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Explore Evergreen Brick Works this March Break

Check out these five ideas for fun and free activities you can do this March Break.

People walking across the bridges on the quarry in front of Evergreen Brick Works. Image: Henry VanderSpek
Image: Henry VanderSpek

Published on March 01, 2018

March Break is the perfect time to reconnect with your family after a busy winter season. Take the week to explore Evergreen Brick Works, from nature trails to art exhibits. To help inspire your March Break plans, we’ve compiled a list of five fun and free activities for your family to enjoy from March 12 to March 18.

Children walking along a snowy path.

Do a self-led scavenger hunt

If this is your first or second time to the site, our family scavenger hunt is a great way to familiarize yourself with all the things you can see here. Not only does it guide you through the notable places within Evergreen Brick Works, but it’s a fun way to connect with nature and learn about the site at the same time.

Suggested ages: 3-6 & 7-10

Bike through the Don Valley

With the weather getting warmer, take to the trails and see Toronto’s ravines as they begin to bud. There are many different routes for all experience levels you can take to Evergreen Brick Works. Check out our biking page for more information on trails. Plus, once you’re here, you and the family can reward yourselves with a hot chocolate from Café Belong.

Suggested ages: 8+

View original artwork from Barbara Reid’s latest book

Award-winning and beloved Canadian children’s author Barbara Reid launches her new book Picture the Sky this month with a display of original artwork in the Young Welcome Centre. Known for her plasticine illustrations, the display will be a hit amongst children and children at heart.

Suggested ages: 3-12

Explore nature trails around the Quarry

Stretch your legs and explore the trails that wind around the quarry. Search for signs of animal life and keep your eye to the sky for feathered friends. Recently we’ve seen Red-Tailed Hawks and Barred Owls patrolling the park for prey! 

Suggested ages: 5+

Take part in Seedy Sunday on March 18

If your family is feeling restless after a week off from school, bring them to Seedy Sunday and let them get their hands dirty! Our annual celebration of seeds and urban growing, Seedy Sunday will have activities for everyone, from our Worm Wranglers to seed-inspired activities in the Children’s Garden.

Suggested ages: 3+

While there is plenty to do here during March Break, please note that the Skating Rink is closed this winter as we redevelop our kiln building. Also, the Children’s Garden is closed to the public during the week of March 12–March 16 for March Break Camp.

To see everything happening at Evergreen Brick Works, visit our What’s On calendar for upcoming events and activities!