MARCH BREAK & BEYOND: A list of activity ideas for kids and families


Skating on the Rink of Dreams. Photo by Dave Yin from the OttawaStart Flickr Group

Skating on the Rink of Dreams. Photo by Dave Yin from the OttawaStart Flickr Group


Starr GymnasticsStarr Gymnastics & Fitness
Our goal is to inspire a lifelong commitment to sport by focusing on our members as individuals as well as gymnasts. We believe that – given the necessary guidance and patience – every Starr member has the chance to “shine!”. We lead through example and we inspire confidence through proper progression, safety and fun.

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!

Lice Services CanadaLice Services Canada
Lice Services Canada is the original head lice treatment and removal team in the Ottawa area. We have a centrally located clinic or if it is more convenient a mobile team can go to your home. Our technicians are extensively trained and have been treating families for over 10 years. Our mandate is to educate families on the safe way to get rid of head lice that is why we have an exclusive line of pesticide free products that we use and sell to our clients. We also do head checks in schools, daycares and camps. Facebook | Twitter

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.

Kids Activities

Looking for something to do with your kids during March Break or on a PD Day? Here are some ideas for some great family activities in Ottawa.

Maple syrup
What a wonderful coincidence that March Break falls right at the height of maple syrup season.  Here’s a list of local sugar bushes in Ottawa, with many offering special programming on the weekends and during the March Break.

Winter activities
Skating on the Rideau Canal may be a distant memory, but there are still outdoor skating rinks open at City Hall and Lansdowne Park.  Here’s a list of skating rinks in Ottawa.  As long as this snow lasts, it could be a decent week for toboganning.  Or maybe try skiing or snowshoeing?

We recommend a visit to the newly renovated and revamped Canadian Museum of Science & Technology near St. Laurent Boulevard. The Museum of Nature is also a favourite.  But they’re just two of dozens of national and local museums in & around our city. Here’s a list…

The librarians at the Ottawa Public Library have gone above and beyond this year with a really interesting and eclectic schedule of event activities for March Break, from Lego building to ukelele lessons to sushi-making workshops. See more on our Books & Libraries Guide…

Many cinemas are adding extra showings during the March Break. Tip: go to a morning matinee to save some cash, or check out Imagine Cinema at St. Laurent Shopping Centre for the best prices.  Here’s a map of movie theatres in Ottawa…

Birthday Parties

Please see our popular Ottawa Birthday Party Guide for lots of ideas, venues and entertainers.

Ottawa Parent & Child Expo

OttawaStart Staff


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