Are you planning some summer travel? Now that the school year is almost ending, many of us are turning to look at our vacation time and summer days to see where we should go as a family. I asked local Ottawa bloggers for some of their favourite places to check out as mini toad trips in the area or staycations with the family. Here’s what they told me:
“Calypso! We are long-time fans of Calypso Theme Waterpark. We never let a summer pass us by without spending at least one day at this water playground for kids of all ages. It’s truly one of our favourite places to spend time on a hot summer’s day. It’s a water park full of adventure for everyone in the family – no matter what your idea of adventure is! We have our season’s passes all ready to go for the summer of 2017! Can’t wait!”
-Sandi, Canadian Blog House
Read about her Calypso experience here.
“Upper Canada! So much fun for the whole family. Interesting to see the kids reactions when they learn how things worked in the 1800’s – NO INTERNET? How did you learn things?”
-Ashley, Tales of Mommyhood
Read more about Upper Canada Village on Ashley’s blog (editor’s note: Go for the freshly baked bread and stay for the fun)
“Lusk Cave! We’ve gone as a family a few times and always enjoyed it. It requires a bit of gumption and bravery, but the light at the end of the tunnel and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with it… amazing!”
-Andrea, A Peek Inside the Fishbowl
Read about her adventures to Lusk Cave here.
“I did a mini bike tour along the Rideau Canal. My family loves to travel along this national historic site as we get some exercise in. The views along each side of the Canal are breathtaking, and watching the locks from each end of my tour is a sight to see.”
-Lian, Reese Speaks
Check out her blog post about her trek, including a mapped route!
“Eco-Odyssee. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family ( you’re all in a paddle boat) and see nature up close. It’s a beautiful spot and you’ll see things from a different perspective”
-Sara-Lynne, Macaroni Kid, Ottawa Capital region
See the fun pictures and read more about it on the Macaroni Kid website!
Thanks everyone for sharing some of your exciting activities to do with the kids this summer!
My pick? I have too many! Visit my Travel section to read about my recommendations for museums to visits, towns to go walk around in, and staycations that everyone can enjoy.