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Monday, February 08, 2016

March Break Guide for Family Fun (2016)

We've got March Break across Durham Region and the GTA covered! We have the scoop on camps, shows, special events and outdoor activities here in our guide. Explore, relax, enjoy and have fun with your family this March Break!

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CAMPS

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This year's March Break camp theme: Around the World with Glam

Who's ready to travel the world this March Break? Each day we imaginatively visit a different country where we learn, explore, taste, craft and spa with various activities. Grab your Glama Gal passport and get ready to start this adventure. Each day of Camp Includes: Spa Service, Craft, Physical Activity, Snack Creations, and Glamspiration Booster Session based on the theme of the day. Camp is $300 per week or $65 per day plus H.S.T. Our Friday Camp Day includes a Pizza Lunch.

Visit www.glamagaltweenspa.com for more info and to book your tween in.

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Camp Terrainia

Camp Terrainia's March Break program allows children ages 4-12 to explore the great outdoors in an indoor setting.

Cool Activities: Arts & Crafts, Indoor/Outdoor Activities, Drama, Sports Day, Boys/Girls Club, Jewelry & Beading, Cooking, Bird Watching and Talent Show.

$125 including light morning/afternoon snacks from 8:00am to 5pm.
Call 647-504-6744

www.campterrainia.com

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Travelling Stage March Break Camp

Join us for a week of dance, drama, music, visual arts and creative writing led by industry professionals and Travelling Stage faculty. Special Guest Artist Performance Workshops throughout! Final presentation for parents on Friday, March 18. This program is for children ages 6-12. Extended care available. Locations in Ajax, Brooklin and Uxbridge.

Use code PARENTSOURCE for $25.00 discount.
www.travellingstage.com

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March Break Makeup Camp

The March Break Makeup Camp is a one week intensive workshop for teenagers ages 13 to 18 years old who are inspired by fashion's latest designs and trends. It is based on celebrity-inspired looks featured in some of the industry's most talked about magazines such as VOGUE, Harper's Bazaar and Dress to Kill. Teens who participate in this fashion makeup camp will learn basic to advanced techniques of some of the most classic and sought-after.

www.cmucollege.com/campsandworkshops/march-camp/

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Join us for an awesome week of fun & activities!

City of Pickering offers a wide selection of camps for kids starting at 3 years of age. Choices include Arts, Breakdancing, Skating, Sports, Fitness, Mad Science, Cooking, Video Game Creation and 3D Printing. Youth ages 13-14 yrs can learn the skills and prepare for a great summer job by signing up for our Counsellor in Training Program!
Find out more about our camps online at www.pickering.ca/campsor give us a call at 905.420.4621.

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Pickering Athletic Centre

Join us March 14-18 for our award-winning March Break camp. Camp days are full of gymnastics, trampoline, games, crafts, and FUN! We offer full- and half-day camps for children ages 3-12, with extended care options available. Registration is open online at www. pickeringathleticcentre.com

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MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP

Sing, Act, Dance! A fun & exciting way to explore musical theatre skills while working towards a final showcase of Willy Wonka Kids. Students receive instruction in dance, voice, & acting, & create set pieces and props for the final performance!
www.thesongspot.com
905-425-7664 or thesongspot@gmail.com

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Children with BIG imaginations: STEP RIGHT UP! Arts Unleashed is heading to the BIG TOP in their March Break 'CIRCUS' camp.

Campers ages 5-10 will create, imagine and explore all sides of building a live production as set and prop designers, actors and producers of their very own 100% 'kid-created' production, performed for parents on the last day! An exciting week to develop creativity, imagination and confidence.
www.ArtsUnleashed.ca/camps www.Facebook.com/ArtsUnleashed

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City of Oshawa Camp

Keep your kids happy and active this March Break. Register them for a City of Oshawa Camp. Choose from Arts Camp, L'il Explorers, Hockey and Sport & Swim. There is something for everyone!

www.oshawa.ca/camps

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Toronto meets Durham with our March Break Hip Hop Dance Camp

Open to ages 7-11 (full day) & 12-17 (half day)
This fun, high-energy hip hop dance camp will definitely have you movin' to the beats! It enables boys to be boys and girls to let loose while developing creativity, coordination, musicality and listening skills. Activities include basic hip hop dance moves, tumbling, and dance games in a non-stop environment. No experience needed. Don't miss their end of week hip hop dance class performance!

www.keeprockinyou.com

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Mad Science Camps

Mad Science camps offer sensational, hands-on science along with all kinds of indoor and outdoor fun for 5-12 year olds. Now in our 21st year, Mad Science has 25 locations in the GTA and 8 different themed camp weeks to choose from. Countless amazing, daily take-home activities like Rockets, Birdhouses, Space Shuttles, Chess Sets, Telescopes and more! It's a wild summer of fun and friendships! Your child will be fascinated and have memories to last a lifetime!

www.toronto.madscience.org/march-break-camps-toronto.aspx

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Music Camp

March 14-18 from 9am-4pm

Learn more about musicianship, play musical instruments, form a band and perform a final concert on stage under the lights! Learn to play drums, guitar, bass, piano and keyboards. All levels, beginners to more experienced players, are welcome. Thursday is a professional photo shoot of your band! Peanut-free facility! Bring your own lunch, drinks and snacks! Friday is a pizza lunch on us.

www.creativemathandmusic.com

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March Break Drama Camp

At YPT's March Break Drama Camp, children in JK to Grade 6 will enjoy a week-long creative play-making adventure. Maybe they'll take a trip back in time, journey to the future, or visit the moon. Anything is possible as campers build drama skills, confidence and friendships under the guidance of professional artist-educators. Two locations: North York and Downtown Toronto. Call or click today! 416.363.5131 x235 | www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/drama-school/programs/march-break-camp/

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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View the world of white from above during MARCH BREAK at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park

Just 10 minutes north of Durham College on Simcoe Street North in Oshawa, Ontario
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park is the place to be this March Break. Zip line through the forest at heights over 60 feet or channel your inner Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, testing your agility on suspension bridges, log swings, tight ropes and much more while you traverse through the treetops of the Oak Ridge Moraine.

Save $10 off per person. March Break special. Reservations required Please call 905-655-1113 for a reservation.

www.treetopeco-adventurepark.com

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March Break Special at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

$10 Day Trail Pass Special (all ages) March 14-18, 2016 for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Take the family outdoors for memorable adventures: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, night XC-skiing (3 nights), guided night snowshoe hikes (3 nights, reservations required), Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt, Children's Adventure Play Park, Warm-up Cabin, fire pit and more.

www.sceniccaves.com



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Oh Baby - It's March Break at the Toronto Zoo!

Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 20
9:30 am to 6:00 pm (last admission at 5:00 pm)

Join us this March Break and visit with some our newest, and most adorable Zoo family members including our four playful male white lion cubs, female polar bear cub, male rhino calf and Canada's first giant panda cubs*. While here, take in one of our free Keeper Talks or visit one of our Volunteer Interpretive Stations and discover more about our important conservation programs and how you can become a species protector!

*check website for viewing times
http://www.torontozoo.com/

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INDOOR FUN

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Be sure to include Ceramics Canada in your plans over March Break

We'll be open daily 10am to 8pm for walk-in creative fun perfect for all ages. 10% off pottery painting all week long! Take advantage of our $12.99 all inclusive non-fired collectible special. Sign your school aged child up for our half or full day Fired Arts Camp where they will create using paint, glass, clay and more.

Visit our website for full details: www.ceramicscanada.com

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March Break Special - Playdium Playcard

March Break Special - Playdium Playcard packed with 225 credits for $31.00 + HST. That's an extra $6.25 of credits FREE! Available from March 12-20, 2016. The Ultimate March Break Place To Play!

Playdium Mississauga, 99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga ON L5B 4C1
Ph. 905.273.9000 E: info@playdium.com Web: www.playdium.com

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Whitby's Entertainment Centrum

Whitby's Entertainment Centrum is conveniently located at 75 Consumers Drive (Thickson/401). Catch a movie in amazing IMAX at Landmark Cinemas, or bring the family for glow-in-the-dark mini-putt at Putting Edge. Top your day with a great meal at one of our many family-friendly restaurants, or give the kids a thrill at Chuck E. Cheese.

www.penwec.com/

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The Second City presents Superdude and Doctor Rude.

In a world where kids make the rules, super-villains won't know what hit them. Join the Supercrew on a wild musical adventure filled with jet packs, secret lairs, and selfies!

Matinees run March 14-20. Tickets $14; Family 4-Packs $45.

Book now at www.secondcity.com or call 416.343.011.

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March Break 2016 is here!!

Games and prize giveaways all week long!

Special hours below

Monday 12pm-11pm
Tuesday 12pm-11pm
Wednesday 12pm-11pm
Thursday 12pm-11pm
Friday 12pm-11pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm- 8pm

Big Fun and busy week so please call 905-665-2225 to make reservations

Address: 23 Consumers Dr in Whitby www.laserquest.com

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March Break Mystery Fun - Kids Free - Black Creek Pioneer Village - March 14 - 20

Black Creek Pioneer Village has been struck by a crime. Discover activities throughout the Village, use your detective skills and help Sherlock Holmes and Watson solve the crime. Kids free with a paying adult.

www.blackcreek.ca

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Wizard World is Toronto's ultimate March break destination.

WIZARD WORLD FUN PARK is Toronto's ultimate March Break destination. Our indoor fun park has entertainment to thrill the whole family with over 25 mechanical and inflatable rides, a little tots area for kids under 5, arts and crafts, exotic petting zoo, pony rides, 4 daily shows, and more!

www.wizardworld.ca

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Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break!

March 12-20, 2016

Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Revel in the world's greatest collection of hockey artifacts and get hands-on access to the coveted Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids. Access your March Break Family Value Coupon at HHOF.com.

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Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.

For ticket information, click here

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March Break Drop-in Programs at the AGO

March 12 - 20, 2016
10:30 am - 4 pm
New Activities Daily!

Drop-in for 9 days of creative family fun.

Participate in hands-on artmaking, discover the Gallery with family-friendly tours, enjoy a yoga class, shop, dine and so much more! Plus, the AGO is partnering with Zero Gravity Circus for some extra special zany fun!

Save $10 on the AGO Family Pass when you purchase online.

www.ago.net/march-break-2016-drop-in-family-fun

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March Break Beach Party Fun at the Bata Shoe Museum!

Shake off the winter blues and join us for some 'fun in the sun' activities. Decorate your own visor and sandal box, add to our community puzzle, dress up in groovy summer footwear and take a selfie in front of our beachscape, play games in our galleries and so much more! Check out www.batashoemuseum.ca/events for more information. #BSMfamilyfun

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Jr. Knight Training during Spring Break at Medieval Times

Kids 5-12 yrs can train alongside the Knights during select shows this March Break FREE with paid admission.

Enjoy great savings in March - Students & Kids $29.95 & Adults $41.95. Conditions apply. Check website for details.

www.medievaltimes.com/plan-your-trip/toronto-on/index.html

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Mammoth March Break at the Science Centre

Get in on the mammoth fun at the Ontario Science Centre this March Break with exhibitions, special programming and IMAX films! Piece together the past to change the future with the new exhibition Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age. While you're at it, don't forget to look up! The Canadian Raptor Conservancy presents Birds of Prey of the World with live, free-flying demonstrations of birds including bald eagles, owls, kestrels and hawks! Experience life under the big top at the Circus! The Exhibition. Relax under our dome screen for a larger-than-life IMAX film like the family favourite Humpback Whales. www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca

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Goodnight Moon

Young People's Theatre has a March Break chock-full of family fun with two performances daily of the magical musical Goodnight Moon and free activities for the kids! Revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and the Cat and the Fiddle! Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family can enjoy. Tickets from $10 ea. Call or click today! 416.862.2222 | www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

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Join us for FIVE FREE DAYS OF FUN!

Each day Bridlewood Mall explores a different theme through entertainment, crafts, activities and more. Whether you're into science, magic, music or fun - we've got something for everyone!

Wacky Science, Rock Star Camp, Secret Spy, Wizard World & Clown Camp.

March 14 - 18th, Daily from 1pm -5pm. Shows start at 1pm

www.bridlewoodmall.com

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March Break 2016 is here!!

Games and prize giveaways all week long!

Special hours below:
Monday 12pm-9pm
Tuesday 12pm-9pm
Wednesday 12pm-9pm
Thursday 12pm-9pm
Friday 12pm-11pm
Saturday 12pm-11pm
Sunday 12pm- 8pm

Big Fun and busy week so please call 905-272-8000 to make reservations!

Laser Quest Mississauga 1224 Dundas Street East www.laserquest.com

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Raptors 905

Raptors 905 is the NBA D-League affiliate team of the Toronto Raptors. The 2015-16 season from November to April marks the inaugural season for the team at the Hershey Centre. See 7'5 Sim Bhullar, dunk contest champion John Jordan & potential players assigned from the Raptors in a special game at Air Canada Centre on March 14th at noon.

Tickets starting at just $9.05 using promo code: PARENTSOURCE905 at www.raptors905.com/ticketpass

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Toronto Sportsmen's Show

This March Break, come and experience the absolute best in outdoor adventure with the entire family at The Toronto Sportsmen's Show, taking place from March 16 to 20 at a new location: The International Centre. Now in its 69th year, the Toronto Sportsmen's Show will feature more than 350 exhibits - from fishing and boating, to hunting, camping and travel - making this Canada's greatest and most historic outdoor supershow!

www.torontosportshow.ca

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Free and On the Cheap in and Around Durham Region

Don't miss out on all the great things that Durham Region has to offer this March Break.

Tobogganing
If we happen to have snow during March Break, check out on our toboganning guide for great local hills.

Local Libraries
Our local libraries are offering FREE story telling, movies and spelling activities so don't miss out on the fun. Visit their websites for more details (some events do require pre-registration): Ajax library, Whitby library, Oshawa library, Clarington library, Pickering library.

Something Sweet
The Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet treat not to be missed. Enjoy a walk through the woods, hot apple cider, pancakes drenched with fresh maple syrup and a wagon ride. Visit their website for admission prices and more details.

Family Hikes
There are lots of great walking paths full of adventure across Durham. The winter is a great time to bird watch and follow animal tracks. A few of our favourite family hiking spots are the Rouge Park, Lynde Shore and Heber Down.

Skating & Swimming
Durham Region has an abundance of great pools, skating rinks and rec centres so don't miss out on everything they have to offer. Here's our Skating & Swimming Guide.

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