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March Break Activities and Camps in Toronto

March Break is a great time for Toronto families to take a break after the winter and two months of school.   To help support parents, we have created two helpful lists. The first list has fun and educational activities that you and your kids will love over the vacation week.   The second is March Break camps for children eager to focus on full week of one type of activity or parents unable to work out childcare arrangements over March Break.


March Break Activities

Disney on Ice:  Let’s Celebrate is on tour at the Rogers Centre from March 12 – 16.  This is the first time audiences see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from the just-released film, Walt Disney Pictures’ The Princess and the Frog, live on ice.

Sesame Street Presents: The Body:  This interactive Ontario Science Centre exhibit all about the human body.  Children can discover everything about the human body from fingers to toes and everything in between.

TIFF:  The TIFF Lightbox theatre is an excellent of family-friendly matinees.

Toronto Public Library: Great classes and programs designed for a variety of ages that are interactive, entertaining and completely free.

Sledding:  There is nothing better than a winter day sledding with the family.  Help We’ve Got Kids has prepared an excellent list of the best Toronto hills.


March Break Camps

Avenue Road Arts School: Join ARAS for a Night at the Museum to learn about Natural History through drawing, painting and sculpting projects along with drama and music activities.  Choose from a half-day or full-day camp.

Sportplay: Sportplay Multi-sport March Break Camp offers a full-day or half day programs for children ages 3-7.  Kids will learn 8 different sports and develop their gross motor and athletic skills during their week at camp.

Art Gallery of Ontario:  Designed for children ages 6 to 13, the AGO has an innovative day camp that encourages exciting connections between art, culture, and ideas.  Taught by experienced artist-instructors, our camps are designed to develop technical skills, build confidence and nurture each child’s creative imagination.

Mad Science: Mad Science camps are fun, exciting, hands-on and entertaining for science enthusiasts.  Half-day and full-day programs are available children 4-12 in multiple Toronto locations.

ROM: Discover hidden treasures and natural wonders through exciting hands-on activities in the ROM’s galleries, studio and labs.

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Family Day Fun in Toronto

With the winter in full swing, Family Day is a great opportunity to take a break from your ongoing routines and spend quality time in Toronto.

While the winter can feel cold and dreary, there are of fun activities to do in Toronto over the long weekend (Feb 15-17).  Working with our education and child resource partners, we have developed a great list of memorable Toronto Family Day activities that any family would enjoy.

Ontario Science Centre – Family Day Programs:  Stop by the Science Centre for tons of science fun, special programs, IMAX films and more! And don’t miss Sesame Street Presents: The Body and their new exhibition hall The AstraZeneca Human Edge.

ROM Celebrates Family Day Weekend: To celebrate Family Day Weekend the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has curated a special calendar of events to engage and delight parents, grandparents, care-givers, kids and families!  Awaken your wild side and learn about the diversity of animal life, including incredible insects, magnificent mammals and rockin’ reptiles and more.

Family Skate Day at Evergreen Brick Works: Presented by the RBC Learn to Play Project, you and your family can glide around the outdoor Skating Rink and take a guided hike through Toronto’s Don Valley.  Also enjoy wood oven pizza from Pizzeria Libretto and children’s eco-crafts and nature play activities.

Family Day on Toronto’s Waterfront: Stop by the Toronto Waterfront on Monday February 17th to watch dog sport demos, see clowns, create arts and crafts, discover Inuit art and warm up with a hot drink from local restaurants.

Family Fun Fest at Downsview Park:  Visit Downsview Park for a large Indoor Fun Zone!The event features an indoor amusement park with over 30 rides, activities and attractions including Kiddie Rides, Jumping Castles, Giant Slides, Interactive Games, Fun Foods, Arcade and Carnival Games.

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Summer in Toronto – Educational Activities

There is no shortage of fun and activities in Toronto over the summer.   With numerous festivals, parks, museums and places to take trips, there is something for everyone to do.

Below are some great educational ideas and activities for you and your family to do during the summer in Toronto.

Visit Historical Sites:  Toronto has many historical sites, all with unique and exciting stories.  Take a field trip around the city and learn about its past. 

Learn about Science:  The Ontario Science Centre has a ton of great programs over the summer including a Science day camp.

ROM Walks: The ROM museum offers free guided tours of Toronto’s historical and architectural neighbourhoods.    For schedules and additional information, click on the following link. 

Attend a Cultural Festival:  There are numerous festivals to learn and appreciate local cultures, often with excellent food and shows.   Taste of the Danforth from August 9 – 11 is among the largest of these festivals in Toronto.

TD Summer Reading Club:  Toronto program that encourages children from all backgrounds to build their confidence, skills and excitement about reading during the summer months.

Toronto Zoo:  Learn and see over 5,000 different animals and 500 different species in a variety of exhibits from different areas around the world.

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