Weekly Goings On

Single Saturdays at Jumping Jiminy's

Are you a single parent and would like to meet other single parents? Well we are starting a Singles Saturday to be held each month. For our first one we ask that you come and be apart of helping us create what will be. Are you wanting to meet other single moms or dads like yourself. We are looking at offering speed dating, interactive games etc. We need you to come on Saturday Feb. 13th to help us put together a successful event. This time there will be no additional cost, admission as normal but we will provide free coffee, tea, lemonade and ice-tea. Hope to see you here!

Date:Saturday, February 13, 2010
Time:5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:Jumping Jiminy's

Mommy and Me Rock Climbing at Romper Room

Since 1996 the Romper Room has been Vancouver Islands Premier Indoor Rock Climbing destination ...For Fun ...For Fitness ...To Challenge Your Mind! We are dedicated to providing a safe and fun climbing experience for everyone!

 Mommy And Me

Climbing Co-op for parents with young children. (ages 1 month to 5 years)

Have you always wanted to try rock climbing(or get back into it), but can never find the time because you are blessed with kids? We have the solution for you!

Every TUESDAY morning, we open up the gym from 10am - 12pm and provide a safe and quiet atmosphere for you and your kids to come climb and hang out.

This is a great way to meet other active parents, as you must take turns watching each others kids. (The co-op part!) We provide a staff member to make sure everything is running smoothly. Feel free to bring your friends to watch or help with the kids also.

We can provide complete child care upon request

Cost: $15 drop in rate. Please book ahead.

How To Find Us: Take Nanaimo Parkway to Mostar Road (exit 24) Turn LEFT on to Boban Drive. Look for the Rock Pilar on the left. Come around back!

Time To Climb Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 10:00pm 
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm 
Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm

** Any sessions requiring someone else doing the rope work (belayer) must be PRE-BOOKED in advance**

Romper Room Indoor Climbing Center 
4385-B Boban Dr Nanaimo

Phone: 250-751-ROCK

Email: Info@ClimbRomperRoom.com


Benny's Buddies Kids Club

Benny's Buddies Kids Club Weekly Activities
Every Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am
January 5, 12, 19, 26

Woodgrove is happy to host in partnership with PacificCare, 
FREE weekly play groups for children 5 years and under near the Food Court every Tuesday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. We invite parents, grandparents, or caregivers to come with your child, make a craft, play games, and sing songs. Activities are led by a certified child care provider from PacificCare.  


Woodgrove Centre
102-6631 Island Highway North
Nanaimo, BC 

Phone: 250-740-3555 
Toll free 1-888-923-8844

Movies for Mommies (and Daddies too) presented by Avalon Cinema Centre

Special movie screenings for people with young ones to enjoy the show without having to fret about disturbing other guests. 

Please feel free to bring your friends and family and most importantly your children! This is a chance for you to get out and see some of our current movies, but please be aware they may not be appropriate for children of all ages.

Movies for Moms will be every Monday morning at 10:00am at the Avalon Cinemas in the Woodgrove Mall. Doors open at 9:30am.

We will turn the sound down a touch and leave the lights on a little brighter to help you to keep an eye on your little ones.

Prices are $8.95 for adults. Children 3 and under are free.

Movie listing will be updated on Tuesday, the week before Mondays screening.


Jumping Jiminy's

Welcome to Nanaimo's biggest indoor playground and cafe! KIDS LOVE IT! Featuring over 8,000 square feet dedicated to family enjoyment. Including a giant 3,000 square foot play structure, ping pong & air hockey tables, party room, toddler section, an 80 seat cafe and more! Fun For Parents Too! We are also air conditioned for the summer and have free wireless internet! Enjoy a latte or cappuccino from the parents lounge and viewing area. If you're hungry our cafe also offers homemade soups, lasagna, chilli and foccacia sandwiches as well as a few sinfully decadent desserts.

HOURS Monday - Thursday :9:30am – 7:30pm
Friday - Saturday :9:30am – 8:30pm
Sundays & Holidays :9:30am – 6:00pm
*Stat Holidays Vary


0 – 9 months :Free
10 – 23 months :$4.25 + GST
2 – 3 years :$7.25 + GST
4 – 12 years :$9.25 + GST
Adults :Free

Discounts for 3 or more children, $0.50 off per child! 

1/2 Price twilight rates, last hour of every day! 
JJ's is a socks-only environment for your health and safety No outside food or drink


Swimming at Beban Pool

Beban Indoor Pool - Public Swimming Sessions Loonie - Twoonie Swim Length swimming at a low rate! All ages are welcome. The leisure pool and slide are open during this session Admission is just a loonie or twoonie on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 am until 12 noon at Beban Pool.

There are lots of other times you can go swimming but this is a great one for the kids because it is so inexpensive and it tends not to be too busy at this time. Bring your own swim diaper or you can purchase them at the reception.

For more information:
(250) 756-5200
24 hour schedule line  (250) 755-4484  

Skating with Parks and Recreation


Saturday, Sep 19 to Sunday, Dec 20 & Monday, Jan 4 to Sunday, Mar 28, 2010

Parent & Tot
(children 6 years & under & adult)
Monday 10-11:30 am @ Frank Crane
Tuesday 12:30-2 pm @ NIC1 
  Wednesday 12:30-2 pm @ Frank Crane 
  Thursday 10-11:30 am @ NIC1

  (children must be accompanied by an adult onto the ice during session) 
 Wednesday 6:30-8 pm @ Frank Crane


CHILD 1 year & under FREE 
  CHILD 12 years & under $3.00 
  STUDENT 13-18 or student card $4.25 
  ADULT 19 & over $5.75 
  FAMILY parents & children $11.50 

  Parent & Tot Admission 
  (available during “Parent & Tot” sessions) 
  PARENT & TOT $4.00 
  EXTRA TOT $1.00 
  EXTRA PARENT $2.00  

Skate Rentals 
  ADULT $3.50 
  FAMILY $7.00 
  HELMETS $0.50

 For more information:  
  (250) 756-5200 
  24 hour schedule line    (250) 755-4484