15 Mar Durham March Break Programming
Durham region provides a wealth of activities for children and youth at any time of the year, and March Break is no different. From countless trails and parks, to lengthy library programming, there is something for everyone.
When I was young, March Break always meant camp. While camp is a wonderful way to spend March Break, and is probably a top choice along with traveling, it is only one of MANY ways to enjoy the break to the fullest. For individuals like my brother, a “stay-cation” may be a much more appealing option. My brother would gladly send me off to camp each year and get started on his own list of fun for the week with local friends.
Here is a tribute to my brother: 5 ways to spend March Break in Durham other than camp!
1- Play Sports
Road hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse… gear up and get outside! Being active is so important and March Break is a perfect chance to make up for any lost time. You can make teams and play tournaments with your friends!
2- Public Skating
I grew up skating and it holds a dear place in my heart. Every year I scout out opportunities to go public/free skating. One particular opportunity is a Free Intergenerational Skate March 18 at Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby. Also on March 18, is a Community Skate at the South Courtice Arena.
3- Public Swimming
Who doesn’t love swimming? There has always been something special about swimming indoors on a cold day.
Here is a link to a blog for parents that summarizes swimming and skating schedules for the Break in Durham.
4- Go to the Library
If you aren’t a person who loves getting lost in “the stacks,” there is plenty of fun programming at our local libraries. I have created links to each library- be sure to check out their March Break offerings! Shout out to the Whitby Library, featured on our blog only a short time ago. In case you missed it: click here.
This link will give you a look at some of the nicest trails that Durham has to offer. It is produced by students at University of Ontario Institute of Technology (my alma mater!)
However you prefer to spend your Break, have some fun while you are at it! Durham truly is a beautiful Region.
Deanna Williams, OCT