March Break Events in Niagara

March Break Events in Niagara

In light of the rapidly developing Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), many local organizations are cancelling or postponing events. Please check with venues before heading out.

 

Looking for activities for the kids during March Break? Check out our GIANT Guide to March Break Events happening in the Niagara Region!

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March Break Events in Niagara

Click on a specific location to see all the March Break events happening in that area, or scroll down and see our complete list of events and activities happening throughout the week!

Grimsby
Lincoln
Wainfleet
Pelham
St. Catharines
Thorold
Welland
Port Colborne
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Falls
Fort Erie

 


March Break Activities in Grimsby:

Grimsby Museum

Location: 6 Murray St., Grimsby
Phone:  905 945-5292

Pre-registration is required for all programmes. Limited space available. Visit, call or email the Grimsby Museum to register.

MON, 16 MAR 2:00 PM
March Break: Mad Science Show
TUE, 17 MAR 11:00 AM
March Break: Forever Fairest
TUE, 17 MAR 3:00 PM
March Break: Mad Science Workshop
WED, 18 MAR 10:00 AM
March Break: Wrap Bracelet Workshop
WED, 18 MAR 1:00 PM
March Break: Noah’s Ark Build an Animal Workshop
THU, 19 MAR 1:00 PM
March Break: Zooniversity with Safari Niagara
FRI, 20 MAR 10:00 AM
March Break: Crock A Doodle Workshop

FRI, 20 MAR 2:30 PMMarch Break: Little Ray’s Reptile Show

Grimsby Public Library March Break Programs

Location: 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby

Monday, March 16

Let’s Talk Science Presents: “Candy DNA”. Use candy to understand the structure of DNA. REGISTER / Free
10:30-11:30am, Ages 7-12, TO REGISTER: Library Service Desk or call 905-945-5142

Arduino
REGISTER, Free, 1:00-3:00pm / Ages 8+, TO REGISTER: Library Service Desk or call 905-945-5142

Tuesday, March 17

Magic Show with Scoop McCoy
PURCHASE TICKETS $3 each, 10:30-11:15am / Ages 2+
**Tickets must be purchased for each child over age 1 and each adult. Purchase tickets at Library Service Desk**

“You Make!” Creation Station
DROP IN / Free, 1:00-3:00pm / All ages

Read with the Therapy Tails Dogs
DROP IN / Free, 6:30-7:30pm / All ages

Wednesday, March 18

Presentation for Parents: Accessing Child & Youth Mental Health Services in Niagara
Learn about signs of mental health issues and available services.
DROP IN / Free, 10:30-11:30am

Create with Cardboard!
DROP IN / Free, 10:30am-12:00pm / Ages 8+

LEGO Create
DROP IN / Free, 1:00-3:00pm / All ages

Thursday, March 19

Parks Canada Presents “Meet The 3 Sisters”
Story telling and planting a garden to take home. DROP IN / Free, 10:30-11:30am / Ages 4+

Yoga Truly Presents “Yoga For Kids”
DROP IN / Free, 2:00-3:00pm / All ages

3-D Printing 101
REGISTER / Free, 2:00-3:30 / Ages 9-13, TO REGISTER: Library Service Desk or call 905-945-5142

Family Movie: Angry Birds Movie 2
DROP IN / Free, 10:30am-12:00pm, All ages

Chess
REGISTER / Free, 2:00- 4:00pm / Ages 9-14, TO REGISTER: Library Service Desk or call 905-945-5142

 


March Break Activities in Lincoln:

Lincoln Public Library (Fleming Branch) March Break Programs

Monday, March 16

MINI ART CAMP
10 – 11 am, Grades JK – 2
Let’s read a story and make an art project together. A different project every day!
GNOME PARTY
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades 3 and up
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by creating your very own leprechaun gnome.

Tuesday, March 17

MINI ART CAMP
10 – 11 am, Grades JK – 2
Let’s read a story and make an art project together. A different project every day!
DON’T FEED THE CRITTERS
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades JK – 1
Join us for a fun story time and craft celebrating the books of Laura Numeroff. Find out what really happens when you give cookies to mice!

Wednesday, March 18

MINI ART CAMP
10 – 11 am, Grades JK – 2
Let’s read a story and make an art project together. A different project every day!
STRANGER THINGS ESCAPE ROOM
5:15 pm | 6 pm | 6:45 pm | 7:30 pm
Grades 4 and up
Complete challenges, solve puzzles and use clues to help Will escape The Upside Down before time runs out.

Thursday, March 19

MINI ART CAMP
10 – 11 am, Grades JK – 2
Let’s read a story and make an art project together. A different project every day!
SPA FUN
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades 4 and up
Pamper yourself! We will be making facial masks and sugar scrubs during this relaxing program. We will even have cucumbers!

Friday, March 20

DROP-IN LEGO
10 am – 5 pm, All Ages, FREE
Calling all builders! Drop in to make LEGO creations. All LEGO is supplied.

MOVIE: TBD
1 pm, All Ages, FREE
Movie title will be announced closer to the date.

Lincoln Public Library (MFR Branch) March Break Programs

Monday, March 16

DROP-IN TECH ZONE
10 – 11 am, All Ages, FREE
Come and interact with different technologies including Sphero robots, Ozobots, Squishy Circuits and more.

Tuesday, March 17

GNOME PARTY
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades 3 and up
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by creating your very own leprechaun gnome.

Wednesday, March 18

DON’T FEED THE CRITTERS
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades JK – 1
Join us for a fun story time and craft celebrating the books of Laura Numeroff. Find out what really happens when you give
cookies to mice!

Thursday, March 19

MINI ART CAMP
10 – 11 am, Grades JK – 2
Let’s read a story and make an art project together

Friday, March 20

DROP-IN LEGO
1 – 5 pm, all ages, FREE
Calling all builders! Drop in to make LEGO creations. All LEGO is supplied.

Saturday Programs:

SATURDAY FUN!
10 am – 12 pm, both branches
Saturday March 14: Crafty Kids
Saturday March 21: LEGO
Drop in to this free program and have some fun.

FAMILY YOGA STORY TIME
Saturday March 14, Fleming Branch
10 – 10:45 am (FULL)
11:15 am – 12 pm
FREE, registration required
Favourite children’s books are retold with yoga.

WAGS & TALES
Saturday March 14, Fleming Branch
2 – 3 pm, all ages, FREE
Drop in and enjoy a story and a snuggle with a furry four-legged friend from Therapy Tails Ontario.

The Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre

March 16, 10:00 am – March 16, 12:00 pm

Join us throughout the week March 16-20 for two hour mornings 10:00-noon with a different theme each day.  Monday is Art Attack with Creative Bug-creating with crayons, sharpies and pastels. Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day playing games and making a craft, Wednesday is Mad Science. Thursday is Under the Big Top making a ring master’s top hat and a circus animal and Friday is Indoor Campout, earning a camping badge, tent (inside) and S’more fire pit included (weather permitting).


March Break Activities in Niagara Falls:

5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

Join Club Rex for a hands-on exploration of dinosaurs and everything prehistoric at the Museum this March Break! Come and learn all the latest news and the many new dinosaurs that have been discovered with a fun and educational approach to everyone’s favourite subject.  If you love dinosaurs, then we just became best friends!

Shows on Saturday March 14, 2020 @ 11am
Shows Daily from March 17-20, 2020 @ 11am & 1pm

Afterwards take a journey through the museum; make a craft and complete a scavenger hunt. On March 17-20, finish the day off with a family movie @ 3pm. Regular museum admission applies.

March Break Activities in Wainfleet:

Wainfleet Township Public Library March Break Programs

 


March Break Activities in Pelham:

Pelham Public Library March Break Programs

MARCH BREAK – Yogo Story Adventure

March 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Price: $10
Let’s go on a yoga storybook adventure! Using classic books like They Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Giving Tree as our guide, we will retell the story with movement in yoga poses and breath work. This adventure will conclude in a stillness exercise with will allow children to practice being calm and mindful. Yoga mats will be made available.
$10/Two Classes
For ages 4-8.

MARCH BREAK – Toy Story 4

March 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Price: $4
Join us for some Toy Story fun featuring all of your well-loved Toy Story characters. Games, activities and your very own “Forky”. Must Register ahead! Fonthill Branch

MARCH BREAK – Radical Robots, Mad Science

March 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Price:
Explore the world of robotics! Test a variety of robots in this 1 hour hands-on workshop. Make and take home your own Bristle Bot. Must register ahead! Fonthill Branch

MARCH BREAK – Yoga Story Adventure

March 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Price: $10
Let’s go on a yoga storybook adventure! Using classic books like They Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Giving Tree as our guide, we will retell the story with movement in yoga poses and breath work. This adventure will conclude in a stillness exercise with will allow children to practice being calm and mindful.
Yoga mats will be made available.
For ages 4-8.

MARCH BREAK – Wreck it Ralph

March 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Price: $4
Love this movie then come celebrate with us… golden coin toss, sugar rush inspired candy race cars, Must register ahead! Maple Acre Branch

MARCH BREAK – Slime Time, Mad Science

March 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Price: $4
The Mad Science slime recipe is revealed in this ooey-gooey chemistry class! Learn about slime and its basic ingredients in a series of hands-on activities. Must register ahead! Maple Acre Branch

MARCH BREAK – Tech Time

March 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Explore and Code with Ozobots, Dash and Dot and Makey Makey. Make cool printable pictures using the Green Screen.
Fonthill Branch    Drop IN
(Grades 6-8)
March 19 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Game on! Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous gaming experience required.

MARCH BREAK – Popcorn, PJ’s and a Movie

March 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pop the popcorn and let the movies begin. Movies will be announced at a later date. One popcorn per person will be provided and refills will be offered for 1$ each. Maple Acre Branch Drop IN

MARCH BREAK- Cricut Sticker Making

March 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Price: $4
Come out and see how our new Cricut machine works and create your very own hand drawn sticker. Must register ahead! Maple Acre Branch


March Break Activities in St. Catharines

Chapters

Monday, March 16 at 11AM or 2PM

For the Artist | All Ages, free

Let’s get crafty. Join us to decorate rock pals with Kid Made Modern or let your imagination run wild at our Klutz creation station with Gem Stickers, Mini Bake Shop, and Egg Carton Animals. Plus, learn to draw your favourite characters from Big Nate, Phoebe the Unicorn, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

Tuesday, March 17 at 11AM or 2PM

For the Gamer | Ages 6+, free

Join us to play with Hasbro games and Beyblade or look for Waldo in our Where’s Waldo? scavenger hunt. Plus, bring your Pokémon cards for a game or build your favourite Pokémon characters with Mega Construx.

Wednesday, March 18 at 11AM or 2PM

For the Collector | Ages 4+, free

Calling all collectors—join us for an L.O.L. Surprise! Lights Glitter demo and collect your own L.O.L. Lil Sister or Bakugan cards during our fun giveaways. Plus, decorate your own HotWheels Car or license plate.

Thursday, March 19 at 11AM or 2PM

For the Builder | Ages 6+, free

Put on your building hats and make a LEGO® Friends or LEGO® City Food Truck. Plus, little scientists will have a blast with our fun and easy experiments featuring Slimeygoop Slimey Sand and Fairies vs. Unicorns STEM activities.

Friday, March 20 at 11AM or 2PM

For the Dreamer | Ages 3+, free

Join us for Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig activities, toy demos, and get creative while making your own playdoh sushi.


St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre


Pen Centre

Monday –  Monday, March 16,2020

Safari Niagara Zooniversity

Between Kitchen Stuff Plus & Aerie

Two Classes  @ 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Safari Niagara’s Zooniversity Outreach Program will be at the Pen this March Break providing informative, educational, close-up animal encounters for all ages. Join their one of their 1hr dynamic, interactive presentations featuring mammals and reptiles at: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Want to see more…Safari Niagara will have special rate memberships available during 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17 

Junior Chef: Foodie Tuesday MORNING with Zehrs Dietitian – Leah Mete

Two Seatings @ 9 a.m. (breakfast) & 11 a.m. (lunch). Pre-registration required. Leah will teach you how to create your own tasty nutritious breakfast or lunch with some delicious snacks to go with your creation. Obtain your free admission when registering, in person only, at the Pen Guest Services Desk.  Registration starts February 25th, 2020. (Classes limited to 50 children per class.  Parent / Guardian must be in attendance).

Turtle Tuesday with Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – between Kitchen Stuff Plus & Aerie

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – live turtle demonstration / 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Meet Shelly the Turtle & colouring activity

Join Shelly from the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games and our turtle friends from the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC). This free, family event offers participants the chance to get close with a live turtle while also learning about the endangered turtles living within Ontario and the Niagara Region.  Activities include a live demonstration with OTCC’s turtle ambassadors followed by a colouring workshop. Shelly plushies will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going towards our sustainability turtle initiatives. Be sure to show your turtle love and wear green! We are encouraging all participants to join in on the fun by wearing green as this event falls on St. Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 18

Safari Niagara’s Zooniversity

Two Classes  @ 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Safari Niagara’s Zooniversity Outreach Program will be at the Pen this March Break providing informative, educational, close-up animal encounters for all ages. Join their one of their 1hr dynamic, interactive presentations featuring mammals and reptiles at: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Want to see more…Safari Niagara will have special rate memberships available during 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 19

BUSTER! A Bridge Busting Competition Machine

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Between Kitchen Stuff Plus & Aerie

Can your bridge withstand the forces of nature?  Find out by joining BUSTER!  A Bridge Busting Competition here at the Pen! Niagara Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario are recognizing National Engineering Month with a Bridge Buster competition, challenging children from throughout the region to design and build bridges, (out of popsicle sticks,) large enough for a Hot Wheels car, and bring them in to be tested using the organization’s Bridge Buster device. The builders of the strongest bridges in each age category will have a chance to win a Pen Centre Gift Card. Pre-registration and full details now at Niagara.peo.on.ca@events

Friday, March 20

Carousel Players Workshop

1 – 4 p.m.  (ages 4 – 10). Between Kitchen Stuff Plus & Aerie

Come on over and make your very own “Lig & Bittle Themed” finger puppet to take home, for FREE!  Tickets will also be available for sale to see Carousel Player’s latest production of Lig & Bittle! The production tells a story of Lig, (who is very tall,) and Bittle, (who is very small,) setting out on a quest to find a place where they will both fit in, and where they won’t feel different anymore.

Saturday, March 21

The Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo

11 A.M. – 3:30 p.m. Between Kitchen Stuff Plus & Aerie

Explore the orchestra: try a trumpet; give a flute a flutter, or sidle up to some strings! Everyone gets a chance to experiment on these and other orchestral stars with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo. A unique exploratory hands-on musical experience! Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo is sponsored by Long & McQuade.


St. Catharines Public Library March Break Programs

Central Library

Club Rex

Join us for an interactive, educational show from the exciting world of dinosaurs presented by Pieces of Prehistory. All audience members must be seated by the start of the show, so please be on time.

  • Saturday, March 14
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 4+ and caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Mills Room
  • Each person attending must have a ticket.

Fairytale Storytime and STEM

Explore your favourite fairy tales through stories and early principles of science, engineering and art.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 – 5 with caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Family 3D Printing

Discover the world of 3D printing and learn how to prepare and print 3D items as a family. The program fee includes the printing of an item using up to 30 grams of filament. Printed items will need to be picked up at a later date. Caregivers will have to help younger children on the computer.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 – 12 with caregiver
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST per person
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Family 3D Printing

Discover the world of 3D printing and learn how to prepare and print 3D items as a family. The program fee includes the printing of an item using up to 30 grams of filament. Printed items will need to be picked up at a later date. Caregivers will have to help younger children on the computer.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Ages 6 – 12 with caregiver
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST per person
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Evil Genius 101

Join our class of “Evil Geniuses” and learn what it takes to create the prefect evil plan. Put your skills to the test and earn you Evil Genius badge.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 – 10
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Temporary Tattoo Parlour

Got ink? Come join our temporary tattoo parlour as we design, draw, and apply our own temporary tattoos.

  • Friday, March 20
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 8 – 12
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Q-Tip Pointillism

Create a masterpiece out of nothing but tiny dots! We’ll be using cotton swabs and paint to work in the style of 19th century artist Georges Seurat.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Free
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Discover Dungeons & Dragons

Are you ready to battle monsters, sling spells, and quest for greatness? Come learn to play Dungeons and Dragons. We will be introducing newcomers to the game, exploring character creation, and demonstrating gameplay. No dice needed.

  • Saturday, March 21
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 10 – 15
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Mini Book Charms

Make miniature jewelry or keychain charms in the shape of your favourite book.

  • Saturday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 13 – 18
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Skin Care 101

Join the Beauty Boutique team from the Martindale Shoppers Drug Mart as they guide you through skin types, proper cleansing regimens and other helpful skin care information. You’ll have an opportunity to take part in product demos and also get a chance to win product samples!

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 11 – 16
  • Free
  • Rotary/Bankers Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Teen Paint Night

Put brush to canvas and explore the world of painting while learning new techniques. Paint along with a popular YouTube artist or create your own work-bring your creativity, but no talent is necessary!

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Ages 13 – 18
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Preschool Science

Let’s do some learning and get a little messy, with science experiments a toddler will enjoy. We’ll try Ooblek, mixing colours, and other exciting projects.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 – 5 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00 per child
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Pop Up Play Tent

Join Library Staff for crafts and activities at the City of St. Catharines’ Pop Up Play Tent Event.

  • Tuesday, March 17 – Friday March 20
  • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Free

Tell Tails: Therapy Tails Ontario

Reading should be fun! By reading to a furry friend, children can improve their reading skills, confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading. Every Therapy tail dog is specially trained and certified to sit quietly and listen while your child reads aloud to it. Please register in advance.

  • Saturday, March 21
  • 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 – 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Pirate Escape Room

The captain has gone mad! He’s locked you inside his cabin and set the ship on a collision course that will send you down to Davy Jones’ locker. Can you escape in time to save yourself?

  • Saturday, March 14
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Zombie Apocalypse Boot Camp

The end is coming – or, it might be. Either way, you need to be prepared. Come learn some useful survival skills that will keep you going if the worst should finally happen. Please bring an old t-shirt that you can rip up for craft purposes.

  • Friday, March 20
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Bullet Journaling

Kick off the year with a great new habit that will help you stay organized, set goals, and keep track of the memories you make in an artistic and efficient way. Journal or notebook will be provided.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 13 – 18
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Youth Job Search Drop-In Services

Are you between the ages of 15-29 and looking for employment? Join staff from YMCA of Niagara Employment Services for assistance with job searching, resume development, and interview skill techniques.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Ages 15 – 29
  • Free

Merritt Branch

Dinosaur in a Jar

Create a mini-dinosaur terrarium, enjoy stories and dino-themed activities.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 – 10
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Let’s Play Chess

Children who already play chess are invited to sharpen their chess playing skills.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 – 15
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

LEGO Build Tournament

Compete in three rounds of LEGO building challenges to see if you have what it takes to win the LEGO trophy.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 6 – 10
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Raffi Sing-a-Long

Get ready to dance! We’ll be singing, dancing, and laughing along to some of Raffi’s best songs.

  • Friday, March 20
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 – 6 with caregiver
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Let’s Play Chess

Tweens who already play chess are invited to sharpen their chess playing skills.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 – 15
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Horcruxes Scavenger Hunt

Voldemort’s Horcruxes are hidden around the Merritt Branch and we need your help to locate them before He Who Must Not Be Named takes over the Wizarding World!

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Munsch Madness Story Time

Celebrate the books of Robert Munsch with stories and crafts.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 3 – 7 with caregiver
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

March Break Activities in Thorold:

 

Thorold Public Library March Break Programs

March Break programs complement our regularly scheduled children’s programming.  ALL March Break programs require advance registration. Registration begins Wednesday, February 5th.  Registration can be made by phone or at the Information Desk

Monday, March 16
10:00 a.m. Adopt a Monster
Participants will select a friendly stuffie monster to adopt and make their monster a comfy bed.
2:00 p.m. Create a Fairy Garden
Participants will craft their own decorative terrarium world complete with greenery and cute miniatures.

Tuesday, March 17
1:00 p.m. Unicorn Storytime
Participants will listen to unicorn stories and craft a flying unicorn.
3:00 p.m. Mythical Green Screen
Participants will pose for a photo in front of our green screen and edit in a mythical backdrop.

4:00 p.m. The Great Pokémon Character Hunt
Participants will search the library for their favourite characters to win a fun Pokémon character prize.
6:00 p.m. Mermaid Scales Wall Art
Participants will use a canvas and craft paper to
create a mermaid inspired wall decoration.

Wednesday, March 18
10:00 a.m. Dragon Taco Party
Participants will listen to two Dragons Love Tacos picture books and create their own felt taco.
2:00 p.m. Dragon Crafternoon
Participants will make a fire breathing dragon and a magical dragon egg.

Thursday, March 19
2:00 p.m. Mythical Character Creation
Using examples of characters from some of our favourite stories (mermaids, centaurs, & more), participants will be inspired to craft their own unique creature with its own personality, and using a variety of different craft mediums.

Friday, March 20

2:00 p.m. Abominable
Participants will enjoy a matinee movie complete with free popcorn.
All Day Drop In Mythical Creatures Scavenger Hunt
Participants will complete the hunt to win a fun prize.

 


March Break Activities in Welland:

Welland Historical Museum

Circus & Theatre March Break Mashup

March 19 @ 9:30 am – March 20 @ 4:00 pm

Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena Public Skates

March Break Skate
Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena March 16-20, 1:00-2:30pm


Seaway Mall

MARCH BREAK FUN ALL WEEK IN CENTRE COURT! 11AM – 5PM

Bouncer, Face Painting and a visit from your favourite Trolls to celebrate the release of their new movie Trolls 2!

Bouncer will be there all week!

Monday, March 16th at 1pm – Mad Science show

Tuesday, March 17th at 1pm – Kids Clay Handprints with Beverly Sneath. This is a pre registered event. Please visit customer service to claim your spot.

Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm – Woodcarving. Join us and shape, sand and colour your own carvings!

Thursday, March 19th, 11am – 5pm – Free Facing Painting with Niagara face painters!

Friday, March 20th, 1pm – 3pm  – Get ready and meet Poppy and Branch from Trolls 2 for a Trolls Dance Party!


Welland Public Library March Break Programs

Please note: Registration is required unless stated otherwise. Patrons must meet the age requirements for a program in order to attend.  Make sure you call us or register online to secure your child or teen’s spot in our super exciting programs!

Monday, March 16, 10-11am, Main branch, age 4+
Maker Monday: Cricut Mugs
Learn how to design your very own mug using our brand new Cricut Maker. One mug included per registrant.

Monday, March 16, 10-11am, Seaway Mall branch, age 8-11
Flextangles
What happens when you combine math and art? You get some interesting and fun projects! Join us and try something new while being creative with math.

Monday, March 16, 5:30-6:30pm, Diamond Trail branch, family
Grow Your Own Veggies!
Families are invited to come and plant a vegetable seed
to help get your garden growing.

Tuesday, March 17, 10-11am, 5-7yrs, Main branch
Leprechaun Houses*
Spread some magic and get ready for Saint Patrick’s Day! Come join us for a morning of fun as you decorate a Leprechaun graham cracker house, listen to some music, and enjoy treats. All materials will be supplied. Just bring your imagination and your sweet tooth! *Completed food waiver required for participation.

Tuesday, March 17, 2-3pm, Seaway Mall branch, family
Cricut Canvas Creations
Learn how to use our new Cricut Maker to create a piece of family art on canvas.

Tuesday, March 17, 4:30-6:30pm, Diamond Trail branch, family

Movie at the “Drive In”
We’ve collected big cardboard boxes, gathered craft supplies, and handpicked a great movie! Now we just need you to create your cardboard box car for “The Drive In.”

Wednesday, March 18, 10am-12pm, Main branch
WomEnchant Chorus
Come drum up a storm with the choir of women from WomEnchant. Never drummed before? That’s OK! Participants of all ages and musical experiences are invited to learn how everyone can make a musical beat.

Wednesday, March 18, 10am-11pm, Seaway Mall branch, 0-5yrs
Science Storytime
Join us for a pre-school storytime with rhymes, songs, bubbles, and of course, a sensory science experiment. Watch how ice melts to reveal a treasure inside! Storytime will be read by special guest Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre!

Wednesday, March 18, 2-4pm, Seaway Mall branch, 7-13yrs
Let’s Play Chess
Work on your chess skills with other enthusiasts and learn something new! Experience required.

Wednesday, March 18, 2:30-3:30pm, Main branch
DIY Wood Hedgehogs
Have lots of fun hammering nails into a piece of wood cut out by the Welland Woodcarvers to create your very own unique hedgehog pet! (No experience necessary).

Thursday, March 19, 2-3pm, Civic Square Community Room
Fay & Fluffy Storytime
Drag stars Fay Slift & Fluffy Soufflé have been performing drag storytimes since June 2016. They have performed at some of Toronto’s biggest cultural events, and have also had adventures beyond the city. Their special events focus on culturally diverse books, songs and include lots of laughs to show that ‘Reading is FUNdamental!’ They want to support families with LGBTQ2S parent(s) and gender variant children in a supportive and inclusive environment focused on fun. Everyone is welcome! No registration required.

Thursday, March 19, 9:30-10:30am, Main branch, all ages
Hair Braiding 101
Join Tammy Varden, professional stylist, as she shows you how to create a fancy braid. Partners recommended (one braider and one participant with a minimum of shoulder length hair).

Thursday, March 19, 5+ years, 10-11am, Seaway Mall
Demo Days with ‘Staples’
Come experience a drone demo and make some slime with the professional demo team from Staples®! All materials will be provided .

Thursday, March 19, 11-16 yrs, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Seaway Mall Branch
Dungeons and Dragons
Choose a hero and prepare for an epic adventure! No previous experience required.

Thursday, March 19, family, 4:30-6pm, Diamond Trail Branch
STEAM Stations
Dabble at our various tech toy stations. Experiment with Ozobot, Sphero, Crayola StikBot, the green screen, and Makey
Makey. The best part? Make your own bristle bot to take home and continue the fun.

Thursday, March 19, family, 1:30pm-5pm, Seaway Mall Branch
Games Galore – DROP-IN
Are you ready to play some games? Enjoy a variety of board games including Yardzee – just like Yahtzee except on a much
LARGER scale!

Friday, March 20, 10-11am, 8-12yrs, Seaway Mall branch
Food Science*
Test your taste buds and make some interesting food experiments with special guest Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre! *Completed Food Waiver required for participants.

Friday, March 20, 11-15 yrs, 1pm – 3pm, Seaway Mall Branch
Nintendo Switch Tournament
Compete for the top prize in this double elimination one-on-one tournament. We will be playing Super Smash Bros  Ultimate. Spots are limited.
1st place: $20 gift card to EB games
2nd place: $15 gift card to EB games
3rd place: $10 gift card to EB games

Friday, March 20, family, 10am – 5pm, Main Branch
Games Galore – DROP IN
Are you ready to play some games? Enjoy a variety of board games including Yardzee – just like Yahtzee except on much LARGER scale!


March Break Activities in Port Colborne:

Port Colborne Public Library March Break Programs

Library BINGO
Play BINGO and win prizes!
Mon. Mar. 16, 10 – 11 am
For readers of all ages. FREE. Drop-in.
Non-readers welcome with a reading adult.

Clay Figurines
Create a miniature clay figurine. Make it stylish, grotesque, or just plain cute— your choice!
Mon. Mar. 16 — 2 classes, 1:30 – 2:30 pm or 3 – 4 pm
For ages 10 and older. Cost is $5. Pre-register at the library.

“Spring Is Here” Craft
Make a whimsical spring scene using paper folding techniques and craft materials!
Tues. Mar. 17 — 2 classes, 10 – 11 am or 11:30 – 12:30 pm
For ages 5 and older. Cost is $2. Pre-register at the library.

Tulip Bouquets
A Tween & Teen Painting Class
Acrylic paint on canvas.
Tues. Mar. 17 — 2 classes, 1:30 – 3 pm or 3:30 – 5 pm
For ages 11 to 16. Cost is $5. Pre-register at the library

Roll the Dice
Sew a leather bag to carry your own dice set. Roll a few practice games and then take home a dice set, bag, and rules for some fun dice games.
Wed. Mar. 18, 1 – 2:30 pm
For ages 8 to 14. Cost is $3. Pre-register at the library.

Playing Card Cases
Sew your own playing card case to keep your own
deck of cards handy! Deck of cards included.
Wed. Mar. 18, 3 – 4 pm
For ages 13 to 17.
Cost is $4. Pre-register at the library.

Snacks & Stories @ VALE HWC,
550 Elizabeth St., Port Colborne
Join us at the Vale for stories, crafts, and a snack. There will be a prize draw for a gift certificate from a local business!
Thurs. Mar. 19, 11– 11:45 am
For ages 6 and under. FREE. Drop-in.

Wreck This Book for Teens
Use your mess-making abilities to create a unique art
journal.
Thurs. Mar. 19, 4 – 5 pm
For ages 11 & older. Cost is $5 to purchase a book,
or $1 if you bring your own book.
Pre-register at the library.

LEGO CLUB
Get creative in a series of fun LEGO challenges.
Fri. Mar. 20 — 2 classes, 1:30 – 2:30 pm or 3 – 4 pm
For ages 6 and older. FREE. Pre-register at the library.

 


March Break Activities in Niagara-on-the-Lake:

NOTL Public Library

Fort George

Meet us at the skating rink for the coolest March Break ever! Weather permitting, the rink will be open all week long, with helmet and skate rentals available every afternoon and evening during weekdays and all weekend long. Fort George will be open on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 pm, with free admission for youth 17 and under.

Monday to Thursday
10 am to 12 pm – open skate
1 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm – supervised family skating, with helmet and skate rentals available

Friday
10 am to 12 pm – open skate
1 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm – supervised family skating, with helmet and skate rentals available

Saturday
10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm, and 6 pm to 9 pm – supervised family skating, with helmet and skate rentals available
12 pm to 4 pm – Fort George is open, with free admission for youth 17 and under

Sunday
10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm – supervised family skating, with helmet and skate rentals available
12 pm to 4 pm – Fort George is open, with free admission for youth 17 and under

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/fortgeorge/activ/calendrier-calendar

Bass Pro NOTL

Join us in store some boredom busters over the March Break. We have activities every day for all age groups. Parent participation is a must! This is not a drop off camp. Activities are Free and are on a first come first serve basis. Subject to change based on staffing.

Sunday March 15 12pm-2pm
** Little kids Animal BINGO **
Ages 4-8

Monday March 16 1pm-3pm
** Scavenger Hunt in store **
Ages – Whole Family

Tuesday March 17 1pm-3pm
** Crafts **
Ages: Whole Family

Wednesday March 18 1pm-3pm
** Pictionary- Outdoor Theme **
Ages: 5+

Thursday March 19 1pm-3pm
** Assorted board games **
Ages: Whole Family

Friday March 20
Archery Challenge
12pm-1pm – Young Kids (ages 3-8) with a nerf bow & arrow
2pm-3pm – Older kids (ages 9-16) learn to shoot with a real bow
*Parents must sign liability waiver* Will be limited to 15 kids *


March Break Activities in Fort Erie:

Fort Erie Historical Museum

402 Ridge Road, Ridgeway

Monday, March 16 – Archaeology. Become a history detective with “Archaeological Adventures,” an activity that allows you to take a close look at ancient artifacts uncovered at the Peace Bridge archaeological site and learn how Fort Erie’s Indigenous people once lived.
Tuesday, March 17 – Fenian Raids and Battle of Ridgeway. Did you know that a very important battle took place right here in Ridgeway over 150 years ago? Learn more about the Battle of Ridgeway and Fenian Raids through activities and crafts. Make a medal like the ones earned in 1866, become a war artist like Alexander von Erichsen, or explore our exhibit to discover artifacts from this significant event.
Thursday, March 19 –  Fort Erie’s early settlers. Ever wonder what life was like before technology? “Early Settlers” lets you step into the shoes of the people who lived in Fort Erie hundreds of years ago. Visitors will be able to try on recreations of period costumes and learn about some popular toys and games.

All programs are self-guided and take approximately half an hour to complete. Parent supervision is required.

Drop-in any time between 9-5 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to participate in the activities or come to see our exhibits and complete an exhibit scavenger hunt any day over the break!
The Museum is open Sunday-Friday 9-5. Admission is by donation.

For more information about this or other Museum events call 905-894-5322, email museum@forterie.ca or visit our website museum.forterie.ca


 


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