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Weekend Wrap-Up

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Instead of our usual get-out-and-about Weekend Wrap-Up, here at Urban Parent, we want to share some great at-home activities to help you and your family make the best out of this unique global situation. This is also a call to action to share the positivity—please brighten everyone’s day with a picture of your little ones doing something fun or share ... Read More »

From Pirates to Superheroes, the Great Outdoors to the Party in the Kitchen, this weekend has it all in stores, museums, and shows! 1. Myths, Legends: Pirate Adventures! Set sail to Canada’s largest and oldest maritime museum, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic! Enjoy your adventure of themed and historical activities, games and crafts…and if you dare, endeavour to make ... Read More »

Weekend WraP-Up, March 6-8, 2020

  Wowza Woosles, Carnivals, Free Skates & International Women’s Day! Urban Parent has Saturday to Monday covered! 1. On Saturday from 10-12 at Woozles on Birmingham Street in Halifax, party with Princess Elizabeth—you know, the one who prefers a paper bag over a ball gown? Join in and celebrate 40 years with the Robert Munsch classic! This is a family ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up, Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020

Discover this weekend with science, puppets, wintery fun, and learning code! 1. With a featured exhibit that’s the talk of the town, a full schedule of science shows, and an exciting mix of full dome films and live star shows, there’s no better time than March Break to visit the Discovery Centre! Dig into the Dexter Construction Zone, learn to ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap Up, Feb 21, 2020

Break out into the winter day or night and celebrate cinema, cold nights, educators, and fashion! 1. Make this Friday night Movie Night! Pack the family up and head to Alderney Landing for the Reel Family Movie Night. This month’s feature is SHREK. Concessions are available for purchase but the movie is totally FREE and starts at 7. 2. Take ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up, Feb 14-16, 2020

What does Cinderella, snow, whales and ice skating have in common? This weekend, Halifax! 1. Will Cinderella make it to the ball on time? Cinderella, a ballet, presented by the School of Dance at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. Choose from 2 shows, Sunday, February 16 at Spatz Theatre, 1 and 4. Come early for the pre-show children’s craft ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up Feb 7-9

Halifax’s winter wonderland in full swing! 1. The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival is back and better than ever! The Ice Festival was so successful, they’ve added an extra day of live sculpting, for your family to enjoy all weekend long! Portland Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday starting at noon. Activity sites include Portland Street, King’s Wharf, Alderney ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up Jan 31-2, 2020

Hey Halifax! We’re up to some hijinks this weekend and hope you are too. This weekend’s list of practically free activities includes some STEM, Celtic Festivities, Beards, and…wait for it…Groundhog Day! 1. It’s a Party! It’s a grand opening celebration! It’s coding, video games, and STEM! Code Ninjas has opened in Halifax at 998 Parkland Drive, a place where kids ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up, Jan 24-26, 2020

Get reading, get together, get out, get an RV! 1. Read, play a game, tell a joke, follow a recipe… What are you going to do to encourage literacy on this year’s Family Literacy Day? There are so many choices… Words are everywhere! Family Literacy Day gives you the excuse to read together! It is a national awareness initiative held ... Read More »

Weekend Wrap-Up, Jan 17-19, 2020

Say goodbye to the holidays and hello to the new year! Ring in January (or 2020) with Microbes, the Rat, the Symphony, and Printmaking! Even though life may have mellowed out a bit, there are still exciting things to do in Halifax this weekend… 1. From microbes to neutrinos, there’s a lot of small things that make big scientific waves! ... Read More »