A long weekend is the perfect time to spend time with your family doing activities at home, or just maybe going out and trying something new. There are a lot of fun places to visit this Family Day Weekend around the Greater Moncton area. Listed below are 15 ideas to help you make your Family Day Weekend plans, so that everyone in the family will have a good time.
Giant Paper Flower Workshop
Have you ever wondered how to make those huge paper flowers? There is no need to wonder any longer since the Giant Paper Flower Workshop at the Front Porch Mercantile is offering a class that teaches you how to make them. Chantal Larocque will walk your through how to make these beautiful flowers.
179 Bonaccord Street
February 16, 2019
$70 per person
Sky Zone Glow
After dark, the lights turn off and the black lights turn on at Sky Zone. Along with the black lights, there will also be lasers and the music will be turned up when a DJ takes the stage. Sky Zone Glow takes place on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 pm to 11 pm. So, take the family out to ‘shine’!
Friday and Saturday Nights | 7 pm to 11 pm
40 Champlain Street, Dieppe
$16.99+tax for 1 Hour / $20.99+tax for 2 Hours / $21.99+tax for the Whole Night
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Course Xtreme Race Memramcook
A short drive from Moncton is the Village of Memramcook, which is putting on its second annual Extreme Skate Race. The Course Xtreme Race Memramcook is the only race of its kind presented in the Maritimes. It is bound to be fun for the whole family to watch because the 96 racers will be hurdling down about 300 metres downhill ice track dotted with obstacles, rollers and jumps, and the first person to the bottom is the winner.
488 Rue Centrale, Memramcook
February 15 to 17, 2019
Crystal Mountain Party Palace
Have fun inside a warm place with your family and friends this long weekend at the Crystal Mountain Party Palace. You can divide up into teams and play laser tag, virtual golf and tons of other great games all under one roof. When you get hungry, there are
409 Elmwood Dr.
Riverview Skatepark and Youth Centre
The Riverview Skatepark and Youth Centre is a great place for all ages to gather and make friends. There are skate times for kids under the ages of 11 and also additional times for teens. There are helmet rentals available if you need one. The centre is open on February 16, 2019, so gather the family and hangout together.
145 Lakeside Drive, Riverview
A weekend of lights, 3D mapping, giant projections, interactive installations, live shows, food, sensory experiences….
Join to celebrate the new heartbeat of the City with Lasers, ice skating, fire spinning, ice carving, licensed area (think mulled wine, mulled cider, craft beer, and spiked hot chocolate), glowing circus arts performances, and a giant 3D rabbit – what else could you possibly be doing this night? on Saturday Feb 16 | 5pm – 9pm @ Avenir Centre Outdoor Arena — FREE
Feb 15 & 16, 2019
Free & Ticketed events
DIY Studio offers a large selection of paint your own pottery, so there is a piece of pottery for everyone. There are over 250 pieces and over 75 paint colors for you to pick from when you are painting your pottery. They also offer stencils, silkscreens, and stamps for you to use to decorate your pottery, so you can personalize it.
824 Mountain Road
Dieppe Aquatic Centre
Take your family out for a dip this Family Day weekend at the Dieppe Aquatic Centre. There are public swims on Friday and Saturday at 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm. There is a section of the pool that has a sloped entry, so it is great for all ages.
111 Aquatique Street
Travis Cormier with special guest Frank Williams!
Sat Feb 16 2019 at 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Casino New Brunswick, 21 Casino Drive, Moncton
$29.99 to $44.99
Cheer Moncton Wildcats on their home ice!
vs Gatineau Olympiques on February 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm
vs Charlottetown Islanders on February 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm
Centre Avenir Centre, 150 Canada Street, Moncton
Family Day in Moncton
Celebrate Family Day with the City of Moncton! A number of activities are being offered on Feb 18 to help you stay active this winter. Take advantage of indoor and outdoor skating, live music with the Isabelle Trio, and fat bike, snowshoe and cross country ski rentals.
Free indoor Skating at Superior Propane Centre
• Seniors Skate – 9 to 10 am
• Parents and Tots Skate – 10 to 11 am
• Adult Skate – 1 to 2 pm
• Public Skate – 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Indoor Skating at Crossman Community Centre / Kay Arena
• Seniors Skating – 9:15 to 10:15 am
• Parents and Tots – 10:15 to 11:15 am
• Ian Fowler Oval – 10 am to 10 pm, with live entertainment by Isabelle Trio, complimentary hot chocolate and a skate with Wild Willy from 12 to 1 pm
• Mapleton Park
• Centennial Park
• Victoria Park
Snowshoe, Cross-country Ski, and Fat Bike Rentals @ Centennial Park | 10 am to 4 pm
• Cross-country ski rentals: $10 (adults) $5 (child)
• Snowshoe rentals $5
Snowshoe, Cross-country Ski, and Fat Bike Rentals @ Mapleton Park | 10 am to 4 pm
• Fat Bike rentals: $25
• Snowshoes rentals: $5
FREE Open Gym @ Crossman Community Centre / Kay Arena from 10 am to 4:30 pm
Try a Vegetarian Meal at Calactus
A long weekend is the perfect time to try something new. Calactus offers delicious meals inspired by food around the globe. All their dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan, which even meat eaters enjoy. You should definitely end your meal with one of their amazing homemade vegan desserts.
Corner of Church Street and St. George Street.
Explore Riverfront Park
The Riverfront Park is an excellent place to watch the Tidal Bore. During the winter, the park is open and the trails are cleared for runners and walkers. The trails will take you long the Petiticodiac River and connect to Dieppe and Riverview.
110 Assomption Bvld
Spend a day with the family bouncing off the walls at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. There is a new toddler zone, a ninja warrior course and a tug of war area where. If bouncing around is not your thing, you can sit back and relax at the Fuel Zone Café with a cold drink and a snack until the kids tire themselves out.
Clementine Café and Deli
Clementine Café serves up a whole a lot of cheer along with great coffee. The café has quickly become a local favorite for delicious snack and coffee. Along with enjoying a hot drink and snack, you can play an exciting game of Foosball with your kids in the game and lounge area.
62 Elmwood Dr.
Marche Moncton Market
Even winter cannot stop the vendors at the Marche Moncton Market from having a great Saturday morning. Vendors from across New Brunswick come to the market with fresh produce, crafts, premade meals, and much more, so there is something for everything.
Resurgo Transportation Discovery Centre
The Resurgo Transportation Discovery Centre is one of Moncton’s newest family attractions. It is a small fun interactive museum, but it has many fun and amazing things to do. You can launch a rocket, fly a plane, build a truck, and test your building skills in a wind tunnel.
20 Mountain Rd.
Adult (18+) $10.00, Senior (60+) $8.00,
Youth (12-17) $7.00, Children (4-11) $5.00, Toddler (3 and under)
Fit Rocks Climbing Gym
Gather your family and friends together and head out to work off all your extra energy at the Fit Rocks Climbing Gym this Family Day Weekend. There are new climbing routes added all the time, along with a virtual boulder game wall, and a kid’s wall. If you are afraid of heights, there is a full general fitness training area that you can use.
290 Baig Blvd, Unit B12
Tide & Boar Gastropub
If you love great food, you definitely need to check out the Tide & Boar Gastropub. This local spot has been featured on “You Gotta Eat Here” and has been named one of Canada’s Top 50 Restaurants by McLean’s Magazine. They serve up great local food and drinks. They do not have a special kids menu, but they do have dishes that are great for all kids of all ages, such as burgers, fries, poutine, desserts, etc.
700 Main Street