Family & Kids' Events - Ottawa

Family Fun events in Ottawa – Family festivals, music, children’s theatre & more!

08 Oct

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

October 8, 2019 To June 30, 2020

Free

Arts & crafts, singing, dancing, stories, and more! Toddler Tuesdays are the perfect morning activity for caregivers and children, ages 18 months to 4 years! Join instructor… Read more…

10 Jan

Visitor Centre, 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea

January 10, 2020 To March 13, 2020

819-827-3113

$7 to $20

Take an evening snowshoe hike with a Friends of Gatineau Park nature interpreter, and learn how plants and animals survive the many challenges of winter. Read more…

11 Jan

Visitor Centre, 33 Chemin Scott, Chelsea

January 11, 2020 To March 15, 2020

1-866-456-3016

Free

What animal made these tracks in the snow? How do animals survive in the winter? Take a free guided snowshoe hike with a nature interpreter, and find… Read more…

19 Jan

Carleton University Alumni Park, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada

January 19, 2020

Free

Carleton University’s Chemistry Department is back with its 13th annual Chemistry Magic Show on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Read more…

Things to DO this Weekend in Ottawa
23 Jan

1448 Meadow Drive, Ottawa

January 23, 2020 To January 26, 2020

Varies

49th Annual Greely Winter Carnival with lots of events: Greely Firefighters’ pancake breakfast Sat., Lion’s Club brunch Sun, children and youth activities, such as gaming tournament, board… Read more…

24 Jan

Various Venues, Ottawa

January 24, 2020 To January 26, 2020

$10 to $32

The Last Polar Bears is the funny, moving story of a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog, Roo. Read more…

25 Jan

Hanna Park, Water Street, Portland

January 25, 2020 To January 26, 2020

613-207-1950

free admission

Skate the Lake first hosted in 2004 and has brought skaters and spectators from around the world to the small village of Portland. Read more…

Winterlude
31 Jan

Various Venues, Ottawa

January 31, 2020 To February 17, 2020

1-844-878-8333

Free & ticketed events

Winterlude transforms Canada’s Capital Region into the ideal destination to celebrate Canadian traditions in wintertime. Read more…

31 Jan

Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

January 31, 2020 To February 9, 2020

613-580-2700

$49.95 to $69.95

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the… Read more…

01 Feb

Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa, Orléans

February 1, 2020

613-580-ARTS (2787)

Free

Celebrate Winterlude in Orléans and shake up winter with a day of family fun! Enjoy free musical entertainment, face-painting, art making, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun in… Read more…

15 Feb

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

February 15, 2020 To February 17, 2020

$17.00 and up

We received a box from Europe containing a whole show! You wouldn’t believe all the wild and wonderful things we found when we opened it! So we… Read more…

16 Feb

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

February 16, 2020 To February 17, 2020

$15.00 and up

James Hill is coming to BIG BANG! This ukulele virtuoso can do just about anything with his instrument. Read more…

22 Feb

Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

February 22, 2020

613-580-2700

$20 to $25

A clownesque fable about the strength of friendship is a great way to introduce the children in your family to the world of clown theatre. Read more…

29 Feb

Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

February 29, 2020

613-580-2700

$20 to $25

Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama book series is one that many snuggle down under the covers to read before bed. Read more…