The 10 most awesome munchkin-friendly activities in Toronto this month.
1. It’s time for the year’s first big maple-syrup haul! Discover how Ontario’s First Peoples collected the sweet stuff and sample snow taffy at Mountsberg’s Maple Town event.
To March 30. Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milborough Ln., Hamilton, 905-854-2276, conservationhalton.ca. Free.
2. Curious about what’s inside an owl pellet? (We know you are!) Take a habitat hike through High Park and learn about nature’s wisest predator, from the park’s very knowledgeable staff rangers.
March 1. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside Dr., 416-392-1748, highparknaturecentre.com. $2–$5.
3. If you believe a kid’s place is in the kitchen, sign yours up for cooking camp. Junior chefs-in-training will develop hands-on culinary skills while learning valuable kitchen-safety and ingredient-shopping tips.
March 10–14. The Chef Upstairs, 516 Mount Pleasant Rd., 416-544-9221, thechefupstairs.com. $595 per week.
4. Sail along with Max to Where The Wild Things Are at YPT’s interactive play, which is based on Maurice Sendak’s kid-lit classic.
March 4–30. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E., 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca. $24–$29.
5. Ladies Learning Code is putting on a variety of March-break camps. Beware, though: Your daughter could be more tech-savvy than you are by the end of the week. March 10–14.
Ladies Learning Code, 483 Queen St. W., ladieslearningcode.com. $425 per week.
6. Music instructors work with kids aged seven to 16 to create their very own original pop song at Michael Johnston’s week-long camp. Look out, Katy Perry!
March 10–14. Michael Johnston Music Studio. 119A Roncesvalles Ave., 416-516-9186, michaeljohnstonmusicstudio.com. $375 per week.
7. Good news for preschool paleontologists: Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train is pulling into the area (for one day only).
March 11. Living Arts Centre. 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga, 905-306-6000, livingartscentre.ca. $20–$30.
8. Bring the kids (and some noisemakers) to the International Women’s Day March. This year’s theme is “Women Taking Power.”
March 8. Starts at OISE (252 Bloor St. W.) and ends at Ryerson University (55 Gould St.), iwdtoronto.org. Free.
9. Believe it or not, spring is almost here. To ring in the season, hit up Seedy Saturday 2014 in Scarborough. The community event features a seed exchange, plenty of kids’ activities, and gardening advice.
March 22. Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, 100 Brimley Rd. S., tcgn.ca. Free.
10. If you can imagine it, you can sew it! This Midtown fashion camp caters to tween-aged burgeoning designers at all levels of sewing skill.
March 10–21. Sew Be It Studio, 2711 Yonge St., 416-488-1607, sewbeitstudio.com. $425 per week.
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