Plenty to Do Over March Break!
While some families head out of town for the March Break holiday, it seems that many parents in the GTA plan to stay put or just can't take the week off. Thus begins the struggle with what to do with the kids! If you didn’t get a jump start on planning your March Break getaway three months ago and are staying in the city, there’s no excuse for kids to be bored over March Break... there’s plenty to do!
Sign Up for a March Break Camp
Working parents often scramble to work out childcare arrangements over March Break. Kids' after-school and weekend program providers will often put together special March Break camps and will have a wide scope of activities to choose from. More importantly, many companies design March Break camps with half day or full day classes. These include programming in drama, cooking, indoor play activities, arts, crafts, sports, and more! Extended childcare is most often an option so these places have you covered! Click here for a detailed list of March Break camps in Toronto and the GTA. Involve kids in making a decision - this is an opportunity for them to take some ownership of their time and interests!
Special Events held during March Break
Just have a few days here and there to enjoy some of what’s going on in the city? Check out the many events that are scheduled during March Break. There are new shows in town, as well as special programming and activities at major attractions and other kid-friendly venues. Click here for a complete listing of March Break events.
Be a Tourist in your Own City
Here’s an opportunity to visit and explore the sights in our great city, which draws thousands of tourists each year. We often don’t take advantage of things that are right in our own backyard! So grab your camera and set your sights on a great landmark, whether it be the Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, or a city museum. You’ll find that many of these venues have special March Break activities planned for kids. Here are our Top Picks for March Break fun!
'Tis the Season of Maple Syrup Festivals
Have a pancake breakfast at one of the local maple syrup festivals. Drop in at any of the sugar shacks, watch syrup being made, or even taste it! Maple syrup festivals are a sure sign of Spring and the season is just starting! Click here for a complete listing of maple syrup festivals.
Make Fun Shaped Pancakes
To celebrate maple syrup season, why not spend some time in the kitchen with your kids and whip up some yummy pancakes with fun shapes! Have fun in the kitchen with your child and start your March Break off right! Click here for easy tips to make these pancakes. Serve these wonderful fun shaped pancakes and make the morning extra-special with these 10 really cute recipes. Get recipes.
Spend a Day at the Library
A library is a great place to spend some time with kids and best of all, it's free! You’ll find that many libraries have special programming and events during March Break, such as story time, puppet shows, crafts, and even special entertainment. Call ahead to find out what’s happening at your local Library. And while the kids are having fun, here’s your chance to catch up on that latest magazine or book you haven’t had time to read!
So remember, with a little planning and creativity, you can come up with a fun and interesting March Break experience for your entire family!
Need more to plan your March Break? Click here to check out our 2014 March Break Guide!