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Weekend Wrap-Up Sept. 1-3

Autumn is in the air but we still have this weekend to play! Speaking of play…Halifax Fringe Festival has some great plays, Ross Farm has some special interactivity, and The Dingle has a fantastic natural playground. Speaking of autumn, there are some back to school celebrations you won’t want to miss…


  1. Fringe Fest is on and TRUNK! is this year’s go-to play for younger audiences. Children can watch Daisy and Oliver as they find themselves on a wacky adventure with the help of a magical trunk and a singing dragon. TRUNK! will draw you into a world full of possibilities with toe-tapping musical numbers and an array of silly characters. Opening night is this Thursday at 7, there are early evening and matinee performances over the weekend, then the show goes on every day for a week! Lots of opportunity to see this family friendly musical full of imagination. See the Urban Parent Calendar for more times. Admission is $10 per person. The venue is the inspirationally quirky Plan B on Gottingen.

    Other plays in the Halifax Fringe Festival that are not necessarily kids plays, but ones children are likely to enjoy are Uncle Podger’s Hat and Dan Grider Juggling & Circus Nerdery, two all-ages Circus shows, and Børghild the story of the strongest person in Denmark.


  1. Back to school time is already here and we’ve found some events in its honour. The Haligonian Café & Bistro on Agricola is hosting a Harry Potter-themed back to school event. Activities will include, tea reading, house sorting, wand making, and a costume contest! The fun starts on Saturday at 12 and goes to 4, admission is free, and yes, there will be butterbeer and chocolate frogs!

    A bookstore in Dartmouth will be invaded with characters from Wonder Woman to Professor Snape at The Chapters Dartmouth Back to School Invasion on Sunday from 12-3. Admission is free, it involves reading, what could go wrong? Go forth and join the invasion!


  1. This weekend, our Roadtrip Recommendation sends you out to Ross Farm! Step back in time with the whole family and get your hands dirty because it’s Family Participation Days all long weekend long! Different activities will be scheduled each day such as wood punching, quill pen writing, taffy pull, candle dipping, cow milking, and blacksmithing. Regular hours (9-5 daily) and admission apply, $8 for adults, youths are $3, and 5 and under are free. Get there on Sunday between 9:30 and 11 and all admission is free! For additional information, get a hold of Joan Lenihan at 1-902-689-2210 or

    Plus we’ve heard great rumours that Peasant’s Pantry, the traditional deli, located beyond the farm museum and just before you reach the town of New Ross, is delicious sells local meat and cheese!


  1. Check out the rather new and quite natural playground at The Dingle (Sir Sandford Flemming) Park. For more information on this fun, safe, unique, and age-tailored play space, our friend and playgroundologist, Alex Smith, gave the Dingle Playground a great review. Situated with great views of the North West Arm on Dingle Road, just off of Purcells Cove Road, there are also 95 acres of park and an historical tower to explore!