March Break Checklist

It’s March Break. The kids are home for a week, and instead of packing your bags and hitting the road, you’ve decided to stay in the city. If you’re gearing up for a staycation this week, we’ve got a list of fun activities both you and your kids can enjoy.

March Break at Pier 21
Who said learning can’t be fun? Pier 21 is offering daily activities to keep your kids entertained. Head to the waterfront in the a.m. and check out activities that promote movement and dance. In the afternoon, workshops will showcase food from different cultures.

Skating at the Emera Oval
Time’s running out to take advantage of skating at the Emera Oval! The Oval offers FREE helmets, hockey skates, figure skates, speed skates, sleds and snowshoe loans. Instead of staying cooped up inside, enjoy the great outdoors!

Visit the Museum of Natural History’s dragon exhibit
Here Be Dragons celebrates human-dragon cultural connections with live animals and hands-on interactive exhibits. Explore the myth of dragons through culture, literature, folklore, religion, paleontology, history, and science at the Museum of Natural History.

Head to the brand new Discovery Centre
There will be plenty of activity at the beautiful new Discovery Centre, which is FREE on Wednesday evenings. Don’t forget to bring water and a snack!

March Break at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
This week, Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will be open Monday to Friday (March 13th to 17th) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for animal viewing and March 18 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every morning of March Break there will be a different activity at the DUC Greenwing Legacy Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There are also two exciting night walks planned.

Check out the Halifax Central Public Library
This is one of our favourite spots in the city – and it’s not just because we’re in LOVE with the beautiful architecture. There are always plenty of events going on at the Halifax Central Library that the whole family can enjoy.

Cheer on your Halifax Hurricanes
See the Halifax Hurricanes go up against the St. John Riptide at the Scotiabank Centre on Thursday night at 7 p.m. All youth tickets are just $5! Come an hour early to enjoy bouncy castles, face painting, a photo booth and more!

Check out our March to-do list
So we get that doing “chores” around the house may not seem like the family-fun activity your kids had in mind, but we’re advising everyone not to knock it until they try it. Our March to-do list is all about prepping your home for a new season. Blast some music, make some energy-fueled snacks and give your home the TLC it deserves. Once complete, unwind with a good movie, a favourite meal or a family game night!

For even more ideas and for more information on what’s listed above, check out Family Fun Canada:

Happy March Break!

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