15 Spring Break activities for kids in Vancouver

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Wondering how to keep your little monsters busy during Spring Break? Here’s some ideas to keep them occupied – and keep you sane – from March 14 to 27.

Science World Spring Lab

  • What: Science it up at Spring Lab, Science World’s annual Spring Break event for kids of all ages. This year, the exhibition explores the mysterious world of puzzles and illusions.
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 12–28

CSI Kids Camp

  • What: Calling all budding crime scene investigators! At these one or three-day camps, kids aged 7-13 years old can try their hand at crime solving and forensic investigation.
  • Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 16-18, March 22-24

Go, Dog. Go!

  • What: The classic children’s book brought to the stage. See these lovable dogs go snorkelling, howl at the moon and ride a ferris wheel. For kids aged three to eight.
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: Until March 20

UBC Spring Camps

  • What: A huge range of adventure, arts and sports Spring Break camps for kids and teens, offering everything from lazer tag, glee club, and even babysitters’ training.
  • Where: Various locations around UBC and Vancouver
  • When: March 14-27

Mini Kidz Zone

  • What: An activity gym for toddlers and kids up to 12 years old – includes a bouncy castle, 18 foot wave slide and pedal cars.
  • Where: King George Secondary School – 1755 Barclay Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 15-24

Dance Co Classes

  • What: A range of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro, musical theatre, contemporary/lyrical and improvisation classes for kids aged five and up, and teens.
  • Where: Dance Co – 154-4255 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 14-27

Art Gallery MashUp

  • What: Sketching sessions, art hunts and guided hands-on masterpiece making at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Weekly Family Programs MashUp.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 14-18

Circus West Camp

  • What: Over five days, kids aged 7-14 years old learn unicycle, juggling, trapeze, trampoline, acrobatics – then show off their new tricks in a show for friends and family.
  • Where: West Performing Arts Society – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 14-18

VPL Spring Break Series

  • What: An enormous selection of activities for school age kids at Vancouver Public Library, including film screenings, Lego block parties and spooky storytelling.
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – various libraries across Vancouver
  • When: March 14-27

Family Pi Day

  • What: A celebration of math, pi, and pie on the special day of your favourite math constant: 3.14. Includes pied pipers, pi parades, and of course lots of delicious pie!
  • Where: HR MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 14

YMCA Spring Camps

  • What: A range of day camps for junior explorers aged five to 12, full of physical activities, arts, crafts, games and sports. A leadership camp for teens is also available.
  • Where: Various YMCA locations across Vancouver
  • When: March 14-24

Vancouver Giants

  • What: Take your little ones to see the Giants take on the Kelowna Rockets on Fan Appreciation Night. It’s also Unused Season Ticket Night, so you can spread the hockey love.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – 100 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 18

Beaty Biodiversity Workshops

  • What: Become a biodiversity pro with a different family activity every day. Try your hand at building bat boxes, imagine life in an insect colony or just have fun poking ponds.
  • Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • When: March 12-27

Granville Island Kids Market

  • What: Free craftmaking using recycled materials, sponsored by Urban Source, sand art sessions in the party room, and balloon twisting with Jack and Rusty.
  • Where: Granville Island Kids Market – 1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 12-24

Spring AquaCamps

  • What: Week-long camps at Vancouver Aquarium for kids aged four to 12, where your mini marine biologists can learn about exotic animals, life cycles and ecosystems.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • When: March 14-18, March 21-24

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