10 Kid-Friendly Ideas for Spring Break in Manitoba

Posted March 06, 2024 | Author Breanne Sewards

Looking for a spring break that combines adventure, exploration and a touch of the unexpected? Manitoba has you covered.

From indoor rock climbing challenges to roadside attraction road trips, let's dive into 10 spring break ideas that your kids will love.

Go Rock Climbing

Central Plains RecPlex, Portage la Prairie

Located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie, this recreational facility boasts an indoor track, a fully equipped fitness club with flexible drop-in rates, and a spacious gymnasium. For adventure seekers, there's a challenging nine-meter rock climbing wall suitable for both beginners and novices. Southport Bowl, featuring five lanes of five-pin fun, including glow bowling, is also a highlight. Beginners and those less likely to throw a strike can utilize bumper rails. To recharge after a serious game, Brews + Bites onsite offers a selection of pizzas, snacks, and drinks.

Take a Roadside Attraction Road Trip

Various Locations

Make a larger-than-life scavenger hunt for your kid with a Manitoba Roadside Attraction Road Trip! Create your itinerary and see how many of these statues you can find - bonus points for getting creative with a photo at each. Here are just a few routes to get you started:

Western Manitoba

Within an hour of Winnipeg


Through the Narrows


Central Plains

Pembina Valley

Let Imaginations Soar

Royal Aviation Museum, Winnipeg

Embark on a soaring adventure at the Royal Aviation Museum this spring break -- March 23 to 29. There's an exciting array of challenges in the newly revamped activity passport with the chance to win fantastic prizes!

You can also get an immersive look into the thrilling world of aerial combat with the cutting-edge Ace Academy biplane simulator, where you can test your dogfighting skills as a World War I flying ace.

Grab a 50% discount on student and youth admission when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Don't miss out on the high-flying excitement!

Go Wild at the Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg

Embrace a week filled with excitement at the Assiniboine Park Zoo! Dive into the festivities with a range of special activities, including face-painting, captivating storytelling sessions, delightful musical performances, engaging craft, and exclusive Zoo Chats hosted by the dedicated animal care team.

Connect with Nature

FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg

Enrich your child's spring break with FortWhyte Alive's Spring Nature Day Camp, providing an opportunity to connect with nature.

Discover the fascinating life of Manitoba plants and animals during the spring season and see the positive impact outdoor experiences have on well-being. The Spring Nature Day Camp offers flexible single-day experiences — choose to sign up for just one day or make it a week-long adventure!

Explore Morden Winkler

Morden Winkler

If you're looking for a day trip, set your sights on the Morden Winkler area. The kids will delight in a trip to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, where they can come face to face with a larger-than-life mosasaur named Bruce. If it's nippy out, head to Sharptooth Adventures and continue the dinosaur theme for the day with this indoor play park. Or take some time to play at VB's Entertainment Centre where you'll find bowling, mini golf, arcades and more. Grab a bite to eat at restaurants like King’s Deli, Del Rios, and Charley B’s when they open for the season (fingers crossed)!

Dive into History and Science

Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Get ready for a week filled with family-friendly activities at the Manitoba Museum. Explore Manitoba's history on the Nonsuch ship, embark on a scavenger hunt and participate in hands-on activities, from examining fossils to learning about old-fashioned technologies. Don't miss the premiere of the planetarium show, "We Are Guardians," exploring the interconnectedness of our world and the impact of human activities on climate change. Additionally, discover the brand-new Toddler Zone in the Explore Science Zone for engaging activities designed for the tiniest of explorers!

Splash and play at an indoor pool

Lakeview Hecla Resort, Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park

Here's one for the parents and the kids! Located in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park, Lakeview Hecla Resort features an indoor waterpark with a dizzying tunnel waterslide, a lazy river and mushroom fountain. Meanwhile, parents can check out the relaxing Salka Spa (Icelandic for 'peace') and the adults-only indoor/outdoor mineral pool.

Head to the Farm

Aurora Farms

Head to Aurora Farm to learn more about the farm and for hands-on, up close visits with the friendly animals. The on-site General Store is also open from 11 am to 4 pm where you can shop for some awesome handmade goods.

Have a Purr-fect Day at the Cat Cafe

Cleocatra Cafe, Winnipeg

Have a cat lover in the family? Plan a visit to the cat-tastic world of Cleocatra Cafe! The stunning interior is filled with vintage light fixtures and charming pieces of furniture, perfect for relaxing with a feline-themed beverage before you visit the cats. Make an appointment ahead of time to enter the cat room, where you can interact with a friendly bunch of kittens and cats - all of which are also available for adoption!

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

Editorial Content Specialist