The dip in the dollar doesn’t mean you have to spend your March Break moping around. There are lots of amazing things to see and do close to home, without the packing and the planning and the hours and hours spent listening to “Are we there yet”. Check out these 5 tips for making the most of March Break (without breaking the bank).
1 – Take weather out of the equation and plan to take it inside for a day or two. We have had bit of a crazy winter this year with everything from huge snow storms to days you can go out in a t-shirt. It is hard to predict what the weather will be like for March Break this year. Think museums, galleries, even the science centre – and give your kids an incredible experience without even leaving the GTA. Whatever gets kids excited for, there’s a gallery or and exhibit that can transport them to their happy place. Now that’s worth the price of admission.
2 – Plan a day trip. Whether you want to hip the slopes with your family, visit a local region of interest (Hello Niagara wine country), visit friends and relatives or just go exploring, there are lots of nearby destinations that don’t require an overnight stay.
- Tip: If you have family members who are motion sensitive, GravolTMQuick Dissolve Chewables (available for kids and adults) are an effective and convenient option to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness, so you can get there more comfortably and with less worry. (Just don’t take them if you are the driver as they may cause cause drowsiness).
3 – Get lost in an epic story. Binge watching is all the rage, but why not treat your kids to a little binge reading. Maybe it’s a wizard with glasses, maybe it’s time to share a wizard with glasses and a lightening bolt scar, maybe it’s a little guy with big feet and a magic ring, or maybe it’s 35 installments of 2 kids and a tree house under a spell. There’s no better way to get lost than in a story. So make a fort with some pillows and some blankets, grab a snack and settle in for a story they’ll treasure for a lifetime.
4 – Give your kids the red carpet experience. Grab everything you need to be your own glam squad and be ready to show off your talent. Grab those nail polishes, make-up powders, sparkle eye shadows and styling tools. Get the kids all ready for their big debut then mark off a stage and let the performance being.
- Tip: For hair with extra oomph try Dry Shampoo like BatisteTM! It’s perfect to use between washes, easy to use and is amazing for adding extra volume for updos.
5 – Try new recipes. If you’re like me and find that cooking and baking is like a little vacation right in your kitchen,the March break is the perfect time to try out a new recipe you or your kids wanted to try. Whether it’s a batch of cookies – or a yummy stew – take advantage of your time. Looking for inspiration, head on over to our recipe page for lots of family friendly meal and baking ideas!
Bonus Tip: Go outside. If you have a case of pyjamas at noon or are battling the epic March Break Meltdown, heading out for a family walk, a skate at a local rink or heading out to the back yard to burn off some energy is a great way to reset the family and get ready for the next adventure.
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What are your favourite staycation ideas?