It’s Get Outside and Play Week! (Find Activities to Make it Easy)

Get Outside and Play Week (Family Fun Calgary)

Get Outside and Play Week is May 25 – June 2, 2019, and there are some fun, FREE events happening in and around Calgary to inspire your family. Keep reading for some of the great events.


Come out to Kananaskis for some toddler-led exploration and playtime! Meet in the general vicinity of the winter day use area, where the ice rink is in winter. In spring and summer, it’s a beautiful meadow surrounded by forest! This is not a guided experience. It’s fully child-led, with parents/caregivers actively participating in the exploration and play. Participate at own risk, but please participate!

When: May 25, 2019
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Sandy McNabb Day Use Area, Sheep River Provincial Park
Address: From Turner Valley, drive west on Hwy 546 approx 20 km. When you see the red gate across the highway, turn left into Sandy McNabb. Continue straight and go down the hill and turn left into the parking lot with a pit toilet. It’s won’t be far from here, as there’s a lot to explore . . . meadows, forests, hills, logs, rocks, trails and puddles.


Start with some nature-based stories at Riley Park and then all participants can get involved with a nature scavenger hunt so they can explore the park.

When: May 26, 2019
Time: 10:15 am – 12 pm
Where: Riley Park
Address: Meet at the south side of Riley Park (just off of 11 St SW on Riley Park Trail)


Join Timbernook of Greater Calgary and Haysboro Community Association for mud construction, mud kitchen, gardening, and art. Best of all, no clean up for you!

When: May 27 & May 30, 2019
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Haysboro Community Association
Address: 1204 89th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB


Join a drop-in parented playgroup outside in the natural playground at the Haysboro Community Centre.

When: May 27, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Haysboro Community Centre
Address: 1204 89th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB


When was the last time you rolled down a hill, over and over and over again? Grab your rolling passport and start rolling! If rolling isn’t your thing, they will have a scavenger hunt and other activities, and of course, the great play space. Bring a picnic and stay for lunch.

When: May 29
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Confederation Park
Address: 30th Ave and 7 Street, Calgary, AB (At the playground across the bridge)


Join Timbernook of Greater Calgary and Varsity Community Association for mud construction, mud kitchen, gardening, and art. Best of all, no clean up for you!

When: May 31, 2019
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Varsity Community Centre
Address: 4303 Varsity Dr NW, Calgary, AB (behind the building between the garden and the rink)


Join Haysboro Community Centre for loose parts play and the Calgary Public Library Book Truck.

When: May 31, 2019
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Where: Haysboro Community Centre
Address: 1204 89th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

Get Outside and Play Week:

When: May 25 – June 2, 2019
Phone: 403-998-4782
Website: www.getoutsideandplay.ca

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