ALL of the Halifax Baby & Toddler Weekday Programs

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Okay, okay, maybe not ALL of them but we've rounded up as many as we could find to provide you with something to do with your baby or toddler for every weekday! For the weekends we suggest you pop over to our pals at Urban Parent Halifax or Family Fun Halifax as they post fantastic family round-ups each Thursday! At the bottom of this post we've also included some links to organizations that provide programs for the 0-2 crew every day in different communities, just click through to find out when they have activities in your area.

*Note: we've updated this list with the most current information we could find for September 2017 start dates. Please take responsibility for calling ahead to program providers to be sure the program is running as scheduled.

UPDATE!

The Preschool Indoor Playground has been moved into the daily section - that's right - it's open five days a week this year and runs for three hours instead of two - woot!

MONDAY

Breastfeeding Support Group

There is a free breastfeeding support groups from 11:00-12:00 at Nurtured Products for Parenting. This is a great place for support, advice and to meet other moms and babes at the same stage of life as you. Contact the store for more details on the group.

Child Play and Splash at the Sackville Sports Stadium

The program runs from 9-11:45 for newborn to five years old. The first hour is playtime for the kids and coffee and conversation for the parents. The second 45 minutes you get to play in the pool with your little ones. And it's all free! *Starts up again September 11, 2017

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 with activities such as stories, puppet shows and block building to explore the weekly theme. You can also catch Halifax's favourite tortoise Gus as he gets out of his house and goes for a stroll around the museum each day around 3:30! *Starts up again September 26, 2017

Free Forest School at the Frog Pond

This all ages Forest School meets every Tuesday, rain or shine, for adventurous wee ones, at 9:40 at the Frog Pond in Halifax. Check out my post for more info and join their group for meeting dates here.

Breastfeeding Support Group

There is a free breastfeeding support groups from 9:30-10:30 at the Dartmouth Fiddleheads location. This is a great place for support, advice and to meet other moms and babes at the same stage of life as you. Contact the store for more details on the group.

WEDNESDAY

Stars and Strollers

Cineplex offers movies for parents and babies/toddlers ages 0-2 with dimmed lighting, reduced noise, a change table and room to park your strollers in Bayers Lake and in Dartmouth Crossing. Shows are usually 11 a.m. or 12 p.m., check theatres for details. *One movie option/week during the summer; back to two movie options/week starting September 6, 2017.

Child Play and Splash at the Sackville Sports Stadium

The program runs from 9-11:45 for newborn to five years old. The first hour is playtime for the kids and coffee and conversation for the parents. The second 45 minutes you get to play in the pool with your little ones. And it's all free! *Starts up again September 13, 2017

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. *Starting again in early November 2017

Discovery Centre

Every Wednesday evening from 5-8 the Discovery Centre is free! 

THURSDAY

Music Makers Drop-In

Andrea's Music Studio has a drop-in programs for children up to five years old: "Experience songs, musical styles, creative movement, rhythm instruments, musical playtime, and more, while making new friends. Older and younger siblings may attend the same class. This is an interactive musical playtime for babies, toddlers, pre schoolers, and their parent or caregiver." Classes are 10:15-10:45 and 11:00-11:30 in Dartmouth. Fees and location can be found on their website. *Program starts up again September 7, 2017

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Every Thursday evening from 5-9 the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax is free! 

FRIDAY

Music Makers Drop-In

Andrea's Music Studio has a drop-in programs for children up to five years old: "Experience songs, musical styles, creative movement, rhythm instruments, musical playtime, and more, while making new friends. Older and younger siblings may attend the same class. This is an interactive musical playtime for babies, toddlers, pre schoolers, and their parent or caregiver." Classes are 10:15-10:45 and 11:00-11:30 in Dartmouth. Fees and location can be found on their website*Program starts up again September 8, 2017

Child Playtime at the Sackville Sports Stadium

The program runs from 9-11:45 for newborn to five years old. There is free playtime for the kids and coffee and conversation for the parents and it's all free! There is no swim this day. *Starts up again September 15, 2017

DAILY

Preschool Indoor Playground

This indoor playground at 1129 Sackville Drive is open from 9:00-12:00 and costs $2.50 per child. Children must wear indoor shoes. You can see our review here*Starting again September 19, 2017 and open an extra hour and five days a week this year!

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 advance registration. Most start up the week of September 11, 2017.

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. *Programs start up the week of September 11, 2017.

Family Resource Centres

There are many of these community based organizations throughout the HRM and most of them offer free or low cost weekday programming for babies and toddlers! Check this link to find the one closest to you!

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

Did we miss any great weekday programs for babies and toddlers? If so, please leave it in the comments for others to see!

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