March Break Activities

Here’s a March Break-down of what’s happening over the coming holiday:

TOWN OF OAKVILLE ACTIVITIES

Drop-in and FREE activities for all ages. Follow the links for more information:

For more great activities, visit oakville.ca.

117TH ANNUAL MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL @ BRONTE CREEK 

March 8 -16, 22 &23, 29 and 30, 2014

9:30am – 3:00pm
Allow 2-3 hours to “C & Do the Festival”

The Maple Syrup Festival specializes in the late Victorian Era.  The festival centers itself around the homestead which was built in 1899 by the Breckon Family.  Visitors to the park will experience a glimpse of what it must have been like to live on a farm during the turn-of-the-century.
Features of the Maple Syrup Festival:
  • Guided tours of Maple Lane
  • Fresh Maple Sugar
  • Victorian Family Portrait Studio
  • Family Games
  • Gift Shop
  • Farm Animals
  • Tour the 1890’s Farmhouse
  • Fresh Maple Taffy
  • Wagon Rides
  • Fresh Pancake Meals

New this year! Brought to you by the Friends of Bronte Creek Park:

  • Maple Cotton Candy*
  • Maple Kettle Corn*
  • Pony Rides*

*A percentage of the proceeds support Friends of Bronte Creek Projects and Park Initiatives.

Our Specialty:  Private family Victorian Portraits – we supply Victorian Costumes for the whole family + take pictures of your family/ friends.  20+ images saved on one USB stick for you to take home.
Outdoor skating rink – Extended season
ALWAYS call the park to find out current ice and snow conditions. The rink IS open on a trial basis into March.

DISCOVERY KIDS MARCH BREAK CAMP

MARCH 10-14, 2014

The camp for young animal lovers! Campers learn about proper animal care, pet safety, how to stay safe around animals, owner responsibility and more. Learn and have fun through hands-on socialization, games, activities, crafts and special guest speakers!

– Ages 6-11
– $175/week
– $40/day (minimum of 2 days)

For more information visit our website at www.hbspca.com,

WORKSHOPS @ CENTRO GARDEN

Reserve Your Spot. Call 289-337-5755 or email us.

  • All workshops are great for kids of all ages.
  • Adult supervision is required for kids under 6 years old.
  • Please call the store to book your time.

Kid Friendly Garden
Tuesday, March 11
Back by popular demand! Choose your favourite plants, add some moss, rocks, and a little critter to create your special garden.
Workshop is $30 /child.
Drinks and snacks provided. Payment due at time of registration.

Herb Garden
Wednesday, March 12
We know you love to help in the kitchen – now you can grow your own herbs too! Decorate your pot and choose the herbs you like.
Workshop is $30 /child.
Drinks and snacks provided. Payment due at time of registration.

Spring Bunting (Felt Flag Making)
Thursday, March 13
A fun tradition, create a felt bunting strand using our Centro spring designs.
Mix and match colours that all work together to make an heirloom creation.
Workshop is $30 /child.
Drinks and snacks provided. Payment due at time of registration.

FREE FUN @ BURLINGTON MALL

Barney and Mike the Night shows will be staged at Burlington Mall March Break week, having kids, jiggling, squiggling and giggling and begging parents to heed the infamous rallying cry of Mike the Knight, to ‘Be a knight, do it right’ and include this wonderful kids’ entertainment in March Break plans.

The crowd-pleasing duo will draw capacity crowds to two shows per day on Tuesday, March 11, Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13.

Tuesday and Wednesday performances will feature Barney at 11 a.m. and Mike the Night at 2.pm. Thursday show times will feature Barney at 2 p.m. and Mike the Night at 6:30 p.m. All performances will take place a Centre Court by Target. facebook.com/BurlingtonMallCanada.

MOUNTSBERG MAPLE TOWN

Weekends, March Break and holidays explore the 150 year old Mountsberg Sugar Bush to see historical and modern methods of tapping, collecting and boiling sap to make syrup. Take in a maple candy making session (and sample!), or travel on a horse-drawn ride through the bush to learn about this special forest and how we care for it. Stop at the Pancake Pavilion for a plate of flap jacks and sausage covered in pure maple syrup.

The Mountsberg Raptor Centre celebrates maple season by presenting live bird of prey shows at 11am,12pm,1pm,2pm and 3pm. The Cameron Farm Yard will also be in full maple season glory with baby farm animals and the ever popular play barn.

Maple Town brings to life a real Canadian tradition and is one of Mountsberg Conservation Area’s signature events! 10am – 4pm.

SWEET WATER SEASON @ CRAWFORD LAKE

Visit Crawford Lake’s reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality before you pick up a litre (or two!) to take home from the gift shop. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids. 10am – 4pm.

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