This Weekend in London

MARCH

Spring is here, Easter is around the corner, roadkill is gracing the main roads, and life in this gorgeous city is becoming a bit more bearable. If you would like to get out of your house and shake off some of this cabin fever, here is what London has to offer you:

SUGAR BUSH

It’s the last weekend for many of the sugar shacks in the London area. If you haven’t yet had your maple fix, get on out there and enjoy it. The maple season only happens once per year, but you can buy local maple products throughout the year at local markets and even many grocery stores. Be sure to either stock up or read the labels so that you’re supporting our fabulous local maple farms.

FAMILY FAVOURITES

Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel is going to be playing at Silver City Theatre in Masonville at 11:00am this Saturday, March 28. Admission is only $2.99 per person, no matter your age! If Alvin is a little too squeaky for you, Silver City and most other local theatres are playing Cinderella, the new animated movie Home, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, or Insurgent for the older kids. If you received a Cineplex Holiday gift card and it came with coupons, those coupons expire at the end of the month, so go use them while you can!

BOLER MOUNTAIN

The season is almost over at Boler Mountain, but weather permitting the slopes will be open this weekend for tubing from noon to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday, for skiing or snowboarding from 9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm Sunday. Go enjoy the snow before it’s gone!

ESCAPE ROOMS

Don’t be scared! And don’t put it off too long or you’ll be disappointed. If your interest was piqued about the escape rooms, book one now for this weekend and have a solid hour where you definitely won’t be thinking about the kids.

BUDWEISER GARDENS

It’s time for the OHL Western Conference Quarter Final. Games one and two are this weekend at the Bud Gardens with the London Knights. They are playing against the Kitchener Rangers Friday night at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm. There are limited tickets available, so snag some quickly!

 

Escape Rooms

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There is a new craze that has hit London this winter and it’s one that you should definitely take part in: Escape Rooms! The premise is simple: you and your friends are locked in a room; the clock starts counting down and you have to use the clues and materials in front of you to find your way out of the room. Sounds like a pretty simple thing to do, but it’s not! These rooms will challenge your wit, your problem solving, your team work skills and your ability to think under pressure! They make for a fantastic double date, girls night out, or birthday/bachelorette/pre-baby/post-baby-first-night-out/just-get-me-away-from-these-kids night out. You will laugh, you will groan, you will throw your hands up in frustration – but will you escape? Only time will tell!

ESCAPE

Escape has four themed rooms to trap and intrigue you. Fall down the rabbit hole, get flipped, get lost, or face the inevitable – it’s going to be hard to get out! The rooms accommodate 2-8 people and have varying levels of difficulty depending on just how clever you think you really are. Work together, keep a clear head, and you just might get out before the timer goes off!

COST: $23.95-$28.95/person depending on group size and day of visit. Birthday players are free!

Book online or by phone. Walk-ins welcome when rooms are available.

Recommended 12+ (under 15yo requires an adult to play along)

EXODUS

Exodus has two room layouts – The Den of Deceit and Gemini I & II – and another room soon to come. So far, no one has made it through the Gemini room on the first try and only one team has made it through the Den. Intrigued? These rooms accommodate 2-8 people (larger groups can be split into two and each do a Gemini room at the same time) and you are given one hour to escape. The time will fly by,so think fast, work together and be the team to get your picture on the wall of fame!

COST: $25/person. If you are celebrating a birthday, the birthday person gets in free!

If you are one of the groups that didn’t make it through the first time and are dying to get it right, you can return for half price to redeem yourself.

Book online or by phone.

Recommended 16+

MYSTERY ESCAPE ROOMS

Mystery Escape Rooms have 5 different rooms to choose from and stories to get you in the right mindset for the game. Depending on the room you choose, they can accommodate groups of 2-16 people at a time and have between 45 minutes and one hour to escape.

COST: $25/person ($28 for the mansion). Discounts for students, and for ‘liking’ and ‘checking in’ with them on Facebook.

Book online, by phone, or via email.

Recommended 16+