Hooray, it’s time for March Break! Parents know all too well that they need to come prepared with a plan if their kids aren’t in a camp. (Psst, we’ve got that covered too with our March Break Camp Guide!) Not to worry though, we’ve got oodles of ideas for you to occupy their time, thereby hopefully also keeping your sanity. Without further ado, here is our March Break Events Guide for Toronto and the GTA…

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Little Canada March Break (Family Fun Toronto)Little Canada March Break Workshops

What does your family need this March break? Long days at school can take a lot out of kids and the school break is the perfect time to try something new, build creative skills, and develop a new hobby. Sometimes, all you need is to look at the world in a new way, and Little Canada has March Break workshops to help your whole family have fun, be imaginative, and enjoy a unique perspective!
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Casa Loma Imagine Dragons

Take a break from the everyday this March Break at Casa Loma, Toronto’s fairytale castle! Families can travel to an era of dragons and adventure with Imagine Dragons. This exciting theatrical live show will take you back in time to a bygone era. Plus, there’s also onsite photo opportunities and contests for guests to win tickets to the live-action film “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”.
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Friday Harbour

Plan an unforgettable March Break getaway at Friday Harbour this year to discover a wonderland of daily family-friendly activities and special performances all week! With endless entertainment options for the whole family to enjoy, this is the perfect opportunity to make lasting memories this March Break.
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Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF)

Immersive experiences await at the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) this March Break! With extended hours all week, be one of the first visitors to experience the NEW Arena Zone. There are also interactive exhibits, historical displays and guest appearances, like photo opps with their mascot Slapshot and friends! Best of all, you get hands-on access to the coveted Stanley Cup.
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Looking Glass Adventures March BreakLooking Glass Adventures

Spend Spring Break at Looking Glass Adventures – Toronto’s TOP escape room! Looking Glass Adventures will fill your March Break with adventure and mystery! Extended Hours for Spring/March Break! Book online to secure your spot for the week.

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SpringFest TOSpringfest TO

SpringFestTO is the GTA’s ultimate March Break destination for family fun! This special event features the latest in quality family entertainment, games and activities. Enjoy carnival rides, bouncy castles, animatronic dinosaurs, daily shows, interactive dance parties, arts and crafts, and more. It’s a unique experience that you cannot miss.
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Ultimate Laser Tag MarchUltimate Laser Tag

Mississauga’s mind-blowing and spine-tingling laser tag entertainment centre, Ultimate Laser Tag is the place to be for exciting family entertainment this March Break! They have special expanded hours all week and their first-ever “Hit the Deck” event, where you can play Magic: The Gathering or Star Realms plus rounds of laser tag.
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Indoor March Break Events — Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) March Break Events
Families can get creative at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) over March Break, with kid-focused programming, artmaking adventures, and more.

Bata Shoe Museum: Step Into Nature
Bata Shoe Museum invites visitors to “Step into Nature”, with new interactive activities and presentations plus hands-on arts and crafts each day.

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Maple at the Village
Tap into spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village over March Break with the Maple at the Village program’s demonstrations and stories.

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour 
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour is a live-action show about the global sensation Blippi and his best friend Meekah, who make learning fun for preschoolers.

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play”
This fun family-friendly play at the Wychwood Theatre brings celebrated children’s characters to life based on books by Mo Willems, about “best time ever pals”.

“Fireside Munsch: Classics”
Wychwood Theatre welcomes back M. John Kennedy for more storytelling hijinks with his one-man show “Fireside Munsch”Classics”, just in time for March Break.

Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Family Fun Program
Families can learn about the inner workings of Ontario’s Parliament in a two-hour interactive program for kids aged 6-12, including a tour, scavenger hunt, dress-up activity and mock debate.

National Home Show
The National Home Show showcases the hottest home and garden trends by a diverse roster of contractors, designers and suppliers.

National Ballet of Canada’s “Cinderella”
With colourful characters and a lively score by Sergei Prokofiev, this adaptation of the classic fairy tale is a great family experience, including a discount for children 13 and under.

Royal Ontario Museum — T.rex: The Ultimate Predator
The ROM opens a new exciting exhibition just in time for March Break with “T.rex: The Ultimate Predator”. Find out how they became the most fearsome carnivores of the Mesozoic Era.

Toronto Comicon 
This popular comic convention returns just in time to entertain over March Break with plenty of activities and attractions that are family-oriented, along with events for hardcore fans.

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
Dreams come true at Toronto Sportsmen’s Show 2022 for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, but there is also plenty of fun for the whole family!

Young People’s Theatre’s “The Darkest Dark” and “You & I”
YPT has two shows happening for March Break: “The Darkest Dark” is a groundbreaking new theatrical experience from the imagination of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, and the multi-sensory theatrical adventure for walking babies “You & I” returns.

Outdoor March Break Events — Toronto

Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends 
Celebrate the winter season at the Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends, roasting marshmallows in Muskoka chairs around fire pits.

The Giant Maze
The Giant Maze entertains families in both Toronto and Milton with a huge pop-up maze made of reusable wood, plus more fun winter activities.

Light It Up: An East Toronto Lantern Celebration 
This free outdoor event returns to celebrate the Spring Equinox by filling the skies with lanterns of light.

Ontario Place – Lumière: The Art of Light
This annual art event and free light exhibition that transforms Trillium Park along Lake Ontario, where Ontario artists celebrate the change of seasons from winter to spring.

Sugar Shack TO
Head to Sugar Beach for Sugar Shack TO to feast on maple infused comfort food, plus see interactive activities, a Lumberjack show and more.

Toronto St. Patrick Parade 
Head downtown to the free Toronto St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 19 to enjoy the music of marching pipe bands and watch cheerful Irish dancers.

Winter Stations Design Competition
This popular free outdoor design competition returns to the Beach neighbourhood with public art installations to celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape.

March Break Events — GTA

Cineplex Cinemas: March Break Family Favourites
Each weekday over March Break, participating Cineplex theatres are showing featured movies for the bargain “Family Favourite” price of $2.99 per ticket!

Puppet Festival Mississauga (Formerly Bridges Festival)
This annual event by Crane Creations in Mississauga is an exciting festival filled with international puppetry and animated short films during March Break.

Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival 
Take a wagon ride into the bush to learn about maple sugar creation, hang out at Playland, then warm up by the camp fire with a yummy hot chocolate. There’s also a pancake breakfast option at an extra cost.

Dino Walk-Thru at Bingemans
Roar your way through the Dino Walk-Thru at Bingemans in Kitchener to see life-like dinosaurs in an authentic park setting. Some Jurassic-sized dinos are as big as 30 feet high!

Disney On Ice: “Frozen & Encanto” in Hamilton 
Disney On Ice celebrates the power of love and courage with “Frozen & Encanto” at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre, hosted by Mickey and Minnie.

Elliott Tree Farm’s Maple Syrup Experience 
Sweeten your weekends with a trip to Elliott Tree Farm for their Maple Syrup Experience, including a pancake breakfast/brunch, sugarbush tours, children’s hay bale maze and campfire.

Friday Harbour’s The Skate Escape
Embrace the best of the winter season at Friday Harbour with The Skate Escape, featuring ice skating, live entertainment, and more!

Mississauga Celebration Square: Wildlife Wonders
Celebration Square’s final free Winter Magic event, Wildlife Wonders, goes wild with skating, scavenger hunts and food trucks.

Taste of the Middle East Winter Festival 2023
The first-ever winter edition of Taste of the Middle East Festival in Mississauga serves up the delightful tastes of Arabic music, art and culture.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA): Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Participate in demonstrations and activities for the whole family at the annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in Woodbridge and Stouffville.

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Maple Syrup Festivals in the GTA and Southern Ontario
Many maple farms and festivals are back for in-person events, so take a bite of our Guide to Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario for 2023.

Hotels with Indoor Pools and Waterparks
Have a vacation here in Southern Ontario with these hotels with indoor pools and waterparks. What a great idea for March Break!

Escape Rooms in Toronto and the GTA
Act out your sleuthing fantasies for an exciting family activity! Unravel the secrets in our list of Escape Rooms around town.

Public Indoor Pools
Indoor pools in Toronto are a perfect way to have fun and get some exercise, any time of year! (It’s also handy to help pretend you’re down south at a resort…)

Where to Buy Real Maple Syrup in the GTA
Maple syrup season is upon us! Support local farms in the GTA and Ontario by stocking up on their real maple syrup.

Winter Roofed Camping
To get out in nature this winter while still staying warm at night, our list of winter roofed camping options at Ontario’s Parks has you covered.

Outdoor Skating in Toronto
Opportunities for outdoor ice skating have become more plentiful in the city in recent years. We’ve rounded up the best spots to check out.

Downhill Skiing
Hit the slopes with the family with the Family Fun Toronto’s guide to Downhill Skiing around the GTA!

Snow Tubing
Looking for a new fun and thrilling outdoor family activity? Then check out snow tubing at these hills in and around Toronto!

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