Munchkinlands

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 feature different types of learning-through-play, language-enriched space for families to play together.  One day a week when we go “Out and About” with Munchkinland activities.

Munchkinland is free! Bring your family and come play. Click HERE to go to the SCHEDULE. Or check out December’s schedule below

 

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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.

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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.  Watch our Munchkinland Calendar below for dates and locations.

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

Feb
18
Mon
Closed – BC Family Day
Feb 18 all-day
Feb
19
Tue
Closed – Pro D Day
Feb 19 all-day
Feb
20
Wed
Munchkinland @ Family Place in Parksville
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mother Goose and Babes @ Qualicum Commons Munchkinland
Feb 20 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Come and share a little ‘baby only’ time. This session newborns until able to walk and their adults. We will share songs, rhymes and stories for you and your baby to enjoy together.

Feb
21
Thu
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
22
Fri
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
23
Sat
Saturday Breakfast Club @ Munchkinland at Family Place
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Saturday Breakfast Club

Can’t make it to our weekday programs? Join us on Saturdays for songs, stories and breakfast! 9:30 to 11:30 am on selected Saturdays.

Feb
25
Mon
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
26
Tue
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Time in Parksville Munchkinland @ Family Place
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A fun musical time for children 0-5 years old.

Join local musician Gerry Barnum and make your own musical instrument, followed by a foot stomping, sing-a-long to old, new and original music including “I’m Alive” Gerry’s original song that is a huge hit with the children.

Free, Drop-in.

Music Time at Qualicum Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons Munchkinland
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

A fun musical time for children 0-5 years old.

Join local musician Gerry Barnum and make your own musical instrument, followed by a foot stomping, sing-a-long to old, new and original music including “I’m Alive” Gerry’s original song that is a huge hit with the children.

Free, Drop-in.

Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
27
Wed
Munchkinland @ Family Place in Parksville
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mother Goose and Babes @ Qualicum Commons Munchkinland
Feb 27 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Come and share a little ‘baby only’ time. This session newborns until able to walk and their adults. We will share songs, rhymes and stories for you and your baby to enjoy together.

Feb
28
Thu
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

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)