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What To Do With The Kids In Moncton

Here’s your one-stop list for ideas on what to do with the kids in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview. (We’ve left out hours & prices as these change more often than we can keep up with – but click through and you should be able to find all the details!)

This list focuses on attractions. We’ve also got a great list of playgrounds, splash parks, free, indoor play groups, outdoor Winter Fun ideas, and every Thursday we post about the weekend’s best events. The seasonal attractions are listed at the end.

Looking to burn off steam? Here are some indoor options for the family:

The Play Café is Moncton’s go-to indoor play space for the little ones, with a café and wifi for parents.

PlayTime Kiddo offers both an indoor and outdoor bouncy castle park, with obstacles and climbing gear that will appeal to various ages.

MyGym Moncton operates on a membership basis, but you can try a class for free. Great physical activities for little ones!

Crystal Mountain Party Palace includes laser tag and arcade games, and runs lots of promotions, including a family play package on Sundays.

The Riverview Skatepark and Youth Centre is a wonderful place for all ages. There are skate times for those under age 11 and designated teen times. Helmet rentals available!

Get AirMoncton is open at 68 Desbrisay Ave. There is a section of the trampoline park that is restricted to young children (based on height), and the site hosts Toddler Time on certain days.

Skyzone Moncton (across from Champlain Place) offers two-hour Toddler Times and just launched Glow Nights on the weekend.

Shot Lab is a great place to check out with your budding basketball star.

FitRocks Climbing Gym boasts Altantic Canada’s largest indoor climbing wall – and they’ve got programs and courses for all ages!

Fairlanes in Moncton, Bowlarama in Dieppe, and Parklane Bowling in Riverview all offer gutter blockers for kids. Fairlanes has a special summer deal on for free bowling for kids!

Stretch your creative side at these local spots:

The Clayspace is open at 15 Milner Road, with drop in sessions, classes, and a retail gallery.

Café Diem has paint-your-own-pottery, snacks, and all kinds of neat classes being held at the Main Street cafe.

DIY Studio is another great paint-your-own pottery option for family fun, located on Mountain Road.

Love to play games?

Unplugged Riverview has lots of games for all ages!

Room Escape Atlantic recommended ages 10 and up.

Mystery Moncton Mystere recommended ages 14 and up.

More Indoor Fun

Each Saturday morning you can enjoy a Family Favourite at Cineplex for just $2.99. Movies begin at 11am. Check the schedule to see what’s playing!

Smart Saturday’s at Scholar’s Choice are a great chance to check out some of the store’s products. Noon until 2pm.

Michaels offers a weekly Kids Club craft session. The cost is $2, with sessions starting every half hour. For children three and up; parents must remain on premises.

Once a month Home Depot holds a Kids DIY workshop. These sessions are free, and geared to children ages five to 12.

Resurgo Place is a perfect space for hands on exploring, including Saturday and Sunday ‘crafternoon’ events included with admission.

There are lots of ongoing activities at our local libraries, including great programming at the Moncton Public Library which is now open seven days a week. This weekend’s events include card making workshops, coding sessions, and crafternoon activities.

Indoor Swimming

The Pat Crossman Aquatic Centre in Riverview offers a Parent & Tot swim on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm. There are public swims on Fridays (7pm), Saturdays (4pm), and Sundays (3pm) and Family Swims Saturdays (2:30pm) and Sundays (1:30pm).

The Moncton YMCA holds public swims sessions on Fridays (6:30pm), Saturdays (2:30pm), and Sundays (2:30pm). The Sunday swims are subsidized by the City of Moncton and cost $2 per person.

There are preschool swim sessions at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10am. There are public swim times on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6pm, and at 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Seasonal Attractions

Outdoor Pools can be found at Centennial Park, Riverview, Salisbury, and Petitcodiac.

Magic Mountain has lots of options with both the Fun Zone and the Splash Zone. Check the site for special rates in the afternoons – and remember that little ones (under 36 inches) are free.

Butterfly World & The Boardwalk includes batting cages, go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, and lots more!

Magnetic Hill Zoo is open for the season. Lots of fun to be had exploring the exhibits, and kids love the playground!

TreeGo is a fantastic family outing, especially with older kids who love a challenge. This attraction is limited to children over the age of seven.

Thomas Williams House offers tours and activities during the summer,

Don’t forget to check what’s playing at the Neptune Drive In and in Sussex.

And of course all our fabulous splash pads and playgrounds and nearly 100 free concerts this summer!

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