It’s fun to be newcomers in a city, with everything to explore and discover. It’s even more fun to have lived there for a couple years, so you know where to find the fun. That’s how I feel this year about the 4th Annual Healthy Family Expo. Last year, I was excited because it was new and I’d heard great things about it. This year, I’m even more excited because we went last year and it was a blast!
The Healthy Family Expo is a fun-filled day for the whole family that introduces Metro Vancouver parents to small steps and simple solutions for healthy, active, eco-friendly living. It’s coming up on Sunday, Mach 26 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Highlights of the 4th annual Healthy Family Expo include:
- Meeting popular CBC Kids characters Daniel Tiger, Super WHY!, Bookaboo & Scout;
- Bobs & LoLo and Jessie Farrell concerts featuring songs celebrating the natural world;
- HUGE Active Kid Zone with rock wall, giant hamster ball race track, Tumblebus & TumbleTown, Springfree trampolines, Sportball & Pedalheads play areas and more;
- 200+ exhibitors with healthy food sampling & eco-friendly products & services;
- Whole Foods Market Zone, London Drugs Health Zone, and brand new Toyota Canada Outdoor Living Zone, West Coast Kids Healthy Baby Zone, and Green Living Zone;
- Science World fire show and ninja & tumbling demonstrations on stage;
- Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan interactive zone for kids;
- $15,000 Grand Prize Showcase including a 1-year least on a Toyota Prius c;
- Baby feeding & changing lounge with complimentary diapers, wipes & comfy seating;
- Family Rest Stop courtesy of Love Child Organics and lots of stroller parking;
- First 500 adults through the door receive a gift bag full of healthy product samples;
- First 200 adults through the door receive an adult pass to Science World; and
- Partial proceeds of ticket sales support Canucks Autism Network sports programs.
I’m so excited to see that Springfree Trampoline is a new addition to this year’s Active Kid Zone at the Expo! It’s the smart active living choice that delivers for the whole family. You can test-jump one for yourself at the event on March 26th. And guess what? One lucky family will be taking home a Springfree Trampoline through the Expo’s early bird ticket draw, and another one as part of the Expo’s Grand Prize Showcase (visit the Healthy Family Expo website for terms & conditions for those giveaways). That’s a prize valued at over $3000!
I don’t even know where to start with what was the most fun last year. It’s a big, busy day and there’s a lot going on. Set an alarm for the concerts. Both Bobs & LoLo and Jessie Farrell are, by themselves, worth getting through the door. We’ve seen these lovely ladies in concert last year at the Expo and other places as well, and they are amazing!
Otherwise… be prepared to stand in lineups. Sunshine loved the climbing wall last year, while both Lily and Jade bounced through the Pedalheads obstacle course. They are all huge trampoline fans and have tested Springfree trampolines other places. If you have bouncy kids, you’ll want to get in that lineup! I wish we had a yard so we could get our own Springfree trampoline because they are a safe, fun way to get the whole family active.
If you’re there with a stroller, it’s a bit tight to navigate the aisles. There is lots of stroller parking, though, and the entire space is on one level so it’s stroller-friendly. If baby needs any attention, find the baby changing lounge. (Heck, if you need anything, mama, head over there! I get a bit overwhelmed by crowds at times so baby is a great excuse to pop into a relaxing, quiet area, have some water, sit down for a bit, and then get out and have fun again!)
Adult Expo tickets are $15 each online, cash at the door, or at London Drugs from March 1-26.
Kids under 16 get in FREE and ALL ATTRACTIONS are included with admission!
To get involved in the fun:
1. Join the Expo 2017 Facebook Event to RSVP to win thousands in prizes at their March 23rd pre-Expo Facebook Party from 8 to 10 pm! (This is a seriously rocking party! Mark your calendars and prepare to type fast!!!)
2. Buy tickets early to qualify to win a Springfree Trampoline!
3. Grab 2-for-1 adult tickets online using limited time promo code TKM241.
See you at the 4th Annual Healthy Family Expo in a few weeks!
I’m a Healthy Family Expo Blog Ambassador and have received complimentary Expo passes and other perks in exchange for this post; all opinions expressed remain my own.