March Break is upon us and Toronto is offering up a lot of fun. There are carnivals, princesses galore and even St. Patrick’s Day a bit early. And if you’re gearing up for the outdoors, take a peak at the Sportsmen’s Show! There’s a lot to see and do in Toronto with your kids this week!
Can You See in the Dark? at Mediatheque
Experience a world where you need to rely on your senses other than sight in Mediatheque’s new program. Inspired by the film Private Eyes, children will view the film and will then discover how you react to odours when you can’t see what you’re smelling, how your perception of space changes and learn a little about the Braille alphabet. The experience lasts approximately 90 minutes and is run in partnership with the CNIB.
When it’s on: March 10 to 18 at NFB Mediatheque, 150 John Street, Toronto, 416-973-3012.
Springfest at Downsview Park
Over 30,000 square feet at Downsview Park offers kiddie rides, jumping castles, giant slides, games, food and an arcade. A live and interactive stage show is offered twice daily. Springfest is full of fun!
When it’s on: March 12 to 16 at Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, 1-800-567-KIDS.
Princesses and Pirates at Casa Loma
Casa Loma is the perfect place to unleash your inner princess or pirate this March Break! Musical performances, story times, breakfasts, castle building and cupcake eating are all a part of the program. A Snow White and Prince Charming brunch finishes off the week. Some events require pre-registration and fill up quickly.
When it’s on: March 12 to 18 at Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, 647-725-1822.
Wizard World Fun Park at The Better Living Centre
Visit the petting zoo, take part in some crafts, move onto Tiny Tots Land and then hit the carnival rides. There’s also camel riding, bubble shows, food and shopping. Wizard World is truly magical!
When it’s on: March 11 to 18 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, 200 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, 416-585-WAND.
March Break at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Enjoy March Break as they did years ago. Build a log cabin, participate in a spelling bee, make some maple syrup, take in a puppet show, dancing and musical performances. And don’t’ forget your free wagon ride around the village.
When it’s on: March 10 to March 18 a tBlack Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, 416-736-1733.
Spring Fling at the Rogers Centre
Spring Fling at the Rogers Centre offers Canada’s largest indoor carnival for March Break. Midway rides, family entertainment and Reptilia, which offers interaction with 26 exotic animals.
When it’s on: March 10 to 16 at the Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, 416-341-3000.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Dig out your green clothes and get ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish. Starting at noon at Bloor and St. George, the parade will continue down Yonge Street and finish after about an hour and a half at Nathan Phillips Square.
When it’s on: March 11 at Bloor Street and St. George Street, Toronto, 416-487-1566.
March Break at the Legislature
Get a lesson in Canadian politics while having a bit of fun too! The Ontario Legislature offers a scavenger hunt, dressing up and crafts. The two and a half hour program is for children ages 6 to 10 and is offered weekdays during March Break.
When it’s on: March Break at the Legislature, Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley Street, Toronto, 416-325-0061
Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
From canoes and kayak’s to fishing rods to mountain bikes, the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show is the place to get your outdoor gear. Check out what’s new and hot this season, take in some product demos and seminars and don’t forget the outdoor adventure zone where you can go rafting and rock climbing! There’s a lot for the kids too: two trout ponds where kids can win prizes and can go fishing, a casting pond, archery, an obstacle course, zip lining and dog shows.
When it’s on: March 14 to 18 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, 905-361-2677.
Disney on Ice Dare to Dream
Enjoy the expression of delight on your little one’s face as she takes in the escapades of her favourite princesses on ice, at the Rogers Centre. Enjoy the tales of Tangled, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella and more. End your March Break with happily ever after!
When it’s on: March 14 to 18 at the Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, 1-855-985-5000.
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Photos courtesy of NFB Mediatheque, Springfest, Black Creek Pioneer Village and Toronto Sportsmen Show.
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