Spring Tide Bulb Show – Hawaiian Luau

March 8th to 17th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gage Park Greenhouse

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/spring-tide-bulb-show?view=0

This is a great way to spend time with family during March Break. Bring the family, participate in our scavenger hunt and enjoy the first sights, sounds, and smells of spring!  Admission is free but donations to Hamilton Food Share are appreciated. Canned goods and monetary donations will be accepted.

Capture the Moment at Dundurn National Historic Site

March 9th to March 15th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/capture-moment-dundurn-national-historic-site-0?view=0

Visit Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum this March Break and ‘strike a pose’.

In our activity area children are invited to make their own costume pieces, dress up and take pictures in front of recreated backdrops of Dundurn from the 1840s to 1960s. On your guided tour of Dundurn, costumed staff will invite you into some of Sir Allan MacNab’s rooms for a photo op. At The Hamilton Military Museum dress up like an 1812 solider and have your picture taken in front of a British encampment or ‘camp out’ in the hands-on discovery gallery. Cost: Adults: $12, Seniors/Youth: $10, Children: $6.50, Infants: Free, Family: $32  Save 20% when you purchase tickets online.

Hamilton Public Library

Various Branches throughout the city offer different activities. Legomania, SPCA, Story Time, Playdoh and more.

https://events.hpl.ca/events

Harper's March Break Petting Zoo

March 11th, 13th & 15th, 12:00pm-3:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/565530810161016/posts/2056120127768736?sfns=mo

Stop by this March Break for our petting zoo! Monday March 11th, Wednesday March 13th and Friday March 15th from 12-3pm only.There will be 20+ animals here including goats, rabbits, sheep, a mini donkey & much more! There will also be $2 pony rides!

Landmark Cinemas March Break

March 11th-15th, times vary

https://www.landmarkcinemas.com/movie-deals/march-movie-break/

They're out of school, now get them out of the house with a March Movie Break at Landmark Cinemas! It's our exclusive line-up of $3 movies that does some good by supporting Kids Help Phone.

 

Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic

March 13th to March 17th, daytime and evening shows

First Ontario Centre, 101 York Blvd.

https://www.facebook.com/events/891176211087069/

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes skating into a city near you. Be charmed by a cast of over 50 of Disneys unforgettable characters, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and many of the Disney Princesses. Relive the magic of Disneys Frozen with Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Sing-along to over 30 songs during moments from Disney Pixars Toy Story, Finding Dory, Disneys The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more in a show to leave your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime. Note: Costumes not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

 

Historical Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, March 9th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/march-break-historical-scavenger-hunt?view=0

Bring the whole family to participate in a scavenger hunt on the beautiful grounds of Fieldcote Museum.

Discover some interesting facts about life in Canada, past and present, engage in hands-on activities and visit the hot chocolate station. Exciting prizes to be won!

Cost: Adults: $4, Seniors/Youth: $3.50, Children: $3, Infants: Free, Family: $12

 

The Magical World of Wizarding

March 9th to March 17th, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Hamilton Children’s Museum

http://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/march-break-madness-magical-world-wizarding?view=0

Get your wands ready as the Children’s Museum transforms into a magical school of wizardry! Visitors will learn all about Charms, Potions, Divination and even how to take care of Magical Creatures. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite witch or wizard! Cost: Adults: $2.50, Seniors/Youth: $2.50, Children: $4.50, Infants (under 1yr) Free, Family: $10

Family March Break Camp

March 11th – 15th

McQuesten Urban Farm, 785 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/mcquestenurbanfarm/photos/a.207716629407687/1130609833785024/?type=3&theater

Looking for family activities during March Break? We’ve got you covered! Daily themes include: Farm Crafts, Super Snacks, Seeds & Sweet Water, Taco Party, Pizza & Planting Day. The cost for these programs is $5 or pay what you can! Our March Break programming has limited spaces, reserve your spot! To register your family, please email us at info@mcquestenurbanfarm.ca

March Break Play-Cation!

March 11th – 15th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Scholar’s Choice, Upper Wentworth

https://www.facebook.com/events/291626154838312/

The Scholar's Choice March Break Play-cation is back! We have fun in store activities each day for you and your children to come in and play with us. On top of all the fun activities we have planned we also will be having a scavenger hunt in store!
Monday: Family Game Day! Come in and play together - make & take a game or pick up a new puzzle / game for your family
Tuesday: Construction! The Building challenge is back. Come in and play with Plus Plus and MagSnaps and show us your best designs.
Wednesday: DIY Sensory Tools - Come in and make your own DIY sensory tools. Fidget pencil toppers to show off your unique style and clay to express yourself!
Thursday: Get Active! Ready, Aim, Fire: Come show us your archery skills with two bros bows or settle down and find some yoga.
Friday: LOL Doll Swap from 11:00am - 1:00pm! Come in trade and swap your dolls or just come show off your favourites.

 

March Break Events at Toys R Us

March 11th to March 15th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ontario Toys R Us locations

https://www.facebook.com/events/336694620386423/

MONDAY
Dragon Trainers Unite!
Five years have passed since Hiccup and Toothless united the dragons and Vikings of Berk. Join “Us” for a puzzle make and take and tote bag giveaway to celebrate their return! Max. 70 per store.

TUESDAY
Design & Create a Bracelet
Spin up some fun with the KumiKreator™ from Spin Master! Your child and their bestie can enjoy an interactive product demo that will have them and our product expert spinning up a unique bracelet! Max. 100 per store.

WEDNESDAY
It's Morphin' Time!
Your kids can become a certified Ranger. Take part in our Power Rangers training activities and learn to think, act and dress like a Ranger. PLUS free swag! Max. 50 per store.

THURSDAY
Build a LEGO® City Dragster
Ready, Set, Go! Join the racing crowd at this awesome LEGO® make and take activity!  Max. 100 per store.

FRIDAY
Express Yourself with Beads
Spell it out and express your individuality with the Alphabet Bead DIY activity! Kids can create a unique bracelet or keychain and take it home! Max. 100 per store.

 

March Break Succulent Workshops

Monday, March 11th, Wednesday, March 13th, Friday, March 15th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Harper’s Garden Centre, 1039 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

https://www.facebook.com/events/470521633484740/?event_time_id=470521643484739

Come join us for our March break succulent workshops! Create your own urn masterpiece with the help of our experts! Workshops are on Mar. 11, 13 & 15 From 1-2 PM You can sign up online, over the phone or in store!

 

March Break Kids Classes

March 11th to March 15th, various times

Crock A Doodle, Dundas

105-101 Osler Drive, Dundas

https://www.facebook.com/pg/CrockADoodleinDundas/events/?ref=page_internal

Monday: Incredible You!

Tuesday: LOL Doll Party

Wednesday: Unicorns and Dragons

Thursday: Harry Pottery

Friday: Mermaid Tails

 

March Break Family Fun at Eastgate Square

Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th

Eastgate Square, Centre Court

https://www.eastgatesquare.ca/events/eastgate-march-break-family-fun--2

Join us for FREE entertainment in Centre Court!

Wednesday, March 13th at 1pm & 3pm: SAFARI SCIENCE - 30 minute show plus a meet and greet with some of the animals after the show.  Animals include reptiles, python, lizard, geckos, bearded dragon, tortoise, tree frog, tarantulas, hedgehog and chinchilla!

Thursday, March 14th at 2pm: REPTILIA - One hour meet and greet show.  Featuring a knowledgeable cast member from the Reptilia Zoo who brings a selection of reptiles for guests to meet and greet, touch and take photos with!

 

Maple Syrup Festival

Sundays in March, as well as Wednesday March 13th and Thursday,  March 14th for March Break

Westfield Heritage Village

http://westfieldheritage.ca/maple-syrup-festival/

Learn about Ontario’s past and our local history by exploring more than 30 historic buildings staffed by Westfield Village's authentically costumed volunteer interpreters. Discover historical and modern methods of making of maple syrup from the tree to the table. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast

 

March Break at Whitehern: Anthropomorphia

March 9 to March 17, 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Whitehern Historic House & Garden, 41 Jackson Street West

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/march-break-whitehern-anthropomorphia?view=0

Try to spot “Shopkins” hidden amongst the McQuesten family’s every-day items, create your own anthropomorphic crafts & play traditional games. People have been adding human faces and characteristics to inanimate objects and animals for a very long time! From 1890’s political posters, 1930’s advertising, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and Beatrix Potter’s storybook creatures, to the latest “Shopkins” craze.

Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20. Save 20% when you buy online.

Maple Town

March 2nd to April 7th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville

https://www.conservationhalton.ca/event-details?eventID=37

See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup, and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles. Learn the secrets of making Maple Candy and taste FREE candy samples. Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods. Take a guided wagon ride through the sugar bush and learn about the history of maple syrup. Climb, jump, and run in the Play Barn. See dramatic birds of prey demonstrations in the Raptor Centre at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. View bison, eagles, hawks and owls along the Wildlife Walkway. 

 

Messy Play with a Princess

Monday, March 11th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Messy Play Studio at Blossom Musik, 1175 Wilson Street East, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/401975887012361/

Forever Fairest will be sharing the magic of storytelling and song with a beautiful surprise princess. We couldn’t be more excited! There will also be a take home craft and of course some Messy Play fun! Be sure to dress for mess. This is a registered event with tickets costing $15 per child. Be sure to register early! Accompanying Adult and siblings 8 months and under are free.  About Forever Fairest: Forever Fairest offers the most magical, pixie-dust filled events in all the GTA. Our singing princesses will delight your royal guests young and old. We offer the highest quality costumes, talent and magical moments that will leave you enchanted.

March Break Kick-Off by SilvieReads Books and Events

Monday, March 11th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Dr. John M. Perkins Centre, 1429 Main Street East, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/352984555284559/

A family event to encourage your child's imagination, creativity, and a love of learning. Admission is $2/person to a max of $7/family. All admissions support Hamilton's Imagination Library.
Includes: Children's activity centres, including face painting, storytelling, arts and crafts, and PlayDoh!
Awesome vendors for shopping, including Thirty One, SweetLegs, and Usborne Books!
Pita Pit will be there selling yummy lunch options!

 

A Monumental March Break

March 11th to March 15th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Battlefield House Museum & Park, 77 King Street West

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/monumental-march-break?view=0

Do you want to try something truly unique this March Break?  See the past come to life. Visit us for fun and fascinating hands-on activities for the whole family.

Cost: Adults: $7, Seniors/Youth: $6, Children: $5, Infants: Free, Family: $20. Save 20% when you buy online.

March Break: Unplugged

March 11th to March 17th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/march-break-unplugged?view=0

Do away with screens, blinking lights, and dead batteries and visit the Museum of Steam and Technology’s Unplugged March Break Activity Centre! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in and try some low-tech games and activities including a giant chess board, train puzzles, and matching games. Try your hand at origami, build a house of cards, and make your own craft to take home.This is a free drop-in activity centre. Regular admission rates apply for museum tours.

March Break Kids Events at Chapters/Indigo

March 11th to 15th, 11:00 am

Check website to see if a location near you is hosting an event

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/events/listings/?s_campaign=organic:social:Facebook:KidsBreakEvents

Events Include:

Crafts with Klutz

LOL and Bakugan Collectors Club

Build with LEGO

ORB Arts and Crafts

Peppa Pig & Paw Patrol Preschool Pals

 

Kids’ Movie Screenings at The Westdale

March 11th to 15th

The Westdale Theatre, 1014 King Street West

https://www.thewestdale.ca/calendar/2019-03/

Various movies, dates and showtimes – visit the calendar above to see what’s playing.

Teen Edison Lamp Workshop

Monday, March 11th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Rock Paper Scissors, 11 Landsdowne Avenue, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/2348022911898600/

Send your kids down to CreateSpace Studio for our popular Edison Lamp Workshop! Drop them off for an awesome introduction to basic electrical, and design class. We have 4 spaces available in this 2 hour class. A $50 deposit is required to secure your space in this $85+hst class. Suitable for ages 10+.

March Break Kids Film Fest at The Playhouse Cinema

March 11th to March 15th, various showtimes

177 Sherman Avenue N, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/300373610645909/

It's time to get you AND THE KIDS back to the Playhouse!
A Dog's Way Home
Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse
...And More TBA!!
Get your little ones juiced up with beverages, popcorn and snacks at our concession stand! Coffee, baked goods, and health options available too. Special Admission: $5 All Seats (Yes, that's you too parents!). Visit www.playhousecinema.ca for showtimes and advanced tickets.

Playville – March Break Fun!

Tuesday, March 12th, 4:00-6:00 pm, Wednesday, March 13th, 4:00-6:00 pm, Thursday, March 14th, 12:00 pm

1070 Stone Church Road East, Unit 20, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/208083916486845/posts/294600207835215?sfns=mo

Special events for three days of March Break!  Pre-registration and payment is required.

Tuesday – Make “Soup in a Jar” - $25+HST

Wednesday – Cake Decorating Event - $35+HST

Thursday – Drop in play and glitter tattoos or face/arm painting from Glitterbug

 

Kids March Break Bench Class

Tuesday, March 12th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rock Paper Scissors, 11 Landsdowne Avenue, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/239146933630850/

Our March Break classes are always a great way to break up that chilly week at home! Send your kids out to CreateSpace for a chance to get dirty and learn some basic woodworking!  Your child will distress, paint, stain and assemble their very own RPS.Co Urban Bench in this 4 hour class. We have 4 spaces available for kids aged 10 and up.  This class is $125+hst and begins at 9am. A $50 deposit is required to secure your spot, be sure to message us today to register!

Kids in the Kitchen – Lunches, Snacks and Facts – Vegan and Gluten Free

Tuesday, March 12th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Casual Gourmet, 1027 King Street West

https://www.facebook.com/events/217473445855595/

Join Catherine Switer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist in the Kitchen for a fun morning. Your child will have to opportunity to learn valuable kitchen skills & learn about healthy alternatives for snacks & meal time.  In this class we will be creating healthy Vegan & Gluten Free lunchtime meals & snacks!

 

Kids in the Kitchen – Pizza Party

Tuesday, March 12th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Casual Gourmet, 1027 King Street West

https://www.facebook.com/events/265223950838368/

Making pizza with kids is a fan favorite, not only does everyone LOVE pizza, it incorporates many different kitchen skills! Join Catherine for a fun & interactive class, while learning a bit about nutrition!

Spiders Alive!

Daily until April 14th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West

https://www.rbg.ca/spiders

In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spider anatomy and evolutionary history, learn about their signature traits — venom and silk-making — and be surprised by little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live arachnids representing approximately 17 species, the exhibition includes larger-than-life models of spiders, a climbable spider model 50 times life size, and a rare 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider in limestone.

Singing in the Rain

Thursday, March 14th, 2:00 pm

The Zoetic, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/2252120331777113/

Ahhh March, a springy, youthful, flourishing month. What better time for some Singing in the Rain? Bring your family this March Break as we show this true classic from 1952. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favour and bring a friend for an afternoon of classic, musical joy. If you have seen it, you know it's a film worth reliving. We will have a special senior and children's price for this amazing family fun event!   The dashing Gene Kelly and the lovely Debbie Reynolds will put a skip in your step and some love in your heart. Especially when paired with our pre-show Happy Hour!

March Break Mysteries

March 11th to 15th, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily

Dundas Museum and Archives

https://www.facebook.com/events/2067338113313694/

Mystery, myths, and monsters! Visit the Dundas Museum and Archives during March Break to solve a mysterious scavenger hunt, learn about fantastic myths, and create your own monstrous crafts. Drop-in activities and crafts are going on all week long

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