Make it an active March Break

March Break will soon be here… it’s time to start planning. Whether your kids will be off school for one week or two, keeping them active should be top of the list. Here are some ways to make the break from school fun and active:

  1. Enjoy the final days of winter with snow-based activities like tobogganing, skiing, skating, snowshoeing, and fort-building.
  2. Register the kids for a week of sports camp. Although my kids are older now, I still love the great options TAC Sports (Toronto Athletic Camps) offers at multiple locations in Toronto — including a week-long L.I.T (leader-in-training) program for youth ages 13-16 over the March Break period. Visit their website to learn more. Click here to learn how to build physical literary in your children.
  3. Explore your own city: Become better acquainted with your city by visiting museums or galleries; taking in a sports or cultural events; or visiting an indoor playground or trampoline park.
  4. Get the jump on spring by hauling bikes out of the garage, tuning them up, and enjoying a first-of-the-year bike ride around the neighbourhood (conditions permitting of course). Don’t forget helmets and mittens – cycling at this time of year can be chilly!
  5. Indoor climbing – If you haven’t yet tried indoor climbing, you must. In Toronto, I recommend Toronto Climbing Academy.
  6. Visit your YMCA and purchase a day pass to enjoy swimming and other active programming with the kids.
  7. Getting away? Make your getaway as active as possible by booking hotels with pools and fitness centres, and finding out what you can do locally to keep the whole family moving.
  8. Try something new! It’s always fun to try something new or to return to an activity you haven’t done in a while. Bring the kids with you to yoga; go bowling as a family; build a backyard skating rink (this post I wrote for ParticipACTION will guide you); enjoy a winter hike; or hit the trails on XC skis.

Happy March Break!

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