March Break is not only the perfect time to spend with the family but also a prime opportunity to explore the city and hit up many of the fun activities happening this week. Since we don’t think you should put a price on fun, we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 free family events for March Break – save the piggy bank for a rainy day!

1. Miss Lou’s Room Family Activities

The Harbour Front hosts a series of activities for family fun, including Miss Lou’s Paper Patchwork workshop. On Saturday, March 19th and 20th kids will have the opportunity to construct a story through a series of interactive crafts. Grownups, this may be a good time to get in touch with your creative side too…

2. Harbour Front’s Visual Art Exhibition

This ongoing exhibit, also at the Harbour Front, features a number of contemporary artists. As part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the exhibit is a great way to engage kids and teenagers in the Toronto art scene. Who knows, maybe you have a budding artist in the family!

3. TIFF Kid’s DreamWorks Animation

TIFF Kid’s is teaming up with DreamWorks for a special March Break activity on Sunday, March 20th, inviting kids to explore the world of wonders from the wizards of DreamWorks. The workshop will allow you to take a closer look at some of your favourite animated flicks like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar, Megamind and more.

4. Downsview Park Merchant Market

Downsview Park will be hosting a March Break Festival over the weekend with a number of fun shows and workshops. Crafts, face painting and public readings are just a few of the featured activities. Note: there are limited seats at the kids workshops so arrive early!

5. Sugar Beach Sugar Shack

Canada’s Sugar Beach (Jarvis & Queens Quay) will be transformed into a Quebec-style “cabane a sucre” or maple syrup house. Along with maple taffy, food and drinks, there will be live music, an outdoor sing-a-long, maple syrup cooking demonstrations and ice carving.

6. Evergreen Brick Works Scavenger Hunt

If you are in for a little adventure, Evergreen Brick Works has you covered with their daily scavenger hunt. Learn about the history of the Don Valley and explore the sustainable grounds. They will be hosting two scavenger hunts: one suitable for very young children and the second for children aged seven to eight.

7. Skating at the Don Mills Shops

Join Don Mills’ resident DJ as he spins some fun tunes and skate the outdoor oval rink at Don Mills Shops. The weather is getting warmer so this would be a great time to take advantage and get one last twirl in before Spring is officially here.

8. Indigo Kids Spring Break Escape

Check out participating Chapter’s Indigo locations on Friday, March 18th for some DIY craft activities. Get creative with stencil art and mess-free glitter. Note: We suggest going to this one early as the workshop will only run while quantities last.

9. Rouge Park Guided Walks

Get some fresh air and go on a family hike through the Rouge Park trails. The urban wilderness adventure will be a refreshing escape to nature with Spring on the way, as well as an opportunity to spot birds and other critters. Staff suggest to wear boots or suitable shoes and to bring lots of water.

10. Toronto Public Library’s Harry Potter Party

If you or someone in your family is a Harry Potter fan, you’re in luck! The Agincourt Library, 155 Bonis Avenue, will be hosting an hour workshop of all things Harry Potter on Friday, March 18th. The Potter Party will have games, trivia and crafts. No registration is necessary.

We hope you have a fun filled weekend full of free family March break activities!

Featured image via @harbourfrontcentre