Abandon hope, all ye who enter here — March break is upon us.
1. Park weather: Plan activities for sunny but brisk days. AccuWeather predicts next week will start off strong, with sunny skies and a high of 7C, but the rest of the week will be cooler, with temperatures ranging from 0-4C and a mix of sun and clouds.
This is the perfect time for nature hikes in Rouge Park or picnics in High Park.
2. A day at the Museum: The Royal Ontario Museum will have lots of family-friendly activities all week, with drop-in activities every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including an arcade featuring games invented just for the ROM. There is also a day camp for supervised play and extended evening hours.
3. Tiff Walt Disney Classics: Parents craving a hit of nostalgia will enjoy this exhibit as much as their children. Films from Walt Disney‘s golden era, like Dumbo, the Little Mermaid and the Sword in the Stone, will be playing all week.
4. Day tripping: When the sun comes out, the syrup starts to run. Take a day to visit one of the area’s many sugar shacks. Most shacks offer activities like hayrides, walking tours and enough of the sweet stuff to drive the whole family crazy.
5. Build things: Libraries all over the city are hosting drop-in Lego buildathons throughout the week. Bonus: you don’t have to pick them up after.
6. Avoid the mall: Do yourself a favour and avoid malls, which will surely be teeming with parents and preteens. Going will only lead to tantrums and binge-eating at Cinnabon.
7. Unschedule: Most weeks are packed with hockey practice, karate lessons, work (for you) and homework for them. This week, do your best to unwind: cook a dinner together as a family, let your kids pick their favourite activity and veg out with a book.
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