As far as we are concerned, Brampton is the center of the universe, and there is always a lot to do in our beautiful city. March Break is no exception. Here are a few ideas for you.
1. Celebrate hockey.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is heading to Brampton for a celebration of hockey. The two-day hockey festival begins on Saturday, March 10 at noon at Garden Square, in Brampton, and will conclude Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party. The weekend will feature broadcast hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, meet-and-greet opportunities with NHL alumni Darryl Sittler, Rick Vaive and Wendel Clark, live local entertainment and engaging activities for the whole family. In addition, the Hockey Night In Canada: Punjabi Edition broadcast team will be on-site on Sunday as part of the weekend festivities. Check it out here.
2. Go to an art gallery.
Beaux Arts Brampton is a great place to explore new art and see artists at work. Throughout March Break, they will have a special exhibit called “Hockey Tribute, Sign Paintings by Dale Boyd”, featuring a collection of hand-painted signs celebrating one of Canada’s most beloved sports, hockey! Learn more here.
3. Fun at the museum.
For the kids, nothing beats a learning trip to the museum; check out Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA) during the March Break, as they have a ton of activities on tap. Throughout the week, you can enjoy family art and stories, multiple arts and crafts classes and events, outdoor activities on the historic grounds, animal face painting, and you can even meet and learn about guide dogs. Educational, creative, and fun for the whole family! Visit their website for all the details.
4. Go skating!
The mercury is hovering near zero again, so that means the rinks are open! Take advantage of all the awesome skate parks that Brampton has to offer. Enjoy a skate through beautiful Gage Park in downtown Brampton or visit the skating trail at Chinguacousy Park with its 2,000 square metres of winter fun, or the Mount Pleasant skating rink. Skate rentals are avialable, and bring your favorite warm drink or grab a bite on the way.
5. City activities.
The City of Brampton has a list of fun things to do for March Break. They offer a great selection of camps, drop-ins and registered programs to keep kids active and learning. Check it out by clicking here!
6. Tease your taste buds.
Foodies rejoice! The Taste of Downtown Brampton presents a culinary experience for foodies to explore the wonderful delights downtown Brampton has to offer. From specials, to prix-fixe menus, the Taste has a tasty option for everyone to explore and enjoy. To view this year’s participants and deals, visit their website here.
7. Go to a library.
Brampton has an amazing collection of great libraries across the city. Reinvigorate your love for reading or instill that love in a new young reader. All branches have a number of activities during March Break, and the new spectacular Springdale Branch has just opened. Check out their calendar of events for the week here.
8. Plant a seed.
The Brampton Horticultural Society presents their sixth Annual Seedy Saturday & Garden Show. Admission is free, with lots of free parking. You can participate in multiple offerings including their seed exchange, swap and buy seeds, checkout their exhibits and presentations, and they will help you to create gardening communities. A large selection of used gardening books are offered, and you can “Ask an Expert”. Also, a great Kids’ zone helps kids learn about seeds & plants, and be sure to enjoy the Seedy Café. The first 100 visitors receive a free plant. All the details are here.