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.
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.
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!
Get outside! Take some time to enjoy the trails in local parks!
- Centennial Park
- Mapleton Park
- Irishtown Nature Park
- Rotary St-Anselme Park
- Dover Park,
- Mill Creek Nature Park Dobson Trail
- Highland Park
- Woodland Trail
- Sackville Waterfowl Park
- Fundy National Park
- Kouchibouquac Park
You can always score an Instagram-worthy photo by tracking down the public art installations around our communities, thanks to Festival Inspire!
Bubble families can book visits to Resurgo Place’s Transportation Discovery Centre again! Make a date for Sunday!
Farmer Brown’s has several weekly seeding workshops scheduled until April 17, as well as lots of other fun options for families.
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.
- DIY Studio is a great spot for a paint-your-own pottery outing!
- Hop Skip Jump! is open with reduced capacity, but no reservation required.
- FitRocks Climbing Gym has great courses for all ages.
- Bowling is always fun! Bowlarama in Dieppe offers gutter blockers for kids & an awesome arcade section.
- The new YMCA Moncton North has an indoor splash pad & playground!!
- Cineplex movies & times vary by theatre, but both Trinity & Dieppe are open.
- Resurgo Place is closed Sundays & Mondays.
- The Riverview Indoor Skatepark is a wonderful place to learn & practice your skills; book a time and check them out!
- Escape rooms are great fun with older kids; check out the options at Room Escape Atlantic, Mystery Moncton Mystere, & at Shediac’s Le Moque-Tortue.
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.
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!
The Jenna & Tosh Show is nominated for five Albert County Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Catch the Awards show online Saturday, April 24 at 7pm!
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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.