Every Thursday, the Kamloops Arts Council and the City of Kamloops pair up to bring “The Bizarre Bazaar” to Kamloops residents. It’s an eclectic gathering of all kinds of artists from our community, and a great occasion to get out with the family and sample a variety of the arts. From 12 to 7pm, you can go to the Old Courthouse on Seymour Street (turn into the parking lot off 3rd Ave and drive through the lot to the back, to park) and experience all kinds of family fun!
You can tour the gallery inside the Courthouse!
You can check out the children’s play “King Arthur: Lost in Time” out on the front lawn at 1pm!
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July 10th marked the grand opening for the Kamloops Museum & Archives’ Children’s Museum. After much planning the bottom floor of the museum is now kid-friendly and featuring a number of hands-on displays, as well as lots of great educational opportunities for young children.
My kids and I took my Mom along to check it out, just last week. It was a nice and cool place to spend a hot summer morning! We really liked it. As I was tucking my son into bed he asked, “Mom, can we go to the Children’s Museum again, tomorrow?”
The kids loved the big prehistoric water table with all kinds of real heritage secrets hidden within it.
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I love playing board games. I have said that before, I know, but I do. We love the connection of playing board games with my family and friends. We get to discuss things, strategize and adventure, all from sitting around the table. I love watching my kids learn, as we play games, as well. Numbers, colours, letters, patterns… it’s all there! Game-playing is an educator’s dream!
In the past, we have purchased our games from the coast, because we didn’t know anywhere local that carried the games we like. Well, I have just discovered All A-Board Games at 343 Seymour Street! When I called Derek to find out if he had a particular game in stock (Bohnanza, and he does), I learned some other very useful facts.
Meg Wallner is Mommy to one, jewelry-maker, and a freelance writer from Kamloops.
My family and I just visited the Little Farmers Petting Zoo in Westsyde. My daughter, who is 16 months, had a blast! Never had she seen so many different animals that children don’t get to see on a daily basis. There were a variety of exotic birds, like Polish and Bantam chickens, along with regular barnyard chickens, ducks, emus, peacocks and pheasants. Also a sight to see, are the large turkeys, called Bronze Wild turkeys. The animals were rather friendly too, the goats and ducks come right up to the fence, hoping for a treat or two. At one point during our visit to the zoo, one of the goats was in the old car in the goat pen. It was quite comical.
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