Mega List of Ontario March Break Outings for Kids 2014 – Part 2

Big thanks to the folks at Ontario Tourism for sharing these March Break happenings from across the province. No matter where in Ontario you are, you now have no excuse for March Break boredom. 

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Fight the March Break Blues with one of these great Ontario Activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

     Event Name & Location

Date

Time

 Special Activities

Admission

Geocaching 101: From Clues to Coordinates

 

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Road

Ancaster

 

Tel: (905) 648-8144

Website: www.hamilton.ca/museums

 

March

11 – 15,

2014

 

11:00am

– 5:00pm

 

 

Come to Fieldcote and learn the basics of geocaching.

Dress for the weather, bring your own GPS device and be prepared to explore the great outdoors. Those without GPS devices will be given paper clues. While inside the museum visit our Bicentennial exhibit. Children’s activities include a drawing and story writing contest.

Adult: $3.50

Senior $3.00

Youth: $3.00

Child: $2.50

Family Pass $10

 

March Break Public Activities

 

Simcoe County Museum

1151 Highway 26 West

Barrie

 

Tel: (705) 728-3721

Website: :www.museum.simcoe.ca

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

 

 

Mon-Sat

9am – 4:30pm

 

Sunday

1pm -4:30pm

Along with our beautiful indoor galleries, the Simcoe County Museum is featuring Sport vs Science, an exhibit on loan from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science.  Drop in any day from Saturday, March 8 until Sunday, March 16 to enjoy March Break activities.

 

Adult: $6

Senior: $5

Student: $5

Child: $4

 

 

March Break at Blue

 

The Village at Blue Mountain

108 Jozo Weider Blvd

Blue Mountain

 

Website: www.bluemountainvillage.ca/marchbreak

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

Various Times

 

See website for full schedule of events

Family fun is endless including a Magic Show, Fireworks, Kids meal specials, Movies, Bird Shows, Interactive Drumming & more.

Plus – A concert series with four performances capped off with Fefe Dobson on Friday, March 14th at 4pm with opening act by Eleven Past One.

 

Free

BugFeast:Save the Planet, Eat a Bug!

 

Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory

2500 Kossuth Road

Cambridge

 

Tel: (519) 653-1234

Website: www.cambridgebutterfly.com

 

 

March

7 – 16,

2014

 

10:00am

– 5:00pm

Join us during March Break and put your taste buds to the test! Come sample real insects like ants, mealworms and crickets! We’ll tempt you with 3 bug-tastic food samples. Samples are FREE with paid admission. Are you brave enough to eat a bug?

Adult: $13.00

Youth: $11.58

Child: $6.78

Senior: $11.58

Child 2 & Under: Free

 

March Break Activities

 

Wellington County Museum & Archives

536 Wellington Road 18

Fergus

 

Tel: (519) 846-0916

Website: www.wcm.on.ca

 

 

March

10 – 14,

2014

 

 

1:00pm

4:00pm

2014 is the year of the Scottish “Homecoming”. In honour of this, we are hosting a week of afternoon activities all things Scottish.

Mon – Tartans & Tales, learn about the clans, customs, geneaology

Tues – Music & More Tales, traditional Harp music, traditional tales

Wed – Kitchen Ceilidh, foods and music of a Scottish kitchen party

Thur – Dancing & “Week Doggies”, traditional Scottish dancing & meet a wee Scottish doggie

Fri – Highlander Brain & Brawn, traditional games, sports & trivia

 

 

Admission by donation

Maple Madness

 

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

1641 Perth Road

Glenburnie

 

Tel: (513) 546-4228 Ext 221

Website: www.cataraquiregion.on.ca

 

March

8 – 16,

22 – 23

&

29 – 30,

2014

 

 

 

9:00am

4:00pm

March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.  Take a tractor–drawn wagon ride back to the sugar bush to see how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how it is make today.  Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup and buy some maple products to take home.  There are special activities on different days throughout the program such as puppet shows, First Nations displays, a bake sale and more.

Adults: $5.50

Children 12 & under: $3.00

Max. fee of $14.00 per vehicle

March Break Activities

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

900 Woodward Avenue

Hamilton

 

Tel: (905) 546-4797

Website: www.hamilton.ca/museums

 

 

 

March

10 – 15,

2014

 

12:00pm

4:00pm

Using recycled materials children will interact with and build a variety of musical instruments.

Child orientated activities and crafts suitable for ages six years and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adult: $7

Senior: $6

Youth: $6

Child: $5

Infant: Free

Family $20

March Break at Dundurn National Historic Site

 

Dundurn National Historic Site

610 York Blvd.

Hamilton

 

Tel: (905) 546-2872

Website: www.hamilton.ca/museums

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

 

 

 

12:00pm

4:00pm

Tour Dundurn Castle & discover what it was like to live & play above stairs and work and live as servants below stairs. Sample a variety of historic goodies made in the kitchen and explore the child-friendly craft area located in the Coach House. Visit the neighbouring Hamilton Military Museum for the exhibit “Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape”. Also take in the exhibit “Heart of War” exploring the impact of war on WWI soldiers & their families. The newly renovated military museum provides a self-guided experience with dress-up & hands-on activities.

Adult: $11.50

Senior: $9.50

Youth: $9.50

Child: $6.00

Infant: Free

Family $30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Break: Work and Play

 

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

41 Jackson St. West

Hamilton

 

Tel: (905) 546-2018

Website: www.hamilton.ca/museums

 

 

March

 8 – 16,

2014  

 

*closed on Monday

 

12:00pm

– 4:00pm

Take a break from school the old fashioned way! Put on an apron and try your hand at scrubbing on a washboard, rolling dough, mending or shopping or try outdoor games like egg and spoon or badminton, weather permitting. Bring some change for a treat.

Adult: $7

Senior: $6

Youth: $6

Child: $5

Infant: Free

Family $20

Wizard World

 

Careport Centre

270 Longwood South

Hamilton

 

Tel: (855) 585-WAND

Website: www.wizardworld.ca

 

 

 

March

10 – 15,

2014

 

 

10am

– 6pm

Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 20 rides and inflatables, a little tot’s area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and more!  Wizard World features two outstanding stage shows, Doo Doo the International Clown, The Ontario Falconry Center, Costumed characters and tasty snacks in the concession stand.

Admission

$8.75

All day ride pass

$25

Family Pack  $60

 (2 ride bracelets and 2 walk in tickets)

 

March Break Madness at Colasanti’s

 

Colasanti Tropical Gardens

1550 Road #3 East

Kingsville

 

Tel:  (519) 326-3287

Website: www.colasanti.com

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

 

 

 

 

8am

– 6pm

 

Let Colasanti’s show you our tropical cure for the March Break Blues. Our Zookeepers will be performing our famous Animals Encounter Shows daily throughout the week. Play a game in our indoor 18-hole mini golf course. Visit our petting farm, amusement rides, bounce town inflatable’s and the arcade.

Zoo shows 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30pm

 

All Day Access Pass: $13.99

 

Adult Ride Pass:

$10.99

March Break Madness

 

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Avenue

Kleinburg

 

Tel: (905) 893-1121

Website: www.mcmichael.com

 

 

 

March

12 – 14,

2014

 

 

10:00am –

4:00pm

Three days of family programming celebrating art, culture, and nature! Each day we will have a drop-in art station open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, a hike through the grounds and Humber Valley with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority at 12:00 pm, and a performance. Please wear appropriate clothing for messy art activities and muddy hills!

Wed  – Paddling Puppeteers

Thurs – Splash ‘n Boots

Fri – Muskoka Wildlife Centre

 

Adults: $15

Students: $12

Children Under 5: Free

Seniors: $12

Family: $30

Wheelers March Break Maple Festival

 

Wheelers Pancake House & Sugar Camp

1001 Highland Line

Lanark Highlands

 

Tel: (613) 278-2090

Website: www.wheelersmaple.com

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

 

9:00am 

– 3:00pm

Maple taffy-on-snow, pancake meals, snowshoeing, and self-guided tours of maple syrup production. 

Our restaurant and many displays are open all year long.  If you live in Ontario we are piloting a new Maple Store.

 

*we do  not accept debit cards or Mastercard, we do accept VISA

Museum: By Donation

 

Taffy $2.00

Little Ray’s Reptile  Zoo Swamp Thang-Creatures of the Swamp

 

Western Fairgrounds – Canada Building

316 Rectory St

London

 

Tel: (613) 822-8924

Website: http://raysreptiles.com

 

 

March

12 – 15,

2014

 

 

10:00am

– 5:00pm

This newest exhibit features some of the most feared swamp dwelling creatures, including a massive green anaconda, rats, tarantulas, Lady-Chomps-A-Lot the alligator, and much much more.  Don’t miss the special guest animals Julian and Milo, our 2 Madagascar ring tailed lemurs. This exhibit is highlighted by 30 live animal exhibits, family friendly staff, and incredible educational programs.  This 15,000 square foot exhibit is guaranteed to be the hit of the winter

 

 Adult: $10

Family of 4: $35

Additional Family Members:$8

March Break Drop in Program

 

Eldon House

481 Ridout St North

London

 

Tel: (519) 661-5169

Website: www.eldonhouse.ca

 

 

 

March 10,

12 & 14,

2014

 

 

12:00pm –

5:00pm

Take a tour of Eldon House and visit the Interpretive Center to participate in educational games, crafts and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

By donation

Butterfly Conservatory – Swamp Creatures Exhibit

 

2405 Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls

 

Tel: (905) 371-1710

Website: www.niagaraparks.com

 

 

Daily until May 11, 2014

 

 

9:00am 

– 5:00pm

Swamp Creatures features fascinating animals from the world’s wetlands. Discover incredible hands-on learning, fun and educational interpretation and of course incredible live

 

Adults & Children 13+ $13.50

 

Children 6-12 $8.80

March Break Fun @ the Museum

 

Niagara Falls History Museum

5810 Ferry St

Niagara Falls

 

Tel: (905) 358-5082

Website: www.niagarafallshistorymuseum.ca

 

March

11 – 14, 2014

 

10:00am – 5:00pm

 

Start the morning with a rocket launching BLAST at the Space Show (11am) then join us for bubbling potions and chemical reactions in the afternoon at the Fire & Ice Show (1pm)

Visit our portable planetarium and see a moon rock from NASA at 12pm, 12:30pm, 2pm and 2:30pm

Explore the museum and complete a scavenger hunt, then finish the day off with a movie at 3pm. Crafts all day long.

Adults (20+):

$5

Students: $4

Children under 6: free

Family: $15

(5 ppl max 5 adlts)

 

March Break Activities

 

Orillia Square Mall

1029 Brodie Drive

Orillia

 

Tel: (705) 325-2366

Web: www.orillia.ca/en

 

March

10 – 14,

2014

 

Screenings at

1:00pm

MONDAY – Reptilia 11AM & 1PM

TUESDAY – Simcoe County Museum 11AM-2PM

WEDNESDAY – Orillia Square Idol 11AM-2PM

THURSDAY – Magician Show 12PM & 1PM

FRIDAY – Facepainting & Glitter Tattoos 11AM-2PM

SATURDAY – Orillia Aero Modelers 10AM-3PM

Free

Fascinating March Break Activities

 

Canada Science and Technology Museum

1867 St. Laurent Blvd.

Ottawa

 

Tel: (613) 991-3044

Website:www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca

 

 

March

1 – 18,

2014

Tues-Sun &

Mar 3 &10, 2014

9:00am

5:00pm

Put your building skills to the test and keep things moving along. Make and test a catapult or take a challenge to construct a structure that can withstand the power of wind. Hear a quirky story, marvel at an incredible magic show, and much more. Join in the excitement and discover your inner-engineer.

Adults: $12

Student: $10

Senior: $10

Children: $3

Family: $30

A Monumental March Break

 

Battlefield House Museum & Park

77 King St. West

Stoney Creek

 

Tel: (905) 662-8458

Website: www.hamilton.ca/museums

 

March

10 – 14,

2014

 

12:00pm -4:00pm

Do you want to try something truly unique this March Break? See the past come to life. Visit Battlefield House Museum for fun and fascinating hands-on activities for the whole family.

Adult: $7

Senior: $6

Youth: $6

Child: $5

Infant: Free

Family $20

Sneaking Around: March Break Spy Fun at the BSM

 

Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor Street West

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 979-7799

Website: www.batashoemuseum.ca

 

 

March
8 – 16,

2014

 

 

Mon – Sat

 

10:00am –

4:00pm

 

Sun

 

12:00pm –

4:00pm

Use your spy skills to make your way to the Bata Shoe Museum this year for March Break! Kids will have the chance to sneak around the museum, with lots of spy-themed arts, crafts and activities! Make a secret agent ID card, get a cover ID and learn your spy mission! Then learn the skills you need in our Spy Class. Once you’re prepared for your spy adventure, dress up in secret disguises in the ‘Top Secret Hideout’ and then search for clues throughout the galleries to complete your mission.

 

Adult: $8.00

Child: $8.00

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Golden Egg!

 

Black Creek Pioneer Village

1000 Murray Ross Parkway

Toronto

Tel: (416) 736-1733

Website: www.blackcreek.ca

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

Weekdays

10:00am –

4:30pm

 

Weekends

11:00am – 4:30pm

There is a mystery stirring! The Harness Maker’s precious golden egg is missing! Help Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve this mystery by finding clues throughout the Village. With activities in every building you will use your detective skills such as disguise, observation, logic, clues, deduction and secret codes.

Adults: $15.00

Children: $11.00

(Ages 5 – 15)

Students (15+):$14

 

 

War of 1812 March Break

 

Fork York National Historic Site

250 Fort York Blvd

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 392-6907

www.toronto.ca/culture/camps.htm

 

 

March

10 – 14, 2014

 

10:00am –

3:00pm

Families can learn about Fort York and the War of 1812 through colourful exhibits, costumed education staff, tours and 1812-related activities. Children can dress up, try cooking in the kitchen, practice musket and sword drills like an 1812 soldier or learn about music from the War of 1812. There are lots of timed and ongoing activities to make this a fun and educational day for the whole family

Adult: $9

Child: $4.25

Senior & Youth: $5.50

Child 3 & Under:

Free

Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break

Hockey Hall of Fame

30 Yonge St

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 360-7765

Website: www.hhof.com

 

March

7 – 17,

2014

Mon–Sat

9:30am –

6pm

 

Sun

10am – 6pm

Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, and video game hockey. View hockey’s first 3D film and get hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids compliments of Esso.

 

Adults: $17.50

Kids (4-13): $11.00

Seniors $13.00

**see website for printable Family Value Coupon

Passport To The World

 

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen’s Park

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 586-8000

Website: www.rom.on.ca

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

Family

Activities

11am – 4pm

 

ROM Hours

Daily

10am-5:30pm

Fri

10am-8:30pm

Two ways to enjoy March Break at the ROM

1) Come to the ROM this March Break, where family fun and learning are on the ticket: bring the kids and head on a global adventure, stamping your Passport as you go! The ROM has brought out tons of cool things just for March Break: explore hands-on artifacts and specimens from behind the scenes and engage with ROM staff like never before.

2) Save with discounted admission from 4:30 onward

March 8 – 16, 2014

Adults: $15.00

Seniors: $13.50

Students: $13.50

Children: $12.00

(Ages 4–14)

3 & Under: Free

March Break Goes Wild

 

Toronto Zoo

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 392-5929

Website: www.torontozoo.com

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

Event Hours

10am-4pm

Zoo March Break Hours

9:30am-6pm

Visit our new baby polar bear cub. Come and see first-hand what has made this adorable little cub a world-wide sensation. On hand for the fun will be our partner Parks Canada who will be heading up a special March Break Activity Centre where you can get one of four Species at Risk temporary tattoos, including the polar bear.Plus you can visit Toronto’s favourite giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, as they enjoy their first ever Canadian March Break.

 

Adult: $23

Senior: $18

Youth: $14

Child 2 & under: Free

March Break Drop-In for Families

 

Colborne Lodge in High Park

Colborne Lodge Drive

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 392-6916

Website: www.toronto.ca/culture/

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

 

12:30pm –

4:00pm

 

 

Drop in for a tour of the historic house and a children’s activity celebrating the 100th anniversary of a famous High Park landmark. Make it a day in High Park for you and your family! The Lodge is located close to both the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground and the High Park Zoo

Adult: $6.19

Seniors: $3.54

Youth: $3.54

Child: $2.65

March ‘Musements’

 

Mackenzie House

82 Bond Street

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 392-6915

Website: www.toronto.ca/culture/

 

 

March

8 – 16,

2014

 

Mon-Fri:

12:00pm-4:00pm

Sat-Sun:

12:00pm-5:00pm

Drop in for some Victorian fun!

 

Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen.

Adult: $6.19

Seniors: $3.54

Youth: $3.54

Child: $2.65

March Break Weekend Drop-In

 

Scarborough Museum

1007 Brimley Rd

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 338-8807

Website: www.toronto.ca/culture/

 

Sat & Sun

March 8-9 & 15-16,

2014

 

12:00pm -4:00pm

Check out family fun activities at Scarborough Museum!  Sample fresh baked treats, join in a scavenger hunt, and try out a simple craft.

Pay-what-you-wish

Dressing for Downton: Spadina Museum presents the Costumes of Downton Abbey

 

Spadina Museum (next door to Casa Loma)
285 Spadina Road

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 392-6910

Website:

https://spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com/

 

 

March 11 –

 April 13,

2014

 

12:00pm –

5:00pm

The exhibit features 20 costumes from the production, a selection of dresses and accessories from the City of Toronto collection of the same era and Downton Abbey-themed tours of the restored house. Create the perfect Downton experience by reserving a seat for Tea with your exhibit ticket. Tea is available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Seats are limited.

Weekdays: $25

Sat & Sun: $30

Cream Tea sitting:

$55

March Mania in the Valley

 

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site
67 Pottery Road, west of Broadview Ave

Toronto
Tel: (416) 396-2819

Website: www.toronto.ca/culture/

 

March

7 – 16,

2014

 

11:00am –

4:00pm

 

Drop in to explore our historic homes and sample tasty treats prepared on the open hearth. Learn about life in 19th-century Toronto. Create a unique take-home craft. Make sure you take a tour of our Wildflower Preserve during your visit.

Adults: $5.31

Senior & Youth: $3

Children $2

Wizard World

 

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

Toronto

 

Tel: (416) 585-WAND

Website: www.wizardworld.ca

 

 

March

9 – 16,

2014

 

 

10:00am –

6:00pm

Over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for the under 5 set, arts and crafts, animals, elephant rides and more!  Featuring 2 stage shows included in the price of admission): The Bowmanville Zoo presents Extreme Wild! and The Magic Family’s action packed family show.

Admission with Unlimited Ride Pass $25

 

Walk in only $10

Check website for other pricing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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