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 the 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 Out and Aboutdirty 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.  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

Jun
22
Fri
TLC Closed Summer
Jun 22 – Sep 3 all-day
Jul
9
Mon
Summer Munchkinland at Family Place @ Family Place
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette, Kim and RDN staff for weekly playtime for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler.  Free, no need to register! Sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks.  Mondays from July 9 to August 20, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 6th which is BC Day.)

Jul
16
Mon
Summer Munchkinland at Family Place @ Family Place
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette, Kim and RDN staff for weekly playtime for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler.  Free, no need to register! Sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks.  Mondays from July 9 to August 20, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 6th which is BC Day.)

Jul
23
Mon
Summer Munchkinland at Family Place @ Family Place
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette, Kim and RDN staff for weekly playtime for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler.  Free, no need to register! Sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks.  Mondays from July 9 to August 20, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 6th which is BC Day.)

Jul
30
Mon
Summer Munchkinland at Family Place @ Family Place
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette, Kim and RDN staff for weekly playtime for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler.  Free, no need to register! Sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks.  Mondays from July 9 to August 20, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 6th which is BC Day.)

Aug
6
Mon
BC Day
Aug 6 all-day
Aug
13
Mon
Summer Munchkinland at Family Place @ Family Place
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette, Kim and RDN staff for weekly playtime for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler.  Free, no need to register! Sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks.  Mondays from July 9 to August 20, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 6th which is BC Day.)

Aug
20
Mon
Summer Munchkinland at Family Place @ Family Place
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette, Kim and RDN staff for weekly playtime for you and your infant, toddler or preschooler.  Free, no need to register! Sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks.  Mondays from July 9 to August 20, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 6th which is BC Day.)

Sep
28
Fri
Closed – District Planning Day
Sep 28 all-day
Oct
8
Mon
Closed – Thanksgiving Day
Oct 8 all-day
Oct
18
Thu
Closed – Conferencing Adjustment
Oct 18 all-day
Oct
19
Fri
Closed – Pro D Day
Oct 19 all-day
Nov
1
Thu
Closed – Pro D Day
Nov 1 all-day
Nov
2
Fri
Closed – Curriculum Implementation Day
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
12
Mon
Closed – Remembrance Day (observed)
Nov 12 all-day
Dec
24
Mon
Closed – Winter Vacation
Dec 24 2018 – Jan 4 2019 all-day
Feb
18
Mon
Closed – BC Family Day
Feb 18 all-day
Feb
19
Tue
Closed – Pro D Day
Feb 19 all-day
Mar
18
Mon
Closed – Spring Vacation
Mar 18 – Mar 29 all-day
Apr
18
Thu
Closed – Pro D Day
Apr 18 all-day

 

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)