15 Easter Weekend Family Fun Activities Around Ottawa

| April 4, 2017 | 3 Comments

15 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 15 Easter weekend family fun activities around Ottawa everyone will enjoy!


Decorated Easter Eggs with ribbons; Photo Credit: Photo credit: ButterflySha via Foter.com / CC BY


1. Good Friday Family Fun Day at Maple Ridge Centre, April 14, 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm

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!

2. Hop into Spring – Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, April 15, 2017, from 10 am – 4 pm 

Indoor and outdoor events are happening at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for Easter! Curious Cottontail Easter Bunny will arrive to spend time with visitors, dye eggs and learn how people get ready for the warmer days ahead. Love flying kites? Celebrate Kite Flying Month by bringing it to fly it with your family!

3. Easter at the Farm – Canadian Food and Agriculture Museum, April 14 – 17, 2017 from 9:30 am – 4 pm

Animals and food and treats! Oh, my! The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum will have all of these things for visitors to learn about and enjoy this Easter weekend! The family can welcome all of the new animals as well as the rabbits up close.

4. Easter Activities at the Canadian Museum of Nature – April 14-17, 2017 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm 

Easter will be hopping at the Canadian Museum of Nature! Visitors can make a dino-egg craft or search for eggs in the live animal terraria located in the Nature Live Gallery on the 3rd floor. Families can also enjoy brunch! With a variety of meal options to choose from, there is something everyone will love eating! Once you have finished feasting, your family can visit the museum’s amazing galleries and learn about Canada’s vast natural history.

5. Kids in the Kitchen: Easter Chocolate Treat – Canadian Museum of History, various dates and times  

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.

6. Easter at the Estate – Billings Estate National Historic Site, April 15, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm

Your families will enjoy the activities the Billings Estate National Historic Site has in store! Visitors can take part in creating crafts, look around the Estate, and traditional egg dyeing. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance for kids to see and snap photos with.

7. Easter Egg-stravaganza Hunt – Bytown Museum, April 15-17, 2017 from 11 am – 4 pm 

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

8. Easter Weekend Celebration– Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Pancake House, April 14 – 16, 2017 from 9 am – 4 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! The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos!

Easter Egg Hunts Around Ottawa


Bunny on grass with shiny coloured chocolate eggs; Photo credit: somewhereintheworldtoday via Foter.com / CC BY


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!

9. Bytown Museum

10. Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

11. Diefenbunker

12. Hazeldean Mall

13. Proulx Sugarbush & Berry Farm

14. Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane


15. 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! Both shopping centres also have other fun activities families can take part in in the spirit of Easter.

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!

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  1. Shelley Young says:

    Thanks for the info! My fave part of Easter is celebrating it with family….going to Easter Mass at Church….and getting my favourite flower, the Easter lily!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    There always seem to be so many things to do and see in and around Ottawa, hope everyone has a lot of fun and that many, many Easter eggs are found. 🙂

  3. Wanda Tracey says:

    We are close to Ottawa and always enjoy finding fun things to do with the family.Easter is such a wonderful holiday and should be full of joy and fun filled hours of Easter egg hunts for the children.Thanks for the great post.

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