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 April’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.

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

Apr
26
Fri
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
29
Mon
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
30
Tue
Munchkinland @ Family Place
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Time in Parksville Munchkinland @ Family Place
Apr 30 @ 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.

Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music Time at Qualicum Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons Munchkinland
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Please note: the times for Music Time are loose – Thank you for your understanding

May
1
Wed
Munchkinland – Outdoor days @ Marks Nature Park
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland – Outdoor Days @ The Woods by the Qualicum Beach Museum
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Wednesday Outdoor program in Qualicum Beach is at the Woods beside the Qualicum Beach Museum

May
2
Thu
Munchkinland @ Family Place
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
3
Fri
Munchkinland @ Family Place
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
6
Mon
Munchkinland @ Family Place
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May
7
Tue
Munchkinland @ Family Place
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Music Time in Parksville Munchkinland @ Family Place
May 7 @ 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.

Munchkinland @ Qualicum Beach Commons
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music Time at Qualicum Munchkinland @ Qualicum Commons Munchkinland
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Please note: the times for Music Time are loose – Thank you for your understanding

 

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)