Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keeping Busy this March Break in Northumberland Region

I was recently elated to discover our little blog has been chosen to once again be a part of the Kinder Ambassador Program. We had a lot of fun in 2011 sharing our favorite ways to make time for play in our home and were honored to connect with so many awesome families to share our stories. 2012 is sure to bring so many new adventures and challenges and we're glad we have a chance to share a few of our favorite moments with you. March Break is the perfect opportunity to start making some memories to start the new year off right. After all, it is the first real chunk of time off for our school-aged kids and what child doesn't count down the days in anticipation of the winter holiday?? Keeping busy in our small community can prove to be challenging but no worries - we've got you covered!! We've dug up some of the best activities and day camps in Northumberland Region sure to keep your kids entertained and you snapping away like a common day paparazzi.

1. The Painted Tree is offering drop-in classes twice a day for $25 a pop. Classes will vary throughout the week with children's illustration, painting, sculpture and cartooning.

2. The Cobourg Public Library has all kinds of things going on throughout the week with truly something for everyone. From movie viewings to a pajama party to a dolls tea party to a "hunger games" to arts and crafts to babysitting courses...and more. Prices range from being free to $2 (with the exception of the babysitting course for $45).

3. Cobourg Community Centre is offering free public skating during the break (except on the Friday) and also has a March Break Camp for kids ages 6-12.

4. Northumberland Players is running a March Break Theatre Camp consisting of theatre games, crafts and a prepared final performance.

5. Northumberland Mall is once again keeping kids busy with their free N Zone Kids Club. Children can enjoy free crafts and build to their hearts content in the Lego construction zone. Northumberland Mall Theatres will be offering matinees all week with $6 admission for kids. Northshore Bowling Lanes will of course be open daily for family fun.

6. Shimmy Dance has March Break fun on the go with daily dance, choreography and crafts for kids 7 and up. $160 for the week or $35 a day.

7. Art Gallery of Northumberland is hosting art classes for kids 7-13 for $10 per child. Classes taking place Tuesday through Friday will include painting and working with clay.

8. The Walkworth Maple Syrup Festival is worth checking out on March 10 and 11. Children 12 and under are free and can partake in free taffy on the snow tastings, sap making demonstrations, live entertainment, $2 horse drawn sleigh rides and more.

9. The Municipality of Port Hope has all kinds of fun March Break activities on the go. Free public swims and skates. A fun day camp. Aaand my personal favorite the Art On Ice event where children and families can paint their own masterpiece on the ice surface of the arena. Fun!!

10. If all else fails and your family just feels like staying close to home on a day here or there over March break why not try one of our 156 and counting kids crafts/activities to keep you busy. Or bust out the board games. Or rent a movie and cuddle up with some popcorn. Or make a fort and read some favorite books inside.

While your browsing through all of our handy links make sure to stop by and check out the Kinder Canada facebook page. Every month Kinder hosts a fabulous facebook exclusive giveaway with prizes sure to thrill every family. This month Kinder is giving away $500 towards your dream staycation. Pop by and check it out!!

“Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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