Find March Break fun without the crowds this year.

If your March Break plan is to explore Toronto or Niagara Falls attractions, pack a healthy dose of patience. Given that an entire province’s worth of students has a break from school scheduled at the same time, popular attractions and nearby hotels are typically bursting at the seams as parents look to keep their families entertained during winter’s last blast.

For families looking to spend their time having fun instead of waiting in lines and fighting crowds, Ontario’s Southwest is a great choice for a March Break getaway. Great hotels and family-friendly attractions and activities will keep kids happy, and leaving big city prices in the big city will make Mom and Dad smile too.  Here are some family-friendly options for March Break fun in Ontario’s Southwest this year.

1.  Hands-on Learning Fun

With three floors to explore and discover, children up to age 12 will have a blast as they explore the themed rooms at the London Children’s Museum that include a dinosaur room where they can dig up bones, a hydro room where they can use muscle power to supply electricity to a home, a child-sized street where they can take a plasma car for a spin, an Arctic room where they can crawl through an igloo into a modern Inuit household, and more.

group looking at exhibit

Dinosaur lovers will adore discovering Sarnia’s Stones ‘N Bones Museum and its fascinating collection of dinosaurs, fossils, gemstones, minerals, Native Canadian artifacts and more.

2.  Make Sweet Moments

March Break is a perfect time to fuel up with a pancake breakfast at a sugar bush and Ontario’s Southwest has some great options, including Richardson’s Farm and Market in Dunville, Jakeman’s Maple Products  in Oxford County and Palmer’s Maple Syrup in Port Stanley.

3.  Game on! 

Ready to race your family or friends in Mario cart, or even try your luck at ax throwing? Then London's Rec Room is the place for you to be this march break. Enjoy the wonders of everything The Rec Room has to offer such as delicious meals, endless amount of arcade games, and even virtual reality.

4. Build your Adventure

Take a trip to London and experience Canada's largest indoor adventure park; The Factory. From high ropes, warrior courses, trampoline parks, and, virtual reality. There is an endless amount of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy.  

The Factory 2

5.  Hit the Slopes

London’s Boler Mountain is a great hill for introducing kids to the world of downhill skiing.  Their one-hour Discover Ski and Snowboard lessons are a great option for first-timers and include a four-hour lift ticket and four-hour rental for just $54+HST!  More experienced winter warriors will love landing on the Bag Jump and the 10-story-high tube park is a perfect way to wrap up your day.

Boler mountain

6.  Escape this March Break

Beat the odds this break as you and your team are given the mission to escape a room in an allotted timeframe.  Solve puzzles, search for clues, crack codes, and work together to free yourselves.  Can't wait to get locked into a room?  Check out Southwest Ontario's amazing escape experiences such as Ape Escape Windsor, Sarnia Escape, and Chatham Escape Rooms!  

7.   Make a New Furry Friend

Looking for something new and exciting for you and your family? Why not take petting zoos to a whole new level this march break try your hand at walking an alpaca! SAMY's Alpaca Walk is an experience you won't want to miss out on!  All walks are by appointment only to customize your walk. Find out more information here.

Alpaca Walk

8. Play Robin Hood

Dodgeball meets laser tag at The Hood Archery Games in London, where teams battle in the arena armed with bows and foam-tipped arrows. This experience is offered for children ages 10 and up. Children between ages 7 and up can take part in Flight School to learn how to properly shoot a bow in a safe, fun environment.

9.  Splash

The Adventure Bay Family Water Park in Windsor provides a full city block’s worth of wet and wild fun including a wave pool, tube slides, a three-lane racing slide, a bodyboarding surf experience, a lazy river, the Master Blaster water roller coaster and more. There’s also dry-land fun at Cannon Cove, which features air-powered cannons that shoot foam balls.

Adventure Bay

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