Published March 5, 2024

10 Activities For Your Kids To Do Over March Break

Your Kid's Guide to Their Week Off
March Break Activities

Still not sure what you're going to do to keep your kids entertained all week during the March Break? Have no fear, there are loads of March Break activities happening in and around Barrie.

Here are a few to get you started ...

1. Special Events & Activities @ Barrie Public Library

All Barrie Public Library locations, including Downtown, Holly, and Painswick will have a number of exciting, free events taking place during March Break. This year's lineup will include tons of space-themed activities including the Ontario Planetarium’s mobile dome, space camp, mini-golf, crafts, and more!

Full a full list of events taking place, click here.

2. March Break Escape @ Friday Harbour

Friday Harbour is an ideal destination to escape the winter blues and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation. During the March Break, Friday Harbour has lots of things to do, including ice skating, entertainment and activities on the Promenade, tasty treats, and more.

Find out more about March Break Escape at Friday Harbour.

3. Meet-and-Greets and Live Shows @ The Georgian Mall

Gabby from Gabby's Dollhouse is headed to The Georgian Mall this March Break! You'll also be able to sit down with the Easter Bunny for photos and take in a high-energy sing along and dance party with Team T&J Kids Jumpin' Jamboree.

For more information about March Break activities at Georgian Mall, click here.

4. March Break Events @ Tanger Outlets

Head to Tanger Outlet Mall on March 9 for their Spring Fun Fest featuring meet and greets with Cocomelon, face painting and more.

From March 9 to 17, they will be also hosting Reptilia, a 20 exhibit mobile zoo. The event is completely free and promises to be an exciting and memorable experience for both parents and kids.

To find out more about the events, head to the Tanger Outlets website.

5. Nordic Centre @ Scenic Caves

March Break is a great time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and Scenic Caves is a great place to do that.

Activities include Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge, scavenger hunts, the children's playground, hiking and more. When you're ready for a break from your adventures, defrost in the warm-up cabin or roast spider dogs and s'mores at the outdoor fire pit!

Learn more about Scenic Caves March Break activities here.

6. Tales Of Fantasy @ Simcoe County Museum

The Simcoe County Museum will be open all week long with their regular exhibits as well as their temporary installation – Tales of Fantasy: Our Myths and Legends. This exhibit will have you immersed in captivating stories from Quebec, Canada and First Nation heritage.

The museum will also host daily camp programs for kids 6 to 12 with themes like Classic Cartoons, Fantastical Fairytales, Swords & Spells, and more.

7. Adventures In Time Travel @ Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons

The Adventures in Travel event at Sainte-Marie Among The Hurons is a special event that offers visitors the opportunity to experience 1639 life in Wendake in a fun and interactive way.

During the Adventures in Travel event, visitors can participate in a variety of activities including Indigenous games, making your own cornhusk doll or clay pots, and more. Tickets to the event are $12; entry is free for children 5 and under.

8. Pottery Wheel Sessions @ Creative Cafe

This event is for kids ages 8 & up to explore their creative side. Participants will learn how to use a pottery wheel and have a chance to produce two pieces each.

Creative Cafe also has a great selection of premade pottery items that you can paint, as well as canvas painting and glass fusing.

9. March Break @ Horseshoe Resort

Horseshoe Resort is the ultimate destination for anyone looking for a fun-filled day trip or overnight getaway. With a wide range of exciting activities, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.

Activities include their regular seasonal offerings, as well as special March Break events such as Cornhole, crafts, DJ Christian Primrose, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and more.

10. Winter Walks

Bundle up and get outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the trails in our area. We've put together a list of some of the best places to get out for a walk with the whole family. Check it out here.

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