Things to do in Cloverdale January 2019
January opens the box of the year and brings out days that are bright and clear and shouts “come see what I brought!”
– Leland B Jacobs
January is here, the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, the new year has started and you start to settle back into a routine or perhaps you are looking to start a new routine and explore what Cloverdale has to offer. There are plenty of activities happening in Cloverdale this January. Here are a few that we thought you may enjoy.
Looking for plans on Friday nights? Join us for an evening filled with family-fun at recreation facilities in Cloverdale! All events are free to attend.
Family Fun Nights in Cloverdale
Don Christian Recreation Centre Cloverdale
When: January 25 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Family Fun Night at Don Christian Recreation Centre
What: Family fun with the bouncy castles, crafts and activities.
Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Art of lights: Surrey International Lantern Festival
When: December 14th, 2018 – February 10th, 2019
Where: Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park
17726 62 Ave, Surrey
What: The Art of Lights international lantern festival shines bright as the biggest lantern festival in British Columbia. Entertainment is around every corner, as visitors are met with food tasting stands, acrobatic performances and traditional craft stands as they walk through the illuminating displays of colorful lights. On special nights, guests can arrive by broomstick or grab a ride on Santa’s sleigh to join in on one of the festival’s themed nights, which include a Halloween night and Christmas Eve Night.
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Anytime Activities Cloverdale Has to Offer
Urban Safari Rescue Society
Where: 1395 176th Street, Surrey
What: It’s a home for exotic creatures that need a home. Come see what a Degu is, or a Plecostomus. Check out the hairy legs on the Red Tarantula. Or take a Junior Zookeepers course where you’ll find out things like how to tell a girl snake from a boy snake, or why tarantulas have hair. With over 300 species at the Society, some of the animals have sad stories, some have happy ones, and some have stories that make you think, but they’re all there to learn about.
Where: 7480 176 Street, Surrey
What: Buzz, buzz, buzzzzzz. Come see what the busy bees are up to at the Honeybee Centre. There’s lots to learn here! What is the “waggle dance”? Anyone? HOW do bees make honey? Why does the queen get to feast on royal jelly? (What IS Royal Jelly, btw?) Maybe mom can check out the Tea Hive Café while the kids are doing a tour. Dad can check out the bee beard gallery. There are interactive tours, courses and seminars, demonstrations.
Where: 5814 176a St, Surrey
What: Who doesn’t love bowling? The satisfying sound of the ball striking the pins. The big “X” that shows up on the screen. Laughing together at the ball doing the wobble down the gutter. At over 60 years old, Clover Lanes certainly isn’t old. With glow-in-the-dark bowling, a BOSE sound system, it’s hip, it’s hop, it’s happening. Bumper bowling for the smaller ones.
Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
Where: HWY 10 (56 Ave) and 176A Street just behind the Clydesdale Inn.
What: They were on a mission: “To restore and to operate heritage interurban cars on the original BC Electric Railway Route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley to link heritage tourism destinations.” Come learn how we USED to get around and even take a running interurban from the rejuvenated Cloverdale Station up to Sullivan Station. Great for the train buff, the history buff, and the kid at heart.
Where: 17900 – 20 Avenue, Surrey
What: Just off of 176th Street, this park is actually 40 acres of land that was given to deaf twin brothers in the late 1800’s by their father on their 21st birthday. They planted 32 different species of trees from around the world, including a grove of Redwoods, and, boys being boys, decided to build a two-storey treehouse to live in (it’s been rebuilt a few times because of fires). Look for the fairy doors in the trees.
Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino
Where: 17755 60th Ave, Surrey
What: For those of you who enjoy a good night out at the slot machines or the poker table, Fraser Downs offers both the casino experience and the thrill of the harness races. Come watch the horses as they lather it up around the racetrack. Dine in one of the two buffets with their floor-to-ceiling windows, or at The Bridge restaurant.
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