This March Break, make family memories you’ll always remember with these fun things to do in St. Catharines.
March Break is coming up on March 13–17. If you’re looking for fun things to do as a family, St. Catharines has you covered. So, gather the family and #GetOutInSTC for all sorts of fun for everyone.
Maple flavoured family fun
Spring is maple syrup season in Ontario and it’s ‘sappening’ now in St. Catharines. Celebrate Spring with the Sugar Bush Trek at White Meadows Farms. Open Saturdays and Sundays from March 4 to April 16 and all week on March Break (March 13-17).
Niagara Bound Tours
Explore Black History in St. Catharines and Niagara through a car caravan tour with Niagara Bound Tours. Learn about the Underground Railroad and what happened to Freedom Seekers after completing their journey to Canada. The guided tour runs for approximately four hours and visits beautiful and interesting sites across Niagara.
Search for signs of Spring on some of the best hiking trails around. St. Catharines is home to a section of the Bruce Trail, a public footpath inviting everyone to explore the natural wonders of the Niagara Escarpment. Take a Spring hike in the Short Hills, at Rockway Conservation Area or in the area of Morningstar Mill at Decew Falls and listen for singing chickadees, look for look for new tree buds and other signs of spring.
Niagara Segway Tours
Take a power trip and ride along effortlessly and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Port Dalhousie with Niagara Segway. These guided tours are safe and fun ways to enjoy winter in St. Catharines. Segways are super easy to learn, no one is left behind and everybody is having fun! Note, children must be ages 12 and up.
There’s plenty of outdoor sculptures and public are to enjoy in St. Catharines. Take a wander around the downtown to see Graffiti Alley, Curtain Call at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Buky Schwartz Sculptures at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and more. Be sure to check out the Niagara Artists Centre and its Studio Shop while you are out and about.
Aerosports St. Catharines
If your youngsters are bouncing of the walls, check out Aerosports Park St. Catharines. This trampoline park offers so much gravity-defying fun, including open jumps over huge trampolines, extreme dodgeball, ninja warrior obstacle zone and more.
If the youngsters are climbing the walls at home, then you’ll want to check out Gravity Climbing Gym Niagara for family fun. Gravity Niagara is a bouldering gym and there are no ropes or harnesses need. The walls are short, with ample athletic padding beneath and offer climbing suitable for children, even little ones. Climbers 13 years old and younger must be directly supervised by an accompanying parent or adult caregiver.
The Film House
Don’t miss family-friendly March Break film screenings of Space Jam: A New Legacy, Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio and more at The Film House.
Presented in partnership with the Niagara River Lions and part of the Go Team! Film Series, Space Jam: A New Legacy hits the Film House screen Thursday, March 16 at 1 p.m. The 2021 reboot stars Lebron James, Don Cheadle, Bugs Bunny and the whole Looney Tunes team. Arrive early and meet Dunkin the mascot and play the pop-a-shot basketball game for a chance to win a Niagara River Lions jersey. All attendees have a chance to win River Lions season tickets,
Enjoy two screenings of Pinocchio at The Film House on Saturday, March 11 and Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. Guillermo del Toro and stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.
Looking for the latest Hollywood blockbusters playing in St. Catharines? Check out the showtimes at Landmark Cinemas at the Pen Centre, Niagara’s largest shopping destination (which is featuring its own schedule of March Break fun, including the Merrittville Speedway Car Show).
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” Lightwire Theater returns to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Sunday, March 19 to present The Ugly Duckling with mesmerizing puppetry and innovative technology that’s fun for kids of all ages!
With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, Lightwire Theatre brings the story of The Ugly Duckling into a new and brilliant light.
Gather up the gang to make unforgettable memories at Niagara’s premier entertainment venue, Parkway Social in St. Catharines. Enjoy laser tag, ten-pin bowling, an arcade with prizes and some of the best eats around.
Skate where the Niagara Ice Dogs play! The Meridian Centre is hosting public skating over March Break with proceeds benefitting Pathstone Mental Health. Public skates are set for Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Canada Games Park is also hosting skating Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17 from 9-11:30 a.m.
- Adults: $5
- Children: $3
- Family $10
The City of St. Catharines has also added public skating times for March Break at its arenas.
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
he museum will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the break. All programming is drop-in and by donation.
Pick up a March Break activity book for some self-guided family programming any day next week. The book includes colouring, mazes, and other activities related to the stories shared in the museum’s galleries.
Drop-in children’s programs are happening each weekday. Join Maker Space, a series of activities focused on various inventions and innovations connected to St. Catharines history happening Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Bright Ideas and I-Spy Tours are running each weekday at 11 a.m. where children will take a journey through the museum’s exhibition galleries while learning about the many ways the trailblazing women of St. Catharines have influenced the community through their inventions and innovations.
For more information visit stcatharines.ca/Museum.