There’s a LOT to do outside in Surrey BC. And when you’re smack dab in the middle of a temperate rainforest region… well, during the fall and winter months you’re bound to encounter your share of rainy days.
Of course, we’d be crazy not to encourage you and your family to go outside, get wet and messy, and explore the breathtaking nature that Surrey has to offer. But sometimes it’s just nice to stay inside.
If your family trip to Surrey happens to be a wet one and you’re in the mood to stay warm and dry, don’t fret. There’s also a lot to do INSIDE in Surrey, especially for families.
If your kids are into animals, then the Urban Safari Rescue Society is the perfect place to escape on a rainy day. The society rescues and cares for exotic animals surrendered to them, as well as educates the public about animals, the natural world and conservation issues. Find out what moulted snakeskin feels like, meet a friendly dragon, and find out what animal can lick its own eyeball. They offer tours of their facilities, information on all the animals, and encourage people to sponsor the animals as well.
If you’ve ever suffered from FOMO or ‘Fear of Missing Out’, then you’ll definitely want to be a part of what some are referring to as ‘the next urban sports craze’. Coastal Climbing Centre is an indoor climbing gym that will take you to new heights … you’ll just have to work a little harder to get there! The facility caters to family members aged five and over and has climbing walls to accommodate a variety of skill levels (including first-timers).
If you’re just in the mood for some hands-on fun, then take the kids to Create-It Emporium. It’s an arts and crafts studio where minds can truly run wild and get creative minds going a mile a minute. Offering drop-in paint-your-own-pottery and glass fusion sessions, you’ll get a keepsake of your rainy day adventures to remember. If your little one needs a little coaxing, Create-It Emporium has talented and trained teachers to to help kiddos harness their talents in a cosy and comfortable environment.
Being trapped in a room with your whole family might not sound like fun, but hear us out. Escape rooms came into existence around a decade ago and were originally inspired by the escape-the-room genre of videogames. Since then, they’ve taken the globe by storm! E-Exit is Surrey’s very own escape room with themed rooms like Antique Museum – The Unsettled Spirit, 007 – Agents in Training, Cabin 13 and Psychiatric Unit: Spirited Away. Players are locked in the room and presented with engaging puzzles, riddles and mechanical components that allow the group to eventually ‘escape’.
Whatever you choose to do on your rainy family day, have fun and stay dry