March Break Activities in London: A list of Family Activities, Events & Camps in and around London, Ontario from March 10 to 18, 2018
For GTA and Hamilton activities, see March Break in GTA.
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1. The Wizard of Oz:
Young Performers’ Edition
March 8 – 17, 2018
Original Kids Theatre Company
Covent Garden Market, 130 King Street, London
2. Beethovan Lives Upstairs
Special March Break Public Engagement.
“There’s a madman living upstairs,” a young boy writes to his uncle. “He’s uncouth, has a terrible temper, and howls! – his name is Beethoven.” With his uncle’s help, Christoph comes to understand the genius of one of music’s most eccentric and brilliant composers.
Suitable for ages 6+. Details
March 12 – 17, 2018
ASL interpreted performance | Tuesday, March 13 | 10:00 AM
Grand Theatre, McManus Stage, 471 Richmond Street, London
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. Details
March 14 – 18, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street East, London
Adults $16, Youth $11
March Break Activities
Sugar Bush Maple Festival
Tours: How Maple syrup is made. Horse Drawn Wagon rides. Pancake House, Maple Products Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Maple Festival runs yearly every weekend in March and all of March Break. Details
March 3-4,10-11,17-18,24-25 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
March Break: March 12-16 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush, 21201-c Lakeside Dr., Thames Centre
Max per vehicle $10.00
2. Sing and Shout The Animals Are Out
Birds of Prey: Flight Demonstrations with Free-Flying Birds of Prey! Entertaining & Educational Fun For The Whole Family! The Canadian Raptor Conservancy Inc. design their demonstrations to entertain and educate audiences about Birds of Prey and their continuing role in our natural world. In each Demonstration, they will feature birds from around the globe.
Science of the SuperDogs: Watch The President’s Choice Science of the SuperDogs do amazing things as you learn about the science that makes ALL dogs super! Combining smart, funny interludes with awesome athletic events, The Science of SuperDogs explores communication between man and dog, training versus behavior, scent detection and more, including myths about dogs AND facts about dogs that are even stranger than myth! And after the show everyone gets to meet the SuperDogs at Pat N’ Chat™! Details
Splash’N Boots: Appearing daily in over 8.3 million homes across Canada on their number one TV show, “The Big Yellow Boot”, and recently nominated for a 2017 JUNO Award for Children’s Album of the Year, Treehouse TV’s Splash’N Boots tour their live show extensively across Canada and around the world. Their interactive, spontaneous live performance and danceable music is a yellow and blue experience no family should miss out on!
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue: Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is Durham Region’s only wildlife rehabilitation facility.
March 14 – 15, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Metroland Media Agriplex, 845 Florence St., London
General $22; Children 2 and under Free
3. Activities @ Children’s Museum
Erick Traplin Live: Erick has been entertaining children at schools, libraries, fairs, and community events throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada for over 25 years with his fun-filled, high energy, interactive musical show. Erick’s songs are full of life and the joy of movement in song. His message celebrates the whimsical imagination and unfettered expression of our youngsters.
Ricky Magic’s Ultimate Magic Show: Loaded up with comedy, magic, puppetry, storytelling, Pongo (the funniest bird puppet on earth), a magical prize for everyone to take home and lots of audience participation. For the big finale Ricky Magic will have a volunteer from the audience come up to the stage and have him/her suspended in midair.
ARF Dogs: Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Ontario is a 100% grassroots volunteer group that works with First Nation Communities to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome unwanted dogs and cats. This partnership has provided a wonderful opportunity for the public to interact with adoptable animals, be encouraged to choose the adoption option for their next pet, and learn about safe handling of companion animals.
Spring Bunny Hop: Put on your bunny ears and join us for a hopping good time as we celebrate spring at the second annual Spring Bunny Hop!
Erick Traplin Live: Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ricky Magic’s Ultimate Magic Show: Friday, March 16, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ARF Dogs: till March 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Spring Bunny Hop: Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Children’s Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Road South, London
Spring Bunny Hop: Early Bird: Adults & Children 2 and up $10; Children 12 – 23 months
$5; Regular: Adults & Children (2+) $12; Children 12-23 months $7
4. London Lightning
vs Cape Breton Highlanders on Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Budweiser Gardens, 99 Dundas Street, London
$14 – $110
5. London Knights
vs. Flint Firebirds on Friday, March 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Budweiser Gardens, 99 Dundas Street, London
6. Music for Young Children
Join London and area Music for Young Children teachers as they share fun songs, dances and music-related crafts designed for early learners! Details
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
21 Wharncliffe Road South, London
7. March Break Guided One Hour Hikes & Tours
March 12 – 16, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Longwoods Road Conservation Area / Ska-Nah Doht Village & Museum, Mount Brydges
8. Maple Harvest Festival
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Rd, London
All activities, except VR, are included with museum admission
9. London Speed & Custom Car Show
The Speed & Custom Car Show will fill over 70,000 square feet with old classics, bright racers, as well as shiny new dream cars, sure to please the gear head in all of us!
The show embraces the car culture including the music, fashion, accessories and latest car technology. Details
Saturday, March 24, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Western Fair District -Progress Building, West and East Annex, 900 King Street, London
Advance Admission $9.62
10. Junior Beef Expo
Promoting youth involvement in the business of showing and raising cattle. Details
Saturday March 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday March 18, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Metroland Media Agriplex, 845 Florence St., London
11. McCully’s Maple Syrup Festival
Come out to the farm and learn how maple syrup is made! Take a horse drawn wagon ride through the sugar bush, and see how we collect the sap and then visit the sugar shack to learn how we make maple syrup. Make a stop in the barn and see what the animals are up to and then stay for a delicous pancake brunch featuring McCully’s own maple syrup! Details
Saturdays & Sundays, March 3 -31, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
March 10 – 11, 2018
McCully’s Hill Farm, 4074 Perth Line 9, St. Marys
$8/Per person for pancake brunch and $6/Per person for the sugar bush tour
12. March Break @ RCR Museum
March Break is here! Come visit us and enjoy volunteer tour guides and activities. Details
March 13- 18, 2018
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, 701 Oxford Street East, London
13. March Break Family Drop-In Day
Come see our new exhibit “A Woman’s Work is Never Done”. Learn about the history, hard work, and experiences of women in London and Middlesex. While you explore the exhibit make sure to try out some of our fun children’s activties in the gallery. Children will be able to learn how to knit, try their hand at sewing, and create their own calling cards! These activities will run all day, as well as special timed activities. Details
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Spriet Family Visitor Centre – Trillium Community Gallery, @ Fanshawe Pioneer Village, 2609 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London
1. Events at Public Library
Your local library has plenty of spring break activities. There are quite a large number of drop in activities with no registration required. Activities include movies, art activities & more!
March Break Movie @ the Library
2. Tinker Toddlers
Tinker Toddlers is a fun playtime for your busy toddlers! Different toys and stations will be set-up for your little one to explore and enjoy along with you! Recommended ages 1-4. Details
Mondays, March 12 & 19, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
15 Church Street North, St.Marys
3. Family Movies
Cineplex Family Favourites March Break Movies:
Wonder, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, Despicable Me 3 – Details
March 12 to March 16, 2018 | All 4 films are shown each day of the week with staggered start times – 11, 11:15, 11:30, and finally 11:45.
4. March Break Headquarters
Visit Chapters/ Indigo Stores for free activities.
Arts & Crafts Day: Join us as we create crafty characters with Klutz® and discover your inner artist with ORB hi.def creation system™ – the future of colouring!
Monday March 12 | 11 AM
Unplug and Play: It’s on! Bring the whole family in and test your skills with Hasbro Games. Plus, get ready to pop the lid off your imagination with Play-Doh. Ages 3+
Tuesday March 13 at 11 AM
Lego – What Will You Build?: Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick and play the Wheel of Creativity! Use your imagination to build a LEGO model & take home your very own deck of Building Cards, available only at Indigo! Ages 3+
Wednesday March 14 at 11 AM
Design & Create: Create an ooniverse with the Oonies Inflator! Plus, let your imagination soar with a fold & fly activity from Usborne, the perfect take home! Create an ooniverse with the Oonies Inflator! Plus, let your imagination soar with a fold & fly activity from Usborne, the perfect take home!
Thursday March 15 at 11 AM
Paw Patrol – Adventure Beach: Trouble is on the horizon! Help us save the day by jumping aboard the PAW Patrol Sub Patroller! Plus make your own Sea Patrol craft! Ages 3–6
Friday March 16 at 11 AM
5. March Movie Break
Show times Vary
Select Landmark Cinemas
6. Swim & Skate
Outdoor and Indoor Skating and swim time schedule. Details
Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Various venues, London
7. Activities at local Stores
March Break at Toy’s R US: Monday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Visit your local Toys”R”Us store Monday through Friday of your March Break for play time fun with Crayola, Hasbro, Mattel, SpinMaster, and more! Activities offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Enjoy daily giveaways from CakePop Cuties and Poopeez! One per child. Limited quantities available daily. While they last!
Home Depot offers free classes/workshops for kids to build things using a hammer & glue like bookends, planters and more.
Activities are free. Contact your local store. All activities will NOT show up on the website and is store dependent.
Michaels also offers art workshops for kids for a nominal fee.
March Break Camps
- Spring Break workshops at 4Cats
- March Break Camps @ Museum London
- March Break KinderCamp @ London Waldorf School
- March Break Camp @ London Gymnastics Academy
- Boler Mountain, London March Break Camp
- March Break Camp 2018 – kids ages 5 – 9 will enjoy a themed week of adventure as they explore the people, environment, animals, and history of the continent through games, activities, and crafts. Museum of Ontario Archeology
- Kidscape March Break Camp, London
- Mad Science London March Break Camp
- March Break Art Camps – ArtVenture Art Studio
- March Break Day Camp at Circle R Ranch
- London Clay Art Centre- Clay Camps for Kids
- Kamp Kidlets is a one week theatre camp, developed to encourage 5–8 year olds to explore their self-expression and creativity through music, movement, drama, art, fun and friendship. Family and friends are invited to watch their kidlet in a performance on the last day of kamp.
- March Break Camp: STEAM Discovery at London Children’s Museum
- March Break Camp at Dance Extreme Inc
- Stratford Perth Museum March Break Camp
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