In Victoria, BC, there are many great places where grandparents and their grandchildren can make special memories together. This list of all-ages spots, brought to you by the staff at Victoria Home Care Assistance, offers your elderly loved one and his or her grandkids plenty to do in the area.
1. Beacon Hill Park
Situated off of Douglas Road, this family-friendly park offers seniors and their grandkids so many exciting things to do, including playing miniature golf, swimming at the water park, and lawn bowling. The park also has a children’s petting zoo that gives your loved one the opportunity to share his or her knowledge of different types of animals with the grandkids.
2. Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Located at 634 Humboldt Street, this museum gives your loved one and the grandkids the chance to explore the magic of the sea while on land. Children will be so captivated by the extensive display of model ships and the adventure stories that they won’t even realize they’re also learning. At this museum, your loved one and the grandkids can also try their hands at the interactive knot board. They’ll have fun while building their confidence as they learn how to tie dozens of knots through the easy step-by-step instructions.
3. Bug Zoo
This zoo at 631 Courtney Street is a captivating place that often wins grandkids over with its live display of glow-in-the-dark scorpions, hairy tarantulas, and huge walking sticks. There are expert tour guides on-hand to answer questions and help the grandkids safely touch the bugs, which makes this place educational as well as a blast to explore.
4. Royal BC Museum
Located at 675 Belleville Street, this museum offers regular featured exhibits that will fascinate and educate grandparents and their grandchildren. Every week from 1pm to 3pm, they offer a Wonder Sunday event for families. Your loved one and the grandkids can join experts in the galleries for some exciting learning about various topics. On November 27th, their topic will be Massive Mammoths, and your loved one and the grandkids can learn about the reasons why mammoths went extinct and explore how mammoth tusks and teeth are both quite cool and very heavy.
Spending time with the grandkids is a wonderful way for your loved one to get the socialization he or she needs. At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers also make great social companions. We are a leading provider of live-in and respite home care Victoria, BC, families trust, and our caregivers can assist your loved one with a wide array of daily tasks, including bathing, grooming, and exercise. For more information and to schedule a free consultation with a Care Manager, please call (250) 592-4881 today.