What to do with the kids this weekend in Greater Moncton (Sept 8-10)

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! We hope the first week back to September routine went well & you’re ready to get out & enjoy a fantastic weekend. The weather is looking warm, perfect for capturing final summer moments on the beach or fall adventures at orchards and corn mazes. Whichever your preference, we’ve got your details!


Apple u-picks are underway & most corn mazes open this weekend. Remember, many may accept cash only and are weather dependent; check the source links before heading out.

Shediac is the place to be this weekend if you want to tickle your creative side. Hom’Art features chalk art, buskers, storytelling, film screenings, and more! Something for everyone in the family, we’re sure!

Friday is a pre-season Wildcats game, with them hosting the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Tickets are free for under 5, $5 for ages 6-13, $8 for students (ages 14-18), $10 for seniors & $12 for adults. A great chance to enjoy a game for less at the box office!

Wanna skip making dinner Friday night? The Unicorn Children’s Centre in Riverview has your back! Stop by for a fundraising BBQ with games & more.

There’s a celebration happening Saturday in Riverview at the Adelin Properties plaza (540 Pinewood) with face painting, store specials, music, & more.

Friday night’s star gazing party scheduled for Fundy National Park has been postponed.

Everyone is invited to the Bouctouche First Nation Pow Wow on Saturday & Sunday. Grand Entry is at 1pm each day.

StanceEast Slam Jam is happening Saturday at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Gujarati Society of New Brunswick is hosting a celebration of Janmashtami & Ganesh Chaturhi Saturday at NBCC Moncton; open to all.

Beloved Miniature Horses is open this Sunday, 10am-4pm, for farm visits. They have goats, bunnies, sheep, and more. Entry is $12/person; children three & under are free. Pony rides (must be under 50lbs) are $10.


It’s International Fleet Week in Halifax. If you love big ships, make the trip! There are tours, entertainment, and more. You can even visit HMCS Moncton!

More into flying than floating? It’s Atlantic Balloon Fiesta weekend in Sussex!

The Canadian Lumberjack Championship is happening in Mactaquac on Saturday.

DYK: Tickets are on sale for early shopping at the Moncton Multiples Consignment Sale! Coming up Sept 23 at the Moncton Coliseum. A great way to stock up on clothes, toys, outwear, & more for the kids while supporting local families & non-profits!



Friday & Saturday nights are Glow Zone nights 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? Hop Skip Jump is the place to check out.

The City of Moncton hosts two public swims each weekend: Saturdays 3-4:35pm at the University of Moncton’s CEPS ($3 admission), and Sundays 1:303pm at the YMCA ($3 admission).

You might also want to check out swimming at the Riverview Aquatic Centre & the Dieppe Aquatic Centre, or check out the indoor splash pad at the North End YMCA.

Add a little learning fun to the weekend with a trip to Shediac’s Homarus Centre, Resurgo Place, Doiron House in Dieppe, or the Albert County Museum.

Bowling is always a sure hit with the family: choose from Holy Moly (with retro arcade games) in Riverview, Fairlanes (with Glow Bowling nights) in Moncton, or Bowlarama (with an awesome arcade) in Dieppe.

Want to move as a family? Try a visit to FitRocks Climbing Gym, Marco’s Clinic (laser tag), or the Riverview Indoor Skatepark Riverview Youth Centre.

Creative mood? Try DIY Studio to paint your own pottery!

Up for a challenge? Room Escape Atlantic usually has a few non-scary, kid-friendly options & Mystery Moncton Mystere is great for the teens & up.


Magnetic Hill Zoo is currently open seven days a week, 10am-4pm.

Magic Mountain‘s mini golf & TekZone are still open Saturdays & Sundays in September.

Butterfly World & The Boardwalk includes batting cages, go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, and lots more – a great spot for the whole family to enjoy! Most attractions still open Saturdays & Sundays in September.

Adventurous families might want to try TreeGo (located within Centennial Park in Moncton & open daily in September), or maybe book a session at Moncton Paintball, or hit the track at East Coast Karting (weekend walk ins).

Boyle Family Farm offers farm visits and horseback rides; check their site for what’s happening.

Llamazing Adventures books walks with animals in fun locations!

Check out Off Grid Adventure in Anagance for an awesome adventure course & their new indoor climbing walls.

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Have you given birth since 2018? Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant? The Birth Justice Research Institute and Maritime SPOR Support Unit is hoping you’ll complete a survey to help with their research regarding peoples’ knowledge and attitudes about midwives in this province. If you don’t fit the description but know someone who does, please consider sharing!


Have some books you’re looking to declutter? Laubach Literacy New Brunswick is collecting now for their annual BOOKSTRAVAGANZA. Drop off boxes are out at Sobeys in Moncton, Riverview, & Dieppe. Donate if you can – and if you love to read, make plans to attend the sale at the Coliseum Oct 20-22.

Lutz Mountain Heritage Centre is planning a Fall Festival Sept 13.

Kids Flow is hosting a family dance & BYO picnic on Sept 15 at La Station.

The Victoria Park Craft Fair happens Sept 15 – 17 this year.

New Hope Community Church is holding a Community Block Party on Sept 16.

September 16 is I’m Buying a New Brunswick Book Day. What titles are on your list?

If you have a kiddo that loves big rigs, make plans to visit the Touch-a-Truck event in Saint John’s Rockwood Park on Sept 16.

Irishtown Community Centre is holding a Family Fun Day Sept 17.

Farmer Brown’s Greenhouse is hosting an Open Farm Day on Sept 17 & a fall market Sept 24th.

MOSAÏQ Festival happens Sept 22-23 in Moncton.

Sackville’s annual Fall Fair is taking place Sept 20-24; always full of family fun!

Maple Street Park in Petitcodiac will be hosting a celebration Sept 23 for the Grand Opening of the Holmes Brook observation deck and natural park, as well as their new disc golf course. There will be a BBQ, ice cream, live music, bouncy castles, miniature ponies, and a chance to pay to go up in a tethered hot air balloon! Stop by the Petty International Raceway the same day to check out the Super Mario Bus!

The Walk to Remember returns in person this fall. Mark October 15 on your calendar to walk in support of families who have lost a child in pregnancy or infancy.


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That’s right – Tosh Taylor & I are heading back into the studio for our SIXTH SEASON together! Every Monday we’ll bring you a new episode highlighting local events & people; find us on your fave podcast app or Rogers TV. Find our past episodes in our archives. Watch for the launch on Sept 18.

We’ve also started a new season of Playground Profiles — check out our first visit for fall 2023!

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