Get ready for tons of March Break fun in Halifax and surrounding areas, including workshops, crafts, activities, movies, and outdoor adventures. Best of all, many of the events in our Ultimate Guide are reasonably priced, and lots are FREE! We’ll be updating this guide as we discover more fabulous family-friendly March Break events in HRM, so make sure you check our calendar and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Click on each event for more details.
Concerts, Shows, and Special Events
Magic Show with the Amazing Mr. J: Prepare to be amazed by the Amazing Mr. J! He’s at the Central Library on March 15th at 10:30 am and will be performing again at the Halifax North Library at 2:00 pm. Pre-registration is required.
Daily Events at The Library: There are over 150 FREE March Break Events at the Halifax Public Libraries, including movies, puppet shows, cooking workshops, games, crafts, mad science demonstrations, music, grab-and-go kits, and much more. Search the library programming website to discover what daily events are happening near you. (Tip: use their sidebar to search for “location”).
Museums and Galleries
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened and will be hosting daily photo portrait workshops this March Break inspired by the museum’s temporary exhibition, The World of Yousuf Karsh: A Private Essence.
Museum of Natural History: Check out the newest exhibit at the Museum of Natural History – ‘Age of the Mastodon’. While you are there, take part in the museum scavenger hunt and the ‘Walk with Gus’ – daily at 3 pm.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: This March Break, visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for fun daily activities. There will be games, sketching, trivia, and art-making – you can discover something new each day!
Discovery Centre: The Discovery Centre has a schedule bursting with fun this March Break! Enjoy immersive dome theatre shows, activities, and their feature exhibit, ‘Beyond Human Limits: Extreme Sports’.
March Break Movies
Reel Family Movie Night: Alderney Landing is giving you a head start on March Break movie fun with a showing of The Lego Movie on Saturday, March 12th.
March Break Movies at Cineplex: Cineplex has an awesome lineup of March Break movies, all for only $2.99, each weekday at theatres in Bayers Lake, Dartmouth Crossing, and Lower Sackville.
In the Retail World
Mastermind Toys: Mastermind Toys in Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing will be hosting a week of March Break fun! Join them for daily FREE ‘Take and Make’ activities!
Toys R Us: Toys R Us in Dartmouth Crossing hosts FREE March Break Events each day of March Break! Join them for events including a scavenger hunt, storytime, beyblades, dough sculpting, and more!
Wonders of Maple Syrup at Ross Farm: Take a trip to Ross Farm where you can learn all about the process of tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling it down over an open fire. When you are finished, there will be a sweet treat for you to enjoy! Available weekends during March Break.
Hatfield Farm Roundup Adventure: Hop on a sleigh ride or wagon ride into the woods for lots of outdoor fun and all the hot dogs and camp-fire popcorn you can eat! The Hatfield Farm Round-Up departs three times each day over March Break.
Nature Scavenger Hunt Contest: Get out into nature and have a chance to win a prize with the HRM Libraries March Break Nature Scavenger Hunt Contest!
March Break Family Tours at the Halifax Citadel: Take a tour of the Halifax Citadel this March Break with your family or friends and discover how the soldiers lived in this 19th-century fort!
Stay-cations and Road Trips
White Point March Break Getaway: Head South… to the South Shore this March Break for a little Nova Scotian staycation! Enjoy a White Point March Break Getaway with their fun-filled days that are bursting with activities to keep the whole family busy and happy.