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March Break in Fredericton

It seems like the kids just returned to school after the holidays in December and now March Break is just around the corner. You may already have plans for your kids or perhaps you’re lucky enough to be escaping to warmer climates. But if you’re like many parents, you need to think of how to keep your children entertained. In the summer, the possibilities seem endless — from parks and outdoor pools, to biking, and nature walks (basically anything that gets us outdoors!). But it’s a little tricky in March when the weather is still unpredictable. So, what’s a family to do?

Whether you are looking for some fun indoor things to do or want some outdoor adventure, Fredericton has lots to offer and to keep you busy during March Break!  How many things can you check off our list?

1. Sugar Bush Time!

This has become a favourite New Brunswick tradition at Kings Landing and they really know how to do it up right! Sugar Bush Weekends happen March 7/8 and March 14/15; with a short 20-minute drive from Fredericton, Kings Landing  has some beautiful scenery, so be sure to have you camera ready! Hop on a fun sleigh ride through the village and warm up by the bonfire.  A definite highlight for many is the 19th-century sugaring demonstration, with the sweet taste of maple candy on the snow. Yummy!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Looking for more maple sugar themed fun? Follow the 102 after Kings Landing to Dumfries Maples Sugar Bush and Pancake House (7520 Route 102). An experience in itself, you can enjoy a delicious maple breakfast on Saturdays (9am-12pm) & Sundays (9am-1pm) in their Cedar Log Cookhouse or if you fancy a walk, bring your snowshoes (or boots) to take a stroll through their woodlot and sugarbush! The Pancake House is also accessible to snowmobiles on the river. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Play in the great outdoors

Skiing at this time of year is awesome! Temperatures are starting to hover around the pleasant and if there is some fresh powder, well then that’s just a bonus! Get some (almost) spring skiing in at Crabbe Mountain! This March Break, Crabbe Mountain is open every day and will have lots of activities for kids and adults alike!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mactaquac Provincial Park , about 20 minutes from downtown Fredericton, has some pretty cool (and FREE!) things that the whole family can take in.  Cross Country ski or showshoe on the trails surrounding the park (FREE rentals on site!) skate on the outdoor rink or get a bit of an adrenaline rush with the sliding hills. (weather dependant

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Jump, Bounce, Play!

There is no better way to expend some energy than a little running, jumping and bouncing! We have a few different ways that the kiddies can do this; and the beauty of it is it’s all indoors, so perfect for the “not so nice” weather days.

Play Days Indoor Fun Entertainment Centre –Located inside the Brookside Mall this new play centre is filled with an interactive game room, bouncy castles, pool table, ping pong, baby/toddler area and snacks for sale for all!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If that isn’t enough activity for you, head to the Capital Exhibit Centre for a veritable plethora of inflatable fun with Quillis Inflatables! Bouncy castles, ball pits, slides all guaranteed to get your little one moving and suited to kids 13 and under.  There’s even an area dedicated to toddlers under 3 years! Parents and kids under 1 are free; 1-2 years: $5 and 2-13 years is $10. Check pricing

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There’s tons of indoor fun at Kingswood Entertainment Centre! Team up with your kids and join in the fun with some candlepin bowling on their new automatic scoring lanes, or a game of laser tag.  The kids will have a ball in the toddler play zones and arcade! Sign your kids up for March Break camp as well, for the day or the full week. It’s always a fun and exciting week filled with with lots of indoor and outdoor activities plus a healthy atmosphere where kids can learn near skills and make new friends. Located on site is a lunch counter and a Pizza Hut Express.  May a day of it!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Get messy, get creative & learn something new!

A great way to spend the afternoon, Clay Cafe is a “paint-your-own-pottery” studio for all age groups.  It’s a nice, relaxed, café-like atmosphere for anyone who likes to paint pottery, or for just a day of fun creativity!  The studio itself has over 300 kinds of pottery to paint, things like bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, just to name a few.  Your biggest dilemma? Deciding which piece to paint!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Think your child is a budding artist? The Beaverbrook Art Gallery have March Break camps for kids ages 5-12 who like adventures in art! Discover the world of art in the heart of Fredericton and explore new media and techniques each day. Come for one day or the whole week and experience a range of creative indoor and outdoor activities. But be warned: this may be the beginning of having an artist in residence!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Calling all children ages 5 to 7! Spend March Break exploring a spectrum of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Science East! Campers will be introduced to a range of science through daily story times, awesome projects, and hands – on play.  Get ready to ask questions, be creative and have fun!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Unplug & Escape!

No devices needed here! Kids can have fun without the electronics and be swept up in the world of board games, books and puzzles!

Care to play a game of Scrabble, Risk or Settlers of Catan?  The Unplugged Board Games Café have these along with over  500 more games to choose from! For a small cover charge ($5) the biggest dilemma you’ll have is choosing which games to play! Bring the whole family and settle in for a games day.  The helpful staff are board gamers themselves and are more than happy to answer any questions.  Have a bite to eat from their menu and a drink. Love one of the games you’ve played? You may even be able to buy one on site!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How does solving a puzzle while locked in a room sound?  This is what an escape room is all about!  It’s a live-action, team based game where you and your group are trapped in a room and have 60 minutes to escape. This alternate reality adventure involves finding clues, solving riddles, completing puzzles, and overcoming obstacles to ultimately accomplish your mission and escape the room before time expires.  There are a couple of Escape Rooms in Fredericton.  Check them out

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unplugged Presents: No Escape  - Escape Rooms, 418 Queen Street; tel: 206-6500
iSPY Escape Games Fredericton, 880 Hanwell Road Unit 207

Be sure to stop by the Fredericton Public Library this March Break! Whether you want to read a book, play a board game or borrow a musical instrument, the library has you covered! There are also plenty of great programs and activities happening over March Break.  Kids can expect movies, story times, book making, fort building and much more!  Teens can try their hand at cross stitching, enjoy a movie marathon or join in a MarioKart tournament.  Some activities require registration, so be sure to check their Facebook page for updates.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Enchanted Woods Play Cafe , 605 Prospect Street Unit #407, tel: (506) 206-6768

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fun for the little ones! Different events are planned every day of March Break at 10am for kids age 1-8. Fun activities like parachute games, interactive storytime and more with the price of a play pass.

Invent Something Cool! Take part in a fun and fast-paced day of STEM creation (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and dynamic activity programming - a day like you have never experienced before! The day starts with an exciting challenge and a new chance to discover the wonders of science! All activity is hands-on as participants create some very cool contraptions. Everyday materials, hand tools and lots of creativity will be used to build and test inventions in preparation for the ‘big race’ at the end of the day. Best of all, participants get to take their inventions home! Discover how much fun thinking with your hands can be as science springs to life before your eyes! Meet at the Nashwaaksis Field House (342 Fulton Avenue) March 7, 8:30am-4:30pm; ages 8-12.  $30 per participant. 

6. Authentic Theatre Creation for youth!

Theatre New Brunswick and Solo Chicken Productions are teaming up to offer a pair of theatre creation workshops for LGBTQ2+ youth with the goal of helping participants find their story and give them a voice to share their personal histories with other workshop participants. Workshops will be offered March 4-6 (1-4pm) for high school and university students and March 6-8 (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm). To register, send an email to: info@tnb.nb.ca

7. March Break for the adults

Of course, everything we talk about in the blog is family oriented, but here’s something JUST for the adults!  Fredericton Craft Beer Week, February 29 – March 8 , an entire week that includes events such as Beer Olympics, Down the Keg 5k run and concluding with the wildly popular Fredericton Craft Beer Festival March 6-7.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. Run for a Cause!

Register for The Secret 3K run/walk. Held on the week of International Women's Day, this race celebrates the right to be free to run. This is an invitation to everyone to come together in solidarity supporting the right all humans should have to walk or run free of fear in their community.

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Need a place to rest and relax? Here are some March Break hotel deals in Fredericton:

Delta Fredericton
Tel: 457-7000 or 1-888-236-2427

The Delta Fredericton is offering a rate of $ 134.00 that includes complimentary parking for March Break (March 1- 10). Guests can book online at and use promo code: W22

Fredericton Inn

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

The Fredericton Inn is offering a special rate of $ 109 + taxes for a room with 1 or 2 beds, upgraded to their Deluxe rooms with breakfast for 4 people.

Whether it is a “staycation” or you decide to spend March Break in Fredericton, we hope our list will help you plan a fun filled week in the capital city!

Wonder what’s going on in the capital city? Stay up to date with what’s happening in Fredericton! Visit our website’s Calendar of Events.