Family Spring Break Activities in Edmonton: A list of Family Activities, Events & Camps from March 25 – April 2, 2017.
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I. Events & Activities
1. Spring Break at the Library
There will be so much to do during spring break 2017 at EPL. From scavenger hunts to art to puppets to coding, and more! Drop by an EPL branch and explore all the fantastic programs available for FREE to children of all ages. Details
2. The Music Man
The Trinity Players present The Music Man. A tale of a traveling sales conman who convinces the small Iowan townfolk of River City that in order to keep their youth out of trouble they must keep them busy through forming a marching band. His plan of selling all his musical instruments to the local wayward youth is made more complicated as he begins to fall for the local librarian who happens also be a music teacher. Details
3. Into The Woods
An epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. Details
4. Alice in Wonderland
Tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy every minute of Edmund Stripe’s critically-lauded, delightfully fun Alice in Wonderland. Follow Lewis Carroll’s timeless heroine into a world of clog dancing, flowers coming to life and rabbits that are perpetually late. Alice entertains the whole family as she weaves her way through our decadent Wonderland. Constructed of colourful sets and costumes, this tale delivers wisdom in the most unexpected of worlds. Details
5. The Triumph of the Ponce
Join us for a flamboyantly courageous explosion of satire and circus. We didn’t think we would need to do this sequel, but here we are. International sensation Billy Kidd is back with her magic, Jason Kodie returns as our live musician Lucky, as do Edmonton circus artists Lyne Gosselin and Mackenzie Baert. Rounding out the cast of circus artists are Patrick Chan on the Aerial Straps (Calgary), Caitlin Mader on corde lisse (Calgary), Lisa Feehan on Aerial Cargo Net (Edmonton), and making their Edmonton debut, Les Vitaminés from Quebec. Edmonton actors Dave Horak and Shannon Blanchet and Dramaturge Belinda Cornish round out the exceptionally talented cast. Details
6. Wonderful Watercolours
Learn fun watercolour techniques! From resists to special effects, you will develop unique ideas and images to reflect your personal style and bring your drawings to life in watercolour! Ages 8 – 12 years. Details
7. Wacky Printmaking
Turn your creative ideas into hand-printed images to hang on the wall, frame or turn into a card. Experiment with various techniques including block printing, roller printing, stamping and textures galore! Ages 8 – 12 years. Details
8. Spring Break Bask
This Saturday we’re turning down the lights and turning up the beats. Grab your friends and head to Jump Park for a neon dance party featuring local DJs spinning live music!16+ Details
9. Dino Dig
Experience a world of dinosaur discoveries, learn fun facts about dinosaurs as you complete the Dino Passport and receive little prizes. Come to Mill Woods Town Centre to get some hands-on experience in being a paleontologist.. Details
10. Spring Break on the Square
Beat Spring Break boredom with family fun at Churchill Square! The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) will be filling Sir Winston Churchill Square with family fun for spring break. EAC’s Happenings on the Square will host free, drop-in activities for children of all ages and interest. Details
11. Spring Break Programs Musee Heritage Museum
Letter Writing and Postcards: Tuesday, March 28
Practice cursive writing, and write a letter or postcard.
Morse Code: Wednesday, March 29
Learn Morse Code and the history behind the invention. Learn to tap out your name!
Telephones: Thursday, March 30
Explore our collection of rotary and touchtone telephones—we even have a phone booth. Then, make your own telephone to take home!
Computers through the Ages: Friday, March 31
Learn what people of the past thought today’s computers would look like. Then invent the world’s oldest computing device!
12. Spring Break – Snow Valley
Enjoy the end of the season with family fun themed activities. Each day, you can play games, enjoy Hot Chocolate and warm up at the firepit. Details
13. Spring Break at TWOSE
Lots of fun spring break programming includes:
Join us on the ESSO Skywalk to create a spaghetti tower, build a leak-proof pail out of paper and construct a weight bearing structure out of 4 pieces of paper and 4 rubber bands.
Watch entertaining and educational live science demonstrations performed right before your eyes on our Science Demo Stage
Dive into the Syncrude Environment Gallery to get to know our friendly sea-creatures and other TWOSE Critters. You might even meet our adorable sugar gliders, or our bearded dragon, or even one of our tarantulas!
Experience what it feels like to be in a tumble spin during re-entry when you visit The Body Fantastic (Allard Family Gallery).
Experience a wild adventure where science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics are taught in an immersive, engaging environment as you explore Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science Behind a Global Phenomenon. Details
14. Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating
Learn all about the beautiful and intricate tradition of Pysanky during this colourful and creative workshop! This is the perfect opportunity to get in a springtime mood by creating your own egg-cellent Ukrainian Easter Egg masterpiece, just in time for Easter! Details
Painting Studio, St. Albert Place, 5 St Anne Street
15. ParticipACTION 150 Play List in Edmonton
To celebrate the ParticipACTION 150 Play List – the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian – ParticipACTION is hosting a Play List Tour stop in Edmonton, which features live demonstrations for Quidditch and rope skipping. There will be additional fun activations onsite to try involving: kayaking, hockey, football and stickpull. Track activities online for your chance to win great prizes! Details
Sir Winston Churchill Square, 102 Ave NW, Edmonton
16. Canadian Ringette Championships
The tournament is designed to determine the Canadian champions in the U16, U19 and National Ringette League categories. Details
Youth FREE with a food bank donations or by wearing a jersey.
17. 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship
The 2017 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship will be the final chance for countries to earn qualifying points to secure berths in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.Twelve teams, including the host team from Canada — which will be decided at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in St. John’s — will battle for the world title. Details
18. Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter and the Starcatcher is the most hilarious evening of madcap fun! A dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.Details
19. How the Gimquat Found Her Song
In one of Platypus Theatre’s most beloved family concerts, audiences embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. Young audiences laugh, chant and sing along with the Gimquat and her wizard guide as they explore musical styles from Gregorian chant to rap. With so much wonderful music to choose from, how can she ever find the song that’s meant for her? How the Gimquat Found Her Song is a heartwarming tale about the search for identity and a celebration of music in all of its forms.Details
20. Waste-Less Garden Party!
Join us for a Waste-Less Garden Party to celebrate Spring with the whole family! Make lightbulb bugs and an outdoor wind chime by upcycling keys, seashells, jar lids and more. Plus, make your own seed paper that will grow into a flower by reusing old scraps of paper..Details
6835 83 ST NW, Edmonton
21. British Themed Supper
Come and join us for our first themed supper night! You know us for our fantastic pyrohy suppers, now we are inviting you and your family to join us for a British inspired family friendly meal..Details
Children 6-12 yrs – $10
Under 6 yrs – Free
22. Second Season Street Party
The Foundry Real Estate Co. is hosting their annual Second Season Street Part with support from Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC)! Family Friendly Programming! The Foundry is a dog-friendly company and they want you to spend the day with your whole family, so bring along your favourite furry friend. Details
Across from the Westin Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton
23. Spring Break Headquarters
Monday, March 27, 2017: Qixels™ Craft Day
Build your own design one Qixels at a time! Blast it with water, let it dry and create your very own pixel world of monsters, warriors, ninjas and more!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 : Klutz® Craft Day
Join us as we introduce an exciting new line from the experts at Klutz: Klutz Jr. Young crafters are invited to let their imaginations run wild, as we transform egg cartons into barnyard animals!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Hasbro™ Gaming Day
Try out some of our classic and new favourites from Hasbro Gaming including Fantastic Gymnastics, Toilet Trouble, Jenga and Operation.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Hats Off to Dr. Seuss™
Celebrate 60 years of Dr. Seuss’ Cat In the Hat by making your very own paper-bag hat. Plus, join us for a Hat Toss!
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Come Play‑Doh® With Us
Serve up colourful, pretend meals with Play-Doh Kitchen Creations — where the best ingredient is imagination Details
24. Family Movies
Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for shows and participating Cineplex theatres. Details
Space Jam on March 25 2017, Looney Tunes Shorts on April 1, 2017
Beauty & The Beast releases on March 17, 2017 and Power Rangers on March 24, 2017
March Break Movies: Details
Movies: Trolls, Stroks, The Secret Life of Pets, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
March Movie Break
They’re out of school, now get them out of the house with a March Movie Break at Landmark Cinemas! Select family flicks are just $3.00 and $1.00 from each March Movie Break ticket sold goes to Kids Help Phone. Plus, you’ll receive $16 in “Thanks for Helping” SAVINGS at Boston Pizza and Landmark Cinemas. Details
25. March Events @ Toys R Us
Fun events at select Toys R Us stores. FREE Details
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST EVENT MAKE AND TAKE: Saturday, March 25 | 11AM – 1PM
Celebrate a timeless tale at Toys“R”Us. Build and take home a LEGO® Mini Cogsworth and create and take home a Play-Doh Rose!
All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Child must be present to participate. Events recommended for children ages 5 years and up. Parental supervision required at all times.
26. Activities at local Stores
Home Depot offers free classes/workshops for kids to build things using a hammer & glue like bookends, planters and more. – Everyday Activities are free. Contact your local store – Every Day during Spring Break.
Home Depot Workshop – Build a Bird feeder on March 25 | 12:00 Noon to 03:00 PM @ Westmont Centre, Groat Road & 111 Avenue NW Edmonton,
Michaels also offers art workshops for kids for $2 – $3. Contact your local store (see the individual store calendar online)
Spring Break @ Mastermind Toys: Join for FREE make and take events every day at the local stores. Details
Monday: Big Creativity Can Crafting Day (Ages 4+)
Tuesday: Design Your Own Funky Pinboard Day (Ages 8+)
Wednesday: Mess-Free Glitter and Sand Day (Ages 5+)
Thursday: DIY Plush Craft Day (Ages 5+)
Friday: Crayola Dino Model Magic Day (Ages 3+)
II. Spring Break Camps
All the camps listed below had spots available for registration at the time of publishing this article.
1. Girls Spring Break Horse Riding Camps
Girls (9 – 17) horseback riding camps, trail riding and adventures on horseback near Rocky Mountain House. Stay for a week for Great Horse Activities. Learn by Doing!
2. Adventure Camp at WEM
Children will learn about the underwater animals living in Sea Life Caverns, such as penguins, sharks, fish, sea lions, turtles, and other reptiles. They will get hands-on experience – and maybe even a little wet – with the sea lion training session. Participants spend the morning learning about and working with the animals and then spend the afternoon in one of our attractions.
The camp runs through Spring Break – Ages 6 – 12. 1 to 5 days options available.
3. John Janzen Nature Centre
4. Edmonton Valley Zoo
7. Art Camps
8. Fort Edmonton Park
a. Play at the Park for 4 Day Camp Ages 4 – 7 | March 27 – 31 2017
b. Edmonton Explorers for 4 Day Camp Ages 8 – 11 | March 27 – 31 2017
Ages 6 – 11: Camps at Art Gallery of Alberta
12. City of St. Albert – Camps
13. Strathcona County
All the above places hold summer camps and now is the best time to book for Summer Camps (Registrations will be open during March – April).
14. Art Gallery of St. Albert
Ages : 6 – 12 – Camps
16. Edmonton Humane Society Spring Break Camps – March 27th to 31st, 2017
Few options for summer camps are given below (in addition to above places):
3. U of A Faculty of Science Summer Camps – Ages 7 – 17.
4. Junior Griffins Sport Camps – MacEwan University
9. Ortona Gymnastics- Camps
10. Live Escape Room Music Camp
Put your music knowledge & skills to the test to solve puzzles & crack codes to “breakout” of the secret room before the end of the week! Spring Break Camp for ages 5-12. Details
Please leave a comment below to add camps not included in this list.