After a long winter, March Break with the kids can’t get here fast enough! This year, March Break runs from Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17. With the upcoming week, many parents are wondering how to keep their kids occupied during this time. Fortunately, there are tons of March Break activities and events happening this year! You’re bound to find something fun to keep your kids and family entertained at any of the events below.
1. Van Gogh Experience
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 in Toronto or to book your tour, visit their website.
What’s better than an entire land dedicated to Lego? The Legoland Discovery Center in Toronto has two rides, 10 different Lego building areas, a cool playground and even a 4-D theatre! There’s also a café and a miniature recreation of the city. Plus, naturally, it’s one of the best Lego stores! It’s open from 11am-6pm, and ticket admission starts at $27.
3. Blue Mountain
Take your family to Blue Mountain for a few days of skiing or to enjoy a BeaverTail in the village. Rates for hotels can be as low as $98 per night. You can 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 that they’ll be in bed before 9 pm – win-win!
4. Candlelight Symphony at Casa Loma
This March Break, Casa Loma is hosting live candlelight 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 National Ballet of Canada
If you want a break from the cold outside, The National Ballet of Canada is always a stunning choice to spend your afternoon or evening. Sit back with the kids 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. Currently, Cinderella is playing until March 19, but feel free to check their website to see what else is on this season!
6. Toronto Comic Con
Are you interested in superheroes with a welcoming and vibrant community? Do stories of distant lands and galaxies far, far away intrigue you? If so, Toronto Comic Con is a great event to take your little comic fans to from March 17-19. “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 costumes, 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 for 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. The city is 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
Your kids are probably ready for some adventurous March Break activities this year! The ROM has an exciting lineup 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 Toronto 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, with tiger-themed activities for your kids to enjoy. Zoo ExpeditionZ is a two-hour adventure that will 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 year at the Science Centre. There are lots of exciting exhibits and March Break activities going on that will please even the pickiest of littles:
- 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 the 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 and Space Hall to The HotZone and Science Arcade – what can’t you do?!
11. Springfest TO 2023
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 performances, there’s no shortage of March Break activities to enjoy. On from March 11 until March 19th, you can purchase your tickets here.
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!