March Break is fast approaching and if the lagging loonie has you staying close to home, fear not! There are plenty of family-friendly things to do right here in Mississauga.
The City of Mississauga will be running over 60 camps and theme days. An affordable way for your child to try new activities. There will also be Fun Skate and Fun Swim Drop-In programs across the city, with some FREE swim events sponsored by Tim Hortons. Visit the city’s website for a complete listing.
Jim Tovey Free Family Skate. March 13, 1:30 to 3pm. Port Credit Arena.
Join Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey for this annual event. Bring a non-perishable food item for The Compass Food Bank.
If you have a budding artist on your hands, Visual Arts Mississauga has a week-long camp that includes drawing, painting, sculpture and more.
If your child is geared to visual and performing arts, Living Arts Centre is running camps for kids 6-17.
Gymnastics Mississauga, a not-for-profit organization, has gymnastics and tumbling camps with both full day and half days available.
Playdium, a perennial favourite, has a March Break special. 225 credits for $31 (plus HST).
http://www.playdium.com/ 99 Rathburn Road West 905-273-9000
Scientists! Magicians! And Stop Motion Animation! Oh my! The Mississauga Library has loads of exciting shows, clubs and workshops going on. Why not grab a book and catch up with your favourite author?
It’s Maple Syrup Festival time again at the Bradley Museum! Drop-in programming scheduled from Monday, March 14 through Saturday, March 19. Noon until 4pm. Activities include sap line tours, children’s crafts and games and historic demonstrations.
https://culture.mississauga.ca/event/bradley-museum/march-maple-magic-month 1620 Orr Road 905-615-4860
Indigo and Chapters Stores. FREE activities during March Break from Lego building to superhero mask designing. Spots are limited. Contact your local store to register.
If your teen is thinking about life after high school, the University of Toronto in Mississauga is hosting a March Break Open House. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with students and faculty, tour the campus, learn about programs and more.
Sunday March 20 11-4pm. 359 Mississauga Rd. 905-828-5400
In the mood for some theatre? Check out these performances at the Living Arts Centre.
http://www.livingartscentre.ca/ Box Office 905-306-6000
- Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move. Monday March 14. Performances at 1pm and 3pm. RBC Theatre
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! Wednesday March 16. Performances at 1pm and 4pm. Hammerson Hall
- An adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s beloved children’s book, Room on the Broom. Friday March 18. Performances at 1pm and 3pm. RBC Theatre
Cineplex Family Favourites. Enjoy a family movie on Saturdays at 11am for only $2.99. Earth to Echo (March 12) and The Games Maker (March 19).
Home Depot’s Kids Workshops. Build A Wagon. Saturday, March 12 10am – 12pm.
A FREE, fun and easy workshop that teaches do-it-yourself skills and tool safety.
Suitable for kids 5-12.
What are you doing on March Break? Let us know!
Debbie Trottier has written three children's books. She loves Halloween, baseball and spending time with her family. And chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. She lives and works in Mississauga-ish.