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.
One of the most important things for new parents to do is to connect with other new parents, ideally in person. It motivates you to get out of the house, it builds a support system, and it provides a space to make friends with other people in the same stage of life. This “living” guide will be your go-to resource as we keep growing it and adding more and more programs so you’ll always have options when you’re ready to “get out there.” Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
Halifax is host to a lot of great Halloween events. We’ve picked out some of our favourite kid-friendly events to get in the spirit of the big day and maximize that adorable costume.
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.
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!
Halifax now has an all-ages free forest school that meets at the Frog Pond in Halifax once a week. We visited for the first time and share our thoughts on why we loved it (and give you the scoop on why the ticks shouldn’t keep you away)!
Grand Lake Oakfield Playground may be a little off the beaten path for many Haligonians where it sits on the side of Highway 2 between Laurie Park and Oakfield Park, but with two playground structures, swings, climbing tires and more, we think you’ll agree it’s worth the trip.
Most children seem to go through a train fascination stage. Whether it’s Thomas or Chuggington, or just an excitement whenever you get stopped at the train crossing, there’s something about those engines that children adore. Luckily Halifax has plenty to choo-choo-choose from for these kids, both in the city and within about an hour of the city limits.
The Sackville Inclusive Playground is located on Sackville Drive, right next to the library. This pretty much make it an ideal location. You get to combine outdoor play with books, all in one outing.
So, Halifax, you’ve got yourself a shiny new natural playground at the Dingle in Sir Sandford Fleming Park. But what is a natural playground? How does it help families appreciate nature more? Should we encourage kids to play on it? Is it even safe for kids to play on it?