Family Day is seriously just around the corner. Monday February 16th is the date this year. I don’t know where time went as I did not think it was this late in 2015 already. So off I went on a mad rush to find things to do in Ottawa for Family Day this year. Hopefully these 5 family day in Ottawa activities will also help you out as well if you find that it totally snuck up on you as well.
Mayor Watson hosts Family Day Skating Party on Sens Rink of Dreams
Mayor Jim Watson invites everyone to the Family Day Skating Party on the Sens Rink of Dreams at City Hall on Monday, February 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by Mayor Watson, in collaboration with the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the City’s Winterlude partners and Ottawa Public Health (OPH). The party will feature many of your favourite local mascots, as well as free hot chocolate from BeaverTails Pastry, and warm soup, courtesy of Whole Foods.The Tim Hortons/Rogers TV Community Cruiser will also drop by with free coffee and Timbits.
Complimentary skate sharpening will be available from the Public School Board of Eastern Ontario.
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Family day also marks the end of Winterlude. It is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy skating on the world’s longest skating rink also known as the Rideau Canal, beaver tails, ice sculptures and of course North America’s largest children’s playground known as Snowflake Kingdom.
For more information visit: http://www.canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1416239267950/1416239373076
NAC English Theatre Family Day
Celebrate the 4th Annual English Theatre Family Day in the NAC lobby. Presented by Boston Pizza, this special event features a cornucopia of hands-on activities for children and the people who love them! Join them for a memorable day of stories, songs, games, interactive displays, and special workshops throughout the NAC.
For more information visit: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/7941
Special activities including “A Walk Through Time on the Heritage Maple Path”, horse drawn sleigh or wagon rides, face painting, taffy, etc from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. A great way to enjoy family day and the winter season. I still have fond memories from my child hood of visiting maple farms.
For more information visit: http://www.fultons.ca/
Ottawa has no shortage of amazing museums. If outdoors isn’t your thing then visit one of the many museums our city has to offer. They all will be featuring special events and activities to celebrate family day.
For a list of Ottawa Museums and links to their sites to get programming information visit http://www.ottawamuseums.com/.
Leave us a comment: Does your family have a favourite family day activity in the Ottawa area? Let us know so we can check it out ourselves.