Spring may still be a ways off, but Spring Break is nearly here. Check out our family-friendly five—these events will help kids stay entertained and occupied until school goes back on April 2.
Hold the Banana Phone! Raffi is coming to the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Saturday, March 23. The show begins at 2 p.m.. For tickets, check out the Epcor Centre’s site.
2. How to Make A Monster
The interactive exhibit continues at Telus Spark until Canada Day, but parents might not be able to wait that long. Kids can learn about animatronics and movie-making.
For more on the exhibition, see the article we ran when the exhibition opened. Telus Spark is also home to the Creative Kids Museum, so there is plenty to do even if you don’t create a monster.
3. ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen
The Spring Break Cooking Camp for kids is aimed at those budding chefs between the ages of nine and 11. This is hands-on learning runs March 25 – 28, and kids get the added bonus of eating what they cook at the end of the day.
Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and that late-afternoon snack might buy harried parents a little time before dinner has to be on the table. Then again, the kids will have a new recipe, so let them cook the meal.
The fee is $250. The Blue Flame Kitchen is at 909 11 Ave. S.W., so parents who work downtown can easily drop the kids off on the way to the office.
4. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Calgary Public Library is doing its bit to keep kids entertained. It is offering a free screening of The Pirates! Band of Misfits. The goofy comedy goes Wednesday March 27 at the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Library. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m.
Kids will love the comedy. Parents can be lulled by the soothing tones of Hugh Grant, who voices The Pirate Captain. Check out the trailer above to get a sense of what to expect.
For a complete list of Spring Break events at all library branches , check out the CPL website.
5. City of Calgary Spring Camps
Spring Break is a great time for kids to get back to nature. This year, in addition to its programs at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, the city is offering day camps at Ralph Klein Park.
The sessions run Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The fee is $180 and pre- and post-program childcare is available for $15 a pop.
For more information and to register, click here.
1. Cardel Place Programs
Registration for the Spring/Summer programs opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26. You can line up to register in person (Cardel Place is at 11950 Country Village Link N.E.) or you can turn on the computer and register online.
The program guide is on the Cardel Place website if you want to do a little research.
2. Thomas the Tank Engine at Heritage Park
That expressive train makes his annual visit to Heritage Park on May 4 and 5 as well as May 11 and 12.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.