It’s already started. The first official day of March Break and their temptation to switch on the television and electronic devices is overwhelming. Fine. It shouldn’t last long. Re-runs, parental controls, and low batteries will force them back into the land of the living. And I’ll be ready!
I’ve been browsing online (a bit hypocritical I admit) and marking our calendar with daytrip possibilities… building ammunition to fight off the inevitable boredom and cabin fever that comes with being home for a week. Thought I’d share a few fun finds.
Sugar Shack TO – sugarshackto.ca
This weekend, try some fresh maple taffy at one of the sugar shacks at Sugar Beach. Lots of entertainment including an ice canvas to paint on, ice sculptures and chainsaw ice carving demo, live music and free hot chocolate.
Evergreen Brickworks – Evergreen.ca
Always a fun place to visit, you can go on a nature walk, rent bikes and cycle their obstacle course, or roam the farmers’ market on weekends. This week you can learn fireside skills – including making fire starters and roasting apples – while sitting around a campfire. It’s also your last chance to skate on their beautiful rink. It closes for the season after the Break.
Canada Blooms – canadablooms.com
Located at the Enercare Centre, Canada Blooms has become a tradition. Perhaps you’d like to attend a horticultural seminar or maybe just enjoy a bit of greenery this time of year. Visit the Flower Market, the Secret Path Garden, and help celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a multitude of plants and flowers.
TIFF DigiPlayspace Exhibition – tiff.net
Check out the interactive art installations, game designs, and new technologies. Play with robots and learn to code. The exhibit features 23 installations from eight countries, showcasing the evolution of play in the 21st century.
ROM – rom.on.ca
The ROM’s Big Blue March Break features Out Of the Depths: A Blue Whale Story exhibition. Blue is the name of the 80 foot rare blue whale (skeleton) on display. Partake in ocean-themed activities such as balloon sculptures, a craft corner, cookie creating, a giant digital colouring wall, and a selfie trail and photo booth.
Libraries – torontopubliclibrary.ca
We shouldn’t forget our local libraries as resources for fun. Check out their individual March calendars for activities ranging from 3D printer demos to free movie screenings and craft clubs.
Keep warm and have a great week!