Rediscover What the City Has to Offer This Spring
With March Break just behind us and warmer weather finally arriving, you might be itching to get out and enjoy the weather. In fact, this weather is the perfect excuse to enjoy some family fun in Ottawa with your kids. If you couldn’t get away for spring break, then maybe it’s time to plan a staycation in the city.
Whether staying in and enjoying great food to going out and exploring the city, there are plenty of things to do that both you and your kids will enjoy. Spring is the perfect season to spend quality time with your kids and have all the fun of a vacation from the comfort of your home and city.
Arts and Crafts
Whether your kids are into painting, sculpting, paper mâché, or jewelry-making, take an afternoon to explore your creative side, have fun, and bond. A piece of art or jewelry will remind you and your kids of the fun you had, just like a souvenir from vacation.
Baking and Cooking
If your kids have a favourite treat or dinner, teach them how to make it and have them lend a hand in the kitchen. Baking and cooking together can be a fun activity, and learning to cook is a very useful skill.
A Day Out Exploring the City
There are plenty of things to do with your family in Ottawa, including trips to museums, going bowling, and playing at indoor playgrounds with plenty of games for everyone to enjoy. While it’s not quite warm enough to swim at the local beaches, you can visit a pool for a fun dip in the meantime, too.
A Night at a Hotel
If you really want to treat yourself and your kids, rent a hotel room for a night or two. Enjoy the luxuries of swimming in a pool, relaxing in a hot tub, eating at a hotel restaurant, ordering room service, and watching movies in bed. It’ll feel like a proper vacation without the hassle of a lengthy trip!
Off to the Movies
A day at the movies is always a fun outing. You could also have a movie night at home (maybe even a movie marathon!) with popcorn and cuddles on the couch.
Ottawa weather can be frustratingly unpredictable, especially during the spring. But there should be at least one mild day for you and your kids to go to a park or a sugar shack. This is the best time of year to visit a sugar shack since the maple syrup is being harvested.
One last treat for a perfect spring staycation is being able to sleep in. There’s no need to rush anywhere, so relax, sleep in, and make the most of your staycation with your kids.
This spring, you don’t have to travel to a far-off destination just to get some quality time with your kids. Have a staycation and enjoy family fun in Ottawa.