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Spring Break & Easter Events in Victoria

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Spring Break is here, but even if you missed all those early camp registration dates it isn't too late to find your kids some activities to do in and around town. Squeeze in some last minute fun, or start planning which events to hit up on your long Easter weekend.

Spring Break

GVPL Events

Where: Various GVPL library branches
When: Varies
Ages: Varies
Price: Free
Website: GVPL

The Greater Victoria Public Library branches offer a wide variety of free spring events for all ages, from puppet plays to story time, DigiLabs, slam poetry, science labs and more.

Spring Break Art Camps

Where: 4Cats Art Studio (various locations)
When: Varies
Price: Varies
Website: 4Cats Spring Camps

4Cats Art Studios are offering a plethora of creative art camps for kids of all ages at their various Victoria locations. Bring a garden fairy to life, create canvas arrows, or paint an abstract masterpiece.

Spring Break Spectacular Fun Swims

Where: Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre, 2275 Quadra St.
When: March 12 - 27, 1pm - 3:30 pm
Ages: 5 - 17
Price: Varies
Website: Crystal Pool

Join Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre and Crusher Combat Sports for special Fun Swims during Spring Break.

Kids Klub

Where: Various locations
When: March 14 - 18, 7am - 5:30pm
Price: $40/day
Website: kidsklub.ca

Children enrolled in Kids Klub School Break Camps enjoy a wide variety of activities that make their time away from school as pleasurable and diverse as possible. These include on-site activities like sports and crafts, as well as out-trips to parks and beaches, swimming, skating, bowling, going to the movies, and exploring tourist attractions like The Butterfly Gardens, Butchart Gardens, Royal BC Museum, and Fort Rod Hill.

H2O Adventure Camp

Where: Panorama Recreation, 1885 Forest Park Dr.
When: March 14 - 24, 9pm - 4pm
Ages: 6 - 11
Price: $38/day (less if registered for entire week)
Website: Panorama Online Activity Registration

This full day camp is full of aquatic adventure. Games outside, field trips, and supervised play during our Everyone Welcome swim! Play a new aquatic sport everyday like surfing, diving, snorkeling, underwater hockey, and many more. Every day includes a swimming lesson.

Buzz About Bees

Where: Francis/King Regional Park, Munn Road in Saanich
When: Wednesday March 16, 11am - 2pm
Price: Free
Website: CRD Parks & Recreation

A honey of a program fit for the royalty of the insect world. What’s the buzz about bees—are they really good dancers? Come for bee songs, bee crafts, and some bee spit to taste. You’ll bee amazed, bee enchanted, and bee happy. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Rd. 11am-2pm drop in. All ages.

Family Forest Tea Party

Where: Francis/King Regional Park, Munn Road in Saanich
When: Friday March 18, 1pm - 3pm
Ages: 5+ years
Price: $10 / family
Website: CRD Parks & Recreation

Here’s an opportunity to bring the whole family along for a tea party in the woods. Join a CRD Regional Parks naturalist for an interpretive tea tasing featuring some of our local plants. A short guided walk to see some of the plants growing in their native habitat will precede the tea sampling. Pre-registration required by March 16.

PLAY! DreamCO Circus Programs

Where: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue
When: Saturday March 19, 3 pm - 7 pm
Ages: Varies
Price: drop in jam $15, drop in class $20
Website: Facebook Page

Want more play in your life? Some stress relief? To cut down on your kid's screen time? PLAY! Circus Programs will get you laughing, moving, and improving your agility and body. All ages welcome, from tykes to elders. Programs will cover both the 'basic' circus arts like poi, hula hoop, staff, juggling, and feature guest teachers of less practiced circus arts like double staff, dragon staff, fans, aerial hoop, etc.

Lego Mania Challenge

Where: Tillicum Centre, 3170 Tillicum Road
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20
Price: Free
Website: Tillicum Centre

Over 100 contestants, ages 5-14 years, will be showcasing their Lego masterpeices for a chance to win Lego prizes. Meet Lego Certified Professional Robin Sather, and help him build a giant Lego Mosaic. Children under 14 who are not contestants will have a chance to try out the mini-build area. The Victoria Lego Users Group (VicLUG) will also be on hand with some of their fun Lego creations. Prizes will be awarded for top entries on Sunday at 2pm, with additional prizes during Lego Trivia Sunday at 2pm.

Fossil Fair

Where: Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 10am - 4pm
Price: By donation
Website: Swan Lake

Who lived here millions of years ago? Dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites, enormous clams and sharks lived in the ancient tropical coral seas and palm tree forests that covered Vancouver Island. Paleontologists will share their personal fossil discoveries including many from this past year. Bring your family and your own fossils for identification. Kids can follow a scavenger hunt, or make fossil and dinosaur rubbings.

Marsh Madness

Where: Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd.
When: Monday March 21, 12pm - 3pm
Price: By donation
Website: Swan Lake

Games, crafts, songs, and hands-on activities; fun for the whole family.

Super Snakes

Where: Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd.
When: Tuesday March 22, 12pm - 3pm
Price: By donation
Website: Swan Lake

Games, crafts, songs, and hands-on activities; fun for the whole family. Live snakes will be featured.

The Amazing Race

Where: Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
When: Tuesday March 22, 11am - 2pm
Price: Free
Website: CRD Parks & Recreation

Challenge yourself on this skill-testing and fun jaunt through the forest. Drop by any time between 11am and 2pm and get the scoop from a CRD Regional Parks naturalist. Meet at the information kiosk in the Beaver Lake parking lot. All ages. BC Transit #70 or #72.

Wild About Flowers

Where: Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd.
When: Wednesday March 23, 12pm - 3pm
Price: By donation
Website: Swan Lake

Games, crafts, songs, and hands-on activities; fun for the whole family. There will be a hike to Christmas Hill, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.

Birds Of Prey

Where: Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd.
When: Thursday March 24, 12pm - 3pm
Price: By donation
Website: Swan Lake

Games, crafts, songs, and hands-on activities; fun for the whole family. Live birds guest appearance by The Raptors from Duncan, BC will be featured.

The Best Nest

Where: Francis/King Regional Park, Munn Road in Saanich
When: Saturday March 26, 1pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 8 years and under
Price: Free
Website: CRD Parks & Recreation

Bring your little ones to follow some feathered friends on a scavenger hunt through the forest with a CRD Regional Parks naturalist. Learn how to build a nest and experience life as a small bird. Meet at the Francis/King Nature Centre off Munn Rd at 1pm.

Spring Prelude Indoor Garden

Where: Butchart Gardens
When: until March 31, 9am - 4:30pm
Price: Regular admission
Website: Butchart Gardens

Experience an incredible, fragrance filled indoor garden with flagstone paths, flower cherries and witch hazels, and beds of daffodils and tulips. Breathe deeply, take in the beauty of this early spring display and, from a foot bridge, enjoy the Koi swimming serenely in a pond.

More Camps

For more camps taking place the week of March 21 - 25, check out ChildsPlay 101, Saanich RecOnline, and Boys & Girls Club Services Victoria.

Easter Weekend

One yellow-dyed and one red-dyed Easter egg sitting in the grass behind some purple flowers.Easter Egg Hunt & Activities For ALL AGES

Where: Cook Street Village Activity Centre, 1-380 Cook Street
When: Wednesday March 23, 11 am - 1 pm
Price:  $5/ $10
Website: Cook Street Village Activity Centre

Come one and all and enjoy an all ages Easter Egg Hunt! Fun for everyone! Explore our Centre and find hidden surprises! Tickets available until March 18th, $5 per participant. Consider joining us for a wonderful Easter Hot Lunch for $10 (Tickets Sold Separately and also must be purchased by March 18th). Green salad, honey mustard glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies and lemon cake.

Find All 12 Hidden Bunnies

Where: Butchart Gardens
When: Friday - Monday, March 25 - 28, 9am - 4pm
Price: Regular admission
Website: Butchart Gardens

Planning your annual Easter Egg or Easter Bunny hunts for your kids and grandkids? Let us help. Our staff have fun hiding the 12 Easter Bunnies throughout the gardens every year. We provide the map and children 17 and under can have fun marking the location of all 12 bunnies scattered through The Gardens. Completed maps can be turned in at the Visitor Centre for a special Easter treat. Children may also enter a draw for an Easter basket filled with Butchart Gardens goodies.Everyone Welcome!

Easter Afternoon Tea

Where: Abkhazi Garden, 1964 Fairfield Road
When: Friday March 25, 11am - 5pm
Price: By donation
Website: Abkhazi Teahouse

Come and enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the beautiful and historic Abkhazi Gardens.

Venus & Sophia Tea - Easter Fun!

Where: Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery, 540 Fisgard Street
When: Friday March 25, 11am - 4pm
Website: Venus Sophia

Enjoy afternoon tea this Easter in Canada's most historic Chinatown!

Springtime Centerpiece Crafternoon

Where: Victoria Public Market, 6-1701 Douglas St
When: Friday March 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Price: $67
Website: Victoria Public Market

This workshop will include step-by-step, beginner-paced, hands-on instruction from Tina of Platinum Floral Designs. All supplies required to make a beautiful spring-inspired centerpiece are also included, as well as refreshments from Victoria Pie Company and of course, $10 worth of Market Bucks!

African Easter Bunny Hop

Where: WZ Latin Party Fitness, #101-777 Goldstream Ave
When: Friday March 25, 7pm - 8:30pm
Price: $20 in advance $25 at the door
Website: Westshore Zumba

WZ Latin Party Fitness is thrilled to host the extraordinary Ricardo Marmitte here in Victoria for a hopping good time African Easter themed evening class/party!! Bring out your easter bonnet and bunny hopping energy because this wildly bright class is going to turn up the heat and transport us all to a new millenium with Ricardo's Zumba power!

Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Tillicum Elementary School, 3155 Albina St.
When: Saturday March 26, 10:30am
Price:  Free
Website: Tillicum Elementary School

Thousands of candy filled eggs, prizes, crafts, face painting and a visit from the Easter bunny (ideal for ages 2-12). Coffee and treats for the parents, too! Event begins at 10:30. Street parking around school grounds. Sponsored by Lighthouse Church.

8th Easter Egg Hunt with Signs of Hope in Africa

Where: Beckwith Park, 857 Beckwith Ave.
When: Sunday March 27, 10am - 1pm
Price: $5/child 13 and under; adults free
Website: Signs Of Hope In Africa

Bouncy castles, craft station, carnival games, roaming superheros, face painting, entertainment, global music with DJ Hinga. Saanich police and fire vehicles on site. Coffee/popcorn station. Egg hunt starts at 11am with 3 age categories. Visit from the Easter Bunny. Raffle baskets and BBQ ($6 for burger/hot dog/chips/drink or veggie option). Rain or shine. No pre-registration required.

Easter at the Market

Where: Victoria Public Market, 1701 Douglas Street
When: Sunday March 27, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price: Free
Website: Victoria Public Market

Hippity hop on down to Victoria Public Market for Easter at the Market! There will be lots of fun activities for the kids, including: crafts, face painting and fun live kids music by Rob Gillespie (Robin’s Song Garden)! We’re also very excited to announce that we are expecting a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! He’ll be here handing out some Easter treats to our Market-goers big and small! While you’re here, be sure to plan to grab some lunch at Roast, Sutra, Mama Oli, Vicexpress and more!

Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt at Esquimalt Gorge Park

Where: Esquimalt Gorge Park
When: Sunday March 27, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: Free
Website: Township of Esquimalt

The Esquimalt Lions Club hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Esquimalt Gorge Park. Entertainment, food, crafts, face-painting, bouncy castle (weather permitting) and of course, hunting for Easter Eggs. An egg-ceptional event for the whole family. Concession opens at 11:00 am.

Child-Friendly Easter Service at St. Luke Cedar Hill

Where: St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.
When: Sunday March 27, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Price: Free
Website: St. Luke's Victoria

A short Easter Service followed by an Easter Egg Hunt especially for children and people of all ages. Come and hear the Easter story of hope and renewal. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Easter Weekend at Merridale

Where: Merridale Ciderworks, 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill
When: Friday - Monday, March 25 - 28, 11:00 AM - 5:00PM
Website: Merridale Cider

Bring the family to Merridale on Easter weekend for a special Easter Brunch in the bistro and our annual Easter Scavenger Hunt. Every year, the Easter bunny enjoys leaving clues around the orchard for our young visitors to interpret in the hopes of revealing a special Easter message and winning a special Easter treat. Be sure to stop into the ciderhouse for your map! Brunch is available on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th. Reservations are recommended; please call us at (250) 743-4293 or email info@merridalecider.com.

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