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11 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

| March 3, 2016 | 2 Comments

March Break is just around the corner! Do you have anything planned for your child to do during this time away from school? If not, take a look at these 11 March Break Activities and Camps your child can have fun attending this year either on their own or with the family!



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11 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa


1. Commonwealth Day at the Bytown Museum, March 14, 2016
Take the family to learn and celebrate the relationship between Canada and Great Britain at the Bytown Museum on Commonwealth Day! Take in everything this Museum has to offer and also receive a complementary cup of Earl Grey Tea with admission.

Spring Break Ski Lessons at Camp Fortune, Throughout the week – Program Class Times: 10 am-12pm or 1 pm-3pm
Hit the slopes and have fun with your family for March Break at Camp Fortune! 3, 4 or 5-Day programs have lessons are for 2 hours, then you can ski all afternoon. Lift tickets are valid for the day. Register online.

3. Barnyard Break at the Canadian Food and Agriculture Museum, March 12-20, 2016
Get into the swing of spring as the Canadian Food and Agriculture Museum kicks off its spring season with its annual Barnyard Break Foodology. There will be demonstrations, children’s stories and special events happening every day. Visitors can learn about milk and production, animal care, and help to celebrate the Year of the Pulses in the Demonstration Kitchen!

4. March Break at the Canadian Museum of History, Various Dates
Become a Viking as you visit the Canadian Museum of History! Visitors will learn about what it was like to be a Viking by visiting the interactive Vikings exhibit, create your own Viking helmet, help to build a 30 000-piece Mega Bloks Viking ship. And play Viking-inspired games!

5. Spring Break at the Museum – Canadian Museum of Nature, Various Dates
Get “bugged out” at the Canadian Museum of Nature! Visitors can learn everything about the bug world by visiting Bugs: Outside the Box exhibit, taking part in the Fun with Bugs activity, tasting some of these creatures in Snacks Outside the Box, taking on the Pollination Challenge and watching Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D movie! Visitors can also take in the Waling with Dinosaurs 3D movie as well as the other exhibits available at the museum.

6. March Break at the Canadian War Museum, Now until March 20, 2016
Learn what it was like to be on the home front in Canada and find out interesting facts at the Canadian War Museum with Victory Gardens! See how Canadians were encouraged to grown and preserve their own fruits and vegetables to help out the war effort during the First and Second World Wars. Visitors can also make kid-friendly crafts while learning about wartime gardening and life on the home front. Families can also take in the special exhibition World War Women and learn more about the significant role women played both at home and in battle!

7. March Break Camp at the Ottawa Little Theatre, March 14-20, 2016
Have a performer at home? Sign them up the Ottawa Little Theatre’s March Break Camp to let them explore their dramatic side! Campers will be actively involved in the process of creating theatre using tools such as improvisation, stage blocking, tableaux and vocal exercises. Campers will put on a performance on their last day of camp for family and friends.



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8. March Break at the Museum – Billings Estate National Historic Site,  March 14-20, 2016
Keep little ones entertained while visiting the Billings Estate National Historic Site. Visitors can take self-guided tours, pick up an experience backpack, play board games and take advantage of all the museum has to offer.

9. Settlers Through Time (March Break Program) at the Nepean Museum, March 14-20, 2016
Explore Pioneer pastimes throughout March Break at the Nepean Museum. Visitors can try activities such as showshoeing, learning about animal track, finding out the difference between poisonous and edible plants, baking delicious bannock and learning how to make and use a map.

10. Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead with the Ottawa Public Libraries, March 14-20, 2016
This year’s programs are based on elements of science, technology, engineering, art and math. S.T.E.A.M. gets children to work together to creatively solve problems and use tools to explore and invent. Children will be able to develop their ingenuity and imagination through stories, crafts and fun activities. This program is FREE and is offered in branches across the city.

11. There are also many March Break Camps offered around Ottawa for your child to take part in. There are activities that will peak the interest of any child from sports and wall climbing to boating, arts and theatre!

Now that you have an idea of what’s happening this March Break, you will have a ball planning some fun activities for your child to do by themselves or as a family!

Which activity would your child be most interested in taking part in this March Break?

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. AD says:

    The camps sound great… I especially like the Settler Through Time Camp; we have a living historical museum in my city, but its closed during the winter months.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Wow,what a fun educational camp

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