11.95; Kids 4-18: $ 14.95; Family with three or more kids: $13.95/child. X-treme activities (like laser tag) cost extra. No outside food, so be prepared to buy lunch at the concession.

  • 948 McCurdy Rd., KELOWNA -map-

2:30 PM: Keep the fun going at McCurdy Bowl (bonus: It’s licensed. Just sayin’)

  • Kids 15 and under are $6 per game, plus $3 for shoes. Grab snacks or even an early dinner at Freddy’s!

  • 948 McCurdy Rd, KELOWNA -map-

4 PM: Go home. I’m tired for you.


- STEM Day in Vernon -

Weather: Mainly sunny, chance of drizzle, highs of 11

9 AM: Breakfast at McDonald’s Play Space, Vernon

  • Coffee for me, pancakes and climbing structure for the kids. Bring socks.

  • 2601 58th Ave., VERNON -map-

10 AM: Get your learning on at the Okanagan Science Centre!

  • Families (up to 6 people): $20; Adults: $8; Youth (3-18): $5; Children 2 and under: Free.

  • 2704 Hwy 6, VERNON -map-

NOON: Lunch at Polson Park -map- or across the street at Diner on Six (has a kids’ menu!)

12:45 PM: Toonie Skate at Kal Tire Place

  • Helmets mandatory for anyone 10 and under. $2 per skater. Runs 12 PM until 1:30 PM

  • 3445 43rd Ave, VERNON -map

2 PM: Home for snacks, and these cool, easy science experiments for kids that will keep them entertained for (part of) the rest of the afternoon.


- Lower Mission Bike Ride -

Weather: Partly sunny, high of 12

 9:30 AM: Bike ride along Abbott St. KELOWNA

  • Park near Beach Ave and hop on the bike path going south. Stop along the way at Strathcona Park, grab a snack at Waterfront Cafe, then keep going south to Kinsmen Park for another stop and play. Continue along Abbott St. to Groves Ave, and take Groves to Pandosy. Park your bikes for lunch!

NOON: There are tons of places for lunch, and we love Bean Scene, The Canadian Brewhouse and Famoso Pizzeria. For dessert, grab some frozen yogurt (along with some amazing toppings) at Tru.

1 PM: Bike back to the car! Offer a million dollars to any child who doesn’t whine on the return trip.

2 PM: Drop-in at Gneiss climbing gym.

  • Youth (11 - 17): $13. Kids (6 - 10): $9. Kids 5 and under: Free.

  • Rental equipment extra

3:30 PM: Home for snacks, and this super easy two-ingredient, silky soft play-dough recipe.


- Kangaroos and Elephants, Oh My! -

Weather: Sunny, high of 12

10 AM: Get art-sea at Michaels

  • $3 per craft, per child

NOON: Kangaroo Creek Farm. Bring lunch to eat at the picnic tables

  • Adults $10; Youth (under 19) $5; Seniors (65+) $5; Children under 5 free. Cash only.

  • 3193 Hill Rd., LAKE COUNTRY -map-

2 PM: Snacks and playground at Kaloya Park

3:30 PM: Lego Builders Club at Lake Country Library

  • Free for kids 5 - 12. Registration may be required

  • 1050 Bottom Wood Lake Road -map-

7 PM: Dumbo at Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza

  • Movie runs 1 h 52 m

  • 1876 Cooper Rd KELOWNA -map-


- Friday Fun Day -

Weather: Sunny, high of 12

10 AM: Bike ride or walk to Paul’s Tomb at Knox Mountain

  • The mostly flat 3km-long (round trip) path to Paul’s Tomb at the base of Knox Mountain is perfect for little legs - on bikes or without - and ends at a lovely, quiet little cove popular with dog walkers and rock skippers. Great views along the way! The DTO kids love this “hike” (when their legs aren’t “feeling broken”).

  • Park along Poplar Point Dr. for trail head. See map here

NOON: Rooftop patio lunch at Craft Brewery (the kids will love their mac n cheese!) or Kelly O’Brien’s (get the pacho fries!), and ice cream for dessert at Moo Lix or Parlour Ice Cream.

2 PM: The Bug Guys at the Kelowna Museum

  • The Bug Guys, will be presenting their favourite live critters. Suggested $10 family donation.

  • 470 Queensway, KELOWNA -map-

4 PM: Home cuz it’s Friiiiiday night and it’s time to partaaaay (JK you have kids).

8 PM: Pour yourself a glass of something stiff because YOU SURVIVED SPRING BREAK! (once you still have to get through the weekend, of course).

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