We can't head out of town for Spring Break and there's another emergency order in effect, so families in the GTA need to stay put. Thus begins the struggle with what to do with the kids! While activities are still limited in and around the city, there’s no excuse for kids to be bored over Spring Break... there are still plenty of things to do!
Check back! This guide will be updated as new activities are posted.
Here's to a Fun Spring Break!
Sign Up for a Spring Break Camp or Workshop
Kids' after-school and weekend program providers have worked hard to put together special Spring Break camps and will have a wide scope of activities to choose from. More importantly, many have designed Spring Break camps with hourly half day or full day classes ― giving parents just the break they need. You'll find programming in drama, cooking, indoor play activities, arts, crafts, sports, and more! Support these small local businesses! More
Spring Break Events
Check out these events that are scheduled during Spring Break. Many are being offered virtually, and there are lots of Free options this year. More
And, check out these Featured Events for more Spring Break Fun:
Spring into SHOES at Bata Shoe Museum - Spring Break Fun!
- April 12 to 16, 2021
- Bata Shoe Museum - Online
Join us for everything SHOES this April Break. From exploring new online exhibitions and making recycled crafts to playing Shoebox Bingo LIVE, listening to our Storytime Series and joining us for a virtual tour, there’s something new each day to keep you and your kids entertained!
Bradley Museum The Magic of Maple Tours - Cancelled
- Until April 18
- 1620 Orr Road, Mississauga
Book a guided tour of the Bradley Museum grounds for you and your family to explore the magic of maple syrup and learn about these facts and more! Our guides will lead you around the site explaining the science behind why and how we make maple syrup and more! Wait-list only.
Dinos and Friends - Cancelled
- Exhibition Place: 125 Princes’ Blvd
- April 2 to 18, 2021
Dinos and Friends is a socially distanced, fully contactless, drive-thru. Your tour brings you back to prehistoric times where you will view our herd of animatronic dinos displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving from the safety of their own vehicles as they drive their way through the tour. Baby dinosaurs greet guests and bring big smiles to explorers of all ages.
Looking Glass Virtual Escape Rooms
Looking for a fun activity for kids during Spring Break? Solve an escape room from the comfort of your own home. Connect with your friends online and from anywhere while playing one of our adventures. Choose from a list of games online. It is the next best thing to playing an escape room in person. See our availability and Book now to start planning your adventure.
City of Mississauga Free Spring Break Virtual Arts Workshops
- Visual Arts / Dance
Children ages 3-12 can learn how to draw, paint, dance and sculpt using materials and tools found at home for FREE this Spring Break! Prepare materials before each workshop, tune in online and follow the instructions of our arts educators. Register now!
Spring Break Madness with the McMichael
- McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Online
Three interactive and engaging activities for kids and their families to enjoy this Spring Break! Enjoy a Virtual Family Tour of Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth - sharing fascinating stories behind the art of Christi Belcourt. Be entertained by Storytelling Circle with Bonnie Marcus, a virtual, interactive adventure exploring the first signs of the changing seasons. And inviting all young artists and their families to unleash their imaginations with a Mixed Media Art Workshop. Free. Registration required. April 14 to 16.
Treetop Trekking is still Open for Spring Break
- Open during Spring Break (but check website for updates)
- 6 Ontario/GTA locations
- $Various - see website
Treetop Trekking will still be opening its parks as planned. Upon careful review of the recent lockdown announcement, the parks are still permitted to open as an Outdoor Recreational Amenity, with considerable safety restrictions in place, unless guidance changes. Please stay within your local region, and reserve spots well ahead. Check website in case of any closure announcements.
AT HOME ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Browse through our 'Crafts' section for lots of ideas! More
Cook with the Kids
Kids love to learn how to cook so get into the kitchen as a family and make fun kid-friendly recipes. Browse our 'Family Kitchen' section. More
Do Some Gardening
Enlist the help of your kids with these 10 easy garden projects. In the process, they'll learn how to grow and take care of plants. There are also crafts kids can make to pretty up the garden. More
Explore the World via heygo!
We can't travel right now but you can do so virtually. Find thrilling finds and amazing discoveries. Join a live-streamed tour and step into something new each day. You can sign up for Free to explore the world virtually! This live-streaming platform features local guides that share the places they know best with the hope that it can bring people around the world closer together. More
25+ Fun & Safe Activities For Kids To Welcome Spring
In April, we're still celebrating Spring! Check out our list of 25+ fun ways to usher in Spring safely. You'll find many more activities to keep the kids busy during the school break. More
Special Days Celebrated During the Break!
There's literally a day to celebrate everything and anything, and these are the quirky days taking place during Spring Break. You and your kids can join in on the fun...
April 12 is Grilled Cheese Day
To celebrate, here are 10 wacky and out-of-this-world grilled cheese recipes. More
April 13 is Scrabble Day
Play a round of this exciting word game (there's even a kid's edition.) Brush up on your vocabulary in a fun way.
April 14 is Dolphin Day
Celebrated every April 14, this day was created to raise awareness of the Dolphin Welfare and to create a better environment for them. Did you know that Dolphins are born tail-first? Learn more amazing facts about these amazing creatures with National Geographic Kids.
April 15 is World Art Day
Visit an art gallery virtually or make a special art project with the kids.
April 16 is Eggs Benedict Day
Celebrate by making a special breakfast for the family. If the kids want to jump in and make a treat for mom and dad, here's a Biscuit Eggs Benedict recipe they can easily make; courtesy of Food Network.
Remember, with a little planning and creativity, you can come up with a fun and interesting Spring Break experience for your entire family! Make sure you get out daily for fresh air and outdoor activities, close to home.