March Break Events in Niagara

March Break Events in Niagara

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

 

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.

Tuesday March 12th
Crock A Doodle Pottery Party Animals
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ages: 4+

Tuesday March 12th
Mystic Drumz
The Legend of Marshmallow Island
A Musical Safari Show
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 2-12. $5/member, $8 non-member

Tuesday March 12th
Drumming Workshop with Mystic Drumz
Learn how to play an instrument and become an ensemble
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 4 +. $5/member, $8 non-member

Wednesday March 13th
Mad Science Workshop
Hands-on science experiments
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 5+. $9/member, $12/non-member

Thursday March 14th
Safari Niagara’s Travelling Zooniversity
Touch and learn about a variety of live animals with Safari Niagara
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 4+. $9/member, $12/non-member

Friday March 15th
Travelling Reptile Show
See, touch and learn all about reptiles
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$7/member, $10/non-member. All children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.


 

Grimsby Public Library March Break Programs

18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario

The Bubbleology Show: March Break Program

Monday, March 11, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Bubbleologists wield a huge range of exciting bubble tools and perform tricks to wow, surprise and enchant audiences of all ages… from the teeniest bubbles to the most humungous bubbles! See this spectacular March Break show at the Grimsby Public Library.

Yoga for Kids: March Break Program

Monday, March 11, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Start March Break with a big S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Kids can drop in for a free session with Grimsby’s Yoga Truly. If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it along

Make Electronic Music! March Break Program

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn how to make electronic music using electronic and acoustic source material. Put together a basic composition using digital multi-tracking. No experience necessary.

Structures Stable and Strong: March Break Program

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join the Scientists in School engineering team this March Break to learn how structures resist the forces acting on them. Become a human structure and discover what kind of base makes you stable. Take on the challenge of designing and building a free-standing structure and discover how to move something bigger than you.

Soli & Rob: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! March Break Program

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Soli tries to help Rob overcome his fear of bugs. Can she do it before they come face to face with the “Bungalow Bugs”? Soli & Rob blend musical theatre and puppetry to create an interactive and fun show for kids.

Scratch Coding: March Break Program

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Scratch is a fun and easy coding program for kids that lets them create interactive stories and animations. Sign up for this free March Break session as of Jan 27.

Arduino Action: March Break Program

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In this March Break program kids use simple micro-computer programming in an easy to understand, guided session. They’ll explore basic electronics, and make things react at their command!

Chess: March Break Program

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn more about this ancient game of strategy before playing a few games. Prerequisite: knowledge of the basic chess moves.

Magic Circus with the Amazing Corbin

Friday, March 15, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Who can resist a family-friendly and fun circus-themed magic show? Be thrilled by the “Non-Flaming Hoops of Doom!” Enjoy an incredible popcorn trick, watch an elephant fly and be amazed when a member of the audience is sawn in half! This March Break show is full of interactive fun and audience participation.

Magical Illusions: March Break Program

Friday, March 15, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to read someone’s mind, make something disappear, or perform astounding physical feats? If so, please join us as we explore the art of magic. Learn how to perform a variety of amazing tricks to entertain friends and family. Please bring a deck of cards to this program!

March Break Activities in Lincoln:

Lincoln Public Library 2019 March Break Programs

WAGS AND TALES
When: Saturday March 9, 2019, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
All ages. Enjoy a story and a snuggle with a furry four-legged friend from Therapy Tails Ontario. FREE.

DROP-IN BOARD GAMES
When: Saturday March 9, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
Get your game on at the library with fun board games! All ages. FREE.

DROP-IN BOARD GAMES
When: Sunday March 10, 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Get your game on at the library with fun board games! All ages. FREE.

UNICORN MAGIC
When: Monday March 11, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
It’s a magical unicorn world at the library! We will be using hot glue guns to make all things unicorn.
Grades 1 and up. $4; advance registration required. Please sign up at the library.

MUSICAL PETTING ZOO
When: Monday March 11, 2019, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Zoos aren’t just for animals! Beamsville Music is coming to visit with musical instruments for you to play!
Come make a guitar purr or a snare drum roar. Grades 1 and up. $4; advance registration required.
Please sign up at the library.

DROP-IN TECH ZONE
When: Monday March 11, 2019, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Moses F. Rittenhouse
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
Come see and interact with different technologies including Sphero robots, Ozobots, Squishy Circuits
and more! Just drop in. All ages; FREE.

DROP-IN TECH ZONE

When: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 10:30 am – 12 noon,
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Come see and interact with different technologies including Sphero robots, Ozobots, Squishy Circuits
and more! Just drop in. All ages; FREE.

DOG MAN IN THE DOGHOUSE?!
When: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Oh no! Is it the end of the line for our favourite furry superhero? Come play games, make a paw-tastic
craft and discover the truth behind Dog Man’s alleged life of crime. Grades 1 and up. $4; advance
registration required. Please sign up at the library.

UNICORN MAGIC
When: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
It’s a magical unicorn world at the library! We will be using hot glue guns to make all things unicorn.
Grades 1 and up. $4; advance registration required. Please sign up at the library.

DRAGONS LOVE STORY TIME
When: March 13, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Ages 20 months – 3 years)
1:30 – 2:30 pm (JK – SK)
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Have some fire-breathing fun with dragon stories, songs and a craft. $4; advance registration required.
Please sign up at the library.

GRANDMA’S ATTIC ESCAPE ROOM
When: Wednesday March 13, 2019
Various start times: 3 pm | 3:45 pm | 4:30 pm | 6 pm | 6:45 pm | 7:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library. Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Uh oh! You’ve been snooping in Grandma’s attic without her permission … and now you’re locked in!
You must find the key to escape before Grandma gets home in 30 minutes! Please sign up for a time slot
– families welcome! Grades 4 and up. $4; advance registration required. Please sign up at the library.

When: Wednesday March 13, 2019, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
All ages. Get your game on at the library with fun board games!

SPA FUN
When: Thursday March 14, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Pamper yourself! Using essential oils, we will be learning how to make bath bombs and foot soaks.
Grades 4 and up. $4; advance registration required. Please sign up at the library.

FAIRY AND GNOME GARDENS
When: Thursday March 14, 2019, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Create and learn to care for your very own miniature fairy or gnome garden with Erin Riseing from
Niagara West Community Gardens. Grades 1 and up. $4; advance registration required. Please sign up at
the library.

DRAGONS LOVE STORY TIME
When: March 14, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
Have some fire-breathing fun with dragon stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2 – 5. $4; advance registration
required. Please sign up at the library.

DOG MAN IN THE DOGHOUSE?!
When: March 14, 2019, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
Oh no! Is it the end of the line for our favourite furry superhero? Play games, make a paw-tastic craft
and discover the truth behind Dog Man’s alleged life of crime. Grades 1 and up. $4; advance registration
required. Please sign up at the library.

GREEN SCREEN TRAVEL
When: Friday March 15, 2019, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Come and play with our new green screen and travel the world from the comfort of the library. Souvenir
photo included! Grades 4 and up. $4; advance registration required. Please sign up at the library.

MOVIE: WRECK-IT RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (G)
When: Friday March 15, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Ralph and Vanellope navigate the worldwide web in search of a replacement part to save Sugar Rush.
Please bring your own snacks. All ages. FREE.
DROP-IN LEGO

When: Friday March 15, 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library, Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
Calling all builders! Drop in to make LEGO creations. All LEGO is supplied. All ages.

CRAFT-A-PALOOZA
When: Saturday March 16, 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch
4080 John Charles Boulevard, Vineland
Help us clean out our craft cupboard! Drop in for a creative make and take. All ages, FREE.

CRAFT-A-PALOOZA
When: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Public Library Fleming Branch
5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Help us clean out our craft cupboard! Drop in for a creative make and take. All ages, FREE.


March Break Activities in Wainfleet:

Wainfleet Township Public Library March Break Programs

Monday, March 11 – Movie: Wreck-it Ralph at the Wainfleet Township Public Library from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon showing of Wreck-it Ralph. We will have FREE popcorn and juice. All ages. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call 905-899-1277 to register for this program.

Tuesday, March 12 – Board Games/Video Games at the Wainfleet Township Public Library from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us to play board games and video games. For children ages 6 and up. Please call 905-899-1277 to register for this program.

Wednesday, March 13 – Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet at the Wainfleet Township Public Library from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet. We will have FREE popcorn and juice. All ages. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call 905-899-1277 to register for this program.

Thursday, March 14 – Wreck-it Ralph Crafts and Activities at the Wainfleet Township Public Library from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Make crafts and complete activities based on the Wreck-it Ralph movies. All ages. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Please call 905-899-1277 to register for this program.

Friday, March 15 – Babysitter’s Course at the Wainfleet Township Public Library from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $45 cash or cheque payable to Mary Chiasson. You must register in person at the library. Participants must pack a lunch. This program is for children 11 and up.

 


March Break Activities in Pelham:

 

Pelham Public Library March Break Programs

 

 


March Break Activities in St. Catharines

Chapters

MONDAY MARCH 11 AT 11AM
CRAFT WITH KLUTZ | AGES 4+
Join us to create adorable clay critters and mini desserts with Klutz. Then express yourself with mini sewing and make your very own cookie keychain!TUESDAY MARCH 12 AT 11AM
COLLECTORS CLUB | AGES 6+
Join us as we check out the new L.O.L. Surprise!™ Bubbly Surprise and don’t forget to bring your L.O.L. dolls in for a swap station. Then answer the call to brawl and battle in the new Bakugan Battle Arena!WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 AT 11AM
BUILD WITH LEGO® | AGES 5+
LEGO® puppies need your help to build their home! Pick a LEGO® puppy pal and then build a LEGO® Puppy’s Playhouse to take home. Plus see what else you can build with DK building inspiration cards!THURSDAY MARCH 14 AT 11AM
CRAFTS | AGES 5+
Get Ready for a slime-tacular day with ORB! Join us to get creative and make your favourite slime desserts with ORB Slimi Café™ and test out all the newest OrbSlimy™ slime! Plus, find Waldo in our Where’s Waldo? scavenger hunt!FRIDAY MARCH 15 AT 11AM
PRESCHOOL PALS | AGES 3+
Help save the day with Rubble’s Ultimate Construction Vehicle! Plus make your own time capsule with Peppa Pig.


St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

Break into all sorts of adventure and fun at the St. Catharines Museum this March Break! Drop-in at the Museum for a variety of activities, games, and crafts all week!

All March Break programming is open to the public by donation on a drop-in basis. If you have any questions,  contact Museum staff via phone at 905.984.8880 or email museum@stcatharines.ca.

Monday March 11

10am – 11am: Exhibit Express
One of the best parts of the Museum is exploring the exhibits. Ever wondered how artifacts are used to create an exhibit? Can you help the St. Catharines Museum preserve history? Using your imagination and artifacts from the collection, help the Museum put together exhibits that will preserve important stories about our history.

11am-12pm: Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Its time to test your detective skills in this interactive treasure hunt! Follow the clues through the Museum galleries and discover what really did happen to the people and machines that helped build and shape St. Catharines.

Tuesday, March 12

10am – 11am: Build-a-Story

Let your imagination take you away in our story circle! Our story-building game encourages kids to work together to create a story of their choosing. Will there be adventure? Magic? Mystery? It’s up to you to take the story where you want to go!

11am-12pm: Travelling Timeline

The St. Catharines Museum needs help! Someone shuffled all their Welland Canal photos and now they need help organizing the photos based on when they were taken. They have asked students to place the images on a timeline so they can see the progression between photos from the First Welland Canal and Fourth Welland Canal.

Wednesday, March 13

10am-11am: Museum Play Date

One of the best parts of the holidays is playing with new toys! Children of all ages can bring their favourite toy (old or new) to the St. Catharines Museum and play in our gallery! It’s like a city-wide play date, and it’s free! Enjoy playing dress up and learning to play with Early Settler toys from the past.

Thursday, March 14

10am-11am: Build-a-Story

Let your imagination take you away in our story circle! Our story-building game encourages kids to work together to create a story of their choosing. Will there be adventure? Magic? Mystery? It’s up to you to take the story where you want to go!

11am-12pm: Exhibit Express

One of the best parts of the Museum is exploring the exhibits. Ever wondered how artifacts are used to create an exhibit? Can you help the St. Catharines Museum preserve history? Using your imagination and real artifacts from the collection, help the Museum put together exhibits that will preserve important stories about our history.

Friday, March 15

10am-11am: Commemoration in Stamps

The Post Office is looking for a new stamp celebrating the Niagara Region. They have reached out to citizens to help them design a postage stamp commemorating the people or places and the significant milestones in the City of St. Catharines. Become inspired by the history of our city and use your creative and artistic skills to create the perfect stamps.

11am-12pm: Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Its time to test your detective skills in this interactive treasure hunt! Follow the clues through the Museum galleries and discover what really did happen to the people and machines that helped build and shape St. Catharines.


Fairview Mall 


Mastermind Toys

MONDAY 11am-3pm
4M Fridge Magnet Monday
Kids can paint a plaster figure and turn it into a custom fridge magnet.

TUESDAY 11am-3pm
Klutz-tastic Tuesday
Drop in and take part in a surprise craft project from Klutz.

WEDNESDAY 11am-3pm
ALEX D.I.Y. Do Dats Wednesday
Kids combine bead body-parts to make an adorable character to hang with.

THURSDAY 11am-3pm
Crayola Scribble Scrubbies Thursday
Polka-dot pet time: custom-colour an adorable animal pal to take home.

FRIDAY 11am-3pm
Nickelodeon Slime-time Friday
Get your goo on: make and take home a tub of DIY slime.

 


Pen Centre

MONDAY Mar 11 – Painting

Two Classes  @ 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.    PRE – REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

Hey kids!  Get your brushes ready and bring home your painting to prove it!

Area Artist Kim Overholt will be inspiring young artists with her paint classes in Event Court for a special commission!

Kim will be guiding young artist in two 1-hour long classes so bring your parent / guardian and learn the art of art!  Just bring yourself and we’ll supply the rest!

See Kim’s fabulous work at http://www.kimoverholt.com.

Pre-registration required. Obtain your free admission when registering, in person only, at the Pen Guest Services Desk.  Registration starts February 19th, 2019.   Classes fill quickly so be sure to register to secure your canvas. (Classes limited to 40 children per class.  Parent / Guardian must be in attendance)

Session 1          11 a.m. – noon                           ages   5 – 8 years

Session 2              1 – 2 p.m.                             ages 8 – 12 years

 

TUESDAY Mar 12 – Junior Chef: Foodie Tuesday with Zehrs Dietitian – Leah Mete

Two Seatings @ 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.   EVENT COURT

PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Leah will teach you how to create your own tasty nutritious lunchwith some delicious snacks to go with your creation.

Pre-registration required. Obtain your free admission when registering, in person only, at the Pen Guest Services Desk.  Registration starts February 19th, 2019 (Classes limited to 50 children per class.  Parent / Guardian must be in attendance. Ages 5 – 12.)

WEDNESDAY Mar 13 – THE NIAGARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO

In partnership with the Niagara Youth Orchestra

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  EVENT COURT

Drop by and 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 offered in partnership with Niagara Youth Orchestra and instruments provided by Long & McQuade.

THURSDAY Mar 14 – BUSTER! A Bridge Busting Competition Machine

EVENT COURT  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

See if your bridge can withstand the forces of nature.

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 receive a Pen Centre Gift Card.

Pre-registration required and full details now at http://niagara.peo.on.ca/wordpress/?page_id=502

 


St. Catharines Public Library March Break Programs

Central Library

Geronimo Stilton Escape Room

The clock is ticking. In teams of 3-6 people, you will need to solve puzzles, find hidden clues, and use your logic and observation skills to help Geronimo and Thea find the key to freedom!

  • Saturday, March 9
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 7 – 11 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00 per child
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Meditation for Families

Join experienced Buddhist practitioner Joanna Cielen and learn how meditation can reduce stress and increase inner peace. Meditation benefits may include improved mental and physical health, more harmonious relationships, and spiritual transformation.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Ages 6 – 10 with caregiver
  • Free
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Sensory Shenanigans

Discover, learn and engage in hands-on fun with our different sensory bins.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • Ages 2 – 5 with caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Brake for Books

Decorate your very own cardboard car and then enjoy a short drive-in movie.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • Ages 3 – 6 with caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Bead Buddies

Cats and bunnies and fish, on my! Learn to make different pets and bring them home on a key chain. The best low maintenance pet!

  • Friday, March 15
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 8 – 12
  • Fee: $4.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

The Snow Queen

The Little Red Theatre’s production of Hans Christian Anderson’s snowy and magical tale tells the simple lesson of ‘growing up’ and infuses with its very own unique and special mysteries. Everyone attending must have a ticket.

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 4+ with adult accompaniment
  • Fee: $5.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Jumbo Monograms

Get crafty and personalize your room with a giant letter monogram. Cover it with flowers, magazine clippings, yarn, or whatever else sparks your heart. All materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Slime Science

Experiment with creating slippery, slimy concoctions out of regular household kitchen items. Come prepared to get messy!

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Life-Sized Battleship

Help call the shots and try to destroy the opposing group’s fleet of ships in this giant take on the classic guessing game.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Rotary/Bankers Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Gaming

Get your space on the battle bus! We’re PC gaming the mega-popular game in solo, duo, and squad missions. Play for points-the longer you survive in the game, the more points you earn!

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 10 – 15
  • Free
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Art Journaling 101 (Ages 11-18)

Learn how to make and bind your own book for journaling, then get inspired and personalize the inside with our art supplies.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 11 – 18
  • Fee: $2.00 + HST
  • Story Hour 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. You can paint your own design or follow along with a tutorial-bring your creativity, but no talent is necessary!

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Ages 11 – 18
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Superhero Story Time

Leap over tall buildings, swoop down from above, and make your way to the Library to design your very own superhero costume and hear some amazing stories!

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 – 8
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

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.

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 – 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Texture Painting

** This program is full. **

There’s more to painting than using a brush! Get your hands dirty and learn all about painting with weird and cool textures.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 – 7
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Accio Wands

Pine, Walnut, Ash? Phoenix feather, unicorn hair, dragon heartstring? It’s up to you! Get crafty and create your very own wand.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $4.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Introduction to Coding

Learn basic concepts of coding and computer science with fun, game-like tutorials.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Riverdale

Fans of the Netflix series Riverdale are invited to test their knowledge of Archie’s gang with a trivia challenge while enjoying delicious milkshakes just like at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe. Discover great Archie readalikes and make Riverdale buttons to take home.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 – 16
  • Fee: $3.00
  • 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 14
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Ages 15 – 29
  • Free

Merritt Branch

Wake Up, It’s Spring

Celebrate the arrival of spring with stories and a craft.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 – 7
  • Fee: $1.00
  • 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 12
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 – 15
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are easy to make! Join us as we make friendship bracelets and maybe even make some new friends.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ages 7 – 11
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

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.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Ages 6 – 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Sky Science (Ages 6-10)

Learn about things that fly and make some high-flying crafts to take home.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 6 – 10
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Catapult Challenge

Bring your creativity and ingenuity as we build catapults and test how far they can fling different items! Physics, engineering, and marshmallows have never been so much fun!

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 – 14
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Ozobots

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **

Come play with Ozobots. These tiny robots can follow lines you draw on a piece of paper. We’ll test them out, race them and code them to do all kinds of cool moves.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Ages 8 – 12
  • 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

Events run daily at 2:00 p.m.

Monday: Board Game Café

Tuesday: Unicorn Party

Wednesday: Therapy Tails

Thursday: DIY Dragon Eggs

Friday: Ralph Breaks the Internet

 


March Break Activities in Welland:

Welland Historical Museum

Join us for activities during March break! Please RSVP by calling us at 905-732-2215 or emailing us at info@wellandmuseum.ca.

Parent supervision required for all events. Scoop McCoy’s events are sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women. The reptile show is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Donations appreciated for all other events.

  • Tuesday from 12-3pm: Crafts by EarlyON Welland (ages 0-5)
  • Tuesday from 1-2pm: Scoop McCoy Balloon Animal Workshop (ages 5+)
  • Thursday from 3-4pm: Reptile Show ($5 members/$8 non-members)
  • Friday from 12-3pm: Crafts by EarlyON Welland (ages 0-5)
  • Friday from 1-2pm: Scoop McCoy Magic Workshop (ages 5+)
  • Saturday from 1-3pm: PJ’s and Movies


 

Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena Free Skates

Monday, March 11 – Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 1:30-2:30pm

(Admission is free)


Seaway Mall

Monday March 11 – 1pm- 2:30pm
KIDS PAINT PARTY – Canadian themed painting party with Beverly Sneath. Pre-register at Customer Service. Limited space available.

Tuesday March 12 – 1pm-3pm
KIDS WOOD CARVING – Shape, sand and color your own piece of wood working! View professional carvings by Niagara Woodworking Association.

Wednesday March 13 – 11am
ZOONIVERSITY SAFARI NIAGARAʼS SHOW –  One show only starting at 11am featuring Canadian animals!

Thursday March 14 – 1pm -3pm
TAFFY SNOWCONES – Make your own maple taffy on snow with White Meadow Farms!
FACEPAINTING – 11am – 2pm

Friday March 15- 1pm -3pm
CANADIAN CLAY CREATIONS – Paint Canadian critters with Beverly Sneath! Space is limited. Please pre-register at Customer Service.

Bouncy Castle all week long!


Welland Public Library March Break Programs

 


March Break Activities in Port Colborne:

Port Colborne Public Library March Break Programs


 

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

NOTL Public Library

Mario Kart Tournament: Rotary Room, March 11th 2019 2:00 pm

mario kart

Grab a controller and challenge your friends to the ultimate Mario Kart showdown. Each player is guaranteed four races. The top four players will race to crown a winner and the winner will receive a $25 gift card to EB Games!

Bot Spot: Makery, March 13th 2019 11:00 am

ozobot

Welcome the brand new Ozobots to our maker space family! Learn how to use these small but mighty robots and complete fun coding challenges.

Straw Rockets: Rotary Room, March 14th 2019 2:00 pm

rocket

Reach for the stars with this fun maker space project. Design and construct your rocket to prepare for blast off!

Tinker Thinker Thursdays: The Makery, March 14th 2019 6:00 pm

The Makery

Come tinker, build, think and problem solve. This is a drop-in program for all ages and families. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 


March Break Activities in Niagara Falls:

MARCH BREAK @ THE MUSEUM

Visit the Reptile Kingdom at the Museum this March Break! Each day, Reptile Kingdom brings new and exciting reptiles to the March Break party, including Amazon Rainforest Reptiles, Giant Creatures Reptiles, Australian Outback Reptiles, and the Hungry Reptiles Feeding Frenzy Show! Show times are at 11am & 1pm March 12-15. Afterwards take a journey through the museum, have a party with the Kids Celebrate! exhibition, make a craft and complete a scavenger hunt, then finish the day off with a movie at 3pm.

5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

DATES

  • March 12, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • March 13, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • March 14, 2019 – March 13, 2019, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • March 15, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Play Parkour
Ages 5-12. Does March Break have you bouncing off the walls? Do front flips, back flips and more with this exciting parkour experience. Emphasis on movement, creativity and fun! Please register for one of the four available time slots. A waiver will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Registration required.Victoria, Friday, March 15
Show Times: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm @1:30 pm
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
All ages. Wear your pj’s and bring your favourite stuffed animal for a story, then tuck them in for the night. come get them in the morning, but don’t forget to check our social media to see what kind of mischief they get up to when no one is watching.
Registration required.Community, Wednesday, March 13 @ 6:00 pm
Make Your Own LEGO Movie
Ages 10+ Kids work together in small teams, experimenting with iPad-based stop motion animation to bring LEGO minifigures to life. Go home with your very own mini LEGO movie.
Registration required.Stamford, Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:30 am
Victoria, Thursday, March 14 @ 10:30 am
Make Your Own LEGO Movie Jr.
Ages 5+ Kids and caregivers experiment with iPad-based stop motion animation to bring LEGO minifigures to life. Go home with your very own mini LEGO movie.
Registration required.Stamford, Monday March 11 @ 10:30 am
Victoria, Tuesday, March 12 @ 10:30 am
Chippawa, Wednesday, March 13 @ 2:30 pm
3D Design & Print Drop-In
All ages. Design your own 3D object and watch it print on our Oakes Room Media Lab 3D printers. We’ve got templates to jumpstart your creativity. Prints are free but availability may be limited.Community, Monday, March 11 @ 1:30 pm
Victoria, Thursday, March 14 @ 1:30 pm
Victoria, Friday, March 15 @ 11:00 am
Flip-O-Rama™-Rama
Ages 8+ Fans of Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta and Dog Man can try their hand at the fine art of the flip-o-rama. Non-fans interested in exploring this simple form of animation are also welcome.
Registration required.Stamford, Monday, March 11 @ 2:30 pm
Scarf-Making
Ages 6+ Make your very own no-sew fleece scarf.
Registration required.Community, Tuesday, March 12 @ 10:30 am
Stamford, Wednesday, March 13 @ 2:30 pm
Paint Drop-In
All ages. Unleash your inner artist. Help create a beautiful mural that will be hung up at the library and then create your own unique painting to take home with you.Victoria, Monday, March 11 @ 10:30 am
Community, Thursday, March 14 @ 2:30 pm
Robot Obstacle Course
All ages. Race our robots through an obstacle course made of random library stuff.
Registration required.Victoria, Tuesday, March 12 @ 1:30 pm
Altered Board Books
Ages 3-6. Take an old board book and make it your own by painting, drawing, and colouring all over it.
Registration required.Chippawa, Monday, March 11 @ 2:30 pm
Mason Jar Lights
Ages 6+ Make your own unique Mason Jar Lantern. All materials are provided.
Registration required.Community, Monday, March 11 @ 10:30 am
Drive-In Movie
All ages. With the help of an adult, kids build their own cardboard car and enjoy a short film at the drive-in.
Registration required.Victoria, Thursday, March 14 @ 2:30 pm
DIY Bath Bomb & Sugar Scrub
Ages 9+ Pamper yourself! Create your own unique bath bombs and sugar scrubs. All materials are provided.
Registration required.Victoria, Wednesday, March 13 @ 2:30 pm
Cardboard Creations Drop-In
All ages. With cardboard and a range of other art supplies, the sky’s the limit with what can be made.Stamford, Tuesday, March 12 @ 2:30 pm
Slime Time
All ages. Squishy, gooey, yucky – make your own slime!
Registration required.Stamford, Thursday, March 14 @ 10:30 am
Creation Station Drop-In
All ages. Turn your imagination into art! We supply all creative materials.Chippawa, Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:30 am

March Break Activities in Fort Erie:

Fort Erie Historical Museum

402 Ridge Road, Ridgeway
Bring your family to the Fort Erie Historical Museum, 402 Ridge Road, Ridgeway, over March Break to discover local history activities. Three days of different topics of history to explore!
Monday, March 11 – 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 12 – 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.
Thursday, March 14 – 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.
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

Fort Erie Public Library March Break Programs

Reptile Kingdom
Monday, March 1111:00am – 12:00pm
Fort Erie Public Library – Crystal Ridge Branch, 89 Ridge Rd S, Ridgeway
Description: Do you love learning about and meeting exotic animals? This educational, exciting, and interactive show is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Tickets available in advance. $2

Reptile Kingdom
Monday, March 11, 1:30 – 2:30pm
Fort Erie Public Library – Centennial Branch, 136 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie
Description:Do you love learning about and meeting exotic animals? This educational, exciting, and interactive show is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Tickets available in advance. $2

Tween Club
Monday, March 116:30 – 7:30pm
Weekly on Monday
Fort Erie Public Library – Centennial Branch 136 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie
Description:Every Monday night is Tween Club! Kids in grades 5 – 8 are welcome to join for snacks, crafts, games. Register for free at any branch to save your spot!

Fort Erie Public Library – Centennial Branch, 136 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie
Description:Drop by the library to participate in an Escape Room Challenge! You and up to 10 others will be “locked” in a room, and will have to solve the clues to escape. We will have snacks, video games, and board games to play while you wait. Ages 7+. Escape room will run at the following times: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm. No registration – arrive early to secure your spot.
Art Workshop
Tuesday, March 123:00 – 4:00pm
Description:A professional artist will lead us step-by-step through a beautiful painting. Everyone will leave with their own masterpiece! Ages 6 – 12. Registration Required $2 If you have registered and need to cancel, please let us know in advance so we can give the spot to another child. Thank you!
Mad Science Show
Wednesday, March 133:00 – 4:00pm
Description:Visit the beach Mad Science style! Learn the science secrets for summer survival, join us for Bernoulli Beach Volleyball, and hover surfing, get cooled down after a hot day the Mad Science way. If you’re lucky you might even enjoy a Mad Science BBQ, or witness some very special fish.Tickets required. $2
Mad Science Show
Wednesday, March 136:00 – 7:00pm
Description:Visit the beach Mad Science style! Learn the science secrets for summer survival, join us for Bernoulli Beach Volleyball, and hover surfing, get cooled down after a hot day the Mad Science way. If you’re lucky you might even enjoy a Mad Science BBQ, or witness some very special fish. Tickets required. $2
Family Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns
Wednesday, March 137:00 – 8:00pm
Description:Join us to watch Mary Poppins Returns (2018)! Snacks will be provided. $3
Home Alone Course
Thursday, March 141:00 – 4:00pm
Description:Safety, first aid, and comfort skills are covered in this course through interactive games and role playing. Pre-registration is required, and may be made by calling 905-356-7340 Ages 8 and up Course fee of $35 payment is taken by St. John Ambulance
Drag Queen Storytime
Thursday, March 141:30 – 2:30pm
Description:Reading is FUN-damental Join drag stars Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé for a special storytime with books, songs and lots of laughs to show that! This is a supportive and inclusive environment focused on fun! Everyone is welcome! Tickets
required. $2
Princess Storytime
Friday, March 1511:00am – 12:00pm
Description:Dreamland presents a Disney Princess Concert! Come out and meet your favourite princesses, and watch them sing your favourite songs. All ages. Tickets required. $2
Big Blue Building Party
Friday, March 152:00 – 4:00pm
89 Ridge Rd S, Ridgeway
Description:In partnership with Healthy Kids Niagara we will Power Off and Play with giant blue building blocks! Build a life-sized castle, fort, dragon, airplane, and more! Drop in.
Bath Bomb Workshop
Saturday, March 1610:30 – 11:30am
89 Ridge Rd S, Ridgeway

Description:Kids and teens will make their own colourful exploding bath bomb at this fun spa workshop. Registration Required. Ages 7+ $2

 


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