Tinsel, Sackville’s Talking Christmas Tree

Sackville filled the talking tree void left by Woody a few years ago with Tinsel. He puts on a fun animatronic twenty minute show with sing-a-longs and storytelling that the children adore. The show is free to all, though food or monetary donations to Beacon House are encouraged. His shows start this weekend and run for just a few days so read on so you don’t miss his visit this year!

How to Give Back with a Litter Scavenger Hunt

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that if you call something a scavenger hunt, kids will go crazy for it. No joke. Cleaning up toys, finding groceries in the store, even picking up garbage! We’ve come up with a fun way for little kids to clean up their neighbourhood AND help other kids learn about the environment.

Halifax Waterfront Submarine Playground

The Halifax waterfront submarine playground is a pretty amazing structure and my kids cite it as one of their favourites to play on. We live in the suburbs so when we take a trip downtown we always make sure to include it in our trip. When I was part of creating the 150 Coolest Playgrounds in Canada list (you can read more about that here), this was a no-brainer to include. Here’s our thoughts on it and why, *gasp,* I don’t actually like it much myself.

Halifax’s Christmas and Holiday Parades 2017

A local Christmas/Holiday parade always feels like the catalyst that kicks off the season and we have several in the Halifax region to enjoy. I’ve gathered up all the information I could find on the ones in the HRM this year for this post.

Victoria Park Playground Road Trip (Truro)

Victoria Park in Truro is a massive (ONE THOUSAND ACRES) park with a fantastic playground, trails everywhere, picnic tables, charming brooks winding through the woods, and a stunning waterfall. In short, it’s the perfect destination for a fall road trip.

PEI Vacation at Sandspit and Shining Waters

Our family kicked off summer 2017 with a family vacation to Prince Edward Island and, by all accounts, it was a resounding success. We were there for a week and had a jam-packed schedule that included some amazing playgrounds, beaches, bike rides and, of course, Sandspit Amusement Park and Shining Waters Family Fun Park.

Shubie Park in Dartmouth

Our pick for this week’s Family Fun adventure is Shubie Park. Forty acres of forest filled with winding trails, local wildlife, charming bridges, a sandy beach, and a fascinating locks and canal system makes up Shubie Park in Dartmouth and it is a guaranteed hit with our family.

A Very Classic Halifax Summer Fun List

I know the official first day of summer was technically a couple weeks ago but now that school is out it feels like it finally is really summer!

Every year our family creates, what we call, our Summer Fun List, also known as a Summer Bucket List. This year we were driven by our plans for a simple, retro-inspired summer (along with a few new favourite places to visit) that also celebrates our region.

Here are thirty ideas to get started!

4 Classic Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day in Halifax

To make this easy on everyone, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite ways to spend a day with my family in Halifax and included a list of supplies and details needed to make the day happen AND a suggested little gift to go along with it.Now all you need to do is forward this post to your day planner who can pick one, follow the directions and you’re good to go. 

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