12 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa!

| March 7, 2017 | 11 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 12 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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12 March Break Activities and Camps Around Ottawa

1.  March Break Meltdown with the Bytown Museum, March 9-19, 2017  

With a map for guidance, jump into the past by dressing up as an explorer while learning about Ottawa’s history! Note: Costumes and map are included with paid admission to the museum.

2. Spring Break Ski Lessons at Camp Fortune, March 13-17, 2017 – 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 11-19, 2017 – Various times

March Break will be a sweet affair at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum as all things maple are the focus of this year’s Barnyard Break! Along with their numerous animal demonstrations, there will be special features to take in:

  • cooking demonstrations
  • making maple taffy in the snow
  • classic children’s story times
  • Canadian-themed craft times

4. March Break at the Canadian Museum of History – Various dates and times

So much is happening for visitors of all ages at the Canadian Museum of History. Got hockey love? Check their special exhibit on this favourite Canadian past time during your visit. Play games throughout Canada’s history in various spots of the museum at the Playing Through History installations inspired by their future Canadian History Hall. Get the family together and roll over to the Canadian Museum of History to create a crazy marble run out of interlocking pieces. Be imaginative and make your maze as simple or as complicated as you wish.

5. Spring Break at the Museum – Canadian Museum of Nature –  Various dates and times

There is so much happening at the Canadian Museum of Nature this March Break! Love reptiles? Check into their temporary exhibit, Reptiles and attend the Meet the Reptile Keeper. Take a look at the hands-on event with live animals when Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo visits the museum. You can also learn more about these type of animals in their Reptile Zone and play Reptile Bingo for even more fun! Find out about other animals by taking in one of their 3D movies, and dabble in science and nature in the activities available!

6. March Break Activities at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum March 11-19, 2017 – Various times

There are various things happening at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum! The possibilities about living on Mars, activities, tours and more are available for visitors to learn about and enjoy!

7. Spy Camp at the Diefenbunker – March 13-17, 2017, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Children ages 7-12 will master the skill of spies after attending Spy Camp at the Diefenbunker! Each day “Bunker Agents” hone their craft through learning the art of espionage, putting together disguises, breaking code, using spy gadgets and so much more! At the end of camp, children will graduate as a Level One Spy!

8. March Break Drama Camp/Comedy Workshop at the Ottawa Little Theatre  March 13-17 from 9 AM-4 PM  
Have a performer at home? Sign them up the Ottawa Little Theatre’s March Break Camp to let them explore their dramatic or comedic 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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9. March Break: Imagine. Create. Play at the Billings Estate National Historic Site   March 13-17, 2017 from 10 AM-5 PM
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.

10. Time Travellers Activities at the Nepean Museum, March 13-17, 2017 from 9 AM-Noon   

Become a detective and go throughout Nepean’s history to solve mysteries from Nepean’s past at the Nepean Museum! Participants do so by completing puzzles, playing games and making a craft. Each day will take place in a different time period to add to the fun. These activities are geared towards children ages 6-9 years-old. Note: Registration is required.

11. March Break Programing at the Ottawa Public Library  March 11-18, 2017 -Various times

There is no shortage of activities children and teens can be a part of at the various locations at the Ottawa Public Libraries! Crafts, games, interlocking brick building, teen hang out sessions and more are available to attend and enjoy throughout the week!

12. 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 doing 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!

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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

  3. salexis alexis says:

    I love that your public libraries offer free programs – I should check here in BC to see if there is anything like that near me!

  4. Brenda A says:

    I love our city! So many great things to see and do. Bring on March Break!

  5. Kamy says:

    love all the activities at museums!

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What a fantastic amount of various activities and camps for kids to enjoy. 🙂

  7. KD says:

    I remember making maple taffy in the snow from when I was young! I bet the youngsters will love Barnyard Break!

  8. Wow what an awesome list. My little cousins in Ottawa will be having lots of fun.

  9. Carole D. says:

    These are all fun activities, our city offer so much too. Staycation are wonderful!

  10. DebH says:

    The Spy camp sounds like a lot of fun!

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    There always seems to be plenty going on around Ottawa, fun place to be it seems. 🙂

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