March Break is here, and while many families might be taking that long awaited holiday from the cold, others are taking a ‘stay-cation’ in the city. If you’re looking for some fun activities to do in Toronto to help keep your family entertained and intellectually engaged over March Break, look no further! Read below for some fun, educational activities happening around the city:
1- THE ROM is offering special March Break admission discounts and unique program offerings- this includes everything from a ‘Passport Around the World Global Adventure’ program (March 9th-17th) to special ‘Earth Rangers Animal Ambassadors’ shows!
2- THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE hosts many additional workshops and demonstrations throughout the week. Highlights include live animal demonstrations, electricity demos, and a “mathemagician” who will teach the audience tricks to do extreme mental math, including memorizing a 100-digit number, and figuring out the day of the week for anyone’s birthday!
3- POTTER POTTED: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE On stage at the Mississauga Living Theatre, this two-man show performed by BBC’s Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner takes on the challenge of condensing and performing the entire Harry Potter series of seven books in an hour-long stage parody. Great for any Harry Potter reader of any age -excellent for parents with a ‘Monty-Python’ sense of humour!
4- EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS hosts Saturday programs that emphasize creativity, hands-on play and discovery! Also, check out their March Break camp which ‘focuses on active, outdoor play to activate the body, engage the mind and foster [the] next generation of environmental stewards’.
5- TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES all over the city are offering story times, sing-alongs, crafts, and more for younger children and their families, and dance, art, deejaying, and games nights for teens.
6- TORONTO’S HERITAGE SITES have special events going on throughout the March break. Introduce your family to some local history!
7- BE CREATIVE:
- Give your child a budget to work with and let them choose from a list of activity options.
- Explore the cultural diversity of Toronto with your family by visiting places like Kensington Market or Chinatown.