FREE Family Programming at the NAC

This summer the National Arts Centre is bringing great daily FREE performances for the whole family to enjoy. As part of the Canada Scene Festival, the National Arts Centre will offer free performances at 11am daily in the Atrium from July 3rd to July 23rd. The schedule showcases theatre, dance, and music for kids of all […]

Canada Day Activities in the Ottawa Area

With the celebrations of Canada 150, this Canada Day is going to be a big one with tons of family friendly activities around the nations capital! Parliament Hill is expected to attract large crowds for Canada Day celebrations and giant screens will be set up downtown for everyone to be able to enjoy! The celebrations start […]



MosaiCanada150 is an impressive horticultural event featuring sculptures, paintings and a one-kilometer stroll through 40 fantastic horticulture arrangements MosaiCanada150 is a spectacular horticultural event that combines: sculpture for the structure paint for the palette of colors horticulture The theme of MosaiCanada150 will reflect the 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada throughout 40 different […]

Pirate Adventures in Ottawa

Pirate Adventures in Ottawa is a 75 minute interactive pirate-theatre cruise on a real pirate ship!   Kids and adults receive a new pirate name, dress up in pirate gear & face painting tattoos and then hop aboard the pirate ship for the adventure. Activities during the 75 minute cruise include: discovering the treasure map […]

Registration for Spring and Summer Recreation Classes

Mark your calendars, registration for spring and summer recreation classes offered by the city of Ottawa is happening soon!   For swim programs, registration will start Monday March 5th 2018 at 9 pm online and by touchtone phone and Tuesday March 6th 2018 in person during business hours. For recreation programs, registration will start Wednesday March 7th 2018 at 9 pm online […]

Calypso Waterpark

Calypso Waterpark is Canada’s largest theme waterpark and is located located in the Ottawa area in Limoges. This year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Calypso will grant free admission to children (accompanied by a parent) who measure under one meter in height!!   If you are visiting with young children, the best attractions are: The Zoo Lagoon is […]

Strawberry picking in the Ottawa area

Ottawa Kids has compiled a list of the best places to go strawberry picking in the Ottawa area. The season usually starts mid June until mid July however, it is best to call before going to make sure the conditions are right.   Acorn Creek Garden Farm; 928 Acorn Creek Road, Carp. 613-836-2613 Avanmore Berry Farm; […]