March Break Guide 2015




Starting Saturday, March 14, students have nine days off for March Break (some may even be luckier with a PA Day on Friday, March 13). If you need to work during the week and are in need of child care, there are lots of enriching school break camps all over the GTA. But if you're lucky enough to have the time off, too, there's lots of Winter fun to be had.

Spend your staycation watching fabulous family theatre shows, or exploring cool museum exhibits. Enjoy seasonal sports in the city, like ice-skating and sledding, or take a day trip to a nearby skiing and snow tubing resort. Plus lots of museums run special family programs over March Break, where kids can enjoy a wide variety of hands-on activities. To help you make the most of the school recess, we've rounded up the top things to do with kids over March Break.

It's not too late to sign your children up for a March Break camp to keep them engaged over the hiatus.

March Break Camp at Amazing Adventures Playland  
2 Locations: Mississauga West and Burlington
Mississauga - 905-607-3861 / Burlington - 905-639-6544
www.amazingadventuresplayland.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Families know how an active and rewarding break is important for their kids. No wonder so many families choose our active camp programs! Our March Break camps are highly engaging, energizing and exciting for kids aged 4 to 10. Visit our website for more details. More info

March Break Camp at Art N' Smart Academy
35 West Pearce St., Unit 6, Richmond Hill
905-597-0898
www.artnsmart.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Let’s make this March break even better than ever! Art N Smart is proud and excited to be offering Art in Motion program in this March Break! Does your child love art AND dance? In this March Break, you can have both! This unique kids and teen program features half a day of art in the morning (drawing, painting, and sculpture) 5 days a week and half a day of dance in the afternoon (ballet, drama, creative dance, and yoga) 4 days a week (Monday thru Thursday) at our spacious, state-of-the-art classroom and open gym area. More info

March Break Camp at Avenue Road Arts School
460 Avenue Road, Toronto
416-961-1502
www.avenueroadartsschool.com
March 9 to 13 and 16 to 20, 2015

Avenue Road Arts School has a wonderful selection of week-long workshops for children and teens. There are two sessions, accommodating those in both private and public schools! This year's theme is 'Once Upon a Time.' Acting for film and TV, cartooning, mixed-media art, acrylic painting, clay, and more! More info

March Break Camp at The Chess Institute of Canada
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto
647-852-2428
www.chessinstitute.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Learn chess secrets used by world champions, strategy and tactics with the best instructors, tournaments, simuls, and chess clock action. Plus, there will be a variety of fun sports, martial arts action, drama and improv sessions, amazing arts and crafts, and many more surprises! After care is available until 4:30 pm for no extra cost! More info

Drop-In during March Break at Clay Room
279 Danforth Ave, Toronto
416-466-8474
www.theclayroom.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Let your child's imagination be sparked with us this March Break. Activities include Papier Mâche, pinch, coil and slab pottery, ceramic painting, fabric and paper fun, beading, jewelry craft, yarn activities, plus a variety of other mixed media. More info

March Break Camp at Dagmar Ski Resort
1220 Lake Ridge Road, Ashburn
905-649-2002
www.skidagmar.com
March 16 to 19, 2015

Enjoy a memorable family skiing experience this March Break by signing up for our 4 day March Break Camp running from March 16 to 19, 2015. Are you a mom or dad that does not want to miss out on the action. Get the 4 day Parent VIP Pass. This pass will give you a full day lift ticket for the same day that your children are in the camp. It is a family fun experience for everyone! More info

March Break Camp at Dune Kids
1 Promenade Circle, Thornhill
289-597-4602
www.dunekids.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Dune Kids is creative play centre with a world theme. Integrating art, play, learning, and culture in a unique space. MARCH BREAK CAMP - Off we go to Mexico! Join us for a week of creative fun and adventure as we journey to Mexico! Each day will feature an exciting art project followed by special activities at various locations within the Promenade. More info

Glama Gal March Break Camp
Various locations in the GTA
www.glamagalparty.com/camp
March 16 to 20, 2015

Shake off those Winter blues with our Beach Themed March Break Camp at all Glama Gal Locations! This years theme is our Official GG Beach Tour. Each day we will travel to popular Caribbean destinations. Pack your bags and some tan lotion. Don't forget we have locations in Vaughan, Ajax, Oakville, Newmarket, Toronto, and Markham. More info

GTA Photography March Break Camp
CSI Annex - 720 Bathurst St, Toronto
416-546-9089
www.gtaphotographyclasses.com
March 16 to 20, 2015

Learn a lifelong skill of photography and have a blast doing it! Teen Camp 1 teaches campers to use their cameras in full manual mode so that they can artistically and confidently capture the world around them. Daily outdoor excursions to many great Toronto locations encourage students to practice aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Creative photo activities allow campers to have fun expanding their imaginations. More info

Kidnetix March Break Camp
2 Locations: Yorkdale and Brampton
www.kidnetix.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Looking for a unique place for your kids to go during the March Break? Our full day program provides an excellent opportunity for fun, learning, and friendship in an exciting week long adventure. Every day is a different theme that consist of creative crafts, co-operative games, interactive workshops, educational activites, and sports. Subsidized opportunities available. More info

March Break Kamp at Kidz360 Active Learning Centre
3431 Dundas St. West, Toronto
647-351-9360
www.kidz360.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Looking for March Break camps in Toronto? Our "Kamps" offer the ultimate Kidz360 experience. Combining all the best parts of our various Kidz Programming including Kidz in Motion and Teambuilding 4 Kidz, "Kidz360 Kamp" is the ultimate experience in fun and learning. More info

March Break Camp at Mad Science
Multiple Locations in the GTA
416-630-5282
www.toronto.madscience.org
March 16 to 20, 2015

Mad Science has been sparking children’s imaginations with spectacular science for over 18 years! Mad Science Camps are designed to create an experience that is sure to impress your child. Our camps are fun, exciting, hands-on, and entertaining. Discover why Mad Science is one of the largest Day Camp providers in Canada! Join us for an unforgettable Mad Science experience. More info

March Break Camp at Mess For Fun
73 Alness Street, Unit #3, Toronto
416-736-7101
www.messforfun.com
March 16 to 20, 2015

Mess for Fun, an indoor playground and art studio, offers a fun filled action packed March Break camp for kids from 4 to 12. Mess For Fun March Break Camps are full of fun, arts, crafts, and physical activities that will ensure your kids have a great mix to keep their mind and energy levels focused to positivity. If your kids love arts, crafts, running around, and variety of activities then sign them up. We will ensure your child is not only having a great time in safe environment but as well have a fun tale to tell at the end of each day. More info

March Break Camp at My Artlab
66 Lewis Street, Toronto
416-736-7101
www.myartlab.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

My Artlab is all about playing and making art. Join us for March Break camp! Jungle Gyms and the sport of rock climbing will be inspiration for the week. Group and individual projects will keep the kids occupied as they create 3 dimensional work using a variety of materials. The kids will have the freedom to let their imagination run wild as they design fun climbing structures, gear, and environments and make their own climber figures. They will also have an opportunity to climb both indoor (on the rock climbing wall) and outdoors in the nearby park and make snow and ice creations. More info

March Break at Pawsitively Pets 
125 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, ON
416-901-4776
www.pawsitivelypetskidscamp.com
March 16 to 20, 2015

Pawsitively Pets encourages all children to explore their love of pets and animals. Working with animals is not only a great learning experience for children, it allows them to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of compassion and enhances their imagination. Programs for campers will be offered at our central location over the March Break. Programs include: Animal Care, Little Lambs, and Big Bunnies. More info

March Break Camp at Reptilia Zoo
2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
905-303-2516
www.reptilia.org
March 13 to 20, 2015
 

Plan ahead for your child’s March Break! Reptilia has a great March Break camp this year for your camper, ages 4 to 12. Reptilia offers a safe, exciting, and unforgettable March Break experience, where your camper can participate in science related activities and enjoy all kinds of Winter fun at the same time. Our 2015 March Break camp will feature a special Around the World theme! Each week day features a continental camp experience explored through crafts, games, and activities relating to the continent represented. More info

The Town of Richmond Hill March Break Programs
225 East Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill
905-771-8870
www.richmondhill.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015
 

Looking for something fun and exciting for your child to do during March Break? Richmond Hill offers a wide variety of programs for children ages 3 to 12. From arts and crafts to science and sports programs, there's something for everyone! Awesome programs for youth ages 12 to 18 are also available. Everyone can enjoy the many recreational swimming and skating opportunities in Richmond Hill. More info

Math + Robotics Camp at Spirit of Math
9325 Yonge Street, #24, Richmond Hill
905-884-6284
www.spiritofmath.com
March 16 to 20, 2015

March Break registration is open for Spirit of Math's new March Break program: Math + Robotics Camp. 2 sessions are offered. Grades 1 to 3: Graphing and Discovering Patterns by Spirit of Math Schools Inc. and Energized Robots by Logics Academy. Grades 4 to 6: The Golden Ratio and Contest Preparation by Spirit of Math Schools Inc. and Programming: Space Exploration Robots by Logics Academy. Click on the link to get more details! More info

Sportplay Multi-Sport Winter Holiday Camp
Various Locations in Toronto and Markham
416-465-7439
www.sportplay.ca
March 16 to 20, 2015

Each half-day of camp includes 4 periods and a snack break. Kids will participate in 2 periods of non-competitive multi-sport classes and 2 periods of a rotation of, LEGO®, Craft Play, Circle Play, and Music Play per half day. Kids will learn 8 different sports and develop gross motor and athletic skills during their week at camp. Want more detail? Visit our website! More info

Toronto Historic Sites March Break Camp
Various Locations in Toronto
www.toronto.ca/camps
March 16 to 20, 2015

This year, the Toronto Historic Sites will be offering March Break at the following locations: March Break Discovery Camp in High Park, Colborne Lodge, March Break Fun at Fort York, and Scarborough Museum March Break Camp. Visit our website for completed details, schedules, and rates. More info

Want to see some cool family theatre and shows this March Break? We've rounded up some of the best events taking place in Toronto and the GTA during the school break, which run from Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 22.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Randolph Theatre - 736 Bathurst St., Toronto
416-915-6747
www.lowerossingtontheatre.com
March 21 and 22, 2015

Step into the enchanted world of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr! Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice! The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. More info

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen
Rogers Centre - One Blue Jays Way, Toronto
1-855-985-5000
Click Here for Event Listing
March 18 to 22, 2015

Enter a fantastical Winter wonderland at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The Academy Award winning movie is LIVE and coming to Rogers Centre with dazzling special effects, astonishing skating, and inspiring songs including "Let It Go." March 18 to 22. More info

The Ice Queen - A Frosty Sing-Along Adventure
Lower Ossington Theatre - Mainstage
416-915-6747
www.lowerossingtontheatre.com
March 14 to 22, 2015

The Ice Queen, featuring all your favourite characters and songs in a LIVE and interactive sing-along celebration the whole family will enjoy! Includes a snow-filled performance of "Let It Go" plus other fun songs. Each ticket includes Meet and Greet with the characters after the show! More info

Sing-A-Long-A Grease
Living Arts Centre - 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga
905-306-6000
www.livingartscentre.ca
March 20, 2015

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars. The evening begins with your Sing-A-Long-A Grease host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free fun pack during the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. More info

Pinocchio at YPT
Young People's Theatre - 165 Front St. East, Toronto
416-862-2222
www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
March 14 to 21, 2015

Interweaving dance, puppetry, music, and illusion at breakneck speed, writer/director Hugo Bélanger whips up a show that’s as imaginative as Geppeto himself... and just as heartfelt as the kindly old woodcarver. Special March Break performances from March 14 to 21. More info

Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre
Living Arts Centre - 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga
905-306-6000
www.livingartscentre.ca
March 15, 2015

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre is a production featuring Gregory Popovich and his cast of jugglers, clowns, 15 house cats, 10 dogs, 4 geese, 8 white doves, and 2 parrots. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Gregory Popovich and his pets have been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, and as a finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent. March 15 at the Living Arts Centre. More info

Toronto Historic Museums Drop-Ins
Various Locations
www.toronto.ca/museum-events
March 14 to 22, 2015

Looking for an adventure in the City? You'll find lots of fun things to do and explore at Toronto's Historic Sites! For instance, during March Break, why not visit one of the City's historic sites for some family fun? More info

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Living Arts Centre - 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga
905-306-6000
www.livingartscentre.ca
March 22, 2015

Join internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions for a silly and unexpected take on Robin Hood and be prepared to unleash your imagination! At the Living Arts Centre on March 22. In a forest somewhere near you, there is a band of brothers seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines. Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forest, but one thing is for sure... no rogue is safe! More info

Hairspray
Randolph Theatre - 736 Bathurst St., Toronto
416-915-6747
www.lowerossingtontheatre.com
March 21 and 22, 2015

Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs! March 21 and 22 at the Randolph Theatre. More info

Be a tourist in your own city and drop in for some interactive fun at these city attractions during March Break. Many are offering special promotions and activities!

EPIC VIP Pass at Area 51 Laser Tag & Planet Play
2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
905-303-8393
www.planet-play.ca
March 13 to 22, 2015

Starting March 13, Area51 LaserTag – Planet Play will be selling our Epic VIP pass for 20 bucks + tax! What a steal! Included are unlimited LaserTag missions and all day access into Orion’s Playground. Which means you can venture through Area 51 LaserTag arena as many times as you want, and play as long as you want on our multi-level indoor playground! This pass even allows to in and our privileges for the whole day! So buckle up, get pumped, and experience what everyone is talking about! AREA51 Laser Tag has 14 different perks, 8 different game types! WE ARE! Heart Racing, Adrenaline Pumping, and NON-STOP ACTION! More info

Kings Court at Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
416-923-1171
www.casaloma.org
March 14 to 22, 2015

This March Break travel to a medieval fairytale castle and explore the King’s Court at Casa Loma! Have you ever wanted to be a knight?! A prince or princess? Discover your inner hero on an adventure that includes challenging gallant games, solving princely puzzles, interactive medieval theatre, making creative crafts, and more! Meet Cinderella and sing along to her favourite songs! Complete the Hero’s quest and receive your regal reward from the King’s Court! More info

March Break at the CN Tower
CN Tower - 301 Front Street West, Toronto
416-868-6937
www.cntower.ca
March 14 to 22, 2015

This March Break make the CN Tower your next big adventure. Explore the world’s #1 elevator ride, LookOut and Glass Floor observation levels, movie, EdgeWalk, plus March Break activities celebrating the TORONTO 2015 Games and National Engineering Month, and a chance to see the TORONTO 2015 Torch on display! The CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto’s must see. Meet you at the top! Check our website as events take place on specific dates. More info

March Break Special Dagmar Ski Resort
1220 Lake Ridge Road, Ashburn
905-649-2002
www.skidagmar.com
March 14 to 22, 2015

Discovery skiing and snow boarding at Dagmar Ski Resort. March Break Special Package: $48.67 + HST. Includes 4 hour lift ticket, 4 hour rental, and 1 hour group lesson. Available exclusively online! More info

March Break Savings at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
905-374-4444
www.fallsviewwaterpark.com
March 13 to April 12, 2015

Book a getaway for arrival March 13 to April 12 and receive over $300 in bonus attraction, dining, and entertainment passes for four! With 3 acres of family fun with 16 slides, a wave pool, 1000 gallon tipping bucket, Tiny Tot Splash Park, "Beach House" play area, arcade, and more. It's the place to be! More info

March Break at Fantasy Fair
500 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke
416-674-5200
www.fantasyfair.ca
March 13 to 22, 2015

This March Break, visit Fantasy Fair and experience the thrills of Ontario’s Largest Indoor Amusement Park! With over 12 full size rides and attractions, arcade games, a three-story play village, and more, your family will have a blast! MARCH MADNESS EVENTS include Trevor Interactive Dance Show, Circus Jonathan, Magic of WIJ, and a Reptile Show. More info

Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place, Toronto
416-360-7735
www.hhof.com
March 13 to 22, 2015

Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break! Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Revel in the world’s greatest collection of hockey artifacts and get hands-on access to the coveted Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids compliments of Esso. Access your March Break Family Value Coupon online! More info

March Break at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan
855-356-2150
www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca
March 15 to 22, 2015

March Break is a busy time of the year so LEGOLAND will be open with longer hours just for you! You MUST pre-purchase tickets online as walk up tickets are not guaranteed on busy days! Come join us for some family fun, rain or shine. We look forward to seeing everyone! More info

Destination Markham - March Break 2015
Markham Museum - 9350 Markham Rd., Markham
905-305-5970
www.makhammuseum.ca
March 14 to 21, 2015

Looking for some educational family fun during March Break? Take a journey through the Museum's many hands-on studios and interactive exhibitions including the: NEW Pottery Studio, Blacksmith Shop, Print Shop, Textile Studio, Canada: Day 1 exhibit. At each location explore our shared histories and technologies through the creation of your very own unique luggage tag that tells the story of your adventure at the Markham Museum. More info

March Break Savings at Medieval Times
10 Dufferin Street - Exhibition Place, Toronto
866-543-9637
www.medievaltimes.com/toronto
Until April 5, 2015

This Spring, buy one full-priced adult admission, and receive the second admission of equal or lesser value FREE at Medieval Times. Experience the excitement! Witness spectacular horsemanship, fierce swordplay, and majestic falconry while feasting on a 4 course feast. More info

March Break at Playdium
99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga
905-273-9000
www.playdium.com
March 16 to 20, 2015

Experience the ultimate interactive adventure at Playdium this March Break. For $31 (+tx), get 225 Credits. That's an extra $6.25 in 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. More info

March Break at Playtime Bowl
33 Samor Road, Toronto
416-787-4533
www.playtimebowl.com
March 13 to 20, 2015

School is out. Go bowling. Come to Playtime Bowl for March Break! Early Bird Special $9.99 Per Hour Per Lane 10AM-Noon. Cosmic Bowling Available in Back Alleys Lounge. Face Painter Available During Select Times. Food Combos Starting at $5. (**taxes and shoes not included, walk in special only, 1 hour maximum, not valid with any other offer, subject to availability, must be on lane before 11am). More info

March Break at the Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
416-586-8000
www.rom.on.ca
March 14 to 22, 2015

This March Break, blast off on a fantastic voyage with cutting-edge technologies and adventures in science, art and culture. It's all happening at the Royal Ontario Museum! All ages are welcome and programs are offer on a drop-in basis, daily from 11 AM - 4 PM. All programming is included with Museum admission and doors open at 10 AM. Take advantage of extended hours and discounted admission. From Saturday March 14 to Saturday March 21, the ROM will be open until 8:30 pm. Visit from 4:30 pm onward and get up to 45% off general admission to the Museum. CLICK HERE for complete details! More info

March Break boredom can easily set in so if you're looking for more activities to keep your family busy during March Break, check out this list of ideas! Note: To access these pages, open the titles in a 'new tab or browser' or hit your 'back' key to get back to the March Break Guide.

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Best Family Ski Slopes

Best Family Ski Slopes

Family ski resorts are full of fun perks like ski schools, a family après scene, and snow tubing.
Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

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Friendly Skies

Friendly Skies

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Kids on a Plane

Kids on a Plane

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Maple Sugaring Season is Here!

Maple Sugaring Season is Here!

Maple sugaring season is here! Tap trees, collect sap, and see syrup made over a wood-fired evaporator. Stick around for a maple syrup sample! Stop by these locations for tree tapping and syrup tasting.
March Break on a Budget

March Break on a Budget

Take advantage of the kids' full week off school to enjoy the warmer temperatures with your clan. We've rounded up some ideas to keep the little ones busy on March Break that won't cost a whole lot.
Snow Much Fun!

Snow Much Fun!

The ultimate list of ‘must-do’ Winter fun to warm up to the season's chill.

Surviving March Break

Surviving March Break

Families can enjoy March Break together; the key is to keep your kids engaged and entertained. With some activities on hand, you'll keep little ones busy and steer them clear of boredom.

The Best Snow Tubing Spots

The Best Snow Tubing Spots

Slide down a snow-slicked slope, then ride a carpet lift (like a moving sidewalk on the snow) back up to do it all over again. Tubing is fun stuff! Spots worth checking out in the GTA.