Last weekend was my oldest child's 3rd Birthday. I had looked long and hard to find something interesting for his birthday. I wanted something that would tire out all the kids and be different than our regular playdates or hitting the kid playcenters that have sprung up everywhere.
After some searching I came across the Abbotsford Trout Hatchery. It is approx 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver on Hwy 1.
|My daughter checking out the photos|
It was BRILLIANT !!! Jessica, our hostess, was superb with all 15 kids ranging in age from 14 months to 4.5 years. Our 2.5 hours flew by. Everyone was kept entertained with the puppet show, and coloring station. Then we had a felt storyboard presentation of the life of a trout with all the children participating. Afterwards we were led to tanks to see different types of trout and sturgeon feeding
|My son at the coloring station|
|One of the tanks where we could see different types of fish|
|Catching a trout|
|My son getting the net to bring in his fish. What a handsome 3 year old.|
After an hour or so of fishing we headed back indoors for lunch, drinks and Birthday cake. Then it was goody bags and good byes ;) Out the door headed a bunch of super tired and nap ready toddlers and pre-schoolers and some super happy parents.
I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for coming and sharing our special day !!!
For those of you looking for a birthday idea for a toddler all the way to a tween this is FANTASTIC ! I can't say enough good things about it. The cost was $175 taxes in for up to 15 children, which is super reasonable. This also included setup and takedown, decorations, cutlery, plates, coffee, tea and hot chocolate and the 2.5 hour party and casting lesson.
The Abbotsford Trout Hatchery also does school tours and is available for drop in visits on the weekend. You should call to confirm before you head there.