Programs and Events

The Barrington Municipal Recreation Department is committed to offering a variety of recreational programs year-round, as well as informing residents of the multitude of quality recreation and leisure programs that exist within our community. In addition to our own programs, there are many organizations providing opportunities for the people of the area.

Barrington Recreation is pleased to be able to offer information on a wide variety of these opportunities through our web site, and to partner with other providers of community-based recreational programs. 

Create your account and register online! Click here to get started! 


 Holiday Fun! 

For Families



Midweek Magic! Reindeer Ginger-HOP!

This month we are celebrating with gingerbread creations! We will build life-size gingerbread houses and decorate along with other themed crafts and activities.

Monthly Family Playdates designed for young and school-age children and their care-givers. Each month will be themed for a magical adventure, exploring loose parts play, games and active fun, arts and crafts, science and nature.

Recommended for children ages 3-10 along with their care-givers. Program is mainly self-led through pre-set "stations" so activity is at the child's pace and interest level. Please dress for mess! 


Holiday GLOW! Family Fun Hike 


Get Glowing for the holidays! This family fun hike will take you on a GLOW-rious experience through the Sherose Island Rocks Trail.

The woods at night are very special and with added GLOW-tastic games, this will be a fantastic experience for all ages! 





For Seniors





Magic of the Holidays! Seniors Social 

Join us for a very special seniors social on December 13th from 1-3pm at the Sherose Island Recreation Centre.

We will have a MAGICAL time with entertainer Timothy V.Light refreshments and some holiday vibes included! There is no charge for this event.

To register: Call 902-637-2015 or email


After School!



After the Bell - Reindeer Games!

Join us for a special edition of After the Bell – it's Reindeer Games time!

From snowflake toss to candy cane races, we've got a lineup of festive and fun competitions to spread holiday cheer. Parents, enroll your kids now for an afternoon of laughter and joy!

Take part in a series of holiday themed competitive games and take home the Bright Red Nose trophy!Recommended ages 7-11

Wednesday, December 20th, 4-5:30 PM, Sherose Island Recreation Centre 




Hike Nova Scotia Hiker Badge Challenge: Earn the Municipality of Barrington Badge


Hike Nova Scotia and the Municipality of Barrington are happy to announce the launch of the new Municipality of Barrington Badge as part of Hike NS’s Hiker Challenge. The Hiker Challenge is about inspiring, motivating and rewarding hikers to start hiking or to hike more. Your reward for completing a challenge is a badge to show off on clothing or backpacks and making the Honour Roll. The new Municipality of Barrington Badge is free, supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. It challenges you to visit at least 7 of 10 local trails over the course of a year. Each season there is a prize draw for gift cards generously provided by The Trail Shop. So get your hike on and take the Hiker Challenge! Learn more at chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/


Equipment Loan Program

Municipality of Barringotn Equipment Loan Programupdated

The Municipality of Barrington has plenty of equipment that can be loaned out to the public, especially winter equipment such as snowshoes and nordic walking poles. If you are interested in renting out any equipment. Call 902-637-2015EXT 237 or email
Click HERE for a full detailed list of equipment.


After the Bell !

After the Bell is a program for girls in grades 7-10 and provides fun opportunities to try new activities, learn leadership skills and just hang out with new friends. Leadership is provided by full-time Municipal Recreation staff and volunteers.

Wednesdays, Oct.- June 3:30-5:30 pm at Sherose island Recreation Centre. This program follows the school calendar: in cases where the school is cancelled After the Bell will not run. 

Registration is free and participants can drop into the program as desired. Please register online to ensure we have your child's information and let us know anything else we may need to know to make it a great experience for them