21 fun family-friendly March Break events in Toronto

Mar 7 2018, 4:28 pm

It’s March Break in Toronto next week!

If you’re looking for activities to do with the family, look no further. From March 12 to 18, check out what’s happening in the city throughout the kids’ week off.

Today at Apple

What: The Today at Apple program is great for families, creatives, or curious minds looking to improve their skills with coding, drawing, photo, video, editing, and more. Over the break, Toronto Apple locations will be hosting a wide range of family-friendly events and activities.

When: Events differ by day and store location. Visit the Today at Apple calendar to see what’s available near you.
Where: Toronto Apple locations

Cinesphere March Break Star Wars Screenings

What: Whether you’re a Sith lord or a Jedi Knight, the Cinesphere is the place to be for all those who love space opera this March Break. Located amidst the shimmering waters of the revitalized Ontario Place, there really is no better place to experience one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2017, than in Toronto’s famous geodesic dome, on the 10-story high screen.

When: March 9, 7:15 pm; March 10 to 18, 3:30 pm & 7:15 pm
Where: Ontario Place Cinesphere, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

What: Discover the world as a family this March Break at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival. Guests can enjoy 100 films from 40 countries, interactive screenings, and the chance to play in digiPlaySpace, TIFF’s very own film playground.

When: March 9 to 18
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Image: Kid’s movie / Shutterstock

Ontario Science Centre

What: The Ontario Science Centre has a March Break program that includes everything including their robotics program. Come and enjoy live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and challenge-driven workshops, learn about the design, construction, operation and current, and near-future, uses of robots.

When: Sunday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

What: Take an underwater adventure at the Ripley’s Aquarium! Choose one of their programs or just go for a stroll with the kids.

When: Monday to Sunday, doors close at 11 pm
Where: 288 Bremner Boulevard

March Break at Casa Loma: Imagine Dragons

What: This March Break, travel to a fairy-tale castle during an era of dragons and adventure. Multiple exciting and interactive theatrical live shows are guaranteed to take you back in time to a bygone era. Most importantly, check out Heavy Meta, a 30’ long, 19’ tall fire-breathing metal dragon, from the terrace.

When: March 10 to 18, 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

PNE Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame

What: Over the break, celebrate 125 years of hockey as you check out the Stanley Cup and cherished artifacts paying tribute to Lord Stanley’s gift to the game. Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast.

When: March 10 to 18
Where: Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street

March Break at the Zoo!

What: Connect with conservation this March Break with some of your favourite animals. Head to the Zoo to say farewell to the giant pandas, visit the one-horned rhino calf, stop by the Wildlife Health Centre where you can get a glimpse into the work the Zoo does behind-the-scenes, visit the new Aldabra tortoises, and more!

When: March 10 to 18, regular zoo hours
Where: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd

ROM March Break: Viking Adventures

What: This March Break, head back in time to the Viking era! As one of Toronto’s top must-see attractions offering fun family events, the Museum will be buzzing with creative things to do, live performances, and the best of the Viking spirit.

When: March 10 to 18, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: ROM, 100 Queens Park

Infinity Mirrors

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room/The AGO

March Break Family Fun at the AGO

What: The AGO has tons of family-friendly activities planned over the break. Come and immerse yourself in Yayoi Kusama’s playful world of light and colour, take a journey through time and space, or create a huge collaborative futuristic city. Still not satisfied? Make a lantern of light or a silly Emoji face mask, play with light and shadow, print a kaleidoscope of coloured patterns, and at the end of the day,and make a family memory at the Selfie wall.

When: March 10 to 18, 10:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West

Wizard World Fun Park

What: Come and escape the city at Toronto’s Wizard World Fun Park over the break. With daily live shows, over 25 carnival rides, games, magic shows, and carnival treats, Wizard World is jam-packed with fun for every thrill-seeker. This year’s entertainment includes daily shows from illusionist Wizard-Ry, Birds of Prey, the world famous Doo Doo the Clown, and dance parties with Bounce Entertainment.

When: March 11 to 18, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm 
Where: Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place

March Break with Cineplex

What: This March Break, Cineplex is giving families the perfect activity to keep their little ones occupied while school is out. At participating Toronto theatres, you can enjoy matinee screenings of Wonder, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, and Despicable Me 3 for only $2.99 per ticket.

When: March 12 to 16
Where: Participating Toronto theatres can be found here


March Break at the CN Tower

What: Make the CN Tower your next big adventure this March Break. Explore the world’s #1 elevator ride, check out the lookout and glass floor observation levels, plus enjoy special March Break activities.

When: March 12 to 16, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: CN Tower, 301 Front Street West

Kids Paint Week

What: This March Break, let your kids unleash their creative sides at Paintlounge’s ‘Beach Getaway’ painting workshop. Little ones can learn how to paint using different techniques like a brush, a palette knife, and stamping before they head home with their masterpiece.

When: March 12 to 16
Where: Paintlounge, 784 College Street

Children’s Wish Superhero and Princess Party

What: The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is hosting its third annual Princess and Superhero Party over March Break. Bring the little ones to enjoy superhero skills training and games, face painting, craft stations, visits with their favourite princesses and action heroes, and more. Proceeds will go towards helping grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Canada.

When: March 15, 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: Liberty Grand, Governors Ballroom, 25 British Columbia Rd.

The City of Toronto is offering low cost and free activities as well that include:

March Break camps are a great opportunity for children and youth to enjoy a range of activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, sports, and games.

Thirty-six outdoor artificial ice rinks will be open over the break, weather permitting.

The City of Toronto has 62 indoor pools that will be open over the break.

Riverdale Farm
Visitors can tour Riverdale Farm’s scenic grounds to see domestic farm animals such as pigs, horses and sheep.

High Park Zoo
Established 120 years ago, the High Park Zoo is home to domestic and exotic animals, including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, and yaks. Admission is free.

Toronto Island Park
Just minutes away from downtown by ferry, Toronto Island Park offers March break fun for everyone. It’s a great place to walk, roll, cycle, explore and enjoy the city skyline.

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