March Break Family Fun in Toronto

 

With March Break just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the kids occupied — bonus points if the activity is a blast for the parents, too! Thankfully, Toronto has no shortage of things to do that will keep both the little ones and adults entertained.

Whether you’re coming down just for the day or around for the whole week, here are a few upcoming events & opportunities for year-round family fun in Toronto.

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Satisfy your Sweet Tooth at Sugar Shack TO

For the first weekend of March Break in Toronto, don’t miss out on some sweet moments at the Sherbourne Common beside Sugar Beach, where Sugar Shack TO showcases Canada’s finest confection—maple taffy—during a free family-friendly event. This traditional treat is made from maple sap that is boiled past the point of syrup and then poured into moulds made from snow—both delicious and quintessentially Canadian! While you’re here, you can also take advantage of the festival’s skating rink, obstacle course and a winter market selling local treats and goods.

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Education Meets Fun at Toronto’s Museums

Toronto’s museums are an excellent idea for families any time of year, but during March Break, some host special events and day camps to combine learning with a good time. Such as at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where over March Break general admission comes with added perks like family-focused gallery tours, exhibits geared towards kids and arts and crafts sessions.
Over at the Royal Ontario Museum, there will be special March Break programming, too, which for 2019 includes a display of a recently discovered dinosaur species and a stunning wildlife photography exhibit. The Ontario Science Centre has a full March Break day camp for kids ages 5 to 12, filled with all sorts of fascinating experiments and creative challenges.

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March Break Mystery at Black Creek Pioneer Village

At the Black Creek Pioneer Village, March Break fun in Toronto gets mysterious with an interactive ‘whodunnit’ crime game. Attend Watson’s detective school, search for clues and interview villagers to help Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the case. Once your work is done, why not stick around and check out more of the village on a horse-drawn wagon ride or get some sticky fingers at the Maple Syrup Show.

See Incredible Creatures at the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Seated beside the Roger’s Centre, families can marvel at the impressive displays of exotic sea creatures at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. While open year-round, they offer a day camp over March Break for kids ages 5 to 10, with behind the scenes experiences, hands-on activities and time to frolic through the gallery amid the sharks and jellyfish. Meanwhile, while the kids are having fun, adults can too - with lunch nearby at the CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant or enjoy a cheeky brewery tour at Steam Whistle Brewing across the street.

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March Break Fun at the Toronto Zoo

No family outing is more classic than a trip to the zoo, and the Toronto Zoo doesn’t disappoint. On top of the 5,000+ animal species that you’ll see here, Thomas & Friends™ be hosting a special week over March Break, which will include scavenger hunting, special screenings of the latest season of Thomas & Friends™ and an appearance from Mr. Thomas the Tank Engine himself. To allow extra time for all the happenings, the zoo’s hours will be extended over March Break, with the last admission at 5:00 pm.

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Need some help reigning in the pack and checking off the top sights in the city? Contact us to see how we can guide the way with one of our private full day tours. Be sure to also check out our list for the top winter sightseeing in Toronto for more inspiration during your March Break visit.