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Don't freak out: In Surrey, keep kids busy during spring break at these camps and events

Lucas Till stars in the action-comedy movie “Monster Trucks,” shown at the Landmark theatre in Guildford during a “Movie March Break” promo from March 13 to 24.  - file
Lucas Till stars in the action-comedy movie “Monster Trucks,” shown at the Landmark theatre in Guildford during a “Movie March Break” promo from March 13 to 24.
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SURREY — Spring break is here — what are you doing with your kids?

In Surrey, parents have a number of options to keep their children busy when school isn’t in session, until Monday, March 27.

• The city’s parks and rec department offers more than 30 “unique” spring break day camps for kids aged three to 18. Themes include Fun Zone, Time Machine Travellers, Leadership Camp, Creepy Crawlies, Forest Adventures, painting, basketball, swimming and skating. Details can be found online at Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/8052.aspx, or dial 604-501-5100.

• “Get the kids away from the screen and devices and in touch with real life,” says Urban Safari Rescue Society, host of a camp designed for young animal lovers. The five-day camps include activities, crafts, games and some hands-on activities with animals at the South Surrey facility. Call 604-531-1100 with questions, or email info@urbansafari.ca.

• In Guildford, Landmark Cinemas is doing a “Movie March Break” promo from March 13 to 24, with $3 admissions on select family films, including “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them,” “Monster Trucks,” “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “Puss in Boots.” Each patron will also receive coupons for special offers from Landmark and Boston Pizza, and $1 from each admission will benefit Kids Help Phone. And in case you missed it, the big movie house is now filled with only power recliners for seats. Visit Landmarkcinemas.com for more info.

• With Surrey Museum set to become a construction zone later this spring/summer, “Under Construction” sessions are happening there. “Play in our dig site, build structures with straws, complete a scavenger hunt in the museum’s galleries and make construction-themed crafts,” say planners of the event, open Tuesday to Friday during the two weeks of spring break. Call 604-592-6956 for info.

• At Historic Stewart Farm, it sounds like they need help to clean the place. “Spring Cleaning” sessions during spring break are described as follows: “Beat the rugs, sweep the verandah, and wash the clothes – it’s spring cleaning time at the Farm! Try your hand at these housekeeping chores and more as you help us clean like a pioneer.” Sessions run from March 21 to March 24, from noon to 3 p.m., free, for all ages.

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• Western Canada’s largest indoor carnival returns to BC Place in the form of Playdome, from Wednesday, March 22 to Sunday, March 26. More than 45 rides and attractions are featured, along with snacks, games and more. Prices are $29 for a single-day Dome Pass, $49 for the five-day Ultimate Pass and $8 for a Guest Pass. Details are at Bcplace.com/playdome, or phone 604-669-2300.

• Unicorn Stables, located in the Panorama area, has teamed with SurDel girls soccer association for a week-long camp that includes caring for horses, riding, barn tasks, grooming and more. The facility, at 5095 125A St., offers horseback riding lessons for all ages and abilities. Visit Unicornstables.com or call 604-590-5172. Meanwhile, the association’s soccer-focused camp will run from March 20 to 24 at Dennis Elsom Turf in North Delta; visit Surdelgirlssoccer.bc.ca/spring-break-camp for info.

• Surrey’s Sky Zone trampoline park, which recently marked its first anniversary with a “365 days of WOW” event, has extended hours during spring break. Look for details at Skyzone.com/ca-surrey, or call 778-395-5867.

Tong Louie Family YMCA in Surrey hosts camps for kids aged five to 12, featuring out‐trips, outdoor activities, sports, games, arts & crafts. From March 13 to 17, the theme is “March Madness”, with dodgeball, pop art and a trip to the Canadian Flight Museum. From March 20 to 24, it’s all about “Hidden Heroes – Wonder Woman’s Anemometer and Kryptonite Crash,” with a trip to see a movie. To register, call 604-939-9622 or email camps@gv.ymca.ca.

• In New Westminster, Fraser River Discovery Centre hosts a transportation-themed event for kids and families on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include train and plane building crafts, an “Import Export” game, scavenger hunt, info about the Working River Project, a “Transport in Canada” movie showing and more. Admission is $2 per person. Call 604-521-8401, or visit Fraserriverdiscovery.org/UpcomingEvents.

Know of other kid-focused events happening in Surrey during spring break? Email details to tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com.

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