A rapid roundup of things to occupy your family's time for the rest of the week off.
Every year, March Break sneaks up on us. One minute it’s the dead of winter, and the next it’s the end of the first cabin-feverish day off. The kids are screaming and so are your wits!
What to do, you ask? Take a deep breath, and let your friends at Torontoist do the heavy lifting with this semi-comprehensive list.
There’s no better deal in the city than the Toronto Public Library. Over March Break, branches across town are hosting a variety of different activities for various interests and age groups, like this intro to cartooning led Matthew Dimuantes. Whether you want to be the next Seth or Kate Beaton, or telling stories through drawing is just lots of fun, it’s a good place to start.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones is not a particularly good movie. But what is always great is Lego, and so an Attack of the Clones–themed exhibit at the Lego Discovery Centre is still worth seeing. Plus, even though it’s bad Star Wars, it’s still Star Wars, so there’s that.
The Big Bad Wolf is the unlikely hero in this hilarious re-imagining of the fairy-tale classic that will entertain kids aged 4-12 but, maybe just as importantly, keep parents and caregivers amused too.
Does your kid have lots of energy that isn’t cured by Netflix? Maybe they like colourful foam things? Then Flemingdon’s Playground Paradise is for you. The elaborate two-storey play structure lives up to its name with spiral slides and a cargo elevator. And it’s only $2.50 per child.
Whether your kid’s a budding urban futurist, a space obsessive, or really into whales, the ROM’s Futurology drop-in program has something to tickle their fancy. Best of all, the art, culture, science, and technology free-for-all is suitable for kids of all ages. Not too shabby!
Choose from one of a few guided walks through Toronto’s urban national park to poke through nature and anticipate the season change that’s finally, for absolute real, under way.