5 Adventures Your Kids Will Love in Ottawa This Summer
Need some ideas to keep the kids active, off the couch and entertained this summer? We’ve gathered some of the top adventures your kids will love in Ottawa this summer so you can plan out your schedule and make the most of your time together. Here’s what to check out this season!
Explore The Canadian Science And Technology Museum
Museums may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of kid-friendly fun, but if your little ones love tech, gadgets and science, this is an ideal spot to take them. There are plenty of activities and exhibitions that are family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Since being newly renovated, they can explore their creativity and curiosity while burning off energy in the new ZOOM exhibit. This features a multitude of playful elements of surprise and experimentation, including a starry sky toddler areas, an interactive gear wall, ultra-sensory play structure, a vehicle-building station and much more.
Check Out Cosmic Adventures
Another great place to kick off your summer fun with the kids is at Cosmic Adventures. This indoor play centre is guaranteed to keep your kids entertained for hours. The facility is a kid’s climbing paradise, with three stories of climbers, ball pits, slides and more. There are also two separate toddlers’ areas so the kids can play with their appropriate age groups.
Spend Time On The Water At Eco Odysee
Explore the greater Ottawa area this summer at Eco Odysee. This hidden gem is one the whole family will love, with endless outdoor adventure that’s fun and unique. Here you can hop in a boat or canoe to make your way around the swamp maze, using maps and clues to solve the unique adventures. There’s also walking mazes and a quaint picnic area to enjoy the stunning scenery.
Go On A Pirate Adventure
Got a little pirate in the family? Take them on an imaginary pirate adventure where they can set sail with a band of pirates along the Rideau Canal. You can experience a fun and immersive day on the water with a theatrical and interactive ride, filled with storytelling and entertainment. The kids can get their faces painted, dress up in pirate costumes, and even loot from the treasure chest before disembarking.
Play With Animals At The Agriculture & Food Museum
When it’s stifling hot outside, take your kids inside to the Agricultural Museum to play with and pet the animals. From cows and horses to llamas, sheep, bunnies, pigs and more – they can get up close with the animals and run around in the playground. They can also learn how to take care of the animals, garden and cook at the summer camps that are offered throughout the season.
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