Dine in a snow globe, escape dragons at the castle, get nostalgic at a pop-up retro arcade and more for March Break 2024.

March Break is from March 11–15, 2024, but you also have two bookend weekends to have fun in Toronto as a family. Here are some ideas for March Break 2024 activities in Toronto to help you plan a memorable week for the family. 

Unique experiences 

There are many one-of-a-kind experiences in Toronto. Thrill seekers should head to the CN Tower’s Edgewalk, where those 13 years and older can explore the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk, which will be open during March Break. 

Don’t worry, those looking for something a little less daring can participate in the National Engineering Month activities at the CN Tower and learn to build electrical circuits, make buttons and create electrical structures.

Dine in a heated snow globe at Selva, where families are welcomed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well as the 5 p.m. seating on Fridays and Saturdays. Order delicious Thai fusion dishes while you play card games, and choose a family member to be the DJ who controls the playlist via the Bluetooth speakers provided. 

Are you ready to escape Toronto’s castle? A series of intricately designed escape rooms complete with live actors await your family at Casa Loma. Most games are suitable for those 12 years and older but they also have a dragon-themed one for those 8 years and older. Many of the games are pretty challenging for adults, too! 

During March Break, Imagine Dragons performances take place from March 9–17 and families can explore the medieval themes in the gothic castle. There will be theatrical performances, sword fighting displays and arts & crafts throughout the castle. Just remember that all routes lead to the Dragon’s Den!

Educational and fun 

Learning can be fun at these Toronto attractions. 

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is calling all dino lovers to come visit their special exhibition Zuul, where visitors can get up close and personal with Zuul crurivastator—the gnarly-faced dinosaur with a sledgehammer-like tail. 

You’ll also find hands-on activities and live performances every day of the week, but the coolest opportunity is that kids can chat with the museum’s curatorial staff every weekday between 1 and 4 p.m. to have all their questions answered.

In addition to their newest exhibition, “Our Climate Quest,” where one can learn all about the science of solar eclipses, Ontario Science Centre will be showing some thrilling Omni films where visitors can learn about dinosaurs in Antarctica, ancient caves and asteroids.

If you want to see a range of animals, the Wild Encounters program at the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this March Break in Toronto.

Arts and culture

Why not immerse the family in culture with an enchanting evening at the theatre? SIX The Musical and Aladdin are sensational Mirvish shows to catch during March Break. Tweens and teens will be laughing and squealing with joy.

Those 25 and younger enjoy free admission at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), so roam around the galleries and engage with the interactive art activations and maker courts. There’s even going to be karaoke at their Walker Court!

Indoor entertainment 

The weather this time of year can be unpredictable, so it’s always a great idea to plan indoor activities for your 2024 March Break. 

Arcades are fun and Toronto has many options. For $10 a person, you can play all the vintage arcade games you want at Zed*80 on The Danforth, where kids are allowed until 8 p.m. and there’s a 2-for-1 deal on Wednesdays! 

Hotel X is home to a Pop-up Retro Arcade where one can play some of the best games of the 80s and 90s. Purchasing an all-day play pass will let you flex your skills at Street Fighter II, NFL Blitz, Nascar, Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man and more.

If you’re looking for a full day of activities, start at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada before ending your day across the street at the Rec Room. Kids can play virtual reality games, ping pong, shuffleboard and throwback arcade games like Pac-Man and Kung Fu Panda while parents sip on craft beer or a cocktail. 

For those with energetic young kids, Bubble Toronto is a fun destination. Their inflatapark will tire kids out, and their black light laser tag will intrigue the older kids. 

Outdoor adventures 

If your family enjoys the outdoors, consider visiting Trillium Park at Ontario Place this March break to experience Lumière.

This free, family-friendly event will be showcasing an enchanting world of light and artistry from March 12 to April 20. During each day of March Break, you can warm up by the firepit and explore the 17 unique and interactive light installations, which will be illuminated from sunset until 11:00 p.m.

A winter visit to the Distillery District will make your belly happy (thanks to the many fabulous restaurants in the historic area), and your family can also enjoy Après Ski Weekends.

A food truck serves warm dishes every day from March 8 to March 17 from 1 to 7 p.m., and a beverage hut serves hot chocolate for kids and mulled wine for parents. 

Outdoor skating rinks in Toronto are a popular March Break hangout for families, especially when there are DJ nights hosted at rinks like The Bentway and Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail. Lace up those skates and grab a hot chocolate! There is a skating rink for every kind of skater.

If the weather is on your side, a hike through the many Toronto trails is a good way to get some fresh air and your steps in. A Rouge National Urban Park picnic might be a fun, budget-friendly Toronto activity for you.