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What to Do with the Kids this Weekend in Moncton (May 11-13)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! We’re looking forward to some fabulous Mommy time the next few days and we hope you are, too. We have a great round up of ideas for ways to enjoy the weekend with your family, with special thanks to this week’s sponsor, Riverbend Community School. Be sure to check out their Facebook page and website – and if you’re interested in learning more, they have a community meeting coming up next week! 

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Remember, this round up is a highlight of the weekend’s events. For a list full of inspiration of places to hang out with the kids – swimming, bowling, arcade games, and more – check out our Mega Round Up. Now, on to this weekend’s fun! 

There are always lots of great activities for all ages at the Moncton Library, including a coding workshop for kids ages eight to 12 on Saturday (phone 869-6000 to register), crafternoon fun on Saturday, and Sensory Sundays.

This weekend at Resurgo Place it’s Constructive Destruction on Saturday morning.

The usual Saturday in-store activities are all focusing on Moms this weekend: Toys R Us invite you to decorate cookies (and check out Nerf guns on Sunday), Chapters will help you make a special craft, Michaels has a few craft options to take part in, Scholar’s Choice does too, and it’s the second Saturday of the month, which means Home Depot should be offering a Kids DIY. Bass Pro is offering Mother’s day photos Saturday and Sunday, too!

Cineplex’s Family Favourites feature this week is Jumanji (with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle scheduled for next week).

Club Baton Atlantik is hosting the New Brunswick Provincials this weekend at UdeM.

Frank L. Bowser’s annual Spring Fling is this Saturday. Enjoy family fair games like a cake walk, critter crawl, and more. Admission is free but each game has a charge. There will also be pizza and BBQ to purchase, as well as gift baskets and auction items.

Enviro Plus is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a family gathering on Saturday. Stop by for music, entertainment, face painting, and more!

Petitcodiac is hosting a bike rodeo Saturday morning. Come out to learn basic biking skills, road safety, and more at the Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame. The Moncton Motor Sports Club will also have their Kodiac Kids Slalom Course to enjoy!

Saturday is Be a Biologist Day in Fundy National Park. Discover the hows and whys of the smolt wheel at the research station!

Our friends at Family Academy are hosting a great Saturday session aimed at entrepreneurial parents who are looking for guidance for creating systems for a better balanced home life.

Cheer on the NB Mavericks Lacrosse team as they host the Halifax Hurricanes Saturday afternoon for the season opener.

The annual Super Fiddle Show, a fundraiser for the Riverview High School Safe Grad, takes place Saturday night at the Riverview Arts Centre.

And don’t forget to check out the grand opening of the newly-redesigned Magnetic Hill Wharf Village on Saturday!

Heading that way on Sunday? The Zoo is offering free admission to mother’s visiting with their child!

Does Mama love to rock n roll? Check out the all-ages concert and local art auction happening on Mother’s Day at the Moncton Press Club. Tickets at the door; kids under 12 are free. Enjoy performances by Julie Doiron, Kendra Gale, and many more. Funds raised will support the 2018 Greater Moncton Girls+ Rock Camp.

Looking ahead – both the drive ins in Shediac and Sussex are planning to open next weekend! And don’t forget the Open House coming up at Riverbend Community School on Thursday, May 17.

Moncton’s Allison Heights Playground

Mother’s Day Cheat Sheet (aka What Mom REALY Wants)

Mother’s Day as a Surrogate Mom

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