April 10, 2021 (2 Minute Read)
Cover Photo: Claireville Conservation Area
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s Spring Break remains an anticipated week for Brampton’s youth looking for a break from their virtual or in-person studies.
However, with a provincial stay-at-home order, families are asked to limit trips outside the home. This includes only going out for necessities such as:
- Medical appointments.
- Supporting vulnerable community members.
- Exercising outdoors with members of their household in their community.
That means staying in Brampton and not traveling to other communities.
With vacations, day camps, and other in-person community activities paused indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Brampton has a wide range of activities to offer families and residents of any age in the coming week.
Let’s explore some of our recommended top 5 activities.
The Family Hike (or Bike)
Grab a picnic basket, binoculars, water and head to the trails. Our recommendation is the Claireville Conservation Area, where the family can experience nature’s beauty adjacent to urban boundaries. You can even bring your bikes. Other trails to explore can be discovered at Ontario Trails.
The Brampton Virtual Library
The Brampton Library on its webpage, outlines ten free activities for families to take part in next week. From Story Walks at Chinguacousy and Loafer’s Lake parks – to a virtual Escape Room experience – to Mission: Spring Break (should you wish to accept).
Art and Opera
The Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Opera Company and the Vancouver Art Gallery are jointly providing five days of free, live virtual programming next week. #SprintoIntoArt is intended for families with kids of all ages, where the programs will discuss ways of expressing ideas, identities and stories through various means. You will be able to mix artmaking with fun performances and revealing behind-the-scenes tours.
City of Brampton Recreation
The City of Brampton’s Recreation Department is hosting All Smiles For Spring Break. The family can enjoy a number of virtual activities, such as Virtual Fitness Classes (Ages 14+); Virtual Activity Sessions – No Materials Required (Ages 4+); and Virtual Activity Sessions – Bring Your Own Supplies (BYOS)! (Ages 6+).
You can go to Heart Lake Conservation Area and enjoy Treetop Trekking. This adventure has been permitted to remain open during the stay-at-home order. But, plan in advance and get your tickets online as time spots are going quickly! You can do the Zipline and Aerial Game Trek; the Red-Tailed Hawk Observation Course (unique to Brampton only), the GPS Rally, and the exciting Night Trek.
While unique for 2021, this year’s spring break free options look to deliver on the annual anticipations of Brampton’s youth, families and residents alike. Enjoy!