Free & Cheap Things To Do In March

Hoot and Howl Events at TRCA

Spring is almost here! Enjoy these fun things to do with your kids in March. We are transitioning out of lockdown, and it's still early... so check back for updates throughout the month. We'll add any new free events posted. 

The best Free or Cheap things to do with your family this month...


Canada’s Wonderland Trivia Nights

  • Every Thursday, until April 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
  • 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


Winter Wonderland at Laird House

  • March 1 to 31, 2021
  • Laird House
  • $By donation

Starting March 1st, Laird House is hosting a Winter Wonderland event for families with their children. Activities include: Skating, Tobogganing, Tubbing, Nature Walls, Snow Sculptors, Roasted Marshmallows, Nature Walks by the Credit River tributary, bond fires with marshmallows, Fun Family activities of parents' choice, and much more! Event cancelled due to lack of snowMore


Arctic Reading Circle Virtual Read Aloud

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays in March
  • Online
  • Free

A virtual space to allow children to enjoy listening to stories together and to develop a passion for reading, while alleviating off some of the pressures from parents who are working at home. Readings will be done through Zoom for children grades 1-4! More


Walks of Art at Celebration Square, Bradley Museum and Living Arts Centre

  • Daily until March 21, 2021
  • Various locations
  • Free

These snow boots were made for walking! Safely explore outdoor art and self-guided activities this winter as part of Walks of Art, presented by TD Canada. Explore animated sites in Downtown Mississauga and Bradley Museum with self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and fun games and challenges for all ages. More


UofT's TECL Live for Kids on Zoom! Free!

  • Mondays in March
  • Online
  • $Free

U of T's Toronto Early Cognition Lab will be hosting fun virtual circle times for kids (birth to 7) every Monday. All families with kids, ages 0 to 7, are welcome! Get your spot NOW! Free but registration is required. More


Winter Wonders Presented By TRCA Parks

  • Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Learn how wildlife survive chilly weather and how to recognize their tracks and signs. This presentation is intended for ages 6+ and their families. More


Live From Kenya - A visit with the Elephants at the Mpala Living Laboratory hosted by Fun With Music Together

  • Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

This semester, our Rhythm Kids are drumming and jamming along to rhythms inspired by elephants. On Wednesday, March 3, at 12:30 PM ET, we’re going on a virtual field trip to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat ... at the world-renowned Mpala Research Centre in Nanyuki, Kenya. More


Real Cinderella Storytime

  • Thursday, March 4th, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Alive Montessori & Private School (ONLINE)
  • Free

A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella. Anyone can watch, not just students of Alive Montessori. Call others you may know to join in on the fun – their parents might like a break as well! ONCE UPON A TIME a girl named Cinderella lived with her stepmother and two stepsisters... More


Museums of Mississauga Backyard Sugar Shack

  • Saturday, March 6th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Virtual Event
  • Free

Learn about the tools you'll need to tap your own maple trees and make your own maple syrup at home from your backyard trees! More


Celebrate Toronto

  • March 6 to April 6, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

Celebrate Toronto, will be honoring Toronto’s 187th Anniversary as a Virtual Festival. Let's ‘Rebuild, Reconnect, and Show Love’ for Toronto and our small businesses. Tune in to our live show featuring Toronto musicians, New Choir, Queen Pepper, and Queens Own Rifles, and our DJ Video Dance Party. More


Hoot and Howl Presented By TRCA Parks

  • Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Whoooo goes there? Join us to learn about owls and coyotes in the Greater Toronto area! Discover their unique calls and amazing nighttime adaptations. This program is intended for ages 6+ and their families. More


The Bounce Back

  • Thursday, March 11th, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Online Event
  • Free

Join Unity Charity virtually for the Bounce Back, a celebration of Hip Hop, community, & resilience that will raise funds for Unity's 'Hip Hop meets mental health' programs for youth. This is not your typical charity event – it is a unique opportunity to attend a dynamic, multi-disciplinary Hip Hop arts event AND support youth programs that develop resilience through positive outlets for stress, mentorship, and connection to peers and community. More


Museums of Mississauga: Easy Maple Treats

  • Saturday, March 13th, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
  • Virtual Event
  • Free

Learn how to make two easy maple treats at home: maple taffy and maple candy. Staff will demonstrate how to make maple taffy or candy at home on the stovetop. More


Luminosity

  • March 13 to April 11, 2021
  • The Beach Neighbourhood - Queen Street East.
  • Free

Luminosity is a COVID safe, outdoor public art exhibition that will take place between March 13 to April 11, 2021. Luminosity will feature a diverse range of light art installations along Queen Street East. The installations will transform familiar spaces into unique works of urban art and will welcome Torontonians to explore their city. More


Power Kids - Family Day: Slow Down Sunday

  • Sunday, March 14th, 2021 @ 9:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

In the exhibition World Discovered Under Other Skies, Manuel Mathieu’s paintings reflect on Haiti, his birthplace, which has a grim history but is striving for a more peaceful future. In this workshop, guest-facilitator Dianne Cassar will guide families through a series of mindfulness and meditation exercises to inspire calm reflection. More


Museums of Mississauga: Urban Wildlife in Mississauga

  • Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
  • Virtual Event
  • Free

Join Mississauga Animal Services to learn more about the various wildlife species that make Mississauga home. Separate fact from fiction as we discuss the controversial coyote and frisky fox, and discover some fascinating facts about nocturnal creatures like bats, beavers, owls, skunks and raccoons. More


Create a Bird Habitat Presented By TRCA Parks

  • Thursday, March 18th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

Did you know chickadees need a cavity, like a hollow tree, to nest? Learn about cavity nesting birds and how you can support them in your backyard and neighbourhood. This program is intended for ages 6+ and their families. More


Hoot and Howl Presented By TRCA Parks

  • Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Whoooo goes there? Join us to learn about owls and coyotes in the Greater Toronto area! Discover their unique calls and amazing nighttime adaptations. This program is intended for ages 6+ and their families. More


Toronto Pearson Airport's Explorers Club - Free Virtual Camp For Kids

  • Thursday, March 25th, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
  • Online
  • Free

With the school year in full swing, your kids can also learn many cool things about the airport from home. Sessions will be jam-packed with fun activities, trivia, behind-the-scenes looks at the airport. Thursday, March 25 is all about The History of Flying. More


Power Kids - PK Comics: Cultivating Heroes

  • Sunday, March 28th, 2021 @ 9:00 am
  • Online
  • Free

In this art-making activity, we will use watercolour paint and ink to create a comic book cover to illustrate a hero based on people in our lives—or from our imagination! More


Bird Sounds - Understand Your Feathered Neighbours Presented By TRCA Parks

  • Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Online
  • Free

Listen to the sounds of spring! Join us for an interactive presentation about how birds communicate. Enjoy interesting bird songs, calls and more, and learn some tips to remember them! This program is intended for ages 6+ and their families. More


Science at Home with the Ontario Science Centre

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

From DIY experiments to science activities to educational resources, the OSC has you covered. Explore the science around you. Whether you’re in the kitchen or the backyard, there are lots of opportunities to ask questions, make observations and test theories. More


Bata Shoe Museum Colouring Sheets

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Download BSM Colour The World at Your Feet colouring sheets and share your creations online with the museum! More


Learn and Make with the AGO

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Discover art making and learning activities curated for young families that are inspired by artworks in the AGO collection. Find the activity that suits your style and interest. Some are fun to do together or on one's own; others offer a means to enjoy colour and mark making at one's own skill level; and others will provide new insights into familiar and less familiar work themed to children and families. More


Visit Ripley's Aquarium Virtually

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Take a peek and see what fascinating fish are up to from home! Ripley's has four live cameras set up so you can get a little bit of the aquarium experience, wherever you are! More


CN Tower At-Home Activities

  • Ongoing
  • Online
  • Free

Looking for fun activities to do at home? The CN Tower has added some great colouring sheets from their 114 Stories X 114 Storeys exhibit in collaboration with the Toronto Public Library, some fun engineering activities from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, a scavenger hunt, some trivia questions and a Tower building challenge. More


Go on Virtual Rides at Canada's Wonderland

If you’re self-isolating or stuck with the kids at home and looking for something exciting to do, Canada's Wonderland is offering up virtual rides to bring the amusement park to you with their online ride videos! More


Check back throughout the month. This page will be updated as new Free events are posted. You can also check the Free Events page in our Calendar.


Post Sponsored by City of Mississauga

Explore animated sites in Downtown Mississauga and Bradley Museum with self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and fun games and challenges for all ages. This free event takes place until March 21. More info

Free & Cheap Things To Do In March

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