8 Ideas To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer in Southwest Calgary

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Published June 16, 2019 by The Rise West Grove Estates

Summer is fast approaching, and with it, parents are daunted with the same question year after year: 'Help! What Am I Going To Do With The Kids All Summer?'. Worry no more! Here are 8 awesome things for your kids to enjoy in Southwest Calgary this summer.

It's that time of year again - end of school. For some, it is a joyful time when families get together, pack up the trailer and head west for two glorious months. For others, it is the start of a long journey of making sure the kids are engaged, productive, having fun and not sitting around idle on their devices day after day.

And like every year, it is increasingly difficult to find those pockets of fun right in your neighbourhood without having to commute and waste precious time driving around the City. Here are some amazing child-friendly options right here in the communities of Aspen Woods and West Grove Estates in West Springs.

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8 Ideas To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer in Southwest Calgary 

The areas of Aspen Woods and West Springs in Southwest Calgary are known for their abundant green-space, family-orientated neighbourhoods, and highly-desirable new homes. The indoor and outdoor recreational options in the Southwest quadrant are simply second to none, with its proximity to Canada Olympic Park, Westside Recreation, the Rocky Mountains and more.

Along with that, there is a hidden wealth of kid-friendly programs right in your neighbourhood that you might not even know about!


Aspen Landing is located a short 4km away from The Rise at West Grove Estates in West Springs and contains many kid-friendly options this summer!

1. Colour Me Mine Art Studio

Located in Aspen Landing Shopping Centre, Colour Me Mine is a pottery and glass painting studio that features drop-ins, weekly classes, tween workshops and pizza party nights. Fun for the whole family, you'll be sure to find something for every aged child this summer.

2. Music and Play

Also located in Aspen Landing, Music and Play is a performing arts academy that features music, show choir, musical theatre and theatre classes for kids of all ages. Check out their Spring and Summer camps for kids of all ages.

3. Crave Cupcakes

Crave Cupcakes, with their variety of flavour and colours are simply a Calgary, and an Aspen-area favourite. They offer birthday parties, baking and decorating classes and special events throughout the year for you and the little ones.

4. Marble Slab Creamery

Located in the heart of Aspen Landing Shopping Centre, Marble Slab Creamery is a kid's dream come to life. With dozens of hard ice cream options and candy to mix in, cakes, sundaes and more, you'll enjoy grabbing a treat to go and walking the neighbourhood or sitting in a West Springs recreation area or community park. 


West 85th is a trendy area located steps from The Rise at West Grove Estates and offers fun-filled several options this summer!

5. Colour on Fire Art Studio

With pottery, canvas and glass fusion art-making, Colour on Fire has a variety of classes, seasonal camps, birthday parties, Friday fun nights, community events and more. And located within walking distance of The Rise at West Grove Estates, you can rest assured your little ones will thrive in this arts-minded space.

6. Kids U

Kids U is a daycare, early-education centre that focuses on child care programs with a student-centered, inquiry-based learning curriculum. Drop your kids off while you take in some shopping at West 85th or check out their numerous summer camp programs.

7. First Steps Academy

Located in West 85th Shopping Plaza, First Steps Academy offers a learning and social approach to daycare and preschool. They offer all day, half-day, drop-in and before and after school care options. They also offer a range of summer camp options, including themed days such as culinary, science, sports and more with weekly field trips and special guest visitors. 

8. Mathnasium

Mathnasium is a math learning centre located in West 85th for children in grades 3-12. With their 'math is fun' attitude, it is a great place for kids to learn, have fun and meet new friends. It is open and running session hours during the summer months so students and mathletes alike are prepared for the upcoming academic year. 


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