Have you noticed more children around this week? It's March break, and little ones are out exploring the region! While we see some trickle into the shop, we hear about the places around town that they're exploring this week.

There are several places running special events over the next few days. Let's take a look at some options and what's going on...

Museums & Galleries

Museums across the region are welcoming students this week with special exhibits, tours and presentations. A few to keep in mind:

  • Grimsby Museum
  • Welland Historical Museum
  • Fort Erie Historical Museum

The recently renovated and expanded Niagara Falls History Museum is holding a dinosaur themed presentation and exhibit during March break.

If you're really interested in dinosaurs and up for a road trip, just an hour and half away is one of the world's greatest exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

Local Libraries

At Figg Street Co., it's no secret that we adore our local libraries. They're a hub of activity and an integral resource for community-building.

Public libraries around the Niagara region are organizing programs throughout the week at local branches.

There are a multitude of events and activities, including:

  • mini art camp (Lincoln Fleming)
  • drop-in Lego
  • yoga story time
  • painting dinosaurs (Wainfleet)
  • drawing & crafts, such as making mini book charms
  • movies
  • fairytale storytime
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • family 3-D printing
  • chess playing
  • Raffi sing-a-long
  • horcruxes scavenger hunt
  • Robert Munsch stories & crafts (Port Dalhousie)
  • mythical character creation (Thorold)
  • and even a Bullet Journaling session! (Dr. Huq Family branch)

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a worldwide destination for many, yet when it's in our own backyard, we can sometimes take it for granted. Niagara Parks is selling Wonder Passes, which offer access to five attractions and two day unlimited access to both Wego bus transportation and the Falls incline railway. Attractions include Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara Parks Power Station & Tunnel, the Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara's Fury, and the Floral Showcase.

Also in Niagara Falls is Waves Indoor Waterpark at the Americana, a popular playtime spot for kids.

There's also the falls, themselves. In the evening, Niagara Falls is illuminated in glowing colours. We're expecting green on Sunday night!

Sugarbush Time!

Mid-March means sap is running. Several maple farms host tours and the chance to make your own maple taffy. Local sugarbush farms include:

  • Agape Valley in Ridgeville
  • Richardson's Farm in Dunnville
  • White Meadow Farms in St. Catharines

Other Outdoor & Physical Activities

In addition to the year-round natural attractions in the region, March break can be a good time for:

  • horseback riding at Niagara Stables
  • skating at Fort George (weather permitting)
  • skating at Welland's Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena

What do you plan to do this week? Pop into the shop and let us know.

Whatever you decide, we wish you a week filled with wonder and enjoy the little ones out and about town! And to those celebrating, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 12, 2024 — Antoinette D'Angelo

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