A favourite place of ours to visit with the kids is the Agriculture Museum right here in Ottawa. Since I grew up on a farm (my grandfather was a farmer and we had a barn that he used beside his large one) I feel a special connection to it.
Having a farm for my children to visit (now that my grandfather doesn’t anymore) is especially important for me. I want them to see the hard work involved, how animals are raised, where milk and other foods come from and feel connected to all of that, as I did growing up.
The Agriculture Museum, or ‘Farm’ or ‘To see King’ as it’s called in our house (King is a Clysdale horse who lives there) is a frequent request. I started going when my son was less than a year. It was a perfect outing for the two of us during the day and we’d bring snacks as they got older and picnic. Now it remains a family favourite.
There are animals, tractors on display, special exhibitions and a play park. What’s not to love?
Coming up at the Farm: An Ice Cream Festival on August 7.
Have you been to the Agriculture Museum?