March Break is fast approaching which no doubt has a lot of kids excited, but a lot of parents stressing on what to do and where to store their children for the week! March Break can feel like a long week if you don’t have a plan in place for your kids. Take advantage of some of the many low-cost and local opportunities for family fun. There are lots of resources online for great ideas; make sure you check your local municipality/town website for what activities are happening near you. Here are just a couple of websites we have picked for you to get some fun ideas.
HOLD THE LINE~!!! Make sure to do your research ahead of time. It is best to have a plan of action in place well before March Break arrives so you aren’t stuck desperately searching for something to do or somewhere to go. Don’t forget to include the kids in your planning. Their input on how they would like to spend March Break week can be invaluable; you might be surprised at their simple requests. Another reason to plan early is to make sure that you can make a certain reservation or get the tickets to the events you want to attend before they get sold out. Otherwise, you may have to deal with tears and the sad faces of your beloved children.
There are many things that you can do as a family that are low-cost such as bowling, movie nights, trips to the museum, visits to the park, indoor pools, craft days, even a picnic complete with blanket and picnic basket on the family room floor, and definitely something that can keep the kids physically active. ANYTHING to keep the youngsters busy until they finally drop of exhaustion and you can sit and enjoy that well deserved silence at the end of the day with a glass of wine and a good book…if you have the energy left!
“Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.” – Walt Disney
Photo source: townofstratford.ca, www.fewing.ca, willowbarrie.com