March Break is here! If you’re a parent of a school aged child from JK to Grade 12, you know all too well the glee and excitement children exude with the arrival of March Break. Many GTA families were part of the mass exodus Pearson Airport experienced just this past weekend, the busiest travel weekend for this already busy international airport, as sunny destinations were top priority for those wishing to escape the snow and cold. For those of us opting to stay home in the new house or condo, there are still plenty of options to entertain your kids from specialized programs to March Break camps. March-breaking it from your house or condo has never been easier! Check out the great options close to our communities:
For those in Newmarket, you can opt for a full camp experience offered by the town for $160 for the entire week. You can also take advantage of the extended hours of the Youth Fitness Centre open from 10am-1pm for those 12 and under and 1pm-4pm for those 13+. The Newmarket Public Library is open to registration all week long for special March Break programs ranging from babysitting workshops to making Mardi Gras masks, you’re sure to find something fun for kids of all ages! For details click here!
The city of Brampton is offering dozens of camp programs ranging from general interest to sports and fitness to special needs programs. You can also sign up your child for ski and snowboard lessons or just drop-in fun with the option of tubing at the hills of Brampton’s Chinguacousy Park. Whether you’re looking for full day, half day or drop-in, be sure to checkout the town website for details: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/Documents/Digital-Publications/Recreation/March%20Break%202014/index.htm
The city of Vaughan offers a full host of programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, Vaughan has it all! Registration for before and after care is also offered at each of the community centres offering March Break programs. For more details head to: https://www.vaughan.ca/services/recreation/General%20Documents/Recreation%20Guide/School%20Break.pdf
It may seem like a long time, but with just a minimal amount of planning and forethought, life in your house or condo during March Break can be a fun-filled adventure where learning never stops! Whether you opt to register your child into daily programs, or just play it by ear with the many drop-in options, coming home to your new house or condo at the end of the day will be an exciting time to share the day’s happenings during this year’s March Break.