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Cheapies & Freebies

Having kids can get expensive but having fun with kids does not have to be. Many of the other pages include activities that can be done for free but this page is dedicated for those special deals that come along every once in awhile. Please note that these deals are subject to change without notice. We encourage you to call the facility before you head out on your fun activities!

Family Fun
Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

Head to downtown Dartmouth to experience the annual Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival – a heartwarming celebration of local talent. This all-ages fun day will include free activities and ice sculpture carvings. More events and details will be announced soon on their Facebook page. Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival When: January 27,
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skating HRM
Where to Skate in HRM: Public Skates and Family Skates, Winter 2022/2023

Fun Fact: Did you know that Halifax was home to British North America’s very first indoor skating rink, way back in 1863? It was in the Public Gardens! Click here to read that story from CBC Nova Scotia. Continuing with this tradition, there are plenty of Public Skates and Family
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wrapping paper
Christmas Craft idea! Easy Hand-Painted Wrapping Paper

This year, I have made a commitment to myself to not go overboard; My family will not let consumerism consume our holidays. So far, we’ve sourced our own Christmas tree and made homemade Christmas decorations. We’ve gifted baked goods, and jams and added a personal touch to every gift. When
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Family Fun
Drop N Shop at Encounter Church

Need to shop but do not have the patience to shop with your child? This is a free childcare event where parents can drop off their kids for a free meal, activities, and a Christmas movie while parents have free time to go and get Christmas shopping completed. Drop N
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Christmas Traditions
Christmas Traditions to Share with Your Kids

As Christmas quickly approaches, we are all starting to feel the spirit of the holidays in the air. With that, comes the stress of the season… the events, the parties, the visitors, the commitments and of course, the inundation of commercialized craziness. Let’s face it, we all want to make
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Jump in The Icy Water at Brainfreeze 2022
Jump in The Icy Water at Brainfreeze 2022

Have you ever done a polar bear plunge? Smash through the icy water and help raise money to support youth mental health initiatives. Brainfreeze 2022 When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 Time: 10:00am Where: Black Rock Beach Address: 5718 Point Pleasant Dr. (in Point Pleasant Park) Phone: 416-425-2494 Website: www.jack.akaraisin.com/ui/brainfreeze2022

Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting
Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2022 Halifax Tree Lighting Ceremony is a Downtown Halifax family event you won’t want to miss. Santa will be making an appearance to help light the tree and the downtown projection show will be unveiled. This is a FREE family event but FEED NOVA SCOTIA will be accepting non-perishable
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Light Up Bedford Parade
Light Up Bedford Parade

This year’s parade is on Sunday, November 20th. It begins at 5:45, starting at  DeWolfe park and travelling along the Bedford Highway to the last bridge at Bedford Place Mall. Bedford Lights Parade When: Sunday, November 20th, 2022 Time: 5:45 pm start at DeWolfe Park Where: Bedford Highway Website: http://www.lightupbedfordparade.com
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Neat Repeats Consignment Children’s Christmas Sale
Neat Repeats Consignment Children’s Christmas Sale

Neat Repeats Consignment Halifax offers quality baby and children’s items for a fraction of retail prices at one-day sales. This is your one-stop shop for name-brand, gently worn children’s and maternity clothing, footwear, nursery items, baby equipment, books, movies, toys, games, electronics and more. New additions include Christmas items and
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Light Up Downtown Dartmouth

Downtown Dartmouth is about to become even more beautiful! During the Fall and Winter months, Light Up Downtown Dartmouth will project light shows on the side of old Dartmouth City Hall nightly from 7-10 pm. Beginning Friday, September 30th and continuing until January 31st, the first series will feature the
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