Weekend Fun Guide (March 29-31 2013)

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Enjoy the Holiday weekend with your friends and family as you prepare for the Easter Bunny to make his chocolate deliveries.  There are still many Maple Syrup Festivals taking place as well as lots of Easter themed Activities.  For a full list of Easter Fun click here or check out our Weekend Fun Guide Below.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Easter!

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Dogs love Easter too!!  Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs brought to you by National Service Dogs –  This event is held on Good Friday!  Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a Milk-Bone treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes.  This special event is being held in BarrieBramptonGuelphKitchenerLondonOakvilleSt. Catharines, and Windsor

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Check out Maple Syrup Festivals in your area here and read about our day out at one of our local Maple Syrup Festivals

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Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms – Fun for the whole family including a candy hunt every Hour, magic shows, wagon rides, animals, trike track, jumping castle and food!

Brampton

Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals

Buckhorn

Maplefest (Weekends March 16th-31st) @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes.

Blue Mountain

Easter @ Blue – Send the kids on an EGG HUNT throughout the Village or perhaps try out an EGG DIVEat The Plunge! Aquatic Centre – or do them both! Lots on the go including Horse & Wagon rides 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, The Woodlot Low Ropes courseand of course 40 shops & restaurants to explore.

Burlington

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – (Weekends in March and March Break) Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.

Campbellville

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily until April 7th – The fun includes: Sweet Water Demonstrations, Taste complimentary samples of cornbread dripping with pure maple syrup, Taffy on Snow and Maple Syrup tastings, Explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed Longhouses, Fun for Kids – FREE Craft Making and Discovery Hunt with Prizes and more.

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MapleTowne @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Cumberland

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Edwards

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 7th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

Ipperwash

Maple Syrup Festival @ Williamson’s Farms (Weekends of March 23rd and 30th) – It’s that time of year again – time for Maple Syrup! As Mother Nature brings spring our way, we head to the bush with all the equipment we need to make some Maple Syrup. Our annual Maple Syrup Festival is coming up on March 23rd and 24th and March 30th and 31st. Stop in at the farm during these four days for great samples of all our maple products and tours of how it’s made. Don’t forget to visit Silver Birches Campground for a great pancake breakfast made for you by the Kiwanis Club of Forest! Email or call us for more info

Kingston

Maple Madness @ Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (March 9th – 31st) – March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Take a tractor-drawn wagon back to our sugar bush to see how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how we make it now. Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup and buy some maple syrup or sugar to take home. The sugar bush is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the Maple Madness program. Be sure to check out some of our special activities like puppet shows, sugar bush demonstrations, our annual Bake Sale and Olde Thyme Sugar Bush Chores

Kingsville

Good Friday @ Colasanti’s – There will be an Easter Scavenger hunt where all children 12 and under will receive prizes and there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny!  For an additional cost you can partake in teh lunch buffet and buy an all day ride pass.

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London

Easter Egg Hunt – Celebrate Easter with your family at Citi Plaza’s FREE Easter Hunt in the City! Meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter scavenger hunt with 8 stations around Citi Plaza. Collect all 8 stamps to receive an Easter goody bag! There will be Easter crafts, music, prizes, discounts and more! Donations for the local food bank will also be accepted.

Muskoka

Easter Egg Hunt @ The Muskoka Heritage Place.  Main gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. the entire event lasts one hour. Free admission.

Oshawa

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza @ Oshawa Airport – Oshawa Airport Lions Host their annual Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza! Gates open at 12 sharp, $10 donation/family, Easter bunny lands at 1pm. Easter egg hunt to follow. Free pictures with the Easter bunny! Pony rides, enchanted castle and food available for purchase. $3/pizza slice & drink. For safety reasons, please absolutely no bags, baskets or containers allowed on airport property!!

Ottawa

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

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Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Thorndale

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush (weekends in March and March Break) – Enjoy guided tours, demonstrations and displays. Sample Maple syrup and other Maple Products and visit the Sugar Shack. We provide a complete maple syrup tour, starting with the methods used by the natives to the modern day evaporator.

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Toronto

Easter “Egg” Stravaganza @ Toronto Zoo -Hop along the Zoo trails and follow the clues to some of our featured furry and feathered family. Don’t forget to take in one of our many Daily Keeper Talks and drop by the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage to pose with our two Giant Panda Mascots-Er Shun and Da Mao-who will be dressed in their Easter best! Plus, what’s Easter without eggs? Visit one of our egg-ceptional Volunteer stations to discover the amazing array of unconventional eggs found in the animal kingdom

One of a Kind Show @ Direct Energy Centre – One of the most anticipated spring shows is back.  This unique craft shows features tons of one-of-a-kind fashions, accessories, housewares, art, designs and gifts.   Maybe you can find that one of a kind thing you’ve been looking for.

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Welland

Easter Family Fun for FREE @ Welland Community Wellness Complex – The fun will include: Easter Bunny Life Size Colouring, Jelly Bean Contest, Treats/Bouncers,  Wii Sports,  Crafts,  Fun Games,  Balloon Animals,  Clowns  and Movie in the Theatre

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

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