The best ways to spend March Break in Toronto

March Break is already around the corner! If airport delays have scared you off from booking destination travels, that doesn’t mean you have to sit around at home for the week. Whether you’re looking to relax, get rowdy with some friendly competition or turn the week into a staycation, check out these adventures for spending March Break in Toronto.

Get all the perks of a Toronto hotel stay

Spend the break enjoying the perks of a luxury guest at the Chelsea Hotel over March Break. Right in the centre of downtown, guests will have access to the heated indoor pool, whirlpool and waterslide, have discounts to nearby attractions and gain entry to the Family Fun Zone. The Zone includes the kids’ centre with educational activities and crafts and, for the older kids, the Club 33 Teen Lounge, complete with arcade games, pool tables, foosball tables and LCD flat screens — a teen’s dream lounge.

Build a whole new world with LEGO

Toronto’s LEGO Discovery Centre is open until 8 p.m. throughout March Break, giving kids (and adults, of course) an extra two hours to explore their favourite LEGO creations, characters and stories. From factory tours, 4D cinema, quests and replicas of Toronto landmarks, the LEGO Discovery Centre can be turned into a whole day of adventure.

Jump into a virtual reality arcade

If you have a teen who’s glued to their video games, get them out of the house by bringing them to a Virtual Reality arcade. At Levelup Reality, choose from games and experiences that include fantasy battles, haunted houses, post-apocalyptic worlds of zombies or even just the day in the life as a chef or office worker.

Lounge by a hotel pool all day long

Did you know you can spend a day in a luxury Toronto hotel through ResortPass? That’s right: you can spend the whole day pretending you’re on your own vacation by renting a hotel room or suite overlooking the lake and cityscape from Hotel X. If you’re not looking to spend the whole day, finish an afternoon of exploring Centre Island by enjoying beverages by the heated rooftop pool.

Put an extra spring in your step at the fairgrounds

Spend a day at the Markham Fairgrounds for SpringFest TO. This festival is full of entertainment with rides and dinosaur exhibits, dance parties, food, clowns and so much more for the whole family. For 17 years, SpringFest TO has been a March Break destination, and it’s on from March 11-19 to give you and your family plenty of time to try out all the rides.

Get pampered

Getting your children pampered gives you the chance to get your own much-needed rest. Enjoy a kids’ Spa Package from Vaughan’s Glama Gal, including all you need to relax, from mani-pedis to foot massages and bath bombs. After your appointment, head down the street to Vaughan Mills for a shopping spree to make it a completely relaxing girls’ day.

Meet some celebrities at Comicon

Head over to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for three days of events, attractions, and — if you’re lucky — celebrities at Toronto’s Comicon. Alongside thousands of other fans, celebrate your child’s favourite characters and stories of sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming, learn from how-to workshops, watch comic artists battle and take photos with your favourite characters, all while dressed in your favourite cosplay. Family passes are still available.

Watch your favourite family-friendly movies for a steal

End a day of March Break adventure snacking on popcorn and skittles at Cineplex with their “Family Favourite” pricing of $2.99 all week long. Movies include family-friendly features like PAW Patrol, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Minions: The Rise of Gru.

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