Enjoy fun, free and affordable activities with the City of Toronto this March Break

Toronto City Staff with kids in a swimming pool. (Photo from Toronto Forest Parks and Recreation)

There’s something for everyone this March Break as the City of Toronto offers many affordable – and many free – activities for students and their families between Monday, March 11 and Friday, March 15.

Drop-in programs
City community centres offer free or low-cost programs for all ages such as swimming, skating, basketball, volleyball, floor and ball hockey to arts classes and yoga. More information is available on the City’s Spring Recreation Programs webpage or by calling 311: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/spring-recreation-programs/.

March Break CampTO
Caregivers can still register for the City’s March Break day camps. CampTO is offered at locations across the city for children aged four to 16. Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, sports and nature-based programs. Visit the City’s CampTO webpage for more information: www.toronto.ca/CampTO

City pools offer free leisure swimming during March Break. People can dive in and find all they’ll need to know on the City’s Swimming & Water Play:

Riverdale Farm
Visitors can tour Riverdale Farm’s scenic grounds to see domestic farm animals such as pigs, horses and sheep. The farm is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. More information is available on the City’s Riverdale Farm webpage:

High Park Animal Display
The High Park Animal Display is home to various domestic and exotic animals including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle and yaks. Admission to the animal display is free and it is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available on the City’s High Park Animal Display webpage:

Toronto Island Park
Just minutes away from downtown by ferry, Toronto Island Park is a great place to walk, cycle, explore and enjoy the city skyline. Information on the winter ferry schedule, fares and what to know about visiting Toronto Island in the winter is available on the City’s Toronto Island Park webpage:

Spring flowers are in bloom at Centennial Park Conservatory and Allan Gardens Conservatory, which feature various flowering plants including tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. The conservatories are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and admission is free. More information is available on the City’s Conservatories webpage:

All leisure skating programs including caregiver and tot, leisure skate and shinny are free for all ages. Approved helmets are mandatory for children under six years of age. Schedules, locations and live rink status updates for indoor and outdoor rinks are available on the City’s Drop-in Skating webpage:

Before heading out, residents are encouraged to check the status of the rink on the City’s Outdoor Rink Closures & Service Alerts webpage:

Toronto History Museums

Make memories this March Break with fun, interactive and exciting activities, workshops, and camp at Toronto History Museums. Participants can prepare a traditional recipe in a historic kitchen, create a handwoven project, print a picture book, sample Indigenous foods, enjoy an interactive drumming session and so much more!

Scarborough Museum is offering a week-long creative camp. Campers will get to be city builders for a week as they use their imagination to create the type of spaces and neighbourhoods they would like to live in. Along with hands-on activities such as a LEGO workshop, an urban planner guest speaker will teach campers about how the cities we live in are designed and how they too can be part of this process. Spots are still available, more information can be found at: https://efun.toronto.ca/torontofun/Activities/ActivitiesCourseDetails.asp?aid=18722&cid=7477260

The museums offer captivating and immersive programming that focuses on the many communities that built Toronto through inspiring stories, games, and crafts. Attendees can also explore and discover the rarely told stories of women and communities who have played pivotal roles in shaping the cultural, social, and economic landscape.

A full list of events can be found at: www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/

Many History Museum events are free but some require tickets for paid experiences which are available through the Toronto History Museums Tickets website: https://thm.streamintickets.com/events.

Toronto Public Library
Toronto Public Library will host approximately 275 activities for children, teens and the whole family during March Break. Highlights include magic and puppet shows as well as Henna art and other crafts activities. Details are available at the Toronto Public Library Programs webpage: https://events.tplcs.ca/?page=1&featured-series=march-break&sort=startdate.

SOURCE City of Toronto

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