Meet other parents and gain community connections. Tea and coffee are available.

Only $1 for one family drop-in visit to the playroom which includes art, science. Children can socialize and play in a clean and safe environment.

Find out about resources available to parents. Talk with qualified and experienced staff.

Our Drop-In Program is open for parents, grandparents and caregivers with children aged infant to six years old.  The first visit is free and thereafter the daily drop-in fee is $1 per family per visit.
Subsidy is available: if needed, ask the Drop-In staff for details.  The Program is nut-free and scent-free environment. Strollers are to be parked outside the front door and no outside shoes are permitted in the drop-in room: please bring inside shoes to change into.

Drop-in activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Tea and coffee by donation
  • Educational toys
  • Weekly Playroom Programs

Please take a look at our Program Guidelines and online calender when planning your visit!

Circle Time

An interactive, fun and educational circle time for Parents, Caregivers and children.  Circle time offers story time, singing, daily weather and calendar and seasonal activities.

When it happens: during Drop In


Hosted by the Vancouver Public Children’s Librarian, a once a month, we provide focused reading and learning time for children 0-6 years. Focus of the story time is early literacy development.

When it happens: TBD

Potluck / Tea Party

Potlucks or Tea Parties are organized based on celebrations that happen throughout the year. It is a great opportunity for socializing and for children and adults to try out new foods from many cultures.

When it happens: TBD

Health Workshops

From time to time, health related workshops are offered by Marpole Oakridge Family Place.  These include dental workshops, sun safe workshops, health nurse sessions, and others.   Parents are welcome to suggest ideas for these workshops.

When it happens: TBD

Dad and Me

The program offers a full hot breakfast followed by an interactive circle time including singing, storytelling and fun activities. Join us for this joyful morning and meet other dads with children in the community. The program is free for members. No registration required.

When it happens: TBD

CIRCLE TIME AT Marpole Neighbourhood House

In addition to our main Playroom at 8188 Lord Street we’re adding a new location in Marople Neighbourhood House at 8585 Hundson Street.

Program Time:

Monday 1:30-3:00pm

Wednesday 1:30-3:00om

This program runs September 8, 2021- June 22, 2022