We hope you’ve been having a great week and are ready for more fun! There’s lots on the schedule, so read carefully. Also, please be sure to check the weather AND the sources for these events before heading out. The weather is playing havoc with things and we can’t be online to keep it constantly updated. We’d hate for anyone to be disappointed!
The maple sugar camps in the area are scheduled to open for the season this weekend! Check out our post with all the details on the City of Moncton’s sugar bush, Trites Maples, Renton Brothers Family Sugarbush, and more!
There are lots of great businesses catering to families in the Greater Moncton Area, including lots sure to be busy with kiddos finishing up March Break: The Clayspace, The Play Café, Hop Skip Jump!, PlayTime Kiddo, Crystal Mountain Party Palace, Get AirMoncton, Skyzone Moncton, FitRocks Climbing Gym,the Riverview Skatepark and Youth Centre, DIY Studio, Dieppe Aquatic Centre, Fairlanes in Moncton, Bowlarama in Dieppe, Parklane Bowling in Riverview, Mystery Moncton Mystere, and Room Escape Atlantic, which has opened a new bilingual challenge room suitable for children eight and older. Resurgo Place is a another perfect space for hands on exploring, including Saturday and Sunday ‘crafternoon’ events included with admission. Check out their March Break special programming and the amazing Kids Celebrate exhibit! And of course, don’t forget skiing at Poley!
Cineplex is offering four specially-priced movies Friday for just $2.99 per ticket. Wonder, Despicable Me 3, Ferdinand, and The Boss Baby play each day! And Saturday’s Family Favourite feature is the Fantastic Mr. Fox!
Friday you can burn off energy at a $2 public swim at CEPS at UdeM, at the free open gym time at Crossman Centre from 1-4pm, free skating at the Kay Arena from 3:30-4:40pm, and a $2 public swim at the YMCA from 6:30-8pm, all sponsored by the City of Moncton.
The YMCA is holding an open house on Saturday which includes a free swim from 2:30-4:30pm, as well as free Swim to Survive courses during the day. Contact the Y to register.
Smart Saturday’s at Scholar’s Choice are a great chance to check out some of the store’s products (each week from noon until 2pm) and Michaels offers a weekly Kids Club craft session on Saturdays. The cost is $2, with sessions starting every half hour. Toys R Us is holding a Collect & Swap event on Saturday morning, offering folks a place to trade Shopkins, Pokemon, and Enchantimals!
If you’re suffering Olympics withdrawal, PEI Olympian Heather Moyse will be at Chapters Moncton on Saturday afternoon with her book, Redefining Realistic.
If you’re up for it, Defrost is an all-ages electronic/house music festival happening Saturday night into Sunday morning at the Dieppe Cultural Centre.
Calliou is coming Sunday to the Capitol Theatre (show in French only).
The Magnetic Hill Zoo is open Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
There’s a neat ‘Meet Your Farmer’ event happening in Dieppe on Sunday. There’s a collective cooking session followed by ‘speed-dating’ with farmers to learn more about what they grow and sell. This family event is free, but donations to ACORN will be accepted.
There’s a workshop teaching the art of pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) at the Moncton Library Sunday afternoon. This is for ages 13 and older and registration is required; call 869-6000.
The Owens Art Gallery in Sackville will host Make Something Sunday again this weekend. Bring the kids to learn about Photocopied Zines.
Snowy Sundays are perfect for sleigh rides in Dieppe’s Rotary Park! This is the last scheduled weekend for the rides, so be sure to get out and enjoy!
Kick off IrishFest with an afternoon lunch and ceilidh on Sunday afternoon at the Press Club; tickets are $10.
Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day (next Saturday, March 17), check out our fun ideas for celebrating the day with little ones!
And last but not least … don’t forget – the clocks change Sunday morning and the kids go back to school on Monday! Happy Weekend, everyone!