March break may be an opportunity for enjoyable downtime with the kids, but if the kids aren’t kept busy, it can be an exhausting ordeal. If you’re staying at home over this March break holiday, and have nothing special planned, here are a few suggestions to keep everyone busy locally.
Royal Botanical Gardens
From now until April 17, view the wondrous exhibit, “The Big Freeze: Winter’s Coolest Exhibit”. 20,000 years ago, mammoths, mastodons, camels, giant sloths, short-faced bears, scimitar cats, and lions thrived on the open grasslands of the Yukon. View artifacts, fossils, shows and more.
680 Plains Road West, Burlington
The “Nature” of Syrup
What’s that we hear tapping in the forest? Is it a bird? No, it’s maple syrup! Go for a walk or a hike and enjoy some maple activities, wagon rides, pancakes and more.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Dr., Oakville
If there’s still snow to be had, head to Glen Eden’s slopes and trails for some downhill skiing, tubing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. 14 downhill runs available and four tube chutes.
5234 Kelso Road, Milton
March Break Drop-Ins
The Town of Oakville is offering fun drop-in programs and single-day workshops and extra swim times to the already packed recreational swim and skate schedule! There will also be drop-in sports, rock climbing, art programs and more.
Dundurn National Historic Site
From March 11 – 19, Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Military Museum will be giving visitors the chance to make their own costume pieces, dress up and take pictures in front of the recreated backdrops of Dundurn from the 1840’s right up to the 1960’s. Guided tours by costumed staff and more.
610 York Blvd, Hamilton
by Becky Dumais