KidsWorld Passport to summer fun is back again this year and at a new lower price of only $45 per child.
Did you just ask “What is KidsWorld?”
KidsWorld is a summer long program designed for children ages 4 to 15 years old. Children must be accompanied with a parent or guardian to the KidsWorld events so this is not a drop off program at all. Best of all, one parent or guardian gets in free with their KidsWorld child. We will talk about this more in a minute.
The first thing we need to cover is what you get with KidsWorld…..
How about 65 + days of summer time fun activities that help to keep your kids engaged all summer long. I know I certainly want my kids busy and not in front of the television. KidsWorld helps keeps kids active and engaged by having one activity every day of the summer included in your membership.
So for a $45 membership what type of activities are we talking about? How about these type of activities…
Burnaby Village Museum
Thunderbird Show Park
Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey
Westcoast Railway Heritage Park
Canadian Museum of Flight
Honeybee Centre Farm
Bear Creek Park Train
Roger Arena Tour
Canadian Military Museum
CircusWest – CirKids Performance
Stanley Park Miniature Railway
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Museum of Anthropology
BC Society of Model engineers
Deeley Motorcycle Museum/ Exhibition
…..and the list goes on!
There are a couple of reservation only events that are limited in availability. Not every KidsWorld member will receive a reservation event as it is not guaranteed and based on availability. I personally cannot speak to the status of the reservation events so any inquiries relating to what the reservation events are and their availability should be directed towards KidsWorld. You can find the KidsWorld contact information HERE.
A very important aspect of the program is knowing the rules pertaining to parent/guardian attendance. One adult can bring up to three (3) KIDSWORLD Members….however, four (4) members may attend if two (2) of the children are over the age of 8 years.
KIDSWORLD is intended to be a shared experience between a child and a parent or guardian. KIDSWORLD is not a daycare program where you drop your child off at the event or activity. A parent/guardian must accompany a child while attending an event, for legal, insurance as well as security reasons.
This also translate to one adult per member is permitted to attend. You cannot show up with one KidsWorld member and have them bringing two adults.
The relationship is intended to be “one child accompanied by one parent/guardian” offering FREE admission.
As the majority of events in the program are not events that you can actually “pay separate admission”,…or are events that have been created specifically for KIDSWORLD (and do not even necessarily have admission fees), then you unfortunately cannot take along another adult, when only a “one child family”.
I am really impressed with the new aspects that the KidsWorld program has implemented this year. Everything at KidsWorld seems to have moved a little more high tech. With your child’s membership you now receive an online account where you access the events calendar. I really love this new way of providing the calendar. I have to admit that with the paper calendar of events in the past, that I was often searching for that safe place that I had put it! Now the calendar is just a click away.
Why I love KidsWorld so much is because the schedule is set for you. You can attend whichever events fit into your summer schedule and interest you and your kids. I also find that it is easier to go do things, when there is a schedule of events already prepared for you, just waiting for you to explore. There is nothing to plan other than what events you are attending.
There are a ton of questions that always arise surrounding these type of programs and I am happy to share that KidsWorld has created a FAQ page to help answer all your questions.
You can also buy your KidsWorld membership online now and pay via PayPal, Credit Card, or mail in a cheque.
You can read all the KidsWorld reviews on their website to see what all the buzz is about.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided compensation for the purpose of this post.