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What to Do with the Kids in Moncton This Weekend (Jan 4-6)

Welcome to 2019, everyone! As we have every weekend for the past three years, we here at Pickle Planet HQ have searched through dozens and dozens of websites and Facebook pages to create a list of family-friendly activities happening in the Greater Moncton Area this weekend.

Since creating this list takes hours, we’ve tried to streamline the process a bit. We made ONE LIST with ALL the local hot spots and ongoing activities; we don’t always list this each week in the round up, so if you don’t see something in this post that suits your needs, be sure to check out our MEGA LIST!

We also do seasonal and special round ups – you might want to bookmark our list of arcade spots in the GMA, the indoor skating times, and our general Winter Fun listing (which is getting an update this weekend for 2019).

As always, please click through to the source to confirm details before heading out; sometimes weather challenges or other issues come up and we don’t always have a chance to change the information here. This isn’t a job someone is paying us for; it’s our family’s gift to the people of Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and beyond, so please understand we can’t take the time to adjust every time there’s a storm, etc.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy adventuring this weekend, everyone! Here’s what’s happening!

Thursday, Jan 3 the Wildcats host the Saint John Sea Dogs and the Québec Remparts are in town Friday.

The Magnetic Hill Lions Community Centre is holding a laser tag event on Friday afternoon, January 4. You must register in advance; cost is $5.

Wild Lights closes for the season this weekend; Friday and Saturday are your last nights to enjoy the displays at Magnetic Hill Zoo.

Friday, January 4 Horses Healing Hearts in Norton is offering a day camp that offers horseback riding, crafts, outdoor play, and more for $30 (lunch not included).

Friday nights are for Fun on Ice at the Dieppe skating oval! Enjoy music, hot chocolate, bonfires, and more each Friday until March. The fun begins at 6:30pm.

The City of Moncton is holding musical skating nights at the Ian Fowler Oval on Saturday nights throughout the winter.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Little Ray’s Wildlife Festival returns to the Moncton Coliseum. Visit 30 live animal exhibits featuring a sloth, an alligator, and a camel. Tickets available at the door; kids two and under are free, everyone else is $14.50. Families that face challenges with loud groups and crowds are invited to a free, one-hour event on Saturday morning. Those with financial challenges are invited to contact Little Ray’s for special arrangements.

Saturday, January 5 is a special day at the Capitol Theatre. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the venue will once again be a movie theatre! Three retro movies (from 1993/94) will be shown free of charge, starting at 1pm. The bar will be open, and candy and popcorn will be on sale! The movies are Beethoven’s 2nd (English version) at 1pm, La Princesse des cygnes (French version of The Swan Princess) at 3pm, and Philadelphia (English version) at 7:30pm.

Movies are also on the calendar Saturday at the Salisbury library; enjoy Sherlock Gnomes and free popcorn!

And of course, check out our MEGA LIST of local attractions for more ideas and links to all the indoor play areas, skating times, and more!

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