It’s here! As parents, you either love it or you hate it, but you can’t ignore it! March Break in New Brunswick is upon us (officially kids are out of school March 4-8, so you need to plan to entertain them from March 1-10, really) and we’ve got the information you need!
On this week’s podcast, Tosh & Jenna chat about their family plans, strategies for making the most of the time, and highlight a few of the activities and attractions you might want to check out around the Greater Moncton Area.
For a full list with more than 75 ideas, be sure to check out our MEGA FUN LIST for March Break.
A bonus for you: here are the FREE activities!
- Friday, March 1 is the final Fun on Ice night at Dieppe’s Place 1604. Enjoy music by DJ Elephant Skeletons, bonfires, and hot chocolate while skating on the oval.
- ENE Church’s regular (first Saturday of each month) free Play Connexion Café is Saturday, March 2, from 10am until noon, with bouncy castles, toys, face painting, and more.
- Mastermind Toys is holding in-store events each day during March Break; contact the store (506-382-3441) to register.
- Chapters Moncton is also holding daily in-store activities; call the store (506-855-8075) to register.
- Most local libraries have extra programming for March Break; Moncton Public Library (506-869-6000), Dieppe Public Library (506-877-7945) and Salisbury Public Library all have free activities throughout the week and on the weekends; call to register.
- Shediac has planned a lot of community events for March Break, many of which are free. Find the full schedule and details here.
- The City of Moncton’s Crossman Community Centre Gym will be open to drop in March 4 & 6 from 10am-4:30pm, and March 5 & 8 from 10am-noon and 2:30-4:30pm. Indoor shoes and parental guidance necessary.
- There’s free public skating at the Crossman Community Centre Kay Arena on Friday, March 8 from 3:30-4:30pm. Parents & Tots skate free at Riverview’s Byron Dobson rink in Riverview on weekdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Free child skating sessions for those 12 years old and under are held on Tuesdays from 3:15pm to 4:15pm and Fridays from 4pm to 5:15pm. Youth, ages 18 and under, skate free on Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:45pm. Dieppe’s rink offer lots of opportunities to skate for free. During March Break, there is family skating at Centenaire Arena March 4-7 from 3-4pm, and from 1-2pm on Sunday, March 10. The rink also has designated times for various age groups to be on the ice playing hockey and ringette during the break. You can also check for public and family skating times at the Shediac Festival Arena, the Petitcodiac arena, and the Hillsborough rink.
- And outdoor skating is always free at the Ian Fowler Oval at Avenir Centre, Centennial Park, the outdoor rink behind the Rotary Pavilion at Mapleton Park, Moncton’s Victoria Park, Riverview’s Winter Wonderland outdoor park, and Dieppe’s rinks at Rotary St-Anselme Park (one for skating, one for games) and the oval behind City Hall.
We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful break! Don’t forget, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify so you never miss an episode – or just keep coming back here each Friday!