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March Break Camps & Activities – Cape Breton

What’s going on in Cape Breton for children and families during the March Break, March 12-20?

Centre For Craft & Design March Break Camps

Registration for all March Break and Summer Camps is on until March 9th.
Kids ‘N’ Crafts – 9am to noon March 14-16 – Ages 7-10 – Tuition $60.  Tuition fee includes all supplies.

Working With’ Clay March 15-18 – 9am to noon  Ages 10-14- Tuition $75, includes all supplies.

Drawing & Cartooning – Mar 14-17 – 1-4pm – Ages 10 & up – Tuition $60, includes all supplies.

To register or for more information phone 539-7491
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney

March Break Activities at Two Rivers Wildlife Park
Kick-off March 12th 6:30-9pm – Coasting Party with Free Sleigh Rides!
March 12-20th
1 km Wildlife Trail & Petting Zoo open daily 10 am – 4 pm.
Free Sleigh Rides Daily 1-3 pm
Canteen Services 1-3 pm upstairs in Admin. Bldg. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Beverages
Fill out a ballot to win a family pass for a year!
Park admission:  4 & under free, Youth/Seniors $4.50, Adults $6.50

Albert Bridge Community Winter Carnival March 10-15th

Friday, March 11th
6:30 p.m. Grand Opening

Albert Bridge Fire Hall
Opening Parade—Bring a flashlight
Hot Dogs, Cake and Hot Chocolate.
Kids Dance Downstairs
Age 12 and under
Admission: food donation. Music donated by Bobby Burke. Munchies provided.

Saturday, March 12th

8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast, Riverside School,Hornes Road
$4.00 per person, Tickets available at the door.
Accepting donations for District 1 Food Bank.

Monday, March 14th.
10:00 a.m. To 1:30 p.m.
Coasting and Animal Visit, Hanson’s Farm, Trout Brook Road
Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate, Admission: food donation
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m,
Bonfire At the Fire Hall
Roasting Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate

Friends of Mira Provincial Park Winter Festival
March 12-13
Brickyard Road, Albert Bridge
Cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow sculptures, ice fishing, canteen facilities
For more info: 577-8065 or

ACAP Cape Breton Day Camp
March 14-18 – 9am-noon – $8 per day or $30 for the week; family rate is $12 per day or $60 per week for 2 children.
ACAP’s Centre for Sustainable Communities, 582 George St., Sydney.  567-1628
A week of eco arts and crafts, games and nature!

Expose Yourself at the Southend Community Centre
Youth ages 16 and up can perform music to an audience free of charge.  Donations at the door.
For more info:

Free Family Skate @ Centre 200, Sydney
Saturday, March 12 – 11:30-3pm
For information contact or 563-2497

Free Family Skate @ Sydney Mines & District Community Centre
147 Legatto Street, Sydney Mines
March 15th 11:30am-1pm
Bring a food donation for the food bank or 563-2497
March 17th Johnny Miles Family Skate 1pm
Donations for the food bank welcome.

Family Skate at New Waterford Rink
March 13th 3-3:50pm, free admission, helmets encouraged
March 19th – 3-4pm or 563-2497 for more info.

Free Family Skate @ Bayplex, Glace Bay
March 16th Noon-1pm or 563-2497

Free St. Patrick’s Day Family Skate @ Dominion Arena
March 17th 4-6pm Helmets encouraged

Ski Ben Eoin
Snowshoeing – Wed & Sat at 10am. 2-hour guided tour in the Back Country.  For more information, contact Micheline

Day Camps March 12-20, 2010
Discover Skiing or Snowboarding, for kids aged 6 and up.
9:30am to 2:30pm. $55 per day or $100 for two days or 3 days for $135. Lunch is unsupervised – lift & rental not included ~ One day lift is $12, one day rentals $12.

YMCA Cape Breton – Sydney Location
Day Camp 11am-4pm Daily; for 5-12 year olds

Check your local YMCA for details on day camps in your area.

Cape Breton Regional Libraries

March 15-17th.  Check your local Library branch for March Break Fun.

March 18th at McConnell Library, Sydney – PJ Movie Night 6:30pm
NFB Short Films with a winter theme

Do you know of an event I’ve missed?  Let me know and I’ll add it to the list.  Thanks!


Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

6 thoughts on “March Break Camps & Activities – Cape Breton

  1. Hi There!
    I was wondering if I could reference your blog in the upcoming NSHEA newsletter for these events. This is such a comprehensive list. Let me know. Thanks. 🙂

  2. Absolutely, Jeanette 🙂 I love to be a resource specifically for NS homeschoolers! Coming shortly will be the “across Nova Scotia” version of this post.

  3. Thanks! It is going in tonight and the newsletter sent out tomorrow! When you get the other one up, I will get the link out via ENews.

    This is wonderful. I don’t know if you noticed but your blog is linked on NSHEA homepage for people to follow. It is such an awesome resource. You do a fantastic job. 🙂

  4. Our website address has changed. It is now 🙂 And we are working on bettering our site day by day. With your blog and other resources we can truly make it a place to begin for homeschoolers in NS.

  5. I can’t believe I forgot to update that! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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