It’s that time of the year again! Spring is on its way and kids will be the first ones to welcome the mild weather by being off hook for a good week before the next round of holidays come around with Good Friday and Easter Monday. The fun just doesn’t stop!
Toronto has geared up for this kid extravaganza by doling out tempting family fun at affordable prices across the city. Star attractions include Wizard World Fun Park, pitching itself as Toronto’s ultimate March break destination. Back for their 10th year, this indoor park offers over 20 mechanical and inflatable rides, arts, crafts, animals, elephant rides and more.
Museums, Science Centers and art galleries are gearing up too. A shining example is Bata Shoe Museum which is throwing a “beach party” for some “fun in the sun” this March break. Activities include decorating your own visor and sandal box, dressing up in groovy summer footwear, and taking a selfie in front of the beachscape. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is also offering a fantastic line-up of family-friendly activities.
Another magnet for kids during this off time will be the Toronto Zoo. Interact with polar bears and otters; watch enriching demonstrations, or listen to special animal keepers’ talks.
Toronto’s enchanting castle Casa Loma is on hand to explore the limits of your imagination, too. Interactive theatrical live shows, friendly mascots, and cool characters from Sesame Street are just a few of the numerous draws.
If you are one of those families who want to get away from the pressure of dressing and driving, spend some pajama days with your kids cuddled up at home reading them bedtime stories, or getting them to help with making pancakes or family breakfasts. Take them for relaxed maple festivals tucked away in scenic countryside, or just explore trails and swamps at a leisurely pace.
The truth of the matter is that adults are more stressed than kids to make March break memorable and eventful for kids. However, fun doesn’t always come with detailed planning and executing of meticulous locations to visit. Togetherness is the best family fun and bonding with loved ones comes free!
About the author:
Vinita Kinra has been featured among 150 most remarkable Canadians by Canadian Race Relations Foundation. She is a Toronto-based author, editor, speaker and activist, best known for her short story collection, Pavitra in Paris, launched to critical acclaim in 2013. She is also a contributor for India’s largest English daily, The Times of India.