March Break begins for the many Ontario public schools next week. This means children and parents alike, will be looking for something to keep them busy. With unpredictable weather this season, you might not know what to expect next week. Fortunately there are plenty of excellent events both inside and out happening in the local area.

The Municipality of Meaford

The Municipality of Meaford has fantastic programming in place year round. During March Break there are several different events happening.

March Break Camp

Let's start with the terrific and affordable March Break day or week long camps offered by the Meaford Museum and the Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre. Your child can learn kitchen skills with Rheanna Kish, learn Metis Culture with Heather Van Wyck, watch movies at Meaford Hall, go ice skating in between, and more! This is a value packed way to do a little bit of everything.Cost: Just $30 per day or $150 for the week.

Library

Don't forget to stop by the Meaford Public Library, their children's section is a vibrant place in the community offering terrific programming.

Take a Stroll

You might wonder what you could do with your time between. Meaford is a wonderful walking community! The historic Georgian Trail begins at the harbour and stretches to Collingwood. Make sure to take a detour to the harbour and see the beautiful view from the breakwall. If you prefer being in the town, there are plenty of great cafes and shops to browse.

The Blue Mountains

The village of Thornbury is a magical place. The small downtown core has warmth and beauty that feels just right anytime of the year.

Treats & Treasures

For those of you who might like to create a special tradition, why not stop into the wonderfully curated Cheese Gallery and enjoy macarons and tea with a loved one. There are shops throughout the town that could keep you busy for an afternoon, and into the evening you could enjoy one of the several excellent restaurants.

Children's Programming

The Blue Mountains Public Library has a full lineup of great children’s events happening throughout the week. From Cardboard Car Building, to building a lego city, to a movie screening of the Good Dinosaur. There is an event for kids each day of the week! There is something for parents too! The architectural enthusiast will enjoy browsing the cool modern building, and the art lover will be happy to spend quiet moments in the gallery. If you continue into Clarksburg you can be sure you will enjoy the 'Artsburg' scene and the great new Dan Field Antiques shop.

Grey County Road Trip

Why not head out on a little family road trip. Take the backroads through Grey County and be sure to stop in at the Ravenna Country Market for a delicious pressed sandwich, a hearty bowl of soup and of course, a fresh baked goodie. After a filling bite to eat head out for a family hike and take in the views from the top of Old Baldy.

Visit the Village

The Blue Mountain Village has partnered with the Family Channel for a full week of March Break programs. From a scavenger hunt to belly dancing and everything in between there is a fun packed set of programs the entire family can enjoy!

Outdoor Adventure

In between enjoying the activities that are offered you can no doubt take great pleasure in the outdoor fun. Scenic Caves offer excellent hiking trails and nature observation, and the slopes can’t be beat.

Something for Mom and Dad

Grown ups will enjoy special features created for them for the March Break, including special offers by the new iwa spa who have created a fun promotion called 'Mom Break'.

Collingwood

Of all of the communities, Collingwood is the largest. You will have little trouble finding things to keep you busy here.

Camps

Elephant Thoughts runs exciting science based camps for kids, for a more traditional experience, Cranberry Golf Resort is offering a true camp experience for kids 4-9.

Exhibitions

Why not take part in the Magic of Children Arts Exhibition at the Collingwood Public Library. The exhibit will feature local artwork from children in Clearview and Collingwood Township, submit your artwork today! Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible.

Main Street's Specialty Shops & Stops

Grown ups will enjoy the amenities in Collingwood, including coffee at the amazing Espresso Post and fresh juices at Press Juice Co. The shops on the main street offer a little something for every taste.

With the up and down temperatures we've had this winter season, it's hard to know how to prepare yourself for the week ahead, fortunately there is no shortage of great programs happening throughout the week in these great communities!

Have a happy & safe March break!
From Doug & Anita