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 features 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.

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 admin@oblt.ca

Outdoor wishlist 2019

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

 

may 2019

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
18
Tue
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Time in Parksville Munchkinland @ Family Place
Jun 18 @ 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.

Jun
22
Sat
Saturday Breakfast Club @ Munchkinland Family Place
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Jun
28
Fri
TLC Closed – Summer Vacation
Jun 28 – Sep 4 all-day
Jul
8
Mon
Summer Munchkinland @ Family Place
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette 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 8th to August 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 5th which is BC Day.)

Jul
15
Mon
Summer Munchkinland @ Family Place
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette 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 8th to August 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 5th which is BC Day.)

Jul
22
Mon
Summer Munchkinland @ Family Place
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette 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 8th to August 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 5th which is BC Day.)

Jul
29
Mon
Summer Munchkinland @ Family Place
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette 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 8th to August 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 5th which is BC Day.)

Aug
12
Mon
Summer Munchkinland @ Family Place
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette 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 8th to August 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 5th which is BC Day.)

Aug
19
Mon
Summer Munchkinland @ Family Place
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Odette 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 8th to August 19th, 9:30 am to 11:30. (Except August 5th which is BC Day.)

Sep
9
Mon
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
10
Tue
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
12
Thu
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
13
Fri
Munchkinland @ Family Place Parksville
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
16
Mon
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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)