Kids & Families

Featured Listings

Starr Gymnastics & Fitness Starr Gymnastics & Fitness
Starr Gymnastics & Fitness is Ottawa’s first choice for Family Fitness. We provide instructional gymnastics for children of any background and ability. Our programs are dynamic, challenging, promoting self-esteem. Our instructors are the best in the industry! Starr Gymnastics provides everyone with Great Exercise, Great People and Great Fun!


Nanny Perfect Nanny Perfect
Nanny Perfect is a Canadian online nanny placement service that puts Canadian families in touch with locally-based nannies. Families can use our website to find and contact candidates matching their requirements, without having to deal with an agency and at a fraction of the cost of a regular nanny placement service.  Search for matching nannies online, contact candidates to discuss requirements, and create a free profile to advertise your vacancy on our popular website.
A Canadian online service that connects families to local, pre-screen nannies and babysitters and other caregivers. Choose from many available candidates from Ottawa for all types of needs: occasional, regular, live-in, live-out. Each caregiver has a Mom reviewed detailed profile with contact details,  references and background checks. Select, contact and hire with confidence at a fraction a nanny placement agency would charge. We also offer candidates for Special Needs, Senior Care, Pet Care and Housekeeping. Also available in French as 


Funhaven is Ottawa’s newest and best entertainment centre destination. We offer a world-class Laser Tag Arena, award winning Comfyland toddler play centre, a jungle gym with built-in Ballocity cannons, the latest high-tech Mini Bowling Lanes, Video and Prize Games, Simulators, crazy fun Bumper Cars, Mission Impossible style Laser Frenzy and other award winning attractions that will leave you thrilled. Whatever you consider fun, you’ll find more of it at Funhaven, The Fun Experts!


Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine
Parenting Times MagazineAn Ottawa based parenting magazine home delivered in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Parenting Times covers issues and topics important to parents and families for helping to raise their children. Parenting Times strives to give parents the information they want on health, education, family fun, the arts, community profiles, and so much more. From interesting, and informative articles, Ottawa Parenting Times provides in-depth editorial and information for today’s busy parents.


If you’re expecting a baby, have recently given birth or would just like to get back into shape, FITMOM has a fitness class to suit you. We provide prenatal, post natal and beyond fitness classes to help you become lean and strong! Instructors are certified to help you safely exercise for the stage of life you’re in. We have been helping moms get fit and have fun for more than 8 years in Ottawa! For more information, please see or contact us at


actKIDvity provides a safe and comfortable van charter and transportation service that serves to provide busy and otherwise engaged parents, a Round Trip Pick-up/Drop-off service from home to after-school programs and activities (team sport practices/games/competitions, educational tutoring, artistic lessons, birthday parties, camps, field trips, amusement parks etc).


TumblersTumblers Gymnastics Centre
Tumblers Gymnastics Centre has recreational and competitive gymnastics programs for children of all ages and skill levels. From Kinder classes that teach fundamental movements for children as young as 18 months, to youth recreational and competitive programs, special needs programs and day camps. For more information visit our website


Kids in the CapitalKids in the Capital
Kids in the Capital is a blog written by parents who share some of the activities, attractions, events, tips and tricks they love to do with their kids in the National Capital Region.




A growing list of Ottawa-based blogs by parents, about their families. Add your blog…

Daycare, babysitters & nanny services

Resources for kids

  • Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa
    CAYFO strives to engage, inspire, support, and celebrate children and young people in our community.
  • Kids Help Phone
    1-800-668-6868. Available anytime of the day or night, in English and French, by phone and by web, it is the go-to resource for kids in Canada from five to 20 when they need help or trustworthy information on issues that are difficult to discuss with anyone else.
  • Turn Around Project
    Helping youth and their families to deal better with the prevalence of dugs and drug use.
  • Youth Canada
    From the Government of Canada, resources for teenagers and older youth.

Resources for parents

Stores, services & more

Special Thanks

Thanks to Andre Ouellette for his assistance in creating our Kids Guide.