March Break In the City - Family Fun for Everyone
March Break is quickly approaching. While some of us may have a tropical destination in mind, there are a ton of events and activities all over the city sure to amuse, delight, and educate the entire family. If you are looking to enjoy a Toronto staycation this March Break, don’t miss out on these kid-approved ideas.
Indulge in Something Sweet
Sugar Beaches Sugar Shack Event is back for the first weekend of March break. Interactive ice activities for the little ones including paint canvases made out of ice, ice sculptures and demos, and a giant ice Tic-Tac- Toe display…game! They will also be serving up real Ontario maple taffy along Toronto’s waterfront, live entertainment and a specialty bar (your welcome Mom and Dad). The best part, this event offers free general admission!
Get Outside Evergreen Brickworks is serving up a weekend of family fun March 16-17th with free public skating, family nature walks, fireside activities, a bike obstacle course and other fun drop-in events.
If the weather permits, why not get outside and enjoy an afternoon of snow tubing, skiing or tobogganing! Don’t forget to take advantage of the city’s free outdoor skating rinks. Rosedale Park outdoor rink has added additional March Break public skate times from Monday-Friday. So grab your family, a thermos with some hot cocoa and lace up those skates.
Be Entertained It is no secret that there is an abundance of fantastic theatre in the city, and over March break, the kid-friendly content has been beefed up. Two live stage recommendations include the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast, which is live on stage at the Randolph Theatre and the Blockbuster musical and family favourite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is playing at the Lower Ossington Theatre. If you are looking for an inexpensive theatre experience, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival begins Friday, March 9th and promises to showcase the best Canadian and International cinema starting at only $10 a ticket. This festival also offers audience participation through Q&A’s with directors, actors and special guests!
Hang Out with the Wild Ones It is your last chance to see Canada’s only giant Pandas before they move to the Calgary Zoo where they will remain until 2023. The Toronto Zoo is also offering daily Keeper talks and special up-close- and-personal Animal Encounters during March break. A truly unique and breathtaking experience, The Ripley Aquarium is open daily from 9am-11pm. They also offer activities and exhibits for all ages, including a day camp for children 5-13 years of age.
Discover the Supernatural The Wizard World Indoor Family Fun Park located at the Better Living Centre is back for its 11th year! This year’s entertainment includes over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area, four shows daily, arts and crafts, mascots and much more. Recommended for children 12 years and younger, this event promises to ban boredom this March Break. Family pass tickets and individual tickets can be purchased in advance online, or cash at the door.
The Liberty Grand is hosting the 3rd annual Princess and Superhero Dance Party on Thursday, March 16, 2018. This activity may be a March break splurge, with tickets costing $70 - but proceeds support the Children’s Wish Foundation. Activities include carriage rides in a real horse-drawn carriage, face painting, glow-in- the-dark wish wand package, great food and of course, a ‘royally-rockin’ Dance Party!’ This event sold out last year, so get your tickets soon!
This list just begins to scratch the surface; the family-friendly March break possibilities are endless! The Hockey Hall of Fame, AGO, Disney on Ice, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Fort York, and the ROM are a few other suggestions worth checking out. Weeklong day camps are also in abundance. For a full list http://www.ourkids.net/march-break- camps.php