March Break Ideas 2018

Mar 05, 2018

March Break is from the 12th to the 16th in 2018. The weather will be warmer, the kids will be out of school, and you’ll have five days to keep them entertained.

It may seem like a lot of hours to fill, but luckily the Greenbelt’s got plenty to keep the whole gang occupied - from Maple Syrup Festivals, to March Break Camps and scenic hikes.

Ready to start your planning? We’ve compiled our top March Break Greenbelt picks to make it easy: Enroll Your Kids in a Nature Camp | Attend a Maple Syrup Festival | Explore the Great Outdoors

Enroll Your Kids in a Nature Camp

Want to see your kid spend some time in the great outdoors this March Break? Why not sign them up for these nature-focused day camps? Day and weekly options are available.

Peterborough - Camp Kawartha March Break Camp. A camp all about engaging kids in the outdoor experience.

Durham Region - March Break Camp at the Claremont Field Centre in Goodwood. Each camp day has a different theme, all with the intended goal of getting kids through hikes, games and activities.

Toronto - Humber Arboretum Nature Camp. Camps are designed to foster a lasting appreciation for the natural environment.

York Region - March Break Nature Camp. Campers will explore and learn about nature through active play, discovery and skill building.

Hamilton - Royal Botanical Garden’s Discovery Day Camps. The Discovery Camps provide hands-on, environmental-based programs through hikes, games, crafts, activities and daily exploration.

Niagara Region - March Break Camp at Ball’s Falls in Welland. Campers at the Ball’s Falls March Day Camp get to solve “eco-mysteries”, tap trees for maple syrup, visits different animal habitats and more!

Take Part in Local Maple Syrup Festivals

Ready for a “sweet” time this March Break? Head out to a deliciously fun Maple Syrup Festival.

York Region - Maple Syrup Festival at Brooks Farms in Mount Albert or Farm Maple Syrup Festival at Horton Tree Farm in Souffville.

Peel - Dufferin - Maple Syrup Festival at Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville or Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge.

Halton Region - Maple Syrup Festival at Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills or Maple Town at Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellvile.

Hamilton - Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Center.

Niagara Region - Sugar Bush Trek (kid friendly) at White Meadows Farms in St. Catharines.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Will it be cross-country ski weather or spring hike weather? Who knows! Luckily the Greenbelt’s forests and trails are perfect for both.

Durham Forest - At over 596 hectares and situated at the top of the Oak Ridges Moraine you can hike, ski, and explore to your hearts content.

York Region Forest - The York Region forest is 2,300 hectares of protected land and home to 100 kilometres of trails - explore it soon.

Credit Valley Conservation - With 11 Conservation Areas, there are tons of outdoor activity offerings waiting for you.

Conservation Halton - Want to share a breathtaking view with your kids? Take a hike up Mount Nemo to get an unmatched panoramic view of forests, rolling hills and even Toronto’s CN Tower.

Niagara Peninsula Conservation - The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority website lists recreational activities and breathtaking sights at its 30 Conservation Areas, from the scenic beauty of Twenty Valley to the operating flour mill at the Ball’s Falls conversation area.

– Andreea Nicoara

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