Affordable March Break ideas

It’s the time of the year when parents get a little nervous.

A whole week of trying to keep their kids entertained while they’re on March Break.

But never fear, reinforcements are in sight. Many community centres and other attractions are holding camps and other events to keep kids entertain while on the break.

“I’m having a hard time finding things to do with them, especially when I’’m on a tight budget,” says Stephaine Corringham, a local mother of three.

Corringham is a student and young Scarborough mother who is desperately searching for some form of entertainment over the March Break.

“I try to make up things to do at home with them, but it would be nice to have fun things that are close in the area that are cost effective‚”said Corringham.

Luckily for Corringham, places like the Chinese cultural centre are holding a March Break Kung Fu camp.

“It’s open to anybody for March Break‚ anyone can join‚” says Kevin Truong‚ who works at the camp.

The centre is also offering a Kung Fu Camp from March 10-14. The program is suggested for ages 5-12, and will cost $150, The centre will offer Kung Fu in the morning and Mandarin and Chinese cultural lessons in the afternoon.

Also‚ if you register before Feb. 29‚ there is an additional 10% discount.

In honor of the Chinese New Year and the year of the frog‚ the Toronto Zoo is celebrating from March 7-9 with their special ‘Frogzibitz’ event, intended to raise awareness about the extinction crisis that frogs are facing.

Visitors will also learn about the lifestyle of frogs and how to make a frog call.

The Malvern Family Resource Centre is running its own March Break camp from March 10-14.

Participants will participate in crafts and will go on two outings, one to the movies and also to a magic show. The suggested ages are 6-12 and is $55 for the week. Registration has already started, for more information call (416) 281-1376, or visit 1321 Neilson Rd.