Still not sure what you’re going to do to keep your kids entertained all week during the March Break? Have no fear, we’ve got some ideas to help you out!
1. Special Events & Activities @ Barrie Public Library
Both the Downtown and Painswick locations of the Barrie Public Library have a number of exciting, free events taking place during the course of the March Break. This year’s lineup will include Paw Patrol meet-and-greets, slime factory, movies, crafts, fort building and more!
Full a full list of events taking place, click here.
2. Star Lab Exhibit @ Simcoe County Museum
The Star Lab is an inflatable planetarium from the Royal Ontario Museum and it’s only here until March 31st. The exhibit is complete with a digital panorama of the night sky, galaxy and constellations.
Public Star Lab tours are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Admission to the Museum is by donation and that includes access to the Star Lab. Check it out before it’s gone!
3. Meet-and-Greets and Live Shows @ The Georgian Mall
There will be a new special guest every day at The Georgian Mall from Monday to Friday during the March Break including Paw Patrol characters, Wiggles characters and more. Make sure to arrive early as these events fill up quick!
To view the schedule, click here.
4. Kids Camps @ Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery
Garden Gallery has a number of drop-in activities during the March Break involving “DIY” crafts with plants. Activities will run on the 11th, 13th & 15th starting at 11 am each day.
Call (705) 725-9913 ext. 325 to register! Cost is between $10-$15.
5. Scenic Caves
March Break is a great time to get out and enjoy some of the last few weeks of winter weather and Scenic Caves is a great place to do that.
Activities include: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge, guided night snowshoe hikes, scavenger hunt, path of wooden sculptures and the children’s adventure playground.
Take a break from your adventures to defrost in the warm-up cabin or roast spider dogs and s’mores at the outdoor fire pit!
6. Treetops Playground
Treetops is a great place for kids to burn their energy, especially during the cold winter months. The only problem you’ll have here is trying to convince your kids to leave. The bright, open layout at Treetops makes it easy to keep an eye on your kids while they play to ensure they’re staying safe and having fun.
Entry for ages 1 & up is $10 plus tax.
If you’re looking for some time to yourself, you can pay a little extra for supervised “playcare” so that your kids will be watched by a Treetops employee while you’re gone.
7. Magic Show & Concert @ Kaleidoscoppe
Kaleidoscoppe is a great place for your kids to play, but it’s also been known to host exciting events for special occasions. On March 15th, Kaleidoscoppe is hosting a comedy magic show with “BenTastic” and a fun-filled musical performance by Team T&J.
These events are known to sell-out, so grab your tickets soon! To purchase tickets, click here.
8. “Painting Potter”
This event is recommended for kids ages 7 & up to explore their creative side. Participants will be lead through a Harry Potter themed painting lesson and will get to take their dual 8 x 10 masterpieces home with them. Make sure to grab some props and hop in the photo booth to capture some special memories from the day.
Tickets are $35/child or $60/child and parent combo. For more information and tickets, click here.
9. “Winter Survivor: Season 4” @ Bulldog KIDS
March Break Camps at Bulldog KIDS for ages 4-9 have sold out, BUT there is still time to sign up for ages 9-14!
The camp is “Survivor” themed and will challenge participants to outwit, outlast and outplay their opponents. One lucky participant will be deemed the winner of Winter Survivor: Season 4 and will take home a prize pack, including a free pass to take part in the Summer Survivor Camp.
The camp runs Monday-Friday from 7 am-6 pm. It costs $295 and includes a pizza lunch on the last day.
For more info & registration, click here.
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.