March Break Activities, Events & Day Camps

What to do with the kids this March Break (March 12-16, 2018)? Where are family events for March Break?

We are every parent’s best source for fun this March Break in Ontario.

See our list of fun day trips or getaway suggestions for March Break below!

March Break in Ontario offers a long weekend or week-long getaway opportunity for kids and families and romantic couples. Learn with ski and snowboard camps, cultural events, a science museum visit, making art, or acting lessons. See how maple syrup is made! Many activities include parents and kids only activities.

Ontario March Break Getaways

Go north of Toronto for the best March break activities and events. From ski programs, day camps and sugar shack tours, we have your go to list of activities that will keep the family busy all week.  

March Break Ski & Snowboard Destinations

Antoine Mountain | Blue Mountain Village | Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails | Hardwood Ski and Bike 
Hockley Valley Resort | Horseshoe Resort | Scenic Caves Nature Adventures | Snow Valley Resort | Wye Marsh

March Break Atttraction Destinations

Alliston & Orangeville | Algonquin Highlands | Barrie Area | Collingwood-Blue Mountain | Haliburton Highlands
Kawarthas | Midland Area | Muskoka | North Bay Area | Ontario’s Lake Country | Ottawa Valley

Alliston & Orangeville

March Break Family Fun Pass
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
Treat the kids this March Break to our Family Fun Pass available from Friday March 9 to Saturday March 17! Your day pass of fun includes swimming, 100ft waterslide and 4 mini-golf passes for only $55.95 +tax for up to 4. Don’t miss out, availability is limited! Call 705-435-5502 today for all the details and to reserve your pass.

March Break Ski Program | Family Fun Activities
Hockley Valley Ski Resort, Mono
March 9-17, 2018
Just an hour north of GTA, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unwind. Ski and stay packages for two and for the family. Activities include snowshoeing, bonfire & s’mores, movie nights, arts & crafts, Easter egg hunt and more. 

March Break Camp
Hockley Valley Ski Resort, Mono
March 12-15, 2018

Algonquin Highlands

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Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Frost Centre Ski & Snowshoe Trails, Algonquin Highlands
Cross country Ski on 26km of groomed and trackset trails for the morning, take a break or eat lunch by the woodstove in the historic towermans cabin and then head out for an afternoon of snowshoeing on 11km of backcountry snowshoe trails overlooking beautiful St. Nora Lake.  Incredible restaurants and accommodations are available nearby.

Wildlife Workshops
Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, Algonquin Park
TBA, 2018
The AWRS’s Tim Winegard in partnership with renowned naturalist, expedition guide and photographer Robin Tapley and Jamie Giardini have developed new programs to highlight wildlife research in Algonquin Park. Programs will focus on developing an understanding of wildlife life-history strategies (biology, ecology, behaviour) and how this can benefit ones photographic, naturalist, or other outdoor pursuits.

Barrie Area

Traditional Pow Wow
Georgian College, Barrie
March 10, 2018
Georgian College’s 13th Traditional Pow Wow – Moving Forward Together: Wiijigaabiwitaadidaa Niigaan Zhaaying.The Pow Wow is a time for people to participate, learn, celebrate and share culture and heritage through drumming, singing, dancing, feasting, sharing and laughter. There will be many talented dancers, drum groups and amazing craft vendors who will be selling their handcrafted wares

Outdoor Adventure Park
Horseshoe Adventure Park, Barrie
A variety of activities await you this Winter season at Horseshoe Resort’s Adventure Park. Tubing, Fat Biking, Snowshoeing, Skating and Yamaha Adventures.

March Break Camp
Snow Valley Resort, Barrie
March 12-15, 2018
Full Day of lessons and fun on and off the slopes!. No Lesson on FridayLift & rental is valid on Friday.Please provide a bag lunch, lunch money each day or consider our Lunch option.

Art Escape
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
March 12-16, 2018
Join artist Julie Wilson for five days of art-making experimentation and fun! Inspired by the current exhibitions, campers will jump into an artful escape creating imaginary worlds. Exploring drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, participants will be introduced to a variety of professional art materials and techniques. This camp is the perfect way to make the most of March break! Before and aftercare is available from 8:30 to 9:00 am and from 5:00 to 5:15 pm for an additional $10. Become a member of the Gallery and receive a 10% discount on registration fees.

Collingwood – Blue Mountains

March Break
Blue Mountain Village
March 10-18, 2018
Get ready for days filled with adventure and fun on and off the slopes! March Break is family time at Blue Mountain with activities, live music, interactive performances, fireworks and more!

March Break Adventures at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, Collingwood
March 10-18, 2018 
Celebrate the final days of winter with outdoor adventures: Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge, Scavenger Hunt + path of wooden sculptures, Children’s Adventure Playground, Warm-up Cabin, roast spider dogs + s’mores at the outdoor fire pit and more. Weather permitting.

March Break Camp
Cranberry Golf Resort, Collingwood
March 12-16, 2018
March Break is just around the corner and the Cranberry Golf Resort has everything you need to make it special! Our March Break Camp offers children between the ages of 5-12 (divided into two age groups of 5-8 and 9-12) the opportunity to hone their sport and swimming skills, create amazing art projects and showcase their art projects and create a science experiment to show their family and friends! All of our campers will make new friends take on challenges together, making moments that matter for years to come. Full Week: $160 | Daily Rate: $35

Haliburton Highlands

Find more events and things to do in Haliburton Highlands | Ontario’s Highlands

March Break at Abbey Gardens
Abbey Gardens, Haliburton
March 13-15, 2018
Have your children enjoy 3 days of children’s programs at Abbey Gardens! Each day will be different and will include a day of outdoor exploration and fun activities, Abbey Gardens’ style!  Participate in all three day programs offered or choose individual programs:  “Where the Wild Things Roam!”, “Kids in the Kitchen” and “Outdoor Kids”. These programs are suitable for ages 6-11 and all include physical activity, snack, craft and are led by experienced educators. Cost for program package of 3 is $60 or $25 per program.

Hand-built Clay Chicken & Pony Workshops for Kids
Abbey Gardens, Haliburton
March 16, 2018
Join Lisa Barry of Homestead Pottery to create a rendition of a chicken from Abbey Gardens or a bird of your own making. Dress for a mess and bring a snack if you’d like. $35 per person ($25 + $10 materials fee). Suitable for ages 6-12. Participants will each create a one of a kind piece that will be glazed, fired and ready for pick up within 2 weeks! Pack a lunch and register for the afternoon Clay Pony workshop from 1pm-3pm if you’d like to create a full-day outing! The lunch hour will be supervised by our staff team.

Maple Fest
Haliburton Highlands Museum  
March 10, 2018
Taste spring at the Haliburton Highlands Museum! Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way using our own maple trees and our 115-year-old syrup kettle. Don’t forget to grab a sample! On Friday, join us for a very special children’s open stage, and on Saturday enjoy live music by talented local musicians! We’ll also have crafts and activities for kids, as well as fun and exciting contests.

Kawarthas

Buckhorn MapleFest
Mclean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 10-11, 17-18 & 24-25, 2018
Numerous maple syrup displays at the traditional sugarbush and throughout the community including, Maplefeast/dance, pancake breakfast, hay rides and music.

Midland

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Live Shows and Entertainment
Midland Cultural Centre, Midland
March, 2018

Wye Marsh March Break Day Camp
Wye Marsh, Midland
March 12-16, 2018
Looking for something fun, active and local for your kids to do on March Break? The Wye Marsh keeps things natural, for kids ages 6-12; we provide activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, GPS navigation, bannock roasting, live animal demonstrations (birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians, trumpeter swans), feeding chickadees and crafts etc. Ages 6-12

March Break Camp
Huronia Museum, Midland
March 12-16, 2018
Each day will be filled with games, crafts and other exciting activities plus daily skating at the North Simcoe Rec. Centre and tobogganing on Campbell’s Hill.

Muskoka

Bracebridge Resource Management
Located on the east side of Highway #11, just north of #117 exit, there is 8 km of groomed cross-country ski trails. See more information on trails in Bracebridge.

Muskoka Maple Trail
March 9 – April 20, 2018
The Muskoka Maple Trail is the most Canadian adventure of all time, featuring Canada’s most beloved natural product, maple syrup. The Trail is a collection of 30+ of Muskoka’s top maple experiences, from sugar bush tours and pancake breakfasts, to maple beer and maple butter tarts. Now with the official Muskoka Maple Trail road map, you can build your own maple adventure and turn a regular Spring day into an exceptionally sweet Spring day!

Northern Ontario

Antoine Mountain March Break Camp
Mattawa
March 12-14, 2018
Ski and snowboard camps are available for 3 days during March Break at Antoine Mountain with our certified instructors. Camp runs from 10am to 2pm with the instructor, but all lift tickets are valid for the full day (9am-4pm). Reasonable kid friendly lunches are available at the Antoine Eatery or you can provide your child with a packed lunch. Please remember to pack them a reusable water bottle that can be filled up in the chalet. 

Ontario’s Lake Country

Tap into Maple Route
Ontario’s Lake Country
March 1 – May 31, 2018
Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, local accommodations have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country has something for everyone.

Camp Hardwood
Hardwood Ski and Bike, Oro-medonte
March 12-16, 2018
Come out to have some fun with us during the March Break. These 2-hour sessions will be full of fun, games, skiing and even some tobogganing. Sign your child up for one or more of these sessions. Please sign up early or it may be full!(A trail pass or season pass is required)

March Break at Hardwood
Hardwood Ski and Bike, Oro-medonte
March 13,15 & 16, 2018
Kids will enjoy a week or a day of Camp Hardwood in the snow.  Regardless of experience, kids will enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing, fort building, snowshoeing and more.

Sweet March Break Fun
Shaw’s Sugar Bush
March 18-18, 2018
Experience the production of maple syrup, enjoy horse and wagon rides through sugar bush and taffy on the show.

Ottawa Valley

TBA

More information on the Ottawa Valley


Many individual Ontario resorts and hotels have arranged March Break Getaways for the family. Many destinations will feature events and festivals, Maple Syrup festivals and fun competitions. Watch for changing events and festivals listed for the March spring break period.

March Break-Spring Break will be taken by most school boards in Ontario from March 14-18 2016. March break history in Ontario goes back into the 1800’s.

More Children-Family Activities and Events

See Additional Kids Activities and locations north of Toronto.  Also check out seasonal events for more family related activities and attractions.