March Break 2019 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 2019!

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.

Polar bear cub at Toronto Zoo.
Polar bears at Toronto Zoo

Events & Attractions

March Break at the Zoo

March 9 to 15:This spring break, 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 with Thomas & Friends™ Big Adventure. The Special Events Centre will be transformed into Tidmouth Sheds with Thomas & Friends™ colouring sheets, live animal visitors and a live screening area featuring the latest season of the show. Don’t forget to take part in the scavenger-hunt journey through six different regions of the zoo.

March Break at the ROM

March 9 to 17:Take your little explorers on a journey through history to meet a new species of dinosaur in the ROM original exhibition, Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaurs or travel back to India’s greatest former kingdoms in, Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India. Adventures awaits around every corner!

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 TO at Sugar Beach

March 9 to 10Get 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, craft beer and specialty hot chocolate.

March Break at the AGO

March 9 to 17The Art Gallery of Ontario is hosting nine days of drop-in fun for the whole family in Natalie Ferguson and Toby Gillies’s immersive art installation and family art making experience: Secret Ingredient.

Foodies of all ages will have the chance to create playful, faux sculptures of food, take family photographs and share cherished family recipes. Take a family tour and end your day with some delicious snacks from the café AGO.

Winter Fun at Ontario Place

November 23 to March 17Before 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.

March Break Mystery at Black Creek Pioneer Village

March 11 to 17Take 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 and help Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve a mystery! Crack codes, hunt for clues and interview villagers and suspects. 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 this March 11 to 15, including: