If you’ve got free time coming up for this March Break, Mississauga has everything you need for a fun and easy family getaway. Whether you have a day or a week to spend, there are enough events, activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained.

Here are some of the best ways to make the most of your March Break staycation in Mississauga.

Try some delicious delights

Mississauga has over 1,200 restaurants to choose from, so here are a few local favourites to get you started:

  • For a casual and kid-friendly meal: Enjoy some Italian at Scaddabush or grab a burger at Gladiator Burger. 
  • For an incredible view: Cozy up at Snug Harbour and look out onto the lake while you eat. 
  • For food photographers: Indulge at the ultra-Instagrammable Miga Korean BBQ and make some fun family memories at the same time. 
  • For desserts: Find a wide variety of sweets like crepes, waffles, cakes and ice cream at Demetres.
  • For everyone: Head to The Food District for options from across the globe like La Carnita, Hattendo, MyMy Chicken and Uncle Tetsu! 

Challenge your family to some friendly fun

If your family enjoys some adrenaline-fueled competition, be sure to visit K1 Speed and Rec Room. Race against each other on the thrilling go-kart tracks at K1 Speed, or challenge one another to arcade games and activities at Rec Room. Whether it’s tearing up the track or vying for high scores, there’s plenty of fun for everyone to enjoy! 

Reach new heights

Amp up the fun at HUB Climbing! An enormous clilmbing gym with walls for all skill levels and ages, featuring a one-of-a-kind experience in the GTA, Adventure HUB. More than just a climbing center, it’s an electrifying arena where thrill-seeking kids ages 4 and up, can unleash their inner explorer. Get ready to scale new heights and conquer exciting challenges like never before!

Explore a prehistoric world

Step into a world millions of years in the making at Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Experience the awe-inspiring wonders of dinosaurs as they roam once again through immersive displays and lifelike exhibits. Get up close and personal with these prehistoric giants and embark on a journey through time like never before.

Treat yourselves at Square One

Take advantage of one of Ontario’s best shopping centres to update your wardrobe or pick up some gifts. With over 300 shops, you can spend the day searching for the perfect ‘fit and still have more stores to explore afterward.

Enjoy the outdoors

No winter staycation is complete without a trip to the nearby Celebration Square. Weather permitting, you can rent some skates and glide around the outdoor rink. Kariya Park, a short walk away, is a great alternative to rest in a scenic setting while getting some fresh air. 

For longer outdoor excursions, walk the paths at Port Credit Memorial Park to appreciate the waterfront views of the Credit River. Bonus: there’s a playground and skate park on-site.  

Capture some creative, picture-perfect memories

What better time to pose for some family photos – even if it’s DIY? Take a tour of the public art and match the Contemplating Child’s pose, or snap a shot with Pine Santuary as your backdrop. 

Add a special outing to your staycation schedule

Check out what’s on in Mississauga during March Break: 

  • March 9th – 17th: The Maple Magic Festival is Mississauga’s annual maple syrup festival that includes a variety of maple-themed activities for all ages. Learn about the Indigenous origins of the maple harvest, experience the process of making maple syrup, indulge in pancakes with real maple syrup, and enjoy crafts, games and guided tours of the site.
  • March 11th: Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breath-taking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia.  You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazing life-like dinosaurs and other creatures in a theatrical performance that thrills and entertains kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that forever connect them to their world.
  • March 13th: March Break Puppet Show: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is a puppet show the whole family will enjoy. 
  • March 14th: The Pack Drumline is a group of percussionists and dancers who have honed their craft through years of training and performance. Their unique blend of Southern Show Style Drumming with Intense Upbeat Choreography works to create a production both powerful and awe-inspiring.
  • March 16th: Celtic Roots features River North along with celebrated artists including fiddler Brigit O’Regan, with Percussionist/Bodhrán Player Jacob McCauley.

Planning an extended stay? The best hotels are just a click away

Make your staycation feel like a real vacation by booking a stay in Mississauga. Enjoy amenities like indoor pools, water slides, on-site restaurants and spas. Easily find the right hotel or motel for you with our directory.  

For even more March Break ideas and events, be sure to stay tuned to Visit Mississauga on Facebook and Instagram. 

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