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9 Ideas for a Frugal March Break

March 8, 2011

Spring break is coming to Toronto and if you are a mom like me you want to have a plan to keep the kids busy. For me I have a brand new teen (Rachel just turned 13) so we are looking forward to going to some events that are geared just for her age range.

What are some great frugal activities that you can have some family fun at this spring break?

1. The Toronto Public Library has many great events planned for the week ahead. Rachel wants to try out a dance class, and of course they have a couple of art activities (amine drawing and jewelery making) that she wants to try out.

2.Since Rachel loves art, we are headed to the AGO. They have some free hours on Wednesday (special exhibits are exculded).

3. At the TIFF Lightbox we are going to the Tim Burton Exhibit and enjoy the free activities that are offered every weekend from 11:30-3:30. They are recommended for ages 8+

4. Rachel is into photography  as well so we are headed to the Allan Garden Conservatory. A great chance to explore the gardens and think spring and take some photos.If your kids are into flowers might be a great place to explore.

5. Movies are a great bet too especially when they are only $2. Empire Theater have their Toonie Matinees back.We are planning on hitting a flick.

6. One of the other things we love is swimming. Here in Toronto Parks and rec offers some free swins and Tim Hortons is sponsoring many throughout the province.

7. A great idea for the 6–10 yr old crowd is a visit to the Legislative Building. They can try on the old black robes and participate in a scavenger hunt around the building. Registration for this event is required.

8. For the animal loving kids there is always a trip to the free zoos. At the High Park Zoo you can find many exotic animals. Where Riverdale Farm is a working farm right in the city. Both of these places were favorites of my daughter when she was younger.

9. Over the years at least one day was spent at the Shops on Steeles as they have a program that is chalked full for kids. Most days it contains a free lunch as well for kids 12 and under.

Now I am done tackling our spring break plans, time to get to the mountain of laundry in the hamper.

 

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