5 Things to Do This Spring in Red Deer
As I write this it looks more like January than mid-March outside. But the days are slowly getting longer which means hopefully soon we can stop huddling inside to escape the snow and cold. While we’re still a few days away from the first day of spring, it’s never too early to start planning some activities other than spring cleaning!
We will be taking full advantage of neighborhood walks and bike rides with plenty of puddle jumping but I thought I would share some other activities to check out with your family throughout the city.
- Go for a spring snowshoe! Pursuit Adventures for Snowshoe in the City.Since we just got a ton of snow, there should still be time to head out with $30 gets you all the gear you need for an evening guided snowshoe adventure through Heritage Ranch, followed by a complimentary drink and serving of wings at Westlake Grill.
- Run a race! Kick off the season with the Spring Fever Run 5 or 10k on April 22. The Women’s Fun Run on May 13th includes a 3, 5 and 10k race as well as 100m diaper dash, young men’s 100m race, 500m little ladies race, and 1k mom and son run. The Woody’s Marathon also includes a full and half marathon and 10k race with kids races too which makes local spring races fun for the whole family.
- Take part in an Easter Egg hunt. Flying Cross Ranch is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 with a petting zoo, face painting and pony rides. Heritage Ranch hosts both a day time and a flashlight hunt and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame hosts a family event throughout their museum which is a great chance to not only partake in some Easter activities but take a peak into the fun and interactive museum.
- Hit up the Farmer’s Market! The Red Deer Farmer’s Market opens again on May Long weekend and we are counting down the days. Winter is too long if only because we aren’t graced with a year-round market.
- Go on a Wolf Walk. This just happens to be the wolves most playful time of year at Discovery Wildlife Park. You can spend an hour walking through the woods with Nisa and Lupe and their handlers. The park opens for the season on May 1 and rather than visiting in the summer when the sun is scorching, plan to visit on a cooler spring day when the animals are more likely to be active.
What’s your favourite spring activity?