March means maple season is here. If you’ve got a March baby it’s the perfect excuse to throw a Sugar Shack or a Pyjamas + Pancakes-themed sleepover party! What child doesn’t love syrup-soaked pancakes and sweet maple lollypops??? Or even if you don’t have a March baby, and are just looking for a sweet excuse to throw a party, here it is: call me sappy, but here’s your chance to celebrate the birth of spring! Tap these great GTA sugar shacks and maple syrup festivals for more ideas:

  1. Kortright Centre for Conservation  – join a pre-registered maple syrup guided hike, learning about Early Indigenous, Early European Settler and Modern production methods of sap harvesting, as well as sugar and syrup production. Try out an old-fashioned hand drill and taste maple syrup warmed by the fire. Ticket prices include festival admission and access to games and a maze. $8.85/adults, $5.75/child, $5.75/senior

2. Pefferlaw Farms  – explore the forest on a self or guided tour. Learn about modern maple syrup production in their beautifully rebuilt heritage sugar barn. Fill up on homemade pancakes and sausages. Or express your creativity with some nature crafts and face painting.  $8/person or $30/family.

3. Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area – demonstrations, wagon rides, activities and of course – pancakes and syrup! Don’t miss the special family fun activities on weekends and March Break. $8.85/adults, $5.75/child, $5.75/senior

4. Maple Town at Mountberg Conservation Area – see how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors in our pavilion nestled in the woods, jump around in the Play Barn, hop on a guided wagon tour through the sugar bush, and see inspiring Birds of Prey in the Raptor Centre. $7.75/adult, $ 6.75/senior, $5.50/child (5-14), children under 5 FREE.

5. And while you’re at it, why not check out our sugar shack party theme on Pinterst for some more inspo!


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