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Everybody Gets to Play – Free Access to Leisure Programs and Admission for Low Income Families in Strathcona County
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Entertainment, activities and programs can be one of the most costly parts of being a parent. Valuable as part of their experience, Strathcona County and the City of Edmonton both offer reduced or even free access to leisure access programs for local families. Everybody Gets to Play is a program ...
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Free Admission to City of Edmonton Pools to Continue in 2018
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This summer, the free admission program at City of Edmonton pools will run from May to September. With success and increased attendance in 2017, the city of Edmonton has decided to continue the program into 2018. Pools to be included in the program: Fred Broadstock – 15720 105 Avenue Mill Creek –...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (With Kids) | February 23-25
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It’s back to regular programming this weekend, as family day is behind us. This weekend, we’re excited to get out there and toboggan on our favourite snow hills, watch cheap movies and spend time playing rounds and rounds of our kids’ new favourite board game: Sequence. HereR...
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Where and When to Get Half off Happy Hour Deals at Edmonton Indoor Playgrounds
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Going to an indoor playground can be expensive, especially if you’ve got a larger family. On an outing today to one of the popular ones, it was just under fifty bucks for us to bring our kids to play indoors – and that was before the add-on expenses like drinks, and extras while you&#...
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Giant Pandas are Coming to the Calgary Zoo in May
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In May, there’s a brand new exhibit coming to Calgary Zoo that you’re going to want to see first – after all, it’s been thirty years since there have been pandas at the zoo. Adult pandas Er Shun and Da Mao will call the Calgary Zoo home for five years, and cubs Jia Panpan ...
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Overnight Teachers Convention Camp for Kids at Camp Warwa 3/1 -3/2
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Spring break and summer camp are right around the corner, but we love the local camps that give us options for Teacher’s Convention days – like Camp Warwa. Parents can send their school-aged children to camp for a day or overnight option, getting them outside exploring, while theyR...
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You Can Book Your Camping Reservations in Alberta Starting Tuesday
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Campsite bookings for Alberta are available ninety days before your planned camping trip, and open on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 (just in time to book a camping trip for May Long weekend). You will find the reservation system at www.reserve.albertaparks.ca and for ease of use we suggest register...
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Butterfly Raising Kits Available Now to Order from Education Station | 2018
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For a couple of years now, we’ve done the butterfly raising kits from Education Station. This small container of creepy crawlies filled with food gets picked up, and as the caterpillars grow and grow, they attach on to the top, entering the chrysalides and eventually emerge as painted lady butter...
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Get Half off of Games at the Rec Room on Sunday and Tuesday
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The Rec Room is one of our favourite places to play. Poutine, Pac-Man air hockey, with all of those tiny little pucks that come rushing down half way through the game, and fun games where we’re playing together, like Snaky Tickets, or the fishing game. But like the best of entertainment, it...
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What to do and Where to go on Family Day in Edmonton | 2/19
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Family day is a week away. If you’re staying in the city for the weekend, you’re in luck. There’s plenty to explore and see, with scores of local places offering free admission for families wanting to celebrate together, exploring one of the many local Edmonton family day events...
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Free Family Fun Zone and Other Things You’re Kids are Going to Love about the Silver Skate Festival
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Snow Sculpture Symposium | Feb. 9 – 11| 9am – 9pm    Teams from Edmonton, Red Deer, Belgium-France, United Kingdom, and Mexico create works of art from eight blocks of snow measuring 8’ x 8’ x 8’, making an ephemeral sculpture garden for the Silver Skate audiences to enjoy throughout th...
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Watch ‘Frozen’ with Free Popcorn and Drinks at the Legislature 2/15
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As part of Thursdays To Be Discovered at the Alberta Legislature, you can experience a movie on the big screen to kick off Family Day celebrations, on February 15th, at 6:00 pm. Watch Frozen at the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre is a great spot for a f...
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What to do in Edmonton This Weekend (With Kids) | 2/9 – 2/11
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What are you doing to stay warm (and entertained) with the kids this weekend in Edmonton? What to do in Edmonton This Weekend with Kids Urban Kids Playgroup | Friday Morning Hey all you Urban Kids, and urban Downtown Edmonton parents. Yoyomi Conklin invites parents and tots ages 0-5 to join ...
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Toddler Time Season Pass for Only $80
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Toddler time is one of our favourite ways to get out and stay warm during the winter months. Toddler Time Season Pass Get unlimited** access to West Edmonton Mall’s best attractions every Monday to Thursday between November 1 and June 21. The Toddler Time Season Pass provides admission for the re...
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Use This Promotion Code for Free Kids Admission to Edmonton Ice Castles
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The acre-sized winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves.     Edmonton’s Ice Castle will once again be built in Hawrelak Park (9330 Groat Road) in partnership with th...
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