Looking for something to do with the kids during March Break? Here’s a roundup of some fun ideas in London!
Note: some library events require advance (even if free) tickets – call the branch
March 9-16 Wonders of Weather scavenger hunt at all London Public Library locations
March 9-16 March Break drop in crafts for kids, most London Public Library locations, check yours for specific hours
March 11: Ricky Magic and his Unforgettable Magic Show: 1:30 pm at the London Regional Children’s Museum
Charlotte’s Web play 2 pm Central Library $2
March 12: The Three Little Pigs…Maybe – a puppet show 1:30 pm Children’s Museum
The Princess and the Pea puppet show 3:30 pm Central Library
The Snake Lady 2:30 pm Crouch Library
March 13: Mad Science: Fire, Wind, and Ice Show 1:30 pm Children’s Museum
The Frog Prince puppet show 10 am Landon Library, 2:30 pm Lambeth Library
March 14: Kennedy’s Kridders: Matt Kennedy brings his creepy crawly friends to visit 1:30 pm Children’s Museum
The Three Little Pigs puppet show 2:30 pm Byron Library
March 15: Children’s Musician Eric Traplan 1:30 pm Children’s Museum
Rumpelstiltskin puppet show 2:30 pm Masonville Library
The Emperor’s New Clothes puppet show 2:30 pm Central Library
The Snake Lady 2:30 pm Lambeth Library
March 16: Rapunzel puppet show 2:30 pm Beacock Library
March 13-16: Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, 10 am – 5 pm Special Events Building at the Western Fair Grounds Tickets $10 at the door
Some Victorian and heritage crafts for older kids (ages 8-12) at the library:
Victorian scrapbooking – March 13 at Landon Library 2:30 pm
March 14 at Sherwood Library 10 am
March 14 at Masonville Library 2:30 pm
Heritage crafts (presented by Fanshawe Pioneer Village) – March 15 Carson Library 2:30 pm
Also for the older kids at the library – Comic book themed events:
Cartooning – March 13 at Byron Library 10 am
March 13 at Central Library 1 pm
How to Draw Manga – March 13 Central Library 2:30
March 14 Beacock Library 10 am
March 14 Carson Library 2:30 pm
Comic Book Jam – March 13 Central Library 1-4:30 pm
Intencity at East Park Golf has a March Break special on – 2 hour unlimited pass all March long for $20 +hst for rock climbing, bumper cars, jungle gym, and you get 16 video game tokens.
The Grand Theatre has a one week theatre intensive for teens. They will be mentored by theatre pros and try their hand at preparing a song and monologue for an audition. There will be a performance for friends an family at the end of the week. Contact Kathy Quayle at 519-672-9030 ext. 280
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology has extended hours during March Break with scavenger hunts, exhibits, games and activities. Cost: $5/Adults, $4/Senior&Student, $3 Kids, $12 Family
Eldon House is open for some fun drop in crafts and activities for families.
Michaels Arts and Crafts stores have drop in crafts Monday through Friday. Hours at the Fanshawe Park Road location are 10 am to noon each day but call your local store to find out the details there. Lineup at this location: Monday – Clothes Pin Animals, Tuesday – Decorate a Mask, Wednesday – Animal Print Frame, Thursday – Colorful Clay Tree, Friday – Safety Pin Flag and Keychain Shamrock $5
Of course, the big news of the week are the World Figure Skating Championships and there are many family oriented activities going on in conjunction with these.
Many other activities at various library locations throughout the week including a ventriloquist act, magic shows, music shows, crafts to make – check your local branch or online at London Public Library website
So what are you up to this March Break? Do you have any other great activities around the area to share?