(NC) Staying home for March Break and looking to fill your holiday full of fun activities? These creative ideas for enjoying time in your own town or city are sure to keep kids and adults alike happy.

1. Explore local popular and hidden treasures. Check out classics like tourist attractions, local museums, and parks and green (or snowy white) areas off the beaten path. Natural spaces are free, and a simple online search of free March Break activities will reveal lots of fun programs and ideas in your town or city that never crossed your mind. If you live near a National Park or National Historic Site be sure to visit in 2017 because entrance is free in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.

2. Keep it fun at home. Staying home doesn’t have to be boring. Search for easy DIY craft projects on Pinterest, break out the board games, or plan a movie night complete with popcorn and snacks. As long as the little ones have activities to do, they’ll enjoy being inside or outside.

3. Spend time with the kids, not errands. No child wants to tag along while you go to the bank, and no adult wants to have to do errands during a break from the daily grind. Start getting your government payments by direct deposit — including your Canada Child Benefit, GST/HST credit and other tax-related payments — and have more time to do fun things with your kids. Sign up by visiting your financial institution or go to directdeposit.gc.ca for more information.