Five Ideas for March Break in Toronto

Bruce's Mill Maple Syrup Festival, photo by Kathy Stranks
Bruce's Mill Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, photo by Kathy Stranks

March Break 2015 is finally here for many Toronto-area school kids and for those families not heading south to soak up the sun, we’ve rounded up five ideas for March Break activities in Toronto:

King’s Court at Casa Loma

The King’s Court at Casa Loma features special activities for March Break 2015 including knight training, interactive Medieval theatre, challenging games, Merlin’s Magic Show, creative crafts, face painting and a sing along with Cinderella. Admission is Adults (18-59) $27, Seniors (60+) $21, Youth (14-17) $21, Children (4-13) $17 and 3 and under Free.

Bruce's Mill Maple Syrup Festival, photo by Kathy Stranks
Bruce’s Mill Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, photo by Kathy Stranks

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce’s Mill

The maple sugar is ready and waiting to be tasted at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce’s Mill. One of the most popular events during March break in Toronto, the Maple Syrup Festival features demonstrations of the tapping of maple trees, enjoy wagon rides, live entertainment and pancakes and maple syrup. Special activities are offered during March Break 2015 and weekends only. Admission is Adults (15-59) $8.85 plus HST, Seniors (60+) $5.75 plus HST, Children (5-14) $5.75 plus HST and 4 and under Free. Tickets must be purchased at Bruce’s Mill during March Break. For group bookings, call 416-667-6295. Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area is located at 3291 Stouffville Road, east of Warden Avenue in Stouffville. Bruce’s Mill is open Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March Break at the ROM

Take a voyage this March Break with cutting-edge technologies and adventures in science, art and culture at Futurology at the ROM. All ages can drop in any day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other ROM activities which begin at 10 a.m. each day of March Break 2015 include:

    • Interactive performances where you’ll imagine all the ways in which the future will be funny. Takes place 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily; no performances on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
    • Find hidden clues at each station of the Natural History Mystery Quest to solve the puzzle.
    • Explore cutting-edge technology with Google and MaRS Discovery District.
    • Enter ROM Beta and imagine the future for a 21st-century museum. Meet ROM Staff and help them develop exhibits and galleries of the future.
    • Build a city of the future inspired by Douglas Coupland’s Everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything exhibition.
    • Create a slogan for the 22nd century, then take it home or leave it here for others to read.
      Go see a wall of slogans in the Douglas Coupland exhibition!
    • Find out how the ROM saved these world-famous whales for science and the world.
    • Meet ROM curatorial staff from the Natural History and World Cultures departments and get up close and personal with touchable items from the collections.
    • Enjoy epic gaming in the ROM Arcade featuring games created during ROM Game Jam.

ROM hours during March Break 2015 are Sat., March 14, 2015 to Sat. March 21, 2015 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sun. March 22 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times at Exhibition Place is currently offering a 2-for-1 ticket special for March Break 2015. Enjoy a four-course dinner while watching a Medieval re-enactment of a jousting tournament, equine skills and an actual display of falconry. Tickets are $64.95 (add $20 for upgraded King’s Royalty seats that include first row seating, a group photo, commemorative program and DVD).

Ontario Science Centre

If you’ve had some physical activity and are looking for some downtime indoors, check out these two IMAX films currently playing at the Ontario Science Centre’s OMNIMAX Theatre: Great White Shark and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Hoopla at Toronto Public Library

Another idea for downtime is checking out Hoopla at the Toronto Public Library. This new partnership allows you to stream or download movies, TV shows and music for free 24/7 from the Hoopla section on the Toronto Public Library website. And you don’t have to place your item on hold. All you need is a valid Toronto Public Library card.


  1. Reading about maple syrup is making me crave pancakes. A perfect comfort food for the cold weather we’re still experiencing. The admission fees for the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival are really reasonable.

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