THINGS TO DO FOR MARCH BREAK & FAMILY DAY
By Natalie Friday, February 10, 2023
March break is an excellent time to take a break with the fam and have some bonding time. With Spring around the corner and the temperatures stating to rise, it’s the perfect time to enjoy many of the winter activities that Ontario has to offer. Many hotels offer amazing March Break Packages that include family-friendly activities, and most attractions have special programming running during this week. Whether you are planning a day or an overnight adventure we’ve compiled a list of things to keep you and your family busy this March Break plus they also double up as ideas for Family Day!
Bayview Wildwood in Muskoka offers the perfect family getaway with all-inclusive packages for both Family Day and March Break that include, lakeside accommodations, meals and unlimited family activities like cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, an indoor pool and more! If you want to plan a getaway or a staycation right in downtown Toronto, Hotel X has you covered with supervised childcare at their 3000sft play centre so parents can take a well-deserved break at the spa or enjoy a nice dinner before venturing out with their kids to the many attractions nearby like the Medieval Times. Pets are welcome so bring the whole fam and cuddle up in one of their multi bedroom suites all included in their Family Fun Packages. In Niagara, Falls Avenue Resort includes access to 3 acres of fun at the Falls view Indoor Waterpark. Their Hotel Waterpark Package includes first rate hotel accommodations and 4 two-day Waterpark Passes. Hotels include Sheraton Fallsview, Niagara Falls Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Skyline Hotel which feature direct indoor connections to the Waterpark, so you don’t even have to go outside!
In London you’ll find Canada’s biggest indoor adventure park. The Factory spans across 170,000 sq ft of family fun in the historic Kellogg’s Building. Choose from the ziplines, high ropes, trampoline park, warrior course, escape room, virtual reality, arcade & kids’ indoor playground. For the animal lovers, in Niagara get up close and personal with exotic birds in their natural habitat at Bird Kingdom, the world’s largest indoor free-flying aviary or book a tour at Kickin’ Back Alpaca Ranch in Grey County where you and your family can feed the alpacas treats and take tons of photos! Just east of Toronto, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park features a variety of wildlife, including lemurs, wolves and tigers. You can also stay overnight at the Safari Bed & Breakfast. Science North in Sudbury is kicking off a new Dinosaur exhibit starting Feb. 18th, featuring life-size dinosaur replicas with ultra-realistic movement and sounds and in Toronto the kids and adults alike can explore the wonders of science and innovation through exciting exhibitions at the Science Centre or sign your child up for their March Break Camp!
For a one stop shop of outdoor fun during March Break, Blue Mountain has a ton of activities for all ages from skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fat biking and mountain top skating. Watch Ontario’s top athletes throw down impressive tricks at the Big Air show held nightly Sunday, March 12th To Thursday, March 16th. Outdoor Adventures ATV provides a one of kind adventure to the outdoor enthusiast with a guided off roading ATV experience, safe for the whole family, kids 8 and up. No experience needed. They claim it’s like riding a roller coaster through the forest! Sign me up! Check out the Children’s Garden at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. This special place is specifically designed for families to engage in outdoor play and learning with active, inclusive and hands-on activities. $5 a child and open on select dates or sign your child up for their March Break Camp that focuses on exploring the winter forest and ravines in Toronto’s Lower Don Valley.
MARCH BREAK FESTIVALS
March means Maple Syrup festivals are popping up all around the province like The Sugar Shack Toronto, March 11 & 12, a free event at Sugar Beach, presented by Redpath celebrating all things maple. For a full list of Maple Syrup Festivals in all regions of Ontario click here. In Markham, SpringFest, March 11-19, offers GTA families an indoor fun park with children’s entertainment, games and activities plus an outdoor park with mechanical and inflatable rides, a Dinosaur Exhibit, food vendors, arts and crafts, and daily performances.
Looking for more March Break ideas? Check out some of our previous blogs below.
6 Spring Break activities to check out with the family
Best Resorts for an Ontario Staycation with the kids
Fun things to do this family day long weekend