8 Fun Things to Do in Kingston on March Break

By Jordan Whitehouse

From launching yourself down a 100-foot waterslide to getting crafty at an arts camp, there are tons of things to do for the young and the young at heart. Here are 8 of them.  

Places to Go

9 Fun Things to do in Kingston on March Break

Ambassador Hotel Waterpark

1550 Princess Street

Kingston’s largest indoor waterpark is always a March Break hotspot in the city. Kids will love the 100-foot waterslide and interactive splash pad. Adults will appreciate the relaxing vibes of the hot tub, steam room and dry sauna. 
Open daily 8 am – 11 pm.
Waterslide open daily 9 am – 10 pm.
Adult Swim (18+) 10 pm – 11 pm.

Note: Pool and slide is only available to overnight hotel guests during March Break
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9 Fun Things to do in Kingston on March Break

Maple Madness

1641 Perth Road, Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

It’s maple syrup season, and at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, just 15 minutes from downtown, you’ll be able to go mad for the stuff all March Break. Daily events include wagon rides to the sugar bush, tree tapping, maple taffy demos, pancakes and more. Maple Madness runs March 9 – 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31.
Sugar bush open 9 am – 4 pm (the last wagon ride to the bus leaves at 3 pm)
$15/per vehicle (carpooling encouraged!)

Public Skating

Besides Springer Market Square, you’ll have three arenas to lace up during March Break: INVISTA Centre (various times all Break); Centre 70 on Tuesday and Thursday (4 pm – 4:50 pm) and Friday (7 pm – 8:45 pm); and the Memorial Centre on Sunday March 10 and 17 (12 pm – 1:45 pm) and Wednesday (5 pm – 5:50 pm).
Drop-in rates apply.  

Kingston Museums Scavenger Hunt

Various Kingston Museums

The Kingston Association of Museums is organizing a fun, family-friendly and FREE scavenger hunt event this March Break. From Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17, clues will be posted on social media and participants can search for items at local museums, art galleries, and historical sites across the Limestone City.

The Original Hockey Hall of Fame

INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road

Opened in 1943, this small but impressive museum is Canada’s oldest sports hall of fame. You’ll find here hockey’s oldest puck, jersey and Olympic gold medal, as well as Wayne Gretzky’s rookie jersey and the original Calder Cup trophy.
Open Thursday – Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm.
Free.

Kids Camps

Crafts

Modern Movers and Makers

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue

Queen’s University’s public art museum is back with its special March Break art camp. Children ages 6–12 will learn all about form, colour, and techniques of modern art. Lead by artist Ella Gonzales
Register now for individual days or a full week. $55/day. $260/week.

Events

9 Fun Things to do in Kingston on March Break

Kingston Frontenacs Games

1 The Tragically Hip Way, Leon’s Centre

The Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs are in town twice over March Break. Don your yellow and black and see them light it up at home at the Leon’s Centre. First, the Oshawa 67s come to town on March 8, then it’s the Oshawa Generals on the 15th.
March 8, 7 pm
March 15, 7 pm
$13.79 – $27.34

9 Fun Things to do in Kingston on March Break

The Tett Kids Creativity Club

370 King Street West

This Saturday morning drop-in art program at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is for kids aged 4 – 10 and their parents. Donate $2 – $5, and you’ll get a variety of hands-on, creative arts activities that vary week to week. Sessions are led by a different local artist each month. $2 – $5.
March 9, 10 am – 12 pm
March 16, 10 am – 12 pm