Fun Things to Do in March in Toronto with Kids

Things to do in March in Toronto with Kids - SavvyMom

This March is packed with things for Toronto to do, which is good because from Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17, your kids are off school (at least if they attend public or Catholic school in Toronto and the rest of the GTA). If you’re still looking for March Break camps, check out our list of places that still have last-minute slots available.

Below we’ve rounded up a bunch of events and attractions that have caught our eyes and seem like safe bets to entertain your family. While we’ve included lots of options for over March Break, you’ll notice that we haven’t included any sugar shacks. That’s because we’re working on a special list that focuses just on events that are celebrating all things maple syrup. Watch for that roundup debuting next week.

Fun Things to Do in March in Toronto with Kids

Cheap Saturday Movies

Every Saturday morning in March
Cineplex Theatres

Looking for an activity that you can enjoy with your kids that also involves sitting, and maybe popcorn and other treats? Then take advantage of the return of Cineplex’s cheap Saturday morning movie program. Every Saturday in March offers a different discounted family-friendly film. For example, you can catch the Paw Patrol movie on March 18 or see Lyle, Lyle Crocodile on March 25. The movies usually start around 11am and all seats are just $2.99, meaning you’ll have plenty of cash left for those tasty movie theatre snacks.

Puppet Festival Mississauga

March 8-15
Various locations

Enjoy one of humanity’s oldest art forms—puppets—with your family at this multi-day event. Formerly known as the Bridges Festival, this experience takes over several Mississauga art spaces and showcases work by puppeteers from around the world. Watch Choo. Choo. Whistle. Woof, a wordless performance starring cute dog puppets that’s suitable for kids as young as two. Or check out The Happy Prince, a beautiful tale told with table puppets and shadow theatre. Ticket prices vary by production, but expect to pay at least $7.

Pints & Pretzels & Pipsqueaks

Friday March 9
Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto

Celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day with your little ones at this baby and toddler-friendly event. There will be a baby music class courtesy of Little Rebels Music, vendors, and even a professional photographer who will take free snaps of you and your mini-me. Kids are free but adult tickets are around $30 each and include a giant soft pretzel and a pint of Steam Whistle beer (or a non-alcoholic alternative). Note that this event also has an adults-only option in the evening from 7pm to 9pm.

Light It Up: An East Toronto Lantern Celebration

Lantern Building: March 10, 15 & 18 at Crescent Town Club, 2A The Mkt Pl., Toronto
Lantern Parade: Sunday March 19 at Dentonia Park, 781 Victoria Park Ave., Toronto

Shadowland Theatre, East End Arts, and Workman Arts are teaming up to help your family welcome the return of spring! First, register and attend one of the free lantern-making workshops at Crescent Town Club (best for kids 10 and older). Alternatively, you can build your lantern at home using the instructions found here. Then on Sunday, March 19 at 7:15pm, join other families at the east end of the Dentonia Park parking lot to rejoice in the light-filled celebrations.

Lumière: The Art of Light

March 10-May 7
Trillium Park, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto

Ontario Place’s Winter Light Exhibition has a new name and a new location, but it has the same end goal: To wow your family with over a dozen brilliant and creative displays of lights. This year a group of Ontario artists are using “innovation, light and discovery” to explore the theme of “renewal.” The lights turn on at dusk each night and on Fridays and Saturdays, the park’s bonfires will be available to warm up by. Admission to the festival is free.

Fireside Munsch

Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Ave, Studio 176, Toronto
March 11-17

The always popular Fireside Munsch show is back for a March Break-long run of performances. This time around, the four books being brought to life are Pigs!, Something Good, 50 Below Zero, and The Paper Bag Princess. This 50-minute-long show is best suited for kids who are ages four to 11, though we’ve heard that plenty of adults also enjoy these performances. The general admission tickets start at $25, and timing varies by day, meaning there’s likely a performance that works for your schedule.

Imagine Dragons

March 11- March 19
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

This March Break, the city’s only real castle invites you to come and meet some rather large and scaly creatures: Dragons. Described as an “interactive theatrical live shows,” this unique experience will feature live actors and cool props. Once your family has explored the castle’s upper levels, gather your courage and venture down Casa Loma’s underground tunnels to see the dragon’s lair. Tickets are $40 each. Kids three and under are free but note that this isn’t a stroller-friendly space.

SpringFest TO

Markham Fair Grounds, 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham
March 11-29

SpringFest TO returns to take over the Markham Fairgrounds with its mostly indoor collection of rides, games, and tasty treats. There will also be lots of entertainment including an interactive dance party, the Birds of Prey animal presentation and life-size dinosaurs that will let your little ones get up and close with prehistoric giants. Tickets, which include access to unlimited rides, start at just under $20. Kids under two are free and there is a family pack available for around $80 before taxes and fees that covers two adults and two kids. There is also ample, free parking.

T-Rex: The Ultimate Predator

Exhibit opens Saturday March 11
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Pk., Toronto

Dino-loving kids (and adults) will flip for this brand-new exhibit starring the legendary tyrannosaur rex. Learn all about these feracious creatures while interacting with multisensory activities and seeing life-size casts of t-rex bones. Then head out and explore the ROM’s many other displays, including the always popular Schad Gallery of Biodiversity (yes, that’s where the bat cave is). Tickets for this special exhibit, which includes access to the rest of the museum, starts at $21.

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Little Canada’s March Break Workshops

March 11-17
10 Dundas St. E., Toronto

This March Break, your family can build their very own miniature world at one of Little Canada’s daily hands-on workshops. Designed for kids ages eight and up (though younger kids can participate, they might just need a little of your help), these hour-and-an-half-long experiences lets you pick from three distinctive themes: Canada in the Wild; Room of Your Own or Little Aquarium. And yes, your kid does take home their creation. Workshop tickets start at $59, and spaces are limited so secure your spot ASAP. Also note that while an adult must accompany any kids under 13, the adult can opt to purchase just a general admission ticket, which runs $32. Little Canada is also open its usual hours all month long so that your family can explore its impressive (and adorable) miniaturized version of our country (be sure to keep an eye out for Maurice the Moose, Little Canada’s official mascot).

Emilio’s A Million Chameleons

Sunday March 12 @ Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton
Monday March 13 @ Maja Prentice at Burnhamthorpe Library, Mississauga
Tuesday March 14 @ Theatre Aurora, Aurora
Wednesday March 15 @ Assembly Hall, Etobicoke

A family-friendly musical spectacular, about embracing what makes you special, and letting that inner sparkle shine. Created and performed by Adam Francis Proulx (as seen on Family Jr., Netflix, and CBC Gem), fans of puppets, music, and laughter will love this show touring across southern Ontario during March Break.

Splash ‘N Boots

Wednesday March 14 @ Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
Thursday March 15 @ The Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton

JUNO-awarding children’s entertainers Splash ‘N Boots will have the whole family dancing, smiling, and singing along to their original music. This March Break, they’re performing once in Brampton and twice (at 11am and again at 2pm) in Richmond Hill. The duo’s performances are suitable for all ages and are catchy enough that many adults will also appreciate their talents. Tickets start as low as $24.

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour

Thursday March 15
Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto

Okay, we know that parental thoughts around the character known as Blippi are mixed but hey, let’s be honest, some kids love him. And if your kids fit that description, then Blippi’s upcoming show at Massey Hall might be in your future. Blippi, played by a professional actor and not the actual Blippi, will be joined by his best friend Meekah for an early evening (the show starts at 6pm) of music, dancing, and fun facts. Tickets start at around $36 and everyone ages two and up needs a ticket (but kids under two are allowed to sit on laps without one).

Kid’s Cannoli Class

Thursday March 15
Eately, 55 Bloor St. W., Toronto

Here’s something a little different but very tasty: A cannoli making class! Designed for adults and kids ages two to four, this hour-long class will have you making delicious cannoli filling as well as decorating four cannoli that you’ll get to take home. This class costs $70 for one adult and one child but extra children can be added at a cost of $35 a kid.

Mouse on the Move

Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood Ave, Studio 176, Toronto
March 18-April 16, Weekends Only

Described as an “intimate, immersive theatrical experience,” this unique show follows the adventures of two young mice who want to travel to the moon. Designed specifically for kids ages one through six, Mouse on the Move promises to be a great entry point into the exciting world of theatrical entertainment. To keep this experience suitable to little kids, each
performance starts at 10am and the run time is only 35 to 40 minutes. Tickets start at around $20 for each general admission seat. Be sure to secure your tickets ASAP as the first weekend has already sold out!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday March 19
Starts near St. George subway station

Your kids are a little too young for green beer, but they can definitely celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by watching Toronto’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. This free event features musicians, dancers, entertainers and more. The parade starts at noon near St. George and Bloor Street and heads east on Bloor until it turns south on Yonge. Then it continues west on Queen Street before ending at Nathan Phillips Square.

Veggie Seed Starting Workshop

Sunday March 26
Allan Garden’s Children’s Conservatory. 160 Gerrard St. E., Toronto

Learning how to grow plants is a one of those valuable skills that your kids will appreciate when they’re older. And while they’re young, they’ll find that it’s just fun to watch a tiny seed turn into something that you eat! At this hands-on event, your children can start their very own tray of seedlings that you can then plant at home, later in the spring. They’ll also learn the basics of how to develop their own green thumb. This experience is pay-what-you-can but please do register in advance.


1 Comment

  1. Sheilagh Rennie on March 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Lindsay!
    Tanger Outlets Cookstown will be having FREE March Break events.

    Monday, March 14- Reptile Zoo at 11 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2 PM
    Tuesday, March 15- Science Camp at 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, and 2 PM
    Wednesday, March 16- Magic Show at 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM
    Thursday, March 17- St. Patrick’s Day party all day long!
    Friday, March 18- Reptile Zoo at 11 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2 PM.
    Visiit for more details.
    Participants are required to check-in at Shopper Services on the day of the event to receive an entry ticket.
    Tickets will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and masks are mandatory for all participants ages 2+.

    If you have any questions, please contact me at (705)458-1371 x 52123 or via email

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