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10 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

| March 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

Getting ready for Easter weekend, yet you are not sure what is happening in and around Ottawa? Get ready to jot down some great ideas as we are sharing 10 Easter weekend family fun activities around Ottawa everyone will enjoy!  

10 Easter Weekend Family Fun

Activities Around Ottawa



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Looking for more than a hunt for the kids to take part in? Take a look at what we have found for a fun day out with the family!

Good Friday Family Fun Day at Maple Ridge Centre, March 25, 2016

The holiday gets hopping at the Maple Ridge Centre! From a made-from-scratch buttermilk pancake breakfast to horse-drawn wagon ride to meet the Easter Bunny to an Easter Egg hunt, there will be no shortage of fun for the family to have. There will also be giant inflatables in the gym, face painting and more!

Curious Cottontails’s Easter at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, March 26, 2016

Visitors will get to enjoy a maple taffy on the snow treat, hear the tale of Peter Rabbit told by a professional storyteller, get your photo taken with Curious Cottontail and their 2-D statue of Peter Rabbit, make an Easter egg craft and receive an Easter postcard souvenir from their print shop.

Easter at the Farm – Canadian Food and Agriculture Museum, March 25-28

Animals and food and treats! Oh my! The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum will have all of these things for visitor to learn about and enjoy this Easter weekend! The family can welcome all of the new animals as well as the rabbits up close. Visitors can also follow the making of chocolate from cocoa bean to yummy treat then make a chocolatey recipe and taste a sample! There will also be an Easter egg hunt for children 6 years old and younger, while older children can take part in searching for “signs of spring” in the museum’s challenge throughout the barns.

Easter at the Museum – Canadian Museum of Nature March 25-28, 2016

The family will have fun while catching the buzz of Bugs: Outside of the Box before it closes on March 28th! Visitors can also watch Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters 3D Movie, build their own bug and take in the rest of the fun at the museum. In the mood for brunch on Easter Sunday? There will be a maple-season-inspired Sunday Brunch to attend!

Hop into Easter – Canadian Museum of History, March 27, 2016

Chocoholics will be guided through the process of making a yummy chocolate egg with help from L’Artisan du Dessert, decorate a colourful Easter egg, then put it together into a festive treat! The Easter Bunny may also stop by to greet visitors!

Easter at the Estate – Billings Estate National Historic Site, March 26, 2016

Take part in their Easter egg hunt, visit and take a photo with the Easter Bunny, decorate your own Easter basket, use all-natural dyes to colour Easter eggs and have your face painted by a professional face painter.

Egg-stravaganza Egg Decorating – Bytown Museum, March 26 – 28, 2016

Take the family to this free event at the Bytown Museum so you can design beautiful spring designs on eggs to decorate your Easter tree.

Easter Weekend Celebration – Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Pancake House, March 25-28, 2016

There will be fun and excitement for the family at Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Pancake House this Easter weekend! There will be face painting, horse drawn rides, musical entertainment in the Pancake house and sweet treats such as maple taffy and cotton candy to buy, eat and enjoy!

Easter Egg Hunts Around Ottawa



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Is the big Easter egg hunt the focal point of the day for your kids? Check out this list of places around Ottawa that are running Easter egg hunts for your kids to have fun this year!

Bytown Museum

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum


Place d’Orleans

Proulx Sugarbush & Berry Farm

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane


Meet the Easter Bunny

Do your kids need to have a one-on-one talk with the Easter Bunny before he hops on down the bunny trail this coming weekend? Billings Bridge Shopping Centre and Carlingwood Shopping Centre have made their wishes come true by having their fuzzy friend on hand!

If you are looking to take it easy this Easter weekend, take a look at the ideas and recipes on the blog to keep your family entertained!

Hopefully, this list of ideas for fun family ideas this Easter weekend will give you some inspiration to plan some fun activities for everyone to enjoy!

What is your favourite part of celebrating Easter?


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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. Brenda A says:

    So many things going on! I really appreciate this compilation. Now to decide on which to pick. Bring on Easter!!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love those Easter eggs in the top photo, they are gorgeous. 🙂

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