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March Break is coming up soon and we've got it covered across Durham Region and the Toronto area (GTA)! We have the scoop on camps, shows, special events, indoor fun and outdoor activities here in our guide. Explore, relax, enjoy and have fun with your family this March Break!
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INDOOR FUN

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At Dave and Buster's there's something for everyone.

We have over 300 interactive games including the newest most innovated games in our Million Dollar Midway. As well the food is always fresh, always fun, we've got whatever suits your appetite.
Opening at 10am everyday of March Break.

Located at 120 Interchange Way at Hwy 7 and Hwy 400 in Vaughan 905-760-7600

www.daveandbusters.com

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

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

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

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CN Tower

Visit the CN Tower this March Break and experience spectacular views, glass fronted and glass floor paneled elevators, famous Glass Floor, outdoor SkyTerrace, award winning casual and fine dining, shopping and thrilling EdgeWalk – world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk on a building 356m (116 stories) above Toronto.

www.cntower.ca

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BIG BAD WOLF IS BACK! March Break Matinees

Big Bad Wolf vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at this children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem.

Featuring audience sing-alongs, goofy chases, and a true lesson in friendship, this interactive show will engage and delight children, while Second City’s sly humour ensures parents will be laughing along with them.
www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/big-bad-wolf-vs-lord-underwear-von-schtinker

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Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis is the newest award-winning show from Montreal’s Cirque Eloize. Combining the worlds of circus, dance and theatre, 11 multi-talented performers deliver an exhilarating stream of acrobatic feats from start of finish transporting the audience to a lyrical and magical world.

Begins March 1 for a limited engagement
Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front Street E., Toronto

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Black Creek Pioneer Village March Break Fun!

Kids get in FREE for March Break Sherlock Holmes fun at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Venture through the historic village hunting for clues for the maple mystery and take part in many other activities and workshops. March 13 – 19.

Visit www.blackcreek.ca for details.

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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 11-19, 2017

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. Be the first to experience the Hall’s new limited-time NHL Centennial Exhibit. Visit HHOF.com for March Break promotions and extended hours.

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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 15 to 19 at The International Centre. Now in its 70th 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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Looking Glass Adventures

Your uncle calls. His message is anxious: there’s been a break-in and he needs your help. Sound fun? Ready for an adventure?!

Looking Glass Adventures hosts a live action escape room game on Danforth Ave. We are rated as #1 for family friendly escape games. Book online at www.lookingglassadventures.com or call 647-498-5596.

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Weatherproof March Break

March weather is always unpredictable, but that’s no problem at Viamede Resort! With an indoor pool, lots of outdoor activities, craft classes and a whole library of movies and board games, everyone will be happily tuckered out by the end of the day. From $639 for a family of four for two nights, including dinner.
http://viamede.com/stay/packages/weatherproof-march-break/

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Playdium is the Ultimate Place to Play!

Experience the ultimate high-tech interactive, virtual & physical entertainment during March Break. Try the New XD Dark Ride – a motion simulated thrill ride that transcends time, space and imagination!

Playdium Mississauga, 99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga
Ph. 905.273.9000 E. info@playdium.com www.playdium.com

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March Break Drop-in Programs at the AGO

March 11 – 19, 2017 / 10:30 am – 4 pm
New Activities Daily!

Drop-in for 9 days of creative family fun.

Join us for an a-mazing adventure exploring our life sized maze located in the heart of the gallery. Find your way through the maze to the studio, where you create and build a fantastic cardboard city all week long with tape and your own creative genius. Make a miniature museum in a box, play in our Build It and Take It Apart space or have fun building with the big blue Imagination Playground blocks. If that isn’t enough, relax with family yoga or take a family tour.

www.ago.net/march-break

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Come to YPT during March Break for a GIGANTIC family adventure!

This rollicking MUSICAL version of the beloved children’s classic returns after a sold-out run in 2014. March Break performances run Mar. 11 - Mar. 18

James and the Giant Peach is “...highly entertaining... full of fun for children and adults alike.” – Toronto Guardian

www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/roald-dahls-james-giant-peach

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The Maplelea Seasonal Store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Join us for a March Break full of fun activities! Special dine-with-your-doll events, a St. Patty’s Day party, our annual Model Search, stop action movie making, Maplelea Q&A sessions, AND daily craft sessions.

To learn more visit www.maplelea.com/seasonal-store or call 416.546.6275. Any kind of doll is welcome.

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Bata Shoe Museum

Get your kicks down to the BSM for some shoetastic shenanigans this March Break! Make some very cool shoe crafts, walk the runway with the funkiest footwear and costumes around, play some crazy games, go on a heel hunt and so much more! Sponsored by Bruce Etherington & Associates.

For more information please visit batashoemuseum.ca.

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Ontario Science Centre

From an interactive exhibition that explores nature’s engineering to an electrifying stage show about energy, and from an installation celebrating Canadian scientific discoveries to an immersive IMAX® film on modern day engineering, the Ontario Science Centre has you covered with science-filled fun for the whole family this March Break.
www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca

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Get your GLOW on this March Break with Putting Edge!

We are Weather Guaranteed and offer extended hours all week!

Whitby:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Vaughan, Richmond Hill:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00am
Sunday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Save yourself the wait and book your tee time at www.PuttingEdge.com or call 905-430-3206

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March Break Spa Days at Glama Gals

Each day during the March Break we will be offering a themed spa package special. Select your closest Glama Gal location to book online. Packages can be booked between 10am & 6pm daily.

www.glamagalparty.com/march-break-spa-days

March Break Madness Family Sunday at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Sunday, March 12
11 am to 3 pm

Free with gallery admission. Kids 12 years and under eat FREE*!

Kick off March Break with fun, interactive programs for the family.
• Take part in Family Art Workshops and Family Storytelling Circles
• Talk about music in the Vintage Vinyl Lounge
• Enjoy the special performance The Three Musketeers by DuffleBag Theatre at 1:30 pm

*One child meal FREE for every adult meal ordered.
For more details click here.

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Get Medieval this March Break!

Three shows daily to choose from. Kids & Students $31.95 Adults $42.95.

BONUS – Select shows feature Jr. Knight Training for kids 5-12yrs. Kids train alongside the knights in the sand, watch a demo and get knighted by the King while parents take photos. Limited to the first 100 kids. Free with paid child admission.

Visit the web for details. www.medievaltimes.com/plan-your-trip/toronto-on/special-offers/junior-knight-training.html

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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March Break Fun at Dagmar Ski Resort

Enjoy a memorable family skiing experience this March Break by signing up for our 4 day March Break Camp running from March 13-16, 2017. Are you a mom or dad that does not want to miss out on the action. Get the 4 day Parent VIP Pass. It is a family fun experience for everyone!

www.skidagmar.com

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March Break Special 2017 at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

$10 March Break Trail Pass Special (all ages) weekdays March 13-17, 2017. Take the whole family outdoors for memorable adventures: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, 420 ft. Suspension Bridge, night cross country skiing by headlamp, guided night snowshoe hikes (reservations required), Winter Nature Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Adventure Play Park, Warm-up cabin, roast s’mores at the fire pit and more.

Visit: www.sceniccaves.com or call (705) 446-0256 ext. 223.

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Come Ski or Board this March Break at Brimacombe!

Looking for something to do during March Break? Brimacombe will be open for skiing and snowboarding every day from Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 19, 2017. Join us for a fun-filled week full of events, deals and activities for the entire family!

For more information, visit www.brimacombe.ca

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Blue Mountain Village

Get ready for a week jam-packed with activity on slopes, in the Village and around the Resort. Family friendly fun includes Family Channel daily live shows, Lip Sync Battles hosted by Family Channel, Pizza and Plunge! Parties at Plunge! Aquatic Centre, Glow Groove Dancing, fireworks and more.
www.bluemountainvillage.ca

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CAMPS

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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.

Call 647-504-6744 www.campterrainia.com

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City of Pickering offers a selection of day camps for kids 4 to 15 years of age.

Mini Pidaca is a great introduction for children 4-5 yrs. Choices for older kids include Arts, Sports, Skating & Fun, Breakdance, Skating, Fitness, Mad Science, and Chef Camps. Free busing is available and extended hours are available for most camps.

Find out more about our camps and our other March Break activities online at www.pickering.ca/camps

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Improv Games Camp for grades 2-4, 5-8 & 9-12

Think on your feet, be spontaneous and be a team player! Campers play fun improv games (like Whose Line is it Anyway?) to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

Great for Beginners – No experience is needed for these camps. Have a little or a lot of improv experience–you’ll have a blast either way!

www.secondcity.com/class-series/march-break-camps
Contact: 416-340-7270

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Pickering Athletic Centre

Join us March 13-17 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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Girls Inc. March Break camp offers unique "minds-on/hands-on" experience for girls aged 6 to 12!

Each day is something new! Activities, games, crafts, experiments, role playing and discussions address topics including: bullying, body image & self-esteem, sports, physical activity & nutrition, stress management, and leadership & community action.

We offer a safe nurturing environment with a high ratio of professionally trained program staff to girls daily from 9am to 4pm. Affordable pricing and convenient locations in Pickering, and Whitby. $140/week for Members OR $165/week for Non-Members

www.girlsinc-durham.org

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Pickering Soccer Club

At the PSC March Break Camp, quality coaches will teach children aged 5–12 the FUNdamentals of soccer. All sessions will be held at the Pickering Soccer Centre from 8:30am–4:00pm. A week of fun for $199 ($125 for half days) and a pizza lunch on Friday!

www.pickeringsoccer.ca

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Taylar Gymnastics

Join us March 13-17 for gymnastics, games, crafts, activities, and fun in our spacious, fully air conditioned facility! We offer full- and half-day camps for children ages 3-12, with extended care options available. Registration is open online at www.taylargymnastics.com

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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, Hockey, Little Legends and Sport & Swim. There is something for everyone! www.oshawa.ca/camps

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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 22nd 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 13-17 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 photo shoot of your band and a trip to the candy store! 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 BASKETBALL CAMP

Gladiator's Basketball Club
Whitby or Oshawa
Monday - Friday / 9 AM-3 PM

Visit our website for more details.
www.gladiatorsbasketball.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.

Durham Region KIDS EAT FREE Guide
Eating out can be so expensive, but some nights you just need a break from cooking? Don't leave home without our KIDS EAT FREE Guide to Durham Region for some awesome deals on dining out. We recommend that you call ahead to confirm that these restaurants still have their Kids Eat Free offer since the days or locations can often change without notice and there are sometimes specific conditions required.

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.

Tobogganing
On the off-chance that we get snow during March Break, check out our toboganning guide for great local hills.

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