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Celebrate NB Family Day in Fredericton

Celebrate NB Family Day in Fredericton

Celebrate NB Family Day in Fredericton

The countdown is on for New Brunswick’s Family Day! Taking place on February 17, it is the perfect opportunity to make this a long weekend away! Starting with some great events on Valentines Day (read our blog post!) to the annual ski event, the Wostawea Loppet, we have your long weekend covered.  Here’s a few ideas to help round out Family Day weekend.



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Ready, set…SKI!   

THE place to get your skiing in! Come join the fun at Crabbe Mountain! There will be arts & crafts for the kids, a scavenger hunt and a photo booth set up to capture that fun family moment! Take advantage of the Family Combo Deal: 2 adults & 2 children (under17) gets you rentals and lift tickets for $130+hst. 



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Soak up the wonder of art!

Celebrate the art that surrounds us at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  From 12 to 5pm on February 16, the gallery will be open to all for “Family Art Day” with free admission! There will be free tours of the gallery, free workshops & more! Spend time with family amidst great art!



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Science it up!

This Family Day at Science East, spend quality time as a whole family at the science centre. Admission is FREE ALL DAY so spend some time discovering science the fun way! There will be APEGNB, Let's Talk Science, Fredericton Health Source and many more guests attending and hosting activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Build complex structures using fine motor skills, or go big with the Imagination Playground mega-sized building blocks. Learn about the importance of stretching and show off your skills as a family unit!



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Create your one-of-a-kind piece of pottery!

You can be an artist at Clay Cafe!  Fredericton’s “Paint your own pottery” studio is designed for all age groups; they have over 300 different pieces of pottery to paint: plates, mugs, bowls, teapots AND lots of cool designs for kids.  Open 11am – 6pm on Family Day.



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All fun things start with “S” at Mactaquac

Did you know that Mactaquac Provincial Park is fully equipped to give you the best experience this winter!  Bring the whole family to take in some winter fun like skiing, skating, sliding, snowshoeing and especially for Family Day, Sleigh Rides! Limited free rentals available on site!



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Care for a skate? 

Feel like doing a whirl around the rink?  Maybe skating inside is more your style?  Fredericton offers both!  Choose from a number of outdoor and indoor skating surfaces and spend some time perfecting your triple axle!



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Run, jump & swim at the YMCA!

Bring some comfy clothes and a swimsuit and head to the YMCA! There will be an open gym for all, tots gym time and a family swim! A great way to burn off a little energy with the kiddies!



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Activities Galore!

Whether it's skating, hitting the trails or cannonballing into the pool, there's plenty of FREE family activities around Fredericton! Get the full list of groomed trails, pools, open gyms, rinks and more open just for Family Day here!



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Hotel Deals!

With all this activity in Fredericton, you are definitely going to need a place to lay your head! 

With all this activity in Fredericton, you are definitely going to need a place to lay your head! 

Crowne Plaza Fredericton

Reservations: 1-866-444-1946 or 506-455-3371

Located right downtown, the Crowne Plaza is offering $139 for a family of four

Ramada Fredericton
Reservations: 1-800-596-4656 or 506-460-5506
Fredericton’s  Northside hotel, with balcony rooms overlooking a 10,000 sq. ft. Indoor Courtyard, pool, hot tub, games area restaurant and Pier 23 pub and patio. A great spot to spend some family time! For only $99.00 + tax, receive a night’s accommodation for a single or double standard room.

Fredericton Inn

Reservations: 1-800-561-8777 or 506-455-1430

Take advantage of their “Family Day Package” that includes a deluxe standard single or double room  AND breakfast for 4 people for $109. + tax!

We hope this helps you plan your Family Day long weekend in Fredericton! Looking for more fun things to do? Check out Fredericton Tourism’s Calendar of Events