It may still feel like winter outside, but spring will be here before we know it - which means Easter will be too! Easter is in the middle of April this year, which means traditions such as Easter egg hunts will be outside without the need for snowsuits and boots (hopefully).
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 spring at the Canadian Agricultural Museum from April 14th to the 17th. 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
Although details have yet to be released, typically 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
Visit the Canadian Museum of History’s Children’s Museum in Gatineau from April 3rd to the 17th for a Golden Egg Hunt. Kids can earn a treat by tracking down 12 special golden eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny throughout the Children’s Museum. To plan your visit visit the museum's website by clicking here.
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - Springtime Adventure
On Saturday, April 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrate Easter with "Curious Cottontail" Easter Bunny, 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, April 15th. 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.