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Fun family things to do in Moncton

Wondering what to do with the family in Moncton?

We’ve got you covered!

This is your one-stop list for events, activities, attractions, and more in Southeastern New Brunswick! During the pandemic, we’re updating this list monthly, but will add events & information if we find/are sent items to include. A reminder to always check our source links for updates, and follow provincial & national health guidelines for safety during the pandemic.

You can also check out Pickle Planet’s Guide to Family Fun in Greater Moncton for our mega list of museums, arcades, pools, & more.

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Shout out to the awesome Daubneys Adrift for our cover photo & for joining us on some recent Spring Adventures in New Brunswick. Check out their site & socials for amazing photos & adventure blogs.


APRIL EVENTS FOR FAMILIES IN GREATER MONCTON

Get your online voting fingers ready! We have the chance to help Elsipogtog win this year’s Kraft Hockeyville title – and $250,000 to reopen the rink at the Chief Young Eagle Recreation Centre. We can vote online starting at 10am on Friday, April 9 & until 6pm on Saturday, April 10. The winner of the contest will be announced that night during the 1st intermission of the Ottawa vs Toronto NHL game. Vote at www.KraftHockeyville.ca.

Mark Sunday, April 11 on your calendar – and grab your painting supplies! That Art Thing is back with another online kid-friendly painting session & this one is a huge fundraiser for a great cause! Paint an awesome owl & support the Children Dyslexia Learning Centre NB. (Not sure you can paint along live Sunday afternoon? Purchase your ticket & you can access the replay when you want!)

Local artist Chantal Larocque is hosting a paper flower making workshop online for The Globe & Mail on Tuesday, April 13. This is an evening event, great for solo adult time or with older kids.

One of our favourite local festivals, Frye Festival, kicks off Friday, April 16, with an online & in-person event. Check out their full schedule for lots of great literary events happening throughout the month!

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Get outside! Take some time to enjoy the trails in local parks!

For something a little different, try booking a walk with Llama-zing Adventures or horseback trail rides with Boyle Family Farm or at Broadleaf Ranch.

You can always score an Instagram-worthy photo by tracking down the public art installations around our communities, thanks to Festival Inspire!

Magnetic Hill Zoo is open for the season. In April, the Zoo is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Check out their ‘behind the scenes’ events to learn more about the Zoo’s big cats!

Bubble families can book visits to Resurgo Place’s Transportation Discovery Centre again! Make a date for Sunday!

The Moncton Wildcats are on the ice in front of fans at least twice in April. There are games scheduled for April 11 at 4pm and April 14 at 7pm; details on their website.

Farmer Brown’s has several weekly seeding workshops scheduled until April 17, as well as lots of other fun options for families.

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INDOOR OPTIONS

There are several spots that generally often indoor walking, with many tracks being stroller-friendly (at least at certain times). Check with the Moncton Coliseum, Crossman Centre/Kay Arena, & the UNIplex in Dieppe for current information.


YUMMY OPTIONS

Feast Atlantic’s Poutine Week is happening April 1 – 11; give them a follow on social for updates.

BeaverTails Mobile keeps popping up in fun places around the community; check out their page to see if you can make plans to visit them soon for a treat.

The Moncton Market & the Dieppe Market are both open on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, with fantastic options for local goodies.


DON’T FORGET: Pickle Planet has visited dozens of local playgrounds to help you find the ones that match your family’s needs the best! Find photos, descriptions, and more on our Playground Profiles page! Watch for new profiles to be posted on Tuesdays starting April 20, 2021!


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THE JENNA & TOSH SHOW

Our award-nominated podcast features in-depth conversations with interesting folks – including the amazing women behind SheBuilds, Riverview teacher & author Ivana Fogarty,  naturopathic doctor Renée Purdy who talks with us about menopause, & more!

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Need more ideas for fun with the family? Check out additional details for arcades, bowling alleys, and other attractions on Pickle Planet’s Guide to Family Fun in Greater Moncton.