Well, aren’t we all abuzz as parents during summer when kids keep asking, “ What are we going to do today mom?”
With lots of choices around town, why not go for a leisurely drive to the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack just 40 mins East on Hway1 to Hope, BC. Come visit them dinosaurs at Dinotown Funland. Located right across Cultus Lake Waterpark Slides, this 5-acre inflatable-filled dinosaur adventure park offer little ones adrenaline challenges in miniature proportions.
There’s Car Racing, Pedal-Powered Dinosaur Moving Figure (I`m thinking Stegosaur), Paddle Boat, Mini-Golf, Giant Maze, and Zip-lining and running away from hungry dinosaur.
They have managed to keep DeeDee`s Car into the new home along with some old favorites like the police car and taxi. Oh memories!
With the day-long heat and enjoyment comes a chance to cool off in the Giant Water Slides and Frosty`s Ice Cream with flavors like Coconut, Mango and Salted Caramel (I can`t remember the other 1000 flavours).
Continuing the tradition, the gang of four performs daily live at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. There`s story-telling that goes with the dancing and eventually, the kid in you will just be moving along on stage. Come on, you know you want to!
We as the YVR Bloggers got to bring along families to Dinotown just after re-opening and got to meet and greet Dexter, DeeDee, Dusty Bones and Flapper fresh off their recent gig in NYC (see more photos and clips at www.dinotown.com or on their facebook page Dinotown.
We were warmly welcomed by the vibrant staff and Mayor Rob himself. Oops, that is, Mayor Rob Ell notorious for Jurassic fun alright! After dancing, sliding, golfing and driving the kids and YVR parent bloggers were in for a Dino picnic lunch.
We got to hear the mayor share his valiant battle with brain tumor some years back forcing the temporary closure of the Amusement Park. But , all’s well that re-starts well. Dinotown is now back up and running and to say “Roar!!!” to the kids for patiently waiting, they are giving away Family Fun Packs (good for two adults and two kids) weekly, just visit them at www.dinotown.com for entries. You can also share this post on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with the hashtag #DinoRoar to win a family fun pack. I will announce the winner on Sunday July 19, 2014. Our main website http://www.daddyblogger.com will have ALL the links to the bloggers giving away this Family Fun Packs so make sure you enter through all of them.
You can also book Birthday parties, (they had one during our Saturday visit) Corporate Picnics or simply come in and be a cool Jurassic kid one more time. They are open daily from 10am-4pm through Sept 1, 2014. So, stop reading and start driving, oh yeah!