Hooray, it’s time to plan out March Break activities for another year! 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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Brampton Stage Dino SquareBrampton on Stage: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Bring all your little dino-lovers to see “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live!”, a wild family show presented by Brampton on Stage at The Rose this March Break. This live stage production is a marvel of originality that takes audiences on a breathtaking tour of pre-historic times.
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Bridlewood Mall

At Scarborough’s Bridlewood Mall over March Break, families can enjoy five free days of fun with their action-packed line-up of entertainment! Go for a walk around the mall and do a little shopping, then take a break to see daily shows showcasing amazing feats, magic, stunt dogs, music and more!
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Is your family looking to have an adventure in downtown Toronto this March Break? Take a break from your regular routine and make the Chelsea Hotel your home away from home to enjoy a staycation filled with free activities and entertainment for kids. From just $169/night on weekdays and $189/night on weekends, this March Break getaway can feel like a tropical getaway in our own city!
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Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF)

Go on a breakaway with your family this March Break at the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) and celebrate our national pastime. Play into overtime over March Break with extended hours to see the coveted Stanley Cup, check out new exhibits and get a photo with HHOF mascot Slapshot and friends!
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Link Music Lab Kids in association with Small World Music presents Welcome Nowruz and Springtime, part of A Thousand and One Nights. The two-day, family-friendly event marks the Persian New Year on the vernal equinox, including songs in the spirit of spring, storytime and arts and hands-on arts and crafts.
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Little Canada

Parents and guardians, are you looking for something unique to do this March break? Take the kids on a big adventure to Little Canada and discover the wonder of a vast miniature world. Feel the nostalgia of past memories and build new ones. The experience spans 45,000 sq. ft. and is home to hundreds of little stories.
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Looking Glass Adventures

Fill your March Break with fun by solving mysteries at one of Toronto’s top-rated escape room venues, Looking Glass Adventures! Spend the school break having an exciting adventure, brimming with mystery and intrigue. Looking Glass Adventures has been offering one-of-a-kind experiences since 2015, so give your kids the chance to keep using their heads over their holiday.
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Ontario Science March BreakOntario Science Centre

Discover all the fascinating exhibits and activities at Ontario Science Centre this March Break, where Members get tons of great benefits and save money too! Over the school break, families can embark on an exciting and educational journey, including exhibitions, IMAX® films, demos, programs and special events. 
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Bring your whole crew for some indoor carnival fun at SpringFestTO! It’s got carnival rides, bouncy castles, animatronic dinosaurs, interactive dance parties, daily shows, and much more. With the latest in quality entertainment and activities, this annual event has enough entertainment to thrill every member of the family.
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Young Peoples Theatre (YPT): “Through My Eyes”

Young Peoples Theatre (YPT) presents “Through My Eyes”, a wondrous dance production by Montreal’s Bouge de là troupe that’s full of surprises! In a shifting wonderland where four dancers play together, this stimulating piece creates a vivid world of dance, colour, sounds and illusions.
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Indoor March Break Events — Toronto

Mirvish Productions: “Aladdin”
When: Continuing until March 17, 2024
Mirvish Productions presents “Aladdin”, which sends audiences to a “whole new world” in a thrilling live-action theatrical production jam-packed with music, magic, comedy and spectacle.

National Home Show
When: March 8-10 & 13-17, 2024
The National Home Show showcases the hottest home and garden trends by a diverse roster of contractors, designers and suppliers.

Toronto History Museums: March Break Activities
When: March 9-17, 2024
Spend March Break at Toronto History Museums to learn more about our city, celebrate International Women’s Day and enjoy a variety of arts and cultural opportunities.

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): March Break Events
March 9-17, 2024
Families can get creative at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) over March Break, with kid-focused programming, art-making adventures, and more.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): March Break
When: March 9-17, 2024
Discover all the fascinating collections and artifacts at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) over March Break, with hands-on activities and performances taking place daily.

National Ballet of Canada’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
March 10-19, 2023
Go down the rabbit hole over March Break at the National Ballet of Canada’s production of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, where Lewis Carroll’s classic story comes to life.

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Maple at the Village
March 11-15, 2024
Tap into spring at Black Creek Pioneer Village over March Break with the Maple at the Village program’s demonstrations and stories.

Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Family Fun Program
March 11-15, 2024
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.

Bata Shoe Museum: March Break Fun & Games
When: March 11-17, 2024
Bata Shoe Museum invites visitors to share March Break Fun & Games, including drop-in crafts, games and family-friendly movie screenings each day.

Toronto Sportsmen’s Show
When: March 14-17, 2024
Dreams come true at Toronto Sportsmen’s Show for hunting and fishing enthusiasts, but there is also plenty of fun for the whole family!

Toronto Comicon
March 15-17, 2024
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.

Hot Docs: “Encanto” Dress-Up Sing-Along
March 16, 2024
On the last Saturday of March Break, gather the whole family to see Hot Docs “Encanto” Dress-Up Sing-Along, where the audience can sing about Bruno in costume.

Outdoor March Break Events — Toronto

Light It Up: An East Toronto Lantern Celebration
When: Continuing until March 17, 2024
This free outdoor event returns to celebrate the Spring Equinox by filling the skies with lanterns of light.

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

Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends
Continuing until March 31, 2024
Celebrate the winter season at the Distillery District’s Après Ski Weekends, roasting marshmallows in Muskoka chairs around fire pits.

Sugar Shack TO
When: March 9-10, 2024
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 Zoo: March Break Events
When: March 9-17, 2024
The Toronto Zoo is the perfect place to go wild over March Break and participate in special activities, with extended admission hours.

Ontario Place – Lumière: The Art of Light
When: Starting March 12, 2024
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.

Toronto St. Patrick Parade
When: March 17, 2024
Head downtown to the free Toronto St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 17 to enjoy the music of marching pipe bands and watch cheerful Irish dancers.

March Break Events — GTA

Elliott Tree Farm: Maple Syrup Experience
Continuing until April 8, 2024
Elliott Tree Farm’s Weekend Maple Syrup Experience returns with a pancake brunch, sugarbush walks and tastings, hay bale maze and campfires.

Friends of Bronte Creek Park: Maple Syrup Festival
When: Starting March 2, 2024
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival lets you enjoy a guided tour of Maple Lane, hop on a wagon to the Pancake House, and more.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA): Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Starting March 9, 2024
Participate in demonstrations and activities for the whole family at the annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in Woodbridge and Stouffville.

Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival
March 9-17, 2024
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 roasted marshmallow. There’s also a pancake breakfast option at an extra cost.

Cineplex Cinemas: March Break Family Favourites
When: March 9-17, 2024
Over March Break, participating Cineplex theatres are showing featured movies for the bargain “Family Favourite” price of $3.99 per ticket (plus tax)!

Puppet Festival Mississauga
When: March 11-17, 2024
This annual event by Crane Creations in Mississauga is an exciting festival filled with international puppetry during March Break.

Disney On Ice: “Magic in the Stars”
When: March 14-17, 2024
Disney On Ice presents “Magic in the Stars” in Hamilton, just in time for March Break! In this action-packed ice skating show, families can experience the magic of Disney through the characters from many of their most beloved films.

Family Fun Toronto Guides — Events and Indoor Activities

Maple Syrup Events and Festivals in Southern Ontario
Maple farms are opening and festivals are back for the end-of-winter season, so take a bite of our Maple Syrup Events and Festivals in Southern Ontario.

Winter Fun Bucket List for Toronto and the GTA
There’s lots to do around town, even in cold weather! So, chill out and check off our Winter Fun Bucket List for Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to the Best Indoor Activities for Tweens and Teens in Toronto and the GTA
Keep older kids and teens occupied, even in winter, with our Guide to the Best Indoor Activities for Tweens and Teens in Toronto and the GTA.

Guide to the Best Cheap and Free Winter Activities in Toronto and the GTA 
Your family can have fun this winter without hurting your wallet with our Guide to the Best Cheap and Free Winter Activities in Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to the Best Winter Festivals in Toronto and the GTA
Embrace the winter season with holiday lights, active pursuits and cultural activities in our Guide to the Best Winter Festivals in Toronto and the GTA.

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

Guide to the Best 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.

Guide to the Best Public Indoor Pools in Toronto
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…)

Family Fun Toronto Guides — Outdoor Activities

Guide to the Best Spots to Go 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.

Guide to the Best Spots to go Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding in Toronto and the GTA
Hit the slopes with the family with the Family Fun Toronto’s guide to Downhill Skiing around the GTA!

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

Guide to Winter Roofed Camping in Ontario
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.

20 Cool Buildings to Discover in Downtown Toronto
To learn about our city’s history, get your walking shoes on and check off our list of 20 Cool Buildings to Discover in Downtown Toronto.

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