March Break Fuss- What do to??

Wondering what to do with kids this March Break?? There are many free events and activities in and around Toronto which will not break your bank. Keeping kids active and occupied isn’t an easy task for parents. March Break including 2 weekends will make it a long 9 day holiday period and then all you hear is, “What do I do??” I am getting bored”. Too much screen time isn’t good for them, neither for their eyes and nor for their brain and their entire body. At this age, they need to be active, as they say, “60 min per day, every day”.

Spring break is a great time to be with family and have fun times together. There are many paid activities and playgrounds in the area where you can accompany your kids but I’ve researched and came up with some free activities which can entertain you and your entire family.

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Here’s a list of you can consider doing with your kids this March Break:-

Bell Free Weekend: Family Screenings & Activities

March 14 – 20 at TIFF Bell Light box.

This March Break, don’t miss this rarest of opportunities to see some of Disney’s most beloved and influential animated classics on the big screen! The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, Tron and more!

 March Break at Ontario’s Legislative Building

March 16 – 20

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Free! (Registration Required). Families with children aged 6 – 10 are invited to explore the historic building through a scavenger hunt, dress-up in the traditional black robes worn by Parliament and enjoy some craft time.

Registration:
The March Break program at Ontario’s Legislative Building is free, although Pre-registration is required.
Call (416) 325-0061 to register, or e-mail tourbookings@ontla.ola.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
MARCH MADNESS EVENTS at Woodbine Shopping Center

Woodbine Shopping Center offers fun for the whole family dance, magic and reptile shows along with circus and many more activities will exhilarate you and your kids. For more details please visit their website.

http://www.fantasyfair.ca/events/

Milton Sports Center offers free Ice Skate sponsored by BMO

March 22nd 1:00-2:50 pm and 4:00-5:30pm

Town of Milton also offers various activities during March break, for more information visit

http://www.milton.ca/en/play/resources/drop-in_marchbreak.pdf

TERRA at Home Winter Market

Saturday, Mar 21, 2015

TERRA Greenhouses – 12800 Britannia Road Milton, ON, Canada

Description Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The TERRA Greenhouse’s Winter Market hosts over 50 local vendors who sell and promote locally produced food, food products and handcrafted items for the benefit of the community, local farmers and businesses. This location is wheelchair accessible. Service animals are permitted.

Fun Activities at Milton Mall

Milton Mall offers Science, food, Yoga, Space Craft and other crafts from 16-20 March from 10am- 12 noon

http://www.miltonmall.com/home/

TORONTO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Information Session

Monday March 23, 3pm – 5pm

Milton Sports Center, 605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Milton, ON L9T 6J5, Canada

Description Free information session for Milton residents and businesses. Representatives from the TORONTO2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, Ministry of Transportation, Integrated Security Unit and Town of Milton are holding this session to provide tips, tools, and information to help you get around during the Games. Cost: Free

Website: http://www.milton.ca Wheelchair accessible Wheelchair washroom and parking available.

Author Visit: John Lawrence Reynolds

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015

Milton Public Library, 1010 Main Street East, Milton, ON L9T 6H7, Canada

Description Award-winning author, John Lawrence Reynolds will visit Milton Public Library to talk about and read from his book Beach Strip – a mystery set in Hamilton, Ontario PLEASE REGISTER Please contact Kari Veno 05-875-2665 or via kari.veno@mpl.on.ca for further information. **FREE***

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Maple Syrup Festival at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Area
Did you know it takes 40 litres of maple sap to make one delicious litre of maple syrup? Or that the Sugar Maple has the sweetest sap of any maple tree? If you didn’t, Mountsberg Conservation Area can help. The sugar bush at Mountsberg’s Maple Town has been producing maple magic for more than 150 years and educating the public for over 30 years.

http://www.conservationhalton.ca/maple-town

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CBC Kids at Milton Mall

Kids can meet their favorite Canadian television stars during The Kids’ CBC mall tour. Jeremie Huckle, Sid from Kids’ Canada and Gi-Ant from What’s Your News? will be at Woodbine Shopping Center Tuesday at 500 Rexdale Blvd. in Etobicoke on March 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Milton Mall at 55 Ontario St. South, Milton on March 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Shoppers World Brampton at 499 Main St. South, Brampton on Friday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information go to www.kidscbc.ca

Movies at Empire Theatre North York

Empire theatres in North York and Richmond Hill and are offering $2 matinees during March Break. Check www.empiretheatres.com for movies and show times.

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Free Movies at Niagara Falls Public Library

Thursday, March 5, 2015 until Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Niagara Falls Public Library – Chippawa Branch 3763 Main Street (Chippawa)

Free feature length movies shown on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at the Chippawa Library. Bring your own refreshments. No registration. Showing this month: March 3 – The Homesman and March 17 – Grace of Monaco.

Box Office Tuesday @ your library website link

Tim Hotons is also offering March Break Camps and free Ice Skating during March Break in Greater Toronto Area, for more information visit their website, http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/social/free-skating.php

Alternatively, if you are one of the enthusiasts who love road trips and don’t mind driving a few miles, here are some options you could try:-

Washington DC celebrates Cherry Blossom festival on March 20, this is a celebration of Cherry Blossom tress which were gifted by Japan to the United States many years back.

Niagara Falls offers many packages and discounts over March Break.

For Ski, Snow tubing while the snow lasts, consider visiting Barrie, Blue Mountain, Glen Eden ( Halton Region) etc.

Blue Mountain offers a lot of activities for kids, Scenic Caves, Zip liners, Skiing, Snow tubing and is around 159Kms from Toronto. Day Trip to Blue Mountain can be worth but exhausting, consider spending a night to enjoy more.

If you don’t want a long drive and night stay but still looking to enjoy the winter sports, consider visiting Glen Eden in Halton Conservation for a much cheaper experience. It’s around 60Kms from Toronto and could worth a day trip.

Have a wonderful March Break!!!!!!

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