12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

| March 20, 2018 | 4 Comments

12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

Getting ready for Easter weekend, yet you are not sure what’s happening in and around Ottawa? Get ready to jot down some great ideas as we are sharing 12 Easter weekend family fun activities around Ottawa everyone will enjoy!


12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities in Ottawa

Easter Eggs in a basket on grass.


1. Easter at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre March 15-31, 2018  

Easter comes early to Billings Bridge Shopping Centre! Face painting, a one-on-one talk with the Easter Bunny and an Easter Scavenging Hunt waits for visitors.  There are even specific sessions for fur children to have a chat with their fellow furry friend!

2. Hoppy Easter Family Event  Ottawa Humane Society  March 24, 2018 from 11 am – 1:30 pm   

It may be a week away fro ten big day, but the annual Hoppy Easter family event will be one to attend this year! Easter-themed activities such as egg races, OHS Auxiliary craft and bake sale, Critter Crafters craft sale, cupcake decorating, and the Bunny himself will be hopping in for a meet-and-greet will be available to take part in!  Treats will be on hand for visitors to nibble on.

3. Kids in the Kitchen: Easter Chocolate Treat Canadian Museum of History  Various Dates and Times in English and French   

The Canadian Museum of History feels that Easter would not be the same without a sweet treat! Kids are able to meet guest chef in a cooking workshop in the Studio of the Canadian Children’s Museum. They will learn how to create yummy chocolate treats, then are invited to taste them! Each workshop runs for up to 45 mins.

*Note – Pre-registration is required, and workshops begin on the hours starting at 10 am until 3 pm.

4. Easter Weekend Celebration  Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush March 30-April 2, 2018 8 am -3 pm  

Family fun awaits visitors at Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Pancake House. Enjoy a hot maple meal then take part in indoor and outdoor activities! Sleigh rides and maple taffy will be available from 10 am – 2 pm. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos!

5. Easter at the Farm Canadian Food and Agriculture Museum  March 30-April 2, 2018 from 10 am -4 pm  

The arrival of spring is what the Canadian Food and Agriculture is celebrating this Easter weekend! Come and see how the farm has come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Visitors can also discover the transformation of cacao beans into chocolate while helping to bake chocolate cake and get to have a yummy sample, too!

6. Easter Weekend and Proulx Maple and Berry Farm  March 30-April 2, 2018 Various Times   

Plenty of fun is waiting for families at Proulx Maple Berry Farm. Visitors can enjoy face painting, an Easter egg hunt and a clue hunt. Also have fun while taking in a sweet visit to their sugar bush!


12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities in Ottawa

A bunny on a lawn near decorated eggs.


7. Easter at the Estate Billings Estate National Historic Site March 31, 2018 from 10 am – 4 pm  

Go back in time to see what Easter was like for the Billings when you visit the Billings Estate National Historic Site. Discover how spring brought about the theme of renewal as seen in Victorian-era Easter imagery and celebrations while doing fun activities and games with your family. Be a part of their Easter egg hunt, decorate eggs with traditional dyes, and plant and take home your own carrot seed to watch it grow!  The Easter Bunny will hop by the Estate to say hello!

8. Hop into Spring  Cumberland Heritage Village Museum  March 31, 2018 from 10 am-4 pm 

Jump into fun as you take in the fun at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum! Solve an Easter puzzle while exploring the Museum grounds, challenge your family members to compete against each other in fun games, and learn about traditional dyeing tools and techniques while decorating eggs!

9. Easter Egg-stravaganza Hunt Bytown Museum March 31, April 1 and 2, 2018 11 am -4 pm  

Crafts, an Easter egg hunt and prizes are what the Bytown Museum has in store for visitors this Easter!

10. Hop into Easter Fairfields Heritage House  March 31, 2018 from 10 am -4 pm  

Spring into action as your family takes in the grounds at Fairfields Heritage House! Create a bunny mask before going on an Easter egg hunt. Families will have fun while being introduced to this heritage property.

11. Easter at the Bunker Diefenbaker Museum  March 31, 2018 10 am – 4:30 pm   

Breaking news: The Easter Bunny will be hopping by the Diefenbaker Museum during Easter weekend! He created a fun scavenger hunt for families to unearth using camouflaged eggs. There will be three levels of difficulty for egg hunters of all ages to enjoy.

12. Easter Brunch Canadian Museum of Nature  April 1, 2018  10:30 am and 12:30 pm 

Easter will be hopping at the Canadian Museum of Nature! Families can enjoy brunch with a variety of meal options to choose from for a delicious Easter treat. Once you have finished feasting, your family can visit the museum’s amazing galleries and learn about Canada’s vast natural history.

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 egg-spiration to plan some fun activities for everyone to enjoy!


12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities in Ottawa

12 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities in Ottawa


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  1. Debbie P says:

    That’s really great. Kids need to attend things like this around any holiday.

  2. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Wow I can’t believe how many events there is in Ottawa. Kids will definitely have a great time.

  3. MD Kennedy says:

    I’ve never been to a sugar bush – I’d so like to be near Ottawa this Easter to go!

  4. CBrazil says:

    I am glad to see that some of the activities run the full weekend!!

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