March Break 2018 Family Fun in Toronto

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There’s no need to fly away to tropical climates to have a fun-filled, jam-packed spring break!

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly activities, interactive (and educational!) family fun or dance-in-your-seat entertainment, Toronto is your go-to March break destination.

Panda eating bamboo shoot.
Giant Pandas at Toronto Zoo /
Until March 18

Events & Attractions

March Break at the Zoo

March 11 to 18. Get acquainted with the city’s most beloved furry, feathery and four-legged friends at the Toronto Zoo.

This year’s special March Break programming means even more fun: kiddies can take part in activities with the Zoo’s Fun Team, listen to some educational Keeper Talks and join in on up-close-and-personal Animal Encounters.

Plus, it’s your last chance to hang out with Canada’s only giant pandas! Bring the little ones along to say goodbye to Er Shun, Da Mao and baby cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue before their big move to the Calgary Zoo. Snap a photo with the panda farewell clock – but hurry, the Giant Panda Experience closes on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Viking Village at the ROM

March 10 to 18. Take your little explorers on a journey through history to the Viking era at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Viking Village.

Help them put on their Viking helmets and experience Norse daily life with re-enactments of legendary explorers, warriors and artisans. Afterwards, kids can craft their own Viking bling, then take some Rune-ology lessons, dive into exciting ROM Quests and unwind in the Viking Family Lounge for trivia, board games, feats of strength and plenty of Viking-inspired fun. It’s a roaring good time for all!

Playdium

This spring break, release the kid in you – and bring your kids along, too!

Mississauga’s Playdium is the ultimate place to play – it’s 40,000 square feet filled with 200 high-tech attractions, rides and simulators, including MaxFlight Roller Coaster Simulator and Laser Maze. Bring the whole family and a whole lot of energy to burn.

Customers at a maple sugar shack.
Sugar Shack T.O. at Sugar Beach

Sugar Shack T.O. at Sugar Beach

March 10 to 11. Get your fill of sweet liquid gold as the kiddies munch on maple-infused goodies at the Winter Marketplace, then warm up with a maple sugaring demonstration and sample the sweet stuff. Plus, parents can head over to the Sugar Shack Bar Tent to warm up with some special winter drinks including mulled apple cider and Fireball Sin-namon hot chocolate.

Interactive ice activities, ice carving demonstrations and battles, and live music are happening all weekend long.

The Berenstain Bears Live! at Rose Theatre

March 15. You and the kids will be dancing in your seats along with the Rose Theatre’s live musical production, The Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters, a musical adaptation of your little ones’ favourite Berenstain Bears’ books that also let them learn about the importance of honesty, safety and, of course, family.

March Break Fun at the AGO

March 10 to 18. The Art Gallery of Ontario is hosting nine days of drop-in fun for the whole family in the playful world of Yayoi Kusama’s special interactive exhibit.

Let the kids’ imaginations soar as they create their own futuristic city, play with light and shadow and print a kaleidoscope of coloured patterns. At the end of the day, be sure to capture all the March Break memories with a family photo at the Selfie Wall!

Winter at Ontario Place

December 8 to March 18. Before winter melts away, stroll across the West Island to experience the beauty of Winter at Ontario Place. The kids can enjoy plenty of fun-filled activities and attractions. Then, lace them up for some scenic skating against the backdrop of the stunning Lake Ontario shoreline and cap off your day of winter fun by sinking into a comfortable Muskoka chair by a crackling bonfire at Cedar Cove.

TIFF Kids presents: digiPlaySpace

February 17 to April 22. Bring the budding creative minds in your life to the TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, where they can let their imaginations run wild as they play with robots, machines and algorithms to build their own fantastic creations. Featuring 23 installations, it’s one way to keep their hands – and minds! – busy this March Break along with the TIFF Kids International Film Festival that runs March 9 to 18.

Black Creek Pioneer Village

March 13 to 18. Take the kids by the hand and take a trip back in time – way back in time – all the way to 1800s Toronto at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. Explore the customs, artifacts and surroundings of early Toronto settlers, then go on a special March Break adventure in Sherlock Holmes and the Maple Mystery. Plus, kids 14 and younger get in free!

March Break Camps in Toronto

If you want to give your little ones a more hands-on experience, plenty of cultural institutions and centres are offering March Break camps for the kids, including: