Kids & Families


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!

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

Pirate AdventuresPirate Adventures
Ahoy Maties! With the Jolly Roger flying, and our Pirate crew at the ready, we venture forth seeking sunken treasure aboard a fifty foot pirate ship armed with twelve water canons. From the sea battle to walking the plank, you will be amazed as our energetic crew taps into your child’s imagination, transforming him or her into a pirate complete with face painting, tattoos and pirate gear. This 75-minute action filled sail is a wonderful opportunity to be introduced to Canada’s newest World Heritage site.

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.

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Kids Activities

Birthday Parties

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

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


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

Special Thanks

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

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