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45 IDEAS TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY THIS MARCH BREAK

March Break in Ontario 2022

March Break has arrived and with it comes an opportunity to get your kids outside, get them exploring and get them active! Check out this list of amazing ways to keep the kids entertained this March Break across Ontario. For information on more Ontario attractions, be sure to visit our site attractionsontario.ca.

***Thinking of a an overnight getaway? This year, Ontario residents can claim up to 20% back of eligible accommodations expenses booked in the province with the Staycation Tax Credit.

Quick links:

Greater Toronto Region
Eastern Ontario
Niagara Region
Georgian Bay/Muskoka
Southwestern Ontario
Northern Ontario

MARCH BREAK IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA:

AGA KHAN MUSEUM

Website https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/
Hours of Operation: Museum admission is reduced to $10 until April 8. During this time, only the first-floor gallery will be open.

Wednesday nights are FREE from 4–8 pm. Limited tickets are available at 9 am each Wednesday.

Ticket Cost Monday: Closed

Tues: 10 am–5:30 pm

Wed: 10 am-8 pm

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10 am – 5:30 pm

Spend quality family time together and connect with art this March Break at the Museum! Explore the exhibits at the museum and Sundays are Family Days at the Aga Khan Museum — participate in hands-on craft activities. The Aga Khan Museum presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world.

 

BATA SHOE MUSEUM

Website https://batashoemuseum.ca/
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: Activities run between 10 am – 4 pm daily
Ticket Cost Special pricing during the week ~ $8 per child; $8 per accompanying adult.
Join us between March 14 –19th for a day of all things SPORTS with fun activities and crafts throughout the museum. Colour a sneaker keychain, make your own sports themed bookmark, play mini putt and ISPY games, try on sports footwear, leave your footprint in the museum and more! You can also enjoy all four of our exhibitions!

 

BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE

Website https://blackcreek.ca/
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: March 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am – March 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Ticket Cost $13.50 – $22.00
This March Break, celebrate the charm of maple syrup season as Black Creek Pioneer Village buzzes with the energy of early spring. Discover the old-fashioned skills needed to take this sweet treat all the way from tree to table. Our costumed educators will “spile” the beans on maple’s magic, and teach you the backwoods skills necessary for adventures in the sugarbush.

 

BRIMACOMBE SKI CAMP, Orono, ON

Website https://Brimacombe.ca

March Break Page

Hours of Operation: MORNING SESSION: 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM OR AFTERNOON SESSION: 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Ticket Cost $139 per camp (MEMBER PERK! Brimacombe Members save $10 off each camp)
Looking for March Break fun? Check out Brimacombe’s March Break Kid’s Camps! We have options for the entire week! An incredible value, Brimacombe’s Winter Camps for kids mix tons of fun with supervised skiing and snowboarding by a Brimacombe ski or snowboard instructor.

MARCH BREAK CAMPS

Open to ages 5-12 | Skiers & Snowboarders | All Ability Levels
$139 per camp (plus applicable taxes)

HALF-DAY CAMPS INCLUDE:

Lift Ticket for the duration of the camp (3 Hours)
3 Hours of Instruction from one of our professional Ski or Snowboard Instructors

Supervised Skiing and Snowboarding for the duration of the camp. Pre-ordered lunch add-on and equipment rental add-on options also available. For full details please click here or call our Main Office at (905)983-5983.

 

CHELSEA HOTEL, Toronto

Website https://www.chelseatoronto.com
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: See site
Ticket Cost See website
SAVE, STAY AND PLAY SAFE!

MARCH BREAK IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO

Looking for a mini staycation, extended trip or just something to do with the kids this March Break? Chelsea Hotel, Toronto provides guests with a safe, family-fun getaway in the heart of downtown Toronto. Exclusive Attraction Discounts. 130-ft Corkscrew Waterslide.

 

CN TOWER

Website https://cntower.ca
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: Open daily 9 am – 10 pm.
Ticket Cost Adult (14-64)      $40

Senior (65+)        $27

Youth (6-13)       $27

Child (3-5)           $14

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Check out our limited time Family Pass. Available for purchase online only. Change your view and brave EdgeWalk this March Break. Dates available between March 12 and 20. Create March Break memories at 360 Restaurant and save. For a limited time, meals ordered from the children’s menu (12 and under) are 50% off, when you dine at 360 between 4 and 6 p.m. Restrictions apply. Reserve now

 

DUNDURN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE (HAMILTON CIVIC MUSEUMS) Wizarding Workshop

Website https://hamilton.ca/museums

March Break Page

Hours of Operation: March 14 to 18, 2022 from 10 am to 2:30 pm daily
Ticket Cost Free, all adult and children require a timed tickets. Pre-registration is required for timed tickets.
Hamilton Children’s Museum is hosting a Wizarding Week Workshop during March Break at Dundurn National Historic Site. Join us for some spell binding fun from Monday March 14 to Friday March 18,2022. Please be advised that turning other participants into toads is not allowed! Parental supervision is required during workshop sessions.

 

GLOWZONE 360, Mississauga & Brampton

Website https://glowzone360.com
Hours of Operation: ** MARCH BREAK HOURS ** Daily 10am – 12:30am
Ticket Cost General (13 & Up): Mini Golf $10.99, Laser Tag $8.99

Youth (12 & Under): Mini Golf: $8.99, Laser Tag $8.99

Seniors (55+): Mini Golf: $8.99, Laser Tag: $8.99

In a world of screens and sedentary, solitary entertainment, GlowZone 360 Active Entertainment provides an opportunity for guests to get out and reconnect with each other while immersing themselves in our incredible black-light environment.

 

HAUNTED WALK (Toronto)

Website https://hauntedwalk.com/
Hours of Operation: Check website for details
Ticket Cost Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
Don’t let the KIDS become restless spirits this MARCH BREAK. Get the family out of the house on a HAUNTED WALK! Tours nightly.

 

HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

Website Https://Hhof.com
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: Open daily 10am – 4pm
Ticket Cost General Admission (14yrs – 64 yrs)            $25.00

Youth (4yrs – 13yrs)         $15.00

Senior (65yrs+)   $20.00

Children (3yrs and under)             FREE

Spread across 65,000 square feet, the Hockey Hall of Fame offers something for the entire family: the world’s finest collection of hockey artifacts; theatres; interactive games; a replica NHL dressing room; and NHL trophies including, best of all, the coveted Stanley Cup. Check out the March Break Page for special offers!

 

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE TORONTO

Website https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.com/toronto/
Hours of Operation: Open Sunday – Saturday from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Ticket Cost $26.99

Children 2 & Under Are Free

Adults (+18) will not be permitted without a child. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult (+18).

At LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, colour and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. With features including landmarks made from nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks in the MINILAND® attraction to fun and exciting LEGO themed rides like Kingdom Quest. Then watch as your favourite LEGO characters come to life in the 4D Cinema. Get hands-on with the millions of LEGO bricks in themed build & play areas where kids’ imaginations can run wild with the endless possibilities that LEGO play offers.

 

LITTLE CANADA

Website Https://Little-canada.ca

March Break Page

Hours of Operation: March Break Special Hours | Open 10 am – 6 pm all week!
Ticket Cost (These are for timed tickets)
Adult 13—64 yrs: $29.00 +HSTStudent: $25.00 +HSTSenior 65+: $25.00 +HSTChild 4—12 yrs: $19.00+HST***Children 3 and under are free.
Little Canada is offering unique workshops available for each day of March Break! Join in and learn unique skills that will guide you in creating beautiful miniature masterpieces. Learn how to build a miniature bedroom, make a personalized scene or decorate Little Canada’s mascot, Maurice the Moose. Make sure to secure your spot as spaces are limited!

 

MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION ~ ART EXPLORERS CAMP

Website https://mcmichael.com/
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: From 9 am to 5 pm | In-person
Ticket Cost $402 General public; $342 McMichael members
This highly interactive full-day art camp will offer a unique opportunity to explore the McMichael’s exhibitions when they are closed to the public, discover new artists and artistic styles, and most importantly, experiment with various artmaking methods in a safe camp environment.

 

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT

Website https://www.medievaltimes.com/
Hours of Operation: March 11 to 20, 2022 — Various Hours
Ticket Cost $69.95 – $94.95

$69.95 — ADULTS

$47.95 — CHILDREN

***SAVE 15%: use code 15MT at check out

Enjoy a two hour show and a four-course feast while you witness the pageantry, magnificent horses, authentic jousting and the heart-pounding action of our authentic medieval tournament. The Queen awaits your presence at the Castle! See website for showtimes. Vegetarian, Halal, Kosher and all allergies accommodated with advance notice.

 

ONTARIO PLACE

Website https://ontarioplace.com

March Break Page

Hours of Operation: Community Bonfire & Concession – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Trillium Park & Ontario Place – 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Ticket Cost: Adult (14 – 64 years): $19.45

Senior (65 + years): $15.45

Children (3 – 13 years): $14.45

Staying in the city for March Break and looking for fun ways to spend an afternoon or evening? From March 12th – March 20th, you can enjoy a great selection of movies and explore the great outdoors! We have some great options for all ages:

• For movie lovers, we have a variety of IMAX and non-IMAX titles at Cinesphere with family friendly screenings every afternoon.
• Warm up at our Community Bonfire, hosted at the Cedar Cove North Fire Pit.
• Pick up some S’mores kits, hot chocolate or other tasty snacks at the concession in the West Commons.
• Reserve your own Fire Pit.
• Take a self-guided public art walking tour of Ontario Place presented by ArtworxTO.
• Enjoy the trails in Trillium Park.

 

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

Website https://ontariosciencecentre.ca
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 12 to 20

 

Ticket Cost Adult (18-64): $22
Youth (13-17 years) Student (with ID)+ Seniors (65+): $16
Child (3-12): $13
Make a trip to the Science Centre part of your March Break fun! We’re open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from March 12 – 20. Visit your favourite critters, enjoy our newest live demonstrations, catch one of our latest IMAX® films and much more.

Starting this week, you can visit at any time of day and are not limited to a specific entry time. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, either online or by phone, are selling quickly, so book today!

 

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM OF CANADA

Website https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/

March Break Page

Hours of Operation: MARCH BREAK HOURS: 10am to 9pm
March 12 @ 10:00 am – March 20 @ 9:00 pm
Ticket Cost Adult – $43
Youth (6-13) – $29
Child (3-5) – $12.50
Senior (65+) – $29
EXTENDED HOURS DURING MARCH BREAK!
The Aquarium will be open March 12–20 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Swim on by during our operating hours!
Please note, online reservations are required to help control crowds and practice physical distancing. We hope to sea you soon!

 

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, Burlington, ON

Website https://www.rbg.ca
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: Click Here
Ticket Cost Adult: $19.50
Student: $16.50
Senior: $16.50
Child age 4 to 12: $11.50
Take on the trails, gardens or exhibits during March break. The RBG has five gardens, 27 kilometres of trails and more. rbg.ca

Under the Canopy of the world’s major rainforests, meet some of the animals who call these places home, and find out how your life connects to rainforest ecosystems. This timed ticketed event continues to May 1 at the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W. Pre-registration required.

 

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

Website https://www.rom.on.ca/en

March Break Page

Hours of Operation: Open every day during March Break from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

 

Ticket Cost Adult: $23.00
Child: 4-14: $14.00
Senior 65+: $18.00
Student: $18.00
Youth: 15-19: $18.00
***Extra for special exhibitions
After two years of endless screentime, kids are hungry for adventure, and ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) has plenty of that. With an exciting March Break line up of exhibitions and fun activities scheduled from Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 20, there are lots for visitors of all ages to enjoy and discover. The Museum will be open every day during March Break from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

 

TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN – Free Story Time in the Garden

Website Https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: Thursday, March 17 – 10:30 to 11 a.m. – Our Home Garden
Friday, March 18 – 10:30 to 11 a.m. – Let’s Welcome Spring!
Ticket Cost FREE
Join us in the Weston Family Library this March Break for our Free Storytime in the Garden. Come and read with us as we talk, share stories, and play some games.
This program is best suited for ages 4 to 8 years old. A parent or caregiver must be present during the program.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 15 at 12 p.m.

 

TORONTO ZOO

Website Torontozoo.com
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: 9:30am to 6:00pm daily
*Last admission at 5:00pm
Ticket Cost Adults $22.20 + tax
Senior $17.35 + tax
Child $13.50 + tax
Parking $14
What better place to spend March Break than at your Toronto Zoo where you can discover over 4,000 animals while exploring over 10 km of walking trails and four tropical pavilions!

Join us as we continue to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with special appearances by our new tiger mascot, walk the Zoo to #SpotTheStripes browse our new Tiger Shop, and enjoy some special tiger-themed snacks, available for a limited time only.

 

 

TREEWALK VILLAGE, Stouffville & Hamilton

Website https://treetoptrekking.com/
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 9AM – 4PM
Ticket Cost Ages 3-17: $22|
Ages 18+: $10
2 and under or 65+: $0
Climb from tree house to tree house through 8 ft tall hammocks, nets, and wood bridges! Descend to the ground on slides, play on our treewee obstacle courses and other forest games! This is a 2 h activity, and although it is open to all ages, it is ideal for ages 3-7.

Spaces are very limited and the parks are booking full on most days so be sure to reserve ahead of time. Please be sure to book in for all children and adults, as their is an admission rate for adults as well.

MARCH BREAK OUTSIDE GREATER TORONTO AREA:

Eastern Ontario (Ottawa, Kingston):

EXPLORE CANADA’S NATIONAL MUSEUMS, Ottawa, ON

Website 1.     National Gallery of Canada: https://www.gallery.ca/

2.     Canadian Museum of Nature: http://www.nature.ca/en/home

3.     Canadian Museum of History: https://www.historymuseum.ca/

4.     Canadian War Museum: https://www.warmuseum.ca/visit/

5.     Canadian Aviation & Space Museum: https://ingeniumcanada.org/aviation/visit#page-top

6.     Canada Agriculture & Food Museum: https://ingeniumcanada.org/agriculture/visit#header

7.     Canada Science & Technology Museum: https://ingeniumcanada.org/scitech

8.      Diefenbunker Museum: https://diefenbunker.ca/en/

Hours of Operation: See website for details
Ticket Cost See website for details
The Ottawa area’s many museums offer rich and entertaining experiences all year round! With programming for all ages and fascinating special exhibits, you’re sure to find the right fit for you and your family. Here’s our handy guide to what you can expect at the many museums in Canada’s capital.

 

HAUNTED WALK (Ottawa & Kingston)

Website https://hauntedwalk.com/
Hours of Operation: Check website for details
Ticket Cost Adults $24.99, Youth (up to 14) $19.99
Don’t let the KIDS become restless spirits this MARCH BREAK. Get the family out of the house on a HAUNTED WALK! Tours nightly.

 

LITTLE RAYS NATURE CENTRE, Ottawa, ON

Website https://littlerays.org
Hours of Operation: 10am – 4pm
Ticket Cost Admission is $12.50 per person, children ages 2 and under are free.
Enjoy a hands-on and educational experience through encounters with bats, pythons, alligators, cobras, birds of prey and more at Little Ray’s Nature Centre. Private tours and even sloth encounters are available!


Georgian Bay/Muskoka:

MARCH BREAK GETAWAY @ HOCKLEY VALLEY RESORT, Mono, ON

Website Https://hockley.com
March Break Offer
Hours of Operation: 7 Days a week
Ticket Cost See booking for details
Kids stay and eat free when you spend March Break with us. Your stay incudes: accommodation, buffet breakfast, buffet dinner, evening s’mores and guided hike daily.

 

SCENIC CAVES, Collingwood, ON

Website https://sceniccaves.com/
Hours of Operation: March 11 to 15, 2019 9am-5pm (last admission 3:30pm)
Ticket Cost $18-$22 Day Trail Pass; children 7 and under free
Adults $22 / Youth $18 (rental packages also available at an additional cost)
Celebrate the final days of winter with outdoor adventures: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge, Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes, Scavenger Hunt + path of wooden sculptures, Children’s Adventure Playground, Warm-up Cabin, roast spider dogs + s’mores at the outdoor fire pit and more. Weather permitting

 

ZIG ZAG ESCAPE ROOMS, Huntsville, ON

Website https://zigzagescaperooms.ca/
Hours of Operation: See website
Ticket Cost Starts at $100 for 4
Our escape rooms have something for everyone.  Our family games have been specifically designed to engage all ages from 10 and up.  The games remain challenging but with a twist to ensure all can remain involved and enthusiastic throughout the adventure.

We welcome children over the age of 5, and all children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. We are family friendly there is no horror or ‘scary’ parts to any of our rooms.

 

Niagara Region:

BIRD KINGDOM, Niagara Falls, ON

Website https://birdkingdom.com
Hours of Operation: Starting Saturday, March 12th, 2022, repeats every day until Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ticket Cost Adult: $17.95
Child: $13.95
Spend March Break at Bird Kingdom and experience the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary; an exciting adventure that’s fun for all ages!

Discover hundreds of tropical birds as you explore the pathways throughout the multi-level rainforest. Meet friendly parrots and exotic animals at Bird Kingdom’s Animal Encounters. Explore the Night Jungle that is home to curious owls, bats and fascinating creatures. Lorikeet Landing provides an unforgettable experience where you may feed and interact with the playful lorikeet birds.

 

FALLSVIEW INDOOR WATERPARK, Niagara Falls, ON

Website https://fallsviewwaterpark.com
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: See site
Ticket Cost Water park General Admission: Priced from CAD $38.99
Warm up your March Break and enjoy endless family fun at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark!  The mid-winter break is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce that visitors from March 12-19 will be able to enjoy two new live adventures in addition to weatherproof waterfun.

 

NIAGARA PARKS, Niagara Falls, ON

Website https://niagaraparks.com
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: CLICK HERE TO VIEW
Ticket Cost CLICK HERE
Niagara Parks attractions are ready to welcome families for exciting and educational adventures this March Break! The Niagara Parks Power Station will play host to all-new Little Inventors half-day workshops, while all child admissions to the Butterfly Conservatory will include a complementary on-site activity book to enjoy as they explore the site.

 

Southwestern Ontario:

ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR, Windsor, ON

Website https://agw.ca
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sundays

11:00am – 5:00 pm

Ticket Cost Admission to the AGW is $10

FREE Admission:

·        AGW members

·        Children under 6

·        Treaty Card Indian Status and

·        Métis Card Holders

·        Support Workers with clients

Every year, there’s a worldwide creative competition where talented creatives face off in a battle of skills and, most importantly, the coveted title of Grand Master of the Arts. We were all set to enter, but our best artist is suddenly nowhere to be found! That’s why we’ve recruited you: a team of the best and brightest creatives that we could assemble. Will you leap all five creative hurdles and come away with the win as the Grand Masters of the Arts? We’re rooting for you!

 

REGION OF WATERLOO MUSEUMS

Website https://regionofwaterloomuseums.ca
March Break Page
Hours of Operation: 3 Museums, see site for details
Ticket Cost See site for details
Every day is a new adventure at the Waterloo Region Museums over March break. At the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, solve a mystery, learn wilderness survival skills, enjoy science experiments, learn about outer space, fossils and insects and enjoy some Irish culture on St. Patrick’s Day. The Schneider Haus National Historic Site has its feature exhibit UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite and Muslim Women’s Heads and Hearts, as well as daily activities including crafts, snow science, a scavenger hunt and a celebration of spring.

 

THEMUSEUM, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON

Website https://unzippedkw.ca/
Hours of Operation: Timed ticketing, see website
Ticket Cost Adult: $37.99
Child: 27.99
UNZIPPED continues at THEMUSEUM through March 27. This unique exhibit is making its exclusive Canadian appearance in Kitchener and takes you backstage with the Rolling Stones. Featuring 10,000 square feet of one-of-a-kind artifacts, this incredible exhibit showcases the art, fashion and performances of the World’s Greatest Rock Band.

 

Northern Ontario:

CANADIAN BUSHPLANE HERITAGE CENTRE, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Website https://bushplane.com

https://bushplane.com/education/childrens-centre/

Hours of Operation: Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Ticket Cost Adult: $15
Youth: $9
10% discount for groups of 10 or more. Call to inquire. Children 4 and under are free.
Kids have fun while learning in our newly renovated Children’s Flight Centre!

So you want to be a pilot? Learn how with flight simulators, arcade-style gaming consoles and interactive displays. Experience a real airplane cockpit for flights of imagination — what could be better?

Also, the Children’s Flight Centre is the location for children’s birthday parties. Available on Saturdays and Sundays in non-peak season, it’s a fun alternative to your average party!

The Flight Centre is the home of our Education Program for Grade 6 students. Panels take students through all branches of the curriculum, with interactive and hands-on exhibits along the way. Learn hands-on about the principles of flight.

Kids can experience the exciting stories in our Wildfires 3D theatre, explore an actual fire tower, sit in actual aircraft cockpit, report forest fires over a Ranger Radio and visit a 1940’s bush camp

 

DYNAMIC EARTH, Sudbury, ON

Website https://www.sciencenorth.ca/dynamic-earth
Hours of Operation: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
Ticket Cost Adult $15

Child $11

Senior & Youth $13

Dynamic Earth, home of the Big Nickel, is an immersive, hands-on science centre that features earth science and mining experiences. Complete with a guided underground tour, multimedia theatres, engaging exhibits, and an outdoor science park, this iconic space entertains visitors of all ages in an interactive and educational setting.

 

SCIENCE NORTH, Sudbury, ON

Website https://www.sciencenorth.ca/science-north
Hours of Operation: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
Ticket Cost Adult $20

Child $16

Senior & Youth $18

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the globe.

Science North maintains the second and eighth largest science centres in all of Canada and features an IMAX® with Laser theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and so much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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