13 things to do during March Break 2024

By Visit Kingston

Kingston offers lots of family-friendly things to see and do over March Break. From visiting a sugarbush to tackling an escape room, exploring a museum to taking in a game, March Break means fun in Kingston.

Maple Madness


1641 Perth Rd. (Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area)

Maple Madness will be running every weekend in March and throughout the week of March Break (2, 3, 9 – 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31). Activities include self-guided sugar bush tours, wagon rides, pancakes at the sugar shack, face painting, and maple-themed crafts and games. Online registration is required (entrance fee the day of is $5.25 for adults, $3.75 for children). See website for more event details and activities.


March of the Museums


Various locations (See website for details)

Enjoy a week-long festival of museums in Kingston. This free event runs March 11 – 15 and is oriented toward families. Learn about the history of Kingston, get creative with crafts, enjoy shows and presentations, and have fun!

For added fun, try to “Find the Ducks” from March 11-15 (during each location’s hours of operation). There are 30 green ducks hiding at various sites. Once you’ve found the green ducks, don’t forget to snap a picture and share it with @kingstonmuseums on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.


Meet Cuisine Kingstonlicious menu

3. Kingstonlicious: sharable feast

Various locations (see website for more details)

Now until March 31, share a special meal with friends: explore the new Kingstonlicious menus at 35+ participating restaurants, cafés, breweries, and markets.


Improbable Escapes


298 Bagot St. (Sherlock’s Escapes)

303 Bagot St (Improbable Escapes)

500 Gardiners Rd Unit 12A (Wonderland & Board Game Café)

Sherlock’s Escapes and Improbable Escapes offer in-person and online escape rooms. At Sherlock’s Escapes, try The Doctor’s Redemption in-person or Surviving Summer Camp online for an easier escape room experience. At Improbable Escapes, enjoy indoor, outdoor, and online escape room experiences. Try Seven Dwarfs: Minning Mission in-person (family-friendly for all ages) or The Triwizard Trials online (family-friendly for all ages) for a harder escape room experience. (See their websites linked above for more details)

Open: Sherlock’s Escapes Mon – Thurs (5:30 – 11 pm), Fri (4 – 11 pm), Sat and Sun (9:30 am – 11 pm) See Improbable Escapes hours online.


The Boiler Room


993 Princess St. Unit 12

Practice your climbing skills at The Boiler Room, Kingston’s indoor rock-climbing gym. This space has different options for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to Olympian-level climbers. The types of climbing available include auto-belays, top rope with off-harness belaying, and lead climbing. If you like your experience and want to do more, check out their kids and teens program and personal training.

Open: Mon – Fri (10 am – 11 pm), Sat and Sun (9 am – 9 pm)


The Fun Zone


541 Days Rd.

Gather the family and head to The Fun Zone to play arcade games, laser tag, virtual reality, and basketball, or explore their indoor play structure built for children (ages 3 – 10). A food counter is available to fuel up with a cold drink or snacks so you can continue playing. Find pricing for all activities on their website.

Open: Hours vary (see website for details)



1525 Robinson Court

Enjoy Kingston’s trampoline park with your kids this March Break. Jump together on the main court, challenge each other on the dunk court and the dodgeball court, and take your little ones to the kiddie court. On Friday nights, enjoy lights and music plus a free drink during JR Xtreme night 7 – 9 pm (kids under 12) and Xtreme night 9 – 11 pm (12+).

Open: various hours (see website for details)


Kingston Frontenac's


1 The Tragically Hip Way (Slush Puppie Place)

Cheer on the Kingston Frontenacs on March 15 and 17 at Slush Puppie Place. Watch Kingston’s local hockey team as they play against the Peterborough Petes and the North Bay Battalion. Find more information and tickets on their website. Follow the Kingston Frontenacs on Instagram to stay updated on special events/happenings during their games.



Locations vary (see more event details on their website)

March Break programming at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library offers multiple events geared toward kids. Enjoy the Puppet Show Tour March 11 – 15 at various locations, on March 11(10:30 – 11:30 am) attend Maple Math with Blue Marble at the Isabel Turner branch, invent a voice-activated robotic hand using electronic building blocks on Thursday, March 14 (1:30 – 2:30 pm) at the Isabel Turner branch, and more.



120 Princess St.

The Screening Room offers $5 kid-friendly movies throughout March Break. Screenings are My Neighbor Totoro (March 11 – 14), Barbie (March 11, 13, 15), The Land Before Time (11, 12, 14, 15), Tangled (March 11, 12, 14, 15), Looney Tunes Cartoon (March 11, 13 – 15), Napolean Dynomite (March 12 – 14), and Up (March 12 – 15). Kids’ combos (small popcorn + juice box) will be $5 ($5.60 with HST). Visit their website for more details.


Haunted Walk of Kingston


200 Ontario St.

Go on a 75-minute March Break ghost tour, including the original haunted walk of Kingston March 8 – 16 (7 pm). Take a guided stroll through Kingston and learn about the spooky history and stories about each location (hotels, courtyards, and burial grounds). See more details on their website.


Kingston Trolley Tour


209 Ontario St.

Enjoy a one-hour guided trolley tour (no stops) through downtown Kingston covering all of the city’s historic old town and downtown shopping district. Tours begin from 209 Ontario St. on March 16 and 17 at 11 am and 1 pm. See ticket option on their website.


March Break Activities at The Rocking Horse

13. Activities at The Rocking Horse

193 Princess St.

Enjoy some family fun at The Rocking Horse during March Break. Make a caterpillar suncatcher and collage at Crafty Craft (March 11), make gifts for your besties at Friendship Bracelet Making (March 13), and learn about growing/caring for plants and start growing your own at Get Growing (March 15). Each workshop is about 45 – 50 minutes. All supplies are provided. See their website for more details.