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36+ Fun Things to Do with the Family in the Greater Moncton Area this Weekend

Welcome to another FULL weekend of family fun in the Greater Moncton Area! We’ve got all the info you want on events and activities to keep the kids entertained – but we have a quick request. We’d love a quick note to let us know what you really want out of this weekly list. Do you like it broken down by location or by date? Would you like a section highlighting activities by age? More or less details? We’re spending a lot of time right now working on making Pickle Planet the best site it can be, so we’d love your input – because you are who this site is built to serve! Send us a direct message on Facebook or Instagram, drop a comment below, or email us. We’re also open to your suggestions!

As always, please be sure to double-click through to the source links for up-to-date information before heading out to an event or activity; we can’t always update when weather or circumstance changes plans.

STARTING FRIDAY

The Green Pig in Salisbury is holding three nights of Haunted Corn Maze on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The field is open to folks to enter from 7-10pm; dress for the weather! The haunted maze is recommended for ages 13 and older and takes about a half-hour to complete, but factor in waiting in line to begin your journey. Admission is $15.

Another Halloween tradition is the Keillor House Museum’s Haunted House! You can make your way through all three floors of the historic home – but watch out for the ghouls & ghosts. The Haunted House is open this Friday and Saturday; it’s not recommend for young children to this, but it could be a fun outing with the teens in your life.

Don’t forget to take in Bass Pro ShopsGreat Pumpkin Celebration; you can grab a photo with the Peanut Gang and enjoy some crafts and games. On Saturday there’s a costume parade that begins at 3:30, and on October 31 you can trick-or-treat in the store (while supplies last) starting at 4pm. Check their site for full details!

Room Escape Atlantic Kids is holding a special Halloween escape room challenge, Escape the Darkness, this weekend.

The Salisbury Boys & Girls Club is holding a costume dance for ages eight to 12 in the JMA cafeteria on Friday night.

Petitcodia’s Saint Andrews Anglican Church is hosting a Halloween dance for Grades K-2 at 5:30pm on Friday night, followed by a dance for Grades 3-5 at 7:30pm.

The Moncton Lions Club is hosting an all-abilities Halloween dance on Friday from 6-9pm. Admission is $2; family and caregivers get in free. There will be treats, dancing, and prizes!

Hop! skip! jump!‘s Halloween event, Spooky Ville!, is happening on Friday from 4-8pm (an hour later than usual!). Enjoy face painting, games, crafts, and more; children receive 10% off admission when dressed in costume! (No masks, please.)

Shediac’s Pascal Poirier Historic House will once again be haunted for Halloween. Visit on Friday or Saturday at 6pm.

There’s a free Halloween swim at Riverview’s Pat Crossman pool on Friday at 7:30pm.

And in non-Halloween fun on Friday, the Moncton Optimist Chess Club is meeting at Edith Cavell School at 6:30pm. They’re there every Friday night (that there’s school); this is the first session for this school year!

STARTING SATURDAY

For those with huge PAW Patrol fans at home, Cineplex’s $2.99 Saturday morning feature this week is Ready Race Rescue!

The Pickle Planet crew are HUGE fans of Atlantic Wellness Centre and think everyone should head to their annual fundraiser this Saturday – because it’s a blast AND for a great cause! The Monster Trot and Bar-Boo!-Q takes place at the Moncton Coliseum from noon until 3pm; lots of great costumes and displays and kiddos can trick-or-treat around the Coliseum (inside; use the back entrance).

Wondering why we care so much about this organization? Listen to last week’s podcast with executive director, Andrew LeBlanc. This centre offers FREE mental health support to youth in our area – and they need our support to keep the doors open and the free help getting to the young people who need it. It’s just $10 at the door for trick-or-treaters on Saturday (though you can always give more!); a donation to the centre also makes an incredible teacher thank you gift for the upcoming holidays.

Supporting free access to youth mental health services

 

One of the best-loved Moncton Halloween events is Boo at the Zoo, a fantastic fundraiser at the zoo. There are various Halloween displays geared to different age groups scattered around the grounds, as well as bouncy castles, pony rides and tattoos (extra fee), and more. Admission for a family of four is $40; there are various rates for children, seniors, and adults. (Free for those three and under.)

Boyle Family Farm is hosting a haunted corn maze Saturday and Sunday; a kid-friendly version from 10am until 5pm, and an ‘adult fright night’ version from 6-9pm. Admission is $10.

Scholar’s Choice is holding a Halloween party at noon till 2pm on October 26. Pop into the store in your costume for some fun hands-on activities and treats!

Salisbury Baptist Church is once again hosting Wonderland, a fantastic indoor event in which children can collect treats from various display stations set up throughout the church’s gym. The effort the community puts into this event is nothing short of incredible! Open to the public on Saturday from noon until 5pm. You’re asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for entry.

Art Richard’s annual Shediac Halloween show takes place Saturday at 11am at the LJR auditorium. Non-perishable food items for entry are appreciated.

SkyZone is holding a Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday. Staff will be dressed up, there will a bonus for anyone wearing a costume (no masks allowed while jumping), enjoy games and more!

Chapters Indigo is inviting everyone to join in a costume parade on Saturday – and stay for crafts, too! (Please register in advance; event is free.)

There’s a Haunted Hike planned for Fundy National Park on Saturday night. Bilingual family-friendly guided hikes will be starting at 15-minute intervals.

Trueman Blueberry Farms near Sackville are holding a Halloween Party on Saturday. Enjoy live music, wagon rides, and treats. Admission is $12 (includes treats) and costumes are encouraged!

Thinking of a getaway? The Greater Moncton International Airport is holding its annual travel show on Saturday in the Airport Terminal Building.

Our great friends at Snapology will be at the Moncton Library on Saturday for a fun robotics workshop.

Saturday is the annual Pink in the Rink fundraiser for breast cancer awareness at the Wildcats home game at the Avenir Centre.

STARTING SUNDAY

The Village of Memramcook is hosting Art Richard for a Spectacle d’Halloween on Sunday.

Riverview’s Halloween Skate is happening on Sunday; wear your costume and skate for free from 2:30-4pm at the Byron Dobson Arena!

There’s a pumpkin carving event at the Salisbury Parks & Leisure office on Sunday in the afternoon; call 372-3280 to book a spot. Pumpkins and snacks provided; $5 fee.

Trunk or Treat is happening at the Journey Church on the Salisbury Road on Sunday. Sign up on their website!

Legs for Literacy is taking place this Sunday; a smaller event than usual, but still lots of fun planned for this 5km event at Riverfront Park.

LOOKING AHEAD

A group of moms are planning a Halloween Party for ages newborn to five at the Riverview library on Tuesday at 2:30pm.

On Wednesday, Sunny Brae Baptist Church is hosting a trunk or treat event where children can go from trunk to trunk in the parking lot. This is a free event.

For a collaborative list of houses that are decorated for Halloween, check out this post on the Facebook page, Halloween GMA; be sure to add to the post if you know more great homes to admire. Looks like Ashburn Avenue and in front of Trans Aqua in Riverview and Broadview Drive and Falcon Drive in Moncton are worth a visit!

You can always find ideas for places to visit throughout the week or the weekend on our MEGA GUIDE to Family Fun in the GMA; click here for the details. You might also want to check out our updated Guide to Indoor Skating in the GMA – so many free and inexpensive opportunities to hit the ice with the whole family! Free Friday skating is often available in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, and Shediac, with lots of other times through the week and the weekend. And don’t forget to make plans to see the latest travelling exhibit at Resurgo Place all about Hockey.

Have a wonderful weekend and a great Halloween, everyone!

 

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