Wednesday, 09 March 2011 17:08
The sweet smell of maple syrup mingled with wood smoke, the sounds of jingling sleigh bells and the crackling fire will fill the air around Bradley Museum during March Break with the return of the annual maple syrup season and Mississauga's own maple syrup festival - Maple Magic!
Since 1993 the Bradley Museum has been conducting maple-related school programs and public activities in and around the grounds of the historic 1830s farmhouse. Through the use of displays, demonstrations, hands-on activities and ample opportunities to taste and buy, you too can discover the magical process of transforming sunshine into golden maple syrup.
From March 12th to the 20th, Bradley Museum offers Mississauga's own maple syrup festival! Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and pancakes served daily in our Log Cabin, along with guided tours, kids' crafts, free samples and more. Oversize outdoor board games will provide lots of fun for family. On the weekends soar up into the air in a Forestry Division bucket truck- all this in addition to learning about maple syrup production past and present.
Don't miss the Sweet Water Camp, a recreated First Nations campsite where you can learn about the lore and legends surrounding the first discovery of this marvellous sugar water that oozes out of maple trees.
Maple Magic runs both weekends of the March Break - the 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and weekdays from 12:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, March 14th to 18th.
Monday March 14th is also "Grandparents' Day" so bring your grandkids out for an afternoon of fun. Free Activity Passes to any Mississauga recreation centre will be issued to the first 100 grandparents who come with grandkids in tow!
Thursday March 17th will be "Green Day" in celebration of St. Patrick's Day so we encourage everyone to come dressed in green and join in on the festivities. Alan Skeoch will also be on site Thursday to lead a story telling session and sign copies of his popular book ‘Our Home on Native Land'.
Friday March 18th will highlight "Earth Hour" celebrations and will also present a meet and greet session with author, D.M. Bileski based on her children's book 'Danny in a Newfangled World'. A detailed list of daily activities can also be found on our website.
Bradley Museum is located at 1620 Orr Road in Mississauga, just south of Lakeshore Road and east off of Southdown Road.
Admission is just $16.75 (+tax) for a Family of 2 adults & 3 children. Horse and Wagon rides, Pancakes and other refreshments are extra.