Lots to do in NOTL on March break

If you haven’t planned activities to keep your kids busy during March break, there is lots going on in Niagara-on-the-Lake.


The Town is organizing a camp from Monday to Friday, March 14 to 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for kids aged six to 12.

Activities are based on theme days, and include outside projects, crafts and games, along with skating on Thursday.

For instance, says parks and recreation director Kevin Turcotte, Monday the theme is superheros, so popular with kids, and offers inside activities such as Who's that Superhero?, Mission Impossible, and outdoors, a game of Avengers vs. Villains.

Mad Science Tuesday features an afternoon of inventors' workshops, and Time Traveling on Wednesday provides an opportunity to build a time travel machine.

Thursday is a St. Patrick's Day craft, with Olympic training, a treasure hunt and an Amazing Race game to complement the Around the World theme.

Each day is intended to provide a range of activities to ensure kids have fun, he said, with two staff members and a maximum of 30 kids.

Registration is by the day or for a week, but is better if done in advance so the paperwork is filled out ahead of time, said Turcotte.

Registration for the week is $125, or $35 a day, and forms are available at the community centre and on the town’s website at

There is also before and after-care available at $5 a day, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Extra public skating during March break

There will be public skating at the Meridian Credit Union Arena daily Wednesday, March 16 to Sunday, March 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2.50 for youth.

There will be no public skating at the arena Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 due to a hockey tournament.

Pumphouse, museum culture camp

The Niagara Pumphouse and the Niagara Historical Society and Museum will lead school-age children through art, culture and heritage themed activities this March break.

Mornings will be spent at the Niagara Historical Museum, with kids participating in hands-on experiences that relate to Niagara’s culture and heritage.

Afternoons will be spent at the Niagara Pumphouse creating works of art.

Pre-registration is required.

The camp is Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum on Castlereagh St. and the Pumphouse on Ricardo St. Cost is $150. Call 905-468-5455 for more information or visit 

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