As the anticipation for March break builds, join in the fun by registering your children for an exciting and interactive experience. The City of Kitchener is offering a variety of free and affordable March Break activities.

Whether your child is a budding artist, an aspiring athlete, or simply looking for a fun and engaging way to spend their break, Kitchener has something for everyone.

March break camps for kids

Registration for March break camps starts today. Kids from 4 to 11 years can enjoy their break with interactive games, outdoor play, arts and crafts, and more. Come prepared with a refillable water bottle, peanut-free lunch/snacks, appropriate clothing for winter play outside, and indoor running shoes.

The camps will run from Monday, Mar. 13 – Friday, Mar. 17 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the cost for a full 5-day week of camp is $113.50.

Registration is open online, by phone, or in person:

  • Register online through ActiveNET
  • Call the registration line at 519-741-2382 or TTY line at 1-866-969-9994,
  • Visit your local community centre

If program fees are preventing a member of your family from joining a city program, fee assistance may be available. Visit leisure access page for options. For more information, visit

March Break Madness: 3-on-3 basketball tournaments

Youth from 12 to 17 years old can show off their skills in 3-on-3 basketball tournaments from Tuesday, Mar. 14 to Friday, Mar. 17. Start times vary by location, with a different community centre hosting each evening.

Entry is free, with registration for teams or individuals at the door and prizes to be won. For tournament times and locations, visit

March break at Kitchener Market

Join us at the Kitchener Market from Tuesday, Mar. 14 to Friday, Mar. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and bring your family and friends! Indulge in delicious breakfast and lunch options at the Food Hall and put your skills to the test with free curling on the synthetic ice surfaces. Don't miss out on Erick Traplin and an indoor movie screening too! Visit for more details.

March break fire safety

This March break kids and teens can learn to create an escape plan and check that your fire and carbon monoxide alarms are in working order. The Kitchener Fire Department wants to make sure everyone stays safe and knows what to do in an emergency.

For fire safety tips, visit

March break lifeguard and swim instructor training

Make a splash this March Break with the City of Kitchener's lifeguard and swim instructor training courses. Learn valuable skills and become certified to keep yourself and others safe in the water. Various courses are available throughout the March break week, don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your aquatic abilities!

To register and to learn more about associated fees and availability, visit March break aquatic training.


Let your little ones glide on the ice with free skating at outdoor rinks in neighbourhoods across the City and at City Hall’s Carl Zehr Square! There are also a variety of skating options available at local arenas – from public skating sessions to specialized classes, there's something for everyone.

For more information, visit

Our goal is to make city-run programs accessible to everyone. If your child has a disability and needs help assistance to take part in a program, you can request inclusion support.

Don't miss out on the opportunity for your children to have an unforgettable March break experience! For more information on March break programming, visit


For more information, contact:

Bethany Rowland
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing