March Break is almost here and if you are staying in Halton, there are so many things for you and your family to do. The HaltonParents team of public health nurses have been tweeting their growing number of followers about local activities for March Break, and reminding parents and caregivers to get out and be active with your kids. It’s not only great for your health, but it’s also great for building stronger connections with your children, no matter if they are 6 or 16.
Of course, as a former hockey player, skating was one of my favourite activities to do with my kids, but I used to love any times I spent with them when they had breaks from school. Here are some thoughts for what you can see and do in Halton this week:
- One of the biggest draws is the maple syrup festivals at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas, and Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Each park offers great activities for the kids from pancakes to crafts to wagon rides and more.
- March Break also brings special events at each of our Local Municipalities, such as family swimming and skating times. Visit each website for details: Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.
- Over March Break you can also visit Kelso Conservation Area for free. And while you’re there, take a step back in time and visit the Halton Region Museum.
- Sleep and ski at the Mohawk Inn and Glen Eden.
Of course, these are just a handful of ideas for you and your family. I encourage you to find out more about what is available just outside your front door. You can even check out the HaltonParents blog for more ideas about what to do with your kids during the winter. Enjoy the week.
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