Discover Burlington Ontario

March Break 2019 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.

Maple syrup cooking over a pot at Bronte Creek park

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 9:30am-3pm.

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,

Spiders Alive at RBG

 

Creep on over to the Royal Botanical Gardens for their Spiders Alive exhibit, running until April 14. There are lots of interactive displays and a full list of daily activities to keep the kids busy and after seeing all the spiders and their friends, 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 are looking for a full week of fun they are also offering March Break Camps.

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.

Ireland House - hearth

Visit Ireland House on Sunday March 17 for their History Explorers Club and the theme that day is Maple Production. 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 Through the Decades with lots of fun activities from the 1950’s – 1990’s!

The Burlington Public Library are holding a lot of different activities throughout the week at their branches. For a full calendar check the Library website.

The Art Gallery of Burlington is another great spot to bring the kids. They are offering a March Break Camp from 9am – 4pm daily. Children have the opportunity to develop artistic skills that will challenge them to think creatively. Also visit the AGB 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.

Sit back and relax as you watch a show at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. On Sunday, March 10 see the Gryphon Trio: Piano, with String Attached. On Friday, March 15 see Gandini Juggling: SIGMA, or Ahuri Theatre presents This Is The Point. On Saturday is The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival: The Best of the Fest Featuring Gavin Crawford and Bruce McCulloch.

The Taste of Burlington runs until March 10 so it’s on for the first weekend of March Break.  Visit one of the 41 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 Appetit!

Plan a visit to Burlington Centre for some shopping and lunch/dinner. Bring the kids and meet some of their favourites: Paw Patrol Chase & Skye on March 12 from 11-3 and Dora The Explorer and Boots on March 13 from 11-3.

Courtyard by Marriott March Break specialsLooking to visit Burlington during the break?  The Courtyard Marriott Burlington has a March Break Package with rooms from $149 and 20% off Children’s Meals (12 and under) in the Courtyard Bistro Restaurant,  With a heated saltwater pool and fitness centre on site plus passes for local attractions it is a perfect little getaway.

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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