Map out your week with the kids using our March Break guide. There are plenty of fun activities to keep the whole family busy while school’s out this year!
Museums and Attractions
Nearly every museum and attraction in the city has special kids’ activities planned for March break week, including a colour-themed week the AGO, Vikings at ROM, dragons at Casa Loma, robots at the Ontario Science Centre, and magic shows, music, movies, and more (all free!) at Toronto Public Library branches.
See our top picks for March break fun at Toronto museums and attractions—including some always-fun places to go that don’t have special programming, but are worth a visit!
City of Toronto Sites
These museums and historic sites are open all week with affordable family-friendly activities and tours. Admission is in most cases under $5 for children and under $10 for adults.
Looking for a March Break adventure? Bring your family to Fort York National Historic Site. Children can try soldiers’ drill classes, dress up in costumes, and sample treats from the 1826 historic kitchen.250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
See Spadina and the history of Toronto through the eyes of the Austin family, who made the Spadina House their home. The Austins were a prominent family whose struggles and triumphs were closely tied to those of Toronto as they entered the 20th century.Spadina House Museum, 285 Spadina Rd., Toronto
Visit the historic homes to sample a tasty treat and discover toys and games popular in generations past. Play a round of outdoor nature bingo in the Wildflower Preserve and make a unique take-home craft.67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
Drop in for some Victorian fun! Typeset your name on the 1850s printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen.82 Bond St., Toronto
Fairs and Festivals
Indoor carnival rides, live animal shows, games, magic shows, daily live shows, and inflatables are waiting for you at this indoor family fun park! Kids will definitely be amazed and entertained by Doo Doo the Clown, Birds of Prey, and magician Wizard-Ry.Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Ten days of premieres of some of the best films from around the world for children ages 3–13. Make a day of it by visiting the interactive exhibit, digiPlaySpace.TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Toronto
The ultimate pop-culture convention for fans of sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and video games. Photo ops with Stormtroopers and stars from sci-fi TV shows, plus a Family Zone for ages 12 and under that includes visits from Moana and Elsa and Anna.Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto
Live Music, Theatre, and Dance
March break is a great time to see a children’s theatre production, concert, or other performance. This year, you’ll find everything from a comedy show just for kids at The Second City, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a chance to introduce your kids to the Beatles, and all the PAW Patrol pups live on stage.
See our roundup of the best live shows for kids this March break.
Sugar Shacks and Maple Syrup Festivals
Beginning in March, the maple syrup starts flowing! Sugar shacks in the GTA welcome visitors for weekend pancake breakfasts, wagon rides, and demos in syrup tapping and maple taffy making.
Find all the maple syrup festivals and sugar shacks around Toronto this year.
More March Break Fun
Plenty of attractions have extended hours or are fun for drop-in any time.
Zoos and Aquariums
The Toronto Zoo has extended hours during March Break as well as character meet-and-greets each day (Dora, PAW Patrol, and more) and animal enrichment programs. It’s also the last chance to see the zoo’s giant pandas before they move to Calgary!
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is always a hit—buy tickets online to skip the line.
Head to an indoor playground from our round-up of the best indoor playgrounds in Toronto or search our online directory for more indoor playgrounds in Toronto and the GTA.
Play trampoline dodge ball or basketball or just jump, jump, jump at a Toronto-area trampoline gym—they have programs for kids of all ages, and grown-ups, too!
Get vertical at Toronto-area rock climbing gyms with climbing walls and/or bouldering. Most have equipment rentals for kids, so drop-in is easy.
Laser tag, video games, indoor obstacle courses, bowling, and more—find all kinds of indoor diversions at indoor amusement centres.
Some of these more than 50 Toronto/GTA March break camps have last-minute bookings. In some cases, you can even book for just one or two days of March break—or even just a half-day.
March break marks the first opening to the public of many of the farms for kids in the GTA. Most have farm-themed play spaces, farm animal petting and feeding opportunities, and more fun activities. Get out to the countryside, or check out Riverdale Farm, right downtown.
Nature Centres and Conservation Areas
Some conservation areas have extended hours during March break, and many are inexpensive (less than $10 admission) or even free for kids. Find what’s on at all the Toronto and Region Conservation parks.
Elevated treehouses are connected by rope bridges, hammock nets, and wooden walkways at this outdoor adventure area for kids in Stouffville. There are log courses, tunnels, slides, and climbing walls suitable for ages 3–7. It’s open temporarily for March break prior to the summer season.
Snowmaking machines are in full force for the end of the ski season, whether Mother Nature cooperates or not. Several resorts are advertising March Break specials. Find a list of southern Ontario ski resorts in our online directory.
Browse our events calendar for more fun things to do in March.