Drop In Programs

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

Only $1 for one family Drop-in visit to the 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 Drop-in room is nut-free and scent-free environment. Strollers are to be parked outside the front door and although outside shoes are permitted in the Drop-in room: please bring inside shoes to change into on wet days.

Drop-in activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Tea and coffee by donation
  • Educational toys
  • Weekly Drop-In Programs


Please take a look at our Drop-In Program Guidelines and online calendar 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: Occasionally 

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 Marpole Neighbourhood House at 8585 Hudson Street.

Play and Learn 

Play and Learn Preschool program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 
When it happens : Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays : 12:30-3:30pm

For more details, please contact at lindyc@mofp.org