Take the family to Niagara this March Break for some fun at the arcade, in nature and more. Photo: Pixabay.
Happy March! With the kids gearing up for March Break in a couple of weeks, it’s time to welcome spring in Niagara - and that means getting the family out for a few days of fun!
There are lots of things to do during the week of March 12 to 16 across the region, whether your brood is looking to burn some energy off in an arcade, explore the sugar bush, get back to nature or enjoy a little mystery and magic.
If your brood has spent most of the winter inside, they’d probably love to burn off some of that energy! Take ‘em down to Clifton Hill for the day, where they can play at the Great Canadian Midway’s arcade, bowl, or compete in a raucous game of air hockey to their heart’s content. Have a terrifyingly fun time at the Haunted House, then a few laughs at the Fun House. You also can’t visit the city without taking a spectacular Journey Behind the Falls. You’ll first descend 125 feet to explore tunnels more than a century old before taking in the once-in-a-lifetime view of the world’s fresh water crashing down over the rocks.
At night, the Falls is beautifully illuminated! On St. Patrick’s Day, Niagara Falls will join iconic landmarks around the world and the Horseshoe and American Falls will be illuminated in breathtaking green.
Cap your day off with a stunning view of the city from the Niagara SkyWheel.
For those who’d love to see a jaw-dropping magic experience, take in a magic show by a Grand Champion of Magic at the Greg Frewin Theatre.
Niagara Falls is packed with opportunities to enjoy nature as well as entertainment. The Wild Ontario Exhibit is happening at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory and it highlights our province’s incredible biodiversity. A variety of common and at-risk species are featured, from the yellow spotted salamander to the black rat snake and grey tree frog. And don’t forget to stop in to see the butterflies themselves!
From there, you can go enjoy the Annual Spring Show at the Floral Showhouse, where the interior temperature is a balmy 85 degrees. See cascading collections in baskets, pillars and pyramids as well as exhibitions of gorgeous blooms, orchids and even exotic tropical plants. Show colours will be yellow, blue, purple, pink and white.
Are they a little more science-oriented? Maybe they’d like the Bubbleology Show at the Niagara Falls History Museum, on from March 13 to 16. Miss T the Bubble Queen hosts an entertaining and educational display that pushes the barriers of science to create a mixture of wonder, visual art, science, and magic all together in one bubble-fabulous spectacular show. Showtimes are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 13 to 16. Afterwards, take a journey through the museum, make a winter-themed craft and complete a scavenger hunt, then finish the day off with a movie at 3 p.m.
The Museum also has a Family Craft Night on Thursday March 15.
Over at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, you can test your engineering skills in the Build-A-Boat Challenge on Monday March 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Build a boat out of Lego and see what kinds of shipping materials it can carry. The Welland Canal is very important for shipping materials like salt, rock, and coal as well as agricultural goods like corn and barley. Does your ship have what it takes to traverse the Welland Canal?
By Mid-March, warmer temperatures will hopefully have arrived and you may want to do a little exploring...there’s plenty of opportunity for that, too, as White Meadows Farms kicks off its annual Sugar Bush Trek. Savour the sweet difference of 100% Pure Maple Syrup, warmed up, oozed over snow and rolled on a stick! Then take a journey through the forest to some reimagined Native and Pioneer Camps to discover Maple Syrup’s rich history.
Looking for a place to stay while you’re in town? You’re in luck - there are a couple of affordable options with locations right in the middle of the action! See our Best Deals for info on packages from the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview and Ramada Fallsview. The Best Western Fallsview Niagara also has a March Break package.
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