March Break is approaching quickly which means the kids are off school for a week. It can be hard to decide what to do with your kids while they are off, as the weather can sometimes be unpredictable in Ontario.
To help you out and provide some ideas, here is a list of five fun March Break activities that you and your family can enjoy this break from the Paula Mitchell Group team:
1. Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo is sure to be a favourite day out for anyone this March Break. There is so much to see and do at the Zoo including visiting the seven geographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia Wilds, and the Canadian Domain. Also, you can’t forget about the Kids’ Discovery Zone.
There are a variety of activities to enjoy at the zoo, including the daily keeper talks, which happen at different times of the day with animals and their keepers, and fun rides like the TundraAir Ride and the Conservation Carousel.
This March Break is also a great time to go to the Toronto Zoo as on Sunday March 18th it is the last day to see the giant pandas! The beloved giant pandas are ending their five year stay in Toronto to move to the Calgary Zoo, so make sure you come to to say goodbye before their big move.
2. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. This is one of several locations of this aquarium in North America, where you can immerse yourself in an underwater world of over 20,000 aquatic animals.
You can experience many different animals, including horseshoe crabs, sharks, scarlet cleaner shrimps, and stingrays. Enjoy an amazing experience of getting up close and personal with the stingrays, which includes a behind-the-scenes tour, in-water experience with Ray Bay, photos, and a souvenir backpack and towel.
3. Bugfeast 2018
Want to try something new this March Break? Check out Bugfeast, happening at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. This annual event allows you to enjoy some tasty treats made from insects. This year’s theme is ‘Chocolate’ and offers chocolate “chirp” cookies made with cricket flour, white chocolate bark with roasted ants, and cricket milk chocolates.
While you are attending Bugfeast, you might as well enjoy everything that the Butterfly Conservatory has to offer. You can walk amongst thousands of butterflies, which fly around the conservatory, explore insects in themed exhibits, including a honey bee hive. There are also over 100 different varieties of plants, waterfalls, streams, reflecting pools, tropical finches, Chinese painted quails, and red-eared slider turtles
4. March Break in Blue Mountain Village
Looking for a little getaway this spring break? Why not head to Blue Mountain Village to enjoy some fun and exciting activities for the entire family? Enjoy maple sugar taffy on the snow, the amazing race, a DJ party in the village a magic show with Sawyer Bullock, the birds of prey show, horse and wagon rides, live music, and much more. Check out the complete schedule for March Break here.
While you are there, you can even enjoy all of the other activities which are available at Blue Mountain year-round, including downhill skiing, crock-a-doodle, the spa in blue mountain village, pond skating, and other winter activities (which may be weather dependent).
5. Indigo Kids March Break
Head to Indigo during this March Break to enjoy some books and activities with your kids. There are a variety of Indigos across Ontario, which are offering different events and activities throughout March Break for your kids to enjoy:
- Monday March 12th is Qixels Craft Day, where you can design your own pixel world of monsters, warriors, ninjas, and more.
- Tuesday March 13th is Arts and Crafts Day with Klutz, where crafters will be invited to transform egg cartons into barnyard animals.
- Wednesday March 14th is Hasbro Gaming Day, where the whole family can test their skills by playing new or classic Hasbro games like Jenga and Operation.
- Thursday March 15th is Hats Off to Dr. Seuss where you can make your own paper-bag hat and join us for a Hat Toss.
- Finally, on Friday March 16th , use your own imagination to serve up colourful Play-Doh Kitchen Creations.
*Make sure you check your local stores to ensure they have these particular events occurring at the location near you. Some events may only be at particular locations or vary in locations.
Don’t forget to enjoy Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade this March Break. The 31st Annual Parade will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, beginning on the corner of Bloor Street and St. George Street.
Comment below and let us know some of your favourite March Break activities to do with your family or loved ones.