12 Last-Minute Ways To Stay Busy Over March Break in Calgary

March Break Ideas Calgary

March break (and hopefully, spring) is just around the corner! If you’re looking for ways to keep your family busy while the kids are off school, there are plenty of fun things to do around Calgary.

1. Spring Rally in the Alley – March 20 – 29 from 10 am – 4 pm | heritagepark.ca

There’s lots of fun to be had at Heritage Park’s Spring Rally in Gasoline Alley. Try a round at the auto-golf course, try out a treasure hunt, and test your knowledge of sports in the “On the Ball” game. There’s an indoor pond for your to cast a line into, and you can even decorate your own Easter bonnet or spring hat. Don’t forget to enter to win a family season’s pass to Heritage Park! Gasoline Alley admission rates apply.

2. Cineplex March Break Movies – March 23-27 | cineplex.com

Cineplex is bringing your family 4 different movies to check out for only $2.99 each! Arctic Dogs, Missing LinkThe Addams Family, and Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups + Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue will all be available to view from Monday to Friday during March break. Check the websites for the Westhills, East Hills, and Chinook locations for showtimes.

3. Butterfield Acres Spring Sneak-a-Peek – March 28 | butterfieldacres.com

Don’t miss a chance to get your tickets to Butterfield Acres’ fourth annual Spring Sneak-a-Peek Event on Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Discover how the farm runs during the off-season, visit pregnant mama goats and sheep and be one of the first to see this year’s early spring babies! Kiddos can hold bunnies and chicks, and families can tour the lambing and kidding barns with Butterfield Acres staff. All proceeds from this fundraising event will be split between Farmers Helping Farmers and the Jaguar Rescue Foundation.

4. Free Family-Friendly Activities at Sunridge Shopping Centre| sunridgeshopping.com

Sunridge Shopping Centre has tons fun and free activities to keep your kiddos busy over spring break. From face painting and storytelling with a Disney Princess to a magic show and circus school, there’s something cool for kids of all ages to check out each day from March 23 to 27th between 1 and 3 pm.

5. Southland Leisure Centre – Toys in the Waterpark – Thursdays from 7-9 pm | calgary.ca

As if swimming at the Southland Leisure wasn’t enough fun, every Thursday night for two hours they add a giant inflatable obstacle course and “WOW” balls so you can walk on the water! All of this awesome entertainment is available with regular pool admission.

6. Earth Hour – Calgary Unplugged – March 28 from 7-9:30 pm | calgary.ca

Earth Hour is a global effort to recognize the importance of protecting our planet. This event started as a “Lights Out” event in Sydney in 2007 and has since spread around the world. Head to Confluence Plaza on St. Patrick’s Island to celebrate with a DJ Dance Party, games and activities, fire pits, and more.

7. Chapters Indigo Kids Break Events | chapters.indigo.ca

Chapters and Indigo has a different activity from Monday to Friday for kiddos of all ages. Crafts and games featuring kids’ favourite characters and toys including LOL Surprise, Bakugan, LEGO, Klutz, Pokémon, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and more will keep your family entertained at locations around the city at 11 am. Check your closest location to make sure they’re participating.

8. Michael’s – Spring MAKE Camp | canada.michaels.com

If you have a kid who loves to craft, Michael’s is hosting a Spring MAKE Camp for kids 3 and up from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Each project is $3, and there’s something new to create each day of the week! Parents must remain on the premises for the duration of the class.

9. Suns Out Guns Out Festival at Winsport | winsport.ca

Head out to Winsport for an action-packed weekend! Ski and snowboard fans are invited to participate or spectate at the separate events for kids 12 and under, and teens and adults 13 and up. The final showdown starts at 3:30 to determine the ultimate champ! On Sunday, bikers will be racing their way to the bottom in the Winsport Washout Downhill Race. There will be separate competitions for skinny tire and fat tire riders 13 and up, as well as a race for kids 12 and under.

10. 5 Days of STEAM at Scholar’s Choice | info.scholarschoice.ca

Scholar’s Choice has a different STEAM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based activity to try out each day of the week from March 23-27. Kids can learn new science techniques, try their hand at coding, bring out their inner engineer as they build their own structure, create an art project, and try a variety of math games during open hours at one of the two locations in the City. Visit their website to register ahead of time to secure your spot!

11. School Break Activities at Toys R Us| toysrus.ca

Let Toys R Us be your destination for fun during spring break, whether your break falls between March 23-27 or April 13-17! Stores around the city (and the Cross Iron Mills location for the April dates) will be hosting a variety of events daily between 1 and 3 pm. Participants to the events will also receive a $5 shopping card! Activities you can expect to see include Beyblade battles, art and science activities from Crayola, ORB and Addo, and Star Wars Jedi training! Visit their website to find out more about activities happening daily, and be sure to register ahead of time for the Beyblade battle, as only 32 spots are available per store.

12. Kids’ Workshops at Home Depot | homedepot.ca

Round up the mini DIY-ers in your house and head to Home Depot for daily activities catered to kids between 4 and 12 years old! Free workshops take place between 10 am and 12 pm from March 23 to March 26th. Make sure to register ahead of time by contacting your local Home Depot location by phone, or visiting the customer service desk. Parents are required to attend to assist with hammering, glueing, and having fun!

Are there any great activities that didn’t make the list but should have? Let us know in the comments and have a wonderful March break!



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