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Kid Friendly March Break Activities in NB

You don’t have to leave New Brunswick to give your kids an awesome March Break. Getaway right here in NB with the fun activities listed below.

1) Visit the Zoo

Zoos in NB

New Brunswick is home to two wonderful zoos. The Magnetic Hill Zoo is located in Moncton and the Cherry Brook Zoo is located in Saint John. Each Zoo is unique and is home to many exotic and endangered species. The Cherry Brook Zoo is currently taking registrations for March Break camps. The Magnetic Hill Zoos hours are limited during the winter months, but during March 2019 the zoo will be open March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 weather permitting. Magnetic Hill Zoo is home to over 400 animals, making it the largest zoo in Atlantic Canada.

2) Hiking (or snowshoeing)

Snowshoeing in NB

March break is a great time to do some winter hiking or snowshoeing. Some great New Brunswick trails are located at Fundy National Park, Irving Nature Park, Midland Ice Caves, and the Sussex Bluff.  

3) Escape Rooms

The popularity of escape rooms continues to grow immensely. Escape rooms are a game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand and then eventually escape the room. This is a great opportunity for families to compete or work together. There are escape rooms located in all major New Brunswick cities. Can you escape before time runs out?

4) Skiing

Hotels near Poley Mountain

New Brunswick is home to 2 family friendly ski hills, which are perfect for your March Break getaway.

Poley Mountain is known as a family-friendly mountain and is located approximately 10 kilometers from Sussex, New Brunswick. This ski hill is centrally located between Moncton, Saint John, and Fredericton. Poley Mountain is home to 32 developed trails, including trails for all levels and 5 lifts. This hill also features a modern ski lodge which includes a cafe, and a bar & grill.

Our Sussex location has partnered with Poley Mountain to offer our guests a Ski & Stay Package. This package gives guests the perfect opportunity to hit the slopes, including 2 full day adult lift tickets, 10% off Poley Mountains Bar & Grill and 1-night accommodation for 2 at Amsterdam Inn & Suites. To learn more about this package click here.

Crabbe Mountain is located in Central Hainesville, New Brunswick, about halfway between Fredericton and Woodstock. Crabbe Mountain is home to some of the largest verticals in the Maritimes, featuring 21 Alpine Trails, 11 Glades and 3 lifts.

4) Museum

New Brunswick Museum

Do you have a history lover in your family? The New Brunswick Museum is located in Saint John, NB. Discover New Brunswick’s art, rich history, and nature in more than a dozen fully accessible galleries. Explore on your own or talk to the museum’s interpreters.

5) Trampoline Park

New Brunswick is home to 2 trampoline parks. Trampoline parks are indoor family entertainment centers that feature numerous connected trampolines and other fun sections such as pits filled with foam blocks, trampoline basketball etc. Trampoline parks are great family fun, and fun for the entire family.

6) Pottery Painting

Pottery Painting In NB

Do you have an artist in your family? Pottery Painting is a great relaxing March break family activity. The Clay Cafe is located in Fredericton and DIY Studio is located in Moncton. Spend the day making treasured keepsakes as a family.

7) Skating

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Skating is a great family activity to do during March Break. There are many indoor and outdoor rinks located in New Brunswick which offer public skating hours throughout the day, including the Quispamsis Qplex, Superior Propane Centre in Moncton, Waterford Youth Centre located just outside of Sussex (outdoor rink), and the Lady Beaverbrook Arena in Fredericton. 

8) Swimming

Quispamsis Pool

New Brunswick is home to many indoor pools that are ideal for your March Break getaway. The Canada Games Aquatic Center is located in Saint John and features an Olympic-Sized 50-meter pool, as well as a Leisure Pool Area. Sussex is also home to the PotashCorp Civic Centre, which features an indoor aquatic facility, track, and therapy pool. Stay at Amsterdam Inn & Suites Sussex and enjoy free passes to the Civic Centre. Our Quispamsis location also features a gorgeous heated indoor pool.   

9) Entertainment Centers


Entertainment Centers such as Kingswood Entertainment and Vegas Entertainment are great places to experience some family fun. These Entertainment centers feature fun competitive family activities such as bowling, mini golf, and laser tag etc.

You don’t have to leave New Brunswick to give your kids an awesome March Break.

Sussex, Moncton, Fredericton, Quispamsis Hotels

Plan your March break getaway right here in New Brunswick. We have 4 convenient locations located in Sussex, Fredericton, Quispamsis, and Moncton which are perfect for your March Break Getaway. Book today at amsterdaminns.com!

25 years-3.

In celebration of 25 years and March Break, book direct between March 1st & March 21st, 2019 for 3 consecutive nights and get the third night for free! Applies Sunday-Thursday at all four Amsterdam Inn properties. For more info or to book direct please call 1 (800) 468-2828. Stay tuned for our next blog post!