March Break is fast approaching on the prairies, and you are going to need some cheap things to do with the kids for the week. I'm going to provide you with a comprehensive list of fun and exciting ideas for the kids that won't break the bank.
Assiniboine Park looks amazing and is absolutely free to get in. The Conservatory has rotating displays so you feel like it is Spring, even with snow on the ground outside. Located in Winnipeg, they have an all-year nature playground with tobogganing, basket swings and a large open space.
The Winnipeg Police Museum is awesome for your little police officer in training (or criminal in training, take your pick), with some awesome displays and free admission, including a real jail cell.
Chapters has some great Spring Break events on in most cities in Canada. I'm going to check out the Spring games and the Dr. Suess celebrations.
For only a toonie, you could see a matinee of a great kid's movie at Empire Theatre's three locations in Manitoba.
Go indoor mini golfing at the Golf Dome in Winnipeg and get a free round of golf when you buy one, with this coupon.
Clarion Hotel and Suites in Winnipeg has a super deal on two adjoining rooms and all of the following, all for only $369:
- Gift baskets for parents and children.
- 4 passes to Polo Park Bowling Centre.
- 4 tickets to the Manitoba Museum.
- 1 on-command in-room movie selection.
- Complimentary access to the Clarion’s Family Water Park.
- Complimentary parking.
- Late check out (1 p.m.).
The Regina Floral Conservatory is a great way to teach your kids about nature and it is free and open every day! Check out the Lil' Gardeners club, running on specific days throughout the Spring.
The University of Saskatchewan has free admission to Saturday night viewings at the Observatory. Use the super-large telescopes to find interesting objects in the sky.
If you'll be traveling on the STC this March Break, check out the discounted fares with up to 25% off.
For the active families, check out all the trails in Saskatchewan that offer free cross-country skiing!
For only $159, you can get a bus ride on the STC to Manitou Springs resort, (located near Watrous) one night's stay, free unlimited swimming, free hot breakfast, plus complimentary robes and a ride home.
And since you couldn't get the toonie deals at Empire in Saskatchewan, check out the toonie deals at Rainbow Cinemas on Tuesdays and the ever-cheap $3.50 matinee and $4 evenings on other days.