5 family-friendly activities to do for March Break in the Halton Region
Wednesday Feb 27th, 2019Share
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.