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What to Do with Your Family in Toronto This March Break

From drop-in activities, events, and day camps, here's what your kids will want to do in Toronto this March Break.

Adventures await this March Break! Sprinkled around the Toronto will be a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy. To help you and your family get the most out of this winter break, our Home Managers have put together a comprehensive list of the local events, camps, and activities happening around the city.

Drop-In Events & Activities

March Break Drop-In Family Fun at the Royal Ontario Museum
Between their special exhibitions and amazing permanent galleries, make the ROM a go-to destination for your little explorers this March Break. From March 9th to 17th, the ROM has organized daily programming for children of all ages that are included in the General Museum Admission. Programming ranges from Space Rocks to Hands On Nature exploration, which means there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Price: Starting at $14 for Children (Age 4 - 14), $16.50 for Youth (Age 15 - 19), $20.00 for Adults
Time: March 9th - 17th; 10:30am - 4:00PM
Location: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
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March Break at Medieval Times
All week long, Medieval Times is putting on 3 shows daily. Cheer on your heroic knight and feast on a four-course meal fit for a Queen at this authentic medieval tournament. For the first time in their 35-year history, a sovereign Queen rules the castle!
Price: With code SB19, students & kids tickets start at $34.95 and $44.95 for adults
Time: March 9th - 17th; Tournaments starting at 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm daily
Location: Medieval Times, 10 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
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Thomas & Friends’ Big Adventure at the Toronto Zoo
Is your little one a friend of Thomas & Friends™? Head to the Toronto Zoo this March Break and pick up a special Thomas & Friends™ Passport from the Special Events Centre to embark on a scavenger-hunt journey through the 6 different regions across the zoo, looking for Thomas’ newly-made friends. On March 16th and 17th, the scavenger-hunt transforms into hours of more fun at Thomas’ playzone. Sir Topham Hatt himself will even be making an appearance. And make sure to get there early, the first 2,000 children will receive a free Thomas & Friends™ mini engine! So, hop aboard and enjoy the fun.
Price: Child general admission (age 3 - 12) is $14; Adult general admission (age 13 - 64) is $23
Time: March 9th - 17th; 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7
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March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Be amongst the first to experience “9 & 99” - The Howe Gretzky Exhibition, opening March 8th. Out from its case for March Break only, visitors are invited to snap a photo with the historic net that Wayne Gretzky used to score his 802nd goal to become the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing his idol, Gordie Howe. Also on display are the gloves, stick, and puck that achieved this milestone. If you’ve got a hockey player on your hands, bring the family down to the Hockey Hall of Fame to bask in history and try a hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast.
Price: Tickets are $14 for Children (age 4 - 13) and $20 for Adults (age 14+)
Time: March 9th - 10th; 9:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street, Toronto, M5E 1X8
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March Break at the Art Gallery of Ontario
For nine straight days, the AGO will be hosting interactive and imaginative activities for families to exercise their creativity this March Break. The AGO’s artists-in-residence, Natalie Ferguson and Toby Gillies, present “Secret Ingredient,” an art making smorgasbord celebrating the foods we love. This interactive feast invites families to construct faux versions of their favourite foods, share recipes, photograph them, and set a banquet table with their creations. Once you’ve had your fill with your gastronomical creations, build, float, and race your own places, trains and automobiles inspired by “Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Money, Pissarro and more.”
Price: Tickets are included in General Admission, which are free for Children (age 5 & under), $11 for Youth (age 6-17), and $19.50 for Adults (age 18+). Save $10 off the purchase of a Family Pass by booking in advance
Time: March 9th - 17th; 10:30am - 4:00pm
Location: The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON M5T 1G4
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March Break Fun at the Aga Khan Museum
Broaden your horizons at the cultural mecca that is the Aga Khan Museum. This March Break, your family is invited to create their own music at the museum’s instrument petting zoo, open their ears to musical tales, and get to know the Fatimids through special activities in and around the museum’s galleries.
Price: Take advantage of the museum’s Family Package this March Break: $50 for 2 Adults and up to 4 Children (age 6 - 17). Kids under 5 are free
Time: March 10th - 18th; 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1
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From March 10th to 17th, take the family to SpringFest TO for an indoor fun park that will be sure to surprise and delight your little ones. The park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for kids under 5, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, pony rides, 3 daily shows, and more.
Price: Kids under 2 are free; General admission is $8.85; Unlimited Ride Bracelet + Admission is $26.50
Time: March 10th - 17th; Opens at 10:00am
Location: Better Living Centre; 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
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March Break Mystery at Black Creek
This March Break, embrace history and take a stroll down memory lane at Black Creek Pioneer Village. From March 11th to 17th, crime strikes the Village and it’s up to your family to help Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the case. Attend Watson’s Detective School, crack codes, hunt for clues, and interview villagers and suspects to solve the crime. Once you’ve cracked the case, take a wagon ride around the village — it’s sure to be a visit for the whole family to enjoy.
Price: With the purchase of an Adult general admission ticket, Children 14 and under visit free all week long; Adult general admission is $15; Wagon rides are $2 per person
Time: March 11th - 17th; 10:00am - 4:00pm (weekdays), 11:00am - 4:00pm (weekends)
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON M3J 2P3
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Fairytale Land
Revel in the magic at Fairytale Land, formerly known as the Princess and Superhero Party! Hosted by Children’s Wish, Fairytale Land brings the magic of fantasy and fairy tales to life and is sure to bring a smile to the children in your life. You and your family are invited to dress up as your favourite princess, superhero, or cartoon character to experience a memorable night of horse drawn carriage rides, superhero skills training and games, delicious food, an awesome dance party and many other fun activities.
Price: Tickets are $70 per person
Time: March 14th; 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Liberty Grand - The Governor’s Ballroom, 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
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Toronto Comicon 2019
Toronto Comicon—a pop culture convention for fans of comics, sci-fi, cosplay, anime and gaming—is returning to take over the city this March Break from March 15th to 17th. This year, the 3-day extravaganza will feature an expanded 10,000 sq. ft. Family Zone with fun and educational activities, including a Harry Potter Sorting Hat ceremony, computer coding workshops, quidditch matches, slime making classes and more. Don’t miss out on this FAN-tastic March Break event for the full family.
Price: Starting at $20 for Adult single day pass, $45 for Family single day pass, $10 for Children & Youth
Time: March 15th (4:00pm - 9:00pm), March 16th (10:00am - 7:00pm), March 17th (10:00am - 5:00pm)
Location: Toronto Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
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Cupcake Decorating at Life Is Sweet
Have a sweetie with a sweet tooth? Drop by Life Is Sweet’s kids cupcake decorating workshops happening daily from 10:30am - 3:00pm on March 12th to 15th. Life is Sweet is a charming bakery in The Beaches serving delicious cupcakes, scones, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, lemon squares and other baked goods. Their workshop is sure to be sweet!
Price: $14 for 4 cupcakes
Time: March 12th - 15th, 10:30am - 3:00pm with sessions starting every half-hour
Location: Life is Sweet, 2345 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1H2
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March Break Day Camps

March Break Camp at the Royal Ontario Museum
All March Break long, the ROM is offering half-day and full-day March Break day camp programs. Campers between the ages of 5 to 14 will be exposed to fun, high-touch, interactive art and science courses taught by qualified instructors. In addition to museum exploration, activities include archeology, weird science, and dungeons and dragons.
Price (Public): Starting at $170 for Half-Day Camp & $340 for Full-Day Camp for 5-days
Price (Members): Starting at $155 for Half-Day Camp & $310 for Full-Day Camp for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
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March Break Music and Dance Camp at the Koffman Academy of Music & Dance
Between high energy dance, music madness, sing-a-longs, and creative crafts, your little camper will be sure to have a groovy March Break at KAMD's March Break camp. Each day of camp is themed, taking children on a new journey each day. Campers will be exposed to various dance styles including: ballet, jazz, acro, tap, hip hop and musical theatre. They will also have the opportunity to try their hand at different musical instruments including piano, drums, guitar and more.
Price: Starting at $220 (Half-Day) and $340 (Full-Day) for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; 9:00am - 12:00pm (Half-Day, 3 - 5 years), 9:00am - 4:00pm (Full Day; 5 - 10 years)
Location: Koffman Academy of Music & Dance, 2453A Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P7
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Young People’s Theatre March Break Drama
Students in Young People’s Theatre’s March Break Drama Camp spend a week travelling through their imaginations, collaboratively creating their own theatrical piece while making new friends and having a lot of fun on the journey! This program is available both Downtown at Young People’s Theatre and in North York at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts for students in JK through Grade 6. Campers at the Downtown campus will enjoy a performance of "The 26 Letter Dance" as part of their camp experience. All students enrolled in the North York camp will receive 1 free Youth ticket to any show in the YPT’s 2018/2019 season. Each camp will have presentations on Friday, March 15th, 2019 to which parents, caregivers, and family are invited and encouraged to attend.
Price: Starting at $190 for JK/SK Students (Half-Day), $385 for Grade 3-6 Students (Full-Day) for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; 9:00am - 12:00pm (Half-Day), 9:00am - 3:30pm (Full-day); Early drop-off & extended-after-camp care is available
Location (Downtown): Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4
Location (North York): Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, 36 Greenfield Ave, North York, ON M2N 3C8
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March Break Camp at Second City
Got a little comedian on your hands? Then Second City’s March Break camp might be for them. Campers between the ages of 7 to 17 are invited to think on their feet, be spontaneous and learn to be a team player with fun improv games that help access creativity, boost self-confidence, and develop spontaneity and playfulness. It’s a great camp for beginners as no prior experience is needed. The camp also offers post-camp care with games, movies, and board games from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
Price: Starting at $445 for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; 9:00am - 4:00pm; Extended care offered from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Second City, 51 Mercer St, Toronto, ON M5V 9G9
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Ontario Science Centre March Break Day Camps
Expand your child’s knowledge with creative challenges and scientific programs at the Ontario Science Centre’s March Break Day Camp. Campers will have hands-on experience building a giant geodesic dome, making their own paper and getting blown away by the surprising science of bubbles. The camp is for children between the ages of 5 and 12. For 5 year old campers, proof of age will be requested so a friendly reminder to please have your child’s birth certificate available on the first day of camp.
Price: Starting at $345 for non-members and $320 for members across 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; 9:00am - 4:00pm (Supervised extended care from 7:30am - 8:45am and from 4:15pm to 6:00pm is available)
Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3C 1T3
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SkyCamp at SkyZone
Across multiple locations around Toronto, SkyZone is offering an epic March Break experience. Kids between the ages of 6 to 12 will have fun while staying active with instructor-led activities like age-appropriate exercises, tournaments, crafts, SkySlam contents, foam zone races, and Ultimate Dodgeball. Camp t-shirts and SkySocks are included when signing up for the full week, plus pizza lunch on Friday.
Price: Starting at $300 for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; 8:30am - 4:30pm (Extended care is available from 4:30pm - 5:30pm)
Location: SkyZone Toronto, 45 Esandar Dr Unit 1A, Toronto, ON M4G 4C5
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March Break Science and Engineering Camp
March Break Science and Engineering Camp returns to York University for students in Grades 3 to 8. Campers will be immersed in a variety of exciting and unique activities and experiments developed and delivered by undergraduate and graduate students from the Faculty of Science at York University.
Price: Starting at $295 per student for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th, 9:00am - 4:00pm (Drop-off is from 8:00am to 9:00am, and pick-up is between 4:00pm - 5:00pm). Extended care is available from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
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Kids Culinary Camp at Le Dolci
If you have an aspiring chef on your home, enrol them at Le Dolci’s Culinary Camp this March Break. Students between the age of 7 to 14 will have the opportunity to perfect the art of breadmaking, cookies, tarts, and cakes.
Price: Starting at $575 per student for 5-days
Time: March 11th - 15th; Drop-off between 8:30am - 9:00am. Pick up from 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Le Dolci’s Culinary Classroom, 12 Sousa Mendes St., Toronto, ON M6P 3Z5
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