100+ Awesome March Break Activities For 2024

March Break 2024 in Ontario is full of great things to do in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara beyond. Our popular events calendar is full of cool March Break activities and fun things you can do with the kids this week. We’ve also suggested some of our favourite daytrips and local places to take kids to help you have something great to do every single day of the school break.

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Outdoor Activities on March Break

Mountsberg Conservation Area is home to Maple Town once again this year. We love Maple Town because it is a great fresh air experience. You will learn how trees are tapped and how sap is collected then turned into delicious maple syrup. Pre-book your visit online.

Westfield Heritage Village is hosting “Maple Syrup Season” on select days in March. We’ve got two demonstration sites, a Maple Trivia Trail, and take-out pancakes from the St. George Lions Club. Visitors will also be able to buy maple treats from the General Store and Gift Shop. 

Bring back the basics and blow your kids’ minds at the same time when you take them to a different playground every day! We have 35+ playground reviews for Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Milton right here. And we know the best natural playgrounds, too! Playgrounds are our favourite free March Break activities near me.

Have you tried snow tubing yet? The price isn’t as steep as I thought it would be! It’s a full day of thrills and chills on the hill with the family.

Explore nature with these kid-friendly hiking destinations. They have lots to see and do, and the inclines are too steep for little legs (or old lady knees, like mine!)

Some of our favourite free March Break activities are ice skating and tobogganing. We know the best outdoor rinks and hills around!

Challenge your whole family to a cool ropes course like the one at Treetop Trekking in Hamilton.

One of the destinations I recommend most – and about once a week – is a trip to Triple C Farm. You’ll get up close and personal with a wide variety of farm animals, each rescued and brought back into good health at this lovely farm.

March break Things To Do Indoors

Joseph Brant Museum has new exhibits, perfect for a spectrum of ages, plus a brand new Children’s Gallery. We visited with young kids and grandparents, and everyone had rave reviews.

Find the coolest indoor play centres in Halton and in Hamilton/Niagara here. They will be a popular destination this week, so if you’re looking to make some new friends with kids, you’re in luck!

Royal Botanical Gardens’ winter exhibit Nature’s Superheroes! is fabulous for families. We loved the live shows for the younger kids because they get to meet some of the animals in person. The exhibit itself is perfect for all ages, and has some great hands-on learning aspects.

Dress in your brightest whites and take the kids for a round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf here. Always a great idea if you have tweens and teens looking for March Break things to do.

Wander through the Art Gallery of Hamilton – especially the 2nd floor – and let your kids enjoy a feast for the eyes! A visit to the gallery is a great March Break activity in Hamilton.

Grab your kiddos and try out some cool board games at a local board game cafe. Or get creative and paint something beautiful at a local paint and pottery studio.

Enjoy the beauty of the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and you’ll be floored to realize it’s like a tropical climate in the middle of the city.

Children’s museums are so much fun to explore and enjoy and they offer hands-on learning and entertainment for kids.

Keep this list of things to do with tweens and teens handy and plan some fun with friends this March Break.

Free March Break Activities

Burlington Public Library has something awesome happening at each of their branches this week. You can find their full calendar of events here. And be sure to stop into the brand new Discovery Space at Central branch – you’re going to LOVE it! The space is drop in, no booking needed and filled with the coolest toys, arts and crafts and gadgets your kids will adore.

Hamilton Public Library branches have a full week of amazing – and free – activities for kids. Take in a story time, play games, nd join in activities including STEM and creative workshops. Find their events calendar here.

Geocaching is a great way to spend time outdoors with your kids. It brings together walking in the fresh air, investigative skills and a scavenger hunt! 

Our events calendar is home to free and paid events happening this week.

Frequently Asked Questions

When Is March Break in 2024?

Ontario public and catholic schools are closed from March 13 thru 17 inclusively. Private school board closures may differ.

Should I pre-book our activities?

March Break is very busy at family-friendly destinations. If you can, prebook your visit to avoid disappointment.

March Break Activities and Events

In addition to the great suggestions above, there are a ton of cool events happening over March Break, too! You can find them all listed below.

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