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11 ways to avoid boredom during March Break in Waterloo Region

Writer Natasha McKenty takes a look at what's happening around town
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March Break is looming. If you're not flying south you're facing a week of 'I'm bored' followed by too much screen time - coupled with unhealthy amounts of parent guilt. Unless, of course, you indulge in one of the many options available around the region.

Wholesome Measure's Healthy Cooking Camp

Sign up for the week or pick and choose the dates you want.

Each day, we'll "travel" to a new part of the world as we learn to prepare internationally inspired recipes including Mexican, Thai, Greek, Indian & Italian," says Lisa Leachman, certified Healthy Hands Cooking Instructor. "This is a wonderful way for kids to gain kitchen confidence, and basic cooking skills while learning to cook a variety of healthy meals inspired by different parts of the globe." 

The camp will also include outdoor time and a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity!

Landmark Cinemas

Offering an exclusive line-up of $3 movies. $1 from every ticket sale goes to Kids Help Phone. Titles include Aquaman, Bumblebee, Spider-man: Spider-Verse, The Kid Who Would Be King, and Smallfoot.

Kitchener Public Library

Free movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet. Fairy Twisted Tales, Marvel vs DC, Messy Art, Paper Fun, Plant Power, The Great Library Adventure and more.

Waterloo Public Library

Epic Fort Building, Cosmic Amusement Park, Blue Jays Spring Training, Build a Robot, March Break Messtival, and more.

Cambridge Idea Exchange

Mario Kart Tournament, Potter Puzzle Tables, Teen Nerf Nite, Baby Shark Party, Goosebumps, How to Train Your Dragon, Wii Glow Dance Party, and more.

Gemini Pre-Teen Modelling & Crafts Club

"We are excited to bring the fun of our Summer Camps into March Break! It's been a heavy Winter so we're looking forward to having some fun next week," says Meaghan Dietrich, President & CEO, GEMINI Models.

"At the GEMINI Academy for Girls, we take a positive, caring and playful approach to supporting and empowering girls. We use modelling as a vehicle to teach girls about themselves, to set goals, live with purpose, build confidence and to be supportive of each other." 

Cambridge Centre for the Arts March Break Camps

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory   

If your children love to sing, dance, act and have a huge imagination sign them up for this great musical theatre experience based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic novel.  With all your favourite characters including sweet Charlie, eccentric Willy Wonka, gluttonous Augustus Gloop, spoiled Veruca Salt, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, television-obsessed Mike Teevee, and of course the Oompa-Loompas.  Final performance for family and friends.  Led by musical theatre performer and arts educator Tammy Whetham with a staff assistant.

Home Alone Course

The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

The course runs 1-5pm, March 12. Canada Safety Council

Kids' Hop

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Erick Traplin, a popular local musician, performs.

Stop by one of our international food court vendors for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch with plenty of options for adults too!


Marble Madness: The World Inside Your Head, campers will create a circuit marble maze equipped with tunnels that light up when the marble goes through! 

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Journey to Space. Become a space explorer with hands-on fun. Included with regular admission


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