Family Fun – Day Trip Ideas for March Break

Staying local this March Break? Make some fun for the whole family with a good old-fashioned road trip to some of the most interesting culinary destinations across the province. Nova Scotia has fun and delicious opportunities for people of all ages. Enjoy a snow day at Sugar Moon Farm,  take a scenic drive to enjoy some homemade gingerbread at Peggy’s Cove, or please even the most diverse group with a trip to Masstown Market.

1. Snow Day at Sugar Moon Farm

Photo of March Break at Sugar Moon FarmLooking for the perfect way to spend a day outdoors? A visit to Sugar Moon Farm is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Spring is the season for maple syrup  – so what better time to visit for a complimentary sugar camp tour? The property features great hiking trails, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can rent some snowshoes. For a tasty treat, try sugar on snow or visit the dining room for an all-day maple brunch.

2. Dessert on the Rocks

Gingerbread Cake from The Sou'WesterFasten the kids into the car and take a scenic drive down the stunning Peggy’s Cove Road. Take a walk on the rocks and explore the terrain of the coastline in this beautiful fishing village. After your walk, stop at the Sou’Wester to warm up with a piece of homemade gingerbread – right out of the oven! Served with soft vanilla ice cream, real whipping cream or lemon sauce, it’s the perfect dessert after a few hours of fresh ocean air.

Extend your trip with a stay at the Oceanstone Seaside Resort, the home of Rhubarb Restaurant for fresh seafood after your day by the water.

3. A Trip to Masstown Market

Masstown Market Lighthouse in WinterA trip to Masstown Market can satisfy even the most diverse interests – from toddlers to grandparents. For March Break (from March 10 to 14), there will be fun activities set up on every floor of the Masstown Lighthouse. Visitors can win a prize in a coloring contest, take fun photos in the photo booth and visit the live lobster tank. For Mom and Dad there will be Nova Scotia seafood recipes sampled each afternoon, and a chance to win a feed of lobster for four.

4. Maple, Maple and more Maple 

Photo of March Break at Acadian MapleOver March Break,  drop by Acadian Maple Products in Tantallon to learn how maple sap is turned into syrup, enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, make a maple craft, and sample maple taffy on snow. A combination of education and fun! Dates: March 11 & 13. Price: $7.99 + tax/person. Limited capacity. By reservation only.

5. Fair Trade Museum

JustUs! Fair Trade MuseumWho says fun can’t also be educational? Just Us! Coffee Roastery in Grand Pre also includes Canada’s first and only Fair Trade Museum.  This unique museum uses interactive displays, games, video, and photographs to tell the story of Fair Trade from the farmers’ point of view. Watch Coffee Comes Alive in the casita (a small house similar to where a Mexican coffee farmer might live) and learn what it takes to be a conscious consumer.

Looking to make this day trip a slumber party? Stay at the Old Orchard Inn and take a dip in the pool after a day of learning.

6. Atlantica Adventurers

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island March Break Exterior Become an Atlantica Adventurer this week at Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island. Join in the March Break Madness with family-friendly activities planned every day all week long. Take a dip in the pool or enjoy indoor and outdoor camp games, including s’mores by the bonfire! Participate in themed days like Circus Day, and Science Mania, with arts and crafts, movies and music.  Are mom and dad craving some time to kick back? Leave the kids with the councilors and try out La Vista Restaurant for an evening of decadent offerings and great company.

7. Maple Moon

White Point Maple Moon Fest
The Maple Moon celebration at White Point Beach Resort is the perfect way to finish your March Break. Under the maple moon, embark on a journey through time to discover the Legend of the Indian Maiden, tap some maple trees and explore the woods. To top it off, observe the maple moon with friends from Acadia First Nation and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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