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It’s the double-duty FOUR DAY* weekend! Here’s what to do with all that fabulous extra time**!

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY and  MONDAY

Stick with the eggs, ditch the chocolate: explore the amazing diversity of eggs the animal kingdom has to offer at several volunteer-run stations scattered throughout the zoo. Explore the trails and follow clues towards furry and feathered creatures and get acquainted with the zoo’s two Giant Panda Mascots, Er Shun and Da Mao. (Remember, the actual panda exhibit isn’t until May 18th.)

(Easter “Egg” Stravaganza, Fri, March 29 – Mon, April 1, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale, north of Hwy. 401, 416-392-5929, FREE with admission.)

WEEKEND

EASTER AT THE ZOO – PHOTO VIA JMBONE

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Animals take over the International Centre at the All About Pets Show! Under the theme of responsible pet ownership, explore the possibilities of every type of pet you can imagine, and check out the Mane Event – an equestrian showcase with daily demos, speakers and more.

(All About Pets Show, Fri, March 29-Sun, March 31, International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, 905-677-6131, $12-14, Family Pass – $44.) 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:

Traditional Easter: Celebrate Easter traditions at Colborne Lodge with an egg hunt, 19th-century egg dyeing and more!

(Easter Traditions, Sat, March 30 and Sun, March 31 12-4 p.m., Colborne Lodge, south end of High Park, 1873 Bloor St. West, 416-392-6916, FREE with admission.)

SATURDAY ONLY:

Want to know more about getting your kids outside? The Humber Arboretum is hosting a ‘Tune into Nature’ workshop for families.

(Tune Into Nature Workshop, Sat, March 30, 1-4 p.m., Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College, 416-675-5009, $10, children, FREE, – register in advance.)  

Chocolate: An Easter chocolate tour in Trinity Bellwoods Park.

(Easter Chocolate Tour, Sat, March 30, 3:30 p.m., Trinity Bellwoods Park, 709 Queen West, 416-871-7133, $15-35, register in advance.)

weekend

HOT DOG – IT’S A PINK DOG! PHOTO VIA ALL ABOUT PETS SHOW

SUNDAY ONLY:

Easter Parade! A Beaches tradition, organized by the Beaches Lions Club – with floats, marching bands and more.

(Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade , Sun, March 31, 2 p.m., starts at Queen Street East and Munro Park – goes to Woodbine Avenue, 416-693-5466, FREE.)  

 

*Said  with apologies, to everyone who only has three days off (or less) and are left scrambling, because schools and most day cares are closed for four days.

**Said with irony, because chances are you are a parent, and you have no time. 

 

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