After a long winter, March Break can’t get here fast enough. As COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are all looking for ways to get back to normal. However, many parents are wondering how to keep kids occupied during this time. Fortunately, there are tons of activities and events happening this year! You’re bound to find something fun to keep your kids and family entertained at any of the places below.
1. IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH EXHIBIT
From the creators of the blockbuster show at Atelier des Lumières in Paris, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit envelops audiences in 600,000 cubic feet of stunning projections that illuminate and animate the masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh. For ticket information or to book you tour, visit the website below.
2. VISIT LEGOLAND IN TORONTO
What’s better than an entire land dedicated to Lego? The Legoland Discovery Center has two rides, 10 different Lego building areas, and even a 4-D theater! There’s also a café and a miniature recreation of Toronto. Plus, naturally, it’s one of the best Lego stores!
3. A MINI TRIP TO BLUE MOUNTAIN
Take your family to Blue Mountain for a few days of skiing. Rates on hotels can be as low as $98 per night. You could also check out Airbnb for better rates and bigger accommodations. A day of skiing is a great way to have fun with your family AND get outside. Plus, the kids will be so tired at the end of the day, they’ll be in bed before 9 p.m.!
4. CANDLELIGHT SYMPHONY AT THE CASTLE
This March Break, Casa Loma is hosting live symphony shows in a dreamy setting. Travel down an 800-foot tunnel below Austin Terrace to the castle’s Carriage Room for a one-of-a-kind performance. Plus, enjoy classic scores from popular Hollywood films every Thursday and Sunday.
5. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
The National Ballet of Canada is taking the stage for a dazzling performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Sit back and witness the talent of Canada’s premier ballet company, opulent costumes and beautiful live music. Plus, you no longer have to worry about limited seating because the theatre is back to full capacity.
6. TORONTO COMIC CON
Are your older kids into comic books? Nerd culture? Superheroes? If so, Toronto’s Comicon is a great event to take them too. Three days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await you,” the description says. Take photos with celebs, collect autographs, don your best costume, and meet the creators of your favourite comics.
7. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The “largest Irish event in Canada” is making a comeback, and it’ll be the perfect finale to your March Break this year. Organizers have announced that this year’s parade will take place as scheduled on the Sunday after St. Patrick’s Day. This year, the parade’s organizers are excited to welcome the public back to the celebration, complete with a marching band and all the bells and whistles. See the parade route here.
8. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
After two years of endless screen time, kids are ready for some adventure. The ROM has an exciting line up of exhibitions for your kids to dive into. From dinosaurs to zodiac signs; Ancient Rome to Earth Rangers, there is something for kids of all ages.
9. TORONTO ZOO
It would be hard to mention March Break without talking about the Zoo. The Toronto Zoo is open year-round, and has special events all the time. This year, the Year of the Tiger takes centre stage as the Zoo has tiger-themed activities for your kids to enjoy. Zoo ExpeditionZ: a two-hour adventure is just one of the activities to keep your kids engaged. And don’t forget to stop by and see the new tiger mascot! For more information, visit March Break at the Zoo.
10. ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE
March Break is one of the liveliest and busiest times of the year at the Science Centre. There’s lots of exciting exhibits to please even the pickiest little person:
- Bug Lab: Experience the world you thought you knew from an entirely new perspective. Admire giant, ultra-realistic models of seven bug species, and find out why each one is master of its domain. Each space also includes an interactive experience to help you learn more about the brilliance of bugs.
- Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages: Explore more than 80,000 years of Earth’s history! Learn about the power of ice, from how it forms to how it affected early life on Earth.
In addition to the exhibitions, the Science Centre offers lots more to do. From Kidspark, Space Hall, The Planetarium and Hot Zone to The Living Earth and Science Arcade. What can’t you do?! Click below for more information or to book your tickets.
11. SPRINGFEST TO 2022
SpringFest offers Greater Toronto families an indoor fun park with the latest in children’s entertainment, games and activities. They’re back for their 17th year of quality family entertainment at the Markham Fairgrounds. With mechanical and inflatable rides, the ALL NEW Dinosaur Exhibit, food vendors, arts and crafts, and daily music and dance performance, Doo Doo the International Clown, and the Birds of Prey.
12. MOUNTSBERG’S MAPLE TOWN
It’s the sweetest time of year at Conservation Halton! The Mountsberg Sugarbush has been producing maple magic for more than 150 years and educating the public for over 40 years. The park will tap about 300 sugar maples this spring and the crystal-clear sap will be magically transformed into sweet maple syrup in the Sugar Shanty. Activities include:
- Maple Maze
- Maple Trivia Trail
- Birds of Prey
- Fireside Lounges
- Shop for all things Maple!
No matter how you decide to spend time with your family this March Break, remember to have fun and stay safe!