March (or spring) break vacations should be a time for relaxing, recreation and rejuvenating.  A time to get away from the stress of day to day work and school and have fun, positive family time.  Traditionally a vacation involves traveling away from home, which can be exciting but also exhausting and expensive.  An alternative to all the tedious planning and packing is a March Break Staycation: a vacation spent at home taking day trips to local attractions. Fortunately, if you live in or near Woodbridge, Newmarket or Bowmanville Ontario, there are many wonderful activities, events and adventures to fill your staycation week, regardless of your age and interests.

March Break Staycation Ideas in Woodbridge:

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Visit the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, between March 5 to April 3, 2016, and enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities and, of course, pancakes and real maple syrup.  Along with the Festival, enjoy 325 hectares of pristine woodlands at the Kortright Centre of Conservation, along with some of the most innovative sustainable education programs and events in Canada.

Kortright Centre for Conservation

9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6, Canada

(905) 832-2289

Woodbridge Airborne Trampoline

Enroll the kids in the Woodbridge Airborne Trampoline March Break Staycation Trampoline Day Camp,on March 14 – 18, 2016  Airborne Trampoline is a recreational and competitive trampoline facility where the coaches are all certified by N.C.C.P.

Woodbridge Airborne Trampoline

171 Marycroft Ave. Unit #7 Woodbridge, ON L4L 5Y3

(905) 850-8477

March Break Staycation Ideas in Newmarket:

Elman W. Campbell Museum

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Take the whole family to the Elman W. Campbell Museum for their many MARCH BREAK’N IT activities including children’s activities, music, magic and more.

Elman  w Campbell Museum

134 MAIN ST S, Newmarket, ON, Canada

(905) 953-5314

Newmarket Theatre

Enjoy an evening out in March at the Newmarket Theatre where you can appreciate cultural entertainment throughout the month of March.  During the month of March, the Theater will present several  world class artists and high quality performances: the Vagina Monologues, the “Buddy Holly: Rockin Dance Party,  Peter Pan…Twisted, and the Opera Luminata. Please click here  ( to purchase tickets.
Newmarket Theatre

March Break Staycation Ideas in Bowmanville:

Bowmanville Zoological Park


Take a trip to the Bowmanville Zoological Park, one of the oldest private zoo in North America.  Along with many animals to view, the zoo offers daily animal shows in their 400-seat animal theatre. And, if your child loves interacting closely with animals, camel rides are available for just $6. The Bowmanville Zoo opens in the spring.

Bowmanville Zoological Park

340 King Street East, Bowmanville, ON.

(905) 623-5655

Ontario Falconry Centre

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Make plans to visit the Ontario Falconry Centre (  where you can experience flight and feeding demonstrations and information about various types of birds of prey: falcons, hawks, eagles, owls and vultures.  Contact to find out more about event pricing and availability.

For more ideas of what to do on your March Break Staycation visit the  Falconcrest Homes Facebook page

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