March Break Activities in the Kawarthas

by Nicole Rogerson, Marketing Manager

March Break is right around the corner! We’ve got lots planned here at Viamede as part of our March Break experience, but if you’re looking to venture out into the local area there are plenty more sights and experiences to be had. Here are five things to do and see in the Kawarthas.

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Free Thursday Nights at the Canadian Canoe Museum

Thursdays, 5-8 PM

The Canadian Canoe Museum opens its doors for free admission on Thursday evenings. This national heritage centre explores the canoe’s significance in Canada through interactive galleries and displays.

https://canoemuseum.ca

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Dinosaur Exhibit 2019

March 10-13, 10 AM – 5 PM

The Indian River Reptile Zoo will be holding a dinosaur exhibit with over 24 animatronic dinosaurs that move and roar! There will be plenty of other activities and fun for the kids. You can save $5 on admission by bringing a drawing of your favourite dinosaur.

https://thekawarthas.ca/event/dinosaur-exhibit-2019

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Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show

March 10, 2 PM

A show that combines magic, music, comedy, and gets the audience involved in clean entertainment.

https://academytheatre.ca/events/brent-and-sarahs-comedy-magic-show/

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Buckhorn Maplefest 2019

March 16-17, 9:30 AM – 4 PM

The McLean’s annual Maplefest provides fun for the whole family with wagon rides, pancakes drizzled in fresh maple syrup, and learning how syrup is made.

http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/maplefest/

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Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival & Sale

March 16, 10 AM – 4 PM

Check out a variety of vendors and handmade goods at the 9th annual Fibre Arts Festival & Sale. The entry fee is $5 and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

https://www.facebook.com/events/364920594063596/


What’s On this March Break

by Ben Samann, General Manager

One of our core principles here is that parents are happiest when the kids are tired out, and kids are happiest when they get to run free without parental supervision (staff supervision provided!).

Welcome to March Break at Viamede.

As always, we don’t really know what the weather will bring in March; we may be skating on the lake in a blizzard, or the first of the flowers may be coming up already. Either way, we’re ready with a week full of weather-proof programming for everyone. Daily supervised kids activities give parents some time off, and daily beer/wine/whiskey tastings help the adults unwind.

Take a look at our March Break activities:

2019 Viamede Resort March Break Schedule

And that’s just the stuff we’re helping you to do. Some guests like to make their own schedule and that’s okay too! We have nine (9) kilometres of hiking trails, and can even lend you one of our resort Goldens (Toby and Daisy) to bring along on your hike. Our indoor/outdoor pool is the perfect spot to relax or meet friends for an impromptu volleyball game.

Four images side by side that show a Foosball table overlooking Stoney Lake, two people sitting by a roaring fire with socks, a young boy tubing down a snow hill, and an indoor pool.

March Break is a special time at Viamede. It’s the last of winter, and the first of spring, and often an interesting mix of both. Snowmen and skating mix with sunny days and puddle jumping, and we’re ready for all of the above.

It’s a time for kids, and parents who want to be kids. We do what we can; our cooking classes are popular for everyone, and Bob the Gardener will be helping people get their gardens started. Kids can go home with their own plant and adults can learn how their hostas can do better.

We know that the key to happy parents is tired kids, so we always build in some time for kids to be kids: pool volleyball, cooking classes, gardening workshops, and even pizza and a movie night to give parents a quiet dinner to themselves.

Probably the most popular hangout, rain or shine, is 1885 – giant Scrabble, a large fireplace with cozy armchairs, and all-day snacks. The kids can play Foosball while the parents sip Scotch. Sit by the fire and play a board game, or challenge friends to a game of darts. Have another cappuccino and wait out the storm, or head out into the sunshine.


What’s On: Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

by Jill Persson

It seems like it’s been a long couple of weeks since the last three-day weekend, doesn’t it? Between back to school nuttiness, bosses coming back from vacation and the inevitable return to a faster pace, it doesn’t feel like we’ve had a minute to breathe!

So it’s perfect timing for a family- and food-filled long weekend with lots of down time. Personally, I love getting out in the community over Thanksgiving, because, frankly, there’s just so much to do! The Kawarthas are just beautiful in the fall, and with harvest season in full swing, there is no end to the festivals and activities one can get up to.

Whether you’re hosting at home and need an excuse to get out of the house, or you’re staying at Viamede and want to explore, here is my round-up of the BEST things to do in the Kawarthas this weekend:

MUSIC

Walk the Line – Johnny Cash Tribute, October 5, Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, Port Hope

Choir! Choir! Choir!, October 5, Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, Peterborough

Bowie Lives – David Bowie Tribute, October 6, Academy Theatre, Lindsay

Steve Hill, October 6, Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, Peterborough

FAMILY

Fenelon Falls Turkey Trot, October 6, Fenelon Falls

Runway Funday, October 6, Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport, Lindsay

Pumpkin Festival at Buckhorn Berry Farm, October 6-7, Buckhorn Berry Farm, Buckhorn

Norwood Fall Fair, October 6-8, Norwood

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Victoria County Studio Tour, October 6-7, Kawartha Lakes

Haliburton County Studio Tour, October 6-7, Haliburton

Harvest Craft Show, October 6-8, Buckhorn Community Centre, Buckhorn