Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! We have SO much to be thankful for here in the Greater Moncton area, including all the fabulous family-friendly events and activities that we round up for you each weekend. 🙂 So, let’s get to it, shall we? (Please remember to click through to ensure events are happening as scheduled!)
Friday evening is the official opening of the Memramcook Pumptrack Circuit, a great way for the whole family to enjoy cycling!
The Moncton Wildcats are hosting the Halifax Moosehead on Friday night, and the Saint John Sea Dogs on Sunday afternoon.
You can enjoy the corn mazes and pumpkin blaster at the Green Pig Market in Salisbury during Thanksgiving, as well as flashlight corn maze nights on Friday and Saturday night. Bring your own flashlight!
For a full list of corn mazes, as well as options for u-pick apple orchards and pumpkin patches, check out our seasonal round up here.
This Saturday’s Family Favourites $2.99 feature at Cineplex is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The second Saturday of the month is always a Kids DIY session at Home Depot!
Chapters Indigo is holding a pampering session for ages 6+ at the store on Saturday morning.
Poley Mountain is MOVING its annual Fall Festival to Sunday. You can enjoy a lift ride to the top of the mountain, BBQ, music, photos, and more. Adults $10, Children $5, and free for season pass holders.
The Clayspace is again holding its Jack-o-Lantern painting event. You book your pottery jack-o-lantern and painting time; as of mid-week, there were still a few spaces left for Saturday and spaces available next weekend. The cost is $40 plus tax per pumpkin; family discounts available. This is for all ages and abilities; paint one weekend and pick up your jack-o-lantern the next. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Dieppe is celebrating Fire Prevention Week with an open house at the Gauvin Road fire station Saturday morning, with bouncy castles, face painting, tours, and more.
Saturday is the one year anniversary celebration at Close to the Heart, a wonderful local baby shop that hosts workshops, carries great products, and more. There will be free face painting in the morning, treats, and giveaways. Be sure to stop in if you can!
It’s always times for ice cream, and this Saturday through Monday is Ice Cream Fest time at Bar Laitier Amiro Dairy Bar in Dieppe! Enjoy dipped pumpkin Belgian cones, pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream, pumpkin lattes and more!
The Shediac Centre for Speed is holding a monster truck and enduro racing event on Saturday, followed by a demolition derby day on Sunday.
The Foods of the Fundy Valley are hosting a Low Tide Family Fun Zone on Sunday in the afternoon. There will be bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, pumpkin painting, princess and superhero visitors, and so much more. Admission to the event is free, but some individual activities may have a cash fee. Head to the Molly Kool Centre parking lot and enjoy!
This weekend is the last chance to visit the Hopewell Rocks this season; they’ll close to the public on October 14.
Don’t forget – you can always find ideas for things to do with the family on our MEGA LIST of local attractions!
A few highlights to mention: hop skip jump is open all weekend, Sky Zone has Glow Zone Friday and Saturday night, some of the escape rooms offer youth options, and of course there’s swimming and skating fun! There’s even an extra public swim at the YMCA on Monday afternoon, and one at the Pat Crossman Aquatic Centre in Riverview.
We’ve just updated the Pickle Planet Guide to Indoor Skating in Greater Moncton; did you know you can take the kids to a free skate almost every day of the week?
Our Halloween events round up is now posted – be sure to check it out for lots of spooky fun happening throughout October in the Greater Moncton Area! (And if you have an event that should be included, let us know; we’ll keep updating as we have details!)
If you haven’t had a chance to read the government’s education green paper, this long weekend might be a great opportunity to do just that – though if you’d like the Coles Notes’ version, we’ve taken the time to create one for you!
And if you need a simple craft that can keep the kids entertained AND act as Thanksgiving décor, try our coffee filter leaf banner!