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Ages 0-4

Baby Massage

Bellylicious - Infant Massage Classes

  • Who: Kaitlin White is a Certified Birth Doula and Certified Infant Massage Instructor serving Moncton and surrounding areas
  • What: services including Birth Doula Support, Private and Small Group Infant Massage Classes, and Basic Belly Casting Services and DIY Kits.
  • Where: infant Massage Classes are taught in the comfort of your own home
  • Contact: Kaitlin at 506-962-8717 for pricing and more information. Or visit bellyliciousdoulaservices.com

Talk With Me/Parle-Moi Early Language Services

  • What: Touch is an infant’s first form of communication. In 3-5 sessions, come learn some simple massage techniques that foster communication as well as calm and nurture your baby’s development.
  • Contact: For more information call 856-3617 for the English program. For the French program please call 869-2040
  • Comment: Free sessions for parents/caregivers

Development

Talk With Me/Parle-Moi Early Language Services

  • What: Free sessions for parents/caregivers and children from birth to kindergarten entry
  • Contact: 870-2993 or 1-888-746-1333 for more information. Email talkwithmemoncton@nbed.nb.ca
  • Programs:
    • Communication Begins at Birth: Information for parents-to-be on the development of early communication and strategies for stimulating early language skills.
    • Baby Massage: Touch is an infant’s first form of communication. In 3 sessions, come learn some simple massage techniques that foster communication as well as calm and nurture your baby’s development.
    • Baby Talk: Meet other parents and babies while sharing experiences and learning about language development and how to make communicating with your baby easy and fun.
    • Baby's 1st Words: Come with your 10-18 month old child to participate in activities to encourage and celebrate their first words. Share your stories and get new ideas from other parents during this one hour program.
    • Communication – Let’s Talk: Learn about normal language development in children from birth – 2 years or 2 – 5 years of age. Learn how you can help enrich your child’s language skills.
    • Parent-Child Consult: Bring your child to meet with a speech-language pathologist to discuss their communication development.
    • Hearing Screening: If a hearing loss goes unnoticed, a child can have speech and language delays. Come have your child’s hearing screened quickly and easily.
    • Parent-Child Mother Goose Program®: Come to cuddle, talk, sing and have fun while learning rhymes, songs and stories to share with your child over an 8-10 week program.
    • Raising Bilingual Children: This session is designed to answer your questions about how children learn to speak more than one language.
    • Sounds for Speaking: Learn about the development of sounds for clear pronunciation and how to help your child be understood when speaking during 2 interactive sessions.
    • Talk, Read, Learn!: Learn how to use books to enrich your child's language and communication skills. This interactive session demonstrates how to go beyond reading a story with related activities for children of different ages and levels of interest.
    • Tyke Talk: These 5 sessions are for you and your child where strategies to promote language learning in everyday situations are demonstrated and practised.

South-East Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Inc. - A United Way Agency

  • What: Baby Sign Language Class - for hearing babies & children
  • Ages: Babies, birth – 12 months & toddlers 1-2 years
  • When: 6-week program, new classes offered every few months. Next session TBA
  • Where: 1690 West Main St. Moncton
  • Contact: 859-6101, or visit their website
  • Comment: this program will help you communicate with your baby at a younger age by teaching them simple sign language.

Art Galleries & Museums

Le Centre culturel Aberdeen

  • What: galleries, studios, café and more.
  • Where: 140 Botsford, Moncton
  • Contact: 857-9597

Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre

  • What: galleries, studios, concert hall, dance and music schools and more.
  • Where: 331 Acadie Avenue, Dieppe
  • Contact: 854-2787 or visit www.centredesartsdieppe.ca

The Moncton Museum/Resurgo Place

  • What: tours, workshops, camps and more offered throughout the year.
  • Where: 20 Mountain Road
  • Contact: 856-4383 or email info.museum@moncton.ca

Museé acadien et Galerie d'art Louise et Reuben-Cohen de l'Université de Moncton

  • What: Art gallery
  • Where: Moncton campus, Clément-Cormier building
  • Contact: 858-4088

The Owens Art Gallery

  • What: Family Sundays - one Sunday each month children and their families can drop-in for art making activities related to a current exhibition.
  • Where: Mount Allison University campus, Sackville 61 York St.
  • When: Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Cost: free
  • Contact: 364-2574 or email owens@mta.ca or visit www.mta.ca

Thomas Williams House

  • What: Built in 1883 by prominent Monctonian Thomas Williams, treasurer with the Intercolonial Railway, this heritage home stands as an elegant symbol of local life during the Victorian era
  • Where: 103 Park St, Moncton
  • Contact: winter phone: 856-4383 summer phone: 857-0590
  • Comments: open from June to August or by appointment

Baptist Heritage Center

  • Where: Crandall University University campus, 333 Gorge Rd., Moncton
  • Contact: (506) 858-8970 or visit www.crandallu.ca

The Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum

Keillor House and St. James Textile Museum

Campbell Carriage Factory

  • Where: 19 Church St., Sackville

William Henry Steeves House Museum

Old Bank Museum

  • Where: Located at the intersection of Routes 114 and 915 in Riverside-Albert
  • What: fabulous old bank that has been lovingly restored, complete with the manager's apartments on the upper two floors. Learn about Albert County's famous bank robbery or pick up your tourism information here.

The Albert County Museum at Hopewell Cape and County Courthouse

Salem & Hillsborough Railroad & Museum

  • Where: 2847 Main St., Hillsborough
  • Contact: 734-3195

Arts & Crafts

****Early Childhood Family Resource Centre Westmorland-Albert Inc**

  • What: Parent & Tot Craft
  • Ages: Parents & children 0-6
  • When: Date & times change-please visit their website down below
  • Where: 86 Ste-Thérèse Street, Dieppe
  • Cost: free
  • Contact: 384-7874 or visit http://frc-crfmoncton.com/en/welcome/

Scholar's Choice

  • What: In-store children's crafts & activities
  • When: Daily-contact for times
  • Where: 700 St. George Blvd., Moncton
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 383-1573

Micheal's

  • What: Camp Creativity
  • When: Contact for specific dates & times. Change monthly
  • Where: 35 Plaza Blvd
  • Cost: $3-$6 per session
  • Contact: 382-8800

Attractions

Boardwalk

  • What: Ball area, Butterfly World, Mini-Putt Golf, Paddle Boats, and Water Wars
  • Age: Ball area-preschool Butterfly World: all Mini-Putt Golf: all Paddle Boats: not specified, all passengers must wear a provided lifejacket Water Wars: not specified
  • Where: 2750 Mountain Road, across from Magnetic Hill
  • Cost: Attractions, with the exception of Butterfly World, function on a token system.
  • Contact: 852-9406

Butterfly World

  • What: An enclosed garden home to hundreds of exotic, free flying butterflies
  • Where: 2750 Mountain Road, across from Magnetic Hill
  • Hours: Season: June 30 –September 3 Open daily 10 am - 8 pm
  • Contact: 852-9406 or visit www.butterflyworld.ca

Magic Mountain

  • What: Water Theme Park (also mini golf, arcade, food, gift shop)
  • Where: Magnetic Hill Park, from Trans Canada Highway #2 take exit 450 at Magnetic Hill,Moncton.
  • Ages: All *Hours: June 14 - June 27 10 am – 6 pm/ June 28 – August 24 10 am – 7 pm/ August 25 – September 1 10 am – 6 pm/ * Mini golf and Arcade open all season until 10 pm and open select hours on weekends in September.
  • Cost: Various prices depending on height of child, adult, seniors, family & season passes and group rates also available.
  • Contact: www.magicmountain.ca
  • Comments: Tickets can be purchased online through their website. If you’re unsure of your child's height, purchase the greater height and if necessary the difference will be refunded at the gate. Free parking. Lockers available on site for a fee.

Magnetic Hill

  • What: Drive to the bottom of this world-famous hill, put your vehicle in neutral and let it roll uphill without power! Is it magnetic or magic?
  • Where: Magnetic Hill Park, from Trans Canada Highway #2 take exit 450 at Magnetic Hill,Moncton.
  • Ages: All
  • Hours: Open May 17-October 12, 2008 8 am - 7 pm
  • Contact: For more information call 853-3597

Magnetic Hill Railway

  • What: Travel between all the Magnetic Hill Attractions in rolling style on an authentic mini steam engine. A 2 km train ride with one stop. Board near the zoo at the station or at the stop located in Wharf Village.
  • Where: Magnetic Hill Park, beside the zoo's parking lot.
  • Hours: 11 am - 6 pm
  • Comment: Cash only

Olivier Soapery

  • What: it's a museum, library, art gallery, boutique and entertaining show.
  • Where: Saint-Anne-de-Kent; Highway 11, exit 42, route 505
  • Hours: June 23- September 10 10 am - 8 pm 7 days a week; Off season 9 am - 5 pm 7 days a week.
  • Contact: For more information call 1-888-775-5550 or visit www.oliviersoaps.com
  • Comments: Enjoy daily fun-filled soap demonstrations performed by the incomparable Mr. Soap (English 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm and French 11:30 am, 2 pm, 6 pm). Also, a goat petting zoo and interpretive centre.

Parc SuperSplash Park

  • What: Water/Splash park
  • Where: Located in Centennial Park
  • Hours: daily 10 am - 8 pm

Riverview Splash Pad

  • What: Splash & water apparatus
  • Where: 50 Runneymeade Rd., Riverview
  • Hours: daily 12 pm - 8 pm

Rotary St-Anselme Park Splash Pad

  • What: Splash & water apparatus
  • Where: Located in St-Anselme Park, 505 Melanson Rd., Dieppe
  • Hours: Daily 9 am - 8 pm

Beaches, Outdoor Pools & Splash Parks

BEACHES

 

Irving Eco-Centre, La Dune de Bouctouche Beach

  • What: saltwater beach, boardwalk & eco-centre
  • Hours: spring & fall 12pm-5pm; summer 10am-8pm
  • Cost: free
  • Where: 1932 Route 475 Bouctouche
  • Driving Directions: on the Northumberland Strait, just minutes north of the town of Bouctouche on Route 475
  • Contact: call: 743-2600
  • Comments: Special presentations are offered throughout the season.

Kiwanis Centennial Beach

  • What: man-made beach with lifeguards
  • Where: Centennial Park, St. George St., Moncton
  • Hours: Open June 21-August 24, 2008 daily 11am-8pm
  • Cost: Call for rates
  • Contact: 853-3512
  • Comments: Change houses, washrooms & canteen available

Parlee Beach Provincial Park

  • What: saltwater beach
  • Hours: Open May 16-Sept. 13, 2008 8am-10pm
  • Cost: call for rates
  • Where: 45 Parlee Beach Road, Pointe-du- Chêne
  • Driving Directions: Route 15, Exit 37, to Route 133
  • Contact: call: 533-3363 email:parlee@gnb.ca
  • Comments: Also on-site: a restaurant, canteen, amphitheatre, change houses, showers, washrooms, playground, picnic area and ample parking.

Plage Aboiteau

  • What: saltwater beach, marshes & dunes
  • Hours: Open June 13-Sept. 1, 2008 dawn - dusk
  • Cost: vehicle: $5.00
  • Where: 33 Saint-André Rd. Cap-Pelé
  • Driving Directions: Route 15, Exit 53 West
  • Contact: 577-2080 or visit www.cap-pele.com

Sandy Beach

  • What: family campground & saltwater beach
  • Hours: Open May 16-September 30, 2008
  • Cost: call for rates
  • Where: 380 Bas-Cap-Pelé Rd. Cap-Pelé
  • Driving Directions: Route 15, Exit 53, onto Route 950 West
  • Contact: 1-888-490-4400 or visit www.plagesandybeach.ca

 

SPLASH PARKS

 

Rotary St-Anselme Park Splash Pad

  • What: Splash & water apparatus
  • Where: Located in St-Anselme Park, 505 Melanson Rd., Dieppe
  • Hours: Daily 9 am - 8 pm

Centennial Splash Park

  • Where: Centennial Park, Moncton
  • When: Open June 21- August 24, daily 10 am - 8 pm

Riverview Splash Pad

  • What: Splash & water apparatus
  • Where: 50 Runneymeade Rd., Riverview
  • Hours: Daily 12 pm - 8 pm

 

SPLASH POSTS

 

Alexander Splash Post

  • Alexander Park on Reade St., Moncton

Canadian Heights Splash Post

  • Canadian Heights Park on Chelsea Rd., Moncton

Codiac Heights Splash Post

  • Codiac Heights Park on Olympic Dr., Moncton

Creek Village Splash Post

  • Creek Village Park on Pleasant St., Moncton

Grove Hamlet Splash Post

  • Grove Hamlet Park on Ripplewood Rd., Moncton

Hamilton Heights Splash Post

  • Hamilton Heights Park on Evergreen Dr., Moncton

Lewisville Y Splash Post

  • Lewisville Y Park on Glenmoor Dr., Moncton

Maplehurst Splash Post

  • Maplehurst Park on Maplehurst Dr., Moncton

Prince Edward Splash Post

  • Prince Edward Park on Burlington Ave., Moncton

Reade Splash Post

  • Reade Park on West Ln., Moncton

Renton Splash Post

  • Renton Park on Katherine Ave., Moncton

Renton Splash Post

  • Renton Park on Katherine Ave., Moncton

Roxborough Splash Post

  • Roxborough Park on Barrington Cres., Moncton

Sumner Splash Post

  • Sumner Park on Sumner Ave., Moncton

Sunny Acres Splash Post

  • Sunny Acres Park on Ellerdale Ave., Moncton

 

OUTDOOR POOLS

 

Knights of Pythias East End Pool

  • CURRENTLY CLOSED
  • Where: 43 Fergus Ave., Moncton

Lions Pool

  • Where: Buckingham Ave., Riverview
  • When: Monday-Friday 1 - 7 pm; Sat.& Sun. 1 - 5 pm

René A. Fréchet Outdoor Wading Pool

  • Where: Centre St., Moncton