Munchkinlands are dynamic early learning environments in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.  They are a part of the BC StrongStart program.  Each of our two Munchkinlands features different types of learning-through-play, language-enriched space for families to play together.  In the spring and fall we spend one day a week outside for our Munchkinland Outdoor program.

We are currently sourcing materials to build an outdoor play space at our Parksville Munchkinland at Family Place and we need your help! If you or anyone you know is able to donate any of the items below please contact us by phone: 250-947-8252 or by email at

Outdoor wishlist 2019

Munchkinland is free! Bring your family and come play. Click HERE to go to the SCHEDULE.

Created in partnership with community partners, businesses, BLT volunteers, students and the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Children and Families and Strong Start.

Suggestions to get the most out of your experience in a StrongStart BC program can be found HERE.

Munchkinlands Outdoordirty hands

During part of the year, Wednesday morning Munchkinland will be venturing to the forest outside.  We will be going out in most weather….good or bad.  We are excited to try this outreach to nature, to share the good fortune of living where we do: this beautiful island! Read more about it HERE.

Munchkinland Exploration Centre

@ Family Place in Parksville – 494 Bay Avenue in Parksville, right next to Family Place

Interactive play areas include….

Munchkinland Discovery Centre

@ Qualicum Beach Commons – 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach

Interactive play areas include a Cafe, Firefighter/Rescue Centre, Tugboat and Dock, Hardware Store, Computer Play Station, Toddler Area and a Treehouse.

Munchkinland Schedules


There are special days for preschool and daycares to visit, and for community partner use.

(closed holidays and all other school holidays including Pro-d Days)