Get Your Hands Dirty

Everyone loves to experience hands on activities, and South Surrey is full of them.

If you’ve been cooped up in the house and are in need something to do with the kids, or even just want to learn something new, there’s loads of family-friendly activities available to keep you busy right here in Surrey, BC. 

Urban Safari Rescue Society (1395 176 Street) rescues and cares for surrendered exotic animals, and offer live animal visits to schools, organisations and homes. They encourage curiosity and learning about animals and their world and have been educating the community about conservation issues for 28 years. Gary Oliver founded Urban Safari in an effort to make a difference in the lives of people and animals. Today, he continues to teach about preservation and conservation. Stop by for a tour and get hands on with some awesome exotic critters, like a baby sugar glider, or a hog island boa.

BCB Honey Farm (4121 King George Boulevard) was founded by Dr. Iman Tabari, who came to Canada with the dream of producing medicinal honey. Soon after arriving, he became aware of the crucial demand for pollination bees. He now strives to revive the BC bee population. Iman runs thousands of hives over the Lower Mainland, and his bees pollinate a variety of local BC crops. BCB carries many varieties of raw, natural, unpasteurised honey, with all the nutrients from the hive, and harvested from ethically managed, local hives. With a convenient drive-thru store, getting this sweet treat has never been easier.

4Cats Art Studio (430 – 3091 152 Street) has the mission of “art for everybody”. Over the past 20 years, 4Cats has expanded and added stores in Canada, Australia, and the USA. 4Cats offers clay and painting workshops, parties, team building classes, and loads of stuff for the kids.  They also carry clay kits for at-home activities, along with other art supplies to take home and enjoy. This is a great rainy-day activity, cute date night idea, or sibling bonding pastime.