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Ottawa Kids is a free parenting directory in the Ottawa area, featuring kids’ activities, programs, birthday parties, events, attractions, playgroups, contests, and more!

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The Canadian History Hall

The Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau is now open and definitely worth a visit!! The Canadian History Hall lets you explore over 15,000 years of Canadian history  and its people from the earliest know human habitation to today. The Hall is divided into 3 galleries that each focus on […]

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Ice Cream Festival

Ice Cream Festival

July 16th is National Ice Cream Day and to celebrate this delicious day, the Canada Agriculture and Food museum is hosting an Ice Cream Festival! The Ice Cream Festival will take place on Sunday July 16th from 9:30 to 4pm and there will be many activities for the whole family to enjoy! Ice Cream Making […]

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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 […]

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Nameable Gifts

Nameable Gifts

Are looking for unique gifts and only the most precious will do? Nameable Gifts has colorful and fun gifts that will make everyone smile!   When giving a gift, there’s nothing like one that says, “You are one of a kind!”.  Whether for birthdays, baby showers, any of life’s special occasions – or just for […]

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Free Summer Activities in the Ottawa Area

Free Summer Activities in the Ottawa Area

With summer vacation just around the corner, here is a list of free summer activities in the Ottawa area for the whole family to enjoy. Come out to the Parliament Hill to see the Change of the Guard every day from July 7th to August 25th, 2017. Every summer morning Parliament Hill is alive with music and […]

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Free Apple Camp Workshops

Free Apple Camp Workshops

Do you have a tech savy child? Then these Free Apple Camp Workshops are perfect for them. These workshops are offered in Apple Retail stores in the Ottawa area, therefore either Rideau Mall downtown or Bayshore Shopping Center in the West End. They are intended for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and […]

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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 […]

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FREE Outdoor Family Movies Ottawa 2017

FREE Outdoor Family Movies Ottawa 2017

Outdoor movies are a great free family friendly event during the summer! Ottawa Kids has compiled as list of FREE outdoor family friendly movies that will be screened this summer 2017 in the Ottawa area. Saturday June 24th at 7PM: Secret Life of Pets at Kilbirnie Park in Barrhaven (Sequoia Church) Thursday June 29th at 9PM: Chantez (Sing) at Parc […]

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MosaiCanada150

MosaiCanada150

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 […]

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Casino du Lac Leamy's Sound of Light

Casino du Lac Leamy’s Sound of Light

The Casino du Lac Leamy’s Sound of Light is a beautiful international fireworks competition that will delight the whole family. The 22nd edition of the Casino du Lac Leamy’s Sound of Light will also be celebrating Canada’s 150 with 5 grand firework from 5 provinces that will display our country and history. The Sound of […]

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Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

The Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill is a great event for families with children of all ages in the summer! Northern Lights is the Sound and Light Show presented this summer from July 11th to September 16th 2017 on Parliament Hill . The show lasts 30 minutes and is a great way for […]

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Child Development Laboratories at the University of Ottawa

The Child Development Laboratories at the University of Ottawa are looking for children from 3 months to 8 years old to participate in studies.   The studies are designed to be game-like and fun for children looking at things like language, cognitive, and moral development. Free parking is provided while you are the University and your child […]

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2017 Summer Fairs in the Ottawa Area

2017 Summer Fairs in the Ottawa Area

Going out to one of the fairs in the Ottawa area this summer can be a fun day for the whole family with kids shows, petting zoos, amusement rides, truck shows, contest and concerts! Ottawa Kids has compiled a list of the upcoming 2017 summer fairs in the Ottawa area: June 2nd to 4th: Blackburn Hamlet […]

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Family Fun in Ottawa during the month of June 2017

June has many family friendly festivals, fairs & outdoor events for the whole family to enjoy! The 47th annual Blackburn Hamlett Funfair will be on from June 2nd to 4th with a parade, an outdoor movie Friday at 6pm, a fun run on Sunday June 4th (5KM or 1KM), a softball tournament, fireworks Saturday June 3rd at 10pm, […]

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Ottawa Horse Day 2017

Ottawa Horse Day 2017

Come get close up with horses at Ottawa Horse Day, an annual family event held at Wesley Clover Parks on June 3rd 2017! Activities include: show jumping horse drawn wagon rides pony rides a Kid’s zone Prince Philip Pony Club Games Parelli natural horsemanship Event is FREE! A 5$ parking donation is suggested.  

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Doors Open Ottawa 2017

Come explore Ottawa’s architecture, culture & history for FREE during the 2017 edition of Doors Open Ottawa which will be held June 3rd & 4th. This year, Doors Open Ottawa will be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with over 150 buildings open to the public! Here are some great family friendly places to visit for FREE with […]

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Ottawa Children's Festival 2017

Ottawa Children’s Festival 2017

The 2017 edition of the Ottawa Children’s Festival will be held from May 10th-14th and will feature some of the best performing arts from around the world including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, acrobatics and much more. This annual festival takes place at Lebreton Flats Park with select showings at La Nouvelle Scène, the Canadian War Museum and […]

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N.U.T.S

N.U.T.S (Neuron Upgrade Training Station) is an awesome new facility in Ottawa that allows anyone age 9 & up to be active and learn something at the same time. It is Canada’s first Knowledge Based Obstacle Race! At N.U.T.S, you will challenge your brain and body in their Knowledge-based Obstacle Race™ which is a fun combination […]

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