Did you know that the City of Calgary offers community-based summer recreational programs that are FREE? If you aren’t familiar with them, here is our guide so you can take advantage of them in your neighbourhood.
Park n’ Play is a free outdoor drop-in program for children aged 6 to 12. Drop your kids off and they’ll keep busy with loads of activities, games, and crafts. Organizers divide the kids into two age groups where possible (ages 6-8 and 9-12), so that everyone can take part in age appropriate activities. Park n’ Play runs daily from 10 am to 3:30 pm; see schedule for dates/locations where the program is being held. Park n’ Play runs between 10 am and 3:30 pm.
If your child is younger than six, they can take part in Stay n’ Play, a free outdoor drop-in program for children aged 3 to 5. Adult participation in the programs is mandatory, so parents or caregivers must accompany kids throughout the duration of the program. For the best program experience and supervision of your child, it’s strongly recommended that parents/guardians attend the program with no more than two children within this age group. Stay n’ Play run daily from 10 am to noon; see schedule for dates/locations where the program is being held. Stay n’ Play runs between 10 am and 12 pm.
For more information on these programs, be sure to read the program FAQs. These are drop-in programs and there is a maximum number of children at each location for health and safety reasons.
The City of Calgary has also expanded its roster of summer programs for families and youth. For families to play together, the city offers Unplug n’ Play. These free special events, held on Thursday evenings (6 – 8 pm) in several locations across Calgary offer live entertainment, face painting, bouncy castles, climbing walls, games, snacks and more. For youth ages 12 – 17, there are several programs: Breakout Youth, Local Roamers, LEAD and Zone Up. All of these are designed to give youth fun social activities and opportunities to interact with each other. To find out more, see the program page.
Park n’ Play, Stay n’ Play and Unplug n’ Play Details:
When: between the beginning of July to the end of August 2017. No programming on weekends or statutory holidays.
Where: various parks/rec centres across Calgary
Website (Park/Stay n’ Play): www.calgary.ca
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.