This Weekend in London

MARCH

The March Break may be ending, but you can finish it off with a bang! Lots going on in our beautifully muddy city this weekend, so get out and enjoy it!

LITTLE RAY’S REPTILE ZOO

March 18 to 21st, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo will be bringing their show to you at the Western Fair District. So many animals and critters, live shows and demos! Bring your animal enthusiast to see all of it, interact, and learn. Admission is $12.50, children under 2 are free. The doors open at 10:00am.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR

The Palace Theatre is bringing Beauty and the Beast Jr to the stage this week with LYTE (London Youth Theatre Education). Bring your children to the enjoy the magic of live theatre! Tickets are only $15 for adults, $5 for children and kids under 5 years old are free (in your lap). There are daily shows, buy your tickets early.

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

Did you know that the Mama’s and the Papa’s were only together for three years? The Grand Theatre has Dream a Little Dream onstage for their opening weekend and running until April 11.  It follows the rise and fall of the legendary 60′s musical group and perfectly captures the decade and excitement.

BLUE MAN GROUP

Their blue heads and feet may seem a bit odd, but this is a show that entertains everyone who sees it! For two nights only, the Blue Man Group are at the Budweiser Gardens and the second of those is tonight, Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

SUGAR BUSH

It’s a short season, so don’t miss it! There is only another week of the regular sugar bush season, though some sugar shacks are extending their season due to the weather. That maple syrup, maple sugar, maple sugar candies, and maple cookies are the best from the source!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Fun in London

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The weather is bitter, the snow is still coming, and March Break is coming up. If you are getting cabin fever and are looking for something to do with the kids, try bowling! A lot of the alleys in London these days are not like they were back when we were kids. You can easily jump from bowling to other fun activities – make a whole afternoon of it! This is great family fun for all ages.

BOLERAMA ROYALE

This is classic bowling at it’s best! Bowlerama offers great deals on games and shoe rentals, as well as Cosmic Bowling, darts, pool, and giant TVs to watch sports when you need a little distraction. They have active bowling leagues for juniors, seniors and adults if you discover that one of you has a talent for the sport! Bowlerama is located on Dundas Street east, between Clarke Road and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

FLEETWAY

Fleetway has everything! Five and ten pin bowling, 18 holes of glow golf, a 40 foot rock climbing wall, Playdium Lite games room, and 14 billiard tables. And DAIRY QUEEN, which just seals the deal, doesn’t it? They have great rates and March Break specials happening all week. At Fleetway, they strive to be inclusive and accessible for all guests. If someone in your family has special needs that aren’t being met be sure to check in with staff to see how they can accommodate you. Their facility is fully wheelchair accessible, including the glow golf and bowling lanes (but not rock climbing – those wheels need to stay on the ground!). Fleetway is an alcohol-free facility. Fleetway is located on Proudfoot Lane, just east of the Oxford and Wonderland intersection.

PALASAD

Palasad has two locations: south by Wonderland and Southdale Roads and north at Oxford and Adelaide. You can choose from ten pin bowling, billiards, ping pong, karaoke, arcade, and even laser tag at the south location. Palasad is also known for it’s restaurant with the wood-fired thin crust pizza, so come hungry. With their large selection of domestic and craft beers on tap, as well as imported and Ontario wines, you may want to leave the kids at home and make this a date night venue instead! Palasad also has special rates for all of March Break.

 

Sugar Bush Season

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Oh, sweet maple sugar, it’s almost March! And with March brings the sugar snow and the flow of sap through the maple trees. If you are keen to take your family to a Sugar Bush for this truly Canadian experience, here are some of the popular ones in our area:

CRINKLAW MAPLE SYRUP

Crinklaw’s Sugar House is open MARCH 8 through APRIL 11, Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm. They are in London, just south of the 402. For directions, see HERE.

FORT ROSE MAPLE COMPANY

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March Break Activities

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It’s over a month away, but if you’re looking for daytime activities to keep your children busy, here are some of the daycamps that are happening. Registration is currently happening, so do not wait long.

MUSEUM LONDON

Green is Golden: the focus for the week will be on the environment and will be explored through a variety of mediums. The cost is $200/week. Register online HERE.

BOLER MOUNTAIN

Two-hour lessons for each of the five days for skiers ages 6-8 and 9-15, and snowboarders ages 7-10, 11-15. Lessons alone are $150/week; lessons and lift are $240/week; lessons, lift, and rental are $325/week. The rentals and lift tickets are valid for 6 hours. Supervision is only provided during the lesson.

GYM WORLD

Gym World is offering both half-day and full-day options for the week, as well as individual day or half-day options for individual days. Prices range from $30 for one half day to $230 for the full week. There is also before and after care options and pizza lunch option on Friday. Camp is for children 5 years of age and up. For more information or to register, see HERE.   Continue reading