No March Break? No Problem!
With the sun shining and the scent of Spring in the air, it feels like camp is just around the corner! Typically, this time of year brings fun March Break plans that engage, entertain, and excite children and families. Although this year might look a little bit different, we want to help you enjoy some of the best activities and events that the city has to offer this month. Whether you prefer to stay indoors, get out and move, or go for a drive, there’s something for everyone. We encourage you to check out the links below and plan an exciting day for you and your family!
March is the last month that most outdoor skating rinks in the city will be open to visitors. If you haven’t already had the chance, now would be an excellent time to get out for a skate! The city recommends making a reservation online, which can be done up to 7 days in advance. Please note that change rooms and lockers are unavailable, and skaters must wear a mask or face covering at all times.
The DIY Science Fun offered by the Ontario Science Centre is sure to intrigue your curiosity and entice your creativity! With over 50 activities and videos to try out at home, you’ll be a citizen scientist in no time. Some of the experiments include making your own constellations, indoor seed starting, plant-based paint making, and making food such as ice cream, sourdough bread, toffee, and marshmallows! There are also some activities that will get you up and moving, all while participating in some friendly competition.
For one weekend only, Bloor-Yorkville’s Annual IceFest presents a trip around the world! From March 12-14, you can follow a self-guided, socially distanced ice sculpture trail around the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood to explore over 50 ice creations. We may not be able to travel this Spring Break, but you and your family can explore ice versions of some well-known landmarks, including the Egyptian Sphinx, the Sydney Opera House, and the Grand Palace of Bangkok.
Speaking of travelling, if you miss the destinations AND the journey, Pearson Airport has you covered! Satisfy your travel cravings with the Airport Explorers Club, where you can join in on free virtual camps to participate in activities, trivia, interviews with experts, and opportunities to win cool prizes. There are also several videos you can watch to learn about animals at the airport, crew members, the future of aviation, and more!
Finally, for any Jurassic Park fans, you can visit Markham Fairgrounds from March 12-28 to explore Dino Drive. This immersive experience features over 35 life-size dinosaurs that actually move and make noise! Along the ride, you can also listen to the Dino Drive radio station to learn more about how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago. At only $45/car, this adventure is sure to be a blast for the whole family.