March break is less than a week away. If you feel like it’s crept on you, you’re not alone. And you’re not alone in figuring out what to do, either! We’ve rounded up 7 of the best activities for you to do for you and your young ones around Toronto and the GTA this March Break!
1. Sign Up for Camps
If you can’t take the time off work, there are a number of camps you can sign your kids up for over March break! Check out your city parks and rec website to find camps available in your area. From gymnastics to roller skating, art, dance, cooking, and even math and science, there’s camps for all interests!
2. Tiff Picture Palace
With special hours over March break, from 10 am to 8 pm, head over to Tiff Picture Palace, an interactive experience where your kids can immerse themselves in the magic of moving pictures and sound, and learn how films are made with lighting, colour, movement, framing, sound, and effects. It’s the perfect place to get your kids’ creative juices flowing and have them learn something along the way!
3. National Home Show
The National Home Show is running at the Enercare Centre from March 8 to 17, which conveniently coincides with March break! The show is the largest display of innovative products, new ideas and amazing deals for everything home and garden. With over 800 retailers and industry experts, you’re sure to get amazing tips and information.
4. March Break at PAMA (The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives)
Over the March break, PAMA is offering a number of family fun drop-in activities each day from 10 am to 3 pm. From a daily colour palooza to get their creativity flowing, to hip hop dance classes, a circus themed magic show, an interactive rhythm performance, and more, check out the schedule to see which activities catch your fancy!
5. March Break at Ontario Science Center
The Ontario Science Center offers numerous experiences and exhibits for your kids to enjoy. Plus, over March Break, you can watch skateboarders rely on physics to carve, kickflip and ollie, learning all about the science of skateboarding! Watch top tier skateboarders from CJ’s SKATEPARK and learn about the evolution of skateboarding, and the science behind amazing stunts!
6. Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival
Anyone with a sweet tooth, will have a blast at the Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival. Open 9:30 am to 3 pm daily through March Break, enjoy a guided tour of Maple Lane where you’ll learn all about how to tap maple trees and make maple syrup and maple sugar. Then hop on a wagon ride that will take you to a heated pancake house to enjoy hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages!
7. Family Fun Day Trips
There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy while the snow is still here, and they’re just a short drive from the GTA! Buckle up your kids and head off to a day at Blue Mountain, Hockley Valley or Snow Valley for some snowy day activities. From skiing to snowboarding, and even snow tubing (offered at Snow Valley), hitting the slopes is a great way to keep your kids -and yourself- active over March break!
If you’ve been stumped on what to do over March Break, take these ideas and run with them!