Things to do in and around London during March (Spring) Break – April 9 – 18, 2021
Springbank Park is the largest park in London, containing 30 kilometres of trails and is home to the family favourite Storybook Gardens. The Storybook Gardens provides an outdoor entertainment space for a great family outing. Details
1958 Storybook Lane, London
Get your tickets toAirshow London SkyDrive 2021
Shop at Covent Garden Market
Downtown London’s Covent Garden Market is one of the largest market spaces in the region. The market has a wide variety of vendors and farmers who sell fresh produce, baked good, wares, or goods. Why not head there today and shop for tonight’s dinner?
Don’t enjoy cooking? Pick up a pre-prepared meal from one of the many vendors at the market. Details
Monday to Saturday | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Covent Garden Market, 30 King Street, London
Museum Celebration Art Kit
Register for Museum London’s Art Kit full of Museum inspired activities in celebration of their 80th anniversary. Details
Kit pick-ups April 8 – 11, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Families will be notified of pick-up time changes
Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London
Thames Park is a friendly grassy park with views of the river, an all-purpose lawn and picnic areas, as well as a playground and basketball court. Details
15 Ridout St S, London
A Virtual Exploration
Museums and attractions closed across the province, but you can enjoy activities and virtual visits to these places across the globe.
Explore Meadowlily Woods
The Meadowlily Woods is a classic forest destination, with mature woodlands, deep ravines, and agricultural fields. 4.6 kilometres of trails exist in the woods, and people mainly visit the place for wildlife watching and exploration. Details
65 Meadowlily Rd S #35, London
Do you miss browsing the Library for your next great read? Not sure what to place on hold?
Whether you’re looking for a few good thrillers, a bunch of biographies, a selection of the latest cookbooks, DVD movies to binge on, or picture books to share with your family, let the staff at London Public Library pick a selection of books (or DVDs) just for you and your family.
Complete the formand be ready to pick up the available titles based on your preferences.
If you are looking for specific recommendations, make use of the Personal Picks service. Details
London Public Library branches
Free with a library card
Coldstream Conservation Area
Plan a trip to the Coldstream Conservation Area. Hike through a cedar swamp at the south end. The northern end of the Conservation Area is abundant with birds and spring wildflowers. Details
327 Quaker Ln, Middlesex Centre
Explore Sharon’s Creek Conservation Area
Escape to Sharon’s Creek Conservation Area on a cold day. This natural landscape is enjoyed by visitors for its scenic beauty, hiking trails, and birding opportunities.
Do keep in mind that the outdoor gathering limit is restricted to 25 people. Schedule your visit to avoid high traffic. Details
Daily | 9:00 AM – Sunset
Located at 4212 Springer Road, southeast of the village of Delaware, in the Municipality of Middlesex Centre. From Delaware follow Longwoods Road (Middlesex County Rd. 2) east. Take Springer Road south 2 km from Longwoods Road.
Tickets: $5.00 / day
Spring Break at the Library
Make a plan for lots of FUN activities for kids at home during SPRING BREAK. Drop in to your local branch and pick up a kit filled with fun activities for the whole family! Kits include experiments, crafts, challenges and more! Kits can be picked up starting April 5th/6th. Details
April 10 – 17, 2021
Online; Kits pick up at local London Public Library branch
Registration Opens Saturday, March 27 for virtual programs.
A hidden gem in London, this park has very good trails that will make you forget you’re in the city. A former landfill, the park is now filled with grasslands with thousands of wildflowers, shrubs, and trees planted in the last 15 years. Details
90 MacKay Ave, London
Go for a walk
Spring is here. It’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. London has a lot of green spaces that can be enjoyed. Check out one of these Nature Attractions and Hiking trails in and around London.
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- 50 Nature Attractions & Hotspots in and around GTA
Enjoy a Picnic
Cooler weather means going outside and enjoying the fresh air. Plan a picnic in your favourite park or your own backyard. Dress warm, grab your favourite food and drink from your local restaurant, and enjoy.
See public art
Looking for something new to do in London while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out some of London‘s public art features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city.
Visit an Ontario Park for Free
You can now use your library card to explore over 100 provincial parks in Ontario for Free! Do note that the number of free passes and rules and regulations for borrowing free Ontario parks permits may vary at each participating library.
- Weekend Getaways from GTA: Exploring Ontario Provincial Parks
- Visit Ontario Parks for Free with Day-Use Passes From Ontario Public Libraries
Hunt for Geocaches
Geocaching is a family-friendly activity that uses a mobile app or a GPS device. This is also a fun way to interact with nature while getting mild exercise and explore new areas. Find hidden treasures and discover the many geocaches located throughout the region.
Challenging expectations and reflecting growth and resilience, NYICFF Kid Flicks is a fantastic trip on the road to growing up. Kids Flicks can be enjoyed online from April 2 to 29, 2021.
The Great Canadian Concert
A live virtual performance by COLIN JAMES; opening with Canadian recording artist, songwriter, and Sunshine Alumnae, Maddy McKenzie and Patrick James Clark. Details
Friday April 16, 2021 | 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Can you solve a mystery? You are a guest at a garden party and before the day is out, one of your fellow party guests will have been murdered! Can you guess the culprit? This is a text-based, interactive murder mystery. Details
March 19- May 31, 2021
Plan Your Summer Garden
Get your kids to plant and maintain a summer garden this year. It’s time to start planting seeds indoors and planning what your summer will have in store. Visit Garden Centres in and around London with kids and get your seeds sowing!
Enjoy regular virtual book events with some of the best-known and most buzzed-about writers in the world, talking directly to Canadian book lovers coast to coast to coast. Details
Enjoy a Paint Nite
Have a fun night of painting! Enrol in virtual Paint nite classes and create amazing art and memories to treasure! Details
Gardening in the City with London-Middlesex Master Gardeners
If warmer weather has you thinking about gardening, get ready with workshops presented by London Middlesex Master Gardeners. Learn about gardening trends for 2021, growing vegetables for beginners, and whether weeds are your friend or foe! Details
Register using your London Public Library Card
Play at Home
Trapdoor Escape Rooms has a number of escape room-themed board games and puzzles that can be enjoyed at home. They also offer contactless ‘porch drop’ delivery within London.
Get ready for the 11th annual UPwithART fundraiser! London’s best arty-party and silent art auction, in support of Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London, will be online from April 18 to 24.
Bid on 70+ paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and more created by a stellar roster of local renowned, emerging, and Unity Project participant artists, as well as works donated by notable London area art collectors. Details
April 18 – 24, 2021
Registration is free and if you register before midnight on Tuesday, April 20th …you could win a Peter Max lithograph valued at $2500!
Fun Things to Do with Kids Inside Your Home
Just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean you really have to be stuck indoors. There are a ton of things that you and your kids can still do to have a blast from morning until night. And, to top it all off, you can do all of these things without your TV or your phone, unless you’re watching a tutorial video.
Spring Clean & Donate
Do some spring cleaning this school break and donate your clothes. Donating is a great way to give back, reduce waste, and get those feel-good vibes flowing. Keep your good deeds on the straight and narrow.
Explore Our Stunning National Parks
There is much to discover in Canada’s National Parks and not being able to get to them physically shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fabulous natural areas our country has to offer.
Traverse the parks online and plan your trip to these wondrous places when restrictions-free travel is allowed across the country.
Spring Break Camps
Here are a few Spring Break camp options:
- April Break Camp kit @ Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Plan Your Summer:
It is now the time for planning your summer vacation in Ontario.
- 50 Bucket List Ideas for Summer in Ontario
- Guide to Planning a Summer Boating Trip on Trent-Severn Waterway
- Unique Summer Adventures in Southwestern Ontario
- 25 Nature and Wilderness Adventures in Ontario
- 100 Adventures in Ontario Provincial Parks
- 25 of the Best Parks to Go Camping Near Toronto
- 25 of the Best Provincial Parks to Go Camping This Summer in Ontario