Greater Halifax Area Baby and Toddler Adventures (February 4-February 10, 2017)

How fun would it be for your kids to say they were part of setting a world record making snow angels? That, along with art, hibernation and lots more is happening this week in the Halifax region for our little ones. Check out our listings for outings and adventures for our newest, and tiniest, Haligonians (ages 0-2, though some programs allow the big kids too!).

*If you offer a program or event and would like to be included, please fill out this form.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with these programs and receive no compensation for listing them; research, register and attend at your own discretion.

SATURDAY

Snow Angel Record

Help the Canadian Ski Patrol break the record of the most snow angles at one time! Happening at Ski Martock and Wentworth at 2:00, be there for 1:45. Contact them for more information about how to participate.

Eagle Watch

If you're looking for a weekend Day Trip, head on down to Sheffield Mills in the Annapolis Valley for Eagle Watch, eagle displays, live music and a pancake breakfast from 8:30am-12:30pm.  

SUNDAY

Family Sunday at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

"Play around with perspective and composition as you create a 3-D diorama landscape using found images and an assortment of papers." This is an all-ages event from 1:00-4:00 (regular admissions fees apply). The wee ones may not be able to participate too much, but it's a great way to expose them to an artistic experience, and then you can take a wander around the gallery (the folk art, and Maud Lewis' exhibit, is especially popular with little kids).

Eagle Watch

If you're looking for a weekend Day Trip, head on down to Sheffield Mills in the Annapolis Valley for Eagle Watch, eagle displays, live music and a pancake breakfast from 8:30am-12:30pm.  

MONDAY

Breastfeeding Support

Every Monday from 11:00-12:00 there is a free Breastfeeding Support group at Nurtured Products for Parenting. This is a great place for support, advice and meeting other moms and babes at the same stage of life as you.

TUESDAY

Wee Wild Ones! at the Museum of Natural History

This program is for children 5 and under and is held from 10-11 each Tuesday. There is a different program each week and activities such as stories, puppet shows, block building and more are used to explore the theme. This week's theme is hibernation!

WEDNESDAY

Welcome Wednesdays at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

This two hour weekly program runs each Wednesday through the winter and spring and is for ages 0-5 every week from 10 am to 12 noon. There are age-appropriate self and staff guided activities through the museum, along with activity and colouring sheets, the puppet theatre will be set out to play with along with crafts for all children.

THURSDAY

Baby Led Weaning Workshop at Nurtured Products for Parenting

Considering baby led weaning for your babe? This introductory workshop will break it all down for you and introduce you to everything you need to know to make the decision. The cost is $10 and you will need to register for it in advance.

FRIDAY

Infant Massage Class with Embrace Doula

A new session of infant massage classes start on Friday, February 10 at Joyful Sounds Studio in Fall River. They are from 11:30-12:30 each week until March 3 and the cost is $75. Contact Amy at the link above for more information.

DAILY

Gus Walk at the NS Museum of Natural History

Join Halifax's favourite tortoise as he gets out of his house and goes for a stroll around the museum and eats a snack. Regular admission rates apply ($4.05 for children, $6.30 for adults). 

Family Drop-In With NS Health Authority

"Visit us in your community for breastfeeding assessment and assistance, parenting support and other health information. At some drop-ins a Public Health Nurse facilitates group education sessions on a variety of topics including parenting, growth and development, nutrition, safety and crying. As well, some drop-ins offer Breastfeeding Buddies a peer support program facilitated by a Public Health Nurse."

This free program runs on various days of the week throughout the city and is for all parents with young children looking for support, information or just to meet other parents. Their schedule can be found on their website.

Halifax Public Library Programs

The library has daily free programs for children ages 0-5 across the city. Check out their website and enter your location and age you're looking for to find what's happening in your area. *Some programs require registration.

Halifax Recreation Programs

Halifax Recreation offers drop-in playgroups and programming across the city. Check out their catalogue to see what's in your area. Most are very affordable (for example $3/family for some groups). You can also search their Reconnect system to narrow down the age and area.