Best Things to Do During Spring Break: April 10 to 18

Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is offering Free Spring Break activities.

The latest fun things families can do this coming Spring Break ... virtual events, and suggested activities!


Spring Break at Black Creek Pioneer Village

  • April 10 to 18, 2021
  • Online
  • $25+HST

Looking for safe and engaging experiences for your family this Spring Break? We’ve added extra dates for our virtual baking workshops and a brand-new family workshop: Maple Madness! Tap into the history of Maple Syrup, guess the use of mystery artifacts, and get a taste of the past as we mix a Maple Harvest Punch. More


Spring Break Activities in Brampton

  • April 10 to 18, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Smiles for spring break! Beginning April 10, enjoy a variety of FREE virtual programs led by City of Brampton instructors! More


Spring Break at Harbourfront

  • Daily starting April 12, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

School Visits brings you online arts content to keep you, your family and the community engaged. Artist educators take you through a step-by-step process you can pause or rewind to get your creations just right and provide that spark to get you thinking, dancing and acting out! More


Prologue's Spring Arts Break

  • April 12, 13 and 14, 2021
  • Prologue Performing Arts
  • $PWYC

With performances by renowned Canadian artists, Britta B., Will's Jams, and Rukhsana Khan, there is something for everyone! Kick back, cut a rug, and curl up for these virtual performances, safely from the comfort of home. Take an arts break with Prologue! More


April Break - Spring Into Art with the AGO

  • April 12 to 16, 2021
  • AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) - Online
  • Free

You and your family are invited to spring into art this April Break! Join in the fun with five days of free, live virtual programming courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company and Vancouver Art Gallery. Mix artmaking with fun performances and revealing behind-the-scenes tours. More


Spring into SHOES at Bata Shoe Museum - Spring Break Fun!

  • April 12 to 16, 2021
  • Bata Shoe Museum - Online
  • Free

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! More


Free Spring Break Virtual Arts Programs

  • April 12 to 16, 2021
  • City of Mississauga - Online (open to all)
  • Free

Children 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. Open to all regions. More


Free Spring Break Virtual Programs from Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

  • April 12 to 16, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Join us every day during April Break for live crafts, trivia, and shows from some of your favourite exhibits in the Aquarium! More


Kids Corner Live @ The Legislative Assembly of Ontario

  • April 12 to 16, 2021
  • ONLINE
  • Free

Virtually explore Ontario's Legislative Building during this 60-minute program. Learn how provincial parliament works, see where laws are passed for the province of Ontario, participate in a debate, games and much more! More


Toronto International Festival of Authors Spring Break Family Activities

  • April 12 to 30, 2021
  • ONLINE
  • Free

A Week of Virtual Adventures and Delightful Books for the Whole Family Awaits You! With COVID 19 restrictions in effect across many regions, TIFA is offering families several FREE ways to enjoy a spring break from home. More


Toronto Zoo Daily Activities

  • April 12 to 30, 2021
  • ONLINE
  • Free

Visit the Toronto Zoo event page for daily activities that will be posted, to keep kids connected with zoo animals. These virtual events take place at 1pm. More


Spring Break Madness with the McMichael

  • April 14 to 16, 2021 — all day
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Free

Go wild this Spring Break! Three interactive and engaging activities for kids and their families to enjoy this Spring Break! More


Emergency Climate Musical

  • Thursday, April 15th, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Online
  • $Pay-What-You-Can

James Gordon's environmental one-person show has been adapted to Zoom. Filled with original songs, compelling videos, images, stories, rants, laughter, tears, audience participation, and some concrete ways to move forward. More


Family Trivia Night Presented by Ontario Science Centre

  • Friday, April 16th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Get ready to flaunt your facts during our very first virtual Family Trivia Night. Join us for a 45-minute, all-ages trivia event covering a range of different science topics—from anatomy to zoology and everything in between. More


Gardening with Kids by Toronto Botanical Garden

  • Saturday, April 17th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Toronto Botanical Garden - ONLINE
  • $15.01 – 48.12

In this family friendly program, teen gardener Emma Biggs will let you in on the fun she's having in her own urban garden. Emma's passion for gardening has inspired her friends and neighbours to get growing and she'll show your family how easy it is to get in on the action too! More


 ONGOING


Visit Spring is Here! at Aga Khan Park

  • Daily until April 25, 2021
  • Aga Khan Park
  • Free

The Spring is Here! exhibition is a series of five installations with twenty colourful panels that show us where and how spring traditions came to be! From the Easter bunny to the Haft Seen table, to rabbits and tulips, each panel will leave you curious to learn more! More


Canada’s Wonderland Trivia Nights

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - Last session!
  • Canada's Wonderland - ONLINE
  • Free

Canada's Wonderland turns 40 this year! While we're all at home this winter, we thought we'd have a little virtual fun to celebrate. We’re inviting you to join us via Zoom for an amazing night of trivia each week. Question themes will take inspiration from the last four decades of park history, general pop culture, music and more! We’ll have giveaways and a chance to win prizes for top scores! More


Toronto Zoo Life Brizi Cam including LIVE Q+A Chats

  • Daily until May 29, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

ZooLife Field Trips and Zookeeper Talks featured daily! Check out the schedule online to see what will be featured! More


Treetop Trekking is still Open for Spring Break

  • Open during Spring Break
  • 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. More


ACTIVITIES


Check our Spring Break FUN Guide for more Ideas

We still 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! More


Share Your Art with Pillars of Change!

This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Once you’ve personalized your Pillars of Change artwork, or made your own, share your creations with us for the chance to see them displayed in large-scale formats such as digital billboards in busy Toronto locations. Go to the PARTICIPATE page to learn how you can download free customizable artwork, and how to create your own. More


Make Birdhouses with the Kids

This low-cost project will keep them busy while giving back. Adding a bird feeder to your backyard is also a great way for kids to connect with nature and start a new birdwatching hobby to fill days ahead. More


Spring Bingo at Downsview Park

Download the Spring Bingo sheet and visit Downsview Park to participate in a fun challenge for people of all ages! Look for clues of spring’s arrival. Can you get a row? Challenge yourself and fill up the whole card! More


AGO Activities for Families

The AGO’s monthly series of downloadable colouring cards, each one a line drawing inspired by an artwork in the AGO Collection, resumes this April with a new DIY masterpiece inspired by Anishinaabe artist Arthur Shilling’s Self Portrait (c.1972-1977). Download colouring cards in the series online. More


Watch Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! is a new comedy series created by and starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, inspired by his relationship with his daughter, Corinne. Coming to Netflix on April 14! More


Watch Arlo the Alligator Boy On Netflix

To find the father he never knew, optimistic Arlo leaves his swampy Southern home for New York City, making friends along the way. On Netflix starting April 16. More


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Spring Break Madness with the McMichael

Spring Break Madness with the McMichael on April 14 to 16. 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. More info

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