Here’s your one-stop list for ideas on where to take the kids in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview. (We update this list often, so keep checking back. Please note, sometime businesses change their hours, so be sure to double check before heading out – and let us know if we haven’t updated!)
This list focuses on attractions. We’ve also got a great list of free, indoor play groups, playgrounds, splash parks, outdoor Winter Fun ideas, and every Thursday we post about the weekend’s best events.
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.
Crystal Mountain Party Palace on Elmwood Drive 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. A drop in session is $4 to $6, with helmet rentals available for $4.
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 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to noon ($16 plus $3/pr special socks for two hours). Weekend hours for Get Air are 10am to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 8pm on Sunday.
Shot Lab is a great place to check out with your budding basketball star.
FitRocks Climbing Gym opened March 4 on Baig Boulevard, boasting Altantic Canada’s largest indoor climbing wall. They’ve got programs for all ages!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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