Halifax Journals

March Break in Halifax

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A March 2006 trip to Halifax by grannola

Eastside Marios Restaurant Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: Instead of travelling far this March Break, my three kids and I stayed close to home and found lots of interesting things to do.

Pizza Delight

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Restaurant

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Pizza Delight is a standard pizza chain in Eastern Canada. I have always enjoyed their pizza—I grew up eating Pizza Delight and using it as the benchmark to which I compare all other pizza. I don't get there very often because I have to drive past several other pizza places to get to them.Recently our local Pizza Delight has been offering a dinner buffet on Friday nights on a trial basis. So, we thought we would give it a go. We were glad we did! My mother, my three kids (only two of whom are old enough to eat pizza), and myself.We got there about 10 minutes before the buffet started, so we had some of their new "Grill Your Own Bread." We'd had it before and knew that we liked ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2006

Pizza Delight
50 Tacoma Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 462-3434

Eastside Mario's Restaurant

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Restaurant | "East Side Marios"

Eastside Mario's Restaurant Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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We went to East Side Marios in a large group (eight people). We got there just before the lunch rush, which was good because they wouldn't have been able to seat us, but I don't think the service would have been much slower.We had pizza, chicken fingers, wraps, etc. Some of the kids had burgers. I had the pizza/salad lunch special. With eight people, we had a mix of stuff.The main reason we went here was that the last time we were at East Side Mario's the kids got the neatest desert... it was three tiny ice cream cones and three different flavours on a nifty stand. I guess they don't have that everywhere though, because here the kids just got the ice cream in bowls....Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Eastside Mario's Restaurant
1650 Bedford Row
Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 422-7100

Jungle Jim's

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Restaurant | "Jungle Jims"

Jungle Jim's Photo, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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Lunch is the best time to go to Jungle Jims in our opinion, to take advantage of the $5.50 lunch specials.Kids love the Super Slurpy Junble Juice and Smartie Pants Sundaes. All the kid meals cost about $5 and come with a drink, dessert, and a trip to the treasure chest.I'm not sure why we keep going to Jungle Jim's because the service is always very slow. Today it was a bit better than usual, but still nothing super.The food is always high in grease, but kind of tasty. The kids always order the smiley fries and never eat them. I'm usually there to help eat leftovers, but not smiley fries ... way too greasy for me, and not very tasty.I know why we kee...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Jungle Jim's
Unit 20, Staples Plaza
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
(902) 435-4414

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Attraction

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Photo, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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For March Break, the museum featured "Pets At Sea" along with their regular exhibits.The kids loved it there, and they wanted to go back again. This was good because we were using it as a test to see if the kids were ready for more museums this summer.The Pets at Sea exhibit was nothing overly spectacular, but the kids liked it. They had a few birds, some monkeys, some lemurs, an albino hedgehog, a leopard cat, and a big box full of creepy-crawlies that represented things that sneak onto boats. The 3 year old was not impressed by the lizards and bugs, but the three 7 year olds in the group loved them.The museum has many standard displays that were very interesting. Th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3
(902) 424-7490

Alderyney Gate Public Library

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Attraction | "Alderney Gate Public Library March Break Fair"

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We love going to the library, and are at Alderney Gate every Saturday afternoon, however, I would not recommend the March Break programs unless you like a crowd! There were hundreds of kids at the library, playing little games and such.Because of the crowd, the 3 year old stayed with me or my mom all afternoon. The 7 year old was free to wander about the library a bit more. (Normally I can see the kids in most of the library area without having to hold hands with the little one, but not in this crowd.) Our first stop with the 3 year old was in the head-band decorating room. The library had pulled out all of the scraps from other crafts like stickers, wrapping paper, and feathers for th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Alderyney Gate Public Library
60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4P8
(902) 490-5745