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March Break in Toronto: 10 Fun ways to March into Spring

March family activities in Toronto

Winter isn’t over yet! With snow coming to Toronto this week, we are likely to see cold days for a while longer. But not to worry! Here are 10 fun family activities to check out this March.

Free night at the ROM

On March 17th admission at the Royal Ontario Museum is free from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Escape the snowy evening and wander through the museum’s galleries with the kiddies or on a special date night. And as a special bonus that is also completely FREE of charge, the Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches exhibit features live specimens that everyone will be sure to enjoy (or not).

SpringFest TO

Release your inner child (or your actual child) at this indoor fun park March 16-21 at Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. This event is packed with entertainment, rides, food vendors, arts and crafts and more! Fun for the whole family this ticketed event is in its 17th year and will feature a petting zoo, a dance party and a dinosaur exhibit. Get your tickets online or on-site the day of your visit with cash only.

Family Flashlight Tour at the AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario is offering a guided tour by flashlight of the Thomson Collection of Ship Models. On Sunday March 1st visitors can explore different ship models in a low-light atmosphere using flashlights to navigate through the gallery. The event is ages 3+ an only $5.00 for members and $15.00 for those with an annual pass. The $40.00 public ticket price includes one adult and up to two children. Taking place either 11:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm this afternoon is sure be put a “spotlight” on where fun and education meet.

Family Nature Walk

Saturday March 14th at High Park Nature Centre is a “Mapping and Orienteering” nature walk. Participants will learn the basics of how to use a map and a compass all while taking part in a super fun scavenger hunt! This event takes place from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm and entrance is by donation. This tour is completely outdoors so bundle up the kids and put your skills to the test.

Sunday Funday at Nathan Phillips Square

Every Sunday until March 22nd family-friendly events led by City of Toronto staff are available to for free at Nathan Phillips Square. The activities include follow the leader ice skating, interactive games and an obstacle course. Open to all ages!

Maple Syrup Day

At Black Creek Community Farm from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on March 28th families are welcome to join in activities to celebrate Maple Syrup Day! Kids and adults alike can learn the basics of how syrup is made, enjoy a walk around the farm and keep warm by the bonfire!

Learn to make Clay

At the Toronto Public Library location in Flemingdon Park your family can learn how to make cold porcelain clay. This fun activity takes place on Thursday evening from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and will have you sculpting all night long. No registration is required, and materials will be provided. The Toronto Public Library offers tons of amazing activities for kids and families for the entire month of March. You can check them out on the website here.

Animal Superstition at the Zoo

Friday the 13th is all about spooky superstitions. At the Toronto Zoo teens and their parents are welcome to join this informative presentation about how some animals are believed to bring bad luck and how they gained this reputation. The presentation is followed by a special outreach animal visitor! This program is offered for ages 12+ on March 13th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Celebrate Toronto 2020

Happy Anniversary Toronto! On March 7th – 8th Nathan Phillips Square will be turning into a massive party with a DJ skating, local vendors, food trucks, live music and more! On this two-day event there will be something for the whole family to enjoy and the best part is that it’s absolutely free to attend.

Winter Stations 2020

Everyone has heard of the famous Winter Stations that come to The Beaches in Toronto every year. These art installations can be enjoyed all throughout the month of March. The theme of the public art and design competition this year is: Beyond the Five Senses. This amazing display of modern art and architecture is free to enjoy. And with a few of the exhibits being interactive this year it is sure to be lots of fun for the whole family.

story by Kirsten Svitich

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