It’s almost that time of year again. Parents everywhere are cringing with the decision of what to do over March break. It is one of the most expensive times of year to travel with your family and that combined with a very strong U.S. dollar makes this option even less feasible for most families. Luckily if you live in or around Vaughan there are some great options to keep the whole family occupied over the break.
Reptillia: A zoo in the middle of Town! This 10,000 sqft building is home to 100s of species of reptiles and amphibians. Go for the day or if the thought of spending the day with all sorts of creepy crawlies is too much for you, you can sign your kids up for camp and let the pros be the guide! March break camp runs from Monday March 14 to Friday March 18. You can send your kids for a day at $57 or the entire week for $257 (taxes may apply). You will be the coolest parent in town!
Location: 2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at the Kortright Centre: If you are looking for something a little more tame than a reptile zoo, the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is on from March 5 to April 3. Bring the whole family down to the Kortright Centre where there will be demonstrations, samples (worth the price of admission), wagon rides, face painting and more. A great way to get outside for a few hours and have a little something sweet as well. Tickets can be purchased online at $5.75 +hst for children 4-14 and students (with ID) and $8.85 + hst for adults.
Location: 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge
McMichael Art Gallery: Located in the charming Village of Kleinburg the McMichael Art Gallery is renowned for its collection of approximately 6000 pieces of strictly Canadian Art including greats such as Tom Thompson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to the development of Canadian art. The gallery offers some excellent March Break Programs which can be found of their website. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $36 for a family and children under 5 and McMichael members are free. After participating in one of the programs enjoy a stroll through the charming Village of Kleinburg and stop for a bite to eat and some shopping along the way and one of the many boutique shops and restaurants.
Location: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg