10 Things to Do for March Break 2017 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 2017!

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

Events & Attractions

Big Blue March Break /
Royal Ontario Museum

ROM's Big Blue March Break

March 11 to 19. Your kids can discover the underwater world of oceans and the wondrous creatures that inhabit them in the Royal Ontario Museum’s Big Blue March Break programming. Featuring special marine-themed programs and activities, including Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story.

March Break at the Zoo

March 11 to 19. This spring break, get acquainted with the city’s most beloved furry, feathery and four-legged friends at the Toronto Zoo.

Plus, special March Break programming means even more fun: kiddies can connect with conservation at the March Break Character Meet-and-Greets, then hang out with the zoo’s cutest, cuddliest babies at the Giant Panda Cub Interpretive Station.

Biomechanics: The Machine Inside at the Science Centre

February 8 to May 7. How can a tiny shrimp break through glass? Or a spider build a web stronger than steel? How are all living things – including humans! – built to survive and thrive?

Bring the little ones to the Ontario Science Centre’s fascinating Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit for answers to these questions and many more. Explore the ingenuity behind evolution through real specimens and interactive experiences.


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!

March Break Maple Syrup Festivals

Maple Syrup Festivals

Make your March Break a little sweeter with a family trip to one of the many maple syrup festivals happening all across the Toronto region. Get your fill of sweet liquid gold as the kiddies munch on hot pancakes with fresh maple syrup, enjoy fun wagon rides, try taffy on snow and more.

Mini Pop Kids at the Rose Theatre

Saturday, March 11. You and the kids will be dancing in your seats at the Rose Theatre’s high energy, interactive Mini Pop Kids concert!

Featuring talented young singers performing the latest hits by the likes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo and more, your kids will keep on singing long after the show is over!

Big Bad Wolf at Second City

March 13 to 19. The Big Bad Wolf is back and he’ll be making your little ones laugh this March Break in this hilarious musical romp at Second City!

When the evil Lord Underwearface von Schtinker frames him for some terrible crimes, it’s up to our unlikely hero, the Big Bad Wolf and his host of fairytale friends to prove his innocence!

TIFF Kids presents: digiPlaySpace

February 18 to April 23. Bring the little 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.

Black Creek Pioneer Village

March 13 to 19. 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!

Disney on Ice Presents: Follow Your Heart

March 15 to 19. Bring the little ones to Rogers Centre and get ready to be charmed by the whimsical, inspiring and entertaining performances of Disney on Ice! Follow your heart all the way to adventure in this new skating spectacle by Disney, with a cast of lovable classic characters including Dory, Anna and Elsa, Rapunzel, Buzz Lightyear and of course – Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

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:

Year-Round Family Fun

Toronto is full of family fun, year-round! For more ideas to help plan your next family trip to Toronto, check out our Family Trip Ideas, Itineraries and Editor’s Picks.