Skating is a huge part of winter for many, but do you like to skate outside, in the fresh air? I remember as a child and teen spending many hours at outdoor rinks with my family and friends(I practically lived at the local arena as well, for figure skating). I grew up in Quispamsis, NB and always skated on the Kennebecasis River or at the Rothesay Commons.
Now, living in Moncton, and raising my family here, we are learning where all the best spots are around the region for our favourite winter activities. This list of outdoor skating rinks is the start of our Outdoor Winter Activities series. Watch for new activities and roundups of locations coming soon!
Day Tripping In NB With Kids
For many summers now, we have been doing day trips from our home in Moncton, NB. With two children that are almost 10 years apart in age, we have tried to find adventures that are interesting for both boys. While some day tripping adventures have been the entire family, many have been just myself and the kids, while hubby is working. Keeping this in mind, many of the day trips are doable with one adult and a couple children.
As Easter approaches each Spring, I often do some sort of craft with my children. This year mommy got to try a few crafts for myself.
Wild Lights at the Magnetic Hill Zoo
*our family received passes in exchange for writing this post. All opinions & experiences remain my own.
Our family have been Magnetic Hill Zoo patrons for years. We have had season passes several years, attended birthday parties and zoo camps and always try to fit in at least one Spring Sunday opening each year. Now, we have a new yearly event to attend. I was looking forward to seeing and experiencing the Wild Lights display, but really had no idea just how well it was done.
Day Trip NB- Hopewell Rocks
Have you ever walked on the Ocean Floor? I am not talking about a beach, we are talking an actual ocean floor. The tides in the Bay of Fundy are the highest tides in the world. Hopewell Rocks, located in Hopewell Cape on Route 114, is the perfect spot to experience the difference between high and low tides. Kayaking around the flowerpot rocks at high tide and walking on the 2 kms of ocean floor when the tide is out.
Looking for Weekend Activities? Check out the weekend round up of family activities in and around Moncton!
Jenna, over at Pickle Planet Moncton
puts the weekend round up together each week.
Take a look and plan some fun with the family!