If the weather outside is not the greatest, take the fun inside with activities in Fredericton. Check out the many galleries in the city, relax at a cafe or have some wholesome family fun at an entertainment centre. Have a great time checking out some of the great indoor attractions around Fredericton with your family and friends listed below.
Things to Do Indoors in Fredericton: Entertainment Centres, Attractions & Playgrounds
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Spend some time perusing the amazing collections at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Browse on your own or take a tour. After exploring, enjoy a cup of coffee and treat at the Cafe Beaverbrook by Chess Pieces.
703 Queen Street, Fredericton
Science East is a science centre like no other. There are plenty of interactive exhibits that are so fun that kids love learning here. They host special events to showcase difference types of sciences. There are even fun activities for adults at their Adult Science Nights.
668 Brunswick Street, Fredericton
The place to be for a fantastic day of indoor entertainment, Kingswood Entertainment is 80,000 square feet of fun for the whole family. Play the best arcade games, test your aim in laser tag, climb on the playclimb or bowl, Kingswood has something for everyone.
1700 Kingswood Way, Hanwell
Abony Family Tennis Centre
Grab your racket and head to the Abony Family Tennis Centre for a tennis match with your loved ones. Test your skill indoors all year round when you take some lessons or play a match or two at the only fixed structure six-court indoor facility in the Atlantic provinces.
596 Knowledge Park Drive, Fredericton
Pick from over 300 pieces of pottery and get messy as you paint it. The Clay Cafe has everything you need to paint your own beautiful pottery. Your finished pieces are ready for pick up after 5 to 7 days because they need to be glazed and kiln fired to create a beautiful glossy look.
356 Queen Street, Fredericton
NB Sports Hall of FameIf you are a sports fan, this fun, interactive museum is a ‘must’ check out. The NB Sports Hall of Fame is home to sports memorabilia. Make sure to check out the 5-in1 interactive sports system to try basketball, hockey, football, soccer, and baseball. Special events are hosted throughout the year at the Hall of Fame.
503 Queen Street, Fredericton
Fredericton Region Museum
Home to the Coleman Frog, the Fredericton Region Museum featuring exhibits about the area surrounding Fredericton. They also host travelling exhibits from across Canada.
571 Queen Street, Fredericton
Unplugged: Board Games Cafe
Board games are a classic indoor activity but they don’t have to be boring. Play an old favorite game or try out a new game at Unplugged: Board Games Cafe. If board games are not for you, they also have escape rooms where you can test your problem-solving skills and teamwork.
418 Queen Street, Fredericton
Fredericton Bouldering Co-op
Climb the walls and work out some energy at the Fredericton Building Co-op. If you have never gone climbing, they offer lessons and walls for all climbing levels. So, head to the Co-op to have an amazing rock climbing experience.
528 Smythe Street, Fredericton
See a show at the Playhouse. The stage at the Fredericton Playhouse welcomes a variety of shows and performances year-round, from ballets to plays to concerts. There is always something going on at the Playhouse.
686 Queen Street, Fredericton
iSpy Escape Games
The longest escape rooms offered in Fredericton, iSpy Escape Games offers 75 minutes of locks, puzzles and special effects. Pick from 6 different themes at a variety of difficulty levels. They are adding two more themes in 2020.
880 Hanwell Road Unit 2017, Fredericton
EdVentures FrederictonAwaken your creativity and learn new skills like soapstone carving, pottery throwing, and painting with wool. EdVentures Fredericton is operated by the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. The classes are fun and educational, no matter if it is your first time learning a new skill or if you are a master of a certain art form.
New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, 457 Queen Street, Fredericton
Kings Place Mall
Get together with some friends and go shopping at Fredericton’s only downtown shopping centre. Kings Place Mall is home to more than 30 shops and services.
440 King Street, Fredericton
Duck Unlimited Conservation Centre
Canada’s wetlands are home to amazing animals and plants. Located along the Saint John River, The Ducks Unlimited Conservation Centre is home to great interactive displays and live animals.
752 Union Street, Fredericton
The Donut Bar
Known for their Instagram worthy donuts, The Donut Bar offers over 30 flavours of donuts made ‘fresh to death’ daily. Just be sure to get to the Donut Bar early in the day because the donuts are made fresh ‘Daily’ in limited quantities with constantly changing toppings, and once they’re gone, there aren’t anymore until the next morning.
346 Queen Street, Fredericton
Fredericton Indoor Park
From thrilling water slides and a fun Tarzan rope to relaxing saunas, the Fredericton Indoor Park has something for the whole family. There are seasonal and monthly special donuts to try. Make sure to get to the cafe early because they usually sell out of the popular flavours.
79 Carrington Lane, Fredericton
Charlotte Street Arts Centre
This unique Art Centre houses work spaces for artists in a variety of disciplines, including music, dance, visual arts and new media. The Charlotte Street Arts Centre also offers lessons and camps to teach new skills and improve existing art skills of individual artists.
732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton
Enchanted Woods Play Cafe Inc
Even the weather is bad, the fun does not need to stop, take the inside at Enchanted Woods Play Cafe Inc. Kids up to 8 years old can play, while you are relaxing at the cafe, enjoying freshly made baked goods.
605 Prospect Street, Unit 407, Fredericton
The Capital Complex
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The Capital Complex comes alive with live music. The stage welcomes well-known local, national and international musicians.
362 Queen Street, Fredericton
St. Mary’s Entertainment Centre
If you love yelling bingo, St. Mary’s Entertainment Centre is the place to be this winter. Atlantic Canada’s largest bingo offers regular bingo and special bingo nights where bingo fanatics young and old alike can have a fantastic time ‘dabbing’ the night away.
185 Gabriel Drive, Fredericton
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
One of Canada’s top 10 community markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is a great place to be on chilly Saturday mornings. Vendors from across the city and out of town come together to showcase what they have to offer.
Saturdays at 6 am to 1 pm
665 George Street, Fredericton
Yellow Box Gallery
See what the students at University of New Brunswick have been creating. The Yellow Box Gallery is on the third floor of Margaret Norrie McCain Study Hall. The programming focuses on aesthetic, intellectual and cultural practice in the arts.
9 Duffie Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Explore the experimental visual art world at this artist-run centre. Connexion ARC has showcased local, and international artwork without a traditional gallery space for the past 30 years. It still presents permanent and temporary projects, which generate new venues for artists to discuss their practices.
732 Charlotte Street, Rooms 129 – 130, Fredericton
The Cultural Market
Experience a traditional cultural market and shop for local delicacies, international crafts, and enjoy a great meal while you are there. The market brings cultures from around the world under one roof. The market is open year-round on Saturday mornings.
28 Saunders Street, Fredericton
George Fry Gallery
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design promotes their students and faculty’s artwork at the George Fry Gallery. The gallery also showcases invited artists in a schedule of regularly changing exhibitions that feature a wide range of makers, materials and processes.
457 Queen Street, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton
The Shake Shed FreddyLevel up your milkshake game at Fredericton’s gourmet micro-shakery. Their shakes are truly Instagram worthy and taste absolutely amazing. They also offer smoothies if you are looking for something healthy to drink.
230 Main Street, Fredericton
The Drome by Trailway
Trailway Brewing Company bough the Bowl-A-Drome in September 2018, and turned into The Dome. The Dome is still a bowling alley, but its now also a bar serving local beers and restaurant servicing up new twists on old alley favorites.
301 Main Street, Fredericton
Gallery 78 boasts the broadest selection of fine art in Eastern Canada. The exhibits focus on Atlantic Canada’s artists, which also include Acadian and Native artworks.
796 Queen Street, Fredericton
The Purrfect Cup
This unique cafe is the ‘Purrfect’ place to relax with a cup of coffee, a baked treat and make a friends with some cats. The Purrfect Cup helps cats find their fur-ever homes. Plan to spend some purrfect quality-time with playful felines. If you are allergic to cats, the cafe area is safe because the cats are locates in a separate area.
580 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton
Fredericton Public Library
Curl up with a good book at the newly renovated Fredericton Public Library on a chilly day. The library hosts a wide variety of activities and events to keep the whole family entertained, even without reading a book.
12 Carleton Street, Fredericton
By: Melyssa Jackson