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KIDS AND FAMILY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEKEND AHEAD BY AREA:
These events are within 1-3 hours north of Toronto and are reasonable when considering a day trip, or stay at any family friendly accommodation and extend the fun. These events would also be within proximity or close to many of Ontario’s ‘cottage country’.
TAP INTO MAPLE TOUR
March 1 – May 31
Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products.
March 15-16 – McLean Berry Farm
At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone!
SNOW VALLEY RESORT
Celebrate winter with your family at Snow Valley. Choose from a great variety of outdoor recreation activities. There is truly something for every member of the family. Fun for all ages activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and they also offer lessons, as well as racing and school programs.
* Friday March 7 * Ladies Day and One Day Fun Day Camp for Kids 3-15
* Saturday March 15 * Tropical Ski Day
Rediscover winter fun in Ontario this season at Horseshoe Resort. With 26 runs, a terrain park and 35 km of groomed Nordic ski trails, Horseshoe has your ski and snowboard needs covered! A variety of activities await you this Winter season at Horseshoe Resort’s Adventure Park such as snow tubing and fat biking!
* March 7-9 * Horseshoe Open Ski and Snowboard Festival
Ontario’s Largest ski & snowboard festival. This March break festival hosts some of North America’s best Skiers, Snowboarders, Jr Riders, DJ’s, Concerts and the coolest Pro Rider after party of the year.
HARDWOOD SKI AND BIKE
Hardwood is a full service nordic ski centre providing trails for all levels of skiers or snowshoers. They are open seven days a week and offer rentals, retail nordic ski, lessons, cafe and children’s programs.
* Saturday, March 8 * Fischer Swix Loppet & Jackrabbit Race
* Sunday, March 9 * Hardwood Fatty Frost Cross
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~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~
SCENIC CAVES NORDIC CENTRE
Winter activities include groomed cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and traversing 420 feet over Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge. See natural Ontario forrest as a beautiful winter wonderland!
* March 7-16 * Get the whole family outdoors at special discount rates for trail passes and equipment. FREE trail passes for youth under 6 years of age! Kids can enjoy a Scavenger Hunt and win prizes. Children’s Firepit Lunch Special: Roast spider dogs and s’mores for $2.
* SATURDAY * March 8 Guided Night Showshoe
SKIING & ATTRACTION PARK BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Click here for the latest snow conditions. Be a part of our biggest winter ever with new terrain in the Orchard – six new trails to be exact – and a brand new high-speed chairlift. The increased terrain brings the total skiable acres to 364 with a grand total of 42 trails – the most at any resort in Ontario.
* Check out the Kids at Blue Programs including the Burton Riglet Park! *
March break is the time of year for family fun and Blue Mountain has the perfect getaway for on and off-hill adventure! Celebrate Vintage Blue and receive a discounted March Break lift ticket and enjoy an entire week of FREE activities and events.
· Nightly accommodation
· One discounted day/night lift ticket per person, per night stayed
· FREE family events and activities
*some conditions apply.
BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – ACTIVITY CENTRAL
Activity Central is your source for the region’s and the resort’s best year-round activities! Pure adrenaline or simple serenity, we have activities to suit every interest and budget! Currently selling Scandinave Spa packages, Wine tasting, Caving tours and gearing up for winter with Snowmobile tours, snowshoeing and the list goes on.
March Break at Blue
Can you keep up to our 9-day action packaged March Break schedule? A week designed to keep kids active & happy! Don’t miss the FREE Outdoor Concert with one of Canada’s top performers FEFE DOBSON with opening act by ELEVEN PAST ONE. On stage on Friday, March 14th at 4pm. With three other live concerts, a magic show, 5 firework displays, afternoon and nightly movies the fun never stops! Discounted mid-week lift tickets and one of the best winter seasons in years on the slopes of Blue Mountain. See you at Blue this March break!
SIR SAM’S SKI & BIKE
Sir Sam’s hosts twelve main runs and a view from the top that is only matched by the view of the slopes from the chalets panoramic windows and outdoor sun deck. Come and enjoy a great outdoor experience in an un-crowded and family friendly atmosphere.Sir Sam’s Super Savings Sunday : Ski/Board every Sunday afternoon from 1:30-4:30 for only $25.00! (Rentals only $15.00). Excellent opportunity to try out the sport . Breakfast served from 9:00-2:00.
* MARCH BREAK *
Saturday, March 8 – Sunday, March 16
Fun daily family events including deck bbq’s everyday.
Maple-taffy-on-snow (Mon. the 10th & Thurs. the 13th), ice cream (Tues. the 11th & Fri. the 14th)
Musician Carl Dixon LIVE on Wed. March 12th., family snowman building competition (weather dependent), Algonquin Outfitters ski/board demo & free candy floss & popcorn (Wed. the 12th).
Open Mike with Don Chapman on Fri. March 14th. “BIG AIR” competition Saturday March 15 :1:30 – 3:00.
~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~
Huronia Museum is a fun place for taking the kids and is located in Little Lake Park, directly across from the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre and behind Campbell’s Tobaggan hill. Fun exhibits for the whole families and be sure to check their website for specials events and activities.
* FRIDAY March 7 * PA Day Camp
MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
Drop in to see what’s going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. Open Mic at the Cafe on Saturday at 2pm.
* SATURDAY March 15 * Family Fun Extravaganza
Featuring Big & Small from Treehouse TV and their friends Markus, Douglas John and Oucho the Monkey” a co-presentation with MindsAlive. Door open at 10:00am and the show begins at 10:30am.Tickets are $10/each and children under one are free.
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Situated on approximately 3,000 acres of natural property in the beautiful Wye Valley (Georgian Bay), it is that perfect place for a family or group outing. With over 25 km of snowshoeing/skiing trails, an observation tower and boardwalks, visitors can get closer to nature.
* SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS * Live Animal and Reptile Shows
* SATURDAY MARCH 8 * Stargazers Workshop
SUGAR RIDGE RETREAT CENTRE
Check out their week day camps and Saturday March 15 is a delicious pancake breakfast!
HURONIA FOOD TRAIL
You will find a list of the farmers, producers, restaurants, retailers and accommodations that have identified themselves as advocates of local taste and local products, within the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene & Townships of Tay and Tiny, Ontario through the Huronia Food Trail.
~ ORILLIA | SPRINGWATER ~
TAP INTO MAPLE TOUR
Starting on March 1st and running through to May 31st, the Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase our local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country has something for everyone.
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