Family Events and Activities in Ottawa in April

Fun Things to Do in April in Ottawa with Kids - SavvyMom

Spring may be here according to the calendar but it may not always feel that way in Ottawa in April with the unpredictable snow, slush, rain, sun, repeat cycle. However there are many fun family events in Ottawa this month that will keep you and your family entertained and enjoying this beautiful city. Whether it’s an indoor event, grabbing some yummy bites or enjoying the outdoors there is something for all ages and passions.

Fun Family Events & Attractions in Ottawa in April

Specialty Shows

April 1-2 you can visit 3 different tradeshow experiences in the Ottawa area. Hit up the Ottawa Parent & Child Expo at the Nepean Sportsplex and experience the biggest kid show in the Ottawa area. With lots of entertainment to keep the kids busy, including Meet The Keepers and Cocomelon, parents won’t want to miss all the great companies on site to learn about services, products, and activities for Ottawa families.  Head over to the EY Centre to experience the “Mini Ottawa Comiccon” where you can access collectors items, games, replicas and more for the comic loving families.  The Travel & Vacation Show at the Shaw Centre will invite you to get some great ideas for your next family adventure and see all the travels that await you and your family. If you head downtown to the Shaw Centre check out some of our favourite Byward Market adventures while you are there. Later in the month you can check out the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, The Eco-Market, & Signatures Originals!

Hoppity Easter Fun

There are many activities happening in the Ottawa area to have some family fun over the Easter weekend. The Diefenbunker is having “Easter at the Bunker” where you can explore and pick up some treats along the way. There will also be butterfly and egg decorating and a special scavenger hunt. Billings Estate National Historic Site invites you and your family to participate in egg dying and decorating, planting of seeds to grow your own veggies and meet some new furry friends at the petting zoo on site.  The Metcalfe Easter Farmers Market is a great place to pick up some special treats, artwork, local maple syrup & honey and much more! This fun farmers market turns 30 this year. The Easter Egg Hunt at Valleyview Little Animal Farm is a favourite for families with kids under the age of 5.

Maple Season In Full Swing

Maple season is still hopping in the Ottawa area and you can visit some of the local sugar bushes with many, like Fultons, open until the weekend of the 15th. Don’t miss out on maple taffy, pancake breakfasts and enjoying the local nature trails. Many local sugar bushes also have play areas for the kids and petting zoos/farms.

Move, Experience, Play

The National Arts Centre continues with their biweekly Toddler Tuesday’s for music fun and also has a family friendly free “Soul Rhythms” once a week. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets will be in concert with the NAC Orchestra and you may also like to check out “Les Mots Secrets” a celebration of poetry. The NAC offers a variety of programming every month in both official languages for children of all ages.

Foodie Fun

What could be better than a PoutineFest?! Head to City Hall April 27-30th to enjoy some delicious fries, gravy and curd cheese! With many poutines to choose from there is also live music on site throughout the weekend. Don’t forget that there is a variety of kid friendly (and free!) restaurants for kids throughout the Ottawa area for those nights that you just don’t feel like cooking or are looking for something different.

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