March Break Guide 2013
Toronto4Kids is pleased to bring you the most comprehensive guide to March Break 2013! We're making March Break planning super easy for parents this year! Just browse through our guide to find everything you need to keep your kids busy and entertained over the spring break. Check back often as we are updating this page daily!
MARCH BREAK SPECIAL EVENTS
The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters
The Musical brings everyone’s favourite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids and their parents will treasure for many years to come. At the Living Arts Centre. March 12 and 13, 2013.
Tickets: Adult: $20, Child $15, Child 12 & under (HST included).
Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After
Mickey and Minnie have searched the globe for the hippest and hottest acts to perform in the most sensational talent showcase to rock the ice at Rogers Centre. Featuring Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and Merida from Disney Pixar's BRAVE in her ice debut. March 13 to 17, 2013.
Tickets: $36 - $75
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES – Zoinks! Mystery-solving chills and thrills live on stage with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the entire Mystery Inc. gang! Four Performances, March 15 – 16, 2013 at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.
Tickets as low as $28
The Cat Came Back BY Fred Penner
Fantastical feline fun, first-rate performances and rockin' music make this a show you and your children won’t want to miss! At Young People's Theatre.
March 11-14 @ 11AM & 2PM and March 15 @ 2PM | Sat. March 16 @ 2PM.
Tickets $10 - $20
Potted Potter at Living Arts Centre
Playing to sold out houses all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. March 12 to 14. Tickets: $31 - $46.
Comic Book Heroes at TIFF
From spandex-clad superheroes to square-jawed cops & cowlicked kid reporters, TIFF’s Comic Book Heroes series celebrates those figures heroic enough to fight crime & injustice, and do it while wearing colourful tights. From March 9 -24, this family-focused March Break matinee series looks at some of the best comic book cinema adaptations.
MARCH BREAK CAMP ACTIVITIES
Pawsitively Pets March Break Camp
Through exciting and educational camp activities, campers will learn to understand, enjoy, and value the relationship between people and companion animals. Camp is available in 2-day, 3-day, and full week sessions. 1/2 day programs are available for 3-5 year olds. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website. Leaside Location.
March Break Theme Camp at Alpha's Discovery Club
Theme Days (Jungle, Dinosaur, Princess-pirate, Wizard, Circus), Academic Workshop, Drama Workshop, Arts and Crafts Workshop, Sports Workshop, Cooperative Games. Class size is limited to 10 children per camp leader. Groups 3-5 yrs and 6-9 yrs. 2 locations in Mississauga. March 11 to 22. Cost: See website.
March Break Nature Camp at Humber Arboretum
Make this March Break worthwhile giving your child the opportunity to develop a lasting appreciation for the natural environment. Daily programs geared to groups 5 to 13 years. Snowshoeing, Tobogganing, Chickadee feeding, Forest Exploration, Orienteering, Arts & Crafts, Maple Syrup Harvesting & more. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
March Break Camp at Improv Your Acting
Do you have a 7 - 11 year old in your life that loves the camera, doesn't stay off the stage, or is constantly hamming it up for relatives? Then send them to IYA! The camp runs March 11 to 15. The March Break Camp is a fun week-long exploration into the world of improv & acting, and team-building! Cost: See website.
WHIMZ Live Animal March Break Programs
A hands-on, interactive fun, safe, and very educational program will focus on how animals relate to the Earth, our daily lives, and our environment. Kids will meet 8 different animals each half day and during full days 14+ animals! March 11 to 15. Cost: See website. At Northlea United Church (Bayview & Laird) in Toronto.
March Break Fun at Dagmar Ski Resort
Enjoy a memorable family skiing experience this March Break by signing up for our 4 day Camp. Mom or dad should not miss out on the action. Get the 4 day Parent VIP Pass which gives you a full day lift ticket for the same day that your kids are in the camp. A family fun experience for everyone! March 11 to 14. Cost: See website.
March Break Camps at Gymalaya
Gymalaya Vaughan is happy to offer our famous fun-filled gymnastics March Break Camp from March 11 to 15. No need to commit for a full week. Register for as many days as you wish. Camp activities include gymnastics, games, dance, arts and crafts, story time, friends and much more fun! Cost: See website.
March Break Camps at City of Toronto Historic Sites
PRE-REGISTER for March Break day camps at City of Toronto Historic Sites, featuring March Break Adventures A One-Day Camp at Gibson House, Cooking Capers: Time Travel at Montgomery's Inn, and March Break Pioneer Adventure Day Camp at scarborough Museum. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
AGO March Break Art Camp
Everything is Itty Bitty in this fun filled camp! Inspired by the playful and imaginative art of artist Kim Adams, we use found and recycled objects to construct miniature cities. Discover amazing teeny artworks in the AGO's collections and make terrifically, teensy artworks of your own. Join us for a week of fun and innovation! March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
March Break Camps at The Living Arts Centre
The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic venue where children can explore the wonders of visual and performing arts with practicing artists in professional studios. Camp programs are designed to provide fun, encouraging, creative and safe experiences for children ages 6 to 16! Join us for one-of-a-kind art experiences! March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
March Break Programs at Adventure Valley
A spectacular March Break program that allows campers to choose 5 of their favourite activities with specialties in chess, animation, cooking, martial arts, outdoor adventures, yoga, Bollywood dance, robotics, crafts, sports, and fashion! Bussing will be available to many areas of the GTA. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
Ace Approach March Break Activities
Planning for March Break just got easier! The ACE Approach is the best camp ever! Join Us for a Week of Fun. The ACE Approach nurtures self-awareness, problem-solving, and relationship skills through YOGA, MEDITATION, and ARTS-BASED ACTIVITIES. Location: Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) March 11-15. Cost: See website.
Talent Inc March Break 2013 Triple Threat Camp
The perfect week for a young performer who loves to act, sing, and dance. Age appropriate song selections will be chosen for ensemble and solo opportunities. Musical theatre history, vocal production, musicality, movement, and showmanship are part of this fun filled week. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website. 550 Queen Street E., Toronto.
March Break at TIFF Bell Lightbox
TIFF Bell Lightbox has great March Break camps & activities that will take participants into the world of filmmaking! Camps offered March 11 to 15: Superhero Mockumentary & Maker/Creator Camp (See website for rates). The last weekend of March Break is Bell Free Weekend, with free film screenings & activities. March 16 & 17. Courtesy of Bell.
Ontario Science Centre March Break Camps
Bring your kids to discover and explore at our Day Camps through hands-on science activities and exclusive access to the exhibit halls. Kids will have a thrilling, unforgettable, and educational experience with our knowledgeable and energetic Camp Counsellors. Theme is: Science of the High Seas. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
Mad Science March Break Camps
Mad Science of Toronto offers a large selection of March Break Programs at various locations. Mad Science Camps are designed to create an experience that is sure to impress your child. Mad Science of Toronto has been sparking imaginative learning in children everywhere for over 18 years! March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
Allegro Academy of Music and Art March Break Camp
Our March Break camp offers children the opportunity to develop their abilities while interacting with their peers and getting out of the house. Music Camp provides an excellent way for your child to extend his or her musical growth. March 11 to 15. Develop Your Musical Talent Over The Spring Break! Cost: See website.
March Break at Mess for Fun
March Break is a time for FUN! At Mess for Fun we provide five days of exciting activities for your child to keep busy and have fun during their time off from school. We are the fun and coolest place to be when school's out. We offer exciting and creative structured day for our campers. March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
March Break Camp at Young People's Theatre
Modeled on YPT’s long running Summer School, our March Break Drama Camp is a fun and focused learning environment. In this session, young people work and play with their unique capacity to make sense of a rapidly changing world though the arts. Plus, see a performance of The Cat Came Back! March 11 to 15. Cost: See website.
FAMILY FUN ATTRACTIONS
Cool Kicks! March Break Sneaker Fun at Bata Shoe Museum
On your mark, get set, go… on down to the Bata Shoe Museum this March Break for some fabulous sneaker fun! Tie dye a pair of shoe laces, embellish a high top sneaker key ring, decorate a sneaker-shaped cookie, try on cool sneakers, win fun prizes, and more! March 11 to 15. Cost: $8 per child (Adults $8).
March Break at the CN Tower
An adventure at every level! NEW Family Pass, EdgeWalk plus March Break Activities all week! Meet celebrated Children’s Author Helaine Becker, Origami with the Leung Brothers, Celebrate Engineering, Be Your Own Author!, WRECK-IT RALPH* is here in our arcade, and more! March 9 to 17. Cost: $99 Family Pass.
March Break: Signs of Spring at Evergreen Brick Works
Drop-in to the Valley for a chance to explore the signs of spring! Bring mom, dad, or your uncle or cousin, and fuel up with tasty treats and head out for a hike in the Weston Family Quarry Garden. Various activities will run throughout the day; meet at Chimney Court. March 11 to 15. Cost: Free or $5 sugggested donation.
March Break Drop-Ins at City of Toronto Historic Sites
Toronto Historic Sites are offering several drop-in programs over March Break. These hands-on activities provide enriching entertainment while allowing children to creatively explore Toronto's history. Programs include: Tours, crafts, cooking, fun activities & more. March 11 to 17. Cost: Varies per program. See website.
March Break at Horseshoe Resort
The Kids Korral at Horseshoe Resort is the ultimate in fun and adventure for kids. Our 600 acre playground partnered with great programming will be sure to keep your child entertained during March Break. Visit our website for details on family promotions during March Break. Kids will have fun and learn how to ski or snowboard. Cost: See website.
March Break at Fantasy Fair
March 11, see Barney, the popular purple dinosaur. Double your fun & upgrade your pass to the outdoor fair for only $7. Free shows: The Trevor Interactive Dance Show, Rob Testa's Magic Show or Johnny Toronto's Juggling & Unicycle Show. Bounce on Inflatables or meet the Easter Bunny starting March 14. March 9 to 17. Admission: See website.
Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break
View hockey’s first 3D film, Stanley’s Game Seven! Participate in activity stations and try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, video game hockey & more. Enter for a chance to take the Stanley Cup to your community! Access your March Break Family Value Coupon at HHOF.com. March 9 to 17. Cost: See website.
March Break Madness at McMichael Canadian Art Collection
What are your kids doing over March Break? The McMichael has a full slate of activities including: art camps, musical performances, drop-in activities, and much more! The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique and truly Canadian experience. Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15. Cost: See website.
March Break Fun at the Ontario Science Centre
Daily March Break activities: What’s The Matter? An explosive exploration of solids, liquids, and gases. Einstein Alive! Physics and the Theory of Relativity in such an entertaining and engaging fashion. Mathemagician, one of the world's fastest lightning calculators and Live Animal Presentations. March 9-17. Cost: Free with admission.
March Break Fun at Fallsview Waterpark
Get your Adventure City Passport to Fun at Fallsview Waterpark. Includes waterpark passes + four passes to following attractions. WERKS 4-D Movies, Wild Safari Mini Golf, MGM Great Movie Journey, Combat Bumper Cars, Tour Bus SWAT Team, Jungle Friends Funhouse. $300 in dining and attractions. Plus, kids eat free.
March Break at Playdium
For $30 + tax, get 220 credits. That's an extra $5 of FREE credits. Playdium is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical Family Entertainment Centre. The 40,000 sq ft indoor complex features more than 200 high-tech attractions, rides, and simulators. March 9-17.
Cost: Free with admission.
March Breat at Village at Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain Resort is ready to celebrate March Break with a mountain sized line-up of FREE family-focused activities. Blue Mountain has long been a popular March Break destination, but the resort has upped the ante this year with an exciting calendar of events and activities for every style, interest and budget.
MORE MARCH BREAK FUN & TIPS
Maple Syrup Festivals
Maple syrup season… our first glimpse of hope that Spring is just around the corner! From early March to mid-April, the maples respond to nature and the sap begins to flow. Ontario provides many opportunities to visit a Maple Syrup Festival or a Sugar Shack - with oodles of fun activities for kids. Here's a list of Festivals taking place in the GTA.
March Break on a Budget
Yes, you can enjoy a fun spring break without breaking the bank or having to do any extensive planning. Here are a few ideas that are both low-cost and low-effort. Be creative and think of more fun and memorable Spring Break ideas that don't cost a fortune. Take advantage of these few suggestions to get you rolling!
Surving March Break
You didn’t book a trip away. You didn’t book a camp. You have a week off. They are going to be home from school for an entire week. What are you going to do now? Here are parenting tips for surviving Spring Break with young kids, so you can endure this time with grace and humor! Here's an activity for every day!
To the Sugar Shack
A visit to the sugar shack is the ultimate experience in capturing the spring’s sweetness, and let’s not forget the fun family activities that come with it. A visit to a sugar shack will walk you through the process of maple extraction with tours of the sugar bush to see how maple sap is tapped from trees. Your Guide to Sugar Shacks in the Greater Toronto Area…
Want more March Break Listings? Check our March Break Calendar Listings to get the complete list of everything taking place during March Break in and around the city!