Get ready for tons of March Break fun in Halifax and surrounding areas!

Parents know all too well that they need to come prepared with planned activities if they want any chance of surviving March Break. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! If you are thinking about enrolling your kids in a day camp, check out our March Break Camp Guide. We’ve got tons of other ideas for you to keep everyone busy, and we’ll continue to update this guide as we discover more fabulous family-friendly March Break events in HRM. Make sure you continue to check our calendar and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Featured Events

Pier 21March Break at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Carb-tastic Cuisines of the World is a delicious series of workshops that will educate your mind and nourish your body. Be sure to bring your biggest appetites, and get ready to take your taste buds on a world tour.

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Discovery Centre March Break

Have a DINOmite March Break at the Discovery Centre

With four levels of innovative galleries and incredible exhibits from around the globe, the Discovery Centre is the ultimate March Break adventure for you and your family.

Find out more here. 

March Break Halifax Shopping CentreHalifax Shopping Centre’s March Break Events

The shopping centre is celebrating March Break in a big way this year with free activities that the whole family can enjoy. Each day throughout March Break, you will find a different event happening under the HSC skylight.

Find out more here.

Other Events

Sponge Bob Musical: The Neptune Theatre School and Youth Performance Company Present The SpongeBob Musical. Based on the beloved animated comedy series SpongeBob Square Pants, this performance features incredible original music by world-renowned musicians and is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Daily Events at The Library: There are tons of 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.

March Break Art Carts: The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing wants to help you cultivate your creativity. Art Carts are free all-ages workshops offered throughout March Break.

Mastermind Toys: Mastermind Toys in Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing will be hosting a week of March Break fun. Join them for daily FREE activities.

March Break at Fairbanks Centre: Tour the Fairbanks Interpretive Centre at Shubie Park this March Break. Tours are free and suitable for all ages.

Toys R Us: Kids can ramp up the March Break fun at Toys R Us in Dartmouth. Join them each day for different events including a scavenger hunt, story-time, Lego building and more!

Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits throughout HRM: Whether you are passing along your appreciation for the visual arts or hoping to teach your child about the world and all of its creatures, there is something for everyone in HRM over March Break.

Outdoor Fun

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Grab your green and choose your spot. This annual parade is a great way to Kick of March Break festivities.

March Breach Activities at Ross Farm: March Break on the farm means enjoying some tasty treats, sleigh rides and hot chocolate.  Sample homemade ice cream in the farm workshop and drop by the barn and the farm animals.

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 you can eat. The Hatfield Farm Round-Up departs three times during the week and twice on the weekends over March Break.

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!


Hotels with Pools and Waterparks in HRM: When a long trip is not in the cards, a staycation can be just what the doctor ordered. And while there are many attractive hotel amenities, let’s face it – if you have kids, you want a place with a pool.

Free Ferry Service Over March Break: The Alderney/Halifax ferry service will be FREE between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm from Monday, March 13 until Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Have a Great March Break, Families!