Activities in the Community

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Learn about low cost and free ways to have fun. There is free swimming, discount passes to recreation centres, and much more.

General Activities

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Learn about free or affordable fun things your whole family can do in and around Surrey.

Alex House

2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Alex House)
604-535-0015     info@alexhouse.net
Wide range of programs for all ages.
Learn more about Alex House

Art Classes @ NightShift Ministries

10635 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to Nightshift Ministries)
604-953-1114     info@nightshiftministries.org
Open time to create with others. Supplies provided. Fridays at 5:30pm.
Learn more about Night Shift's Art Classes.

City of Surrey - Events

The City hosts a variety of events. Many are free or low cost.
Learn more about City of Surrey events.

Community Connections @ Options

13520 78th Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Options 78th Ave Location)
305 - 10362 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to Options King George Location)
604-954-0482
Supports immigrants and refugees getting settled. Gain volunteer experience. Meet new people and find support.
Learn more about the Community Connections program.

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre

A101 - 10095 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to FRAFC)
604-595-1170     reception@frafca.org
Provides services and supports to Indigenous people. There are programs for all ages. Includes cultural nights and other social events.
Learn more about the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

Free Swimming at Surrey Outdoor Pools

These pools are open in the summer months (call for details). Swimming is free at these facilities.
Learn more about Surrey's Outdoor Pools.

Bear Creek Pool

13820 88 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Bear Creek Pool)
604-501-5154

Greenaway Pool

17901 60 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Greenway Pool)
604-502-6257

Hjorth Road Pool

10277 148 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to Hjorth Road Pool)
604-502-6256

Holly Pool

10662 148 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Holly Pool)
604-502-6251

Kwantlen Pool

13035 104 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Kwantlen Pool)
604-502-6252

Port Kells Pool

19340 88 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Port Kells Pool)
604-888-8650 

Unwin Pool

13313 68 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Uwin Pool)
604-501-5156

Sunnyside Pool

15455 26 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Sunnyside Pool)
​604-502-6255

Historic Stewart Farm

13723 Crescent Road, Surrey BC (get directions to Stewart Farm)
604-591-4627
Tour the 1894 farmhouse with a costumed guide and imagine Surrey farm life at the turn of the 19th century. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds, bring your easel or camera to capture the scenery, and walk the grounds. They also have fun seasonal family programs.
Learn more about the Stewart Farm.

Museum of Surrey

17710 56A Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Museum of Surrey)
604-592-6956
Wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. Admission is free. Have an TD Explore Zone Kid’s area that is great for toddlers to early elementary age kids. Combined with the Cloverdale branch of Surrey Libraries, it is a great rainy day outing for families with young children.
Learn more about the Museum of Surrey.

Surrey Art Gallery

13750 88 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Surrey Art Gallery)
604-501-5566   artgallery@surrey.ca
Interesting, contemporary exhibitions. It is the second largest public art gallery in the Metro Vancouver Region. Admission is free, and they have a range of free and paid programs. Located next to Bear Creek park, so the two can be combined for a full day outing. 
Learn more about the Surrey Art Gallery.

Surrey Libraries

Surrey Libraries offers a range of free programs across Surrey at our branches. You can see what is coming up on our website or grab a paper calendar next time you are at your local library. Includes storytimes, English conversation classes, computer help, book clubs, and more.
Find Surrey Libraries events.

Surrey Nature Centre

14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey BC (get directions to the Surrey Nature Centre)
604-502-6065     naturecentre@surrey.ca
Nestled beside Green Timbers Urban Forest, the Surrey Nature Centre is a place for kids and adults to explore nature in Surrey. To add to your fun, pick up an activity backpack or fishing rod from the front desk.
Learn more about the Surrey Nature Centre.

Surrey Parks

Surrey has a huge number of parks spread across the city.  There is a stocked fishing lake in Green Timbers or a great bike park at the South Surrey Athletic Park. Whatever your interest, there are wonderful green spaces in Surrey.
Learn more about Surrey Parks.

Tuesday Night Movies

Most movie theatres have cheaper tickets on Tuesdays.

YMCA Financial Assistance

14988 57 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Tong Louie YMCA)
604-939-9622     info@gv.ymca.ca
Provides a full YMCA membership at a reduced cost based on family income.
Learn about YMCA Financial Assistance.

Child & Teen Activities

School supplies on a table

Find fun and low cost activities for children and teens.

City of Surrey – Youth Programs

youth@surrey.ca
Variety of events and  programs across Surrey. Check the website for the latest. Free youth membership gives you access to drop-in activities and youth spaces. 
Learn more about City of Surrey youth programs.

Family & Teen Programming @ Tong Louie Family YMCA

14988 57 Avenue, Surrey,BC (get directions to the Tong Louie Family YMCA)
604-575-9622     info@gv.ymca.ca
The YMCA has a wide range of fun programming for all ages. A Financial Assistance program is available and makes programs more affordable. 
Learn more about Tong Louie Family YMCA.

Family Resource Program

For parents, grandparents or caregivers of children ages birth to 6 years old. Connect with other families and learn from Early Childhood Educators. Find the locations in the education section and a listing for Semiahmoo Family Place.

Fraser Heights Chess Club

10929 160 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to the Fraser Heights Chess Club)
FraserHeightsChess@gmail.com
Club accommodates children at a wide range of chess ability. Great place to develop new chess abilities. 
Learn more about the Fraser Heights Chess Club.

Langley Youth Hub

6275 203rd Street, Langley BC (get directions to the Langley Youth Hub)
604-546-1130     support@encompass-supports.com
Have a variety of recreation programs for youths (ages 12-24). Also have programs addressing substance use, mental health, job seeking, and life skills. LGBTQ2S+ drop in.
Learn more about the Langley Youth Hub.

Red Fox Recreation & Leadership Programs

604-343-6536     info@redfoxsociety.org
Provides fun all-ages recreation programs for children and families. Also have leadership and employment skills programs for teens at schools across Surrey. All programs are free for participants. Contact Red Fox to find a current list of locations. 
Learn more about the Red Fox Society.

Strong Start

Free program to help get children ready for success in kindergarten. Offered at most elementary schools.
Learn more about Strong Start.

Surrey Libraries

Surrey Libraries offers a range of free programs across Surrey at our branches. You can see what is coming up on our website or grab a paper calendar next time you are at your local branch. Programs include things like storytimes, book clubs, extra reading help, and craft programs.
Find Surrey Libraries events.

Surrey Youth Resource Centres @ PCRS

City Centre Youth Hub: 10453 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to City Centre Youth Hub)
604-587-8100     ccyh@pcrs.ca
Newton Youth Resource Centre: 114 - 13479 76th Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Newton Youth Resource Centre)
604-592-6200​     nyrcreception@pcrs.ca
Provides youth and families access to drop-in resource rooms. Find support, food, laundry, and showers. Also has social events, and access to health, education, employment, housing, and substance use programs.  
Learn more about the Surrey Youth Resource Centres.

The Youth Space

1845 154 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to the Youth Space)​
778-545-9188     youthspace@alexhouse.net
The Youth Space is a safe, sober, and inclusive space for youth ages 10-24 in Bakerview Park, Surrey. All our activities and events are run by local youth in community, based off their own passions and interests. Also have supports for accessing education, employment and more.
Learn more about the Youth Space.

Sports Equipment or Grants for Kids

Soccer balls beside a net

Find used sports equipment or grants to help pay for fees or gear.

Athletics4Kids

604-221-7529
Provides grants up to $450 per year to help children participate in over 45 different sports. Helps cover registration fees.
Learn more about Athletics4Kids.

Jumpstart

1-844-937-7529
Provides grants to help children participate in a wide range of sports. Application done online.
Learn more about Jumpstart.

KidSport – Surrey/White Rock

PO Box 39536 White Rock, Surrey BC
604-788-9006     kidsportsurreywhiterock@gmail.com
Provides grants for registration fees. Helps ensure all kids can play organized sports. Similar programs also offered in Langley, Delta and New Westminster.
Learn more about KidSport.

R.E.C. For Kids Society

604-598-0322     admin@recforkids.com
Provides used sports equipment to children. Provided through referral agencies. This including schools and social services organizations. Ask at your child’s school if you are interested.
Learn more about R.E.C. For Kids Society.

Playgrounds & Kid Friendly Parks

Kids playing in a playground

Find a sampling of fun playgrounds and parks, from the many great parks in Surrey.

Surrey is home to a wide range of wonderful parks, and they are all worth checking out but here is a selection with toddlers and children in mind.

You can find more at Surrey Parks, where you can search by amenity or neighbourhood.

Crescent Beach (South Surrey)

12160 Beecher Street, Surrey BC (get directions to Crescent Beach)
Lots of options for beach access, including at Sullivan Point where there is a lifeguard on duty from 11am-7pm in the summer. Good free parking options, as well as public washrooms. Also nice in the fall and winter when you can see lots of migratory birds around Blackie Spit Park.

Bear Creek Park (City Centre)

13750 88 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Bear Creek Park)
Lots of great options for spending the full day. Playground, water park, outdoor pool, and the Surrey Arts Centre right next door. Also has a free winter lights event and a miniature train that can be ridden for $7.

Edgewood Park (South Surrey)

2284 165 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to Edgewood Park)
Nice neighbourhood park with a neat playground that includes a zip line.

Hawthorne Rotary Park (City Centre)

10513 144 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to Hawthorne Rotary Park)
Large playground and waterpark with washrooms and changing rooms

Hazelgrove Park (Cloverdale)

7080 190 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to Hazelgrove Park)
Has a purpose build parkour course, waterpark and playground. Is about a 1km walk from the Clayton Community Centre so it is easily combined with a library visit.

Penzer Action Park (Langley City)

4748 198c Street, Langley BC (get directions to Penzer Action Park)
Located close to the Surrey border. Great option for school age kids, it has an impressive parkour course, bike park, and a unique skate bowl and pump track combination.

Redwood Park (South Surrey)

17900 20 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Redwood Park)
Good playground, and pretty walking trails with a lot of unique trees. Also has a fairy garden in the western part of the park.

Tynehead Park (Guildford)

16689 96 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Tynehead Park)
260 hectare park, with lovely walking trails. Also has a paved Tynehead Perimeter Trail that is a 5km loop. It is a great option for a family bike ride. There is a long uphill section but it isn’t steep and is free of vehicle traffic.

Unwin Park (Newton)

13313 68 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Unwin Park)
Unwin features a unique accessible playground. Wonderful option for those with mobility issues, but also ideal for younger toddlers. Also has an outdoor pool and waterpark.

Senior's Activities

Senior woman smiling

Learn about senior's lounges, walking clubs, lecture series and more.

Brella Day Program for Older Adults

Customized therapeutic recreation program. Includes lunch, personal care, and health monitoring. It is also a chance to meet new friends and have fun. 
Learn more about the Brella Day Program for Older Adults.
Guildford: 4 - 15355 102A Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Brella Guildford Day Program)
778-735-0955
Newton:  13855 68th Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Brella Newton Day Program)
604-599-0034
South Surrey:  15008 26th Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Brella South Surrey Day Program)
604-531-250

Coquitlam Men’s Shed

admin@coquitlammensshed.ca
Non-profit society that provides space for men to work on projects and build new friendships. Has a variety of tools, and gives you the chance to share your skills and learn new ones. There are a number of other Men's Shed in the Lower Mainland.
Learn more about the Coquitlam Men’s Shed.

PICS Senior Adult Day Program

7566 120A Street, Surrey BC (get directions to PICS Senior Adult Day Centre)
604-596-0052
For South Asian Seniors living at home and being cared for by their loved ones. Includes recreation, and social opportunities with meals and snacks. Health services and personal care as well.
Learn more about the PICS Senior Adult Day Centre

Seniors Lounges @ Surrey Recreation Centres

parksrecculture@surrey.ca
There are Senior’s Drop-in Centres at four of Surrey’s recreation centres. Offer social drop-in, activities and outings for ages 55+ years and older.  Membership is $25 per year. The Fleetwood and South Surrey Recreation Centre’s also offer a wide range of programming.
Learn more about Seniors Drop-in Centres at Surrey Recreation Centres.
Chuck Bailey: 13458 107A Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre)
604-598-5898
Cloverdale: 6188 176 Street, Surrey BC (get directions to the Cloverdale Recreation Centre)
604-598-7960
Guildford: 15105 105 Avenue, Surrey BC  (get directions to the Guildford Recreation Centre)
604-502-6360
Newton: 13775 70 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Newton Recreation Centre)
604-501-501

Surrey Trekkers Volksport Club

surreytrekkersbc@gmail.com
Friendly walking club where everyone is welcome. The walks are generally 5 km and 10 km through parks and interesting neighbourhoods. With a diversity of members, conversations while walking are wide and varied. The annual membership is $15.  First 5 walks are free try out the group.
Learn more about the Surrey Trekkers Volksport Club.

TALK (Third Age Learning at Kwantlen)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to KPU)
604-599-3077     TALK@kpu.ca
Creative and stimulating educational activities for adults over 50. No quizzes, grades or prerequisites. Anyone over 50 years of age can join. All you need is a membership (annual cost of $10.00) and you can register for TALK's courses.
Learn more about TALK (Third Age Learning at Kwantlen).

White Rock & South Surrey Newcomers Club

wrssnewcomers@gmail.com
Social group for women of all ages new to the area, or who have experienced significant life changes like retirement, divorce or the death of a partner. Have weekly coffee meetups and a monthly themed general meeting. $40 annual membership.
Learn more about the White Rock & South Surrey Newcomers Club.

Child Care

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Learn about funding available to help pay for child care.

Affordable Child Care Benefit

Monthly payment to help eligible families with the cost of child care. Factors like income, family size, and type of care determine how much support families can get. You can find the application forms online. There is also an online calculator to estimate your funding. Funding goes directly the daycare provider to offset your cost.
Learn more about the Affordable Child Care Benefit.

Child Care Options Resource & Referral Program

100 - 6846 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to the Child Care Options Resource and Referral Program)
604-572-8032     childcareoptions@options.bc.ca  
Connects families and child care providers in Delta, Surrey and White Rock. Provides support, referrals, and assistance with the Affordable Child Care Benefit applications. You can also access a lending library. Offers workshops and programs for both parents and the child care providers. 
Learn more about the Child Care Options Resource & Referral Program.

Community Grants

Child having her face painted

Find funds to improve your neighbourhood or create a community event.

Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants

neighbourhoods@surrey.ca
Two kinds of grants available. The small projects grants are for projects that improve the physical appearance of the city. The activity & celebrations grants provide funds for events like neighbourhood block parties etc.
Learn more about Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants.

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Alex House: 2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to Alex House)
604-535-0015     communityprograms@alexhouse.net
Oak Avenue Neighbourhood House: 12740 102 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood House)
604-582-7088     nsg@oanh.ca
Supports residents in organizing small projects or events that will improve the community. Grants range from $50 to $500. (supported by the Vancouver Foundation). Applications for South Surrey and White Rock are through the Alex House. For other parts of Surrey, apply through the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood House.
Learn more about Neighbourhood Small Grants.

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