Family-friendly events around Kamloops this cloudy long weekend

Showers and clouds are expected in Kamloops on Saturday and Sunday this long weekend but the forecast calls for some sunshine and warmer temperatures on Victoria Day.

KAMLOOPS - It may not be very sunny for most of the Victoria Day long weekend, but that doesn't mean you have to stay inside. There are plenty of things to do around Kamloops, including a number of family-friendly events.

Some special performances at the B.C. Wildlife Park on Saturday, May 21 will be sure to put a smile on the kids' faces. At 11:00 a.m. you can watch magician Clinton W. Gray work his magic, followed by a 1:00 p.m. show by Uncle Christ the clown.

Join Dave and the gang at Fun and Games while they try and break the world record for the longest marathon game of laser tag. It starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and goes until Sunday morning. Tickets are required for the overnight party.

If your child has an interest in reptiles, you will want to take them to BIG Little Science Centre to get up close and personal with snakes this Saturday. Learn about their habitat, conservation and even local snakes. Event starts at 11:00 a.m.

And some fun for kids ages 5 to 15. Learn to fish at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. It's free and all equipment is included.

Environment Canada's forecast is calling for clouds, showers and highs around 18 Celsius on Saturday and Sunday, although holiday Monday is looking much better with a mix of sun and cloud, and a high of 23 C.

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