March break is approaching quickly, parents are trying to find exciting activities for their children that provides for both a fun and education experience!
Downtown Ottawa offers plenty of things to see and do—things your whole family will love.
Bytowne Museum: Recently renovated and more kid-friendly than ever, the Bytowne museums allows your children to explore the past in a 3 level interactive exhibit filled with Victorian relics, lumberjack equipment and tons of period piece clothing.
Agricultural Museum: Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing; babies galore! Head on down to the farm and see calves, lambs, foals, and more. Learn all about past, present, and future of farming in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
National Art Gallery: Offering over 9 different interactive tours designed for children aged 3 and up, the National Art Gallery is a great way to spend an afternoon learning about not just Canadian art, but a stunning cross-section of art throughout different periods.
Diefenbunker/Canada’s Cold War Museum: Get your spy groove on. Kids learn about the art of espionage. Their skills will include breaking codes, using spy gadgets, and solving scavenger hunts.
You may have visited Ottawa for years, but have you ever experienced these thrilling activities as a family?
The Haunted Walk: Take a tour through the county jail and see the last working gallows in Canada.
Funhaven: Need to let loose? Head on over to the trampolines, laser tags and more, located just 15 minutes west of Downtown, it’s a great way for them to blow off steam.
Altitude Gym: Really looking to break a sweat? Head on over to the rock climbing walls to really let loose!
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm: All-you-can-eat homemade pancakes? And a petting zoo? Break time is extra exciting here!
Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush: Let the pancake party continue with maple syrup and snow taffy. And don’t forget about the horse-drawn carriage rides that are available every day during March break.
Maybe you have to work, but you want somewhere fun for the kids to go. There are plenty of options in Ottawa:
Camp Fortune: Skiing professionals offer ski lessons for ages 4 and up; you can even choose a five-day lesson package.
Jack Purcell Recreation Association: Jack Purcell runs a five-day fun camp for kids ages 5 to 12. Kids will swim, cook, and even visit Midway Fun Park.
Shenkman Arts Centre: Is there a little Da Vinci in your family? Send them to a media arts and mixed media camp, where kids learn to paint and make a stop-motion film.
With our list, you should no longer be at a loss of what to do with your kids in Ottawa during March break! Take this time to enjoy a moment with the kids and explore Ottawa.