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March Break 2018 in BurlON

by Kelly Harris

Whether you are visiting Burlington or staycationing here, there is no shortage of activities for you to enjoy.  Burlington makes a great getaway for a few days, a weekend or even a day trip. We are conveniently located between Toronto and Niagara making us an easy stop for some family fun!  And if you are lucky enough to call Burlington home, then there is enough to keep you and the kids busy over the break.

I don’t know about you but one of my favourite things about March are the Maple Syrup Festivals. There is nothing more Canadian than eating pancakes with warm maple syrup in the great outdoors! How fortunate we are to have three Maple Festivals that are all unique, so close to home.  At Bronte Creek Provincial Park they specialize in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from the 1900’s.  Learn about the history and culture of maple syrup and enjoy their pancake house, maple candy, maple taffy, wagon rides and guided tours of maple lane. Open daily during March Break 9:30-3:00.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Mountsberg Conservation Area transforms into Maple Town where you can explore the sugar bush and enjoy the sweet treats it produces. Enjoy pancakes in the outdoor pavilion and don’t miss the birds of prey show featuring eagles, hawks, owls and more. Open 10-4 daily during March Break and weekends.  Crawford Lake Conservation presents Sweetwater Season, where you can learn how maple syrup was first discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples.  Open 10-4 daily,

Hop on over to the Royal Botanical Gardens for their Frog exhibit, running until April 15th. There are lots of interactive displays and a full list of daily activities to keep the kids busy and after seeing all the frogs, make sure you visit the rest of the RBG where spring has sprung! The kids will also love playing in their outdoor play area and after you can grab a nice lunch at their Greenhouse Cafe.

If you have Paw Patrol fans on your hands, then you won’t want to miss out going to Burlington Mall on March 13 and 14 from 11-3. Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Skye will all be present for a Meet and Greet – get those cameras ready!

If you’re looking for some indoor fun, there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy! If you haven’t tried an Escape Room yet, Burlington has some great ones. You can check out Confundrum Escape Rooms, Exit Strategy or Mission Possible.  Try some indoor rock climbing at Climbers Rock.  Too adventurous for you? No problem – try bowling at either Burlington Bowl or Splitsville Burlington. Are the kids full of energy and you need them to use up some of it? Visit our friends at Rockin Jump, where the kids can bounce to their heart content and you can sit and enjoy a coffee in their open lounge area.  Faraway Greens is another option if you want to try some indoor golf to get ready for golf season.

Visit Ireland House on Sunday March 11 for their Circus Lego club. This is a supervised drop-off program, but make sure you register in advance so you get a spot!   Parents can also register their kids for the March Break camp being offered 9-4 daily.  The theme is School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, so we may have lots of Harry Potters around town following that camp!

 

Ireland House in Snow

The Burlington Public Library are holding a lot of different activities throughout the week at their branches. Enjoy special nights for Storytime with your Stuffies, Movie Madness, a Bubbleology  show and Robotics 101 just to name a few! For a full calendar check the Library website.

The Art Gallery of Burlington is another great spot to bring the kids. Join them for their Creative Hub, which is a free drop in art studio that provides the perfect outlet for your budding young artists. On Sundays from 1-4 pm. join gallery artists/instructors as they offer ideas for inspiration and facilitate hands-on activities to help you explore your creative side. If you want to visit during the week and see their current exhibits, there is a scavenger hunt the kids can do while having a look at the Storytellers exhibit. Or if you visit Prime Time an exhibit featuring the Prime Ministers of Canada, there is a special photo opp spot for the kids.

One of our fave things to do with the kids if we’re not heading away is to book a night at a hotel in town so you still have that feeling that you’re ‘away’. That way there is no laundry, no dishes and we have time for some family fun! The Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre is offering a March Break staycation package. Enjoy an overnight stay in one of their double guest rooms with late check-out, 2 deluxe hot breakfast buffets, 4 free bowling passes for Splitsville Entertainment and stay a 2nd night at 50% off with 2 more hot breakfast buffets included! The kids can swim and you can bring a good book and relax!

Indigo Books locations across the province are offering daily activities for kids. See their website for a full list and you can visit the Indigo in Burlington on Brant Street, just north of the QEW.

The Taste of Burlington runs until March 11 so it’s on for the first weekend of March Break.  Visit one of the 36 participating restaurants and enjoy prix-fixe dining with the kids, it’s March Break for the parents as well that way- no cooking or cleaning up afterwards. Bon Appeti!

We hope you have a safe and fun-filled March Break!  Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you need assistance planning your visit. For more information on what to see and do in Burlington, give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook.

 

 

 

 

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