Ottawa Family Fun

Photo(s) of the day: Pumpkin pickers

29 October 2014 Ah, me boys

Like yesterday’s post, this photo of the day post is from the weekend. Forgive me, but I think they’re too lovely not to share. And it’s not Halloween yet, so it’s not too late, right? My babies in the pumpkin patch: Eep! When did they get so grown up? Wait, here’s one more. Can you […]

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Halloween Family Fun with the City of Ottawa Museums

21 October 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

Looking for spooktacular family fun in Ottawa this weekend? Whether you’re a fearless adult or a tiny trick-or-treater, the City of Ottawa museums have an adventure that’s perfect for you. Here’s the details, in their own words. Haunted Historic Village – October 24 and 25 Experience starts at 7:30 pm with the last admission at […]

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Photo(s) of the day: Smashing Pumpkins at the Cumberland Museum

6 October 2014 Ah, me boys

We stood in line for two hours for our turn. They ran out of hot dogs at the concession stand and I had foolishly not thought to pack any food. And yet, we all agreed – the wait was well worth it. For what? To decorate and then launch our pumpkins across a field to […]

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Weekend family fun: Culture Days at City of Ottawa Museums

25 September 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

Did you see the forecast for this weekend? It’s like the summer we forgot to have! There’s no excuse to stay inside, so here’s an idea – get out and enjoy Culture Days with free admission at one of Ottawa’s museums. At the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, they’re exploring “vintage social media” (ha!): “Experience the […]

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Ottawa Family Fun: Drive-In Movie Night at the Cumberland Village Museum!

20 August 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

How’s this for a great idea for family fun? The Cumberland Museum is hosting a drive-in movie this weekend featuring The Wizard of Oz. From the City of Ottawa website: “The Wizard of Oz on the big screen, outside under the stars is a rare treat indeed! Listen to the movie and marvel at the […]

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Ottawa Family Fun: A day at Baxter Conservation Area beach

10 August 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

We have always loved going to the beach. Some of my best childhood memories are days spent at Grand Bend or Ipperwash or Port Franks with my family, and my Mom still loves to join us for a day at the beach. Although they’re a far cry from the spectacular beaches of PEI (yes, I’m […]

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Ottawa Family Fun: Ten things we loved about the Cumberland Village Heritage Museum

4 August 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

I‘ve been meaning to get back to the Cumberland Village Heritage Museum for years now. We went way back in the day, maybe four or five years ago, and I remember really liking it, but we just never got around to making the return trek. We actually started heading out there with a picnic last […]

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Free Ottawa Family Fun: A visit to Rideau Hall

30 July 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

I have been living in Ottawa for more than 25 years and recommending Rideau Hall as a destination and activity for free Ottawa family fun for nearly a decade, so I figured it was high time we actually headed over and checked it out. It was, to be honest, not at all what I expected. […]

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Summer of the fox

25 July 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

Summer 2014 is shaping up to be the summer of the fox around here. It started with Tristan adopting the fox as his favourite animal recently. One of his hyphenated surnames sort of looks like the French word for fox, which led to the translation of our family name as “Thunder Fox”, which is a […]

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Canada Day in Ottawa: Tips and Suggestions?

26 June 2014 Ottawa Family Fun

With dozens, probably hundreds, of posts over the last ten years about family-friendly things to in Ottawa, can you believe I’ve never blogged about Canada Day in Ottawa? When we were young and childless, we used to go downtown and do the Hill all the time, and I think I remember battling the crowds once […]

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