For many Haligonian families winter brings to mind sledding, ice skating and building snowmen — or perhaps cozy blankets, books and hot chocolate. Those are all excellent winter fun ideas, but if you’re looking for something a little different this year, we’ve rounded up 10 outings in the Halifax Regional Municipality (OK, nine in the HRM plus one bonus day trip) to fit into your family’s winter plans for 2020.
Travel is an important part of the Snow family’s life but despite all of their experiences, they’ve made a conscious choice to make Halifax their home base and raise their kids as Haligonians.
“I want my children to have many opportunities for different types of education and experiences, as well as learn to have an appreciation for the little things in life, like going to the beach or knowing your neighbour,” Laura says.
Read on for more about the community they’ve chosen to call home in this month’s Raising Haligonians.
It wasn’t just a stroke of luck that the Stevens family (parents Anitra and Jeff, seven-year-old daughter Jorja, and their Shih Tzu Zoie) ended up living in Spryfield. When they started looking for a new home, they spent a lot of time checking out all of the neighbourhoods in the Halifax region before finding the perfect one for their family.
This train themed playground is located directly across the street from the train station and has a lot of unique features. Make sure to add this one to your list, especially if you have a train fanatic in your house!
Lyndsay Doyle says she never planned to be an entrepreneur, despite owning a popular photography business now: “I kind of fell into it by accident,” she laughs. Read on to learn how Halifax Mom Lyndsay Doyle made the leap to quit her day job and build her own photography business at home.
If you’ve had a baby while living in Halifax chances are you’ve met one, or all, of the members of the Swain family while preparing for the baby or connecting with other parents after the baby was born. Jolyn and Eric own the charming shop, Nurtured Products for Parenting, on Agricola Street in the North End of Halifax. Read more about why Jolyn and Eric have made the conscious choice to raise their family in Halifax.
Katie McCrossin and Zack Swick met on a sailboat so it seems only natural that they would feel drawn to ultimately raise their family by the sea. Read about why this family chose to settle in Halifax and what they love about Cresthaven, the community they’ve decided to raise their three young children in, in the first of our 2019 Raising Haligonians series.
Part of the magic of the holiday season is that moment when your family is perched shivering on a curb, waiting eagerly for Santa to go by on his float, and then finally seeing that sleigh and red suited man coming into view! Luckily in the Halifax region we have several chances to make that magic happen for your family.
This was definitely the most talked about playground of Summer 2018 in Halifax. I finally made it to visit it this fall and have all the details and lots of pictures to show you Halifax’s newest natural playground.
It’s here! 2018’s list of Halloween events suitable for kids of all ages. Here are some wonderful ways to get in the spirit of the big day and maximize those adorable costumes.