It may still feel like chilly outside, but warmer weather will be here before we know it - which means Easter will be too! Easter is in the middle of April this year, which may mean outdoor egg hunts are 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:
Hop into Easter at Fairfields Heritage House
Put a bounce in your step as you explore the lawns at Fairfields Heritage House while on the hunt for hidden Easter eggs. Get fully into character before beginning your search by decorating your very own fluffy bunny mask. Fun for the whole family and a great introduction to this heritage property! Saturday April 20th, 10am- 4pm, $17.50 per family.
Canadian Agricultural Museum- Easter at the farm
Celebrate Easter at the Canadian Agricultural Museum from April 19th to April 22nd. 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 April 20th 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.
Easter at the Farmer’s Markets
It’s still a little early for fresh produce (unless you hit up one of the farms with a greenhouse!) but markets will still hold some fun activities over Easter weekend, and you can shop for locally made goodies and all those root veggies that get stored throughout the winter! Check out Carp Farmer’s Market on Saturday and the Ottawa Farmer’s Market on Sunday.
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - Hop Into Spring
On Saturday April 20th 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, April 20th. 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.