10 Things to do With Your Family in Cloverdale During The Covid Lockdown

Resources | January 25, 2021 | written by Corbin Chivers

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Whether you have been living in the Surrey Cloverdale area your whole life or you just moved here you are likely getting tired of sitting at home during the pandemic lockdown. 


As a Cloverdale native with a family, I wanted to share a few great activities families can do to mix up the fun at home. This is especially helpful for the families just moving into the neighborhood as we will introduce you to a few local businesses that need your support as the pandemic continues to affect our local Lower Mainland businesses. 


  • Try a Meal Kit Service For Dinner

Cooking dinner or trying a new recipe together can be fun. If you are a well-seasoned cook and your family is used to creating meals together I would suggest trying the local Nanaimo Bar recipe with your kids.


If your family is not as seasoned at cooking new recipes together there are two great new local meal kit services 


Both services are local to the surrounding Vancouver area and deliver to all of Surrey and Langley residents. Each meal kit comes with food from local vendors across BC and keeps sustainable practices in mind. Servings are priced on average from $6 to $12 depending on the box and meal you choose. 


Delivery Location: Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, Burnaby, Vancouver


  • Take an online cooking class

WellSeasoned has been around in Langley for many years with great cooking classes and even better-baked goods. The store has moved its business model to also offer great online cooking classes. 


You can find a free Facebook live kids class on Wednesday or an adult pay-what-you-can class on Thursday evening. The Thursday class is a fundraiser to help the chefs at WellSeasoned through the Pandemic as classes sit canceled or at half capacity. 


Store Location: Langley 


  • Unique Family Game Night

After playing the same games over and over again your family may be tired of Monopoly or Trouble. Try a virtual or outdoor mystery game with Vancouver Mysteries. Virtual games are played over Zoom and can include costumes and teams. This is a great way to connect with family or friends, not in your core bubble. Vancouver Mysteries is usually played outdoors in the Downtown area but with new virtual events, it is easier to start up a game in your own home. 


Store Location: Vancouver


  • Pottery Painting To Go

Located right in historic Downtown Cloverdale Create It Emporium offers to take home pottery painting kits good for the whole family. With many different pottery items to choose from simply email the store and pick up your kits. All kits include everything you need to paint your item and the firing when your item is finished. 


Location: Cloverdale


  • Check Out a New Local Park

While the weather may be rainy with some snow at times 2021 has proven a year filled with more sunny days than expected. Here are some local parks that have easy trails to take the whole family on. 


Location: Cloverdale


  • Take-Home Cookie Decorating Kits

A take-home cookie decorating kit is a great way to keep the kids busy for an hour or two and get a fun treat at the end. Many local bakeries have started offering to take home cookie kits like Four Little Piggies Baking or Reddy Made Cakes both located in Aldergrove, Abbotsford area.  


If they aren’t currently offering cookie kits Sweet Valley Cookies always has some available for delivery. 


Delivery Location: Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Mission, Surrey, Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond, White Rock, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Cloverdale, Delta, Maple Ridge, Steveston, North Vancouver, West Vancouver.


  • Story Time With Surrey Libraries

The digital branch of Surrey Libraries now offers online storytime and book clubs allowing you to enjoy reading and connection while at home. With new readings and events each week there is always something available for your family to enjoy. 


Location: Surrey


  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is a great way to get out of the house and support local cafes while keeping your distance. Options are available at local restaurants for pick up only. You can visit one or all locations participating in the event. Check out Vancouver Hot Chocolate Fest for a list of locations and flavours


Location: Vancouver and surrounding area 


  • Watch a Quarantine Concert

If you aren’t ready to leave home quite yet don’t worry many people are in the same boat. Your family can set up a concert night and watch a concert live from your living room. Grab some popcorn and snacks and get the best seat in the house.


Location: Home


  • Watch Live Theater at Home

If you are a fan of live theater now is your chance to catch a show in the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to get a popcorn delivery on Skip The Dishes from your local Cineplex. Without movies, our local theaters are doing their best to offer new ways to keep the doors open. 


Location: Home


If you are interested in learning more about the local Cloverdale market and things happening in the area follow the Corbin & Co. team on Facebook. We specialize in buying and selling homes in the Surrey and Langley area. As specialists, we love our community and always look for great ways to support the local businesses making Cloverdale and all of Surrey great!

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