Munchkinland & the WOW Bus
Munchkinland and the WOW Bus are free programs for children from birth to kindergarten age and their adult. Oceanside BLT has Munchkinland centres in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and the WOW bus travels to nearby communities. Both Munchkinland and the WOW bus are part of the BC StrongStart program and offer dynamic early learning environments for children and their parents/caregivers. Come learn through play, meet new friends and take part in special activities offered throughout the week.
Check our calendar for dates, times and locations and pre-book your spot.
Climb Aboard the Words on Wheels (WOW) Bus and learn through play! Oceanside BLT’s WOW Bus program is for children from birth to kindergarten age and their adult. Join us for healthy snacks, playtime, songs and stories. Look for the big blue bus, you’ll find it parked at various locations in the Oceanside area.
We ask that you fill out a registration form for your child/children. Registration forms can be picked up on your first visit or printed off here. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate to go with your registration. Birth Certificate copies can be brought into any of our early learning programs or we can copy it for you at our Munchkinland centres.
Check our calendar for dates, times and locations.
Munchkinland – Special Programs
Storybook Village is an outdoor child sized village with little buildings to explore and a circuit roadway for bikes/trikes. This program focuses on physical literacy and outdoor fun!
When our program is closed feel free to bring your own bike/trike to cruise the roadway. Don’t forget your helmet!
Storybook Village @ Qualicum Beach Commons – 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach.
Check our calendar for dates, times and locations and pre-book your spot
Join us Wednesday mornings for our Munchkinland Outdoors program.
Let’s explore nature together, sing, play and meet new friends. Our Munchkinland centres will be closed while we explore at our outdoor locations. This program is rain or shine, however during extreme weather conditions we will move our program back to our Munchkinland centres.
Check our calendar for times and locations and pre-book your spot.
Join local musician Gerry Barnum for a foot stomping good time! Sing along to old, new and original music during one of our Munchkinland programs. We will explore a variety of instruments – maracas, kalimbas, rain sticks and more.
See one of our Munchinkland Facilitors for times. Schedule subject to change.
Saturday Breakfast Club
Join Oceanside BLT and special guests at Munchkinland Parksville on select Saturdays for Saturday Breakfast Club. This free program brings together the joy of the food, play, stories and song and explores food literacy as well. Check our calendar!
We’re sharing Saturday Breakfast Club Favourites, a collection of recipes we use at our program.
Only on select Saturdays. Check our calendar for times and pre-book your spot.