After a long winter, March Break with the kids can’t get here fast enough! This year, March Break runs from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15. Let’s face it, with the week approaching quickly, 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 in the GTA! With the help of our list below, you’re bound to find something fun to keep your kids and family entertained at any of the events below.

1. March Break Camp at the ROM

Everybody loves a trip to the Royal Ontario Museum. With their new March Break camp you can experience everything the museum has to offer and more. With a huge variety of games and programs based on their world-class museum, there is something here for any kid! Learn about everything the museum has to offer in a fun and immersive manner. Lunch is also included for full-day participants!


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 11 am to 6 pm, and ticket admission starts at $27.

3. Blue Mountain

Take your family to Blue Mountain for a few days of skiing or 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. March Break Camp at the AGO

This March Break, why not let your kids explore their artistic side with the AGO’s March Break camp? From Saturday, March 9th to Sunday, March 17th, enjoy tons of interactive art installations, an afternoon sing-along in Walker Court, and family-friendly meals and snacks at the AGO’s Espresso Bar. Tickets go quickly for this one, so get them while you still can!

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. Currently, Cinderella is playing until March 19th, 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 on March 15th-17th. “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 back again, 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. Check the parade route here.

8. Scarborough Museum

If you don’t want to make the trek to downtown Toronto but still want an exciting informational experience, check out the Scarborough Museum. There’s a plethora of books for all ages and daily storytime sessions throughout the day. During the March Break, they will be holding an immersive program celebrating Women’s History Month. There, you and your family can learn about the women who have played big roles in shaping the cultural and social landscapes of Ontario!

9. Toronto Zoo

It would be hard to mention March Break without talking about one of Toronto’s landmarks. The Toronto Zoo is open year-round and has special events all the time. In 2024, the Year of the Tiger takes center stage, 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 the 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 March Break activities can’t you do?!

11. Springfest TO 2024

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. From March 9th until March 17th, you can enjoy Springfest TO. 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!

Related Articles