7 Local March Break Activities For You And Your Family
Thursday Mar 07th, 2019
March Break is just around the corner. Are you ready and prepared with an arsenal of activities or do you prefer to wing it and see what the week brings? However you choose to approach it, we have a few ideas for fun family activities to do together during the break:
Maples Syrup Festivals
‘Tis the season for something sweet!. What better way to make March Break sweet than by visiting a maple syrup festival? It’s a great way to get the kids outside and ‘tap’ into nature while enjoying warm drinks, maple sweet treats and wagon rides. For Mississauga locals, The Bradley Museum is stone’s throw away, but if you’re further away,Sugar Shack Toronto (https://maplesyrupfest.com/) is open for business, as well as the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (https://maplesyrupfest.com/)happening in Halton Hills and Caledon.
Price: $6.25 Child, $9.04 Adult, $7.06 Student/Senior
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Paint the town green! This parade is one of the largest in North America. Taking place on Sunday March 11, more than half-million people are expected to line the streets of Toronto. It will follow its traditional route, beginning at the corner of Bloor and St. George streets and heading east on Bloor, south on Yonge Street and west on Queen Street before finishing at Nathan Phillips Square. The duration is approximately 90 minutes.
Now is your chance to be a tourist for a week! If you plan to visit some of Toronto’s major attractions during March Break this pass is worth the purchase. At $92/adult and $63/child the pass includes admission to the CN Tower, Casa Loma, ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium, and either the Toronto Zoo or the Ontario Science Centre. And with different March Break events happening at these venues it’s sure to be a hit with the kids no matter their age. Take the GO (which is now free for children 12 and under) or the TTC and have a full city experience.
Price: $92 Adult, $63 Child
See a Movie
For some days where you just don’t feel like braving the cold temps, a great way to get the kids out and about is by seeing a movie at your local theatre. Movies for all ages are currently playing including the much anticipated Captain Marvel story. Other features include The Lego Movie and How to Train Your Dragon. Check your local movie theatre for show times.
Price: $7.99 - $8.99 Children, $10.99 - $12.99 Adults, $8.50 - $10.50 Seniors
Learn How to Code at the Apple Store
This is definitely a win for both parents and children! Fancy a moment to yourself? How about enjoying Apple Kids Hour where Apple offers 60 minute learning sessions for kids where they can learn about coding, listen to music, read stories and much more! All while you can shop, grab coffee or run errands. Available at Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Sherway Gardens and Fairview Mall, times may vary. Bonus: It’s free!
Time: Varies. Each session is 60 minutes
Solve a Mystery at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Time for a history lesson! Go way back in time to the 1800s at Black Creek Pioneer Village. An adventure awaits as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson need help to solve a mystery! Experience the life and customs during the time of Toronto’s early settlers. Another bonus: Admission for kids 14 and younger is free!
Time: Weekdays: 10am-4pm daily, Weekends: 11am-4pm
Price: Free ages 14 and under