Friday, July 18, 2008

Fun things to do in Ottawa

Last year, I posted a list of fun things to do in Ottawa. I have updated it for this current year, and also added some new places and some new ratings. I have rated the places on how I feel they did out of a score of 10.
  1. Museums - children's(civilization)(8/10), science and Tech (7/10), agriculture (8/10), nature(5/10), aviation(3/10)
  2. karters Korners(go karting, mini golf, kiddy cars)(10/10) *special tuesday's in summer*
  3. Little Ray's reptile zoo (shows are worth the visit)(8/10) *check for coupons online*
  4. renting a paddle boat at dow's lake pavillion
  5. the midway family fun park(6/10)
  6. laser tag at laser quest
  7. mini golf (outdoor or indoor glow in the dark)(6/10) *very expensive, better to go to Karter's corners on a Tuesday and it is $2 per person*
  8. saunders farm(7/10) *not worth the money in the summer, save your money and go during halloween*
  9. valleyview little animal farm(5/10) * for kids under 5*
  10. andrew hayden park (7/10) *watch for the goose poop*
  11. walter baker park(7/10) *great place for the kids*
  12. Centerpointe park and splash pad (8/10)
  13. parliment hill sound and light show
  14. cosmic adventures(9/10)
  15. going to the theatre* very expensive for a family to go, rainbow theatres offers a cheap family outing)
  16. fun junction(6/10)
  17. swimming at the local indoor or outdoor pool(3/10)
  18. Ottawa lynx stadium to check out a game
  19. RCMP stables(musical ride)(6/10)
  20. sassy bead company(making bead art and jewellery)
  21. The mud oven(paint your own pottery)
  22. Gotta paint(paint your own pottery)(7/10)*check online for days the kids paint free*
  23. National equestrian show jumping tournament (7/10) Check paper for dates

If you want to drive a little longer here are some outings that also cross into the Quebec Side,

  1. Biodome (9/10) and insectarium(4/10)(montreal)
  2. Santa's village(near Montreal)
  3. Storyland(near Renfrew)(2/10) geared for kids 5 and under in my opinion
  4. mont cascade water park
  5. Logo's land water park(near renfrew)
  6. granby zoo(montreal)(7/10)
  7. prehistoric world(near cornwall)
  8. papanack park zoo
  9. pinto valley ranch(horseback riding, pony rides, petting zoo)
  10. lafleche aerial park(10/10)
  11. camp fortune aerial adventure(10/10)
  12. Lafleche caves (6/10)
  13. bonnechere caves
  14. white water rafting
  15. Sky rides at Calabogie
  16. Mountain climbing at Calabogie
  17. Marsh Adventure*paddle boat maze in Wakefield(8/10)
  18. Apple picking at Mountain Orchard *Fall time* (8/10)

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