Ontario Travel Divas: Plenty to do this March Break

childrenCome join the team of Ontario Travel Divas as they trip about Huron County and beyond, relaying their adventures along the way. If you want to take a vacation, have a beach day, explore the best food and agriculture around or even just wine and dine they’ll discover a spot for you to do just that on Ontario’s West Coast, your countryside and coastline.

Join bloggers Jenna Ujiye, Trista Russell and Karen Stewart here or on their website, Ontario Travel Divas.

By Travel Diva Karen Stewart

From crafts to sports, the County of Huron has lots of activities for your family during the week of March 11-15 in recreation and culture facilities, pools and arenas. Find active and interesting camps in your neighbourhood or a specialty camp for the athlete or artist.

WEEKLY DAY CAMPS

GODERICH

March Break Theatre Week at the Livery – For age 12+ / Registration $100.
A week of theatre at the livery … workshops on vocal technique, how to approach a script, movement, improvisation, scene study, learning to love Shakespeare with Emily Johnston.  www.thelivery.ca – 519-524-6262.

YMCA Day Camp - March Break Madness -
An exciting week jam-packed with games, competitions, trivia and fun with friends.
Members $110/week or $30/day | Non-Members $125/week or $35/day
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; before/after camp care – 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (no cost)

Register online.

FULL ONE-DAY CAMPS 

WINGHAM 

NORTH HURON – March Break Mania (suitable for youngsters 4-10 years of age)

Monday, March 11:  Candy Land Day – 8:30a.m. – 5 p.m. / $35 – skating, lunch, swimming, games, qualified leaders.

Tuesday, March 12:  Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling - 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. / $40 – 2-way bus transportation, bowling, swimming, craft, qualified leaders.

Wednesday, March 13 – Easter Bunny Day - 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. / $35 – skating, lunch, swimming, games, qualified leaders.

Thursday, March 14 - Pirates & Princesses – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. / $35 – skating, lunch, swimming, games, qualified leaders.

Friday, March 15 - St. Patrick’s Day Party – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. / $35 – skating, lunch, swimming, games, qualified leaders.

Phone 519-357-1208 or email receipt@northhuron.ca

SOUTH HURON
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EXETER:  Monday, March 11 – Ringette Bunny Fun Day – 9 a.m. -4 p.m. South Huron Recreation Centre.

EXETER:  Tuesday, March 12 – Green Camp for Kids (ages 6-12) $30/child – skating, snow shoeing & crafts (team-oriented). South Huron Recreation Centre.

EXETER:  Wednesday, March 13 – Bingo (ages 10 & under) – 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. – $2/child | South Huron Day Camp (ages 6-15) 8 a.m. – 5 p..m. … bingo, skating, snacks, crafts, physical activity – $30/day. South Huron Recreation Centre.

EXETER:  Thursday, March 14 – 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament for Atom, Pee Wee & Bantam Divisions – $200/team. South Huron Recreation Centre. Pre-registration was required, but spectators welcome.

CREDITON:  Friday, March 15 – Fun Day in Crediton – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – crafts, lunch, snacks, games $10/child

FREE PUBLIC SKATING

WINGHAM:  Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – North Huron Wescast Centre.

BLYTH:  Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13 – 1.pm. – 3p.m. – Blyth Arena

BRUSSELS:  March 12-15, 1:30 p.m. – 3:p.m. | Shinny 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Brussels Arena

EXETER:  Tuesday, March 12, 2 p.m. -4 p.m. | Wednesday, March 13, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Friday, March 15, noon – 2:30 p.m. – South Huron Recreation Centre

EXETER:  Parents & Tots – Tuesday, March 12, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m. -11 a.m. - South Huron Recreation Centre

EXETER:  Shinny Hockey – early morning until 4 p.m. – $8/person/hour … call staff for availability, 519.235.2833 – South Huron Recreation Centre

HURON PARK:  Friday, March 15, 5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Stephen Arena

HURON PARK:  Parents & Tots Monday, March 11, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Stephen Arena

SWIMMING

WINGHAM:  March Break Swim at North Huron Wescast Community Complex

WINGHAM:  Monday 11th – Friday 15th – 1p.m. – 3p.m. | Cost:  Ages 0-5 yrs Free | 6 – 17 $3.50 | 18+ $4.50

HURON EAST:  March 11-15 – 1:30 – 3:30 | Vanastra Rec Centre

MARCH BREAK PHASE HOCKEY TRAINING CAMP

WINGHAM: 2006-2003 and 2002-1998 | Cost: Players $400 no meal plan or $450 includes meal plan Goalies $300 no meal plan or $350 includes meal plan.  Information/reservation contact: Kory Green 1-226-339-1327 kgreen@phasehockey.ca

YOUNG CANADA WEEK

GODERICH: Goderich Lions Club present the 64th Annual Young Canada Week Pee Wee Hockey Tournament ~ Friday, March 8 – Saturday, March 16. Chuck-a-Puck with 24 Mountain Bikes as prizes. 2 Winners every Chuck! ~ pre-sales at Huronia/MEDichair & McGee Motors. Admission: Booster Passes for the Tournament ~ Adults: $10; Students (over 12): $5. Games take place at Maitland Valley Recreation Centre and Goderich Memorial Arena. For schedules and more details, check out the website.

MUSEUM

GODERICH:  For information on three full-day day camps, please visit online.

For information on family fun through the March Break, please visit online.

HURON COUNTY LIBRARY

CLINTON:  Saturday, March 9 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Make n’ Take Crafts – “Crown” craft to coincide with March Break activity theme “Visit the Queen” | 519.482.3673

SEAFORTH:  Monday, March 11 – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Young Artists Workshops – Finger paint art, Printing with Veggies, collage | ages 6-12 | Registration required.  FREE program. | 519.527-1430

CLINTON:  Monday, March 11 – 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – “Visit the Queen – Masked Ball”  princes and princesses of all ages are invited to a masked ball and theatrical entertainment at the castle with the Queen.  Attire can reflect Medieval times.  Mask craft included.  | 519.482.3673

GODERICH:  Monday, March 11 daily until Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Make n’ Take Crafts – Open to children of all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Contact the branch for more details | 519-524-9261

WINGHAM:  Tuesday, March 12 – 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Wingham Young Artists Workshop – $3/youth, Learn about different types of art media from a local art group | 519.357.3312

WINGHAM:  Wednesday, March 13 – 2 p.m. – Reptile Kingdom – $3/person or $8/family – hands-on event with some amazing reptiles such as snakes, lizards and scorpions! | 519.357.3312

HENSALL:  Thursday, March 14 – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Explore finger paint and collage.  Ages 6-12 years.  Registration required.  FREE program.  | 519.262.2445

CLINTON:  Thursday, March 14 – 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. – “Visit the Queen, Visit the Faire” The Faire is at the castle!  Join in the fun and check out the carnival booths.  Test your skills at the games.

BRUSSELS:  Thursday, March 14 – 1:30 p.m. – March Break Storytelling and Magic – fun, games and magic for children 5 and up.  Registration Free.

GODERICH, Friday, March 15 – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Paper Bead Making Workshop – create bracelets, necklaces or 3D art.  Free Program open to children and adults | 519-524-9261

CLINTON:  Friday, March 15 – 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. -  “Visit the Queen.”  Tales with the Queen – o ye maidens and young men, the Queen will be leading songs and telling stories from the castle.  | 519.482.3673

WINGHAM:  Saturday, March 16 – 10:30 a.m. – noon – Felt Finger Puppet Workshop, ages 7 & up, artisan Ruth McLean leads you in the creation of a one-of-a-kind puppet. Registration required.  FREE program. | 519-357-3312

CLINTON:  Saturday, March 16 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Make n’ Take “Dragon” craft.

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

BLYTH:  Tuesday, March12 at 2 p.m. Queens Bakery Royal Tea.  Come dressed for a royal occasion, children of all ages.

BLYTH:  Tim Holland (The Puppet Tamer) back by popular demand.  Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Kids Shows) 8 p.m. (Adult Show).  Tickets are $5. Blyth Memorial Hall, Blyth Legion Fundraiser | 519-523-9300

HENSALL:  “EXPLORE ICE” THIS MARCH BREAK at IceCultures – have fun…find adventure…learn something new…support a great cause!  Cost of the 90-minute tour is $14 per person or bring a group of 12 and only pay $12 each. A portion will be donated to The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB).

During March Break they are offering scheduled plant tours from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 17.

Call Karen at 519-262-3500 / 1-888-251-9967

ZURICH:  Huron Ridge offers workshops for “little gardeners” for only $5 a child, which includes supplies and a snack. Check out this link for more details.

One Comment on "Ontario Travel Divas: Plenty to do this March Break"

  1. Christa Lehnen March 9, 2013 at 1:25 pm · Reply

    Thanks for bringing this info all together, it makes planning March Break fun so much easier!

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