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March Break: Things to do in the GTA

TORONTO, Ont. – Students will be off school for March Break, March 12-16.

If you and your family are still looking for fun activities to do with your children, 680News has you covered with everything happening in and around the GTA.

  • Spring Fling – The indoor carnival returns to the Rogers Centre, March 10-16.
  • Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream – At the Rogers Centre, March 14-18. Features characters from “Tangled,” “The Princess and the Frog” and “Cinderella.”
  • Royal Ontario Museum – There are several exhibits and programs to check out, such as Ancient Civilizations, Explorers & Expeditions and more.
  • Toronto Zoo – Enjoy the tropical pavilions and also, March 16 is the last day to suggest a name for the zoo’s new polar bear cub.
  • Toronto Public Library – Features several events at the various branches.
  • Toronto’s Heritage Centres and Historic Sites – Features drop-in programs sessions, week-long camps and more.
  • Ontario Science Centre – Check out new exhibits and daily science demonstrations.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario – Features some drop-in family activities.
  • Skating – Enjoy free skating at the City’s indoor arenas, which include caregiver and tot, family skate and shinny. Ricoh Coliseum is also offering free family skating from March 12-16 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Swimming – City’s indoor pools are offering special March Break swim programs, including leisure swim, family swim, preschool swim, and lane swim sessions.
  • Skiing and snowboarding – The Toronto Ski & Snowboard Centres are open for both lessons and public skiing/snowboarding.
  • March Break camps – Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation is holding a number of March Break camps for children and youth.
  • Riverdale Farm – Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
  • High Park Zoo – Open daily year-round to visitors from 7 a.m. to dusk.
  • Far Enough Farm – Located on Toronto Island and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Playground Paradise – An indoor playground for children aged 12 and under, located at Flemingdon Park Community Centre, 150 Grenoble Dr. Hours are: March 12-14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., and March 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $2.50 per child, per hour during the day and $2.50 per child for the whole evening.
  • Free spring flower shows – Centennial Park Conservatory, located at 151 Elmcrest Rd. and Allan Gardens Conservatory, located at 19 Horticultural Ave.
  • Discovery Walks – Explore the city through a number of self-guided Discovery Walks.
  • Cooking camp at St. Lawrence Market – The children’s cooking camp features Canadian, Mexican, Indian and Middle Eastern food. The camp is for children eight to 13 years. Will run March 15-18.