Parents in Halifax are gearing up for another March Break and that means day camps, taking the week off of work and bored teens lounging around the house! I have to admit March Break is much less stressful for me now that my kids don’t need daycare but it’s still going to be a week full of bored texts, driving them around town and extra food disappearing from my fridge!
I always like to have a few ideas to throw at my teens that might keep them occupied for a few hours and away from the TV and let me tell you they LOVE Downtown Halifax.
There’s so much to do downtown and don’t let your teens tell you they’re too old for some of it!
1215 Lower Water Street
$40.00 for family of 4
$10 child (kids 2 and under are free)
1209 Marginal Road
Next up was lunch at the Seaport Market. We’ve been taking the girls there for years and our absolute favourite treat is always the pork sticky buns! They’re also heavy into kombucha lately so we got some black lavender sage and green mint chamomile from Goodmore Kombucha, made right here in HRM! It was delicious!
We could have browsed for hours in the market listening to the musicians and sampling goodies but we pushed on to Pier 21 right next door.
1215 Lower Water Street
$30.00 for family of 5 (2 Adults/3 kids) Ask for the CAA discount if you’re a member!
$12.00 for Adults
$8 Youth (children 5 and under are free)
Any teens interested in doing family research can also map their family tree and uncover their own family history by asking to see the Scotiabank Family History Centre.
Some other cool spots teens will love in Downtown Halifax are the Boardroom Cafe, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Public Library (where they can actually book a music studio and record themselves playing an instrument or singing), shopping for candy at Freak Lunchbox and checking out the cool Black Market Boutique.
If you have younger kids and you’re looking for things to do in Halifax check out this fantastic post by Britanie of Raising Little Sparks blog who did a kids crawl for March Break in Downtown Halifax!
There are so many wonderful places to visit in Downtown Halifax over March Break AND…the Downtown Halifax Business Commission is giving away passes to each of them!
One lucky winner will receive:
- 1 Family Season Pass to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (value $43 + HST)
- 1 Discoverer Membership for Discovery Centre (value $125 + HST)
- 1 Family Membership to AGNS (value $125 + HST)
- 1 Family Pier Pass to CMI at Pier 21 (value $90 + HST)
- 4 Tickets to the March 20th Hurricanes Game at Scotiabank Centre (value approx. $80)
- 1 x $50 gift certificate to The Bird’s Nest (located in Discovery Centre)
- 1 x $100 gift certificate to Bluenose II Restaurant
To enter, simply fill out the form below. There will be one winner chosen from all entries on the participating blogs. We will inform the winner on March 18th and they will have 48 hours to respond. Winner must reside in Atlantic Canada and be available to pick up their prize package at the Downtown Halifax Business Commission offices at 1546 Barrington Street.
Make sure to check the #MarchBreakDT and #DowntownHalifax hashtags on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more March Break adventures!
Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by Downtown Halifax Business Commission as part of their March Break Downtown Campaign. As always, opinions are my own.