If there was ever an event that is just as amazing for kids as it is for parents, Touch A Truck is it! Touch A Truck is a once a year chance to interact with vehicles of all shapes and sizes. From Army vehicles to the remote control lawn mover the city uses.
He loved the Army Jeep and even found the Book Mobile interesting. My 5 year old loved the Garbage truck and the construction equipment. He got a plastic fire hat from a fire fighter that we still have (we could use a replacement, hopefully they are there again this year). My husband found the Police bomb squad fascinating (many Dads were hovering around that one) and I enjoyed looking at the smiles on my boys faces. It was a wonderful way to spend a morning.
This year they expect to have over 50 cool vehicles to climb into and enjoy. I took the following out of the Mothercraft Ottawa press release about this years event:
Bring the whole family to a fun filled day where everyone is encouraged to explore the mighty machines, beep horns, pull sirens and explore the inside of their favourite rig or machine. We have some exciting new trucks and equipment in our line up this year. And even more fun including: • “Strongman” demonstration. • Maria Hawkins and band • Hintonburg Hip Hop dancers • Close up magic from Rising Star • Face painting, crafts, Magic and balloon making artist are just some of the activities that await you!
One thing to remember is that if you have a child who is sensitive to loud noises, this event may not be for you. There is a whole lot of horn honking going on. Last year my oldest child proclaimed that they should rename the event "Honk A Horn"! LOL
TOUCH A TRUCK will be located at Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, 2525 Carling Avenue on JULY 18Th, 2010 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Admission is $5 per person with a $20 maximum per family.
Its all for a good cause as all funds raised from Touch A Truck directly support the prenatal and parenting programs of Mothercraft Ottawa.
Photo Credit to my sister Joanne
Chantal is a mom of 3 boys, 8yo D, 5yo M and 6mo D2. When she finds time she blogs at TwoHandsFull.
Joanne the proud mom of Amélie (8 years old) and Mathieu (4 years). She is new at blogging and you can find her at Our Money Pit.