We are so lucky to live in a community filled with amazing activities for families! You can always find our list of ongoing events and attractions online, as well as our round up of this year’s Halloween-specific events on the site, but keep reading for a listing of what’s happening this weekend. (We’ve also updated our round up of indoor skating options – there are lots of free skating times to enjoy!)
It’s Legs for Literacy weekend in Moncton; did you know this is the largest running event in the province? There’s a Friendship Run on Friday, a Family Run/Walk on Saturday, and the big event on Sunday!
Keillor House in Dorchester once again presents a Haunted House Tour (not suitable for young children, but your teens might enjoy it – or maybe you want to book a date night!) this weekend and next (Friday and Saturday). In a similar age-restricted theme, Zombie Manor is open again for the season.
Looking for some non-Halloween fun this weekend? Saturday morning is the annual Tech Trek, a morning filled with hands-on science and tech activities for children of all ages.
This Saturday afternoon the Brazilian Association of New Brunswick will host a story and craft time in Portuguese at the Moncton Public Library. All are welcome!
Kick off your Saturday Halloween fun with Hotel Transylvania 3 on the big screen again for just $2.99 a person at Cineplex!
Michael’s is holding a Halloween-themed T-shirt making session on Saturday (must purchase shirt), and a free slime party on Sunday, October 21. The store also offers Halloween-themed crafts all month long at its Saturday morning Kids Club sessions; costs range from $2 to $5, depending on age.
Boo at the Zoo returns again this year, with events this Saturday and Sunday as well as next weekend. Zoo hours are 10am to 6pm; Boo at the Zoo runs from 11am until 4pm. The animals will be out with various Halloween displays around the site, with various levels of spookiness, making this a great event for all ages. There will also be bouncy castles, pony rides (additional cost), food vendors, and more. Admission is $40 for a family of four; toddlers three and under are free. Children under 12 are $9, seniors $11, and general admission is $12.
Saturday is the annual ‘paint-your-own jack-o-lantern’ at The Clayspace. Purchase a one-of-a-kind creation, paint it, and come back after it’s fired to pick up your incredible holiday keepsake. (Cost is $35; you can pre-register to secure your spot!)
MyGym Moncton is holding its annual Halloween parties on Saturday. The under four-year-old crowd is welcome from 9-11am, while those ages five to 13 can come from 11:30am-1:30pm. Members are $6, non-members $8 (plus taxes), with siblings also $6. Enjoy games, songs, puppets, treats, and a costume parade!
Bass Pro Shops is offering a free Halloween event in store Saturday and Sunday (as well as October 26-31). You can get a photo with the Peanuts Gang, enjoy games, crafts, and more.
Grey Cove Veterinary Health Centre is holding a Haunted Hospital fundraiser for the Greater Moncton SPCA on Saturday; from 2-5pm it’s a family-friendly level of scariness, then from 6-9pm the brave folks can enjoy. Admission is by donation.
Saturday is the second Halloween fundraiser at Neptune Drive In for the Greater Moncton SPCA. It’s just $20 per carload – with lots of chances to win prizes for costumes and more – to view Hotel Transylvania and Halloween on the big screen.
Saturday and Sunday is the annual Wellness Expo at the Moncton Coliseum.
This weekend at Resurgo Place you can enjoy constructive destruction labs on Saturday morning and Sew Sew Sundays the following afternoon.
The Moncton Wildcats’ home game Saturday night at Avenir Centre is high school night; on Sunday afternoon, come to the game and help celebrate Wild Willie’s birthday!
Magician Remi Boudreau will be performing in Memramcook on Sunday afternoon at Monument-Lefebvre.
The third Sunday of each month is Sensory Sunday at the Moncton Library. No registration is required to participate; this is a bilingual program for children of all ages and their families to explore sensory experiences in a calm environment.
And looking ahead to next week, be sure to plan a visit to Riverview to enjoy all the Pumpkin Personalities! You’ll be able to find a map on the Town’s website to visit all the displays created by businesses and residents. And did you pick up your tickets to Splash n Boots at the Capital yet? They’re here on Thursday at 6pm; tickets start at just $25 and children under two years of age (babes in arms) don’t require their own ticket!
Halloween is quickly approaching; this week’s cover photo comes from our post of costume ideas for a family of five, and we thought you might enjoy some of our favourite spooky snacks!