12 Free and Cheap Things to do in Brampton During March Break

March Break activities in Brampton will make grown-ups feel like kids again and kids feel like lil’ kings ‘n queens. There’s plenty going on in the city. Here’s a list that will maintain the fun factor all week long without breaking the bank.

The cheap stuff

1.Laser Tag and Mini Golf

Stop by Glow Zone 360 for some fun on their glow in the dark mini golf course or take on your friends in their giant laser tag arena. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility has free wifi too — you know, for posting all of your selfies. They’ll have extended hours and a pretty great deal too. Get one round of laser tag, one round of mini golf and a $5 arcade card for $14.99 a person — not bad for a few hours of fun.

2. Endless board games

House of Cards will be open all week throughout the day and in the evenings. Access to hundreds of popular board games for only $5 a person is a total steal. Their menu of snacks is also pretty moderately priced.

3. Trampolining

Aerosports Trampoline Park also has extended hours this March Break, and for $16 you can enjoy jumps, twirls and all sorts of acrobatics for 1 hour. Enjoy the trampolines, ball pit and the dodgeball zone.

4. Splatter painting

For $25 enjoy a workshop on how to artfully throw paint. Workshops are flexible and can be booked at any time. They’re perfect for all ages, kids, teens, seniors and the like. All supplies are included in the cost and you’ll leave with a beautiful piece of art too. More details here.

The free stuff

5. Arts, crafts and things at the Rose

Rose Theatre hosts March Break Kick Off on Monday the 13th at 2:00 p.m. The Rose is partnering with PAMA, Beaux-Arts Brampton, and Brampton Library for an afternoon of fun and free events. Face-painting, arts and crafts will take place at the Rose with the exception of a tour of the Beaux-Arts Gallery. There will also be a reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and if you wish you can stay for a screening of The Lorax movie at 3:30. The event is free, save for the movie. Tickets have to be pruchased for the screening.

6. Drum circles, Reptiia, yoga at PAMA

Over March Break PAMA will be having some quality programs that are included with admission. Children 0-5 years of age are always free at PAMA, and did you know you can borrow a family pass from your library and visit for free? If you don’t want to treck it to the library, they’ve got a pretty great deal going on right now on their admission. Events begin the weekend of the 11th all the way until Sunday the 19th. Drum circle, face painting, Reptilia, Family Yoga, Celtic knots and Irish music on Friday.

7. Free camps at Shoppers World

Shoppers World is hosting free camps with themes like Spy Camp and Wacky Science. Head to the Medix court Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Camps run at 30 minute intervals and tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis.

8. Fun at the library

Brampton Library has you covered with something for babies through to teenagers. Programs are free to drop in unless otherwise noted. Creative Chemistry presented by Sheridan College, Amazing Race Canada, and Book Bingo are just a few of the programs. Check your location’s calendar on Brampton Library’s website to see where and when activities are running. More details here.

9. Make and take activities

Chapters at Highway 10 and Bovaird is having free make and take activities Monday through Friday. Pre-registration is recommended for a choice of two time slots at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Every day has a different theme including Dr. Seuss Day and Plah-Doh Day.

10. Crafty fun at Mastermind

Mastermind at Trinity Common is also having free make and take activities every morning at 11:00 a.m. You also must pre-register and each activity offers an age range to gage suitability. Wednesday is Mess-Free Glitter & Sand and Friday is Crayola Model Magic. Added bonus: you keep the mess out of your own house.

11. Enjoy the skating trails

Outdoor skating at Chinguacousy Park’s new outdoor trail, Gage Park, and Mount Pleasant are always free. With plenty of cold in the forecast, the ice will hold up nicely. You can double check whether the city’s trails are open through their website.

12. Check out the best tobagganing hills

Brampton’s top obogganing hills will likely see quite a bit of action next week. We could be getting 15 centimetres of snow, so don’t stash away those sleds and toboggans yet. The snow should arrive by

Did we miss the buzz on any other free activities? Let us know in the comments below.