It may still feel like winter outside, but spring will be here before we know it - which means Easter will be too! Easter is at the start of April this year though, which may mean outdoor egg hunts are not possible. Only time will tell!
Ottawa has many family-friendly Easter activities happening throughout Easter weekend including Easter egg hunts, decorating and ample opportunities for little ones to meet the Easter Bunny! Here's where to go in the Ottawa area for the very best in Easter activities the entire family can enjoy:
Ottawa Egg Drop at the Aviation Museum
This free family event takes place over Easter weekend at the Aviation Museum. They are dropping 30,000 easter eggs from a helicopter in Ottawa’s first egg drop! Unfortunately, registration for this event proved to very popular, very early and is now closed for registration (but it’s something to keep your eyes out for next year!). For more information visit: EggDrop.ca
Canadian Agricultural Museum- Easter at the farm
Celebrate Easter at the Canadian Agricultural Museum from March 30th to April 2nd. The barns are sure to be alive with newborn animals, and what better way to celebrate Easter than with real live cute baby chicks and bunnies!
Valleyview Animal Farm – Easter Fun
Easter egg hunts with hundreds of coloured eggs take place throughout Easter weekend at Valleyview Animal Farm. This farm is a great place for younger kids, who may want to stop and feed a goat or two while they hunt for eggs
Billings Estate Museum – Easter at the Estate
On Saturday March 31st Billings Estate hosts an Easter egg hunt as well as other fun and educational Easter activities. For more information visit the Billing Estate Museum website by clicking here.
Canadian Museum of History – Children’s Museum
Although not over the Easter weekend, the museum is hosting a Dragon Egg Hunt March 19th - this sends kiddos on a quest to find magical dragon eggs. You get a chance to visit the DreamWorks Animation Exhibition to immerse yourself in the fantastical world of Toothless from the film How To Train Your Dragon. Sounds eggcellent!!
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - Springtime Adventure
On Saturday March 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate Easter with "Hop into Spring" - unscramble an easter puzzle, dye eggs and learn how people used to prepare for spring. For information and to register, visit the museum's website.
Diefenbunker – Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Located in Carp, the Diefenbunker has held an easter egg hunt on Easter weekend for the past few years - this year it is on Saturday, March 31st. With hundreds of places to hide in the 100,000 square foot bunker, it makes for a fun Easter egg hunt for all ages! For more details, click here.
What activities do you enjoy sharing with your kids at Easter? Or is there an Easter activity in Ottawa we should know about? Leave a comment and let us know.