winter fun moncton kids weekend

19 Fun Things to Do with the Kids in Moncton This Weekend (Jan 10-12)

Welcome to the first official Pickle Planet weekend round up for 2020!

We love creating this list of fabulous family-friendly events for you each weekend, as well as our regular round ups that you can access any day of the week! We have a fantastic list of swimming options, skating options, arcades, our MEGA list of all the local fun places to hang out, and then our seasonal round ups like our WINTER FUN list. We’re updating our list of Maple Camps for you, and we’re working ahead already on our Guide to Riverview’s Winter Carnival and of course, March Break!

If you have an event you’d like included, listing in our weekend round ups are free; send us a note with the details and a link, please! We’re also accepting advertising partners for our round ups and on our social media; let us know if you’d like more details.

Alrighty – here we go! (As always, please remember to click through to the events to check on weather-related cancellations, etc.)


The Town of Riverview is hosting a free, family movie night on Friday at the Community Hall (145 Lakeside Drive). Doors open at 6pm, the movie Abominable begins at 6:30pm. There’s free popcorn and a cash canteen provided by the awesome folks at the Riverview Skate Park (indoor skateboarding is an awesome winter activity, too!)

Fridays are for Fun on Ice in Dieppe at the Oval at Place 1604. Come at 6:30pm for music, bonfire, and skating fun!

Petitcodiac is hosting a snowshoe walk on Friday night, a guided tour of the Maple Avenue Trails. All ages welcome; bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair for free – but there are limited quantities. Click through to the event for details on registering, or call Natalie at 756-0289.

A reminder that Friday and Saturday nights are Glow Zone nights at SkyZone. All the regular jumping fun with added black lights, laser lights, fog machines, and more from 7-10pm!


Little Ray’s is back at the Coliseum this weekend! There will be lemurs, an armadillo, a camel, a skunk, emus, crocodilians, snakes, spiders, and more! There’s a VENOM exhibit, as well as a petting zoo (that’s where the camel will be!); the organizers suggest at least two hours to enjoy it all in full. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm, with admission $14.40 (discounts after the fourth person in the group, and children two and under are free). Check the Facebook event for more details, including information on their special sensitivity hour.

The $2.99 Saturday morning Family Favourites movie at Cineplex this week is Abominable.

Beloved Miniature Horses is holding a New Year party on Saturday morning at the stable with Party, the miniature horse. As of writing this round up, there were a few spots left – you must pre-register for this event meant for ages three to six. Cost is $35/child.

Brilliant Labs will be at Resurgo Place this Saturday morning to help you explore 3D printing, VR, coding, and more – all included with regular admission.

The second Saturday of the month means there’s a free, hands-on workshop at Home Depot for ages five to 12. Stop in to create a DIY project!

The Salisbury Library is holding a free showing of Dora and the Lost City of Gold on Saturday at 2pm.

The City of Moncton is hosting several skating parties at the Ian Fowler Oval this winter, featuring the awesome tunes of DJ Bones. Come out Saturday night to enjoy the fun from 6-8pm.

The Moncton Wildcats are hosting the Baie Comeau Drakkar on Saturday night at the Avenir Centre.

Know someone expecting? Be sure to tell them about Pickle Planet, as well at the wonderful programs hosted for free by Talk With Me. This Saturday is the start of a new Communication Begins at Birth Session, held at the Moncton library. We LOVED these classes – and all the Talk With Me programs we participated in when the kids were younger! Call 856-3617 to register.

This Saturday is the Atlantic Cup at Poley Mountain.


Don’t forget – Little Ray’s is at the Coliseum this weekend! Details above under Saturday’s events.

The City of Moncton and Mariposa Moncton skating club are offering FREE skating lessons to all levels at the Ian Fowler Oval (outside the Avenir Centre) on Sundays this winter, 10am-noon.

Velo is hosting a FatBike Funday Sunday afternoon; rentals available for $30 on site. Meeting at the Mill Creek Nature Park Trail Head; everyone welcome.

It’s Make Something Sunday at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville. This free, drop-in workshop is meant for children ages 12 and under with their families. This month, it’s making your own printing plate using a hand-cranked pasta maker.

The Moncton Wildcats are playing an afternoon game on Sunday, hosting the Cape Breton Eagles.

PS: If you’ve recently sold at the Moncton Multiples Consignment Sale, a reminder that registration to take part in the spring sale will happen this week. For folks looking to take part, general registration opens Tuesday, January 21. Email if you’re interested!

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