Local Guide to March Break 2021

Although March Break looks a little different this year, we encourage you to cherish time spent with loved ones through the endless local adventure opportunities and staycations that our province has to offer. If you’re looking forward to more time spent at home with the kids, we’ve got you covered too!

March Break Staycation

Sometimes all you need to make a March Break special is simply stepping out of your routine. Booking a Nova Scotia staycation is the perfect way to do so! Try booking accommodations at Amherst Shore Country InnArgyler Lodge and Restaurant, Digby Pines Golf Resort & SpaFox Harb’r ResortGlenora Inn and DistilleryInn on the LakeInverary ResortLane’s Privateer Inn, Silver Dart Lodge, Pictou Lodge Beach ResortQuarterdeck Beachside Villas & Grill, Castle Rock Country Inn, The Flying Apron Inn and Cookery, or White Point Beach Resort.

Bonus! Old Orchard Inn and Spa is offering a two-night March Break Family Getaway Package including a family pizza making and cupcake decorating night! Book your stay here.

Dine Around With the Family

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

Less time spent cooking means more time spent with family. This March Break, try visiting a new local restaurant (or an old favourite!). With Dine Around 2021 being extended into March, you can still savour special menus from participating restaurants, priced at $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50, perfect for a family outing! Restaurants are also offering these menus for takeout if that’s your preference. For more information, click here.

“Travel” Around the World in 80 Plates

Got a case of the March Break travel bug? Not to worry, Curated Food & Drink Magazine’s new international food festival and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia begins March 1 and will continue for the whole month. Participating restaurants are offering a selection of international dishes, so diners can circle the globe by trying various international cuisine, while supporting local restaurants! For more information, click here.

Family Friendly Activities

Our province has plenty culinary adventures suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Treat your children to a locally-inspired March Break with some exciting winter activities, whether it’s skating, skiing, enjoying sugar on snow at Sugar Moon Farm (pictured) or booking one of Tourism Nova Scotia’s family packages such as a Family Winter Playcation at Inverary Resort! Trust us when we say your kids won’t be disappointed!

Homemade Baking

baking pancakes at home

With the kids being home and the weather still being cold, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your hands on local and spend some quality time in the kitchen. Whether you’re baking Dark Chocolate and Maple Caramel Oatcakes, Sugar Cookies, or Apple Crisp with Maple Cream, we’re certain you’ll make some sweet memories with your family – it is maple season after all!

For easy baking that the kids can do with minimal supervision, try grabbing a bag of Made With Local Granola Bar Mix during your next grocery shop!

Kids Cook Supper

It’s not often that March Break is a “break” for parents, but now it can be! Take a night off from cooking dinner and let your kids do the work with help from Kitchen Door! On March 11, they’re hosting a virtual cooking class that will teach your Junior Chef how to make a beautiful Shepherd’s Pie from scratch. Book your tickets here.

(Tip for parents: Shepherd’s Pie pairs perfectly with local craft beer – check out our Get Your Hands on Local page to find where you can source your favourite!)

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