5 family-friendly activities to do for March Break in the Halton Region

Wednesday Feb 27th, 2019


Don’t get stuck inside watching TV this March Break. A week off from school is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to spend some quality time together. 

These 5 fun activities will ensure you have the perfect March Break 2019 with your family. Many of these events fill up fast, so it’s important to plan ahead well in advance. 

  1. Visit the new Spiders Alive! exhibit at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington 

Even if they won't admit it, all kids love spiders. These eight-legged creatures are fascinating and can teach us a lot about all arachnids. 

In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spider anatomy and evolutionary history, learn about their signature traits — venom and silk-making — and be surprised by little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making.

In addition, the all-ages exhibition includes larger-than-life models of spiders, a climbable spider model 50 times life size, and a rare 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider in limestone.

Visit https://www.todocanada.ca/city/toronto/event/spiders-alive/to learn more and purchase tickets in advance. 

  1. Hit the slopes at the Chicopee Tube Park 

Tubing is a great way to enjoy some time outdoors during this March Break. Located in Milton beside Glen Eden ski and snowboard area, Chicopee Tube Park has 6 chutes and an uphill capacity of 1500 per hour. With hours extended for March Break, tubing is the perfect activity to get the whole family smiling. 

Visit http://www.chicopeetubepark.com/hours.htmlfor hours of operation and ticket information. 

  1. Taste some sweet treats at Bronte Creek’s Maple Syrup Festival 

Learn all about the history of harvesting maple Syrup at Bronte Creek’s Annual Maple Syrup Festival. Activities include a historical tour, guided tour of maple lane, gift shop, wagon rides, farm animals and more. Be sure to bring your appetites- pancakes, sausages maple candy and maple taffy will be served to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekend in March and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and daily through the March Break (March 9-17). 

Visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek/eventsfor more info. 

  1. See the Gandini Juggling performance at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre / Oakville Centre

Combining contemporary circus with dance and storytelling, Gandini Juggling is a performance you’re not going to want to miss. See this magical show on March 11 at the Oakville Centre or on March 15 at 1 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Center. 

Recommended for children 8 years and older. Kids 12 and under are free!

Visit https://burlingtonpac.ca/events/gandini-juggling-sigma/or https://www.oakvillecentre.ca/gandini-juggling-sigma.htmlfor event and ticket information. 

  1. Participate in free Skating, Swimming and more. 

On March 16, the Oakville Community Foundation invites you to participate in Belong Oakville. A variety of free activities will be available throughout the community, including family story time, family badminton, yoga, swimming, skating and more. 

Visit https://theocf.org/event-listings/to find activities near you. 



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