March Break Smiles

It’s that time of year where classrooms start a collective countdown… To March Break, of course!

While some families plan to getaway somewhere warm, there is no need to leave Clarington to have a wonderful, fun-filled week! Wherever you enjoy spending your free time, there is something for you: on the slopes, in the library, at the museum and more!

Here’s a sample of what’s going on in Clarington during the break – Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18.

If you enjoy traditional March Break Camps, be sure to check out what Clarington Community Services have to offer:

Art Attack Camp (Ages 6 to 12yrs)
Kinder Camp (Ages 4 to 5yrs)
LEGO Camp (Ages 6 to 12yrs)
Trip Camp (Ages 8 to 14yrs)
Ultimate Sports Adventure Camp (Ages 6 to 12yrs)
Basketball Camp (In partnership with Clarington Basketball Academy (Two groups: Ages 7 to 12 & Ages 14 to 18)

For more information click here – http://www.clarington.net/en/be-active/march-break-camp.asp, email: daycamps@clarington.net or call 905-435-1061 ext. 229.

If you prefer to stay warm and cozy indoors or put your nose in a book, be sure to check out the offerings of the Clarington Public Library:

Monday:
Storytime Plus: Jungle Book Party @ Bowmanville Library 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 6
Vortex Cannons @ Courtice Library 1:30-3:00 p.m. Ages 10 to 12

Tuesday:
Storytime Plus: Scaredy Squirrel’s March Break @ Courtice Library 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 6
Storytime Plus: Watch Out for the Minions! @ Newcastle Library 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 6
Make Your Own LEGO Movie! Bowmanville Library: 10:30-12:00 p.m. Ages 8+
Cross Stitch a Bookmark @ Newcastle Library 1:30-3:00 p.m. Ages 10 to 12
First Nations Storyteller @Bowmanville Library 1:30- 2:30 p.m. Family/All Ages

Wednesday:
Storytime Plus: Senses Storytime @ Bowmanville Library 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 6 LEGO Marble Run @ Bowmanville Library 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 7 to 9
Make Your Own LEGO Movie! Bowmanville Library: 10:30-12:00 p.m. Ages 8+
Family Fort Night @ Courtice Library 6:30-7:30 p.m. Family//All Ages

Thursday:
Storytime Plus: Watch out for the Minions! @ Courtice Library 10:30-11:15am Ages 4 to 6 Storytime Plus: Scaredy Squirrel’s March Break @ Newcastle Library 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 6
Games Galore! @ Newcastle Library 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 7 to 9
Make Your Own LEGO Movie! Bowmanville Library: 10:30-12:00 p.m. Ages 8+
The Science of Lemons @ Courtice Library 1:30-3:00 p.m. Ages 10 to 12

Friday:
Storytime Plus: A Monstrous Party @ Bowmanville Library 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ages 4 to 6 Twisted Fairytales @ Bowmanville Library 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 7 to 9

For more information click here www.clarington-library.on.ca , email info@clarington-library.on.ca or call 905-623-7322.

If you are a history buff and enjoy learning something new… Be sure to check out what Clarington Museums is offering:

Clarington Museums presents March Break Camp at the Museum:
“As We Sprint into the Past”
March 14-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$150 for the week or $35 per day

For more information, visit www.claringtonmuseums.com.

If you enjoy working with your own two hands and have an artistic flair… don’t miss the fun at Crock A Doodle, Janet Lange Art & Design and the Visual Arts Centre.

Crock A Doodle:
March 15th – Shopkins Day
March 16th – Easter Party
March 17th – Shamrock Fun Day Ages 5 +, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$25 per child per day, registration required

For more information, visit www.crockadoodle.com/Bowmanville or call 905-419-2319.

Janet Lange Art & Design presents Best of the Best March Break Art & Fun Camp!
Ages 4 to 12 / 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday: Fairytales & Dragons
Tuesday: Cartooning
Wednesday: Christmas Day
Thursday: Halloween Day
Friday: Talent Show Day

More information click here www.janetlange.ca, email janet@janetlange.ca or call 905-419-8963.

Visual Arts Centre: Opt for full-week or day-camp, 9am-4pm, March 14th-18th

Monday: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking in 2D
Tuesday: Legends, Lore, Myth & Story
Wednesday: Peculiar Pottery
Thursday: Building, Forming & Inventing
Friday: Toy Making, Curiosity & Collections More information click here www.vac.ca/march-break.html or call 905-623-5831.

In case those weren’t enough options for you… There’s even more!

Joey’s World Playground Open for regular play hours (10AM-8PM) www.joeysplayground.com

Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park Open (Weather permitting). Feeding tour is daily at 1:30pm. www.junglecatworld.com

Bowmanville Tackle Swap & Fishing Show Sunday, March 13th, 10am – 4:30pm Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex More information click here – www.facebook.com/Bowmanville-Tackle-Swap-and-Fishing-Show-844565995651188/?fref=ts

March Break Madness brought to you by Ontario Power Generation:
Monday, March 14: Signs of Spring 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Darlington Nuclear Information Centre, Courtice
Wednesday, March 16: Community Skate 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – South Courtice Arena

Please take note that times and dates are subject to change, and please call ahead to confirm.
If you have an event taking place, please share with us at tourism@clarington.net.
Stop by the Tourism & Visitors Centre at 181 Liberty Street South, Bowmanville for more info on fun, family times in Clarington!

 

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