I recently wrote an article on SavvyMom for people in Ottawa about Easter activities that include fun Easter egg hunts, Easter crafts for kids and more at local museums and activity centres.
However, if you aren’t celebrating Easter, or already have your Easter activities lined up, there are other ways to spend the long weekend as a family and still get out of the house for a bit. Below I’m sharing a few suggestions for you to consider if you want to fill the time this weekend but don’t want to see another pastel anything for a while.
1- Go to the Movies
Right now, there are many family friendly movies playing. Plus, it’s always a good time to see Black Panther again (or for the first time if you haven’t already!)
2- Find a sugar bush
This won’t help if you are trying to avoid the crowds this weekend, but it’s still maple syrup season and I’m not sure there is anything better than fresh syrup (or maple candy. Drool).
3- Go for a nature walk
Pull on the rubber boots (and splash pants) and head for a nature walk on a local path. If the snow has started melting in your area, it may mean a messy, muddy walk, but it also means you can chat with the kids about the emerging plant life, the animals coming out of hibernation and more.
4- Go for a drive
We like to hit the road in one direction or another for short drives on weekends like this. We often end up somewhere to eat (or at a bakery) and explore some of our favourite neighbourhoods and town we haven’t been to in the winter because of timing or weather.
5- Indulge in a treat
Sure, snow may be on the ground, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have ice cream. Easter weekend often kicks off our upcoming ‘warm weather’ ice cream addiction. If you have a favourite haunt, why not indulge in a special long weekend treat together.