Keep the kids entertained and busy this March Break in HRM. There are lot of activities and events taking place all week long. Take a stay-cation with your family this March Break in Halifax. Here is what is happening during March Break 2019 in HRM.
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MARCH BREAK FUN IN AND AROUND HALIFAX
Rise and Lead Girl Conference
The Rise and Lead Girl Conference encourages and empowers girls to build confidence, recognize their potential, impact the world positively, and much more. Girls ages 8 to 16 are welcomed to the conference. They will hear from local professionals on topics that impact daily life.
Multipurpose Hall, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax
March 16, 2019 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
$30 – $40
Get dressed up in your favorite dress or costume and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, face painting, a beauty salon, a photo booth, and much more. You can dance the afternoon away with your kids at the Fairytale Gala. There will also be tea and snacks served to the party-goers at 2 pm.
Grand Lake-Oakfield Community Society, 22 Lakeside Dr., Halifax
March 17, 2019 from at 1 pm to 4 pm
$10.00 per person, $25.00 Flat Rate for Family of 3+
March Break Movie Madness
All week long, the Nova Scotia Hall of Fame will be screening sports movies for free along with giving out free popcorn. The movies will be offered three times a day at the Scotiabank Legends Theatre. The museum is free to check out before or after the movie screening.
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 446, Halifax
March 18 to 22, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
March Break at the Museum / Le Congé de mars au Musée
Each day of March Break at the Museum offers new fun activities that showcase a unique culture of those who call Canada home. So, you can drop-in with the kids for different hands-on activities each day of March Break. Space is limited and is Day-of, in-person registration on a first come – first serve basis
Canadian Museum of Immigration / Musée Canadien de l’immigration, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax
March 18 to 21, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm
Included in Museum Admission
Mermaid Atlantica at the JD Shatford Library
Spend some time this March Break with a mermaid. Mermaid Atlantica will be at the JD Shatford Library teaching everyone about the ocean. This is a free event that is open to kids of all ages.
JD Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St Margarets Bay Rd, Halifax
March 21, 2019 at 2pm – 3pm
Dartmouth March Break Play-Cation
Since it was a huge success last March Break, the Scholar’s Choice Dartmouth March Break Play-cation is back again this year. Each day, there will be different fun in-store activities for kids of all ages. Along with the fun daily activities, there will also be an in-store scavenger hunt.
Scholar’s Choice, 202 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth
March 18 to 22, 2019 at 10am to 6pm
March Break 2019: Canada at Play
This March Break, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be host to the traveling exhibit Canada at Play: 100 years of Games, Toys, and Play from the Royal Ontario Museum. So, take the kids to the museum to try their hands at a variety of these historic games and see how they are connected to modern games.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
March 16 to 23, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, March 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm
$11.85 per family
March Break Activities at Hatfield Farm
Over March Break, Hatfield Farm will be offering three daily departures on Monday to Friday at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 12 pm. Go on a 2-hour adventure including a wagon or sleigh ride (depending on the weather), and test your skills on the Heated Rubber Rodeo. The whole family can enjoy the all-you-can-eat hot dogs and drink. Your kids will love the playgrounds, zip lines, and petting pens.
Hatfield Farm, 1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains
March 18 to 24, 2019
$15.99 per person
Pakistan Food Festival
The Pakistan Food Festival celebrates Pakistani culture through food and musical performances. There will be handcrafts, henna tattoos, games, lucky draws, and much more. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the festival.
St. Georges Greek Orthodox Church, 38 Purcell’s Cove Rd, Halifax
$2 per person, Children under 12 free
March 23, 2019 from 12 pm – 6 pm
Halifax March Break Camp
Kids get to become a Mad Science chemist at this March Break Camp. The week is full of fun in-class discoveries and outdoor exploration. This popular camp is a great way to keep kids ages 5 to 12 busy this March Break.
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax
March 18 to 22, 2019
Element Dance Studio March Break Camp
If your kids like to dance, they can get creative this March Break at the Element Dance Studio March Break Camp. Kids of all ages can learn to dance and keep active during March Break.
Element Dance Studio, 1595 Bedford Hwy, Suite 232 & 233 Sunnyside Mall, Bedford
March 18 to 22, 2019
$90 for half days, or $200 for full days
Central Library Events
- Puppet Show: Dog & The Leprechaun om March 16 at 11 am
- Family Crafternoon: Glitter Bracelets & Pet Rocks on March 16 at 2 pm
- Performance: The Jugglin’ Bubblers on March 17 at 2 pm
- Magic Show: Amazing Mr. J on March 18 at 11 am
- Dress-Up Party on March 18 at 2:30 pm
- Lego Olympics on March 19 at 10:30 am
- Create, Explore, Tinker & More on March 19 at 2:30 pm
- Workshop: BreakSpace on March 19 at 6:30 pm
- Musical Story Performance: Luna’s Magic Flute on March 20 at 10:30 am
- A Fortnite Fracas on March 20 at 2:30 pm
- Cardboard Box Drive-in Movie on March 21 at 10:30 am
- The Hangout: Harry Potter Party on March 21 at 3:30 pm
- Teen Night: Taco Night on March 21 at 6 pm
- Silly Songs Dance Party on March 22 at 10:30 am
- Make Your Own Dance Music on March 22 at 2 pm
- Slime Lab on March 22 at 3 pm
- It Might Get Loud on March 22 at 3:30 pm
- Puppet Show: Bark George on March 23 at 11 am
- Family Crafternoon on March 23 at 2:30 pm
- Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet on March 23 at 2 pm
Keshen Goodman Public Library
- Pancakes & Pyjamas on March 16 at 10:30 am
- Wizards of the Library: Champions of the Elements on March 16 at 2:30 pm
- Top O’ the Mornin’ Roblox on March 17 at 10 am
- SuperNOVA Science Camp for Newcomer Youth on March 18 at 9 am
- Unicorn vs. Goblins: Smoothie Edition on March 18 at 10:30 am
- Performance: The Jugglin’ Bubblers on March 18 at 2 pm
- SuperNOVA Science Camp for Newcomer Youth on March 19 at 9 am
- Dragon Trainers Academy on March 19 at 10:30 am
- Nailed It! Cooking Competition on March 19 at 2:30 pm
- Paint Night: Loot Llamas on March 19 at 6:30 pm
- SuperNOVA Science Camp for Newcomer Youth on March 20 at 9 am
- Black Light Puppet Show & Party: Aliens Love Underpants on March 20 at 9:30 am
- Fortnight Science Fair on March 20 at 2:30 pm
- SuperNOVA Science Camp for Newcomer Youth on March 21 at 9 am
- Bricksburg Scavenger Hunt on March 21 at 10:30 am
- K-Pop Mini Con on March 21 at 2 pm
- SuperNOVA Science Camp on Newcomer Youth on March 22 at 9 am
- Geronimo Stilton Cheese-a-bration on March 22 at 10:30 am
- Good Vibes Girls on March 22 at 1:30pm
- Puppet Show: Dragons Love Tacos at March 23 at 10:30 am
- Taco Time on March 23 at 2:30 pm
- Kids’ Embroidery Group: Unicorn on March 23 at 2:30 pm
Alderney Gate Public Library
- Computer Science Workshop on March 18 at 2:30 pm
- Heroes and Adventures on March 18 at 5:30 pm
- Dragon Trainer Academy on March 19 at 2:30 pm
- Performance: The Juggin’ Bubblers on March 20 at 10:30 am
- A Shadow-Puppet-March-Break Extravaganza on March 21 at 10:30 am
- Origami on March 21 at 1:45 pm
- Teen Gamers on March 21 at 4 pm
- March Break Carnival on March 22 at 2 pm
- Super Saturdays: Library Mini Golf on March 23 at 10 am
Bedford Public Library
- LEGO at the Library on March 16 at 10 am
- Workshop: Sew Mini Animals on March 19 at 10:30 am
- Workshop: Make Your Own Dessert Sampler on March 19 at 2:30 pm
- Magic Show: Amazing Mr. J on March 20 at 2:30 pm
- Puppet Show: The Leprechaun’s Gold on March 21 at 10:30 am
- Craft Cupboard Clean Out on March 21 at 2:30 pm
- Yoga for Kids on March 22 at 10:30 am
- Workshop: Make Mini-Pizzas on March 22 at 2:30 pm
- Computer Science Workshop: SuperNOVA on March 23 at 2:30 pm
Cole Harbour Public Library
- Computer Science Workshop: SuperNOVA on March 18 at 10 am
- Performance: The Jugglin’ Bubblers on March 19 at 10:30 am
- Movie: Incredibles 2 on March 19 at 2:30 pm
- Spring Fling on March 20 at 10:30 am
- Mad Science: Invisible Force Workshop on March 20 at 2:30 pm
- Puppet Show: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus on March 21 at 10:30 am
- Tech Play Day on March 21 at 2:30 pm
- Operation Teen Drop on March 21 at 6:30 pm
- March Break Madness on March 22 at 10 am
- Movie: Coco on March 22 at 2:30 pm
- Workshop: Bite-Sized Kitchen on March 23 at 2:30 pm
Maple Syrup Farms & Sugar Shacks
Maple syrup is truly a Canadian product and early spring is the only time that you can see it being made and experience the exquisite taste of taffy on snow. Nova Scotia is home to many sugar bushes, so you are never too far from maple syrup.
Visit your nearest sugar bush.
Cineplex Family Favourites
Mighty Pups, Smallfoot, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. – Details
All 4 films are shown each day of the week.
Kids Break Headquarters
Visit Chapters/ Indigo Stores for free activities.
Activities include Craft with Klutz, Collectors Club, Build with LEGO®, Arts & Crafts, Preschool Pals and more! Details
March 11 to 15 at 11 AM
Chapters/ Indigo Stores.
FREE Activities at local Stores
1. Stores like Home Depot offers free classes/workshops for kids to build things using a hammer & glue like bookends, planters and more. Contact your local store. All activities may not show up on the website and is store dependent.
2. March Break at Toy’s R US: Monday – Friday
Visit your local Toys”R”Us store Monday through Friday of your March Break for play time fun.
3. Lee Valley Tools also offer workshops:
March 19: Make a Paracord Survival Bracelet (Ages 10 to 15)
March 20: Make a Leather Multi-Purpose Case (Ages 12 to 15)
March 21: Build a Birdhouse (Ages 7 to 11)
March 22: Beginner Pyrography (Ages 9 to 14)
March 23: How to Start Your Own Seeds (Ages 8 to 16)
4. Check your local nursery for gardening themed programs and workshops for kids.
5. Check your local malls for March Break themed events.
6. Michaels also offers art workshops for kids.