This Weekend in London


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!








Birthday Parties at Home


Birthday parties have come a long way since we were children. There was a time when home parties were the only option – Musical Chairs, Pass the Parcel, and that poor donkey who had lost his tail. The times have changed! No longer are the parents responsible for doing all of the work. Make a call, tidy up your home, get a cake, and let these folks do the rest!


If your birthday boy or girl is a big fan of Super Heroes, then bring on the A1 Hero team! They have multiple party options for most of their themes: Star Warriors, Amazing Spider Superhero, the Avenging Superheroes, the Bat superhero, the Ninja Turtles superheroes, and the Man of Steel. Your child will believe their favourite hero is right there in their home! With scripts and activities, these superheroes will rock your party. See HERE for more information.


This is classic entertainment at it’s best! Balloon sculpting, face painting, glitter tattoos, dress up, magic shows, popcorn, cotton candy, crafts, pirates, princesses and whatever else you can imagine! With multiple party packages and options to choose from, these parties cater to all ages and all sizes of groups. See HERE for more information.


What could be better than a zoo brought to you? Little Ray’s will combine education and fun with their collection of animals for your guests to learn about and interact with. Their parties can be done inside or outside (under certain conditions) and can accommodate any sized group. See HERE for more information.


Is there anything better than some hands-on, crazy, fun learning? Mad Science brings the lab to you with five birthday party topics and three party packages. They cater to children ages 5 to 12 and guests will get to take home some science fun when they leave the party. There is no limit to the number of kids you have at your party, they just need to know in advance so that they can bring enough supplies! See HERE for more information.


My Perfect Princess Party has so many options for your birthday girl or boy! They have parties with all of the most popular princesses – including Anna and Elsa! – as well as Tinkerbell, Draculaura from Monster High, and even a Pop Star Dance Party option! These parties are great for children 3 to 11 and can accommodate any number of guests. See HERE for more information.


What could be sweeter than a cupcake mani/pedi, a sparkle tattoo and a lot of fun? The ladies at Pampered Soles bring the spa to your house with three party packages to choose from. The parties are for up to 6 guests with the option of adding more children for an additional charge. This is the perfect addition to a slumber party or a party for older children. See HERE for more information.


If your goal is to wow and amaze your party guests, then Ricky Magic is where it’s at! Ricky has four magical party options to choose from, beginning with the basic 35 minute engaging magic show, the 45 minute show where your child (sort of!) disappears, the 60 minute show that has your child levitating and a magical bunny appears, or the whole 90 minute enchilada! See HERE for more information.


This Weekend in London


The weather is finally shifting, can you feel it? If that doesn’t inspire you to get out of your house, I don’t know what will!


London is so fortunate to be surrounded by delicious seasonal sugar bush farms. Pack up the fam and head out to enjoy this truly Canadian treat! For a full list of nearby locations and when they are open, see HERE.


Rev up your engines and head on over to the Budweiser Gardens for Monster Jam! This is the only event happening at the Bud this weekend, with shows Saturday and Sunday. See HERE for more information.


H.B. Beal Secondary School is holding their first annual Raider Robotics Science Expo, geared towards children ages 4 -13. There will be science demonstrations, robot displays, reptiles, and more! Entry is by donation or canned good. The event runs from 12:00noon to 2:00pm at Beal.


Boler is still open for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing this weekend! They’re open Saturday 9:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday 9:00am to 7:00pm for skiing and snowboarding, Saturday 11:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am to 6:00pm for tubing.


The Children’s Museum is full of fun this weekend with so many exciting activities for kids! On Saturday, they have the ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) dogs to talk to families about adopting and caring for new pets, a Chronic Pain Management Workshop for kids presented by The Arthritis Society, a dance performance by the Dance Essence dance troupe, star shows, magnet experiments, and fun art opportunities. On Sunday, the St John Ambulance Therapy Dogs will be there to give information on their program and let you meet the dogs!