What to do with the Kids in Greater Moncton this weekend (Nov 3-5)

Welcome to November, everyone! We hope you had a fantastic Halloween & are prepped for the winter ahead – and if you’re not, we suggest this weekend might be a great time to check the boots, hats, & mitts stash, sharpen the skates, & start finding all those things you tucked away after last Christmas season! 馃檪

The Capitol Theatre’s schedule is packed with awesome events; there are several shows this weekend the older kids might like – or maybe you can sneak out for an adults’ night! Comedy shows, big name musicians, country cover shows – there’s a bit of everything!

We always enjoy a visit to Resurgo Place, but it’s even better in November – when you can visit your local library to ‘check out’ a one day pass for free!

The Harrison Trimble Trojans football team is hosting the Black Kats on Friday night at Woody Hayes Community Field. Game time is 7pm.

We’re big fans of Bell’s Blacksmithing, who we usually see at the Moncton Highland Games in June, & we’re thrilled to see they’ll be at the awesome Harvey Hall this Saturday for a special demonstration. Cost is $10/person (kids free); session begins at 11am. Make a full day of it & grab tickets to the evening concert happening with Kylie Fox and Marian.

Saturday is Community Day at Cineplex; they’re offering FREE movies (select titles & times) & $2.50 concessions.

Ren’s Pets is holding a piggie adoption party on Saturday & doing nail trims for a donation!


Holiday shopping season is in full swing! We’ll try to share local markets each weekend; here’s what we found for the first weekend in November.



You can find all the details for skating throughout the week on our聽Guide to Ice Skating in Greater Moncton, but here鈥檚 what you need to know this weekend (these times are free unless otherwise noted):




For more on weekday options, check out our Skating Guide!

Here鈥檚 our trusty list of places you might want to check out with the family anytime!

  • Resurgo Place鈥檚聽new temporary exhibit is open 鈥 and it includes a full聽dinosaur聽& a Picasso! The museum is always a hands-on hit with our kids, but I know the dino will tip the scales for so many!!
  • Llamazing Adventures聽still had weekend spots available when we checked!
  • Wanna test your adventure skills outdoors? Check out聽Off Grid Adventure聽in Anagance!
  • Magnetic Hill Zoo is currently open five days a week, 10am-4pm (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays).
  • Add a little neon flair to your weekend with聽Glow Zone nights Friday & Saturday at SkyZone. Lasers, black lights, fog machines & more! All ages welcome, wear white or florescent colours, 7-10pm.
  • Looking for something geared just to littles?聽Hop Skip Jumpis the place to check out.
  • The City of Moncton hosts聽two聽public swims聽each weekend: Saturdays 3-4:35pm at the University of Moncton鈥檚 CEPS ($3 admission), and Sundays 1:303pm at the YMCA ($3 admission).
  • You might also want to check out swimming at the聽Riverview Aquatic Centre聽(open swim on Saturdays at 1:35 & 2:40) & the聽Dieppe Aquatic Centre聽(public swims on Saturday at 3:15pm & 6pm, Sunday at 3:15pm), or check out the indoor splash pad at the聽North End YMCA.
  • Add a little learning fun to the weekend with a trip to Shediac鈥檚聽Homarus Centre, open Saturdays.
  • We鈥檙e always a fan of visiting the聽library聽鈥 whether there鈥檚 special programming or just to drop in & explore!
  • Another family favourite is hitting the bowling alley or arcade. Go retro vibes with聽Holy Moly聽in Riverview,聽check out glow bowling times at聽Fairlanes聽in Moncton, or head to聽Bowlarama聽& its awesome arcade in Dieppe.
  • Want to move as a family? Try a visit to聽FitRocks Climbing Gym,聽Marco鈥檚 Clinic聽(laser tag), or the聽Riverview Indoor Skatepark&聽Riverview Youth Centre.
  • Creative mood? Try聽DIY Studio聽to paint your own pottery! They usually have lots of holiday themed pieces 鈥 now鈥檚 a great time to start thinking ahead for holiday gifts, too!
  • Up for a challenge?聽Room Escape Atlantic聽usually has a few non-scary, kid-friendly options &聽Mystery Moncton Mystere聽is great for the teens & up. There are also聽online options聽you can purchase to play on your own time!


Looking for some weekday drop-in fun for kids in Dieppe? Check out the schedule for the BGC!

Next Saturday is November 11, Remembrance Day. We’ll update our list of services during the week, but here’s what we know now:

The Town of Riverview hosts a service at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (5 Fatima Drive) on Saturday, starting at 10:50am. Veterans line up at Dan Bohan Centre, then march into the church alongside fire & police, cadets, & more.

Home Depot’s kids’ workshops have been filling up so fast, we often don’t even get a chance to share with you! But when we checked Thursday, they were showing open spots for November 25th’s workshop to build a penguin ornament! The session is 10am-noon, free.


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